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Beeswax Benefits

Benefits of Beeswax

Beeswax benefits are many.  It is an excellent addition into body care products, from massage wax, to moisturising lotions, lip balms and deodorants.

Beeswax

Beeswax creates a barrier for the skin which helps to seal in moisture.  When used in lotions and creams this is especially beneficial during the dry winter months.  It acts as both an emollient, soothing and softening skin, and a humectant, attracting water and helping to absorb it in the skin.

This barrier may also help protect the skin from environmental toxins and irritants.   Beeswax will allow the skin to breathe while still providing a protective barrier.

It has the quality to thicken balms and lotions because it is solid at room temperature.  This is helpful in recipes that include high amounts of oil which are liquid at room temperature.

Beeswax also has vitamin A, which improves hydration to the skin and promotes cell regeneration.

It’s antibacterial and antimicrobial actions may help heal open wounds, and it’s also thought to be effective in healing bruises, inflammation and burns, which make it an excellent ingredient in  salves.

All my Massage Wax products contain beeswax from: www.aratakihoneyhb.co.nz

Have you considered Sports Massage Wax for your massage requirements, its one of our most popular blends: www.massagewax.co.nz

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Winter Dry Skin Solutions

Winter weather, those chilly frosts and driving rain all take there toll on the skin.  Do you almost feel the dryness on your skin when outdoors and the cold wind blows against you?

The skin is the largest organ in your body.  The best way to take care of your skin is treat inside and outside of the body.

Some skin conditioning treatments may not reach deep enough into the body to help heal the skin.  They may make skin conditions worse.  It could be necessary to take an internal nourishing oil or some herbs.  It may also be necessary to change your diet.  If you need detailed help with your skin condition please see a qualified naturopath, herbalist, or Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.  You may need to consider boosting your immune system and helping the body release toxins.

Moisturising the skin on the outside

There are many products that can assist with moisturising the skin.  Here are my favorites and why I’ve chosen to pop them into a handy blend for you.

Hemp Seed Oil Certified Organic

Hemp seed oil has a comodogenic rating of 0, meaning it does not clog pores at all, so your skin can still breathe.  This makes it a great moisturiser for all skin types. The rich omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil help alleviate and soothe dryness as well as help create a protective barrier over the skin which prevents moisture loss.

It’s astringent properties balance sebum production of the skin thereby producing a less greasy feeling on the skin.

Rich in antioxidants, hemp seed oil is a powerful anti-aging natural ingredient for smooth wrinkle-free skin. Hemp seed oil helps improves the skin’s elasticity and water retention in the skin’s tissues thereby keeping skin supple & youthful.

I mentioned above that you may need to take an internal oil for your skin condition.  Well, hemp is great for that too.  Make sure you purchase a Certified Hemp Oil grown locally.  Internal consumption of hemp seed oil helps regulate hormones and may assist with dry maturing skin.

Sweet Almond Oil

As a mild, hypoallergenic oil, it’s safe for sensitive skin, including baby skin.

Its antioxidative properties, sweet almond oil is known for protecting skin against UV radiation damage and keeping skin soft and supple.  Almond oil has a light texture and easily absorbs into skin.

Palamarosa

This is one of the soothing properties of palma rosa essential oil. It helps your body retain the moisture in the tissues and maintains the moisture balance throughout the body. Therefore, this can relieve inflammation and certain other symptoms of dehydration and is particularly good for the skin. It keeps the skin soft, moist, and looking young.

Frankincense

Frankincense benefits include the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity. It may help tone and lift skin.. It may also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.

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Hemp Massage Oil Blend – All in One, Face Cleanser, Moisturiser & Massage

Natural smoothing oils to nourish, heal and protect all skin types with a soft, gentle fragrance. 250ml

Hemp Oil Blend – All in One – Face Cleanser – Moisturize face & body – Massage face & body

Ingredients

Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil & Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil,
Frankincense Essential Oil Therapeutic Grade
Palmarosa Certified Organic Essential Oil Therapeutic Grade

Hemp seed oil is my new number one favourite oil. It has a comedogenic rating of 0 which means it is safe to use on acne prone skin and will not clog your pores. It will help to balance out your excess sebum.  When linoleic acid is not available in the skin the sebaceous glands produce sebum with oleic acid. This dry and firm sebum can then easily become stuck and form blackheads and whiteheads. Hemp seed oil contains a perfect ratio of EFA’s and provides our skin with the much needed linoleic acid if it is lacking.

How to use these oils for cleansing & moisturising
Easy as!  Start by rinsing your face and neck with warm water. Then pour a small amount of the oil into the palm of your hand. Gently apply to face and neck.  You may wish to spend extra time massaging oils on into your skin.

Second step:  Rinse the oil off with warm water. You’ll find that some oil will remain on your skin and that’s okay. If you wish to exfoliate, now is the time to do that. Note that I often cleanse again with the oil after I’ve exfoliated.

Finally, pat your face and neck with a towel to dry. Most of the oil residue will come off with the towel. If your skin is feeling in any way dry or tight, then apply more of the oil. The hemp seed oil seems to have a way of soaking beautifully into the skin after five minutes or so.

How often do you cleanse this way?
Cleanse and moisturise as often or as little as you need – there are no rules.

What about removing makeup?
If you wear just a little bit of mineral foundation then you may find this method is enough to get your makeup off. If however you feel that it doesn’t, or you’re wearing a good amount of makeup, then either cleanse twice and/or use a natural face wash cloth with the oil to properly get the makeup off.

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Hemp Massage Wax

New Hemp Oil / Massage Wax Blend

Coming Soon to Flow Massage

Hemp Massage Wax
Seeds of the Hemp plant

Hemp Massage Wax may benefit the skin, muscles and mind when combined in massage or body therapy. The oil is full of healthy beneficial elements.

  • Rejuvenates skin: and may create a more youthful glow.
  • Provides-long lasting moisture: continued use over time may help your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
  • Balances Oily Skin: The oil won’t clog pores and is often used as ideal moisturizer for oily skin.
  • Skin calming: The oil is naturally calming and moisturizing.

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Organic Certified Essential Oils

organic certified essential oils eucalyptus and peppermint.

Great News, we are using organic certified essential oils in some of our massage wax blends.

Winter Massage Wax – use it for massage all year through!

We’ve enhanced our Winter Massage wax by using some organic certified essential oils, because it’s important to us that we continue to improve our blends at Flow Massage Wax.

Winter Massage Wax is not only for clearing congestion in winter time but remains a helpful massage wax the whole year through. The two new certified organic essential oils in  Winter Massage Wax are eucalyptus and peppermint, and therapeutic wintergreen, menthol, and arnica.

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Organic Essential Oils in our Massage Wax

Certified Organic Clary Sage & Geranium

In looking to improve our range of massage wax we’ve decided to change to using organic essential oils in some Massage Wax Blends.  Where possible we have chosen organic essential oils to enhance our products.  You may like to consider Relaxation Massage Wax which contains organic certified Clary Sage & Geranium Essential Oil.

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Peppermint as an aid to exercise performance | Journal of Int. Society of Sports Nutrition

Conclusions of a study into peppermint effects for athletes

The results of the experiment support the effectiveness of peppermint essential oil on the exercise performance, gas analysis, spirometry parameters, blood pressure, and respiratory rate in the young male students. Relaxation of bronchial smooth muscles, increase in the ventilation and brain oxygen concentration, and decrease in the blood lactate level are the most plausible explanations.

For more information read the full article below.

Source: The effects of peppermint on exercise performance | Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition | Full Text