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Shea Butter

Yokasta Schneider

Tags deodorant, natural personal care

Shea Butter

Shea butter (karite) is should be staple in your DIY beauty kit.  Along with coconut and jojoba oil, it's an ingredient that finds its way into my daily skin and body routine.  This popular and extremely versatile butter contains vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.  Shea butter is fat extracted from the karite sheatree, which is native to Africa.  Its color varies from ivory (raw state) to white in color refined.  This amazing butter's melting point is between 89 and 100F.  This means it will be solid at room temperature.  But will melt nicely into the skin.   Shea butter has been...


Why Coconut Oil?

Yokasta Schneider

Tags avoiding chemicals, natural personal care, natural vs chemicals

Why Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil...You've heard it can be used for practically everything.  Dry skin?  Coconut oil.  Make-up remover?  Coconut oil.  Cooking?  Coconut oil. In addition to the fact that you can use coconut oil for practically everything, it smells good too!  Using coconut oil for you beauty routine can help you avoid the chemical-laden products on store shelves.  If you're anything like me, you may have purchased a jar of coconut, but are unsure what to do with it. Coconut Oil and Your Skin Moisturizer: Use a small scoop and spread on your face, legs, arms, everywhere to keep skin hydrated, especially...


Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

Yokasta Schneider

Tags avoiding chemicals, dead sea salt, natural personal care

We've all heard of dead sea salt while searching amongst natural personal care products.  What we may not be sure of, are the benefits of dead sea salt.   Dead Sea Salt has been used for centuries to promote health and wellness, treat skin disorders, detoxify the body and prevent illness.  The minerals found in Dead Sea Salt are magnesium, calcium, iodine, zinc, bromide, potassium and sulfur.  These minerals are beneficial as they are very similar to the minerals found in skin cells.  The benefits of using Dead Sea salts are the following: • Exfoliates and cleanses the skin • Helps circulation...


Why Use Natural Products?

Yokasta Schneider

Tags avoiding chemicals, cancer, natural personal care, natural vs chemicals

Why use natural products? The skin is the largest organ of our body and your skin ‘soaks it all in’. The products you use can directly integrate into the body’s blood stream and other major organs. Chemicals, artificial colors, and fillers in skin care products and makeup can cause redness, irritation, and breakouts. Many natural products work better than their conventional counterparts because they don't contain unnecessary fillers or irritants. Some conventional products may seem to work better with the first try. However, in the long-term, the harmful chemicals that made your skin feel cleaner or your hair feel smoother...


What is Oil Pulling?

Yokasta Schneider

Tags natural personal care, naturally whiter teeth, oral care

Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic remedy that has been around for thousands of years.  In order to oil pull, place a tablespoon of oil in your mouth, then swish it around for 15-20 minutes.  The main benefit of doing this is that it reduces the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth.  There are actually thousands of different types of bacteria in the mouth. Some of these bacteria are friendly, while others are not.  The bacteria in the mouth create a “biofilm” on the teeth – also known as “plaque”.  The way oil pulling works is simple. When you swish...

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