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The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree and Ginger

Tea tree and Ginger Soap

Tea tree oil can kill bacteria and fungi. It comes from the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. Tea tree oil has been used as a serum to treat:

Acne

Eczema

Cuts and Burns

Athlete’s Foot

Toothaches

Canker Sores

Yeast Infections

Dandruff

That’s a lot for a tree “sap”! We love the antibacterial effects of tea tree oil and combined with ginger, you’ve got a pretty darn effective soap for treating most skin aliments. We based this sweet smelling, gingery soap in olive oil for a rich and thick lather. I’ve used it over the decades as my “go to” soap for just about everything and tossed store brought dry scalp shampoos out the window.

You’ll love this one. Try a bar only at:

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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Organic Soaps

 

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Ancestry Hair Yogurt For African American Hair

Curly. Kinky. Frizzy. Corkscrew. I’ve heard it all. Our Shea Butter Hair Yogurt will “cure” your bad hair days as it coats every strand with needed moisture and gives it defined curls. A dollop of Jamaican Black Castor Oil was added to provide relief from alopecia aka hair loss. You’ll love the soft scent of peppermint essence oil as your scalp is efficiently nurtured. Did you know that peppermint is a holistic cure for dandruff and itching? Toss away that Head and Shoulders and grab some hair yogurt.

My customers love our hair yogurt and you will too!

Remember that this is a natural, raw product so only a tiny bit is needed for maximum results. Only at:

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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Bums The Word

Bums The Word Oatmeal Creme

Bums The Word Oatmeal Creme

Hydrocortisone is the same as the natural corticosteroid, cortisol, and is used to decrease inflammation in the skin. If corticosteroids are used long-term, on large areas of skin, raw skin, skin folds, or under airtight dressings (including nappies) they are absorbed into the body more.

This increases the risk of local side effects such as skin thinning, and those on other parts of the body, such as a decrease in the production of natural hormones by the adrenal glands. For this reason, continuous, long-term use of this medicine should be avoided wherever possible, particularly in children and on large areas of skin.

Why use a steroid when you can go natural?

We made this creme from raw Ghanaian Shea Butter, coconut oil, a dash of finely ground but smooth natural oatmeal flour to dry up the rash and a droplet of tea tree antiseptic/ anti fungal serum. The result is a Mother Nature approved salve that will:

1. Dry up that pesky rash
2. Soothe and heal your little one’s bum
3. Offer a protective barrier of moisture
4. Offer antiseptic properties with no harmful chemicals

This creme is also suitable for those suffering from itchy eczema, bug bites and poison ivy. I used this after suffering from insect bites while pulling up weeds in my garden. The creme dissolves very easily into your skin and provides relief from itching. Doesn’t your baby, and you, deserve an all-natural salve that has no harsh chemicals or additives? Grab one today at:

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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Organic Soaps

 

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Protect Your Pet…The Natural Way

Animal Shampoo Set

Birch Tar Soap

A customer came up to me at a craft fair to tell me her dog had “bald spots.” She tried doggie shampoo from the vet and various chemicals to combat his affliction but nothing worked. I explained to her that parabens, polysorbate and aluminum were just a few of the chemical compounds in animal shampoo. They seep into his skin, entering his bloodstream and cause bald spots, itching, allergic reactions and attract fleas.

I gave her a bar of our Animal Shampoo called Birch Tar and told her to let me know after a couple of weeks if it worked. She was pleased. Birch Tar is made from the dry distillation of the bark of birch trees. People have benefited from the restorative qualities of birch tar for centuries. Acne, eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis, dandruff, and itchy skin have all been successfully treated with birch tar, and because of the naturally occurring salicylic acid (an organic plant hormone) and methyl salicylate (an organic ester)  in birch tar, it acts as a natural exfoliator that sloughs off dead skin and tones new skin.

Birch tar is also an excellent diuretic; it is used for body detoxification and cleansing. It helps enhance the body’s blood circulation and prevents toxins from collecting in muscles and skin. Birch tar can even be applied to small cuts and wounds to prevent infections and speed up the healing process because of it’s disinfectant and antiseptic properties.

Our all natural Birch Tar Soap is a stellar way to keep your furry loved one clean and healthy. If he or she just needs a gentle but effective organic cleanser, our Woof and Hoof Set is made with green tea extract to ensure a shiny coat. Try our Doggie…or Kitten, care line today and get back to nature!Only at: http://www.soapmuffin.com

 

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Shea Butter & Oatmeal Soap

oatmeal and Shea butter soap

Shea butter, also known as karite butter, is a cream-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees (also called Mangifolia trees) that grow in the savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Karite trees, or shea trees, are not cultivated. They grow only in the wild, and can take up to 50 years to mature (they live up to 300 years!). In most parts of West Africa, destruction of the shea tree is prohibited because this little nut provides a valuable source of food, medicine, and income for the population. In fact, shea butter is sometimes referred to as “women’s gold” in Africa, because so many women are employed in the production of shea butter.

Why is shea butter in such demand? Western countries are just beginning to recognize the considerable health and beauty benefits of shea butter, something Africans have known for thousands of years. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. The high fatty acid content of shea butter also makes it an excellent additive to soap, shampoos, anti-aging creams, cosmetics, lotions, and massage oils—its soft, butter-like texture melts readily into the skin.

Shea butter protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Whew!!! That’s a lot of nutrition for the skin and hair!

We added oatmeal to our family recipe to help slough off dead skin cells. The results are fantastic! But don’t take our word for it…try a bar yourself. Only at:

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By the way…our raffle is well underway!!! We’ve got 10 entries so far. Who will be the lucky winner???

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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The Secret to Beautiful Skin

Freshly Milled Oatmeal Soap

Freshly Milled Oatmeal Soap

Can you tell we love oatmeal? LOL! This grain is a powerhouse of nutrients, vitamins and an all-natural oil absorber. Oatmeal, which is my number one favourite breakfast, is a remedy for acne, sunburn, eczema, diaper rash, rough dry skin and chicken pox. We use milled oats and ground it in a rough but gentle power to help you slough off dead skin cells. As a small child, my mom would cook the oats and sprinkle it in the bathtub when I got rashes and poison ivy from playing in the woods.

We decided to make an oatmeal bulk package for those that wish to have this nutty, delicious smelling soap on hand through the winter. The entire loaf will be yours totaling roughly 2.5 pounds. Now that’s a lotta soap! Order now at:

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Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Guinness Stout Beer Soap

Beer Soap

Beer Soap

Ahhhh…beer!

Who doesn’t like an icy cold beer on a hot day? Made from hops and barley, beer is not just great for drinking but it’s great for your skin and hair too.

When used in warm water, beer soap draws out toxins from the skin and stimulates the circulatory system. The hops help to exfoliate the skin, sloughing off the dead upper layer. The active beer yeast is considered an extremely healing ingredient and contains B vitamins and saccharides, which help purify and renew the skin while locking in moisture. It is also thought that beer yeast helps with skin elasticity and acne by slowing the production sebum and killing pimple-causing bacteria. Our soap is made with a healthy dose of Shea Butter so it gives you hair luster and shine!

We must admit, it smells divine!

The lather is thick and very rich…try to to drink this one down. Makes a great gift for the beer enthusiast. Our soaps can be purchased at:

http://www.soapmuffin.com

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Organic Soaps

 

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