Category Archives: Skin & Body Care & Cosmetics

Toxin Free Skin & Body Care

As a plant-based lifestyle consultant, I advocate clean skincare, body care and home care, free of toxins, because we are all overloaded in today’s world. It’s not about whether the products
you use today work, they most likely do, however at what cost is the question? We need to ask this question because over 70% of everything we apply on our skin soaks into our body.
Below are links to my blog as well as direct links to 3 fabulous product lines. Whether you wish to detox, order plant-based vitamins, or detox your home or skincare regimen, you will find
pure and potent products here. A few things I am excited about: Bioceutica’s Intuitive Reverse 20 de-aging face pack, and their Priva Test that checks how your body is doing and what
added nourishment you might need; Miessence SuperFoods and Essante’s Z3 Facelift Pack & laundry detergent. Also with these lines comes opportunity, for both personal vibrant health
and a busines opportunity if interested. Enjoy your exploration and reach out to me with any questions.

www.bioceutica.com/puretemple
www.EssanteOrganics.com/Puretemple
http://www.miessence.com/puretemple/en/category/1/skincare

Best Organic Body Scrubs

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Scrubbing the body helps you detox through the largest organ of the body; your skin.  You take in vitamin D from the sun and absorb what you put on your skin.  When you sweat, you eschew toxins and cleans the body.  Dry brushing is terrific before the bath to prep the skin (as well as hit hard to reach spots on the back for example).  I did some serious sun damage so I have been doing peels and scrubs for 20 years now.  Because organic and natural safe non toxic products are a big biological impact, you will only see things of that nature here.

Firstly, as I note in my about me page, I am a Plant-Based Lifestyle Consultant.  Dovetailing with that, I rep for Miessence, an all organic skin, home and body care line.  The link is below and I am available for any suggestions or questions you have.  There are great scrubs available in the

DRY BRUSHING – Helps flush the skin, bring new blood to the surface and is perfect right before a nice detoxing soak.  This brush, the Bemodst Dry Skin Body Brush,  is the same that I use at home, with natural wood and bristles that feel nice and tingly on the skin. It comes with a handle to reach the back and is a terrific price.

After your dry brushing, you are ready for the next step, scrubbing on damp skin.

There is a great scrub available in the miessence product line and the stuff ships super fast!  But I also use Giovanni and other organic products too so I want to share those with you here so you can make decisions about what floats your boat. https://www.miessence.com/puretemple/en/category/1/skincare
Darling Salt Glow is an eco-conscious body scrub made from environment-saving salt sourced from the troubled Murray-Darling Basin in Australia.  Before you say you don’t care, remember, we are all one, all connected.  🙂  Blended with deeply moisturizing coconut oil, clove and citrus, it’s especially perfect for fall and winter time when you want to feel a bit more nurtured and toasty.  You can get the Darling Salt Glow in a nice 3 pack for $124.00, but there are also discounts applied (and free shipping) based upon your spend level.  You can see that prior to solidifying your check out and make any changes. The line has very good tinted moisturizers with SPF and mascara as well as other stuff I use daily but that is another topic.

First up from Amazon (I adore Amazon, you can buy almost anything) is First Botany Arabica Coffee Scrub which not only has that cup o joe wake me up delightfully aroma, but has been voted ‘Best Acne, Anti Cellulite and Stretch Mark treatment, Spider Vein Therapy for Varicose Veins & Eczema’ and I have no argument for all that.

If you are more of a cacao person, next up is the ever delightful Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub, which is divine.  Slightly warming and the aroma is intoxicating for those of us who crave dark chocolate.  You can click on the coloured ink to get shopping. I selected the 5 pack but you could buy just one.  The 5 pack is a great price and trust, you will use this stuff up fast…because it is that great.  While I type this, I actually have it on my desk huffing it.  Maybe I have a problem.  No, this stuff just rocks.

Next, also from Giovanni,  is the Giovanni Cool Mint Lemonade which is a salt scrub that is equally intoxicating.  It is aromatherapy with the scent filling the shower.  I live in Dallas, and it gets bloody hot but mainly hot and humid here.  I use this in bulk in the summers. So in other words, all year round.   It’s perfect after gardening, getting stuck in traffic, whenever you need a serious chill.  In fact, this stuff is so chilling, I have even had to add hot water into my tub.  Impressively cooling.    I have this product on autoship.

Greenscape Salt Scrub (In any of their scents) gets high marks for both scent and a larger (19.4 oz) size.  The link above gets you Rose and this one here is Greenscape Lavender.

Lastly is the Abra Grapefruit and Juniper scrub.  Juniper is known for its’ purifying properties, except apparently when made into gin, which is tasty but not healthy so be careful.  But in the scrub, my friend, you are safe to imbibe.  Who doesn’t love the fresh scent of Juniper berries?  (We use the berries in stews and sauces, by the way.)

So with the holidays coming, and with most of us planning to imbibe a wee bit, this is the perfect time to stock up on scrubs to get you glowing!

 

 

Lip Balm – Are ingredients Important?

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https://www.miessence.com/puretemple/en/category/1/skincare

These are the products I endorse and sell.  Click on the link above to take you to the site to order from.
From our lip balm to our hand lotion, from what we apply in our yard or spray on topically to control bugs, to what we eat, it is important to be mindful, go organic. There are tens of thousands of chemicals that have never been studied for their effect on human health or our planet and this list is growing rapidly. Every day we get
polluted, and that’s before we pour the next martini. It is important that we consciously clean our bodies out on a daily basis.
• Even though you may put the best nutrition in your body it can’t function as it was designed to function, unless you’re also removing toxins from your body.
• To underscore with urgency, consider the fact that young people and even children are now getting diseases like Crohn’s, colitis, diabetes and cancer sooner than ever before in history.
Our bodies were never ever meant for the onslaught of toxins we load them up on today. I remember when rain actually cleaned the car! Now we have this acid crap. I marvel at us, as a species, actively in the high pursuit of killing ourselves off for money. How does this make us better than the other animals? Smarter? HA! But seriously, we all can make small changes in what we vote for with our dollars. By buying and using organic skincare, body care, food, by limiting meat and dairy, which are both sick and cruel industries, we gain our health back too. Here is the link to order great for you product: https://www.miessence.com/puretemple/en/category/1/skincare

Skincare – What to Avoid

The painful truth is that the money machine is not set up to protect us.  The government doesn’t protect us.  Big pharma and Big business mostly is after our wallet and they don’t typically care about the environment, the planet or toxins unless they are an all organic green company.  In my Hippocrates training recently I learned that after the wartime in the 50’s companies had created toxic chemicals to kill our adversary that was later used on our crops to kill bugs.  And we didn’t even realize then what the substances actually did, how they really worked!

All this stated, we know men are mostly wash and wear while most women apply at least 8 different products on their face every morning.  But either way you go, we all have skin in the game.  Yeah, I couldn’t really resist saying that.  We must all be mindful of what we apply on and in our bodies.  Everything we apply topically sinks into our body.  Just seeing a pain patch do its magic is eye opening as to exactly how swiftly the product is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

Everybody is busy and just trying to get through another hectic day as swiftly as they can, right?  This is why I post this stuff, to help us all avoid toxins while learning what we all can do, to live a greener and cleaner (and far healthier) life.

Avoid anything with ‘eth’ in the name, such as Sodium Laureth Sulphate, ceteareth or oleth.  Propylene Glycol, the main ingredient in antifreeze, is even in food and is especially prolific in cosmetic and skincare!  Avoid it is you see the words PEG or Polyethylene glycol, DEA, TEA Lauryl Sulfate, MEA, Pareabens, Formaldehyde, Triclosan.

And things can get tricky when stuff sounds natural, sounds pleasant and nice but isn’t, such as Japanese Honeysuckle Extract or what about fragrance?  That doesn’t sound bad but yes, that is too.  Just the word ‘fragrance’ can really mean that up to 400 separate ingredients (and chemicals) went into that product.  This can include toluene, phthalates, which can cause liver and kidney damage, harm a fetus, and disrupt the endocrine system amongst other things.

Buy products that state they are certified organic from companies you know and trust.  On that topic, know that one of the best things sbout Miessence, other than the fact it is a carbon neutral company that has gone through the necessary steps to be certified 100% food grade organic with no chemicals, is that the products are made fresh from the factory and shipped directly to you.  Unless you are very motivated to make your own skincare products in your kitchen, this is one of the rare lines where you can get the absolute freshest most pure and potent product for your gorgeous skin!

Smile and stay pretty!

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Miessence Organic Skincare & Business Opportunity!

Hi.  After 26 years as a Project Manager in Telecommunications, I am now an independent rep and proudly sell Miessence Organic Skincare.  Skin is our largest organ, a living breathing example of our shining health…or issues on display.  But what many don’t yet know is that at least 60% of what you apply on it, be it natural or chemical, absorbs right in!  With chemicals and hormone disruptors everywhere we look, it becomes critical that we be mindful not only what goes into the body to nourish us, but also what we apply on top of it to cleans, tone and moisturize or block the UVA/UVB rays of the sun.

Miessence offers great bio-available tonics, enzymatic house hold cleaning products, deodorant and heavenly body/skincare products.  I love the smell, that fresh plant based aroma in every product I use.    You can of course go to my website and shop to try and enjoy the health and beautifying products but you can also join, its free, and on two levels; one to just get a discount yourself to buy the products or to buy the products for yourself and also promote them as I do.

We all must be more mindful of of the planet we share and how we can personally have a positive impact.  The way we live today isnt sustainable.  I am trying to change the world by how I shop, what I do and don’t buy.  Recently someone told me how the world will never change but think of the power in our spending!  Corporations rise, operate or fail by what we buy.  Spending is an ultimate power.  We make this choice daily, each time we buy only local organic produce, buy only organic humanely raised meats and eggs, etc.

Let’s change the world together!

http://puretemple/org/

 

Animal Testing – PLEASE HELP A Dog or Cat OUT! Review of Miessence, Organic Skincare, Body Care Line

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THIS hit my inbox earlier, for MAC Cosmetics among others.  And THIS is exactly why I rep for miessence (https://www.miessence.com/puretemple/en/category/1/skincare).  By the way, MAC states that while they do not do inhouse animal testing, they do so in China, for example.  When a company uses chemicals in their products, there are mandates for testing.

I have TWO primary objectives for becoming an Independent Rep for Miessence. Firstly I believe all the chemicals, toxins, hormone disruptors and anti-freeze (propylene glycol) that is in most skincare, home care and, sadly, in much of our processed foods, are unnecessary, cause cancer, early puberty among a host of other drama.  I firmly believe they contribute enormously to our body burden of toxins, are an awaiting stew of illness waiting to explode within each of us, causing us to die off far sooner and more painfully than we ever should.

And the 2nd reason is for such piteous pictures as the one here.  In the last couple of months, I must have signed hundreds of petitions on animal well being. These poor cats don’t use cosmetics and yet are held down forcefully to have chemicals that are bad for them applied to them. 

Let’s be honest, if we need to test a product on an animal other than ourselves, something is gravely wrong with that product to begin with! I encourage you to vote with your wallet and buy from reputable, sustainable and health giving companies. 

Miessence is carbon negative, food grade, 100% organic with no chemicals or animal testing ever! The products are great.  Rather than shopping a nice department store where products may have sat for however long on their shelf, these products are made in batches and shipped at order! Other than concocting serums in your own kitchen, which is really a groovy thought but most of us aren’t chemists and don’t have that kind of time or fridge space, this is one of the very best ways to get truly pure and potent, fresh skin and body care, as well as some great cosmetics.  Their foundation is very nice and has a natural sunblock in it that holds up well in Dallas TX swelter.  🙂   Miessence has a great mascara, some lip colour and everything else is about caring for the skin and body (or home).  I use their alkalizing body tonic in my daily smoothie when I am not growing a batch of wheat grass.  I love the smell of their Biopure Probiotic Household Concentrate.  You add it to water for cleaning.  It has a yummy vanilla scent and I use it with my floor steamer in the water rather than vinegar.  My sister in law will not be without the Face and Neck Serum, which has eliminated her ‘Crows Nest’ as she calls it.

Anything that comes straight to your door saves time, but getting the products super fast is a joy.  Sure, I could definitely use the cash, but the reason I rep for Miessence is that it is in line with my ethics. Let’s save animals, one cat and one lipstick at a time!