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Water – the most overlooked ingredient in skincare

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This picture of a water tank may not look terribly exciting on the face of it, but let me tell you why you should be beaming as big as I am right now.

Liquid skincare solutions or creamy skin based solutions contain quite a lot of water or water-based infusions, our Saarinen Organics creams are ALL herbal infusion based. Unless your manufacturer is completely transparent, you wouldn’t know the origin of the water nor what type. It could be tap water for all you know and contain chlorine or fluoride or any measure of preservatives to prevent spoilage. Perhaps the skincare manufacturer is not even aware of what your water contains, as it’s not their priority or their ‘key ingredient’. Perhaps they’ve overlooked the fact that their “floral water” may not come from the most pure of sources or have been contaminated with chemicals or preservatives in the process from the company they buy it from if they do not make it themselves, as is often the case. Perhaps the containers it’s delivered in aren’t BPA free, and this chemical could be leeching into your products and into your skin, comprimising the integrity of the products you buy and use.

This is our stainless steel, food grade water tank. It captures fresh rainwater on the farm, the farm situated 200 metres from a beautiful National Park. It’s the water we drink from, the water we use to bathe and use to make our herbal infusions for our creams.

So you know exactly where our water came from. And you know exactly how our herbal infusions were made. And you know that the water used for our products is no lesser quality than the water the manufacturers themselves would personally drink.

It’s a highly overlooked ingredient in the manufacture of skincare products, as it’s the most basic and not the ‘active’ ingredient most companies wish to promote. But it’s in everything, and it’s hugely important. At least, when it comes to products of integrity.

I urge you to think about the products you use and consider that if you wouldn’t eat it, then don’t put it on your skin!

And admire our beautiful stainless steel, food-grade rainwater tank in all it’s glory!

It’s the little details that matter the most.

 

 

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Calendula Ointment – The most versatile skincare product you will ever need

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You’ve probably heard or read this sentence from many a marketer or salesperson in your lifetime. Often it’s a cleaning product. Something along the lines of, “If you only buy one cleaning product for your home, it needs to be this one, it’s the only cleaning product you will ever need!” Well I don’t mean to come across like a TV Infomercial, but Calendula Ointment actually is the most versatile skin care product you could use. I’ll tell you why, but first, some background

Calendula officinalis is actually a genus of around 15-20 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the Asteraceae family.

Calendula has been used traditionally as culinary and medicinal herbs. In fact, the petals are edible. So when I remind you, that if you wouldn’t eat it, then don’t put in on your skin, you know that Calendula safely fits within these parameters!

Pharmacological studies on the benefits of Calendula have shown that the extract has many soothing and antibacterial  properties in vitro. In a tincture, topical use of Calendula can treat acne, sooth the skin. There is so much information on calendula, do google it for further information.

It’s these properties that make Calendula ointment a fantastic base for hand cream for tough, hardworking hands; body cream; foot cream for dry and cracked feet; dried, cracked lips; intensive treatment cream for soothing ; powerful and yet delicate enough for use on babies and children for fast acting, chemical-free organic care for your child in nappies, it acts as a soothing barrier ointment to keep babies bottoms protected and moisturised.

Saarinen Organics Calendula Ointment contains certified organic olive oil, Saarinen Eco Permaculture Farm organically grown Calendula flowers, and the best quality, chemical-free, traditionally produced beeswax from a local provider, where the quality and purity of the ingredients is what makes the difference.

It is for all of these reasons that you need two jars of such a wonderful, versatile skincare product. One for your handbag (and your nappy bag for those with young ones), and one for your first aid kit.

Click on the link to view our Calendula ointments availiable now. https://saarinenorganics.com/product/calendula-ointment/

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Natural (Anti) Aging Facts

It’s a fight to the bitter end! A fight that, fair to say, all of us will face in our lifetime. The fight against aging skin.

I’ve spent a great deal of time researching herbal skin care that works. I mean actually works. What kept popping up throughout my independent research was that, once we turn 35, our body starts to reduce the oil called SEBUM. And, if you thought age 35 was just the beginning, the early stages, then close your eyes. Because the process of reducing sebum oil can happen so quickly, that these oils have completely dried up by age 40.

So, what are we missing?

Sebum keeps fine lines at bay. A natural skin care if you will. It’s the best kind of face treatment. Research has discovered natural whole plant oils that replicate Sebum oil include Jojoba, Vitamin E, Olive Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Of course they need to be sourced from certified organic or chemical-free growers and extracted under strict guidelines to preserve the Sebum oil.

So what else can we do?

Our Night cream, day cream and also eye cream and nourishing serum all have the above oils in them, they are vital for a natural defense against the signs of aging. Naturally we are excreting sebum oils all day, so it is imperative to ensure you replicate the natural process. Also our scrub has Jojoba wax beads that are strong enough to clean the pores out though than they melt and moisturize for it is also important to clean the skin and remove excess oils and dirt.

A natural skin care regime will leave you skin feeling and looking more youthful, slowing down the signs of ageing and premature aging, smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.

If you’re going to fight the natural effects of aging, best to fight the nature with nature and replenish what you’ve lost, the natural way.