Flourish Natural Body Care http://flourishbodycare.com Handmade hair and body care products. Made in Vermont. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:46:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Morel Hunting http://flourishbodycare.com/week-kitchen/ http://flourishbodycare.com/week-kitchen/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:39:57 +0000 http://flourishbodycare.com/?p=2345 We spent Memorial Day weekend in our favorite place…the woods.  It was beautifully warm and sunny out but cool and slightly damp deep in the forest.  The violets, jack in the pulpit, and ferns were everywhere along with….morels. We have a few secret spots that we check every year and this year the first place […]

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We spent Memorial Day weekend in our favorite place…the woods.  It was beautifully warm and sunny out but cool and slightly damp deep in the forest.  The violets, jack in the pulpit, and ferns were everywhere along with….morels.

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We have a few secret spots that we check every year and this year the first place we went was a mushroom explosion.  On one hillside we stumbled upon we counted over 60 perfect, large morels that came home with us for dinner.  Darren is the mushroom expert in our family and he loves to cook them in butter in a cast iron pan with just a sprinkling of salt, pepper and flour.  This time we added some wild ramps and wrapped it all in crepes!
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The kids loved it so much they all headed out to the woods again to check out some other likely spots and came home with another basket full which we cooked up and added to the macaroni and cheese we were bringing to a pot luck.  We’re already thinking of what we will try next year if we are lucky enough to find them again!

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Sugar Body- What? http://flourishbodycare.com/sugar-body/ http://flourishbodycare.com/sugar-body/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:40:24 +0000 http://flourishbodycare.com/?p=2339 Sugar body what?   Suprisingly, we get this question a lot! Sure, there are many sugar polish addicts out there who know just what to do with this jar of deliciousness but it seems that many of you are missing out on a skin changing experience and we want to help you out! While we are […]

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Sugar body what?   Suprisingly, we get this question a lot!

Sure, there are many sugar polish addicts out there who know just what to do with this jar of deliciousness but it seems that many of you are missing out on a skin changing experience and we want to help you out!

While we are not big fans of sugar in our food (except our Maple Syrup or honey) we have done the research and know that sugar does have some benefits for your skin.

~sugar is a natural humectant, which means it draws water to itself. (Think of the bag of brown sugar you are saving for that baking project which turned hard as a rock from absorbing moisture in the air.) This process helps to hydrate by retaining moisture.

~sugar contains glycolic acid-an Alpha Hydroxy Acid which penetrates the skin and basically breaks down the bond that holds skin cells together which encourages exfoliation of layers of skin.

~the tiny sugar grains make an excellent gentle topical exfoliant and they come in lots of size variations which allows for more or less exfoliating action

What is Our Sugary Body Polish?

In a nutshell, our Sugar Body Polish is organic sugar (a blend of different sized grains) that is suspended in organic coconut oil. We also add some glycerin (another natural humectant) and organic sunflower oil along with our amazing essential oil blends. What makes our sugar polish so amazing is that it is solid at room temperature but melts on contact with your skin (so it is not going to drip all over the floor of your shower). First, hop in the shower and get your skin wet. Then scoop out a bit of polish and apply it all over your skin. As you rub, the tiny grains are sloughing off all the bits of dullness and dry flaky skin.   The coconut oil seals in moisture and it is the perfect light, velvety consistency. You can see your skin is glowing and fresh and plumped up. The water from the shower beads up lightly all over you. Pat dry with your towel and feel (and smell) your newly refreshed skin.

Repeat the polishing process twice a week to keep your skin hydrated, exfoliated, and rejuvenated.

Pair it with our Body Lotion. Its made with organic aloe and coconut oil to keep feeding your skin with that light coconut oil goodness which you can read about here (link to cocoa coconut article)

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Honey Face Polish Recipe http://flourishbodycare.com/honey-face-polish-recipe/ http://flourishbodycare.com/honey-face-polish-recipe/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 14:30:42 +0000 http://flourishbodycare.com/?p=2336 Ingredients ¼ cup of local honey 2 oz organic cane sugar-tiny grains will be more gentle (you can pulse in your blender for the size you like) juice of half a lemon(extra glycolic acid-use less if you have sensitive skin) ½ tsp baking soda (balances acidity and provides some graininess) 1 dropper green tea extract […]

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Ingredients

¼ cup of local honey

2 oz organic cane sugar-tiny grains will be more gentle (you can pulse in your blender for the size you like)

juice of half a lemon(extra glycolic acid-use less if you have sensitive skin)

½ tsp baking soda (balances acidity and provides some graininess)

1 dropper green tea extract

Directions

Mix all the ingredients together. Apply to your face and rub gently for several minutes. You can either rinse off with warm/cool water or leave on as a masque for 15 minutes then rinse.

Your skin will be glowing! Follow up with your favorite moisturizer to seal in the hydration and protect your freshly exfoliated skin.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway http://flourishbodycare.com/mothers-day-giveaway/ http://flourishbodycare.com/mothers-day-giveaway/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 00:16:20 +0000 http://flourishbodycare.com/?p=2275 Win a moisturizing gift basket for yourself, your mom or any other mom you know. Choose your favorite scent, get free gift wrapping and free shipping. A moisturizing gift basket includes a lip balm, body creme, body mist and lotion.  Valued at $55! Ends Wednesday, May 7th at 6 p.m. ET. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Win a moisturizing gift basket for yourself, your mom or any other mom you know. Choose your favorite scent, get free gift wrapping and free shipping.

A moisturizing gift basket includes a lip balm, body creme, body mist and lotion.  Valued at $55! Ends Wednesday, May 7th at 6 p.m. ET.

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What’s in Our Products? http://flourishbodycare.com/whats-products/ http://flourishbodycare.com/whats-products/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:15:06 +0000 http://flourishbodycare.com/?p=2220 With so much information being fired at you on an everyday basis it’s easy to be confused about the ingredients in your body care. When we are at events talking to people about Flourish, many people’s first impulse is to ask “There isn’t any of that bad stuff in it, is there? Like sodium laurel […]

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With so much information being fired at you on an everyday basis it’s easy to be confused about the ingredients in your body care. When we are at events talking to people about Flourish, many people’s first impulse is to ask “There isn’t any of that bad stuff in it, is there? Like sodium laurel something? Or preservatives?”

I think what they really want to know is “Is this a safe, effective product made by a company I can trust?”

One of the things we have done to help with identifying our ingredients is our Free Of symbol.

free of blueWe put it on every bottle and jar to let you know that part of our mission is to keep our products free of ingredients that we know are harmful.

How is Flourish Different?

What really sets Flourish apart is that we create formulas using simple ingredients.  We started in our farmhouse kitchen-not a laboratory to make beautiful and effective hair and body care. We are the ONLY producers in all of New England to make shampoos and conditioners like this! If you are committed to buying your food locally please think about what you are nourishing your skin with on a daily basis as well! Almost all of the national brands of personal care products you buy (even in Co-ops and Health Food stores) are often produced in California or South Carolina in huge factories and shipped all over the country. These shampoos  have lots of preservatives and are mass produced to sit on store shelves.

Flourish Natural Body Care is committed to keeping our batches small which keeps our products fresh and limits our impact on the environment. We only use organic and EcoCert approved ingredients because we use these products on ourselves and our children. All of our body and hair care has been formulated without allergens and environmental sensitivities such as tree nuts, palm oil, soy and gluten (*with the exception on our Honey Blossom and Patchouli Tangerine shampoos and conditioners which contain hydrolyzed wheat protein for added body).

If you ever have a questions about our products or ingredients don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

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