Let's Have a Pamper Party!!!

Learn to pamper your skin the natural way. At Pura we have the products and information you need to be naturally you.

*Aromatic soy candles - scents made of essential oils

*All natural body salts/sugar scrubs - chemical free, and scented with essential oils

*Natural moisturizing lip balm - natural oils and butters/petroleum free

*Natural body butter - natural butters and oils, petroleum free, and scented with essential oils

*Natural perfume/body sprays - made with natural oils and scents created using essential oils

* Mineral make up - eye shadow, lip gloss, foundation, and make up customized just for you

Hair Care Products - made using rare and exotic butters and oils.


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Friday, January 7, 2011

Baby Oil Recipe - Dump the Mineral Oil Please

Baby Oil is a favorite among most people when it comes to caring for their baby's skin and sometimes adult skin.  If you read ingredient labels I'm pretty sure you know baby oil is simply mineral oil with fragrance, aloe, or something else mixed in - pretty simple mix. 

On a positive note, baby oil is inexpensive and cost effective. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum mineral oil may not be the best for your skin because of the following:
  1. Mineral oil and petroleum have no nutritional or health benefit for skin. Your skin needs minerals and vitamins which mineral oil doesn't have. For example, olive oil has vitamins a, B, C, D, and K while mineral oil have no vitamins or mineral at all.
  2. Mineral oil is derived from crude oil which is used to make gasoline or petrol. It was initially used as a lubricant meaning it's used to coat not absorb. The molecules are too big to be absorbed fully by the skin which can result in product just sitting on top of the skin, however most companies use other carrier chemicals in products which help the skin absorb products with petroleum and mineral oil. Since everything placed on the skin is absorbed in your body internally, compare it to putting a bio diesel product in your body in small increments over time. Is it harmful?? Who knows as consumers we have no clue and science is yet to provide any hard evidence of its effects.
The great thing is you can mix your own baby oil in a flash with oils that provide nourishment for the skin. 

Basic Recipe

2 oz. Olive Oil
2oz. Grapeseed Oil
2 oz. Avocado Oil

Whisk the oils together and place in a air tight glass bottle.  Can be stored and used for up to 12 months.  Other oils can be used as well, these were chosen based on their skin absorbing properties of not leaving the skin oily.

Calming and Soothing Recipe

2 oz. Olive Oil

2oz. Grapeseed Oil
2 oz. Avocado Oil
Chamomile Flower Buds
Lavender Flower Buds

Option #1 place flower buds in glass container and pour oil over them.  The flower buds can remain in the bottle with the oils for an infusion that will release over time.

Option #2 using the double boiler method place flower buds and oils in a stainless steel bowl over low heat for 20 minutes for an instant infusion.  Strain oils over cheesecloth to remove flower buds before placing in glass container. 

If the flower buds aren't available you can add 2 drops of Chamomile and Lavender Essential Oils which are known for their calming and soothing effects. 

**Note- Before applying any oil to skin please be aware of any allergies that may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.**
    Naturally You


    1. Love this dear! Thank you for sharing! Peace

    2. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I think we shouldn't always not rely on inexpensive products especially if it's for our babies.

    3. Yes, baby skin is so delicate we have to be very mindful of how we care for it.