Friday, June 24, 2016

Labelling skin care Products

Here is a prime example of HOW NOT TO LABEL your homemade skin care products.

This drives me crazy.  This picture is from our local Farmer's Market.  I have approached this person several times and let them know about the labelling requirements, and after a month or more.  This is the labelling.

What if someone is allergic to something in these bottles.....well I'm told they tell them what's in them.  Well that will certainly work if one of the people they sell to decides to give it to someone else........then are these dollar store bottles? Are the safe for handling skin care products? Are they registered with Health Canada or the FDA? Do they have liability insurance?  Do they actually make the products? Sure brings up some of questions doesn't it?

Please Please if you are making your own products, be sure to know what is required.  It is for the safety and well being of our customers.  This person does not represent natural skin care products very well at all.

Here is a link to Health Canada's and the FDA's sites for labelling requirements.  Please read this if you are considering making any of your own products.  These labels are required whether you are giving your products away as a gift or making it to sell.

Health Canada Labelling Requirements

FDA Labelling Requirements

Also in Canada is you are making any lotions, creams, soaps etc. you are required to notify Health Canada, below is a link to the guide for completing this form.

Guide to Completing Cosmetic Notification Form

I hope this article will give at least one person the knowledge they need to label their products correctly.

Seems to me if someone really is wanting to make natural skin care products for the benefit of other people that they would look into everything they need to do it correctly.

There is my rant for the day......hopefully this will change in the future.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Honey for your Skin?

Yes Honey for your skin blemishes

Honey for skin blemishes may sound new, but using honey for small injuries and infections isn't new at all.   In fact it's been used for years, and now medical science has technology to prove honey's abilities.

Honey contains the sugars glucose and fructose, natural alpha-hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin, reducing the appearance of skin blemishes.  Honey is also a humectant, which basically means that it will attract water from the air helping to keep your skin hydrated.

One special ability when using honey on your skin blemishes is that when it is placed on your skin, the heat from your skin along with the components of the honey, create a natural hydrogen peroxide!  Hydrogen peroxide is a potent anti-microbial, that will minimize the appearance of blemishes and help to prevent the recurrence of acne lesions.

Of the research to date, the following has been documented relating honey for skin blemishes and other:

  • Has antimicrobial properties
  • Helps in promoting autolytic debridement
  • It deodorizes wounds
  • Speeds up the healing process by stimulating wounded tissues
  • helps in initiating the healing process in dormant wounds
  • also helps in promoting moist wound healing
A couple ways you can use honey for skin blemishes and other skin concerns is to blend honey with essential oils, lemon juice or pureed fruit.  Or, you can use it by itself.  First, apply a think layer and leave the honey on the skin for at least 10 minutes.  A warm wash cloth can then be used to remove the honey.

As a blemish treatment, apply a dab of honey to the blemish with a cotton swab and cover it with a bandage or gauze before bed.  The healing effects of honey should reduced the blemish overnight.  

Find a natural raw honey for your skin, and do a skin test first.  Also, check for 100% honey with no additives.

#skincare #natural healing #all natural

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Handmade Natural Pet Shampoo

A shampoo for your pet that is free of chemicals and synthetic fragrances.

This pet shampoo is made with oils that will keep your pets coat shiny and smooth.  It is scented with essential oils that will help to keep your pet smelling clean and fresh.

The natural moisturizer in this shampoo will protect your pet from getting dry itchy skin.

An excellent shampoo for camping as it is safe for the environment or after coming home from the kennel.