Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shea Butter review

 I was sent this product  from Cleopatra`s Choice to try and review. My teenage daughter who has naturally dry skin has not had much  luck with moisturizers absolutely loves this product.  It has worked well for  her and I love it too!  I apply it to my face & body in the morning . It is best to work with small amounts of this product.
The butter is very thick, you can use a hairdryer on a low setting for less than 30 seconds until the butter is slightly melted on top or scoop the butter out with a spoon or such, put a small amount into your hands  rubbing them  together, the heat of your hands turns this product into a smooth non greasy face & body butter. It makes your skin feel so soft. The butter has a nutty scent that fades quickly 
Pure, unrefined Shea Butter has been prized for thousands of years for its hydrating and healing properties. Originating from the tropics of Africa, it is an excellent source of Vitamins A, E and F. Naturally highly concentrated, Shea Butter is the natural and economic choice to replenish your dry, damaged skin and make it feel softer and healthier than it has in years.

Easily absorbed; this butter is great for people of all skin types including those with skin sensitivities. Even mild enough for the delicate skin of a baby, its restorative properties promote skin elasticity which makes it the perfect solution for minimizing scars and stretch marks.

The high vitamin A and E content of makes it an excellent ointment for sun-damaged or wrinkled skin. Shea Butter moisturizes skin while preventing premature wrinkles and eases your fine lines without clogging pores or leaving your skin greasy or shiny.

The Vitamin F works to protect and rejuvenate your rough, dry chapped skin. Not only good for the skin, it is also be used as a pomade to restore the luster and shine to dry, damaged and dull hair. The butter even has a place in the first aid kit; its antiseptic properties make it the natural choice for treating burns and minor skin abrasions.

We do not process our Shea Butter. It is 100% pure and unrefined; this ensures that the butter maintains its rich emollient properties and that its healing benefits are left intact. Many consumer grades have been chemically processed and deprived of its naturally healing benefits and moisturizing properties. The resulting product is devoid of the emollient characteristics it is known for.

Made in small batches, this butter is a fair trade item produced by female West African subsistence farmers in Ghana. The production facility is a safe and clean working environment that enables the locals to earn a fair wage that supplements their farming income.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fun facts about Fruits and Veggies from Burpee

Fun Facts
Did you know that ...

  •  There are at least 10,000 varieties of tomatoes, from small cherry ones to Ponderosa, which can weigh over three pounds.

  • The tomato – the fruit for which Burpee is most famous – first grew as wild, cherry-sized berries in the South American Andes. The tomato as we know it today was developed in Mexico.

  • Tomatoes are the world’s most popular fruit! More than 60 million tons are produced every year. That’s 16 million tons more than No.2 — the banana.

  • Tomatoes are the fruit of a vine that’s native to South America.

  • Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that is abundant in tomatoes and tomato products, is widely thought to help in the prevention of a variety of maladies.

  • Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C. One medium tomato provides 40% of the recommended daily amount!

  • Borage flowers can be prepared in an infusion and served as cold or hot tea.

  • Watermelons are actually vegetables, related to pumpkins, cucumbers and squash.

  • Watermelons are healthy! They contain no fat or cholesterol and are high in fiber content, potassium and vitamins A and C.

  • The world record-holding watermelon was more than 260 lbs.

  • The first cookbook that was published in 1176 contained a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.

  • Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C. They contain twice as much (by weight) as citrus fruits!

  • Ancient Greeks and Romans thought basil would only grow if you screamed wild curses and shouted while sowing the seeds.

  • Basil is a great source of vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and iron.

  • Basil oil is a traditional treatment for insect bites and bee stings.

  • Cilantro was one of the plants growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon more than 2,500 years ago!

  • Cilantro is a member of the carrot family.

  • Cucumbers are believed to have originated more than 10,000 years ago in southern Asia.

  • Cucumbers have the highest water content of any vegetable.

  • Although considered a vegetable when cooking, squash is actually a fruit.

  • Squash is a great source of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant.

  • Eggplants are members of the potato family.

  • People of many cultures going back to ancient Greece have used thyme to flavor cheeses and liquors.

  • An old English tradition is to plant large patches of thyme as playgrounds for faeries.

  • Got a cold? Green sweet bell peppers have twice the vitamin C of oranges. Red and yellow bell peppers have four times as much.

  • Onions, apples and potatoes all have the same taste. The difference in flavor is caused by their smell. Pinch your nose and try it – they will all taste sweet.

  • Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are also flowers!.

  • Ounce for ounce, Broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk.

  • Onions make you cry because they are full of sulphuric chemicals, which irritate your tear ducts. Sulphur is the same gas which is produced by volcanoes when they erupt.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Soap review         
I was  sent  a bar of Adovia  Dead Sea Mud soap to  review from Cleopatras Choice. The packaging  Adovia uses is very nice and would be nice for giving as gift.
The mud soap works great! I used it as a facial  As a facial soap, it leaves the skin very clean and moisturized. This product is all natural. There is no fragrance, and it's good for the skin. I love this product!! My skin  tends to be dry, but after using this soap, my skin is more balanced and moisturized and feels very clean.

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Soap Product Description:
Adovia Mud Soap removes dirt and cleanses your skin, while simultaneously infusing it with minerals essential to keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized.
Enriched with century old Dead Sea mud, leaving your skin cleansed and nourished
The mud soap gently cleanses away oil, bacteria and dirt particles, leaving skin purified, detoxified and fully cleansed.

Made from centuries-old Dead Sea mud, this 100% all-natural, fragrance-free mud soap contains a unique combination of minerals only found within the Dead Sea that guarantee to leave skin looking clean and well-nourished.

* Guaranteed the most Fresh and Authentic Adovia Dead Sea Mineral Skin Care products
* Made in Israel with Genuine Dead Sea Minerals as the key ingredient.
* Uniquely combines the healing power of Minerals from the Dead Sea with natural botanical ingredients from the Earth.
* Ingredients such as Shea Butter , Aloe Vera, Vitamins C, A and E, Seaweed, Dead Sea salt, Mud and Minerals, and many more Botanical Ingredients make skin look and feel great.