Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Just say no to petroleum jelly, there are many natural alternatives.

Petroleum Jelly, aka Vaseline is a by-product of oil drilling build-up that was found on the oil rig machine in the mid-1800's.  It has also been taken from the state it's found in and refined even more whether at a high or low grade, we don't know. If it's a low grade refinement it could still contain trace elements of cancer causing chemicals. 

What are reasons we use Petroleum Jelly?  It's cheap.  And we use it for a variety of abrasions, blisters, rashes (even baby diaper rashes), cuts and almost anything that says open wound.  It acts as a barrier between the cut and the outside world, which in theory isn't going to kill anyone.  But why put a chemical on an open wound?  Why not use something soothing and healing?  Something your body would crave over a chemical laden cheap product?

We have 2 products we recommend.

Sweet Feet Butter - a combination of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sweet Almond Oil infused with lavender buds, with added Beeswax, Vitamin E and Lavender Essential Oil has the consistency of a salve and we highly recommend for cuts and wounds.  Lavender has been shown to help heal skin, relieve sun burns, minor skin abrasions and more.  Lavender also has high levels of Vitamin E which helps the skin repair itself faster, which is another reason this is a perfect choice for your skin healing needs. **We also have a peppermint version which we would recommend avoid putting on open wounds, especially if you are in pain.

Body Balm - if you are looking for an unscented option or our essential oil option Essentially Lavender Vanilla, we recommend our Body Balm for assisting in an alternative for petroleum jelly.  With ingredients you've heard so much about like Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E it's a great alternative and you can use it for so many things.

So whether your using it as a lip scrub by adding sugar to it, cuticle cream, a skin softener, hair dye protector, diaper rash protectant, etc. why not choose something natural instead, with ingredients you understand and trust.  Both of our products are great at protecting the skin, with ingredients that work WITH your skin to help heal cuts, abrasions, etc.

We are also currently working on both a specific diaper rash butter and healing balm, both with more herbs to assist with helping your skin heal itself for a variety of ailments, so be on the look-out for that soon.

If you have any questions about these products or any of our products, feel free to ask!  You can touch base with us here.

Do you use Vaseline?  Something natural?  Tell us your thoughts.

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