Daily Defense from Dry Winter Skin

Cold Weather Skincare Tips

Daily Defense from Dry Winter Skin

Ah, winter. A season of warm fires, big cozy blankets and yummy hot drinks, as well as freezing cold temperatures , bone-chilling winds, and constant runny noses. The harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin, stripping it of moisture, leaving it dry and irritated. Guard your body’s largest organ with daily hydration. HollyBeth Organics has a variety of USDA-Certified Organic skincare products for daily defense from dry winter skin.

Face Moisturizer

The first step in your beauty regimen should be a good face moisturizer. Protect against dry skin by starting your day with our Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer. Rose, camellia, and sea buckthorn oils combine to empower this beautifully fragrant face cream with skin-smoothing, ultra-hydrating ingredients.

Orange Peppermint Shea Butter Cream

As you head out into the winter weather to go about your day, don’t forget to bring your Orange Peppermint Shea Butter Cream. Keep your hands, lips, and other vulnerable areas protected with this moisture-rich shea butter cream packed with the uplifting fragrances of orange and peppermint. You can tame dry hair and frizzy hat-head flyways with a small dab, too!

Lavender Hand Cream

Keep our Lavender Hand Cream handy to sooth your skin with the calming effects of lavender, camellia, jojoba, and sweet almond oil. This antioxidant-rich blend of nourishing oils and Vitamin E is sure to rejuvenate thirsty skin.

Body Balm

Ready to wind down and relax after a long day? Treat your skin with our luxurious Body Balm. A calculated blend of camellia, pomegranate, clove, and grapefruit oils paired with hydrating beeswax creates a strong defense against dry skin. This powerful combination of moisture-boosting ingredients penetrates deep, healing dehydrated skin while stimulating healthy skin cell growth. Your skin will be soft and supple all winter long.

Healthy skin is your first line of defense against all those icky winter germs! Support your well-being with hydrating, protective skincare, lots of warm clothing, good food, and happy spirits.

8 Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot seed oil has a woodsy, clean, earthy and herbaceous aroma and is an ingredients in our face and neck elixir.

  1. Known for its abundance in Vitamin A and carotene, it also revitalizes the skin
  2. Carotenoids in carrots helps to reduce damage of the ultra violet rays as well as soothing dry skin
  3. Effective in treating eczema, dermatitis, arthritis and gout for its mucous membrane strengthening properties
  4. Antioxidants that help deter the signs of wrinkles
  5. Cytophylactic: stimulates the growth of new cells and tissues
  6. Relief of muscle pain and soreness
  7. Stress and anxiety reduction properties
  8. Studies indicate its effectiveness in reducing cardiovascular disease

 

Everything Avocados

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Everything Avocados

Television, social media, billboards, subway adverts, Instagram pics, Facebook links, and Twitter feeds just to name a few. Avocados seem to be the rage in gastronomy, health and in just about any facet of life. As a child I remember “Nani” making avocado hair masks during our summer adventures at the beach.  She was confident that her Farah Fawcett locks were more lustrous and manageable after her deep conditioning treatments.  While these memories make my heart happy, it still does not answer the question … WHY are avocados the rage???

Historically, the avocado originated from south-central Mexico sometime between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C.  Despite its historical occurrence, it was several millennia before its cultivation. As a California girl, the Hass Avocado was a staple at our house complete with the historical lessons of the Hass Mother Tree in La Hambra Heights that survived the ice storm in the 1920’s and is the matriarch for all California Hass Avocados.  Clearly, avocados have longevity, but WHY so popular?? 

Avocado seems to embody just about the perfect collection of youthful regeneration, have a positive environmental impact, contain wellbeing properties, has perfect, natural packaging, and can boost any diet or dietary circumscribed dinner party. When consumed, they lower bad cholesterol, are rich in fiber and full of nutrients that are paramount for a healthy life. Sometimes called the Alligator Pear, this fruit is consumed in all corners of the earth and can be appreciated throughout all courses of a meal.

Avocado orchards are good for the environment.  The orchards absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen thus aiding in the renewal of our air supply.  Like a trusted friend who guides you during tumultuous times, they prevent erosion, they stabilize the soil and they can help filter rain water, thus creating better-quality water. Avocados advocate a loving world… They usually grow in pairs and need another avocado tree in close proximity to bear fruit as they do not self-pollinate.

Avocado is a welcomed guest at any dinner party.  They are dairy free, vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, cholesterol free and they have over 20 vitamins and minerals.  If that was not enough to convince you that they are a perfect accompaniment, avocado adds a sun-kissed, glistening of heavenly silkiness to chocolate desserts.  Don’t you wish you could find an avocado on match.com?

A few months ago, my brother in law made a sarcastic laden comment implying that we were missing a subliminal, secret campaign by the avocado farmers around the world.  I scoffed at his comment, as per usual, reminding him that hidden agendas don’t always reign.  Well, I am here to stand (slightly) corrected…. Avocado are ALL around and for GOOD reason… 

Try our Cleansing Oil that contains avocado oil.

Written by Gabriela Gonzalez-Lamberson

body oil

Dry, dry skin. Itchy, itchy legs.

Every winter I go through this. In the summer I can use something as simple and easy to find as coconut oil to moisturize my legs. As soon as the temperature drops, though, my legs become unbearably itchy and dry. For years, I’ve had a constant search for the moisturizer, oil, or oil blend that will calm the skin and lock in more hydration.

I know all of the things you’re supposed to do for dry skin in winter–don’t shower every day, don’t use very hot water, don’t shave legs too often, do moisturize immediately after a shower or bath, do eat healthy fats, and so on and so forth.

I do all of these things! I have been doing them for years! I still feel like I need moisturizer 3 times a day on my legs…When I stopped using chemicals in my body products a few years ago, that alleviated a little bit of the problem, but it still persists.

HOWEVER! I may have found the antidote! I used this luxurious new USDA organic body oil from HollyBeth Organics once a day (at night) for a week, and after the 2 showers that I took that week as well. This made a HUGE difference! It’s a process, and I know that I need more time to heal the scratched skin, but I think I’m on the road to recovery

The blend of base oils is apricot seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, and sunflower seed oil. The apricot seed oil penetrates quickly and deeply, while the pumpkin seed oil helps cellular rejuvenation to rebuild damaged skin, and the sunflower seed oil is very anti-inflammatory. The essential oil blend smells fantastic, very light and fresh, with litsea, ylang ylang, and black pepper

I’m so glad I found this amazing body oil from HollyBeth Organics!

Becca Bussert

pumpkin facts

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Did you know that a pumpkin is a fruit? Yes, the countless varieties of pumpkins are in the same family as squash, cucumbers and melons. Its origin dates back to about 5000 B.C. in North America. Pumpkins are among the most versatile fruits that exist. They have been used to make mats by Native Americans; the shells were dried and then weaved. The shells were dried and used as containers and bowls. Medicinally, they have been used to treat fever, parasites, and kidney problems etc. etc. Long a staple in diets, the flowers seeds and meat are considered delicacies in certain cultures.

We all know about the virtues of pumpkin pies and roasted seeds, but the pumpkin seed oil is the prize for me. Pumpkin seed oil is packed with everything you need for glowing skin. Pumpkin seed oil contains fatty acids, alpha hydroxy acid, vitamins A, C,  E, and zinc. The oil is a powerhouse of anti-aging ingredients that boost collagen production, increase cell renewal that brightens and smooths the skin. Other added benefits include the diminishing of environmental skin damage and reducing break outs. If you love pumpkin seed oil – try our nourishing body oil.