Reap medicinal benefits from one of nature's remedies! Lemongrass, which is one of the primary ingredients in Edye’s Natural’s NEW Deep Nourishing Serum, has a somewhat mystical medical history that heals a variety of maladies. Certified doctor of natural medicine, chiropractor and clinical nutritionist, Dr. Josh Axe, explains on his website draxe.com that lemongrass is an herb that produces oil with a lemony smell and earthy undertones, which is stimulating, balancing, relaxing and soothing.
Often used in many cosmetic products and soaps, lemongrass essential oil is a natural deodorizer known to have antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is even used as an insect repellant! According to an article in Better Nutrition magazine (June 2001) in ayurvedic medicine it is used to treat coughs and nasal congestion. It also cites an interesting study by Ben Gurion University in Israel, which indicated that in vitro, citral, the active ingredient in lemongrass, caused the death of cancer cells while leaving normal cells untouched. That is an eyebrow raising finding!
Lemongrass may also prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast, containing antioxidant elements can be used for a variety of maladies. Some of the benefits of lemongrass essential oil include:
Do you know your body’s largest organ? It’s your skin! Not only does it hold everything else together, but it also serves other important functions that protect and take care of you.
Skin protects your internal organs from injury and infection and helps your immune system by providing a strong barrier to viruses and bad bacteria, while providing a safe habitat for good bacteria go grow. It naturally produces Vitamin D, which is vital for health.
Your skin’s sebaceous glands produce sebum, which is natural oil that keeps your skin lubricated and protected. Sweat works with sebum to form a protective film, which not only eliminates waste and toxins but also helps maintain a normal body temperature. Blood vessels, hair, and sweat glands in your skin work together to control the heat flow between you and the surrounding environment.
This sensitive organ even provides sensory feedback to the brain because it is rich in receptors. Nerves give you a sense of touch, which lets you feel pain too. This allows you to react to dangerous situations around you and ultimately protects you from further pain (think touching a hot stove!).
Your skin is always making new skin cells to replace the dead ones, but even those work to forma barrier and block harmful substances from getting inside your body. As these dead cells fall off, new cells replace them to become part of the protective barrier. Take care of your skin to keep it in great condition to protect you. Use only healthy, organic products like Edye’s Naturals products to take care of your skin the way it takes care of you!
Using natural ingredients on your skin and not just INSIDE your body is important to maintaining a clean lifestyle. Jojoba (“ho-ho-ba”) is a liquid wax from the seed of the jojoba plant that is often referred to as an essential oil. It contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with many benefits for skin and hair. Gentle enough for newborns, jojoba softens and conditions the skin, soothes dry skin, and restores elasticity.
Non-toxic, non-comedogenic (specially formulated so as not to cause blocked pores) and non-allergenic (will not irritate sensitive skin). Jojoba is also a carrier oil and can be combined with other natural oils to meet more skincare needs. Commonly used as a deep moisturizer and hair conditioner, it also brings some lesser-known benefits to skincare routines.
Skin Repair and Damage Prevention
Rich in Vitamin E, B-complex, and the minerals silicon, chromium, copper, zinc, and iodine, jojoba reduces scars and stretch marks and helps speed the healing process. Jojoba also soothes skin irritations like sunburn and heat rash, while reducing flaking and peeling. Edye’s Naturals products contain organic jojoba to help maintain healthy skin and heal any damage.
Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Qualities
A natural anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal extract, jojoba is commonly used to treat and soothe difficult skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, warts, acne, and more. Studies have shown that there was a significant reduction in skin lesions after using jojoba oil on damaged skin. This extract even increases skin elasticity and slows the signs of aging.
As a carrier oil, jojoba can work with other essential oils or extracts to create a perfect shave. Combine with aloe vera for the perfect combination of moisturizing and conditioning to achieve a smoother shave. Remember to use Edye’s Naturals Face & Body Butter as part of your shaving routine.
Edye’s Naturals products provides many products containing organic jojoba and other organic ingredients to unleash the power of organic healing for healthier skin.
According to medical experts and research, certain foods have powerhouse ingredients that keep skin supple and smooth and help fight age-related damage. You already know that filling your diet with power foods—like dark leafy greens, dark chocolate, citrus—can help beat chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. But did you know that certain foods and liquids can also work wonders on your skin? Here are some helpful tips to maintain healthier skin from the inside out:
Silica promotes healthy bones and natural teeth, and has also been found to hydrate skin and help elasticity. Silica can be found in many fruits, especially in the peels. Oranges, strawberries, and grapefruits also contain Vitamin C, which helps with the formation of collagen, keeping the skin firm. Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, and monounsaturated fats, which help skin retain moisture, making it supple and smooth.
Spinach and other leafy greens are packed with essential supplements like iron, Omega-4 fatty acids, and Vitamins A, B, and E. These phytochemicals and folates hydrate skin and improve your immune system to keep you looking and feeling healthy. Foods rich in carotene, like carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pumpkin, also help repair skin damage.
FishMany fish types are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which limit water loss in skin cells. Add luster and softness to your complexion by feasting on salmon, a fish with one of the richest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats nourish the skin by reducing the body's production of inflammatory substances, decreasing clogged pores, and averting fine lines and wrinkles. Olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados are also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and soften the appearance of wrinkles and boost your skin’s ability to regenerate.
Staying hydrated is key to getting rid of waste and toxins, which can make otherwise healthy skin appear dull. Include berries or cucumber slices for a sweet twist as you hydrate! Many fruits are high in water content, so stock up on melons, apples, and oranges.
Organic foods are always better for your skin, as processed foods contain many unrecognizable chemicals that can affect your skin’s natural balance. Remember Edye’s Naturals productscontain only the best organic ingredients (which happen to be edible too) to help unleash the power of organic healing for healthier skin. Source: Prevention, Health Magazine