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Why You Should Ditch The Foam and Try A Sea Salt Bath Soak Instead

While many of us don’t really look at labels when it comes to our skin care products, the unfortunate fact is that if you did, not only would pronouncing the ingredients be quite a struggle, but you’d be left scratching your head thinking “What is this?!”


Foam bath is one of those nasties that we assume is safe, (after all why would they sell it if it wasn’t?) but unfortunately contains less than desirable ingredients for your precious skin. Not only will harsh or chemical ingredients dry out your skin or aggravate a sensitive skin, they will put your health at risk too considering that more than 60% of everything that is applied to our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. Pretty scary huh?


So what are you supposed to do when the bubbles have let you down? We say, ditch the chemicals and treat your skin to a 100% pure sea salt soak!

Benefits of Sea Salt For The Skin

If you have never tried a sea salt soak then you are seriously missing out! Sea salt is jam packed with wonderful minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium that will not only leave your skin feeling like a baby’s bottom, it has wonderful benefits for the mind too.


Sea salt will help to draw toxins out of the skin and the body, helping to clear up inflammatory conditions such as acne, as well as encourage a healthy internal environment. In fact, if you’ve been feeling particularly stressed, we highly recommend soaking in a sea salt soak for up to 30 minutes and allow the sea salt to work its magic on your mind and body.


Sea salt can help to regulate oil production, thus reducing clogged pores and acne breakouts, and the anti-inflammatory properties of magnesium will help to soothe conditions such as eczema.


Sea salt will also promote healthy blood flow and gently exfoliate the skin for skin that glows with health! Oh, and if your muscles are sore, then look no further than a sea salt soak!


Our Pharmacie Soaks

Now that you know all the benefits of an all natural sea salt soak, we bet you’re dying to try one for yourself! Well we have you covered with our all natural Pharmacie Soaks!


In a completely natural base of sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and sea salt, these beautiful soaks are available in six formulations.


Calendula and Geranium is ideal to restore and balance both oily and dry skin, as well as promote an overall sense of ease and peace.


Arnica and Rosemary is just what you need to soothe and unwind any sore or tight muscles. This one also increases circulation and will help to heal bruises faster.


Oatmeal and Lavender will soothe and heal, and leave you floating on cloud 9. Soak in this when you feel particularly stressed or before bed to help you drift into dreamland.


Comfrey and Grapefruit will reinvigorate and rejuvenate by speeding up skin cell regeneration and stimulating the lymphatic system to aid in releasing toxins, as well as reducing stubborn areas of cellulite.


Bergamot and Roses will leave your skin richly hydrated while helping to calm any nervousness or tension in the body.


Orange Blossom and Honey will beautifully brighten and heal your skin, and it’s happy scent will instantly boost your spirits!


As you can see there’s a soak for you no matter what skin issue or mood may be troubling you. Once you give one a try please share your results with us, because we just know you are going to fall in love. Bath time never looked so good.

3 Reasons You Need To Be Using Eucalyptus Oil In Your Home!

If you've ever Googled “natural ways to relieve symptoms of a cold or flu” then you've likely seen Eucalyptus oil featured as one of the more popular ingredients. With it’s antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities, it’s no secret how powerful this colorless, and rather distinctive tasting oil is for treating medical ailments.

Distilled from the fresh leaves of the evergreen Eucalyptus globulus tree which is native to Australia, Eucalyptus oil is most commonly seen today in vapor rubs, cold and cough medications, and topical treatments.

Did you know? Depending on where in the world the Eucalyptus tree is located, it goes by many different names. A few of the more interesting ones are: the blue gum tree, fever tree, and stringy bark tree!

While it hasn’t always been a staple in aromatherapy, the benefits of Eucalyptus are endless, and it has therefore made its way into both aromatherapy and conventional medicine.

Let’s take a look at just three of the wonderful reasons you should be using eucalyptus oil in your home…

Healing

Germicidal, or germ destroying properties, make this essential oil a powerful antiseptic which means it’s ideal to apply to wounds, burns, cuts and abrasions, as well as insect bites. Not only will Eucalyptus essential oil soothe the area, it will help to further prevent infections too. Since Eucalyptus oil can burn sensitive skin, you should always remember to first dilute it in a carrier oil before applying on your skin.

Decongesting

If you’re suffering from the flu or any kind of stuffiness, you can find relief by inhaling steam with Eucalyptus. This is because Eucalyptus oil is a powerful decongestant, making it especially beneficial for asthma sufferers. Instead of fumbling around with drops of oil in your shower, our Eucalyptus Shower Mist makes it easy to help you open up your sinuses and wake you up. It’s easy to see why this is one of our most popular products!

 

Energizing

If you’re feeling sluggish, tired or just a little blah, then you need to incorporate some Eucalyptus oil into your daily routine. Why? Simply by inhaling the oil you’ll be encouraging blood flow to the brain which goes a long way in helping to boost alertness, help you focus, increase your energy levels, and lift your spirits. It’s the perfect way to pick you up on a cloudy, dreary day!

These are just three of the excellent benefits of Eucalyptus oil. Share with us in the comment section below if you already use this oil, and how it helps you, we’re always happy to hear from our readers!

What we do here...

I would like to use this blog in a casual, natural way to describe what is happening in the Natural Bath and Body world. So much has happened in the twenty years that we here at Jane Inc. have been in business. Small companies that started out small and with a mission in mind have been swallowed up by corporate giants and are now made on huge production lines using typical chemical manufacture – just like anything other mass-made product. They are no longer the carefully compounded artisanal products they once were. These formerly artisanal companies include Burt’s Bees (Clorox), Origins (Estee Lauder), Aveda (Estee Lauder), Mrs. Meyers Cleaning (S.C. Johnson), Altoids (Mars Inc.), Tom’s of Maine (Colgate-Palmolive), The Art of Shaving (Proctor & Gamble).. This is not to say that these products are bad or dangerous, what I am saying here is they are just like anything else, conceived in a lab, filled with chemicals and produced in a factory. What we are trying to do here at Jane Inc. is to offer a handmade and artisanal product, made in small batches in the USA of natural ingredients. So the next time you pull a product off the shelf – read the label - you may be in for a surprise.

Shibori

I have been fascinated by Shibori dyeing for the last few years and finally decided to add some to our line! The results are even better than I could have anticipated, thanks to the wonderful fabric artist I found on Etsy: Sarah Jackson. Here is a link to her Etsy shop in case you want to buy some of her beautiful fabrics for your own projects:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JacksonFabricArts

She used our soft organic cotton to create four colors and designs using the traditional Japanese hand-dyeing technique called Shibori, which binds, twists, folds, stitches, and compresses fabric to create patterns. Yes, it is tie-dye, but so much more sophisticated!