Did you know the average female puts over 200 chemicals on her skin before even leaving the house in the Morning?
It’s frightening how we have become so brainwashed into thinking all these fancy named products that apparently improve skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles and repair damage will save the day and make us look 10yrs younger! We actually have no idea of the long term effects these products have on our skin.
When I think back to my days working as a beauty therapist, I was in contact with these products on a daily basis. A few Years later I was being diagnosed with an allergy to Paraben, a preservative found in most creams and lotions. Not great when your job involves placing these creams on your skin every day. I had blisters all over my hands and even attempted to work wearing gloves.
It wasn’t until I went on my journey of self healing for my thyroid much later, that I realised how the preservatives and chemicals react on not only our skin, but also our mental health and wellbeing. It was scary to read all the headlines and it gave me a much greater understanding of how sensitive we really are to what is around us. These chemicals are contributing to many different health problems, allergic reactions and actually causing damage to the skin.
It is easy to see then how the Aromatherapy industry has started to take off. With more and more people realising how harmful these products really are. Aromatherapy oils and natural skin care has been around for thousands on Years, with Cleopatra being the best advocate of using such products to keep her skin looking youthful and radiant.
Aromatherapy products not only enhance your skins ability to naturally heal, but the scents also work in conjunction with your bodies own energy points, the chakras. Improving your overall health on a sensory level.
It has taken me Years to find a brand I wanted to work with and am so thrilled to have found Viola of RAW PASSION. Viola hand makes all the products, so your guaranteed each one is chemical free, 100% organic and vegan. Both having the same passion, to help people enhance their lives, whether through yoga, skincare or food!
One of the first things I discovered was how deodorant was being linked to problems such as breast cancer, with our armpits being home to many lymph nodes. Going chemical free here was my first change and then I started to research this further to household products and skincare. I realised once I started reducing the chemicals at home and in my food, my mind was clearer and I felt more energised. I would love to say I am 100% chemical free, but anyone that knows me, knows how I love my makeup and unfortunately this is an area I have struggled to find the things I love. However in just reducing the amount of chemicals I am subjected too, I have noticed a real difference.
Through all the changes I made, yoga, diet, skincare etc, I have managed to self heal my condition and have never looked back.
I am so excited now to be working with RAW PASSION products and offering a delicious raw facial, that is literally good enough to eat! Using all natural ingredients such as cocoa and charcoal to stimulate the skins own natural healing properties. Also a body massage working with oils that align with the chakras to balance the bodies energy and improve health and wellbeing.
It’s a big step to start looking at the alternatives out there and thinking about how these big names have used clever marketing to make us buy into a very lucrative industry. However I would suggest it is time to look at what your putting on your skin and start small. A few little changes here and there go along way. Especially in skincare, where your skin will quickly soak up the benefits and thank you for it.