Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bring the spa home with Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask

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Home spa of my most treasured at home treats to indulge in.  Lighting candles, mani-pedi's, a warm bath and facials bring to mind the peace and quiet we all need during our busy weeks.  Being a fan of face masks, I was excited at the chance to try Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask and see how I could incorporate it into my skincare routine!

Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask is mineral rich mud mask known for its healing properties.  Within the sturdy plastic jar, you get 6oz of product.  This can last you up to 30+ applications!  The price of the mask is $24.77, but when you visit Pure and Essential Minerals website, you can get $10 off of your order on!

Pure&Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask
 "The Dead Sea, situated between Israel and Jordan, is 1400 feet below sea level, and the lowers point on the earth's surface.  The healing properties of its mineral-rich mud have been revered for centuries.  This facial mask draws out impurities, toxins, and excess oils leaving your skin feeling soft and clean.  Dead Sea minerals nourish and restore the skin's vitality, stimulate and improve blood circulation, resulting in a wonderful glow.  Used weekly, your skin will look and feel its best." - Pure & Essential Minerals

#deadseafacial product texture
The mud itself is extremely lightweight on the skin.  It feels like a wet, whipped consistency.  There is a rather pungent scent here, but it does dissipate rather quickly upon application.

Dead Sea Mud Mask - mid application
The lovely aspect of this mask is that you do not need to glob on tons of it in order to get results. Here is a thin layer, drying, almost at the point of washing off.  The mask does feel "tight" when it is all dry, but never uncomfortable and when you move, it  "cracks", making facial movements a bit easier.  When you go to rinse the mask, you lightly wet it a bit and then work the mask into the skin.  There are a few bits in there that exfoliate your skin.  So this is like two treatments in one!  A subtle exfoliation along with the impurity clearing mud mask aspect!!!

After Mud Mask Treatment - deadseafacial
This mask has made my skin so much more even that it has been before.  Even in texture and tone.  I do this mask twice a week.  I should note that I am combination-oily, and that is mostly through the t-zone.  Dead Sea Mud Mask has also softened my face.  After treatment, I have experienced a softening layer on my skin that does not irritate, and seeps into my skin soon after.  I love feeling how smooth my skin is!

Those who are looking to add a touch of spa to their routine should look to this mask.  Gentle, effective and easy to use. The mud has worked wonders on my breakouts, especially the cystic acne I am prone to on my chin.  It also leaves you with a fantastic glow...this mud mask is great for circulation.  I am loving my results and cannot wait to see where my texture, tone and pores are in the next few months!

To purchase Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask, check it out on HERE.  You will also get a free E-Book The Natural Skincare Guide!

To learn more about Pure & Essential Minerals, go HERE.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Add a touch of pureness to your life with InstaNatural's Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils

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InstaNatural 100% Pure Essential Oils in Lemon / Peppermint
I am what you call a fragrance fiend!  When I can, I like to have scents everywhere.  That also extends to the products I use on my face, hair and body.  I am very grateful to not be sensitive to scents and that allows me to be able to use fragranced products, or add fragrance to those that that are unscented.  It is also pleasing when you can find scents, such as the oils above, that have benefits to your health.  Let me present InstaNatural's 100% Pure, Natural Peppermint Essential Oil and Lemon Essential Oils.

InstaNatural 100% Pure, Natural Essential Oils
InstaNatural's 100% Pure Essential Oils are enclosed in dark, heavy glass, and come with a dropper top.  In each bottle you will receive 4 oz/120 ml of  pure, essential oil.  These two oils are part of a 3 scent selection that InstaNatural has for their Aromatherapy line.  The 3rd scent is Lavender.  Each bottle retails for $19.97 USD.

Yes, you can use these for aromatherapy, and InstaNatural even has a diffuser that you can use with their oils to diffuse them for a super aromatic and therapeutic treat!  But aside from that, you can use these oils in a variety of ways.

"Our Lemon Essential Oil is extracted from the rinds of lemon, which lends its fresh citrus fragrance.  This cold-pressed oil has a strong bright scent that is both refreshing and uplifting.  Its astringent and purifying properties also make it a great aid to help cleanse and tone the skin, while delivering a boost of vitamin C antioxidant benefits." -

"InstaNatural's Peppermint Essential Oil is a multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes and refreshes the body and mind.  This steam-distilled oil is extracted from dried or fresh leaves from the Mentha Piperita herb, giving a sharp, menthol fragrance.  Its pleasantly sweet and minty aroma makes it a premium choice for aromatherapy to improve the mind and lift the spirits." -

These oils have so many are two of my most favorite...

There is nothing I love more than a body scrub.  Especially one that is scented with the uplifting smell of lemons!  Here is a scrub I made with sweet almond oil, brown sugar and a few drops of the Lemon Essential Oil.  Softens and energizes me in the shower!

When I'm feeling body tired and I want refreshing boost, I take my favorite unscented body butters or lotions and add the Peppermint Essential Oil to it for a slight tingle on my body and invigorating aromatherapy.  This cools my skin and also soothes tired muscles.

Other favorite uses:
 - placing peppermint essential oil on pulse points and head when studying
 - refilling old wall diffusers by placing a few drops on the wick
 - adding peppermint oil to steam for an exhilarating steam treatment (also excellent when you have sinus issues!
 - adding lemon oil to skincare for added cleansing and additional toning effects
 - placing a few drops of lemon oil with other ingredients for an amazing spray fabric refresher (always testing for colorfastness first :) )

There are a myriad of ways you can use these oils...from body to home, the possibilities are truly endless.

To learn more about the Peppermint and the Lemon Essential Oils from InstaNatural, as well as their other fantastic and natural products, go HERE.

*DISCLAIMER - Item(s) sent by company for purposes of testing/review.  I am not being financially compensated for this post.  All words and opinions are 100% my own* *POWERED BY BRANDBACKER*