Thursday, August 17, 2017

Benefits Of Using Organic Soaps

Many people love to see the soaps i create, but not all of them are convinced on buying. However, i do not just enjoy making cute and yummy smelling soaps for no reason. Although soap making is fun, there are plenty of actual reasons i decided to get into making organic soaps.

Organic is something that many people debate, and if you do research you will find mixed reviews. However, after using organic skin care, you see and feel the difference in your skin. Organic means that there are no toxins, no dyes, no parabens, no chemicals, and nothing that can harm or irritate your skin. 

Your skin is your biggest organ. Most people seem to forget that your skin is an organ, but when you realize that it is considered one, you might think differently about how you treat it. Most of our organ's are inside the body, and protected. However, your skin toughs it our daily against sun damage, chemicals in the air, and then chemicals that you add to it. 

So many people these days are having allergies, sensitive skin, and conditions that can affect what they buy for skincare. That is a great part of going organic, knowing that their is nothing in your soap that can harm you.

4 Benefits of using Organic soap:

1. No harsh chemicals: This is a great benefit, because your skin absorbs whatever it comes in contact with. This means that every time you wash your hands with normal soap, it is actually harming you more than helping. All those unnatural and man made chemicals that you think are washing your hands, is actually just being absorbed into your skin. This also helps keep your skin softer, healthier, and overall more beautiful looking.

2. Better for animals and the environment: Because it is organic, there is no need to ever harm or test on animals. On top of that, the organic compounds in soap are a easily broken down and therefore it makes them biodegradable, opposed to usual soap.

3. Pure ingredients: Because you are buying organic, you know your skin is getting great natural cleansers and skin softeners. Wouldn't you rather get clean with aloe vera, sunflower oil, goats milk and more; opposed to all the odd chemicals that are seen on your current soap label. 

4. Natural Antibacterial and Antifungal properties: Nature truly has a ton of healing processes that do not involve chemicals. Most organic soaps focus on using oils and chemicals that naturally have an antibacterial and antifungal properties, which ensures that you are TRULY getting clean, not just getting to FEEL clean. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Essential Oils for Relaxation and Stress

When it comes to stress, and the ability to relax, it seems to get even more and more difficult as you get older. However, it is always good to try and fix your medical issue's naturally (as long as they are not serious) before trying doctors and medicines, which simply means chemicals in your body.

Aromatherapy, or using essential oils, is a great way to naturally relax and get rid of your stress. Below is a list of oils that you can you to help this happen! Experiment with one, or combine a few to create the perfect oil for relaxation.

**With all oils, never use 100% essential oils right on your skin. They should always be diluted through lotion, sterile water, etc.**



-Citrus (such as lemon or orange)

-Ylang Ylang




-Sweet Majoram


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

3 Natural Remedies for Aniexty

When it comes to this world, I always believe in giving nature a shot before you consult with a doctor. Although some remedies are just a little silly, sometimes that is the exact remedy that is going to work on you.

As far as stress goes, who doesn't have it? Whether you have extreme anxiety, or just some stress that's weighing you down, below are some all natural cures to help get rid of stress.

1. Passionflower

Not only is it good for anxiety, but it also leaves you less drowsy and more able to focus than other natural remedies.

2. Mind & Body Relaxation

It has been proven that working out can relieve stress, but you don't have to run a few miles to distress yourself. Yoga, Tai Chi, and other forms of meditation are great for naturally relieving stress out the body.

3. Valerian

This is more of a long term anxiety medicine, as it does take weeks to build up in your system. Also, it helps most when you take it before bedtime. However, over time it can help you see an overall level of stress relief.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6 Key Benefits to Detoxing

These days, everyone is trying to detox. Even at BabyLove's Bath & Beauty, we are always thinking of new products to help you detox and cleanse your skin. We focus on skin products, not only because it is our passion, but because it is the largest organ of the body, that frequently gets ignored when you detox. If you detox part of your body, you should make sure to detox your body inside and out, to make sure you are cleansing every part equally. This includes meditation to calm your soul,  juice or other detoxes for your body on the inside, and some good body scrubs to detox your pores, and really get all the toxins out of your system.

For those who do not meditate, I only include this step because negativity in your mind does truly affect your body and its performance. That article is for another day, so continuing on.

Key Benefits of Detoxing Your Body:

The most obvious difference you will see is the way you feel. After detoxing your body, you will feel lighter or like you have more energy. You will also feel happier, like less weight is on your body, and even your mind

When detoxing, you are literally getting rid of toxins that cause long term harm to your body. By cleansing yourself of these toxins, you not only decrease the risk for cancer, but also heart attacks and other various diseases/conditions as well

When your body is full of toxins, so is your mind. Once you detox, you may notice that you can sleep easier, and concentrate better. That is because your mind is now clear and free from all these toxins blocking it

When detoxing, it has to leave your body. Afterwards, you may notice that you are a bit slimmer, or have lost a bit of weight. Eating healthy afterwards will keep this weight off, along with additional cleanses overtime to help your body perform at its best

When you detox, you are helping every part of your body function better. If you usually wake up with, or get stuck with, bad breath, you might see a difference in your breath once you take a few days to detox your body, especially the digestive system

When your done detoxing, your skin will glow. However, so will your hair. You might notice that your hair is softer, shinier naturally, and even growing better than before

Monday, July 17, 2017

DIY: Homemade Slime

One of the great things about summer is running out of things to do. Although this sounds bad, it always means that there is time to find something new to try. This summer, my daughter discovered slime. I am not sure were it started, although I think Youtube Kids had something to do with it, on top of old school Nickelodeon that we showed her. Then, we went to a place where she ended up getting just that, her own container of blue slime.
However, she is only 3. So after a few days, the slime had turned into dried crumbles that wouldn't even stick together. She got so upset, so i quickly went online and found a recipe for home made slime. I found quite a few recipes, all of which will be on the next post, however I picked this one because we had most of the things at the house already, which made it easier to do.

  • 1/2 TBSP baking soda
  • 1 1/2 TBSP contact solution
  • 6 fl oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue

When we went to the store, we could not find glitter glue. Instead, we got regular glue and decided to improvise. After we got home, we gathered a bowl and all our ingredients.
After that, we added 6 oz of glue into the bowl, along with the other supplies. Then, after a long debate on what color she actually wanted, yellow was the official color that we put into our slime. I stirred it up initially, just to get it started, and then let her have some fun stirring it all up.

At first, the slime just did not seem the right texture. So i played around, adding some extra baking soda and contact solution, until the slime got a little thicker. I probably added 2 extra squirts of solution, and another 1/2 tbsp of baking soda. So below is the amount of everything that is in our slime:
  • 6 oz Regular glue
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tbsp contact solution (+ 2 squirts)
  • food coloring of your choice

Overall, things got hidden in the slime and came right out. It got put into tea cups where we had to pretend drink them. Circles were made out of slime, along with other shapes. It was a great activity for her to make, as well as be able to play with afterwards.

Update: Day 2 of making slime(told you it was her thing). This time, we used 2.5 oz glitter glue we found on sale, along with baking soda and contact solution.

This time, we poured out the glitter glue. Then, i used 1 TSP (not TBSP) of baking soda, and 1/2 TSP of contact solution. After, i ended up squirting mire solution until it lost its stickiness and got more slimey.

Just goes to show you how easily you can work with the recipe depending on what you have at home.

She had to "cheese" with her slime
Red Glitter Slime

Friday, June 23, 2017

Reasons To Stop Using Big Brand Name Soaps

We all know that in most products we use, whether it is food or skin care products, there is a huge label on the back that is full of chemicals and ingredients, most of which we usually can not understand. However, most of the time we assume that because it was been approved and can be sold in the USA, that it must be safe. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

When I first started to make soaps, the biggest thing I wanted to understand is what all the chemicals in normal soap did to us. That way, I could tell the purest ingredients to include in my own soap, and leave all those harsh chemicals behind. The more I researched, the scarier it seemed to get.

I always preach how those other soaps people use are destroying their skin, and most people understand this but don't really know about just how much damage is actually being done by the products they use. Every time you put a product on your skin, whether it is soap or lotion, your pores absorb the chemicals in it. Not only does this mean that your absorbing a bunch of chemicals that will simply clog your pores, but you are not actually cleaning your body--more or less poisoning it.

So, below I have a list of chemicals that is included in most soap brands sold in store, along with what they actually do when they touch your skin.

-Triclosan: This is a chemical that is commonly found in toothpaste, deodorant, and now anti-bacterial soaps. However, when researched there are not too many benefits of what this chemical actually does. Upon more research (while trying to find actual benefits), I found out that this chemical actually messes with the normal functions of the reproductive system and thyroid glands.

-Parabens: If you have read any beauty products, from makeup to soap, a lot of them will include this ingredient. It is said that this is used in our products to prevent the growth of bacteria in our beauty products. However, the major thing parabens are known for is being found in breast cancer tumors. This is because this chemical actually mimics estrogen once in the body, and this leads to an increase chance of breast cancer.

-Synthetic colors: Everyone wants to look and smell pretty, but is it worth it just to have some color in your soap? Synthetic colors do not come from a magical rainbow, they are actually coming from coal and tar substances. However, if you go to Europe you will see that these synthetic colors are actually banned, simply because they are considered a human carcinogen. On top of all that, some believe that it can actually lead to ADHD in children.

-Formaldehyde: This is a chemical that can be found in toothpaste, body washes, children's vitamins and more. It sound pretty bad just when saying it, and the things it is doing to your body is just as bad! This chemical has been associated with occupational cancers like nasal cancer, and is also said to be the cause of a lot of skin allergies.

-Phthalates: This is a chemical that can be found in soap, hair products, and body washes. A lot of times, this chemical is mixed into their magical "perfume" scent that goes into the product, so that this chemical does not need to be listed on the ingredients. However, this chemical is a very dangerous one, causing endocrine disruptors and it has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, early breast development in girls, and reproductive birth defects in males and females.

There are plenty more examples I can give you as far as chemical goes, but these are just a few of the more serious that bothered me. This is one of the main reasons I make sure all my soaps are made with pure ingredients, because I don't believe anyone should sell products that will harm their customers, whether their customers know it is being done or not.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Scrub with Sugar, Don't Eat It!

The more we research our food, and what all we put in it, the more it seems that sugar is not the best for us to eat. However, everything was put on this earth for a certain use. So, what is sugar good for? Although it makes things taste amazing, there are TONS of other uses for it, especially when it comes to your skin!

Benefits of scrubbing with Brown Sugar scrubs:

Brown sugar is great at exfoliating the skin.

Image result for brown sugar in bowl

The texture of brown sugar is a lot more gentle than normal sugar, which makes it perfect for those with sensitive skin!

Even though brown sugar is softer, it still works hard to get all those dead skin cells removed, which makes your skin baby smooth.

raspberries & cream body scrub
Raspberries & Cream Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar is a humectant, which means it is great at naturally moisturizing skin.

Because brown sugar is softer, it exfoliates gently and does not leave ANY harmful residue.

This means no clogged pores!

Brown sugar helps reduce the puffiness in white heads, and also helps prevent FUTURE breakouts.

Brown sugar is great at improving scar areas.

It is great to use brown sugar scrubs before you shave, because it helps the hair come out!

Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Organic Brown Sugar Scrub

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