Last week saw the launching of a new product for Jules of the Earth, Mechanics Soap. This week I want to talk about the ingredients that goes into this soap and why they are good for you. Jules uses Pumice, Orange Peel and Orange Essential oil in this particular soap.
A lot of you may have heard of pumice for its benefits with using them to smooth out rough callouses on the feet. It’s hardened lava foam that is generally sold as a small lightweight block. Pumice stones are a natural exfoliant that helps to slough off dry, dead and toughened skin. It also gets the circulation going in the skin, improving your skin tone and giving an all over healthy glow. If you have callouses or patches of skin that are especially tough, its best to soak the area before using the pumice stone, or soak the pumice stone itself and use it on the area you need to soften.
Pumice has also been known for its ability to remove hair from the body and was used as such by the Greeks, Egyptians and Romans. It works by using friction to thin the hair, making it finer until it falls off. It takes a bit of patience but is a lot cheaper than getting a wax or other costly hair removal procedures.
Used in Jules’ Mechanics Soap it works to cut through grease and dirt while gently exfoliating the hands, leaving them clean and soft.
Did you know that the peel of an orange is loaded with beneficial nutrients? It has over 60 varieties of flavonoids, over 170 variations of phytonutrients and is rich in a number of pectins, minerals, fibre and vitamins. Eating Orange Peels is known to help with weight loss, relieving respiratory issues. Preventing digestive issues, such as constipation and heartburn, improves your oral health, can act as a natural skin lightener, improves heart health and several studies have shown a link to those eating orange peel regularly lowering the risk of cancer.
For use on the skin you can make your own Orange Peel powder and use it for acne, blackheads, to tone your skin and the powerful anti-oxidants have been known to fight premature ageing of the skin. Orange Peel also has the ability to cut through grease and dirt without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Used in a bath oil or soap, it helps stimulate the skin, and in shampoo it can help get rid of dandruff. So think before you throw those orange peels away next time!
Orange Essential Oil
Orange Essential Oil is known for its antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, carminative, sedative, tonic, aphrodisiac and cholagogue properties. It has been used widely in a number of medicinal, domestic and industrial uses through the years. Domestically we see it used in foods to add flavour to beverages, biscuits, confectionery and baking goods, and chocolates, or for its health benefits. Industrially its been used in creams, body lotions, soaps, deodorants and anti-ageing products. It also has the ability to cut through tough grease and dirt.
The essential oil can be used for cooling down inflammation and for its natural sedative properties that can help relax nervous and muscular spasms. It’s ability to inhibit microbial growth makes it great for cleansing and disinfecting wounds. It helps to boost the immune system, can be used to treat constipation, is able to cure acne and dermatitis, can alleviate anxiety, depression and anger, and helps to promote urination to eliminate toxins from the body.
As you can see, all of these ingredients are great for our overall health. Used in Jules of the Earth’s Mechanics Soap, you have a heavy duty cleaner that can cut through oils, grease and stubborn dirt without stripping your hands and leaving them cracked and dry. Not to mention how lovely it smells!
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