Back to Basics: Clean Eating - Part I – Page 14 – Violet Botanical Skincare

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15 Uses for Body Butter

Body butter is rich, fluffy, and creamy skin nourishment. Body Butters are touted for their ability to condition and protect your skin by holding in moisture and keeping dryness at bay. One of the reasons why body butters have this ability is because they do not contain water. But, did you know that there are 15 other uses for body butter? This buttery delight is a multi-tasking wonder. Body butter consists of naturally derived cocoa, mango, and/or shea butters. Cocoa butter has vitamins K, E, and oleic, stearic, and palmitic fatty acids. Mango butter is loaded with vitamin A, which promotes skin cell turnover and helps with skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It also contains vitamins B, C,...

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Leaping for Joy!

Hooray! Violet Botanical Skincare LLC is Leaping Bunny certified. The Leaping Bunny certification verifies that our skincare products comply with the Humane Cosmetic and Humane Household Product Standards criteria. In plain English, that means we do not test on animals, nor do we buy, support, or use ingredients from vendors who test on animals. Why is this a big deal? Leaping Bunny certification is the international gold standard for non-animal tested consumer products. The Leaping Bunny certification was established in the 1990s by an international coalition of animal protection organizations. In the United States and Canada, it is managed by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC).1 To date, there are over 600 companies that are Leaping Bunny certified....

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The Scent of Romance

Photo credit: Guilherme Stecanella on Unsplash   As the heavenly aroma wafts on the air, you recall a familiar scent. It takes you to intimate moments shared with someone special. Your soul stills as you enjoy the melodious notes that mingle together in perfect harmony. You exhale with a knowing smile. That’s the power of the connection between scent and attraction. Scientists have found that, like animals, humans bond through scent. Although there are many facets to attracting a partner, scent is a primal component in that attraction. So whether you’re courting someone new or having a romantic night in with your long-term love, these essential oils will help in the romance department. The scent of romance. Ginger has a...

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Sex: The Fountain of Youth

The secret to looking younger, especially in your older years, is a healthy sex life. Not the casual, will he call me tomorrow kind of sex, but a healthy loving relationship with a consistent partner. Dr. David Weeks, a noted neuropsychologist and former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said that regular sex has a multitude of health benefits that can make you look five to seven years younger. How often do you need to orgasm? Let’s find out. Dr. Weeks interviewed 3500 people from Europe and the United States who believed they looked and felt younger than their age. The interviews revealed that the participants engaged in sex at least three times per week. Healthy...

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Let's Talk Dirty

  Okay ladies let’s talk dirty. I’m talking about germy, odorous, crumbly, bacteria-laden makeup. When was the last time you subjected the contents of your cosmetics bag to an inspection of time in service, color, consistency, and odor? If you took more than a minute to answer that question, your makeup and skin might be at risk for contamination. Below are the life expectancies of commonly used cosmetics. Blush powders have two-years; creams have one-year. Keep your blush clean by washing your brushes one to two times per week and not using your fingers, which causes skin oils to get into your blush. Retire your blush when it becomes hard and chalky. Concealer keeps your blemishes undercover for one year....

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