If you’re on Pinterest, Instagram, or just about any social media, you have probably seen something about sustainable living. There are so many different names for it from eco-friendly to zero waste and so many others. And maybe you want to get in on it. Living sustainably is great for the environment, good for your health, and good on your wallet too!
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. More technical, the skin is the barrier between the outside world and the complex inner workings. Because of this, we must be certain to care for it. Your skin is absorbent, so you must be careful to put good things into your skin and keep out the bad.
One of the most common and versatile dairy products is butter. Whether it be salted, unsalted, Irish, sweet cream, or any other form, butter is everywhere. And if you’re vegan, dairy-free, or even just trying to watch your cholesterol, butter is an enemy to that. Luckily, there are substitutes!
It’s been a longstanding practice to add epsom salts to a warm bath. Epsom salt has been used as a home remedy for bodily aches and pains for decades, although few studies have been published on the science behind this practice. It is thought that the epsom salt breaks down into sulfur and magnesium which are then absorbed through the skin.
You may have seen cacao butter listed on the back of a lotion bottle, but there’s much more to it than that. Cacao butter is the rich fat content that comes from cacao pods. In chocolate, it’s used to create the creamy texture, and on it’s own it has a sweet aromal.