I have been reading a lot “plastic-free” slogan at quite a few places lately. Body wash, shampoo bars...etc. it is a great thought when plastic-free is promoted. You would automatically think that it is eco-friendly and it helps to reduce waste. However, what’s actually in the product that is Plastic-free may not be as healthy or environmental friendly as you think.
First and for most, many of these products has SLS added as a foaming agent. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a common chemical ingredient that you will often see in detergent or personal hygiene products. With over used of SLS compound in different cleaning products, the upper layer of human skin becomes sensitive and possibly irritated. Additionally, once the compound is down drained to waterway, it will take some time to degrade. The toxicity will, over time, containmnate the aquatic life. Therefore, for the plastic -free product that you have seeing and consider to purchase, we highly encourage to review the label carefully before buying!!
In the pictures above, I want to show you two products ( and all our soaps and skincare ) are completely SLS FREE. The first is a kitchen soap and the second is a beer soap. Both Items DO NOT use any foaming compound or stabilizers. For bubbles, we are using whole plant based oils such as organic coconut oil, sugar, honey, and other oils that has fatty-acid chain that supports the soap to make stable lather. There is no need of any preservative as well. It is “all natural” that your skin will say “thank you”!
So, at the end of the day, look beyond the marketing and advertising words of the product. Exam and consider what are actually added in the box.
Until next time.... have a happy and healthy week !!!
Oil on oil? Yes, the new best way to clean your face. This is a very simple process, yet most effective, especially if you have sensitive, acne prone facial skin.
STEP BY STEP:
(1) Take couple pumps of oil from Chloemason on your hand.
Which oil is best for you? Check out here: LET'S CHAT ABOUT FACE OILS!
(2) Massage the oil in circular motion on your face and neck. Take a few minutes to massage in.
(3) Warm wash cloth removal: Take a clean, fresh wash cloth and run it under warm / hot water. Dry it out and lay it over your face. Take sometime to press it in... warm steam helps open up the pores and loosen up the oil and dirt ( and make-up or sunscreen ). Give it a few minutes and wipe off your face. IF you are wearing a lot make-up that day. Use the same process again to loosen all the oil, dirt, and make up off your face.
Where to find them: https://www.chloemasonsoapcompany.com/store/c20/Face.html
In a little over 4 weeks, we are taking Chloe and Mason on our annual summer trip along with grandparents. We are visiting the northwest as well as on an Alaskan cruise!
No worries, I will be posting the dates soon and you will have more than enough chance to drop-off or ship the soaps before we leave.
So... what are some of the items from Chloemason Soap Company that are traveling with us? This list is the must have and will help all the mama out there travel much lighter.
(1) KITCHEN SOAP. If you have a young one traveling with you, a kitchen soap is a must. You can use this soap to wash dishes, baby bottles, to dirty / stained shirts. Best of all, if you are going swimming, this bar of soap can wash the swimming outfits.
(2) DAILY SOAP. I am bringing the OAT MILK HONEY LAVENDER SOAP for Mason and Chloe, as well as PEPPERMINT MUGWORT GREEN TEA CLAY for David and I. The Oat Milk soap are slightly slippery but very moisturizing due to the nutrients from oats. They are definitly a simple, healthy choice for little one. Mugwort, 艾草, soap for me when i travel. Call me superstitious, but mugwort is know to wear off evil spirits and keep us safe. Thus, the 平安皂 is born when we travel.
(3)BOO BOO STICK. There are countless, unexpected incidents and boo boos along with Chloe and Mason ... needless to say, this item is traveling with me.
(4)ALOE VERA (AFTER SUN) HEALING CREAM. This is a daily constant for Mason due to his dry skin and eczema. We use this cream as daily moisturizer... and just in case if we had too much sun, this is a great balm for relief sun burn ( or redness).
(5)DEODORANT. I am brining HER + HIS deodorant on this trip. I have been use natural deodorants since the day we start to offer this product. At the time, I was still breastfeed Mason and worried about what products I wear around the breast area. This deodorant was a life saver ( for me and Mason). The HER ( white color ) and HIS ( grey with charcoal ) are very popular products on Etsy shop. And... YES, they are all natural.
(6)RAW SHEA & HEMP ANTI-AGING CREAM. I am not brining anything liquid during vacation so I won't have to worry about package leaking in my bags. Raw Shea & Hemp Anti-Aging Cream is a well round, anytime moisturizer for my face as well as on body. The oils are NOT oily. It absorbs easily and keeps my skin hydrated all day.
(7) THE SMALL ITEMS - i will also be brining LIP BALM as always, YARROW BREATHING BETTER RUB for sniffle days, essential oils in small quantity, and some... DEAD SEA SALTS. I purchase salts in bulk and bring them on vacation with me for many reasons. It is a super remedy for colds / cough / asthma / congestion as a salt steam. The salts are also great for sore muscles, tired legs, or even cramps.
There are no bottles of liquids needs to go on our trips. Things just got easier when you bring all natural products!!
Find us at Bliss Fest @ Windsong Ranch this Saturday, April 28th from 10am - 2pm. We will be setting up soap tables with so many goodies... just in time for mother's day shopping!
Dry, dehydrated, sensitive, oily, acne prone, irritated, aging, what types of skin combinations do you have?
Let's talk about face oil! First and for most, Chloemason face oils are 100% plant based oil product. This means there is not a drop of water in the bottle. It is made for face that need support in different compositions of fatty-acid rather than just an everyday, water based moisturizer.
This Spring, Chloemason introduced two types of face oils / serum at the online store that supports many types of skin issues: Simply Beautiful & Naturally Beautiful. Both oils are all natural and free of chemicals, fragrances or paragons. They are truly simple and nutritious for your facial skin and body!
Simply Beautiful Facial and Body Serum
If you have an acne prone, breakout prone, oily, combination skin but still needs extra nutrients and balance the oil production on your skin, give SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL a shot. With careful blend of oils ( cold pressed grape seed, safflower, and red raspberry seeds) , herbal oils, and essential oils, this face and body serum is easy and fast to absorb. Here are the oils we love:
Grape seed Oil: With high in linoleic acid and antioxidant profile, grape seed oil is a nutrient powerhouse internally and externally.
Safflower Oil: This light oil is added with combating acne skin, clog pores, and redness skin in mind. It is an ideal oil to improve the texture of skin and promote elasticity.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil: The cold pressed luxury seed oil from red raspberry is highly moisturizing for damaged skin and rich in vitamin values. This oil also has natural potential SPF of 20-58, which many times it is include in the natural SPF products.
To find out more about Simply Beautiful. Click on the link for additional information.
Naturally Beautiful Facial and Body Serum
This is a luxury oil made with dry and damaged skin in mind! In this past winter, my facial skin has gotten so dry... my face, especially on my cheeks, feels rough like sand paper. Thanks to the winter cold and dry Texas weather. None the less, I was looking and researching to make a facial oil at that time to sooth this weather related irritation on my skin.
At first, I made a water + oil body moisturizer... which did not work. Though I purposely alter the recipe thats heavy on oil and butter ( usually, a typical water based moisturizer is 60-90% water and emulsified with oil base ), my skin is still dry. Why? The water (H) in moisturizers are actually pulling out the hydrogen in my skin!!
So here is the face oil that SAVED my winter: Naturally Beautiful Facial and Body Serum
Avocado Oil: one of the highly recommended plant oil for mature and dry skin. High in oleic acid, improves skin appearance, and last but not least, enhance wound healing.
Golden Oat Oil: A luxurious, deep golden oil that extracted from kernel of oats. With high content of antioxidant and fatty acids, it is a beautiful, natural skin emollient. It has a very gentle scent of oats!!
Camellia Oil: This is an ancient East Asian skincare oil that is rich in oleic acid and omegas. It is not only the perfect skin oil, in the old days, it is also an oil to promote hair health! The oil protects skin from free radicals ( in the environment ) due to its antioxidant. We add this oil for purpose of anti-aging.
To find this oil, visit this Link!
So there you go, my choices of oil for different types of skin combinations. Until next time... we will discuss face cleansing + CLAY!
This is a super easy cleaning hack for busy moms!! All you need is a kitchen soap from Chloemason, water, and get washing.
I used a fairly used, dirty mop head from my Shark cleaning mop. There is always this grey spot that i can't get rid of. So here it is, wet the stain spot, rub the dry kitchen soap ( coffee or no coffee ) on the stain and well coated the spot, give it a rinse either in the sink or in the wash machine.
There, let the stain be gone! Try the tough stain like ketch-up or soy sauce... you will love this little hack with my kitchen soap!!
p.s. Here is where you can find the kitchen soaps( with or without coffee) : https://www.chloemasonsoapcompany.com/store/c4/Home.html
This blog is made by Sharon Lee, an artist, soap-maker, and a mom of two beautiful children, Chloe and Mason!!