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Winter Skin Care Solutions

Category: Skin Deep
Posted: 2010-01-13 18:21

"The skin is the largest organ in the body, and you need to moisturize it in the winter", advises Neera Agarwal-Antal, MD, dermatologist, Hudson Dermatology (Ohio).

Look for a nourishing moisturizer that do not contain:

- glycerin: only serves to make an impenetrable barrier on your skin
- synthetic scents: can irritate the skin and are usually alcohol
based which further dry out your skin

A glycerine based cream can prevent any nourishing elements in the cream from penetrating into your skin.

Cold pressed, pure, therapeutic grade Castor oil is the most hydrating of all plant oils. Palm'Hydra creams are rich in castor oil and create a protective layer on the skin by naturally improving the texture and health of the skin. It also has a natural ability to calm the inflammation and redness that can present from exposure to the cold weather.

Your lips have skin but there are no oil glands there, leaving them susceptible to dryness and chapping. The American Academy of Dermatology suggest you:

- don't lick your lips - this dries them out even more
- cover them up: with a protective balm and a scarf

Consider having a humidifier running during the months you are heating inside your home and continue to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water during the day.

Castor oil helps your lips too! Palma Lips blend 30% castor oil with wonderful shea butter, and unprocessed pure beeswax - no petrochemicals (parafin) or preservatives. I keep one in my purse, at my desk, in my car, and in my coat pocket!

Make Your Own Water!

Category: Water Stories
Posted: 2010-01-02 21:18

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you can!
Well, you can make your own clean and healthy water.

Bottled water has proven in labs to be no better than tap water and in many cases worse. Add to that the consequences of the plastic being used.

Chlorine is not the only thing that lands in our drinking water. Bacteria and viruses can survive the "decontamination" process used by city facilities. A number of cities also add fluoride which is not something you should be ingesting.

Many filtering systems will not just remove the above elements but will leave the water stripped of its mineral content.

In February 2009 I happened upon what, for me, was an exciting discovery!


This simple water filtering system re-mineralizes the water, leaves it with an alkaline PH (what we want in our diet), and provides pure and healthy water to drink and cook with. My house has 6 bodies and we are all big water drinkers and we all cook. So, the little pitcher on the counter that always seems to be empty is a thing of the past. Now we have litres of water ready for whatever life presents ... be it a glass or a pot of soup!

Another very cool detail is the five-stage filter we replace only every 6 months (fewer people drinking it will likely last a bit longer) and the 1st stage ceramic filter is only changed every 2 years! I love it!!

Great water, good health, low maintenance ... abundance from the OutsideINto you!

The excitement is growing. Read this wonderful article and learn more about pure water for your home!
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