• Whipped Fluffy Body Creams

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    Introducing our new products…

    Whipped Fluffy Body Creams

    IMG_2455IMG_2453Take 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.

    Meet Mint* – mint is made with unrefined shea butter, raw unrefined cocoa butterIMG_2454, evening primrose oil, grapeseed oil, corn starch, peppermint essential oil and of course vitamin E.

    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), Whipped Fluffy and small sizesweet 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 Whipped Fluffy Body Creamsbutter, 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 IMG_2439lemon 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.

    You can sample these creamy butters at Green Street Market.IMG_2458

    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.

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  • It Is Overdue, But Did Not Have The Focus

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    It has been awhile since I have logged into my blog to add new information or just send some highlights of products. 

    With the last few weeks trying to help out as much as I can with buying food, clothing or trying to volunteer and help those that are in need right now with being displaced from their homes (Hurricane Sandy), I just could not focus on anything else, let alone making new products.

    But I just wanted to share some nice news about helping people.  I am so grateful to be able to help people when they really need it in so many different ways and so here are some emails that I received over the last few months.

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    From: NORAH DOWNEY

    Subject: note from Norah, Susan McGrail's friend from NY

    Date: September 24, 2012 7:05:20 PM EDT

    To: info@justskinfood.com

    Hi Gabriella:

    I don't know if you remember meeting briefly at Matt's wake, but Susan and I have been the closest of friends since since 2nd grade. 

    She was telling me about what you do and your studies and she sent me your deep pain healing salve, knowing I tend to have a lot of aches and pains. I have had Lupus for more than twenty years. My main manifestation is neurological and micro vascular. 

     But this year I started having a lot of skin problems.  I have the hallmark "Lupus butterfly shaped rash" now, on and off for months. That's how Lupus (which means wolf) got its name. The rash looked like the bite of the wolf,(supposedly).  Also, Lupus has "discoid lesions", raised, scaley dime sized lesions. I have had one on my eyelid and one below my eye that swell up and close my eye to a slit about once a month. I even get them in my nose. They have been there for months and they are so painful.  I can't even use hypoallergenic moisturizer or anything. The doctors just throw more prednisone at it.

     Well,  I have been using your skin food for several days and they are almost gone! I saw a difference after the first application. And the pain was soothed. Your product is  so gentle and my skin is almost clear for the first time in months. The discoids leave scars and I have no scars!

     In the past, I would never take the garbage out without makeup on, and I haven't worn any in months. Of course being healthy and pain-free comes first, but a little concealer and mascara would sure cheer me up!  I feel hopeful and I want to thank you. If you would ever like me to write a disclaimer for your website or product line I would be so happy to.

     Thank you very much for the first hope and relief I have had in ages.

    Sincerely,

    Norah Downey

     Norah Downey, Your Daily Jewels

 http://www.YourDailyJewels.Etsy.com

    If you would like, you can check out Norah's jewelry on her website...http://www.YourDailyJewels.Etsy.com

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    On Aug 24, 2012, at 4:36 PM, RAUL RO wrote:

    Hi Gabriella,

    The other day Esther had a flare-up in some varicose veins; she applied your cream (Vein Relief Salve)

    and she got much better in a short time.

    I told Joe about it, and since he and I may not meet again very soon,

    let's arrange to mail us two orders of that wonderful cream.

    We will pay for the shipping also, of course.

    Mille grazie, and continue your wonderful work with the skin food!

    Raúl

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    From: Lor4262

    Subject: psoriasis

    Date: June 27, 2012 12:03:02 AM EDT

    To:   info@justskinfood.com

    I have been using your healing salve(vegan) I am a friend of Fran also know as

    EFie also known as Kim's MOM

    They introduced me to your Psoriasis salve. I really like it. It helped me a great deal now that the warmer weather is here it has improved because of the warm weather,

    None of the ointments I was prescribed  by my doctor could compare to your product.

    I keep your salve in my pocketbook in case it flares up. I am on a lot of heart medicines so I was not allowed to take any oral medicine. For now it  is ok. I have to be careful because in the warm weather the salve will  melt.

    Thanks

    Dolores

     

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  • How Products Are Made

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    Many people have been asking us how exactly the products are made and if we make it all ourselves.

    So I guess we need to explain more about how the products are actually made…

    We make all the herbal infused oils, salves and balms by hand, using various infusing methods with a range of organic herbs, unrefined, steam-distilled and cold-pressed ingredients. 

    What does it mean to infuse the oils…the herbal infused oils are made on premise and take about 6 plus weeks to solar infuse. We do not buy the herbal oils  and then mix them to make an herbal infusion. Before and after the solar infusion we also use another method to intensify the process. This process is our own and it is an older method. This is where the most intense part takes place and it is much more labor intense.

    We also have a green house to help the infusion along and a place that they are stored in order to keep it cool after infusion. Once the infusion is made it is measured according to the percentage that is needed to make that specific therapeutic herbal salve.

    Depending on when the herbs have been picked, dried and stored and when the oils have been infused the color and scent can actually be different. Nature is incredible, and it is always different.  There will never be any 2 batches that will ever be the same.  But the healing power of each herb will still be as intense.

    Our products are made in small batches in order to pay attention to each step in the process and to keep the integrity and quality of the therapeutic infused herbal oil. Keeping the integrity of each batch also means each batch will be different in consistency and look. You might even have some residual herbs in a salve giving it even more intensity.

    We try to make our batches only twice a month during the full moon and the new moon and only if our supply is low.  The energy is much stronger and yet much gentler for the batches to really intensify.

    We do not keep lots of stock on hand.  Our products are made when needed simply because the salves and balms need to be as close to the date made for the intensity of the herbs.  And so there might be a wait for some salves if we are out of stock.

    All our salves and balms are dated at the time they were produced.

    So there is a lot of thought process and labor that goes into making a real therapeutic herbal salve and balm.

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