So I am trying something new with guest blogging and thought why not! - it’s always nice to hear and write something from a different perspective…. Will try and have various guest bloggers throughout the year.
When I asked my guest blogger if she wanted to share some insights into the products she has used and anything else she found helpful and to provide just a short couple of paragraphs, she sent me a 3 page memoir of her pregnancy journey, which I was so delighted to be the first to read! Of course I had to take a snap shot of it to be able to get it into a blog.
But before starting, please meet Mary of B. Lime an online store that is now carrying our products as well. B. Lime, is an online Green Store in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois that carries eco-friendly products for baby, family, and home.
Mary, who is the owner of B. Lime, was 7 months pregnant at the time, with a full-time job at the University, and wanted to purchase the B. Lime brand because the previous owner of B. Lime announced she was closing. Mary was so sadden for herself and for her community, she thought- why couldn’t a Green Store flourish in C-U? So she met with the previous owner and here she is owner of B. Lime.
Please allow me to introduce myself…I am a pleasantly plump 37-year-old woman who recently lost 90lbs last summer. My husband is a fit 41-year-old male who works out 4 to 5 times a week and follows a high protein diet.
To our amazement we had no difficulty conceiving. We have been blessed and are expecting a baby boy in May. My pregnancy has been relatively comfortable and uneventful in the sense of complications. It seems that consuming mainly organic food and a moderate vitamin intake has been very good to our bodies.
When we announced our pregnancy I sought the advice of Gabriella Calvi-Rooney on homeopathic protocols for pregnancy and delivery. After consulting with Gabriella I began the monthly cell salt protocol for optimal fetal development and plan to continue it throughout breastfeeding. I believe the cell salts have played an integral part in the healthy development of my son and the relative ease of my pregnancy.
I am starting my 37th week now and have had common symptoms of pregnancy, which have been easily remedied. One of the symptoms was sciatic nerve pain in the eighth month, which has occurred only twice, but on both occasions I took one dose of Ruta 30c and massaged Just Skin Foods Deep Pain Salve directly into the area of my right sciatic nerve. I must say that both instances my pain was intense and walking became very difficult. However, with both times it was gone within the hour.
The other, much more intense symptom happened at 35 weeks when I got a very intense painful carpal tunnel cramp in my right arm. I was literally writhing in pain. Then I remembered the deep pain salve and that Gabriella had advised me to take Hypericum 30c for nerve pain in a tooth after a dental filling a couple of years ago. So I took a dose of Hypericum 30c with a dose of Arnica 30c and massaged the Deep Pain Salve into the nerve from wrist to elbow. I was beyond ecstatic when in a couple of minutes the nerve began to tingle, it went completely numb within 20 minutes and the pain has not returned… the remedies were so effective that I repainted a butcher block to re-purpose as a changing table two days later with no pain.
In planning ahead I have gotten other products for future use like Just Skin Food’s sunblock that I will need for days outdoors here in sunny South Carolina. I love its’ completely nontoxic rating (EWG rating for sunscreen), and will be happy to use it without any negative effect on sensitive skin.
I can’t even begin to describe the peace of mind it brings me to know that with a healthy diet and exercise combined with cell salts, homeopathy and quality organic products like the ones from Just Skin Food I can care for my family without worrying about synthetic chemicals and their side effects.
This is her journey but there are many other modalities that will help as well, such as Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Yoga and Massages. All of these are non-invasive and are a great way of keeping healthy. Don't forget to buy organic and better yet local organic.
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After sometime trying to get the right mix of ingredients to be used in my new "Green" packaging for the New Lotion Bar style, and also getting ready for Spring/Summer season, it is finally done.[caption id="attachment_1007" align="aligncenter" width="527"] Poison Ivy Salve, Mosquito-b-Gone, Natural and Organic Sunscreen[/caption]
Please note that the poison ivy salve will remain in a tin.
The "Green" packaging is an Eco push-up tube paperboard. These containers are crafted from 100% paperboard, which is a renewable, biodegradable and recyclable material. Each paper tube includes a snug fitting cap. The tubes have a free-moving paperboard disk at the tube's base that pushes upwards to dispense the product. And it features an oil-resistant barrier, making it ideal and great for carrying Lotion Bars. You can just throw them into a bag and take along. The snug fitting cap also has a disk so you can push down the Lotion Bar without ever touching the product.
They are so COOL to handle and fun to use. The labels are also waterproof which is great for summertime.
Take a look at what they are and what ingredients they have... (I will send out a more in-depth description of each product's ingredients, benefits and features shortly). They will be available soon in stores listed on my website.
You can also order directly online at www.justskinfood.com. Poison Ivy Salve is already available online, but both Lotion Bars will be available to order online in about a week.
Poison Ivy Salve
Three powerful herbs that have been proven to stop or prevent poison ivy. Once you use jewel weed you'll NEVER use anything else! So don't let the fear of Poison Ivy keep you out of Natures most beautiful places! The combination of these 3 herbs and essential oils will give you peace of mind that you will have relief if you come in contact with poison ivy, poison oak or sumac.
Ingredients: Organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil infused with jewel weed, sage, plantain. Essential oils of peppermint and lavender. Local beeswax and vitamin E.
These lotion bars are even more effective at keeping bugs away than regular bug spray, probably because they actually coat the skin with a protective layer. They are easy to take along and the kids can apply it themselves.
Instead of being filled with chemicals and toxins like conventional bug sprays, this lotion bar actually nourishes and moisturizes the skin while protecting it.
Ingredients: (New and Improved Formula) Organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil infused with peppermint, catnip mint, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, lemon balm, rosemary, shea butter, neem oil, with a special blend of essential oils, candelilla wax and vitamin E.
Natural and Organic Sunscreen -SPF30
Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter. 35% natural non-nano zinc oxide, local beeswax, non-gmo vitamin E.
At least for some it is. I thought the groundhog said we were having an early spring - what happened? It is suppose to arrive tomorrow March 20th, at 7:02 am - we'll see.
Regardless, this weather just kept me working and working and finally the ONLINE STORE is OPEN, and some new products have been added as well.
More products will be added in time. The products are still made in small batches and the integrity of the ingredients have not changed and will not change!
My environmental commitment in keeping a small carbon footprint still stands and make sure to read ordering and shipping policy in customer service.
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Now on to my next project, getting USDA certified. I tell you WOW, paper work galore!!! But I will forge ahead!
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Introducing our new products…
Whipped Fluffy Body CreamsTake a holistic approach to your skin this winter! They are great Holiday Gifts as well.
Just Skin Food is pleased to announce their new addition, body butters that feel (and taste) like whipped fluffy cream. They smell so good you want to taste them (but don't, they are not edible)!
These organic and naturally wildcrafted creams do not contain any preservatives or chemicals and they have no water. Bacteria, mold, and fungi cannot thrive in a waterless environment, which is why you’ll find that our products are oil-based.
All of Just Skin Food products contain no water. This is why they are NOT prone to spoilage or bacteria growth, and it has a much longer shelf life.
Shea Butter is an intense moisturizer for dry skin, and is a wonderful product for revitalizing dull or dry skin on the body or scalp. It promotes skin renewal, increases the circulation, and accelerates wound healing. It is also beneficial for the treatment of many different skin conditions.
Meet Sweet Orange* – sweet orange is made with orange butter, olive butter (not oil), sweet almond oil, corn starch, pure sweet orange essential oil and vitamin E.
Orange Butter is derived from Orange Peel oil and Orange Peel Wax, specifically from the Florida area, and is obtained by cold pressing of Orange Peel.
The natural oil contains Limonene, which is a very effective free radical scavenger. Orange Peel Oil has a cleansing and toning effect on skin that can improve oily skin and acne problems.
Meet Vanilla Bean*- vanilla bean is made with mango butter, raw unrefined cocoa butter, herbal infused aloe oil, corn starch, pure vanilla essential oil and vitamin E.
The list is long for mango butter benefits. It has been used for years to soften and protect the skin. Mango butter is derived from the seed kernel of the mango fruit. Dermatologists even recommend this hydrating butter to help with reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Mango Butter may be used for cutaneous dryness to assist in moisturizing after exposure to sun and other harsh elements. Mango Butter has natural emollient properties; wound healing, and regenerative activity.
Meet Lemon Fresh*- smells like the lemons from Amalfi, Italy….lemon fresh is made with lemon butter, organic hemp seed butter & oil, apricot kernel oil, coconut oil, arrowroot powder, lemon essential oil, and vitamin E
Lemon Butter is derived from Lemon Peel oil and Lemon Peel Wax, specifically from the California area, and is obtained by cold pressing of Lemon Peel.
The natural oil contains Limonene, which is a very effective free radical scavenger. Lemon Peel Oil has a soothing and toning effect on skin and can reduce scar tissue and improve circulatory processes.
Both Lemon Butter and Orange Butter contain a high level of Bioflavonoids (polyphenols). Bioflavonoids have anti-cellulite, anti-inflammatory, and many other protective benefits for skin. They are locally made in the USA.
Go ahead just enjoy the decadence of these creams.
Visit our site for more details www.justskinfood.com
*our products are organic or naturally wildcrafted and GMO Free.