Peppermint

orange peppermint shea butter

Historically (and well before the pineapple) peppermint has been a symbol of hospitality. Of all the essential oils, peppermint is one,that even the most neophyte of consumers, have a distinct memory or experience.  From the smell of indulgent, candy cane laden hot chocolate during winter vacations to an invigorating peppermint tea prepared with healing love to combat a stomach ache peppermint can be found peppered in our lives.  Growing up, the smell of peppermint always is interconnected to home remedies for chest congestion, skin irritations and the rare joy of being allowed to chew gum!

From a scientific standpoint, peppermint is a cross between spearmint and water mint. The plant can be found in Europe, Asia and North America.  While there are close to 30 species of peppermint, the majority of peppermint is harvested in North America.  The Egyptians, who were medicinally advanced, used peppermint leaves for gastritis and indigestion.  In the late 17th century and the early 18th century the Europeans used peppermint not only for stomach ailments but also menstrual infirmities.

The aroma of peppermint has been shown to raise readiness and improve memory.  Who could not benefit from this??  In addition to containing vitamin A and vitamin C, findings indicate that peppermint oil exhibits antifungal, analgesic, antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

Our glimmering orange peppermint shea butter consistency and the unpolluted peppermint and orange has a multiplicity of uses. A friend uses it on his face and hair, a friend’s daughter uses it on her feet after a long ballet class and I recently massaged my temples during a debilitating migraine.  As if this was not sufficient, I recently gifted a friend that is fighting breast cancer and she has shared with me that it has helped subside the hot flashes and nausea post treatment.

An ancient medicinal tool and a modern medicine cabinet must have… Peppermint!

 

Spring Skincare Products We Love

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On Sale in Honor of Spring!

 

Spring is in the Air

Time to break out your spring skincare products! Now that the sun is out and nature is in bloom, cold winter nights wrapped up inside by the fire are replaced by outside adventures and lighthearted evenings on a patio. Life is in full bloom, and it is time to celebrate.

Spring is a Big Bouquet of Flowers

Bright colors and rich greens rejuvenate sleepy landscapes, and nature fills the air with the budding aroma of flowers, trees, and fruits. Inspired by spring’s natural bounty, HollyBeth created her signature Flourish Perfume, a delightful combination of jasmine and rose mixed with hints of lavender and bergamot. Soft scents of floral and earth perfectly combine to evoke the blooming flavors of a new beginning. It is the perfect perfume to add to your spring skincare products.

Spring is an Orchard of Fresh Fruit

Crisp citrus flavors of orange and lemon energize the spirits and uplift the soul. One of my favorite HollyBeth Organics spring skincare products is her Citrus All Over Cream. A refreshing blend of camellia, jojoba, and sweet almond oil adorned with lemon, lime, and orange essential oils create this delicious moisturizing cream that nourishes the skin and tantalizes the senses. And as an added bonus, the citrus-based cream naturally repels pesky bugs! Looking for a spring skincare shea butter? Try HollyBeth’s Lemon Lime Shea Butter Cream. This southern-inspired cream infused with invigorating lime and lemon enlivens the skin with happy hydration. And in honor of spring, HollyBeth Organics’ Lemon Lime Shea Butter is on sale! Click here to add this zesty moisturizing cream to your spring skincare routine.

Spring has arrived! Time to let your skin enjoy it, too.

argan oil – moroccan oil – shea butter

Unesco has determined that argan oil (Moroccan oil) is currently under the threat from excessive human exploitation. Will the same thing happen to the karate tree that shea butter comes from? Having been to Morocco I have seen the straggly trees that the argan oil comes from with the goats that climb the tree to eat the berries. What concerns me are the trees. Both trees are endemic to their region. Karite trees will only grow in Africa, there have been attempts to grow them in Europe without success. Hopefully the argan tree will survive. It comes down to human consumption and in this case we are a culprit has we have a splash of argan oil in our hair and body silk.

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stress relief – peppermint

My favorite stress relief essential oil is peppermint. Indigenous to Europe and discovered in 1753, peppermint is actually a hybrid of spearmint and water mint and you probably have it growing like weed in your backyard like I do. Pick some and rub the leaves together and inhale. Lately, I use my orange peppermint shea butter and rub it on my temples. The peppermint coupled with the orange is so uplifting!

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meyer's lemon & lime

lemon lime 003 (2)Touted as a “jar full of sunshine”   by Begley’s Bag. HollyBeth Organics lemon lime shea butter reminds me of the beach, margarita in a glass. Our lemon lime shea butter melts in your hands, less is more. Great for hands and feet and cuticles, it can also be used to tame fly aways and condition your hair. This multi-tasking cream comes in 2 oz glass jar, great for travel. The blooms in the photo are from my meyer’s lemon tree that is blooming inside, nex to it is organic lemon oil. Lovely color!

 

 

Thank you Organic Authority for the review!

Review from Organic Authority

HollyBeth Organics Orange Peppermint Shea Butter

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Massage this ultra-moisturizing shea butter onto chapped, dry hands for instant relief. It works best just after washing to lock in moisture. HollyBeth Organics Orange Peppermint Shea Butter has the consistency of soft sand and melts into your skin as your rub it in. Its orange peppermint scent uplifts and leaves you feeling energized. And, this simple USDA-certified organic product does all of this using just three simple ingredients.

The full ingredients include:

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Mentha piperita (Chocolate Peppermint) Oil*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil*. *organic