in search of the everlasting glow....Do you wonder why your skincare still leaves your skin flat, dull and lifeless?
.Are you putting products on that you bought at a beauty counter and it's giving you empty promises, or confused at the drug store with all the different cute packages of natural skincare? Or something that sounds good so why not, only to find it in your drawer used maybe a few times. Then months later you find it at the bottom of the drawer and hate to thow it away even though it's now expired and you KNOW you are NEVER going to use it but think another wasted $30 or more and it's hard to toss. You are not alone!
When you think about the skincare industry your mind probably thinks of the big major labels that have lasted the test of time. A lot of reasons why they last, they are made in mass production by companies who have chemists, who put together compounds and ingredients that are modified, made in a lab, created by mixing chemicals and some natural things, using the same chemicals that keep going into the skin and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Well I'm here to tell you that shouldn't be the case, you don't need all that to look great and have your skin glow.
I've created NoSH BoDY to be nourishing organic simple and healthy, food for the skin. I believe in feeding the skin, the largest organ the healthiest ingredients. It won't sit in a drawer I promise you. You will use this from beginning to end and look amazing. No more wasted money guaranteed. It is not sitting on the shelf collecting dust and getting old in the containers and full of preservatives that are harmful to your body.
NoSH BoDY is made fresh in small batches and made with only the most high end luxurious ingredients. I did all the research and tracking down and creating for you of what works! You should be using your products and not hoarding a collection of junk in your drawer. Even those "toxic" skincare items expire eventually after you open them, so a few months go by and you haven't used it, it's like opening a container of cottage cheese, it's going to spoil and have chemicals so you NEED to throw it away. Have you ever looked at those tiny pictures of the jars on the bottom 6M means 6 months from when you open it.
NoSH BoDY is feeding your skin the freshest and healthiest ingredients. Everything is perfected to not be harmful or irritating. Even down to each essential oil used. Some independent companies over do the ratios and can leave the skin to have more damage. Less is more as you've probably heard before. This is the case with the amount of essential oils because they need to have a safe dilution ratio. We at NoSH BoDY are overly cautious with each thing we put into our line which makes it the safest for your whole family.
So if you're using NoSH for the first time you'll notice that a little does go a long way. You shouldn't feel weighed down and heavy but an uplifting and fresh feeling to your skin. You don't want to feel full after a meal, you want to feel like you're nourished and satisfied. This goes for the skin as well.
NoSH BoDY is all organic and some products are vegan, they are always all natural and you will not get toxic, synthetic or harmful ingredients at all. We are a family based business and wanted to create something that was earth and eco friendly as well as sustainable products that will go with the sign of the times. We are dedicated to making the most health conscious skincare for ourselves and our children Did you know that even while pregnant, mommies to be, need to do the same while the baby is growing. You need to protect that child and start with safe ingredients for mom snd baby.
When you start feeding your child for the first time, you wouldn't give them old food to try, so why feed their skin something that's been sitting on the shelf for 6 months.
You can trust that this is in the best interest of your child's skincare needs, I do know they need freshly made products that are healthy and simple. I researched over the years and continue to educate myself. I know that there are a lot of products that are "potential hazards after long exposure to the use of them".
I've dug deep in my investigations of skincare and my findings are completely awful. I'm not at liberty to get into which products and manufactures but I can tell you there are so many that have information on their own companies and know that some of the things they use in their lines eventually can lead to cancers, infertility, skin issues, psoriasis, rashes and diseases that were once rare but we are finding out aren't so rare anymore due to exposures to certain ingredients repeatedly.
If you can't understand what is inside the container why use it? Your skincare should be up there with fresh milk, eggs, produce. The skin is the largest organ of the body and things are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Toxins are stored in the body and harmful ingredients ingested or absorbed are simply not healthy by any standards.
As with any company or any ingredients not everything is for everyone, that is also why I try to keep it on the safe side of how I use and mix, create and the ratios used in my line are overly safe. I always guarantee everything I make, so there's nothing to loose by trying something that is good for you, healthy for you and so delicious your skin will thrive. Here's to revitalizing your skin!
To Great Skin and A Healthy Glow,
Have you ever wondered why you can't seem to get your lotion to last. Why you try numerous balms, butters, lotions, creams....everything you can imagine but yet you still look like a dehydrated prehistoric dinosaur an hour after you apply?
When the epidermis has a harsh layer of dead skin on the outer portion it is hard for your body to allow the penetration of the hydration of your moisturizer.. Leaving your skin feeling dull and dry and your pocketbook empty with all the promises of youthful looking skin down the drain.
All skin in different, When you are young and when you are much older I believe a more mild exfoliation is necessary. Young skin usually doesn't get the brunt of the build up and older folks have thiner skin so gentle is the way to go. This is why I created the Sugar Oat Mimosa Scrub. It is lightly exfoliating the skin with the organic coconut sugars and organic raw sugars. The organic oats are blended to a mix that will help gently remove dirt and oils that clog the pores, it helps treat acne , has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and treats dead skin. Oats contain a compound called saponins, which is a natural cleanser. When you exit the shower you will already feel your skin glowing. The fresh citrus scented blend will make you relaxed as if you've had a nice delicious mimosa in the shower. You need not rub the skin but gently pat it dry.
For a more invigorating scrub I highly recommend the Peppermint Latte Scrub. It is made with the most amazing and most luxurious salts from the Dead Sea, this scrub helps reduce aging, the depth of wrinkles on the body, and treats body acne and psoriasis. This is why I like to have my clients leave it on the skin for a bit (turn the shower off when you scrub) and after is sits for a bit I like to rescrub the surface one more time. The salt will stimulate the blood circulation and with the added organic coffee it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. It's also very calming, has vitamin B-3 to help fight cancer and reduces inflammation in the skin. The peppermint will leave you feeling like you have walked out of a spa. And with both of my scrubs you will not need to even hydrate the day you exfoliate the skin with NOSH BODY because it is the most hydrating scrub you will ever experience. The organic beeswax and organic oils will do the work that day. So just enjoy being pampered!
You will know when you need to exfoliate again but everyones skin is different. I suffer from aging dry skin and so I exfoliate 2xs a week with the latte and 1x a week with the mimosa. I like the mix because midweek I like the lighter formula and use it on my face. I do not recommend using the Peppermint Latte Scrub on the face as I think it is too abrasive.
After doing this though you will notice a huge difference in your skin! You will need far less product of moisturizer as it should seep into the skin and not sit on the surface. I tell my NOSH BODY clients a little should go a long way. Your skin can only take In so much and if your putting too much on it's a waste.
This should help you though with how your use your moisturizer and it should last you much longer. It should glide on and be a thin layer, if you look greasy you've over used! Start off small amounts you can always add more is what I do.
I hope this helps you have better results with your skin and by knowing that you need to remove that dead layer you'll feel lighter....not your pocketbook (wink).
Creator of NOSH BODY
So when I wrote this blog I came back and changed the title and I even had to research it a little. Was it equal or equally?
What I found was this,
Equal means the end product of the creation is the same.
Equally refers to the process, not the result.
I think we all know that there can actually be a difference in what people want to achieve and how they want longevity in their shelf life and so I believe this statement to be the truth...NOT ALL ORGANIC AND NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE CREATED EQUALLY!
The fact is, we are living in an age where people are more aware that for years as we were growing up we lived a polluted, processed, toxic world. We know this and we are working on changing it! We saw the rise of cancer, infertility and other illness that some were so rare and are becoming more frequently found and we started to say how strange it was. Now we are finding out more through research and it's coming back to the same thing.
So many people are choosing to live a cleaner life and that means many different things on many different levels. Some choose to simplify and live as minimalist and there are those who are strict with what they eat and those who only use organic or natural ingredients on their skin. Naturally, we are all different and we all have different needs however, I do see one thing in common, that people are becoming more conscious and aware of toxins. Whether it be too much in our living space and we need to cleanse that space, eating what we feel is the best for us. Some choosing keto diets or paleo , whatever makes you feel good. When you do this it makes you feel different and the world around you changes. Now people are finally coming to realize that there's more...and it comes to our skin and skincare, there are so many mixed emotions in people when it comes to all three of these things and let me tell you why...discipline is hard and sticking to something isn't always easy. I am the first to say we are allowed a CHEAT now and then. Some come home and have a glass of wine (I do not drink, so I enjoy ice cream). Yes, we are allowed to reward or give ourselves something sometimes and it should feel guilt free. Example to my minimalist friends, buy the cute throw rug you don't need just because it's cute and it may make you feel warmth in your home. My health eating maniac friends, go crazy and have some cake. Then the skincare gurus that want all healthy organic ingredients, lovely but if you want to get botox once in awhile go for it!
The goal is to live a healthier lifestyle in general and live happily! Those thing make us feel good, the space around us, the food we eat and what we put on our skin. I think people are finally more aware that the skin is an organ and you are essentially ingesting what you put on you. It is going into the bloodstream and into your body. Toxins go in and are stored there.
When you are at the store look at the labels of the ingredients on not only what you are eating but what you are putting on your skin and your children. If it costs more, it's not aways going to be the most natural or organic either...read labels. All companies are not in it completely for your best interest but they are trying in their corporate ways. There are companies though that choose to make things with integrity and their heart and their own families in mind. I know personally I had to make Nosh Body a certain way. It had to be made with highest standards of organic ingredients, natural ingredients and eco friendly I could find. It takes more effort for those making true organic lines but it's worth every ounce or research we do and I know personally I look for the most luxurious ingredients for Nosh Body. I don't want to skimp on the most important things.
I use these products on my children and some people say that kids don't know the difference, but you do! Why would you go out and spend money on things that don't matter when you and your family are the most important things and precious gifts on this earth. You'd do anything for them but yet if you aren't ready to give them pure natural, non toxic , paraben free, eco friendly, non animal tested things that we know are not cancer causing poison you have to try, you owe it to them. My own son who is 3 knows when I wash his hair it's okay because it is not going to sting his eyes. He still wiggles around and splashes me and plays games because that's what they do at that age but he's not getting irritated eyes. Most products sting and some of the organic ones do as well but to me that's for another blog on another day.
I know you're all smart enough to know when you are reading and looking at words that not all organic is created equally but research as a parent to find the best for you and your family. Find what works and make what makes you happy, because things like bathing, using lotions and balms, spritzes and scrubs are suppose to bring enjoyment and uplift you not weigh you down. So trash the toxic wash and all the other things and live lighter. You"ll feel better about yourself and your family will thank you.
With wishes of happiness and health always in my heart, from my family to yours,
Hi all my NoSH BoDY friends!
It's been awhile since I have been able to write because let's face it, being a mom, wife and creating a company is all hard work. I have to always look at my life and tell myself my family needs me right now and maybe NoSH will have time later, as I go to bed at night writing recipes in my head. I'm also old school too and handwrite everything and change it by crossing things out and scribble on pages. It's what makes me comfortable. Yes, this is very dated and "old school".
Going back to our roots a little before the hustle bustle of todays world really is essential sometimes. I'm totally one who loves a lot of the old school ways. Reality thought has made myself be self taught to design my own website and edit it. I built it and am still working on it all the time because it's just me doing it and it's never all done. Sometimes it drives me crazy to be in the middle of something and not get back to it for days because I just can't.. Part of this is that I design my own labels and send them out to a company to add some finishing touches and print. All my recipes are all me....no one else. I read all the time about ingreditents when I'm not doing the mom, wife thing because it is where I am calm. I write and rewrite, I test and retest. I perfect and test again. I study it, I make sure it is all good to go to production because I want the best for myself and my family. My creative outlet is my happy place and sharing it with others is just the organic grown cherry on top!
So back in the olden days and I mean old, people farmed and grew fresh produce and raised their own animals, things were very different and it was literally farm to table. Not a lot of gourmet going on. A trip into town going to the General Store for your sundries or toiletries were made much different. First of all nothing tasted very good, like toothpaste and for the skin, the balms and elixers were made with alcohol to keep it fresh and keep most things anticeptic. Anyway long of the short is we have come a long way.
We have learned so much for the better and worse over those years. We have modern medicine which is amazing and so many way to say alive so much longer because back then, you get the flu you die. As we came more into the modern ways and things started to get added to our shelves so did preservatives. Foods that could last months and months and beauty products and children's items that lasted for a year or more. Over time we have seen an increase in cancer, we have seen illness in children and things that never existed and so many men and women who are infertile. It makes you wonder how much of this is just too much for our bodies. I truly believe we were meant to be and live more pure. Were we meant to have so many of these chemicals and preservatives that are put into bottles and then we are putting it on our children's skin and our skin being absorbed into our bodies. All these junk foods, canned foods, boxed foods, fast foods, the list goes on.
I think we need to all start to do our best to think fresher, things made naturally and detoxify our families. There are so many people out there who say it's too expensive but I know for a fact that some of this is less expensive because people don't prioritize how their money is spent. They put value in the wrong places. Your children, your partner and yourself...you mean something to this world. You don't need another throw rug or shower curtain. The cute gadget I'm sure is great or the $1 bin x 10 items....anyway, you get my drift.
If you could go into your bathroom or your kitchen right now and throw away all the stuff that was chock full of harmful preservatives would you....or could you?
Let's go back to the basics. Less is more, it's the same as when you declutter your life and choose what is important to you. Do this for your health, inside and out, retrain the thought process for our children that fresh is good, it has to start with us.
Mental food for though!
Who would have ever thought that putting food on your skin would be beneficial way back in the day. I remember when it was just cucumbers on the eyes to help with puffiness and hydration, a nice way to soothe tired eyes.
Now we are finding that there are so many more benefits to feeding our skin these amazing foods. I mean who would every think of oatmeal being good for the skin? It's delicious in the morning for breakfast. It's such a hearty and nutritious way to start the day, but on the skin....it just sounds a little funny right.
Then as the years went on we started to see it pop up as main ingredients to help soothe the skin and treat some skin problems.
What we now know is that feeding the skin is so good and beneficial. Oatmeal alone is very rich in anti-oxidants and helps to reverse damage to the skin by pollution, chemicals and our dreaded UV rays. We started to notice that it helps reduce itching and inflammation of the skin, it can calm eczema and heal psoriasis. It is soothing when you have a sunburn with all it's healing, moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties.
It's a wonderful cleanser and does not strip the skin, it won't clog your pores. It's unique in that it not only helps soak up excess oil in the skin and helps treat acne but the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties helps to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells gently.
Nosh Body Oatmeal Breakfast Foam is something your skin can enjoy anytime of day. It's so soft and luxurious that it is gentle for the whole body even the face. It can be used to shave and you do not need a lot of product to make it work. It cuts down on clutter in the bathroom which I absolutely love! I don't enjoy having a lot of bottles in my shower so this simplifies things for me. I always think about how much waste I'm saving and how I am doing the earth a little good by not having to use so many products. Plus, they are beautiful amble plastic bottles that are recycled!
Next time you're eating your next meal, think about if it's good for you and if it is good for the outside, it may be great for the outside as well!
Food for thought.
Greeting my healthy friends!
I know you have all been wondering why the long break in blogs....Well NOSH BODY as you all know has been a passion of mine for the last year and a half but I am also a mother first. My two children are my main priority as I know most moms feel, their babies first and projects and life secondary.
While I took a break from blogging I have still been on Facebook and Instagram and I have let you know some of the changes that we have been taking.
Nosh went VEGAN! We are already a company that prides ourselves in being organic but took one tiny step. It wasn't too hard to do, only having to change a few products. I am super proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken. We are also renaming all the products to coordinate with the theme of NOSH being to eat and what we are doing here at our company is feeding the skin. We have been having fun renaming the products and the finishing touches will be out soon! I had to go through a ton of changes but I had to do what was best and what was the most fun for our company.
I can't wait for the unveiling of the new product names and what we finalized as our top products. Over that time we had some wonderful and amazing celebrities who went on to share their love for NOSH BODY products and you can find that on the Nosh Body social media sites. I have had a lot of love and support during the changes and everything has been for the best!
My vision is to slowly grow and not explode this company into something that I can't oversee and still make with all the love and the finest ingredients I can get. That is why I have not given it to another company to help assist with production of product yet.
My children are 3 and 5 and once I feel like they are able to be more independent I will let Nosh grow too. This is like my 3rd baby! I'm a little afraid of it to grow up too fast and I'm still perfecting and nurturing it. I am in no rush....slow and steady.
It's doing great and I am so fortunate as I mentioned for all the backing and all the people who love Nosh so much. I am so obsessed with my products and use them myself daily!
I will be going into a few places after the New Year and will be getting some other major promotions and deals. I will let you all know after the New Year on those exciting new places that are going to feature NOSH BODY.
I know you will all love everything I have done and continue to do. Growing something you started from a simple though in your mind for your child then, writing and creating everything on your own is something I love and am most proud of.
I have always believed in myself and I believe that this is something important for our future, our children and ourselves. Feeding our skin the freshest products and that nourishment going from the outside in will surely make you glow and change the way we use skincare! If we can go without all the harsh chemicals and use natural products and get results this is a no brainer...right?
Enjoy the 20% holiday special we are running and get yourself addicted to healthy food for the skin today. Nosh isn't just a yiddish word for eat and snack...It's NOURISHING ORGANIC SIMPLE HEALTHY and there is no better time then now to start your whole family on this lifestyle of healthy choices.
Start your New Years resolution of eating right by starting today....with your skin!
My goal in life are my kids, my job it protect them. I want to give them the best shot at being healthy, trying to prevent them from cancers, kidney, liver disease and other illness. I feel as though some of these are caused by the absorption of things into the bloodstream, by what we touch or put on us, by what’s absorbed into our body through the skin.
We are all not perfect, we don’t live in a perfect world. Everything around us has been slowly deteriorating on many levels. I fear for the future, I fear for my children and their children. Medicine is getting better but our lifestyle choices are getting worse. We are creating our own demises. I sometimes wonder why there’s so much fear in holistic medicine or eastern medicine. The Chinese have been practicing acupuncture since the beginning of time. In Native American and other cultures they use tattooing as not only art but to help alleviate pain. They mark areas of pain on the body, using a sharp instrument and natural man made ink from fruits and other natural plants of the land to heal and aid in pain. Where has our culture gone wrong.
I walk down the isles of a large store where people shop, they have a whole basket full of items, from clothing, home goods to skincare. I think to myself, do they have a want for these items or a need for the items in the basket. Are they adding things to their already decorated home, are they buying that skincare and using it from start to finish? Lately I myself find myself putting things in my basket, items I like and think about it as I walk. Most of the time when I’m to the front I realize that I have no purpose buying half the stuff so out it goes. I myself an trying to simplify my life in order to create a more positive environment. I was guilty of seeing something and just buying it because it was cute or wanting to try something, then it collected or I had little to no use for my purchase.
When it comes to your home and your skincare, Why a soap for the kids and one for mom and one for dad. Ok, I’ll be the first to admit, I’m married to the man who is a creature of habit and will never change, but my children and I opt to you organic and natural. To me a preservative is adding a chemical to prolong the life of something that can sit on a shelf for a long time, not spoiling. Then I go and think about food. About my veggies. What if they stopped having fresh produce or fruits. What if the world turns to a world full of preserved foods! There nothing better than something fresh, something that you even grow in your own yard and eating this.
I recently experienced this with my 4 year old daughter. She grew strawberries and the excitement was amazing! She also has parsley from school that was a tiny dying sprig but is now a bush! She goes out into our yard and eats a leaf and says to me that’s it’s yummy mommy, I’m eating fiber. She’s hysterical!
My son has many issues and if I went and told you the list this blog would be a novel and not a blog. He has had several skin issues and we couldn’t find out the root cause. Most of his health concerns where minor except a few.
I actually created the Nosh Body Gentle Body Wash formulated for him but it’s my favorite and my number 1 seller. It’s oatmeal infusion makes the foam feel rich and luxurious. I wash my children's hair with it because it doesn’t irritate their eyes, I use it on their face and body, as well as on my own. I have friends who use it to shave so I started to and it works great, It’s just that good! I swear it’s like a mini spa experience every time I bathe. I can feel and sense the difference in quality from organic based products. Why am I going to buy from the shelf of the store when I replace my wash about every 2 months anyway, and I get it fresh. I encourage you to try with my first creation, the NOSH BODY ORGANIC GENTLE BODY WASH it's made fresh. I mean come on are you grabbing the expired milk at the store?
Food for thought.
Creator of NOSH BODY
When I think of myself as a kid my mind goes back to the old days, the 70's and growing up then was just so different then now. Now a days there's so much going on daily. I see our children with that constant need for everything now, instant gratification. What I feel is the saddest part of growing up now is my children not getting the chance to explore and have a sense of freedom. As parents we are overly stressed and have so much anxiety from what we read and see going on in the world. We now drive and hover over our children's every move. We make it a point to take our children to structured enviroments to play or to socialize in activities that are "safe", taking away a lot of imaginative time and time for them to grow without us watching their every move. When was the last time you saw a 5 year old alone walking down the street or at a park with no one else? Well, back in my day this was completely normal. It's hard to believe how much has changed in that amount of time but this is now and we have to roll with the times.
Going back to when I was just a 5 year old little girl, I remember a really good friend of mine, her mom was telling my mom about a bad reaction her daughter had to a popular bubble bath of that era. She was red, irritated and itchy in areas that for a little girl is the worst. I remember myself getting a little red in my private areas after bathing in this same popular bubble bath, so this meant no bubbles for a long time. Bubble Baths have tons of chemicals and things to create and make long lasting bubbles, not to mention a long shelf life in the grocery stores. There are so many things that make them irritate young children sensitive skin.
Fast forward almost 40 years and it's still a topic amongst moms. I had a conversation about a year ago with a friend of mine who has two little girls and we were talking about the same problem. How could so much in the world change but Bubble Bath was almost the same. There are plenty of companies that claim they are natural and maybe they are or that they are safe and maybe they are safe for the environment but on children and sensitive areas we were still finding that our girls got red and irritated. Eventually this does change and kids grow out of their sensitivities but do we have to take bubble bath time away until then...well not anymore!
Nosh Body has finally created a child friendly bubble bath that is organic and vegan with no perfume, dyes, chemicals, preservatives! It is mostly plant based and biodegradable so it is earth friendly too. This has by far been my favorite project and took me a very long time to write the perfect recipe. I love how luscious the bubbles are. They are long lasting and my kids have ZERO reactions! They sit and play in the tub for 30 minutes sometimes or more. I had given test products to a few of my friends and they too had nothing but positive things with the Nosh Body Bubble Bath, including my friend with the two girls. I use it myself all the time and love pairing it with my favorite Nosh Body Gentle Body Wash that is infused with oatmeal and are made with the BEST therapeutic essential oils from one of the oldest and best around. I promise to never skimp on what I use. I use only the best I can get because I want the best to be out there for my family and for yours. It's not about how much I can put out for the least amount I put in, it's what can I put in that is the best period. I hand make it all in small batches to control the quality and everything is made with so much care.
I really hope you try the NEW Nosh Body Vegan Bain Bubble, I absolutely LOVE this and I'm 100% convinced you will too!
You can always contact me if you have questions about my products or would like to try Nosh Body. I make it by request so it is fresh and ready for use as soon as it gets to you.
Here's to the right kind of future for our children, we can't change everything but we can change adding chemicals to their skin and ours. Make a difference today!
Creator of Nosh Body
Today we are going to go on a journey....we will explore outside the box and Down into the Rabbit Hole. It's no wonder they hang out down there, they get to munch on the freshest carrots from underground. Those little creatures know a lot about vitamins and what's healthy. I know not everyone loves carrots. Personally I love them best raw, you know the way you're suppose to eat them. And of course dipped in something really delicious like ranch! Ok, how about hummus that's better for you, anyway either or, I have a little dirt on our old friend the carrot and it's time to start pulling that rabbit back out of our hats!
Ok, all joking aside, I am here today to share with you something I am currently using and I have noticed a difference in my skin and the way I feel. At first when I created my spritz I will tell you, it didn't smell as fabulous as my other creations but I knew there was importance in keeping with it. I kept with it and I have learned to love it for so many reasons and really....it's not that bad. What I'm talking about is Carrot Seed Oil, it's a very unusual oil in it's scent and most people find it unpleasant. It is very earthy and it strong, but you have to smell past it for it's many benefits and it's worth the effort and trying.
Carrot Seed Oil is truly amazing! It is naturally detoxifying, has antioxidants, is an anti-inflammatory, a disinfectant, helps with anxiety and stress, treats arthritis, can lower your blood pressure and improve circulation, helps with eczema and psoriasis, rejuvenates the skin as well as firms, tones and smooths wrinkles, it fights free radicals, helps with menstrual cramps, UTIs , ulcers, bacterial wounds, can increase your metabolism, helps with sore muscles and here's the big one, it's anti-carcinogenic! So as I always tell you and will say again and again, the skin is the largest organ of the body why are we NOT using Carrot Seed Oil?
With knowing how many good things Carrot Seed Oil can do for your skin it should start to become a must for everyone. I can tell you that now I find it refreshing and it is very uplifting with my blends and creation.
For now...grab a carrot and chomp away, the real deal is very high in vitamin A and is great for your vision and liver. It does, as I mentioned before help to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. They are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
So keep your eyes peeled (ha) and be on the lookout for the Nosh Body Carrot Spritz. It will be added to my collection by mid May.
To Good Health,
If you're like me, you are probably somewhat a Zombie or as I say Momzombie.
They all say before having children, get your sleep now but honestly it's not like a bank account that you can stockpile and save and withdrawal from when you need replenishment. Then you end up crying your eyes out rocking your baby who won't sleep all night and needs to get fed every few hours and literally suck the life out of you. You think it's bad while you're in the thick of it and baby number two comes and has colic, and not regular colic but 8-12 hours a day or screaming, one who sleeps in 20-40 minute increments. You feel like you are barely going to survive. Then they get a little older and .....still no sleep! I cringe when I read the other moms posts on mom sites how amazing their kids sleep, eat everything you give them, never yell or talk back and are well hehaved, ok you're amazing and totally lucky. Those are the moms that look perky in the morning with Starbucks in hand walking into the preschool and you're a dissheveld mess with a cold cup of coffee sitting in the car that you lost 5 times this mornings while getting the kids ready, you're running in late with them pulling your hair and screaming.
Ok, so we can't fix all this and they grow up fast but while you're in the trenches you can try a few things to help you look and feel a little better.
The first question people always ask me is how do I look so young at almost 45 years old or how can they change their skin and make it look fresher or more alive. I'm not going to lie, some of it is lifestyle and some is genetics but there are other tricks. I'm the first one to say don't drink alcohol but I get it, some of you look forward to that glass of wine at the end of a long day. For those of you who need that, it's fine but you have to keep yourself balanced. 1 glass of wine, I say you need 12-16 oz of water to replace the hydration, if you have a second glass be ready to double up on the H2O. In general we all under drink water. Your body % varies a little in the amount of water it is made up of but safely it's around 70%. It is so easy throughout the long days we all have to run around using up enegry and grabbing lattes and diet cokes but less caffine more hydration. I'm guilty myself of getting a refresh on my "cold" cup to warm it before I head out the door but I do always remember my ginormous container that is 40oz filled with ice water before I run out the door and keep 2 steel cups that hold 30oz a piece to bed at night. I usually finishing one and sometimes moving on to the second one because yes, I wake up and drink water at night.
I'm not telling you to stay up all night drinking water but make sure you are drinking plenty and keeping fresh water with you all day.
I also love to spritz the skin with water in the day, naturally I use a special water that I make for myself and maybe down the road if I have people requesting I will put it out there but for now, you can use a small mist container and fill with fresh distilled water and if you have a favorite essential oil add a few drops. It’s a nice pick me up and it just feels good!
I can't help you with the amount of sleep but one trick I learned from my Shiseido rep, back in my Minnesota days, was to sleep on my back. This is harder than you think if you're a pillow hugger at night. I had been sleeping on my stomach forever and the thought of this boggled me. I use to wake up in the morning with bags under my eyes, pillow case creases on my face and a stiff neck. Changing that made a huge difference. I woke up more refreshed and looking better, the stiff neck thing....sadly I still have but oh well. I sometimes will lay on my side with my pillow between my knees but will flip to my back always with a pillow resting under my knees.
I hope you try this and see if this makes any changes in your skin. Sleeping on your face means you are rubbing, tugging and pulling the skin and getting friction on the face while and not get proper circulation to the skin, so overall it is just better for you.
Last but not least, MOISTURIZE your skin! I cannot believe how many people tell me they do not moisturize at all....EVER! I'm blown away by the amount of people who don't and do not properly take care of their face too. Ok, this is the same as drinking water. You need to hydrate your skin, period. I don't care what you choose to use but it needs a drink of water. If you don't moisturize and you look amazing, you are beyond blessed.
You hear me say all the time the skin is the largest organ right? You truly should be hydrating it twice daily, as well as your face. Your face is not excluded from hydration. You water your plants and if you don't what happens, they dry up. Sometimes you are able to save them by just adding water and they come back to life. Think of your skin as a plant, it can get dry and look lifeless if not taken care of. I will also tell you that protecting your skin from sun damage is important and taking precautions when you are outdoor as well as indoor from elements around you is important but lets start slow.
Wash your skin twice daily, I use my Nosh Body Gentle Wash because it’s so luscious and foamy, it’s infused with oatmeal and I love the way my skin feels. I use it on my face as well. After you was you should replace the moisture, at the very minimum. And please use one designed for your face and a different one for your eyes. Your eyes 100% need hydration as well and you do need to use a different cream for your eyes than for your face.
Why? Because the skin is extremely delicate around the eye area and if you use the wrong thing it will irritate your eyes. I have the most sensitive eyes and am very limited on what I can put around my eyes.
Everyone is different and we all have different skincare needs but the one thing in common we all have is we need to properly care for it. It's the only skin we have so do your best to take care of it.
On that note...I'm headed upstairs to remove my makeup (a must), take a shower and rehydrate.
Mother of two young children, housewife in the OC, rewriting how we view skincare for ourselves and our children