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Is ACID Causing Your Eczema?

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Is ACID Causing Your Eczema?

As a holistic soap maker, passionate about helping you live better, I have enthusiastically held many conversations with all of you concerning various skin concerns. After years of these conversations, the most consistent concern many of you and your loved ones are dealing with is eczema or some other form of dermatitis. I have mentioned the well-studied connection between eczema and an overly acidic body (acidosis), even the possibility of candida (candidiasis) and parasites but I had yet to create a well thought out post. Today I want to share a bit of insight about acidity and what that means for your overall health in...

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What Is Inflammation?

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What Is Inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; it seeks to remove harmful stimuli such as damaged cells, irritants, or bacteria; and begin the healing process. The signs and symptoms of inflammation, especially acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself. It’s often followed by pus and tissue formation. Inflammation & Skin Inflammation is at the root of a variety of troublesome skin conditions, including: Acne Redness Rashes Fine lines and wrinkles Sagging and bagging Irritation, itching Rosacea Eczema Dermatitis Psoriasis Short-term inflammation is good for us. It helps us heal. The problem is in today’s world, a...

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What's The Skinny On Black Soap?

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What's The Skinny On Black Soap?

What’s It All about? So often I hear the question,  "so what's the deal on black soap? I’ve heard it's the best soap!" The handed down story… I have to say handed down because it is, information passed along from culture to culture, family to family and from me to you... Authentic African Black Soap is made by the people of the Yoruban tribe located in Nigeria. It is believed that this tribe brought their herbal wisdom with them from their original Egyptian homeland. Secret black soap formulas are carefully guarded as they are passed down through generation. The soap...

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Managing Ingrown Facial Hair

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Managing Ingrown Facial Hair

Pseudofolliculitis also known as barber’s itch, folliculitis barbae, razor bumps and ingrown hair, is a common problem for individuals with coarse hair. It occurs after facial or body hair has been shaved and the hair begins to regrow. Coarse hair tends to curl into the skin instead of growing straight out the follicle, leading to an inflammatory reaction. The result is itchy, red and pimpled skin. Inflamed acne like pustules can also form, if the area becomes infected. Pseudofolliculitis barbae can be divided into two types of ingrown hairs: hair that has exited the follicle and reentered the skin (extrafollicular) and hair that never exits...

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Herbal Tea for Glowing Skin!

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Herbal Tea for Glowing Skin!

I’m really a lover of a good BOLD roast coffee bean, smooth and rich with hints of chocolate and berries. With that being said, I, like many other Americans, I consume more than my fair share in a 24-hour period, in part because I’m a hardworking business owner, always a cup-in-hand,  the other is because it’s absolutely delicious! Who can resist it? Unfortunately, coffee contains caffeine and while caffeine isn’t all bad, an over-consumption of caffeinated drinks can wreck havoc on your skin, especially if you aren't consuming the recommended amount of water that your body needs to stay hydrated...

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