Leave a Comment My Favorite things this week!
One of my favorite things is taking care of my skin. Obviously your face is what people see first, so it makes sense that you should put your best effort into looking great there. One of the products I use everyday is Dr. Woods African Black Soap. This soap has been long used to treat problem skin due to its components. Black soap is made from the ash of locally harvested plants and barks such a plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea tree bark. It is usually harvested in West Africa, more specifically Ghana. Dr Woods uses No animal ingredients, pH balanced, biodegradable, no lauryl/laureth sulfates, paraben and phthalate free – never tested on animals. That is one of the reasons I like the product so much. This product comes from vegetables instead of animal fat. I use it for my body as well as my face and the Shea butter makes your skin feel soft and hydrated. Once a year in the African Savannah, the Mangifolia tree gives up its fruit known as the karite or the shea nut. After being hand picked, the shea nuts are boiled to extract their treasure, Shea Butter.This product was recommended to me by a respected dermatologist. This product is very affordable at around $11-$13 for 32 ounces. They make several formulations for different conditions even flaky scalp. Check out their products here https://drwoodssoap.wordpress.com.
The other thing I have been experimenting this week with is essential oils by Young Living. I chose Young Living b/c of their integrity as a company. You can visit their farms and they have a seed to seal promise that means you get what you buy. I don’t have to worry if I am diffusing an oil or applying it to skin that I am getting something with additives or chemicals. More to come as I utilize the oils more in my everyday life. Currently I am diffusing the lavender and it does help me sleep very soundly. http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/
Lastly I love this starbucks mug. It keeps my coffee or tea super hot, and is not hot to the touch on the outside of the mug.