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Body Scrubs Help Repair Sunkissed Skin – DIY RECIPE INSIDE

After a long hot summer of sun, sand and chlorine your skin has had enough. Fall is a perfect time for your skin to heal and repair any damage that has been done during the playful summer months. Lotions, handmade soaps, body oils are the usual go to’s for this, but something that is also helpful but often forgotten is a good scrub. Renewing your skin and getting the dead layers off weekly can do wonders for your skin and it’s beautiful glow.

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Here at Wildroot Naturals, we create multiple body scrubs that help renew your skin. The benefits are wonderful and include unclogging pores, promoting healthy turnover of skin cells, balancing oil production, purifying the pores of toxins and dirt and smoothing skin tone, creating a radiant, fresh overall look and feel.

Now salt and sugar scrubs are both beneficial to our skin, which you use should depend on your skin type and it’s characteristics. Let me break it down a bit more of the difference between the two.

Salt Scrubs
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Salt scrubs are a more abrasive scrub because of their sharper edges and, therefore, do a better job at smoothing the rough skin of the body. Such as knees, elbows, feet, etc. What really separates salt scrubs from sugar scrubs is that they offer therapeutic, mineralization benefits. Most salt scrubs use sea salts, which are natural purifiers that remove the toxins that block the pores of the skin. It helps the skin breath easier, promotes better circulation, tightens the skin and improves skin texture. There are many sea salts used in scrubs including Himalayan, Mediterranean, Hawaiian and Dead Sea Salts. These various salts have different trace minerals, which include calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. The minerals help to promote circulation, reduce the inflammatory response, and act as a detoxifying agent and general muscle relaxant.

Coarse salt scrubs are good for removing dead skin like on your feet and elbows, and are the ideal treatment for skin detoxification. Since the salt granules work a little harder than the gentler sugar scrubs, salt scrubs are a good choice for where skin can get especially dry and calloused. However, balance is important, so after any salt scrub has been applied and washed off, apply a rich, moisturizing body butter, oil or cream to replenish the skin’s moisture. While salt scrubs are wonderful, they are abrasive, and they are not meant for daily use—once a week is all I would recommend unless you are putting that salt in your bath, where the detoxification properties would work really well internally too! Of course, salt scrubs should not be used on irritated or cut skin because of sea salt’s stinging properties.

Sugar Scrubs
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Sugar scrubs are gentler than salt scrubs because the granule is round and therefore doesn’t have any ability to “cut” the skin. It’s a far better choice for sensitive skin types and the only choice for the face. Sugar granules dissolve more easily in hot water, and they are less abrasive than salt scrubs. While sugar scrubs don’t have the mineral benefits of salt scrubs, they are less drying, and many natural scrubs now use natural sugars which contain the nutritive properties of sugar cane. Because of the smaller, finer granules, sugar scrubs make a gentle exfoliant that is suitable for next to all skin types and conditions. The glycolic acid content of sugar is another plus, helping to protect skin against harmful toxins. Vital for the maintenance of healthy skin, this acid works to both condition and moisturize. Even for seriously rough and dry skin, sugar scrubs are great because sugar sizes come in fine, medium and course. But choose your scrubs wisely. Do not use a body scrub on your face – it’s too rough. Sugar also has the benefit of melting as you use it, from the heat of your skin, so you can customize the product based on your personal skin type and need.
No matter which you choose, be it a salt or sugar scrub, used regularly, the skin will become much healthier in function and appearance—better circulation and with a more even skin tone. Once dead skin cells are removed, the largest organ of the body works more effectively to remove toxins and absorb nourishment. With all this a natural glow will come to your skin.
I have found scrubs to be a gift for the feet as well. A nice foot scrub at the end of a long week, is always nice and leaves you feeling like you just left the spa yet only spending pennies on the dollar!
Here is a fun and simple sugar scrub recipe if you are the DIY type.

DIY SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE
1 cup – Fine Ground Organic Sugar

1/2 cup – Organic Coconut Oil
1 tsp. of Vitamin E oil
20-30 drops of essential oil of your choice
Mix well and place into a glass mason jar.
HAVE FUN!

If you are NOT a DIY’er visit here to purchase one of Wildroot Naturals organic scrubs today!

Do you use body scrubs? If so, what do you think of them? How do they benefit your skin?

Bentonite Clay: Natures Detox Miracle

Life today is challenging as we dodge the 80,000 toxic chemicals that are encompassing our environment, add stress from work and kids and the car breaking down on top of it and life can surely take it’s toll on our bodies, inside and out.

The amount of detox products online and shelves today can be a bit overwhelming and what are they? Are they natural or another manmade item that the packaging says it can detox? Yes, I am a sceptic to packaging and if they are really telling you the truth. This I take seriously with my products. What it contains is written on the side.

Bentonite Clay steps in…

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A simple clay that helps to detoxify in a couple of ways. First off, it’s very safe and effective. Bentonite clay has an alkaline pH and high negative ionic charge that act as powerful antioxidants. These attributes allow the clay to help alkalize the body and pull toxic pathogens and environmental toxins out of the body in a clean manner. When the clay is combined with water, it gains strength and energizes the body when consumed. It also has the ability to adsorb an enormous amount of toxins as a sponge-like magnet and carry them out of the body. So two ways to use Bentonite Clay to help you detox, ingest it and use it on your skin.

Calcium Bentonite clay is the preferred clay to be ingested by humans, animals, and plants and for incorporating into soil, so be careful when purchasing clay for consumption that you check the labels. The best Calcium Bentonite Clay is pure with a very fine mesh.

Humans have been using healing clays externally and internally to cure illness, sustain life and promote general health and well being for hundreds of years. Bentonite clay is one of the safest, easiest and least expensive detoxifying substances one could find. It is noninvasive and causes no harm when used correctly. Many people notice a huge reduction in pain, irritation and inflammation upon using bentonite clay even after other methods have offered no relief.

Clay is extremely absorbent, so it draws toxic substances and swells to many times its size in water. Clay acts like a magnet, and more is definitely not better. Start with just 1 tsp in water until you are able to effectively tolerate it.

Clay baths utilize clay’s strong drawing powers to help pull toxic debris out through the pores of the skin. Through a pulsing action, clay will pull out infectious organisms, heavy metals and other major toxins. Bentonite Clay masks are also popular and found all over the world in top-notch salons. It can be affordable though when done at home.

Wellness Mamas (LOVE HER) wonderful list of uses for Bentonite Clay:

  • On the Skin: Externally, I apply a paste of bentonite clay and water on any skin irritation like blemishes, insect bites, cuts, skin itching, or burns. I leave it on until it dries and wash off. This is said to be especially calming to skin itching from eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, etc.
  • Face Mask: For smooth and healthy skin, I make a paste of bentonite and water and apply to my face as a mask (a similar mask is used in many spas). I leave on for 20 minutes and wash off. I typically do this once or twice a week.
  • Detox Bath: I sometimes add about 1/4 cup of  bentonite clay to a bath for a relaxing detox bath that softens and releases heavy metals from skin.
  • Skin Poultice for Bites/Burns/Cuts/Stings: For more severe issues, I create a poultice by putting a thick layer of clay on the skin and applying a wet gauze or cloth over it. I wrap the area and leave the poultice on, changing every 2 hours.
  • For Oral Health: Because of it’s excellent ability to bind to heavy metals and toxins as well as to provide minerals, I use bentonite clay in a homemade toothpaste recipe. It can even be used alone for brushing and is tasteless and relatively textureless.
  • Oral Rinse to whiten and remineralize teeth: Use Bentonite Clay mixed with water as an alkalizing and toxin removing mouth rinse. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of clay in 1/4 cup water in a small jar with a plastic lid and shake well. Then, rinse with the water for 1-2 minutes and repeat until it’s all gone.
  • For Mastitis: Created a poultice or mask of Bentonite Clay and water and applied externally to the area. Repeat as needed every hour until the infection is gone. Also take internally during infection along with Vitamin C and fermented cod liver oil.
  • For Baby Powder: Plain Bentonite Clay makes a very soothing baby powder for use when there is infection or redness. It can also be made into a clay “mask” to help speed recovery in this area.
  • For Morning Sickness: Take 1/2 tsp of Bentonite Clay in water during early pregnancy to ward off morning sickness. It helps with the nausea and makes you feel better. Check with your doctor or medical professional before using during pregnancy.
  • For Internal Cleansing: Drink 1/2 to 1 teaspoon most days in a cup of water. Combine in a glass jar with a plastic lid and shake until well incorporated. This helps improve digestion and also seems to give more energy.
  • For Pets: For pets that are sick, vomiting or showing signs of illness, you can add Bentonite to their water or mix and give orally with a dropper or syringe without the needle. I have seen several cases where this helped pets recover quickly from what could otherwise have been serious illnesses.
  • Though I have not needed to use for these reasons personally, I have read cases of bentonite and other healing clays being used internally to help reduce radiation exposure, in alternative cancer treatments, and in MRSA infections. It is also said to greatly help in Parasite removal, though I have not tried this personally.(Source: http://wellnessmama.com/5915/the-benefits-of-healing-clays/)

Wildroot Naturals Cure All Facial Mask  does wonders at a price we can all afford. The sample size is only $5.00 and good for about 3 facial and neck masks. The larger jars will be available soon as soon as your hooked. But we didn’t just stop at Bentonite Clay, we added Rhassoul Clay to our masks as well.

Wildroot Naturals Bentonite & Rhassoul Clay Facial Mask
Wildroot Naturals Bentonite & Rhassoul Clay Facial Mask

Click here to learn more about Rhassoul Clay and it’s benefits.

Have you ever tried Bentonite clay, either internally or externally? Would you give it a try if not? Comment below.

Article Information Sources:
http://www.aboutclay.com/info/Articles/many%20benefits%20of%20bentonite%20clay.htm
http://wellnessmama.com/5915/the-benefits-of-healing-clays/
http://www.naturalnews.com/043100_bentonite_clay_detoxification_health_benefits.html

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