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3 Plants to Put in Your Garden That Have Medicinal Uses

Home, FamilyJessica AndersonComment

Spring is here -  and it’s time to start thinking about what we will plant in your garden this year. Whether you have a window box, a raised bed, or a large garden at your home, you can enjoy watching a little green sprout in your home and yard too. In this post, we wanted to look at 3 herbs you can plant that have medicinal uses to aid in your natural living.

1) Basil: According to this article from Reader’s Digest, basil has many medicinal uses. It
helps with flatulence, lack of appetite, and can be placed on cuts and scrapes. Basil even
has antibacterial properties and can help prevent infection on a cut. To read more about
the medicinal uses of basil, check out this article from Off the Grid News.

2) Chamomile: You’ve probably heard of chamomile tea, but did you know that you can grow the flowers yourself to help with anxiety, calm digestive issues, and even soothe newborn baby colic? Lots of parents swear by chamomile tea on The Baby Center - as long as the chamomile tea is given at a lukewarm temperature and in small doses.

3) Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is like peppermint and helps with digestion, anxiety, insomnia, and wound care. Lemon balm has been used since the Middle Ages for its medicinal properties. Use it in a tea or in cooking. Read about nine of its health benefits here.

These are just a few plants you can plan to put in your garden to use for daily maladies. For more examples of herbs you can easily grow and use at home, click here. For more about natural living and natural remedies, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

Love Your Lips

Organic Skin CareJessica AndersonComment

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought it seemed fitting to post a blog that
will get your lips in kissable shape. Did you know your lips don’t create oils like the rest of your
skin does? That is why they dry out so easily. The same is true about the skin around your eyes,
which is why the skin around the lips and eyes age faster. Here at SkinDeep Naturals, a Fort Collins organic skin care company, we create small batch, made-to- order remedies for dry lips.

Here are our top 3 products to show your lips some love:

Pure Moisture for Eyes and Lips:
Pure Moisture for Eyes and Lips is packed with antioxidants and vitamins to minimize the
appearance of wrinkles and give your chapped lips a burst of moisture. We recommend you
apply this product morning and night to your lips. And make sure you give it about 15 minutes
to absorb before putting on lipstick. Nearly all the ingredients are certified organic and Pure
Moisture is scented with essential oils.

Spearmint Lip Butter:
This lip balm glides on easily and is made with all organic ingredients and beeswax from our
own beehive here at SkinDeep Naturals. It comes in a tube for easy application and you can rest-assured that there aren’t any ingredients like petroleum that actually aggravate chapped lips.

Lip Butter with Propolis:
What makes this lip butter so special is propolis, an ingredient we get from our bees. Bees
make it to seal up any spaces in their hives for protection. We harvest excess propolis when
inspecting the hive. This amazing substance has been used for centuries for its healing
properties.

If you want to make sure your lips are especially kissable this Valentine’s Day, contact us
today to order one of our amazing natural products for lips.

New Year, New Wellness Resolutions

Organic Skin Care, Health & Wellness, Home, FamilyJessica AndersonComment

As we head into 2018, you will probably set about making some New Year’s resolutions. At SkinDeep Naturals we want to encourage you to look at living more cleanly in 2018. This can mean different things for different people.

Maybe you have never been very conscious of the food you buy, the products you put on your skin, or the clothes you wear. Maybe you are very conscious of some of these things but not others. Or perhaps you are very aware of each of these things. Regardless, we want to give you some ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will lead to a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.

Food: You may not be able to shop all organic, non-GMO, and free range. But looking at your labels and making some conscious decisions about the food you eat is a great place to start. Consider joining a produce co-op like Bountiful Baskets if there is one near you. If you eat meat, buying a half or quarter of a cow is a great way to make sure you are eating meat all year that you know came from a good source at a reasonable price too.

Cosmetics/ Skin Care: If you are shopping at SkinDeep Naturals, you are probably already someone who is conscious about using natural skin care products. When you get your products from us, you know they are free from harmful parabens, fragrances, and coloring. But if you are shopping for items at the drug store, check your labels. Choose options that say “paraben free”, “fragrance free” and so on.

Clothing: Clothing is a tough one for many people because of the expense. But adding more organic cotton clothing to your wardrobe is always a good idea. If you want to learn more about organic cotton, check out this article. Another more affordable option to reduce your environmental footprint (although it doesn’t address allergy issues) is shopping at consignment shops.

We understand that we can’t each do all of these things overnight. But consider taking a few small steps towards some of these cleaner ways of living as you plot out your resolutions this year. For more information on Northern Colorado natural skin care, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

Product Highlight—Coconut Dream Cleanser and Eye Makeup Remover

Product HighlightsJessica AndersonComment

There is nothing quite like taking off your makeup and washing your face at the end of the day.
A soothing bedtime routine is an important part of proper sleep hygiene and using natural skin
care products in your bedtime routine can be a part of that.

Coconut Dream is a Northern Colorado organic skin care product that is meant to be a part of
your routine at the end of the day. Simply rub a dime-sized amount of the cream between your
palms and massage it on your face and neck. Then wipe it off with a warm, wet cloth to remove
makeup and any impurities from the day. We like these organic cotton cleansing clothes here at
SkinDeep for wiping off the cleanser.

Coconut Dream Cleanser and Eye Makeup remover is perfect for dry or mature skin types, not
necessarily those prone to oily skin. We also recommend following up this cleansing process
with Organic Cucumber Hydrating Mist or Organic Rosewater Mist as a toner. You can rest
assured we make Coconut Dream from organic, raw and unfiltered coconut oil and organic
essential oils for a soothing aroma and restorative qualities.

Removing your makeup at the end of the day prevents your pores from getting clogged by your
makeup and of course waking up with black circles around your eyes from smeared mascara. To
order your Coconut Dream or to learn about any of our other products, contact us at SkinDeep
Naturals today.

Protect Your Skin Naturally with Raw Elements Sunscreen

Organic Skin CareJessica AndersonComment

We may be out of the dog days of summer, but if you have any fall camping trips planned or know you will be hitting the slopes this winter, now is a good time to stock up on a few products we love from Raw Elements. As a Northern Colorado natural skin care company, we know that you are just as likely to get a sunburn on a hike during Indian Summer as you are in the heat of July.

Since we love supporting other natural skin care lines that share our vision, at SkinDeep Naturals we sell two Raw Elements products, the SPF 30 Sunscreen and the Tinted Sunscreen Travel Stick.

The travel stick is great as a daily moisturizer, or slathering on your kid’s face before they escape your grasp. It is full of certified organic minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants so you can feel good about putting it on your face every day.

If you are planning a trip to the Caribbean this fall or winter and want to snorkel in a reef, the sunscreen is reef safe. This means it won’t leave behind any toxic chemicals that will harm the coral or fish. Some snorkeling venues around the Caribbean even require this kind of sunscreen so it is a great buy if you have a vacation coming up.

If you want to remain diligent about protecting your skin year-round, check out the Raw Elements Sunscreen and Tinted Sunscreen Travel Stick. For more information, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

How Climate Affects Your Skin

Jessica AndersonComment

As a Northern Colorado skin care business, SkinDeep Naturals knows a thing or two about dry climates. In fact, according to currentresults.com—a website dedicated to communicating weather and science facts—Denver is the third driest major city in the nation, proceeded only by Las Vegas and Phoenix. It is common for people to have dry skin year-round and even more so in the winter. But we also know people use our products in places with more humidity than Colorado which affects their skin too. In this blog post, we will explain a little about how climate affects your skin and what you can do about it.

Dry Climates:

Anyone who has spent any time in a cold, dry climate knows it can cause their skin to crack, get red, flake, and become itchy. How Stuff Works recommends avoiding long, hot showers and applying a daily moisturizer. We like Ginger + Citrus Pure Moisture Body Lotion. They also recommend keeping your skin covered when you are outside and increasing the moisture inside you home by running a humidifier.

Humid Climates:

Humid climates tend to make people sweat more which can lead to breakouts. Using a cleanser and other products made for oily skin can help dry up some of the oil brought on by sweat and humidity. Our Blemish Control Toner and Blemish Control Serum are designed to bring relief to acne-prone skin.

If your local climate is causing trouble to you skin, you are not alone. Check out some of our products and find other ways to help your skin like using a humidifier in dry climates  and protecting your skin from the sun in hot and sunny climates. For more information, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

Natural Gifts for Dad

Organic Skin Care, FamilyJessica AndersonComment

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we want to highlight a few of our products at SkinDeep Naturals that make great gifts for dad! Natural skin care is not just for ladies! We have many products men can enjoy, as well as a few products made especially with men in mind. So, don’t find yourself out at the store on the day before Father’s Day trying to find some golf tees or grilling accessories for the important men in your life. Pick out a thoughtful gift for dad at SkinDeep Naturals today.

All Natural Fragrance and Beard Oil: At SkinDeep Naturals, we have come up with the perfect blend of essential oils, in a base of jojoba oil, that provides an earthy, energizing scent for men. This oil is great to roll right onto pulse points, or use as a beard oil for a vibrant, attractive beard. Beard oil is meant to help a beard look shiny and healthy, not dusty and shaggy. If a dad in your life sports a beard, or could benefit from a fresh scent, this fragrance is the perfect gift.

Spearmint Stick Lip Butter: Every dad needs a good lip balm he can rely on to prevent dry lips. SkinDeep Naturals offers a lip butter made from organic and non-GMO ingredients, including beeswax from our own bees.

Check out these products for dad and our other natural skin care products at SkinDeep Naturals today. The dads in your life will benefit from a gift that gives them a little TLC. Contact us for more information.

How This Online Retailer Strives to Stay Green

Organic Skin CareJessica AndersonComment

At SkinDeep Naturals, we are a Northern Colorado skin care line that focuses on all natural products, using ingredients from the earth, and sustainability. But when it comes to being a mostly online retailer packaging and shipping most of our orders, that can cause some problems for a company wanting to make as small of an environmental footprint as possible. So, we have worked to come up with creative solutions to make sure we remain true to our values.

First, we use packaging peanuts made from corn starch which means they are 100% water soluble.  Unlike traditional packing peanuts that sit in landfills or float around in the ocean for many years, our non-toxic packing peanuts can go straight into your compost pile or dissolve in the sink. And another bonus—they do not have an electrostatic charge like traditional packing peanuts do, making them a lot less of a hassle when unpacking your items.

The next step we take in our conscious packaging is to use newspaper end rolls from the local newspaper office. Newspapers are printed on enormous rolls, but there can be thousands of square feet of blank newspaper left on a roll after printing is done. We buy these leftovers for just a few dollars for our shipping needs. (Attention parents—these rolls are also perfect for art projects for kids!)

Lastly, we work with another local Northern Colorado business EcoEnclose to get our poly mailers for shipping. All their products are either biodegradable, recycled, recyclable or reusable.  Also, these poly mailers have 2 tear-tabs so that they can be sealed for 2 uses!

Hopefully you can see we strive to be intentional about each step in our process of creating natural skin care products that will help your skin and body. For more information about SkinDeep Naturals, contact us today.

2 Simple Tips to Defy Your Age

Organic Skin CareJessica AndersonComment

People—especially women—are often looking for ways to look and feel younger. But while there is nothing you can do to turn back time, there are simple things you can add to your daily routine that will help you defy your age. We aren’t talking about visiting the medispa for hundreds of bucks a pop, we want to give you tips that you can apply today, for a reasonable price or even for free.

1)    Get Your Beauty Sleep: There is a reason why they call it beauty sleep. Athletes and movie stars alike will swear by sleep for maintaining their skills and looks, to the tune of 12 hours a night. While that isn’t possible for most of us, getting 8 hours of sleep a night will help you both look and feel younger. While we are sleeping, our body produces the growth hormone, restoring and rejuvenating your body. Skin cell renewal is also at its peak while you are sleeping. So, getting your rest will help your body feel young and your skin look fresh.

2)    Use a Good Night Cream: Speaking of sleep and skin cell renewal, using a good night cream will help you maximize what your body already does naturally. Revitalizing Night Cream from SkinDeep Naturals is intentionally designed with natural ingredients to make your skin look and feel younger. Neroli essential oil, wheat germ oil, frankincense oil, Immortelle, and carrot seed oil work together to moisturize your skin, boost your collagen, and reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles.

It’s as easy as that! Getting good sleep and maximizing your body’s regeneration by using a night cream will help you defy your age, both in your body and in your appearance. For more information on SkinDeep Naturals natural skin care line, contact us today.