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14 Critical Things you need to Know About that Cute Little Jar of Sugar Scrub

Beautiful Botanical's Sugar Scrub



There are a billion sugar scrub DIY pins on Pinterest, but not one so far tells you some of the more important things that you need to know about Sugar Scrubs or Body Polishes. Regardless if you purchase a scrub in the store, on-line, at a farmers market or whip one up in your own kitchen following these guidelines will insure that you are not doing more harm than good to your skin and your health. Preserving your Scrub. If you have purchased a commercial scrub hopefully it is properly preserved! But beware, some are not. I found that Fresh Sugar Scrub in Brown Sugar does not use a preservative, but they boast a top-notch list of ingredients and a jar will set you back 65.00. Bath and Body is highly preserved but their ingredients are cheap and they use Mineral oil, their price at 16.00 reflects the poor quality of ingredients. But You Want "All Natural" 1. Do not fall for the "all natural" we don't use preservatives line un…

Bug Off! How to Naturally Keep Pest's Away

There is nothing worse than trying to enjoy your evening only to get bombarded with those blood sucking critters.  Tell them to BUG OFF and to take their pesky pals, the no-see-ums, fleas, tics and chiggers with them with these easy make at home natural repellents! With a very dry winter here in the southwest, there are more mosquito's than ever. I live on a ravine, with the lack of rain this past winter there was also notable a lack of frogs, which are usually so loud that windows have to be closed at night. No frogs, more Mosquito's. With the influx of illegal immigrants being dumped into the interior of our country they have brought with them disease that had once been eradicated or is not something that we see in this country. Now is the time to be diligent about protecting yourself and your family from mosquito borne illness.  Spray your property with Neem oil concentrate from Lowes.  Do a check to make sure that you do not have any areas of standing water.  Make sure to…

3 Ways to Give Cosmetic Chemicals the Boot

The fewer chemicals that you have in your products the fewer that will go into your body.  Here are three super simple changes you can make today and give cosmetic chemicals the boot and save money at the same time. Facial Toner: Facial toners can be very pricey and contain ton of ingredients ranging from parabens to formaldehyde donors with top ingredients including alcohol, which is drying and strips the skin.  Kick this cosmetic to the curb and use a good quality Witch Hazel instead. For less than 7.00 you can get a whopping 16 ounces of pure which hazel with out all the junk and with all the healing properties of this wonderful product.  It will soothe a sunburn, tighten pores and stop the itch of a bug bite instantly. Best of all it will not over strip your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and smooth.  And that is the short list. Make Up Remover: Regardless of what makeup remover you are using, odds are you are paying more than $7.00 for 3 to 4 ounces and it's loaded with chemic…

Dusting Powder Making a Comeback

Powder has been a part of personal body care forever and it is making a remarkable recover among women of all ages. Yet high quality powder remains difficult to come by. Powder Box's Hold 3 ounces of Fragrance Powder Why we as ladies have ever fallen away from the use of powder is anyone's guess. Why I decided to start making it, I don't remember, other than it seemed like a good idea.  With summer coming on quick, what a wonderful way to keep dry, soft and silky with a light fragrance.  Even better, is the slightest bit of shimmer that catches the light and adds to the glow of your skin.  [Powders are all available without shimmer upon request.] I use the finest arrowroot powder.  It is wonderfully silky smooth, absorbs moisture and delivers the fragrance of natural essentials oils to keep you feeling fresh. Dust it all over for quick easy dressing after a shower.  Don't forget the ladies, your lingerie and the nape of your neck and underarms. White Powder Box with Lim…

My Everything Spray ( You are going to Want This)

My Everything Spray I have a product that I whipped up and I simply just love.  It is the "do everything" spray. It is a toner, a deodorant, after sun spray, sunburn care, a quick refresher and hair deodorizer.  I use it many times a day.  It is the first and last thing I put on my face daily. As a light deodorant, meaning that when I am not digging in the yard or out riding on a hot day, this little mighty spray does the deal.  But you ask, " Why wouldn't you just wear your normal antiperspirant?" Aluminum  is the driving force behind Alzheimer's, so why risk it?  Anything that we put on our body is absorbed through the skin and  aluminum can pass the blood brain barrier.  Of all the things that need to be taken out of our personal care products aluminum is one.  I am on a mission to get as many harmful chemicals as possible out of my everyday bath, body and cosmetic products. However, this girl needs something that works.  When I turned about 40 my hormon…

How to Use your Beautiful Botanical Sugar Scrub

I know I should be promoting using Beautiful Botanical's scrub daily as do most purveyors of this kind of product.  However, I would be doing you and your skin a disservice. After all, the point of the scrub it to make your skin glow by removing dead layers, soften fine lines and moisturize.  Over scrubbing and exfoliating can do more harm than good if not used properly What I am hearing from my customers is that they love the fragrance they have chosen and want to use it daily.  So here is the solution to that issue.  Use Beautiful Botanicals Sugar  Scrub daily but on different body parts,  If it's "shave the leg day",  use the scrub on your feet and legs for that extra nice, close shave.  The next day, do your hands, arms and shoulders,and the next your decollete and neck and so on.  This allows you enjoy the aroma therapy part of your morning shower without overdoing the scrub. Shimmering Dusting Powder And a little tip, include your underarms!  Beautiful Botanica…