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Seaweed In Skincare for COVID 19

Our new Seaweed Hand Cream for the drying effects of over washing and sanitizing our hands has been flying off the shelves.

We are so proud of this cream, with our collaboration with Jo Lane—who is a marine biologist—who supplies us with her very impressive seaweed (kelp).

Check out our interview with Jo on our Facebook page.

JO LANE SAYS
“Have you ever thought about when you swim in the ocean how good and invigorated you feel afterward, the ocean has over 40 different minerals, some of which are vital for our bodies health and immune system.”

“Seaweed is a great addition to skincare, it has a high mineral content, vitamins, amino acids, and biologically active ingredients, it also has omega 3 and omega 6 oils which promote cell regeneration and skin health.”

“The properties of kelp are great to cleanse, nourish, hydrate, and enrich the skin. Ever notice while walking on the beach seaweed (kelp) washed up, after lying in the sun for hours it still retains moisture and elasticity, it’s these same properties that make it fantastic for nourishing and hydrating your skin.”

We take this another step and use seaweed in our skincare range.

Seaweed Nourishing & Antibacterial cream for over washed COVID 19 hands

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DIY – Comfrey poultice

DIY Comfrey poultice
The root has allantoin components that boosts the growth of new skin cells, while rosmarinic acid helps relieve pain and inflammation
Comfrey is applied to the skin for ulcers, wounds, joint inflammation, bruises, rheumatoid arthritis, swollen veins (phlebitis), gout, and fractures.
So easy
Gregg explains how
 
 
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Know your ingredient: Almond oil

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Most of us know that whole almonds are jam-packed full of fibre, Vitamin E, manganese and magnesium, but what about almond oil? This popular base oil for aromatherapy massage blends is also ultra-nourishing for your skin, especially when used regularly.

Origin

We buy our certified organic Australian almond oil from a co-op up north. Wherever possible, we support Aussie farmers.

History of cultivation

The almond – a member of the prunus or peach family –  is native to Syria, Turkey and Pakistan. It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe.

Almonds were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees because you can successfully raise them from seed. Domesticated almonds (as opposed to the wild version that have a bitter flavour) were found in archaeological sites around Numeria (Jordan) dating back to the Bronze Age (3000 – 2000 BC). They even found almonds in Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt, dating back to 1325 BC.

Applications

Almond oil, extracted from drupes (they’re not technically nuts), is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin. It is rich in proteins and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing – particularly when used regularly.

The face has different skin to the rest of the body. It’s much more sensitive and almond oil is easily absorbed into the pores.

Want to feed your skin with almond oil-based day cream? Check ours out here.

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DIY Respiratory Tincture

Diy respiratory tincture Mullein has sprouted in our area and it is prime time to wild harvest.

I make a tincture, tea and herbal infusion from them for a great lung health tonic.

I simply cut up the mullein fresh and fill to the top of the jar with 100 proof vodka and let sit for 8 weeks, strain and I take a few drops when I am congested

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DIY garlic cough syrup

DIY Garlic cold & cough remedy We wear on our skin what we put in our body. Instead of reaching for chemical cold treatments for a simple sore throat, try a home remedy. Good food, good skin So easy 150gm garlic 150ml Glycerine 400ml apple cider vinegar 500gm honey Mix garlic, glycerine and vinegar for 7 days. Strain, add honey. Refrigerate

 

By Kay Saarinen – Saarinen organics
Eco seed to skin made sustainably with 100% solar power

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Know your ingredient: Chamomile

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Chamomile tea is known for its calming properties and is hugely popular as a pre-dinner cuppa in countries like Switzerland and Germany. This easygoing plant is a cinch to cultivate and its flowers are jam-packed with medicinal phytochemicals.

Origin

We grow all of our own chamomile here on the farm.

History of cultivation

According to the US National Library of Medicine, Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It is a member of Asteraceae/Compositae family and represented by two common varieties viz. German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). The dried flowers of chamomile contain many terpenoids and flavonoids contributing to its medicinal properties.

Chamomile preparations are commonly used for many human ailments such as hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatic pain, and hemorrhoids. Essential oils of chamomile are used extensively in cosmetics and aromatherapy. Many different preparations of chamomile have been developed, the most popular of which is in the form of herbal tea.

Applications

Due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Chamomile tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants and protects the skin from free-radicals. The chamomile extract we use in our day cream is made from fresh flowers and ionised rain water.

More info about our super healing day cream with sunscreen here.

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To scrub or not to scrub – this is the question

Different scrub ingredients explained

We use JOJOBA wax beads
– Jojoba wax beads to scrub the face are so gentle to clean out the pores, take off the dead skin cells and than they melt and moisturise – so you can use them daily

Nut shells
– to harsh for the face, they will take off good skin as well as the dead skin so only once a month.

Sand
– again far to harsh for the face

Plastic
– never – they kill fish and pollute our oceans

We need to rid the dead skin cells so our night cream can actually soak in.

Scrub cleanser

By Kay Saarinen – eco skin care made sustainably in Australia NSW

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Menopause and Frizzy Dry hair

Why is my hair frizzier than normal and my nails are cracked?

This is the questions that i have been asked of late…and i can resinate for this has been happening to me as well.

What is happening?
Menopause- due the lack of estrogen.

What can we do to feed our system with silica
✅On the outside Rub in our seaweed hand cream to wet washed and conditioned hair as a leave in hair conditioner, for seaweed has a big component of silica.
Rub it into your nails to stop them from cracking
seaweed hand cream

 ✅On the inside Silica in our diet through whole food – Sea health seaweed https://www.seahealthproducts.com.au/
Silica in our diet through a supplement – Sandra Cabot’s Collagen food
https://shop.cabothealth.com.au/colla…

By Kay Saarinen – Eco skin care made sustainably in Australia NSW

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Confusing skin care routines explained

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I hear this all the time “I have had so many conflicting skin care routines from so many different companies”

It IS confusing having a lot of skin care routine advice from many different company’s.

There is a reason for it and its not sinister.

Its all about the ingredients, different ingredients do different things.
All routines are based on how they interreact with each other, makes sense hey when its explained.

Take control and work out what ingredients are best for you by
– what feels good on your skin
– work out what irritates your skin

Also work out what outcome you are chasing
– fine lines
– clear skin
– glowing skin

than work out your skin type
– oily
– dry
– combination

I actually love working with people to find this out,
I can arrange a zoom meeting on facebook meets face to face and we can get to the nitty gritties for free.

My products may not be right for you though you can work out what products are with a little guidance.

Mature skin care Bundle and save

By Kay Saarinen – Eco skin care made sustainably in Australia NSW

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DIY Fire cider – winter immune support

DIY WINTER TONIC – FIRE CIDER
 
Fire cider is a winter Immune system support,
great for blood circulation, Bladder  and digestion
 
Ingredients:
Honey- Raw-local low heated
Apple cider Vinegar organic with the mother in it
Orange
Lemon
Thyme
Rosemary
Red onion
Ginger
Garlic
 
How to
Cut orange & lemon into small pieces
Cut all ingredient finely
Pore vinegar over them
Pore honey on the top
wax paper on the top to stop the lid from rusting
4- 6 week fermentation
strain and take a nip a day
Store in the fridge
 

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Beyoo our sister brand for pimples and teens

We are so very proud to announce that we have Launched our website for our new Eco skin care sister brand
 

BEYOO sustainable skin and care

 
 

Woo hoo, its been a long time in the making. After 15years of testing and measuring, face to face conversations with mums with teens we have finally launched a new website especially for teens for natural and organic Skin Care for Teenage Skin – Organic Products For Pimples
– Organic Skincare For Acne Prone Skin – Organic hormonal break outs
– Organic treatments for Blackheads Its all about the kids and getting in touch with their own skin. We have made the Instagram fun and supportive. There are so many reasons why we get pimples and we try and explain it in a fun way. We are doing DIY so teens can make all Natural Skin Care Products even Organic skin care themselves as well like – Natural Face Cleanser. – Organic Face Products – Organic Facial Cleanser – Eco friendly skin care   pop over to Beyoo Skin Care on face book and @beyoo.skin on Instagram

PACKAGING Beyoo will have a far better system than what we are offering on Saarinen organics pimple pack, we have listened to mums and heard that the glass jar for the scrub smashes in the shower and the pimple oil smashes in school bags or the bathroom floor, so we are getting especially made bamboo wrapped glass for the scrub and the pimple oil. Until this premium packaging arrives we will be offering the old packaging bundle for $80. The new packaging arriving will be the premium pack that will be refillable. So pop in and pick up the old packaging if you are ok with it, keep it to refill or even wait until the refill pouches arrive and you will be able to fill any containers you have at home.

here is the link the the old pimple pack products

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Know your ingredient: Calendula

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Calendulas are members of the daisy family and are often referred to as marigolds. In addition to being a popular garden pretty, calendula flowers possess some powerful healing properties.

Origin

We grow all of our own calendula here on the farm. They thrive in this climate.

History of cultivation

Calendula species have been used traditionally as culinary and medicinal herbs. The petals are edible and can be used fresh in salads or dried and used to colour cheese or as a replacement for saffron. You can make yellow dye from the petals.

Romans and Greeks used the golden calendula in many rituals and ceremonies, sometimes wearing crowns or garlands made from the flowers. One of its nicknames is ‘Mary’s Gold’, referring to the flowers’ use in early Catholic events in some countries. Calendula flowers are sacred flowers in India and have been used to decorate the statues of Hindu deities since early times.

Applications

Calendula officinalis has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. We extract calendula essence from the flowers by infusing them in ionised rain water. Calendula ointments are used to treat minor cuts, burns, and skin irritation. I first made calendula ointment for a naturopathy assignment, and later used it on my baby daughter to treat her eczema. I know include calendula in my day cream because it’s such a healing ingredient.

You can buy my day cream with sunscreen here.

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Sringing Nettle herbal infusion recipie

Stinging nettle Infusion
By Kay Saarinen of Saarinen Organics, 
Eco skin care made sustainably in Australia

Recipe

Dried nettle 30 gm per 1 litre of filtered rain water

I get asked all the time about how to make tinctures and herbal infusions.

It is pretty simple stuff, you just need to research each herb to find out what is best to draw out all the goodness that you need.

Some need to be used fresh and some need to be dried, some need an alcohol base some can be made with vinegar.

I use herbal infusions and apple cider vinegar tinctures in my skin care.

Growing

Stinging nettle is found in Australia from Qld to tassie in wet gullies, so we have it in abundance here so we can wild harvest though after the fires it hasn’t come back as yet so we are going to give it a go cropping it this spring.

We have heaps growing in the chook run, it readily will grow in with chooks because it loves alot of nitrogen, we are going to dig up the rhizomes and give it a crack at mass producing it.

It grows as a rhizome so you can easily transplant it.


What stinging nettle is good for

Nettle for infusions i prefer dried though it takes a while to brew it to get all of her compounds and nutrients out

She has vit ABCK loads of vitamins

High in iron and vit C

Great for stress & Anxiety

Energy – great instead of coffee if you can do that

Its an anti inflammatory thats why i use it in my night day and sunscreen creams for it helps with puffiness.

helps with puffy eyes as well 

I love to soak makeup pads in the nettle infusion and lay there with them on my eyes.

It is also used as a scalp treatment for a rinse with itchy skin and flaky sculp.

HOW to

Let it brew for at least 24 hours if not 30,

We have it in our heads that herbal tea should be a quick brew light black tea, this is such a western thought and thats all about taste.

Funny enough black tea goes bitter the longer you brew it though stinging nettle improves in taste.

Strain it and drink it cold.

Using nettle fresh is best in cooking like soups as it breaks down quickly.

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Menopause & dry facial skin

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WHY ARE WE SO DRY

We deplete our Sebum oil at 38 and stop producing it at 40.
We really need to look after ourselves from the inside and the outside.
I have some fantastic tips on how to best look after our skin and the WHY’s
of what is happening.

Looking after the inside.

Silica, zinc and vitamin C


Looking after the outside


Scrub – in the shower to remove dead skin cells
Serum – pat dry your face and roll under your eyes, top of your mouth and down your neck – dont rub it it – wait for it to soak in
Night cream – Apply though dont rub it in – again let it soak in xx

I am also offering my trio for 10% off my mature skin care pack

By Kay Saarinen, Eco skin care made sustainably in Australia NSW

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Menopause painful joints

heat rub

Menopause and painful joints

Click here to whatch our utube live video for some great tips

Tips for joint pain due to lack of collagen and Silica

I have found my joints are increasingly being painful due to menopause and the lack of silica.
S
o i have researched and worked on myself with great results.

Due to the pain i have stacked on the weight though am slowly getting on top of it and getting back out there and exercising.

Below are the 3 main things i have done, Yoga, Silica smoothie and my heat rub

👉YOGA

I waddle out of bed every morning and plonk myself on my yoga mat and do my 15min morning yoga i stream from youtube link below

👇👇👇👇

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCIviBT3Txc

👉SMOOTHIE

My silica rich smoothie every morning which is

Frozen raspberries

1 table spoon of seaweed

1 table spoon of LSA

1 teaspoon of beetroot powder

half a avocado

spinach

topped up with coconut water

👉Heat RUB

I use my heat rub in the morning as well, pop the code in HEAT and receive a free tin of energy and memory to for fatigue during the day

👇👇👇👇👇

heat rub 

By Kay Saarinen – eco skin care made sustainably in Australia NSW

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Itchy skin menopause

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Itchy skin menopause 

This is where i am at, itchy menopausal skin, I didn’t know this happens during menopause.

I have had many conversations with friends and customers who are also dealing with menopausal itchy skin as well.

It was driving me bonkers, It felt like my skin was crawling and tingling, from head to toe, constantly.

So What is happening, 

Why is one of the symptoms itchy & dry skin EVERYWHERE ?

Well it’s the decrease in the production of oestrogen which basically feeds collagen in your skin.

So the results are the collagen sucked out of us leaving our skin itchy & dry.

To support and feed your collagen, what estrogen used to do we now need to do ourselves.

It is so important to support yourself on the inside as well as the outside.

I for myself prefer to try a natural remedy rather than medical, of course tho there is definitely a time and place for medical.

I have found great relief in my diet to help feed the skin with Silica, vitamin C and also zinc

Top 6 collagen food

  • Bone broth 
  • Chicken – i have a chicken and bone broth soup every night
  • Eggs – i have poached eggs every morning
  • Citrus – i have lemon water every morning
  • Berries – i have a smoothie with frozen berries and powdered seaweed.
  • Also having fish in your diet

Collagen supplements 

Itchy skin relief cream

I also have a few products to help topically that many customers and myself have found great relief with.
Our hypericum cream and Calendula ointment.

Our Hypericum cream i make a hypericum tincture with apple cider vinegar and than pop it under a hydraulic press to extract the qualities i need to help with the itchy dry skin, i also blend it with local low honey, antibacterial essential oils, high vitamin D oils and a fresh herbal infusion. This is suitable for the scalp, from the neck down.

Calendula ointment is suitable for sensitive areas. 

Hypericum oil for instant relief when out and about to keep in your bag

We are also offering all 3 with a 10% discount 

By Kay Saarinen, Eco skin care made sustainably, Australia NSW

 

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We Would Love Your Vote

We are so blessed to be nominated for another award.

This one is from Business Australia recognising businesses that have been affected by this years drought, fire, floods, and covid, though against the odds are still in business.

We are so appreciative for being featured in our efforts and hope to inspire others who are struggling. Together in business, we can succeed.

Pop on over to vote for us “Saarinen Organics“.

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Know Your Ingredient: Aloe Vera

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Loads of people have an aloe vera plant so they can apply ‘First Aid’ when they burn themselves. All you have to do is snap off a leaf and the slimy mucus comes pouring out—perfect for household injuries and sunburn. Over time, the chemical properties of this substance have been researched and scientists have discovered that aloe vera can be used for so much more, including soothing gastrointestinal inflammation and moisturising healthy skin.

Origin

We source our aloe vera through a company that buys from certified organic farms in Queensland where it grows best. We also grow a small amount on our farm.

History of cultivation

Aloe vera is native to the south-west Arabian peninsula and spread throughout the world by seafaring explorers in the 17th century. Known as the ‘First Aid plant’ and the ‘Burn plant’, aloe vera’s healing properties have long been observed. The first written record of aloe vera is in Ebers Papyrus from 16th Century BC.

Applications

Aloe vera is known for its moisturising action. The vitamins found in aloe vera include B complex, folic acid, vitamin C, and carotene which is a precursor to vitamin A. Because the plant naturally thrives in hot, dry conditions, the juice inside the leaves is full of moisture-laden compounds that are beneficial to human skin.

Want to know more about the amazing properties of aloe vera? I wrote a blog post about it here that talks about five benefits of using aloe vera on your skin.

Find out more about our non-greasy, easily-absorbed day cream with aloe vera here.

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4 AWARDS WON

How blessed are we.

I am so very happy to announce that we have won 4 awards in this years 2020 Ausmumprener awards.

The competition was steep, so many amazing businesses that were all worthy of wins and I was honoured to be sharing a room with them all.

We won

1st place Handmade excellence – from a panel of 3 judges.

2nd place Product, people’s choice award – Thank you so much to all that voted

3rd place in Sustainability – from a panel of 3 judges

3rd place in Regional excellence – from a panel of 3 judges.

To be recognised for all of our hard work over 13 years has just made my heart sing.

Thank you to each and every one of our amazing customers.

I think this win is a win for our region, this shows that our community does support local business.

We also buy from local farmers, this is all about strengthening our local economy.

 

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Night & Day Routine

CORONAVIRUS CARE KIT
For over washed and sanitized hands.

We have decided to bundle these two heroes and discount them to help combat the ever-increasing dry cracked hands pandemic xx

Day and night routine for over washed and sanitized hands to nourish those dry cracked areas.

1. During the day use our nourishing and antibacterial Seaweed Hand Cream that will penetrate quickly without leaving a greasy film on your hands.

2. After a shower and all jobs are done, pop on the Calendula Ointment—which will stay topical where it is needed—to deeply moisturise during the night.

Coronavirus Care Kit