Mother Nature's Cures

November 1, 2013
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Mother Nature takes care of us in a very thoughtful way and the abundance of pumpkin at this time of year may not be simply coincidental.

ilike pumpkinIlike Pumpkin is very rich in skin health boosting nutrients.  The most important amongst them are the alpha and beta carotenes. Carotenes are the orange pigments in the vegetable that act as important anti-oxidants that boost immunity and slow the degenerative process of aging by protecting the cells from damage caused by free radicals.  Beta carotenes generate Vitamin A in the body that ensures proper immune functions.  Other vitamins pumpkins are rich in are Vitamin C and E, both with antioxidant functions to benefit tired, stressed skin.  The vegetable also provides Vitamin B5 (Panthotenic Acid) that balances hormone levels and manages stress.  Pumpkin is a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that absorbs blue light and protects from oxidative stress.  Fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron are important nutrients that pumpkin provides the skin to balance fluid levels, soothe and soften the skin and help in the cell regenerating process. Pumpkin also has a relatively low pH that protects the skin from bacteria and infections.
Pumpkin is the main ingredient in the ilike Pumpkin & Orange Mask.  We use cold processed, whole raw pumpkin pulp (instead of extracts) in order to retain the full benefit of the vegetable and keep all nutrients in the rawest form for better absorption.

The ilike organic skin care pumpkin products effectively:

  • treat aging skin
  • tighten loose skin
  • hydrate dry skin
  • rejuvenate tired, stressed skin
  • create a healthy glow

Pumpkin also smooths the skin by promoting cell turnover, thus preventing the skin from getting dry, scaly or rough.

 

Mother Nature's Cures

Vanilla, a scent familiar to many of us, is actually a very rare commodity.  It is among the worlds most expensive spices, following closely behind saffron and cardamon.

Vanilla pods, commonly called vanilla beans, are the fruit of the vanilla orchid, the only orchid plant that produces an edible fruit.

Vanilla is known for being an powerful antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, and antidepressant.  Ample evidence shows Vanilla plays a crucial roll in helping a variety of ailments and is valued as an anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory and for its general relaxing and calming effect on the brain and nerves, relieving anxiety and anger.

Both Pumpkin and Vanilla, ingredients highlighted in our November specials, restore balance, lift your mood, and nourish your body.

 

 

 

 

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