DIY Tropical Moisturizer 

DIY Tropical Moisturizer

Ingredients

  • 15 Teaspoons of Cocoa Butter
  • 10 Teaspoons of Shea Butter
  • 6 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil
  • 2 teaspoons of beeswax pellets
  • 10 Drops of Lime Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 1 Empty Heat Resistant Container (Such as a Mason Jar)
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 Empty Lotion Container

Instructions

  1. Fill the sauce pan halfway full with water and bring to boil or use double boiler.
  2. Melt beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter.
  3. Allow the mixture to melt completely.
  4. Remove mixture from heat once they have melted and stir.
  5. Carefully add in Vitamin E oil and stir.
  6. Allow mixture to cool.
  7. Add lime and bergamot essential oils.
  8. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  9. Pour mixture into heat resistant container.
  10. Allow to cool before use.
  11. Label and store away from kids or pets.

To Use

Apply to skin for a tropical scent that moisturizes even the driest of skin!

Ways to Naturally Reduce Stress

Ways to Naturally Reduce Stress

Stress is a common problem with most people. With all the problems of life such as work, personal problems, health issues and other responsibilities it is easy to get overwhelmed. Below is a list of natural ways to reduce stress and help you live calmer life.

1- Prioritize

As humans, we tend to take on more than we can handle. It is important to prioritize your life so you do not get overwhelmed. Life can require a lot from you but you do not have to run yourself ragged trying to complete everything at once.

Make a list of all the things that are required of you and number them according to importance. Then determine how much time to a lot to each task. Are there things on your list that you could eliminate? Are you spreading yourself too thin? Carefully review the items on your list and eliminate anything that is not necessary or beneficial.

2- Delegate

Once you have written your list of tasks, review it to see if there is anything you can delegate to someone else. Are there some tasks you could ask for help with?  For example, could you ask a family member to help you fold laundry? Could you ask for help on an assignment at work?  Delegating tasks is a great way to prevent being overwhelmed.

3- Use Essential Oils

Using essential oils can help you feel less stressed and have been utilized to help naturally induce a calmer atmosphere. Suggested practices for natural stress relief is to diffuse or topically apply essential oils such as lavender, rose or jasmine.

4- Breathing Exercises

Breathing is something that we all do, but how many of us are truly aware of how we are breathing. A helpful tip for reducing stress is to practice breathing exercises. There are many free youtube videos and internet resources you can watch to show you how to use breathing as a relaxation technique.

5- Spend Time with Loved Ones

A great way to reduce stress is to surround yourself with people you can enjoy life with.Spend time with people who encourage you, listen to you and make you laugh can help you heal when you feel like you’re at wit’s end. Call a friend, send a text or email.There is no shame in reaching out if you need a good friend’s company!

 

If you are truly stressed, it is important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. We here at White Naturals want all our clients to experience the best life possible! Please reach out if you are feeling overwhelmed.

Natural Lavender Wax Melt

DIY Natural Lavender Wax Melts

Ingredients

  • 8 oz beeswax pellets
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Silicone Mold
  • Double boiler or sauce pan to melt ingredients in.

Instructions

  1. Melt beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top until it is completely liquid.
  2. While the beeswax is melting, prepare your silicone mold by placing 3 drops of essential oil in each slot.
  3. Once beeswax is completely melted, carefully pour it into silicone mold.
  4. Allow to cool 4 hours.
  5. Pop out of mold and store away from kids and pets.

To Use

Place wax melt into a wax melter and enjoy a natural, relaxing lavender scent.

Natural Sunburn Remedies

Natural Sunburn Remedies

According to data from the CDC, 70% of people report experiencing sunburn. Over exposure to the sun can cause serious issues such as sun poisoning, skin damage and even dangerous cancers such as melanoma. This is why it is important to protect your skin and care for it properly.

Obviously, the first line treatment for sunburn is prevention.

Avoiding over-exposure to direct sunlight and wearing proper skin protection such as sunscreen should be the first steps you take to avoid sunburns. Avoiding sunlight during the hours where the UV rays are the most dangerous (such as midday-afternoon) is also beneficial. Staying in the shade and wearing appropriate clothing that shields your skin from damage will help you avoid sunburn.

People with fair skin should use extra caution in the sun and should use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

If you do end up with sunburn, there are many natural remedies to treat it. 

1-  Aloe

Aloe gel is the liquid harvested from the aloe plant and is widely used as a natural remedy for sunburn, rashes and general skin care. Its naturally cooling effect makes it a perfect option to treat painful sunburns. Aloe gel also has properties that can treat bacteria and fungi.

 

2- Menthol

Menthol is made from various types of mint such as corn mint and peppermint. When mixed with a naturally calming base such as shea butter or cocoa butter, this blend will soothe even the harshest of sunburns.

3- Essential Oils

There are many essential oils that are beneficial in the treatment of sunburns such as: Lavender, Tea tree, Geranium, Chamomile and Eucalyptus.   To use these oils to treat sunburn, Apply 5-10 drops into 3oz of a carrier oil and apply a generous amount to sunburned areas, careful to avoid getting the oils into eyes, nose or mouth.

4- Cold Compress

One of the best natural remedies to soothe a sunburn is applying a cool cloth or ice compress to the affected area. Be sure to apply a fabric such as a washcloth or shirt in between your skin and the ice pack.

5- Baking Soda

As a natural PH balancer, baking soda can help restore balance to sunburned skin. To use this remedy to treat sunburn, create a paste with 1/4 cup of distilled, clean water mixed with 1/2 cup of baking soda and apply to affected areas. Allow mixture to set on skin for 15-30 minutes, then gently rinse.

 

While the sun is a wonderful part of summer it should be enjoyed in safe moderation with proper clothing, hydration and skin care!  We here at White Naturals wish you a safe and healthy summer!

 

DIY Natural Sleep Salve

DIY Natural Sleep Salve

 

Ingredients

  • 8 oz  Shea Butter
  • 12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Beeswax
  • 1 Empty Heat Resistant Container (Such as a Mason Jar)
  • 1 Sauce Pan (Or double boiler)

Instructions

  1. Fill the sauce pan halfway full with water and bring to boil or use double boiler.
  2. Place heat resistant container onto stove top and add beeswax and shea butter.
  3. Allow mixture to come to a boil and melt completely.
  4. Once completely melted remove from heat.
  5. Carefully stir until mixture has cooled.
  6. Add lavender essential oil.
  7. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  8. Pour mixture into heat resistant container.
  9. Allow to cool before use.
  10. Label and store away from kids or pets.

To Use

Apply to chest, neck and wrists an hour before bedtime to naturally induce calm and sleep.

Activated Charcoal is Great for Your Skin!

 

Activated Charcoal is Great for Your Skin!

Even though activated charcoal has been used since 1550 BC in ancient Egypt, it is still a great compound that can improve your skin in an organic, natural way!

Activated charcoal is formed from bamboo, wood or coconut shells. The process of creating activated charcoal happens when one of these substances is heated to a high temperature. These high temperatures change the chemical structure and create a “char” substance and “activates” the charcoal.

Activated charcoal can be used to provide many health benefits. It has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract toxins. As a main ingredient in our exfoliating detox scrub, activated charcoal can cleanse your skin in an intense yet gentle way. This pure charcoal scrub has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory propertie and is free of toxic chemicals. Using this scrub is a great way to cleanse your skin in an 100% natural and safe manner. We also offer a  Charcoal Face Mask  product designed to nourish and purify your skin. This mask is a great acne preventative and also treats blackheads.

Black Facial Mask, Peel off Charcoal Face Mask 2 oz

Adding activated charcoal to your beauty routine will help you naturally remove dirt, makeup, toxins and other environmental exposures from your skin!  We are proud to offer a line of organic skin care options to give our customers the chance to experience radiant, healthy skin!.

DIY Natural Deodorant

DIY Natural Deodorant

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil of choice
  • Empty jars
  • Double boiler or sauce pan to melt ingredients in.

Instructions

  1. Melt shea butter and beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top.
  2. Once melted, mix in the cornstarch, baking soda and vitamin E oil.
  3. Whisk ingredients briskly and thoroughly until completely blended.
  4. Add ten drops of essential oil of choice and stir.
  5. Allow to mixture to cool.
  6. Pour mixture into empty container.
  7. Store in a cool, dry place away from kids and pets.

To Use

After bathing, apply a generous amount to underarms. Can even be applied to feet to reduce odor.

Summer Skin Care Secrets

Summer Skin Care Secrets

Summer is a time for fun in the sun and enjoying warm temperatures outside! But summer activities such as exposure to excess sunlight and chemicals in pool water can damage your skin.

Below is a list of skin care secrets to help you keep beautiful looking skin no matter what the season!

Be Smart with Sun Exposure-

We all love to soak up the sun, but excessive sun exposure raises the risk of melanoma, a type of skin cancer. It is important to apply sunscreen and utilize shading devices such as hats, sun-visors and umbrellas when you will be in direct sunlight for long periods of time. The sun’s rays are the hottest during midday, so you might consider planning your outdoor activities for the late afternoon or evening.

 

Wear Summer Appropriate Clothing-

Certain fabrics such as flannel and polyester are not heat friendly and should be avoided during the summer time. When your body becomes overheated, you sweat and these fabrics do not allow your skin to “breathe.” This can cause a build up of bacteria on the skin and lead to break outs.  During summer, fabrics such as cotton should be worn. Cotton is a light, breathable fabric choice that will not harbor heat like polyester and flannel fabrics do.

Use Summer Specific Make-Up-

Certain cosmetic items do not withstand summer stressors and can end up making you look like a melted wax figure. It is important to choose makeup products that not only withstand things such as sweat and water exposure, but also offer healthy benefits to your skin. There are many options such as natural mineral powders that will give you flawless coverage while also nurturing your skin. You can also wear foundation that contains sunscreen for added protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Establish a Daily Purifying Routine

Sunscreen, makeup and sweat can build up in your skin’s pores and cause you to break out and look older. It is important to establish a daily routine to cleanse your skin. Products such as our natural, organic exfoliating scrubs and cleansing charcoal facial mask are premium options that will help you keep your skin fresh and clean. For optimal, clear skin, always wash your face before bed and never go to sleep without washing off makeup or sunscreen.

Stay Hydrated-

Your skin contains 64% water, so without proper hydration, it will not look it’s best.  It is recommended that adults drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Drinking appropriate amounts of water while you enjoy the summer heat will not only make your skin look better, but will also prevent harmful things such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Take a thermos or bottle of water with you as you enjoy summer activities and remember to stay hydrated!

Pick the Right Sunscreen-

Choose a sunscreen product with an SPF of at least 15 or higher. It is also important to choose a sunscreen with as little chemicals in it as possible. There are options for making your own DIY, natural sunscreen as well. Remember to apply sunscreen thoroughly to all sun exposed areas. Areas such as the ears, nose, face, arms and back typically are the most exposed, so be sure you are covering these areas with appropriate amounts of sunscreen. Re-apply as needed after water exposure and sweating.

 

Remembering these tips will help you achieve the great summer skin. Don’t forget to take care of your skin this summer!

Beeswax- Skin Care Secret

Beeswax- Skin Care Secret

 

Beeswax is a natural substance made by honeybees that has been used since ancient times for its incredible benefits. Ancient Egyptian and Roman cultures used beeswax in their natural skin and beauty products. Today, it is a relatively unknown beauty secret that can improve your skin care routine!

Beeswax is naturally moisturizing and contains vitamin A, which hydrates the skin without clogging pores. It is also used in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, diaper rash, dermatitis and psoriasis. It is a great ingredient to add to natural salves and lotions. Just combine beeswax with a carrier oil such as olive or almond oil to treat dry skin!

Beeswax also has anti-aging properties. It has been researched to help the body produce collagen. Collagen is a protein in your body that makes up your connective tissues. As we age, this protein naturally weakens. Beeswax, with it’s high content of vitamin A, helps the skin retain is youthful appearance. Applying beeswax to stretch marks and scars can also improve the appearance of these blemishes.

Other Benefits of Beeswax-

 

1-      Natural Remedies. The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine performed a 24 week study that revealed beeswax  normalized liver function and improved symptoms of fatty liver in the test subjects. When mixed with honey it has also been used as a treatment for candida. Beeswax can be used to naturally lower cholesterol levels as well. (Do not start or stop any substance without first contacting your medical provider) 

2-      Anti-inflammatory. Beeswax has been researched to help ease inflammation and joint pain in patients with arthritis and joint stiffness/pain. It is an added ingredient in many topical creams to ease pain and discomfort.

3-      Acne Treatment.  Due to its rich vitamin A content and anti-septic properties, beeswax is an amazing natural treatment for acne. It moisturizes the skin without clogging pores and allows skin to “breathe.”

 

Whether you are 25 or 95, our premium beeswax product can be a great addition to your skincare routine for healthy, youthful and moisturized skin!