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Homemade Organic Body Products by LIVING THE LIFE OF REILLY

Lauronda (or "LaLa" to those closest to her!) has been formulating organic body products and home cleaning items since 2007. As someone with extreme sensitivities to chemicals and artifical scents, she had the desire (and need) to find a solution in creating simple but effective natural products for everyday use. Over the years, LaLa has fine-tuned each of the items described below, but is always open for users' feedback and even new ideas - so let her know your experience with these products! EMAIL LAURONDA HERE

Read about the "LIVING THE LIFE OF REILLY" name inspiration HERE

Bodacious Body Butter

Ingredients: organic coconut oil, lavender, eucalyptus, spearmint, and peppermint essential oils; red raspberry seed oil, carrot seed oil.

Instructions: Butter can be used for moisturizing skin, calming/soothing skin irritations, sunburn.

NOTE: Solid Butter turns to liquid above approximately 75 degrees, or once put in hands (or on warmth of skin.) To turn into oil consistency prior to application, simply warm in microwave for less than 30 seconds. For baths: Simply spoon 1-3 teaspoons into hot water. Use caution entering/exiting tub.

LaLa's Lip Balm

Ingredients: organic coconut oil, organic unrefined shea butter, organic bees wax, lavender, orange, spearmint, peppermint, and lemon essential oils.

Instructions: Used for healing and moisturizing lips, and may also be used on nail cuticles.

Reilly's Roll-On Aromatherapy Oil (...and insect repellent!)

Ingredients: organic sweet almond oil, extra virgin olive oil, grapeseed oil, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemongrass essential oils; liquid lanolin, and natural vitamins E, A, and D. Dried herbs: lemongrass, rosemary, lavender.

Instructions: Use roll-on for aromatherapy, or for natural based insect repellent. Fluid may feel slightly oily at first, but will absorb into skin quickly (or can be rubbed in, as well, for quicker absorption.)

Reilly "The Thief" Foaming Hand Soap (anti-bacterial)

[Homemade cleaning products as part of an eco-friendly lifestyle.]

Ingredients: water, liquid castile soap [saponified organic coconut oil, saponified organic olive oil, organic glycerin, organic hemp seed oil, organic jojoba seed oil, tocopherol (Vit. E), citric acid], orange oil, ecualyptus oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, clove oil, cinnamon leaf oil, lemongrass oil.

NOTE: This soap solution must be used in a foaming dispenser, otherwise it will be too 'watery' for a standard pump dispenser. (LaLa has these available if you need one.)

 

FAQ's about Sun Protection

Sunscreen (also commonly known as sun screen, sunblock, suntan lotion, sunburn cream, sun cream or block out) is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin exposed to sunlight and thus helps protect against sunburn.

SPF – or Sun Protection Factor – is a measure of a sunscreen's ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Here's how it works: If it takes 20 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning red, using an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically prevents reddening 15 times longer – about five hours. SPF does not equal the amount of protection. It indicates how long will it take for the skin to redden when a particular product is applied, as compared to unprotected skin.

There are 2 types of UV radiation - UVA & UVB (Well, it's technically 3 but UVC - the 3rd type, doesn't reach the earth as it is absorbed by the ozone layer). So the first type is UVA light which has a longer wave and this is the type of radiation that causes the aging, wrinkling. UVA is also known as a "tanning" rays. The second type - UVB, has a shorter wave length and is considered to be the main cause of sunburns. Both types of UV radiation are attributed to skin cancer. In order to be protected from both types we should choose a sunscreen that is broad spectrum.

 

FAQ's About The Ingredients

Organic Coconut Oil

This oil is full of wonders and is beneficial for you from head to toe. For skin it is a moisturizer, antibiotic, multivitamin, multi-nutrient, nourishing, anti-aging, anti wrinkle and anti-oxidant – all in one! And it is completely natural, too, so you’re on the safe side!

Coconut oil has high moisture retaining capacity. When applied to your skin, this is what prevents it from drying out and cracking, providing significant improvement in skin hydration and water content.
Its melting point is less than the body temperature, so it melts into your skin, increasing the levels of skin surface lipids, which softens it - making it less rough. Small wounds (caused by acne or pimples) also soften and heal quickly by increasing the concentration of body self healing chemicals in those wounds.

Coconut oil has amazing uses for skin. Its remarkable features provide the added benefit of protecting your skin from all sorts of microbes, and treating various skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. It’s very moisturizing and excellent for dry skin. But it also has many other properties! Some of them include:

• Rich in MCFA. Coconut oil is unique in that it is rich in Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA). These fatty acids include capric acid, caprylic acid, lauric acid, stearic acid and mystiric acid. They have a small molecular structure that makes them easily penetrate into the skin. MCFAs are also nourishing and provide a protective layer over the skin, and has been shown to possess antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.

• Antibacterial. Yes, coconut oil is antibacterial! It fights off germs and bacteria that irritate skin so while you’re moisturizing your skin, you’re also actively fighting off any skin irritating bacteria.

• Anti-inflammatory. Red inflamed skin can be reduces using the strong anti-inflammatory properties of coconut oil.

• Soothing. Coconut oil has soothing qualities to it. When applied on irritated skin, it calms and soothes it instantly.

• Anti-itch. Itchy skin can be relieved using coconut oil whether it’s from bug bites, dermatitis (including eczema or psoriasis), rashes or hives.


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