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Legendary Argan Oil Benefits

LEGENDARY ARGAN OIL BENEFITS

There are numerous Argan Oil Benefits that anyone can benefits for! The Moroccan tree Argania produces a nutty tasting oil that is abundant in fatty acids alpha-linolenic, linoleic, myristic, oleic, palmitic, stearidonic acids, phenols and one of the richest sources of vitamin E.

Ingesting Argan oil offers several health and nutritional advantages. The antioxidant properties protect and assist in ridding the body from diseases like cancer. As an anti-inflammatory Argan oil is commonly used for relief from arthritis and rheumatism. It also helps the blood to circulate freely through the body. When struggling with stomach problems a teaspoon of argan oil will aid in digestion.

Overall, Argan oil will boost your energy and immune system helping you feel great all day.

Using Argan oil externally all over the body will contribute greatly to having vibrant skin and hair. Being abundant in Vitamin E, using Argan oil will help scars and other skin abrasion heal right before your eyes.

Can be used to treat conditions such as chicken pox, acne, eczema, dermatitis, abrasions, psoriasis and dry skin. Wrinkles, stretch marks and fine lines disappear with the help of Argan oil. Can even be used as a sunscreen allowing the skin to retain moisture and protect against the rays of the sun.
Argan oil is non-greasy and absorbs very well into the skin as a natural moisturizer and conditioner. The high vitamins promote softer and shinier hair. Applying this oil when styling will treat and prevent spilt ends and even smooth frizzy hair.

Protect Yourself and Family

by using products from 100% Natural Skin Care Companies like
Gaia’s Gold
Our products are handmade and only contain the rich nutrients from naturally derived herbs and oils from Mother Nature.

 We take pride in using all natural ingredients from Gaia like 100% Argan Oil and Many More in our  skin care products! Guaranteed to provide your skin with all it needs to become more supple, alive, nourished and radiant than ever before!

Toxic Chemicals In Skin Care Products

Most people are not aware just how dangerous the commercial name brand personal, skin care and cosmetic products they use are. Many of these chemicals have been found to cause cancers, premature aging, and MORE! You are probably quite familiar with dermal patches placed on the skin such as nicotine and birth control patches, right? Then you already understand the wonderful power of your body’s largest organ, Your Skin! Thankfully, our skin is able to hold in everything that goes on in the inside of our body :). Just like with any dermal patch,  our skin also absorbs much of what comes in contact with it, whether chemicals or nutrients. It is just as important to read the labels on your Skin Care Products as it is your Food and Beverage labels.

whats-your-skin-eating

Your skin is designed to protect you from countless insults: from air pollution to murky lake water… your skin’s cells aren’t as tightly packed as real bricks, though, which means things can squeeze by and penetrate.” That’s good news if you want, say, an anti-itch product to tackle that exercise-induced rash on the skin of your inner thighs. Bad news when strong chemicals meet sensitive or thin skin, the chemicals cause an allergic reaction and dangerously flood your bloodstream. “

Francesca J. Fusco, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/02/05/healthmag.creams/index.html?iref=newssearch

Let’s explore what some of the toxic chemicals are that are found in many of maybe your daily Skin Care Products.

This includes lotions, face and body washes, toothpastes, deodorants make up, perfumes, oils and even baby products.
To prepare grab any body, face and/or skin care product you or your loved ones use, and take note of any chemicals mentioned. At the end share your thoughts in our quick poll and express just how many chemicals are harming you and your family!

“Different products mean different levels
of toxic exposure and concern.
For instance, if you use a lotion that
contains toxic ingredients
all over your body, it soaks into your skin
all day. You’re getting a lot more exposure
to those chemicals than if you were to use
the same ingredients in a face cleanser that
is quickly washed off.”

Huff Post Healthy Living

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-burnes/skin-care_b_1540929.html


The following toxic chemicals were obtained from:


http://www.health-report.co.uk/ingredients-directory.htm#Home
To search chemical toxicity data visit:
http://www.hazard.com/msds/

1,4-Dioxane

  • A carcinogenic contaminant of cosmetic skin care products. Almost 50% of cosmetics containing ethoxylated surfactants were found to contain dioxane. (See Ethoxylated surfactants). Dioxane may exert its effects through inhalation, skin absorption, and ingestion.Dioxane is an eye and mucous membrane irritant, primary skin irrtiant, central nervous system depressant, nephrotoxin, and hepatotoxin. Acute Exposure can causes irritation, headache, dizziness, and narcosis. Chronic Inhalation Exposure: can produce damage to the liver and kidneys, and cause blood disorders.
    Medical Conditions Aggravated By Skin Exposure Preclude From Expose Those Individuals With Disease Of The Blood, Liver Kidneys, Central Nervous System, And Those Susceptible To Dermatitis.

Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40)

  • A very drying and irritating solvent and dehydrator that strips your skin’s natural acid mantle, making us more vulnerable to bacteria, molds and viruses. It is made from propylene, a petroleum derivative. It may promote brown spots and premature aging of skin.

Anionic Surfactants

Anionic refers to the negative charge these surfactants have. They may be contaminated with nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic. Surfactants can pose serious health threats. They are used in car washes, as garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers – and in 90% of personal skin care products that foam.

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES)
  • Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
  • Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
  • Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
  • Potassium Coco Hydrolysed Collagen
  • TEA (Triethanolamine) Lauryl Sulfate
  • TEA (Triethanolamine) Laureth Sulfate
  • Lauryl or Cocoyl Sarcosine
  • Disodium Oleamide Sulfosuccinate
  • Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate
  • Disodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate etc


Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

  • Dr Epstein reports in his book Unreasonable Risk this chemical is carcinogenic! Also known to cause skin allergic contact dermatitis.

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

  • Causes skin allergic contact dermatitis. Contains poison toluene.

Cationic surfactants

These chemicals have a positive electrical charge. They contain a quaternary ammonium group and are often called “quats”. These are used in hair conditioners, but originated from the paper and fabric industries as softeners and anti-static agents. In the long run they cause the hair to become dry and brittle. They are synthetic, irritating, allergenic and toxic, and oral intake of them can be lethal.

  • Stearalkonium chloride
  • Benzalkonium chloride
  • Cetrimonium chloride
  • Cetalkonium chloride
  • Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen

Chloromethylisothiazolinone & Isothiazolinone

  • Corrosive to the skin, possibbly resulting in third degree burns. Harmful if absorbed. Causes allergic contact dermatitis in susceptible individuals. If inhaled: can be corrosive to the mucus membranes and the lungs.

Cocoamidopropyl Betaine

  • Can cause skin and eye irritation

DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine)

  • Hormone-disrupting chemicasl that can form cancer-causing agents — research indicates a strong link to liver and kidney cancer. They are commonly found in shampoos, soaps, bubble baths and facial cleansers. Often used in skin cosmetics to adjust the pH, and used with many fatty acids to convert acid to salt (stearate), which then becomes the base for a cleanser. TEA causes allergic reactions including eye problems, dryness of hair and skin, and could be toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time. These chemicals are already restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects. Dr. Samuel Epstein (Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois) says that repeated skin applications of DEA-based detergents resulted in a major increase in the incidence of liver and kidney cancer . See Nitrosating agents. Product is severely irritating to body tissues and possibly corrosive to the eyes. Amines react with nitrosating agents to form nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic.

Diazolidinyl urea

  • Established as a primary cause of contact dermatitis (American Academy of Dermatology). Contains formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical, is toxic by inhalation, a strong irritant, and causes contact dermatitis.Contact causes smarting and burning sensations, inflammation, burns, painful blisters, and profound damage to tissue.

DMD Hydantoin

  • Contains Formaldehyde. See Formaldehyde

Ethoxylated surfactants

  • Ethoxylated surfactants are widely used in cosmetics as foaming agents, emulsifiers and humectants. As part of the manufacturing process the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane, a potent carcinogen, is generated. On the label, they are identified by the prefix “PEG”, “polyethylene”, “polyethylene glycol”, “polyoxyethylene”, “-eth-“, or “-oxynol-“.

FD&C Color Pigments

  • Synthetic colors made from coal tar. Contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic.

Formaldehyde

  • Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen (causes cancer). Causes allergic, irritant and contact dermatitis, headaches and chronic fatigue. The vapour is extremely irritating to the eyes, nose and throat (mucous membranes). See Nitrosating Agents.

Fragrance

  • Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic. Symptoms reported to the USA FDA include headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and skin irritation. Clinical observation proves fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability.

Imidazolidinyl Urea

  • The trade name for this chemical is Germall 115. Releases formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical, into cosmetics at over 10°C. Toxic. See Formaldehyde

Isopropyl Palmitate

  • A fatty acid from palm oil combined with synthetic alcohol. Industry tests on rabbits indicate the chemical can cause skin irritation and dermatitis. Also shown to be comedogenic (acne promoting)

Lanolin

  • Any chemicals used on sheep will contaminate the lanolin obtained from the wool. The majority of lanolin used in cosmetics is highly contaminated with organo-phosphate pesticides and insecticides.

Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

  • Both cause cosmetic allergies and potential dangerous neuro-toxic effects.“While more research is needed to determine what effect MIT would have in rodent models, both at the cellular level and to a developing nervous system, our results thus far suggest there is potential that everyday exposure to the chemical could also be harmful to humans. I would be particularly concerned about occupational exposure in pregnant women and the possibility of risk to the fetus,” senior author Elias Aizenman,professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, said.“As an antimicrobial agent, or biocide, MIT and related compounds kill harmful bacteria that like to grow near moisture or water and hence, often are found in personal care products, as well as in water-cooling systems, however, the research has now revealed that even a 10-minute exposure at a high concentration was lethal to the nerve cells. This chemical is being used more and more extensively, yet there have been no neurotoxicity studies in humans to indicate what kind and at what level exposure is safe. I realize it’s a big leap to suggest there may be a parallel between environmental exposure and the noticeably higher rates of diagnosed childhood developmental disabilities, but I would caution, that based on our data, there very well could be neuro-developmental consequences from MIT. Clearly, more study is needed, with both scientists and government regulators equally engaged,” Dr. Aizenman added.

Mineral Oil
Petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores. Interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. Slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Used in many products (baby oil is 100% mineral oil!) Any mineral oil derivative can be contaminated with cancer causing PAH’s (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). Manufacturers use petrolatum because it is unbelievably cheap.

  • Mineral oil
  • Liquidum paraffinum (also known as posh mineral oil!)
  • Paraffin oil
  • Paraffin wax
  • Petrolatum

Nitrosating Agents

The following chemicals can cause nitrosamine contamination, which have been determined to form cancer in laboratory animals. There are wide and repeated concerns in the USA and Europe about the contamination of cosmetics products with nitrosamines.

  • Cocoyl Sarcosine
  • 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol
  • DEA compounds
  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydrolysed Animal Protein
  • >Lauryl Sarcosine
  • MEA compounds
  • Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, etc
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • >Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
  • >TEA compounds

Paraben preservatives (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl)

  • >Used as inhibitors of microbial growth and to extend shelf life of products. Widely used even though they are known to be toxic. Have caused many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Highly toxic.

Phthalates

  • Toxic gender bending chemical used as a plasticizer in food wraps and many pliable plastics and containers. Also used in hairsprays and some cosmetics including nail varnishes from where it is readily absorbed into the system. All 289 people in a recent test for body load of chemicals tested positive for phthalates. Phthalates are implicated with low sperm counts and also causing sexual abnormalities and deformities. An in depth article on phthalates can be found on the www.health-report.co.uk website

 

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) compounds

  • Potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin’s natural moisture factor. This could increase the appearance of aging and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria. Used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease. It adjusts the melting point and thickens products. Also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners. See Ethonxylated Surfactants

 

Propylene/Butylene Glycol

  • Propylene glycol (PG) is a petroleum derivative. It penetrates the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure. Commonly used to make extracts from herbs. PG is strong enough to remove barnacles from boats! The EPA considers PG so toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles and to dispose of any PG solutions by burying them in the ground. Because PG penetrates the skin so quickly, the EPA warns against skin contact to prevent consequences such as brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. But there isn’t even a warning label on products such as stick deodorants, where the concentration is greater than in most industrial applications.

PVP/VA Copolymer

  • A petroleum-derived chemical used in hairsprays, wavesets and other cosmetics. It can be considered toxic, since particles may contribute to foreign bodies in the lungs of sensitive persons.

Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, etc

  • Toxic, causes skin rashes and allergic reactions. Formaldehyde releasers. Dr Epstein reports in his book Unreasonable Risk “Substantive evidence of casual relation to leukaemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers”

Rancid Natural Emollients

  • Natural oils used in cosmetics should be cold pressed. The refined vegetable oils found on supermarket shelves and many health food stores which lack colour, odour and taste are devoid of nutrients, essential fatty acids, vitamins and unsaponifiables – all valuable skin conditioning agents! They also contain poisonous “trans” fatty acids as a result of the refining process .Another important factor to consider with creams made from plant oil is the use-by date. The most beneficial plant oils (like rosehip, borage and evening primrose oils) are polyunsaturated, which means they oxidise and go rancid fairly quickly (about 6 months). Most off-the-shelf cosmetics have a shelf life of three years. Rancid oils are harmful, they form free-radicals, which damage and age your skin. 

Silicone derived emollients

Silicone emollients are occlusive – that is they coat the skin, trapping anything beneath it, and do not allow the skin to breathe (much like plastic wrap would do.) Recent studies have indicated that prolonged exposure of the skin to sweat, by occlusion, causes skin irritation. Some synthetic emollients are known tumour promoters and accumulate in the liver and lymph nodes. They are also non-biodegradable, causing negative environmental impact. Silicone was and still is used as breast implants. Tens of thousands of women with breast implants have complained of debilitating symptoms. Anecdotal evidence indicates silicone to be toxic to the human body. For more detailed information on the dangers of silicone simply key “silicone toxicity” into the Google search engine

  • Dimethicone
  • Dimethicone Copolyol
  • Cyclomethicone

Sodium Hydroxide

  • Also known as caustic soda. A powerful alkali used in industry for cleaning drains and pipe lines also used in oven cleaners. Workers exposed to steam containing sodium hydroxide have suffered lung damage and an increased risk of throat cancer. Used in toothpastes and as a pH adjuster in skin creams. Causes contact dermatitis and may sensitize individuals to other chemicals.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES)

  • When combined with other chemicals, SLES and ALES can create nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens. It is frequently disguised in semi-natural cosmetics with the explanation “comes from coconut”. See Anionic Surfactants
    See Ethoxylated surfactants. See Nitrosating agents.

  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) And Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

  • Used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers – and in 90% of products that foam. Animals exposed to SLS and ALS experience eye damage, central nervous system depression, laboured breathing, diarrhoea, severe skin irritation, and even death.Young eyes may not develop properly if exposed to SLS and ALS because proteins are dissolved. SLS and ALS may also damage the skin’s immune system by causing layers to separate and inflame. It is frequently disguised in semi-natural cosmetics with the explanation “comes from coconut”.

Stearalkonium Chloride

  • A chemical used in hair conditioners and creams. Causes allergic reactions. Stearalkonium chloride was developed by the fabric industry as a fabric softener, and is a lot cheaper and easier to use in hair conditioning formulas than proteins or herbals, which do help hair health. Toxic.

Talc

  • Scientific studies have shown that routine application of talcum powder in the genital area is associated with a three-to-fourfold increase in the development of ovarian cancer.

TEA (Triethanolamine) Laureth Sulfate

  • Synthetic emulsifier. Highly acidic. Over 40% of cosmetics containing Triethanolamine (TEA), have been found to be contaminated with nitrosamines, which are potent carcinogens

Skin Conditions Allergies, Bites, Stings, Sunburn Healed Naturally

*Singing* The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! Sun shining bright, days are longer, weather is warmer, and all you have to do is look around and see Mother Nature beauty in all that flourishes in warm weather. Who doesn’t love the summer time? Even more valuable are the ample amounts of Vitamin D we are able to produce from direct exposure to the sun! (link) In fact, people who are exposed more amounts of Sunlight actually prevent skin cancer. The skin is still a very delicate organ so while we are out enjoying this wonderful weather, sometimes we can encounter things that may have a negative impact on our skin. Allergic reactions, bites, bruises, stings and sunburn from all that fun you’ve had outside are some common summer skin conditions  may need healing from.

I have composed just for you all that our Mother Nature gives us to tackle each one of Your Summer Skin Conditions effortlessly! So let’s get started so you can get back out there with your Skin Protected!

To heal Any Skin Condition, it is important to address the problem Inside The Body First by providing the body with the proper Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients aiding in Detoxing the Body. Add into your diet the following to heal and protect your skin from the inside out!

Vitamins:

A, B-complex (extra B2, B6, and niacin), C, D, E


Minerals:

Calcium, Multi-minerals, silicon, selenium, zinc,

Amino Acids:

Cystenine, Tryptohpan (essential for healthy skin), Proline


Single herbs:

Alfalfa, Aloe Vera, Black Walnut, Benzoin, Burdock, Buchu, Capsicum, Chaparral, Coconut, Comfrey, Cornsilk, Dandelion, Dong Quai, Enchinacea, Evening Primrose, Fenugreek, Flax Seed, Garlic, Ginger, Golden Seal, Goto Kola, Hawthorn, Hops, Horsetail, Ho- Shou-Wu, Kelp, Lady’s Slipper, Lavender, Lobelia, Maca Root, Ma-Huang, Mistletoe, Myrrh, Oatstraw, Oregon Grape, Pan D’Arco, Psyllium, Queen of the Meadow, Red Clover, Rose Hip, St. Johnswart, Scullcap, Shea Butter, Slippery Elm, Tea Tree, Watercress, White Oak, Woot Betony, Wornwood, Yellow Dock

Allergies and Allergic Reactions

Bug Bites

Insect Stings

Sun Burn

Allergies and Allergic Reactions

It is not uncommon for a person to suffer from allergies during the warmer months, I’ve had to get a grip on them myself!Allergies can come in many forms, but particularly in the summer Hay Fever, Hives, Rashes and Insect-Sting Allergies are common.

Natural Remedies For Allergies

  • Add extra calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and zinc into your diet
  • Add grapefruit, orange, strawberries or prunes into your diet for added bioflavonoids that help the body utilize vitamin C more efficiently.
  • Fish oil capsules daily for essential fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • A teaspoon of grated orange or lemon peel in honey for hay fever
  • Bee Pollen
  • Honeycomb is a desensitizing and anti-allergen substance for hay fever. Eat before symptoms show to build immunity before pollen season. Chew the wax for about 10-15 mins before spitting it out.
  • Licorice- root water (do not take licrorice root is you have high blood pressure or kidney problems)
  • Fengugreek-seed tea
  • Vitamin- rich watercress is said to be an anti-allergen
  • Eat an organic banana a day (unless of course you are allergic) for some added potassium
  • Avoid processed foods, Sugar, Dairy, and wheat when possible

Allergic Reaction Relief:

  • Take a cool bath or apply a cold compress. Cold shrinks the blood vessels and blocks further release of histamine.
  • Make a paste with a few drops of water and baking soda and rub on skin to help stop irritation and relieve the itching.

Dry Skin Relief

Bug Bites
You know how the saying goes… They bite you because you’re sweet! Well there is some truth to this old saying. Studies have shown that people who regular consume sugars and alcoholic drinks tend to draw mosquitoes to them. The color blue has been known to attract mosquitoes.

Natural Remedies For Bug Bites

  • Add Vitamin B1 Thamine to your diet, especially before heading out.
  • Clean the bite, if water is unavailable apply saliva to the bite. Then equal mixture of one of the following with water:
  • lemon or lime juice and vinegar
  • Aloe Vera
  • Baking soda and water paste
  • Basil
  • Eucalypus
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Thyme
  • Peppermint
  • Stings

Insect stings

Insect stings can be quite bothersome and sometime the stinger is even left in the skin. DO NOT squeeze the insect if still attached to the stinger simply flick it off and scrape (not tweeze or pull) the stinger from the skin.


Natural Remedies For Stings

  • Baking soda and vinegar
  • Honey
  • Grated Horseradish Root
  • Garlic crushed
  • Lavender Oil
  • Plantin juice (Plantago major, broad leaf and Plantago lanceolata, long leaf)
  • Potato slices raw
  • Onion slices raw
  • Vinegar and lemon or lime juice
  • Vitamin E

Sunburn

First understand that Sunburn is caused by a nutritional deficiency of vitamin D and melanin. Insufficient amounts of Vitamin D has been linked to an increased risk of type 1 diabetes, muscle and bone pain, cancers of the skin, breast, colon, prostate, ovaries, esophagus, and lymphatic system. Aside from the common knowledge that Melanin determines skin color, Melanin also protects against the Ultra-Violet Rays of the Sun that result in DNA mutations. Despite claims, a vast majority of commercial Sunscreen Products directly promote a deficiency in vitamin D and also contain numerous toxic and carcinogenic ingredients.

Natural Remedies For Sunburn

  • For immediate relief, take a HOT yes Hot shower. Hot water desensitizes the skin providing fast relief to burns. (Not recommended for second degree burns with broken or blistered skin start with cold water)
  • Apply cool raw slices of cucumber, apple or potato skin.
  • Apply fresh cool aloe vera gel from the plant. (stick to the natural source, many products contain toxic additives with the aloe vera juices and gels)
  • Burned eyelids: fresh herbal teabags soaked in cool water.
  • Apply Organic Raw Honey

Heal and Protect Your Skin With Mother Nature!

Oil Cleanse Skin Simple Effective

I often receive a lot of compliments on my skin and questions about my routine, I tell them Oil Cleanse! Yes even if you have oily, acne prone or even dry skin, Your Skin will respond Great to an Oil Cleanse!

What is an Oil Cleanse?

The skin care industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet the most effective and inexpensive way to cleanse you skin comes right from Mother Nature. Oil cleansing is cleansing and moisturizing your skin using natural oils in specific combination and steam. This method is very effective on all skin types; and with consistent cleansing, the skin will remain clear, nourished, smooth and glowing!

The skin naturally secretes oils or sebum. Oil cleansing balances the skin’s natural oils, reducing the need for the skin to produce its own oils. By using natural oils, you can gently cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria, all while effectively replacing the dirty oil with nutritious ones extracted from natural Mother Nature. Oil cleansing naturally clears the skin from common conditions like excess oil, dry skin, acne, spots, wrinkles, fine lines and more. Oil cleansing will always leave the skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.

Supplies to Oil Cleanse:

Try Oil Cleansing and See The Positive Results On Your Own Skin!

  • Wash Cloth
  • Steaming water (either in shower, at sink or with a bowl)
  • Gaia’s Gold Herbal Body Butter or Liquid Gold Oil Using Gaia’s Gold Products makes Oil Cleansing super easy because you do not have to worry about measurements when blending the right combination of oils because it’s already done for you. Even better you already use it all over your body and possibly in your hair anyways.
  • If you are not using Gaia’s Gold Products to oil cleanse, You may use Any Natural Oil to oil cleanse. It may take a couple of tries to figure out what blend of oils works best for your skin. You will find some oils to be thick and need to be paired with thinner co-oil. Some oils are also very drying by themselves so make sure you have done your research on the oils your are using before oil cleansing. Depending on the type of oils you are using and how many you are using, experiment with small batches using a teaspoon or two of each oil working up to bigger measurements. Adjust the ratio as needed when you see how your skin responds to different oils.  Some common oils used are castor oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, safflower, hazelnut and almond oil.

How To Oil Cleanse:

  1. On a dry face, massage a quarter size amount of the oil blend into your hand and onto the skin using smooth circular motions for at least one to two minutes or until you are sure that the oil has saturated your skin. This will also remove make-up very effectively, so there is no need to remove make-up first. You can even leave the oil on the skin for up to 10 minutes for a deep cleaning.
  2. If washing face at the sink or with a bowl place a clean washcloth in hot water until it is completely soaked anquickly wring it out. Open it and place the steaming wash cloth on your face. This will allow the oil to work with the steam and remove any impurities in and on the skin. Leave the wash cloth on for about a minute, or until it cools. Repeat if needed by wetting the wash cloth and using the other side.
    If steaming face in the shower, remain in the shower with the oil on the face until the very end of the shower.
  3. Use the washcloth to gently whip the oil off the face. A thin layer of oil on the skin will remain so no moisturizer will be needed, but you may add some more Gaia’s Gold Herbal Body Butter or another all natural moisturizer for added moisture and protection.

Some Tips For When You Oil Cleanse:

  • It will take about a week for your skin to remove its impurities so give your skin a break from harsh chemical products to speed up the process to clear skin!
  • Make sure to keep your bathroom/shower floors clean to avoid any possible slips and falls.
  • If possible use only organic oils to ensure you are getting all the nutrition your skin deserves.
  • 2-4 oils is a good number combination of oils.
  • If mixing oils yourself, experiments will be required so make sure to start with small batches first.
  • Using a microfiber wash cloth is very gently on the skin.
  • You can oil cleanse your whole body for maximum healing and protection!

 

Protect Yourself and Family by using products from Organic Skin Care Companies like
Gaia’s Gold
Our products are handmade and only contain the rich nutrients from naturally derived herbs and oils from Mother Nature.

 

SunGazing Healthy Higher Consciousness

The Sun is the biggest planet in our planetary system. The Sun’s circumference is 109 times
bigger than that of the earth and it can accommodate 1.3 million earths in it.

egypt sun worshipMany civilizations around the world have recognized the sun for all of the life-giving powers it has. The sun has been adorned through stories from the earliest of civilizations in Egypt, India, Rome and many others. Egyptologist Barry Kemp speaks of ancient burial sites in the Egyptian city of Amarna that indicate the people of the city worshiped the sun. Many ancient scriptures have been found from India that speak of the benefits and healing effects of sungazing, sunbathing and drinking sun-charged water.

The sun has been utilized specifically as an aid to the restoration of health and continuous maintenance.  Without the sun, all life on Earth’s great planet would cease to exist as the sun is the source of energy for all living things. Sunlight purifies the water, air and the surfaces of objects. Man without sun would lose physical vigor and strength. His body will become like a corpse as his blood will loses its vitality and he loses the power of resisting disease.

Hira Ratan Manek, born 1937 in Bodhavad, India, is known throughout history for his ability to live only on the sun’s energy by sun gazing and water since June 18, 1995. Manek’s first fast was in 1995 in Calicut, India for 211 days.  After another amazing 411 day fast in 2001 in Ahmedabad, India, Manek went under a 130 day observation period of his retina, pineal gland and brain. Seven hundred photographs were taken of the neurons in his brain and they all were reported to be active and not dying. Manek’s pineal gland was reported to be expanding and instead of shrinking even with age.

hira manek

“Solar energy absorbed through the eyes eliminates mental illness, physical illness, spiritual ignorance, and makes life happy and peaceful” – Hira Ratan Manek

Sun Gazing

Sun gazing is a method based on solar energy, which enables one to harmonize
and recharge the body with life energy and also invoke the unlimited powers of the mind simply by gradually allowing sunlight into your eyes at specific periods of the day. Sun gazing allows the body to easily eliminate mental illnesses,
physical illnesses and spiritual ignorance with the rays of the sun. Sungazing-1

 The energy while Sun gazing moves through retinal-hypothalamic tract, hitting the brain and stimulating the pineal master gland in the body. This boosts the secretion of the “feel-good” hormones in the body, melatonin and serotonin. Eyeglasses and contact lenses rob you of energy by blocking some of the ultra violet rays that travel through the eyes to the pineal gland.

Studies have shown, thanks to Hira Manek, that the pineal gland actually grows in size while sun gazing instead of shrinking with age. 

“Gazing directly into the sun actually improves sight and aids in overcoming disease.” -Dr. Herbert Shelton

There are recorded facts that vision improves by safe sunlight. The eyes utilize and distribute the energy from the entire spectrum of the sunlight to the different parts of the body while sun gazing. As a result, all diseases cease to exist within the body in 3 to 4 months of safe sun gazing practices. A Croatian postman writes a story of curing himself of colon cancer by sun gazing. Mental and psychosomatic disorders will cease as the brain rewires back to its normal functioning.

What we eat is all secondary or third form of sun energy since all the vegetables and fruits are dependent on sunlight. Therefore, the body can get the essential nutrients from the original form of sunlight. Plenty of evidence has been found to support that within 8 months of correctly following the sun gazing regime, hunger will greatly diminish if not cease and so is an effective medicine for obesity.

Sun Bathing

Man was designed by the Creator to enjoy the direct rays of the sun and the soothing and strengthening influence of the winds over the whole surface of his body. Sunlight is natural medicine to the body. Man breathes through his skin and it is vitally necessary that a constant supply of fresh pure air reach the skin if it is to carry on its respiratory function normally. Healthy breathing aids in relaxation and overall healthy functioning of the body. Healthy skin is essential to normal health and the skin can not be maintained if it does not come in contact with the sun and air.

The light from the sun acts on the cholesterol deposits on the skin and converts them into vitamin D. Vitamin D encourages bone making and a healthy supply of calcium in the bones. Calcium is absorbed in the intestinal tract of the body acting as a acid-neutralizer effectively balancing cell pH .  The energy of sunlight, and its conversion of cholesterol to vitamin D, has a direct physiological impact on the feeding mechanism of the cells of the body.

 

For More Information on the methods of Sun-Gazing, Bathing and Sun-charged water with full instructions, you can download the following E-Book by

Vina Parmar, MBA Editor, Living on Sunlight.

http://thediamondsmine.com/files/Ebooks/LIVINGONSUNLIGHT.pdf

 

The Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Gaia has placed within the Coconut numerous Health Benefits for our consumption and absorption. Coconut oil is edible just like the fruit, and is known for Reversing Alzheimers, Promoting Weight Loss and Preserving Muscle Mass, Improving Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, and killing many bacterias and viruses.

Coconut oil, when absorbed through the skin, provides your body with a moisturizer, antibiotic, anti-fungal, multivitamin, multi-nutrient and anti-oxidant all in one. After years of using Toxic Chemicals In Top Brand Skin Care Products, coconut oil will truly rejuvenate your skin the way you have always wanted.

Coconut Oil Effectively Treats Common Skin Dis-Eases

  • The proven antibacterial and antifungal properties in coconut oil limit the amounts of microbes on the skin, cleaning up various conditions like psoriasis, keroatosis polaris, dermatitis, rosacea, eczema and many other skin fungal infections.
  • Coconut oil is a natural emollient containing mostly fats. This provides your skin with a softening and soothing effect. Small wounds caused by acne respond by softening and healing quickly. Also soothing away itchiness and dryness caused by skin diseases such as dermatitis and psoriasis.

Coconut Oil’s Natural Antioxidants Tackle Those Wrinkles 

  • Coconut oil provides your body with two anti-oxidants, ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid, that combat the devastating free radicals in the skin.
  • The quality and appearance of skin is improved by eliminating dead skin cells and reducing any flaking.

The properties of Coconut oil contain many medium chain fatty acids. When directly absorbed in the skin they provide nutrition and energy, truly revitalizing your skin with all it needs to heal and maintain itself. 

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The Benefits of Shea Butter

Gaia's Gold Shea Butter

Gaia has provided us with the gift of complete access to all the magnificent health benefits of Shea Butter. Shea butter, naturally extracted from the nuts of the Shea Tree, is the one of the best natural skin moisturizer, protector and anti-aging agent for your skin.  It has been said that the beautiful Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, owes her legendary beauty to the use of Shea butter.

Shea butter contains unsaturated fats, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and D, provitamin A and allantoin. Shea butter is all natural, very gentle and perfect for all skin types. Not many skin care products are formulated for all skin types because of their toxic chemicals.

Beautify Your Skin With Shea Butter

Shea butter provides the extra moisture, vitamins, nutrients and protection your skin needs during all seasons, whether freezing cold or blazing hot. Shea Butter naturally protects your skin from UV sunlight, harsh climate, dehydration and even pollution damages. Shea butter stimulates the production of collagen causing all wrinkles and fine lines to diminish, and ultimately strengthening and beautifying your skin.

Shea butter is especially adapted for the delicate and sensitive skin of babies. African Woman, and many other health conscious women, have used shea butter as their babies all natural skin moisturizer for years, opposed to the widely excepted but extremely harmful Toxic Chemicals In Skin Care Baby Products. Shea butter even provides the perfect all natural treatment for a diaper rash!

Shea butter has especially high anti-inflammation properties. With this, Shea butter helps heal many skin conditions and disorders such as:

  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • psoriasis
  • rash
  • hives
  • insect bites
  • poisonous plants allergic reactions
  • burns (from cooking or even radiation treatments)
  • minor cuts

Skin cracks any where on the body, especially the feet, are healed in record time with daily use of Shea Butter. 

If you are very active in your daily life, it has been recommended to use Shea butter before a workout or any strenuous activity as this will prepare the muscles and help them to recover faster after. Shea butter also will help reduce muscle aches by stimulating the elimination of toxins from the muscles.

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100% Organic Unrefined Shea butter is the second main ingredient in our skin care products. We take pride in using all natural ingredients from Gaia, which are guaranteed to provide your skin with all it needs to become more supple, alive, nourished and radiant than ever before.

The Benefits of Castor Oil

castor oil skin benefits

Extracted by pressing the seeds of a Castor Plant, Gaia has placed in our possession a very powerful medicinal and therapeutic treatment, Castor oil.

Aside from the powerful laxative castor oil is widely known for; castor oil has been used for centuries by countries all over the world who are aware of the many anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties castor oil contains. Castor oil contain what many toxic skin care products are missing, a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals, providing your body and skin with all it needs to heal itself.

Your Skin’s Best Friend

Castor Oil is one of the best natural moisturizers for your skin because of the high concentrated fatty acids. They penetrate deep into your skin quickly working to provide your skin with the hydration it needs to remove its dry patches.

Castor oil will quickly help you overcome almost any skin dis-ease, or condition you may be facing. Castor oil is rich in Ricinoleic acid, which fights off numerous bacterias, like the ones that cause acne! By effectively penetrating the skin layers, castor oil is the perfect treatment for skin conditions like:

  • acne
  • sunburn
  • fungal infections
  • dry skin
  • stretch marks
  • scars
  • warts
  • boils 
  • athlete’s foot
  • chronic itching

Undecylenic aciid, an active compound in castor oil, effectively stops stubborn infections like ringworm right in its tracks!

The antimicrobial properties in castor oil also works as an excellent disinfectant for open wounds. fungal skin infections, minor cuts and scratches as well. Castor oil contains powerful anti-itch and pain-relieving properties that assist in healing and easing the symptoms of minor skin infections.

Castor Oil penetrates deep into the skin providing hydration and stimulating the production of collagen.  This successfully reduces wrinkles and fine lines even around the eye!

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Our products are handmade and only contain the rich nutrients from naturally derived herbs and oils from Mother Nature.

100% Organic Castor Oil is the third main ingredient in our skin care products. We take pride in using all natural ingredients from Gaia that are guaranteed to provide your skin with all it needs to become more supple, alive, nourished and radiant than ever before.

The Health Benefits Of Maca Root

If you need a nice morning “pick me up”, Maca Root is the super food for you!

Unlike many caffeinated beverages, Maca Root provides the body with ample amounts of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients,  enzymes and plenty essential amino acids and fatty acids that super-charge the body without the nasty side effects.

Maca root, found in Peru, is natural vegetarian source of energy B-vitamins. This makes maca root quite the energy booster for the day. Maca Root is also a great stamina and endurance enhancer. Athletes have been known to take Maca Root while training to to achieve an increase in muscle mass and before a big event to ensure peak performance! 

Maca Root Balances The Hormones

For centuries, Maca Root has been used as a treatment for PMS and menopausal symptoms. Without adding any hormones to the body Maca Root brings a balance to the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands in the body. Maca Root corrects and regulates any over or under production of hormones in the body. This results in an overall healthy mood, growth and sexual development in the body. Nicknamed “Nature’s Viagra”, Maca Root is known for improving the libido and sexual function of both men and women, while also working as a natural fertility enhancer.

Maca Root Provides Overall Great Health For The Body

Maca Root provides the body with plenty of Vitamin C, E, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and phosphorous. Maca Root helps restore the red blood cells in the body helping those suffering from anemia and cardiovascular conditions. Maca Root contributes to the body’s vitality ensuring healthy bones, teeth, and skin!

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The Benefits of Benzoin Oil

The Benzoin Tree (Styrax Benzoin), is a beautiful tree not just in reference  to it’s appearance, but more so because of the invaluable properties that are within.

Benzoin oil is naturally extracted from the trunk of normally a 7 year or older tree.

Benzoin oil, when consumed by the body, provides the body with essential nutrients that promote all around better health of  the mind and body

The simple act of inhaling the savory vanilla scent of Benzoin is transmits to our brain and stimulates the nervous center. This provides the body with a natural anti-depressant, providing a sedative effect, promoting relaxation while stimulating the heart beat and improving blood circulation.

Benzoin’s organic components, Benzoic Acid and Benzyl Benzoate, make Benzoin an excellent antispectic and disinfectant effectively killing all germs, bacterias, viruses and fungus on and in the body. Benzoin works as a vulnerary protecting open wounds from infection, as well as quickly healing the wound. Acting as a natural deodorant, Benzoin kills the germs on the body that cause body odor.

Benzoin is an anti-inflammatory soothing redness and itchiness common with viral infections such as the chicken pox and cases of the measles. Benzoin also heals any cracks, sores and rashes that occur on the skin. People suffering from inflammation in the joints caused by arthritis or rheumatism, find relief when applying Benzoin onto the skin Thanks to the organic compound Benzyl. The Toxic Chemicals In Skin Care Products prevent other products from performing their healing duties.

The astringent properties of Benzoin work as an effective face-lift for the skin reducing the appearance of aging.

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Our products are handmade and only contain the rich nutrients from naturally derived herbs and oils from Mother Nature.

100% Benzoin Oil is an essential ingredient in some of our skin care products. We take pride in using all natural ingredients from Gaia that are guaranteed to provide your skin with all it needs to become more supple, alive, nourished and radiant than ever before.