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Avocado: a super food for the skin

Avocado: a super food for the skin

Could the humble avocado become the next ‘Beauty Must Have’? The popularity of avocado as a ‘super food’ has been steadily rising thanks to their abundance of nutrients. But avocados are just as equally a ‘super food’ for our skin.

This is because 77% of the fat in an avocado is oleic acid – which helps prevent and repair damage to your skin by helping to encourage cell growth and increase the amount of collagen in the skin. And more importantly, it neutralises free radicals (caused by pollution, stress and toxins) which cause the skin to age more rapidly.

Three of our most popular products contain avocado – Botanicals Balancing mask, Mandarin and chamomile moisturiser and our Radiance facial serum. We also offer organic avocado cold-pressed oil. (Click on any link to view the products on our website.)

Here a few more reasons why avocados are a worthy choice for both your diet and skin care:
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Botanicals raw: Himalayan crystal

himalayan-crystals (1)We use Himalayan crystal salt in our mineral bath soaks, our award-winning natural foot scrub and our organic body scrub.

Himalayan pink salt is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits. It is believed to be the purest form of salt available. The high mineral crystals range in color from sheer white, varying shades of pink, to deep reds; the result of high mineral and iron content.

Himalayan pink salt has long been recognised for its range of nutritional and therapeutic properties. It can be used to stimulate circulation, relax the body, lower blood pressure, sooth sore muscles, and remove toxins from the body.

It can also be used in bath salt recipes, body scrubs, aromatherapy, soap, and for all types of culinary and spa applications. You can also purchase salt lamps. Did you know that each pound of salt can help purify 10 square feet of living space?
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Ingredients; organic vegetable oils

Wendy

Wendy; Botanicals founder.

I’m often asked about the ingredients we use here at Botanicals, and what makes them so special. I’m hoping to write a regular post on this part of our blog to provide more meaning to the list of ingredients that appear on our product labels.

I’ve decided to start with organic vegetable oils. Sad to say, it’s a subject that I’m particularly passionate about! First of all, I’ll explain where vegetable oils come from, and the fundamental and very important differences between ‘certified organic’ and ‘non organic’ oils.

Then I’ll cover the health promoting benefits of organic oils, and how they should be considered by any practitioner as an important part of the ‘holistic’ view (in terms of understanding not only the person, but also the synergy of the materials used in treatment).

Vegetable oils come from the seed or nut of flowers, fruit and trees. (Nuts are simply ‘single seeded’ fruits with a protective hard shell.)

The purpose of plants is to maintain the existence of its species by reproduction. And we know that given the right conditions, any seed will germinate. Chemistry shows us that the energy needed for germination emanates from the germ of the seed, with other parts of the seed providing a food store and protection. But science has yet to explain what the enery or ‘life force’ is that triggers germination, and where it comes from.
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