WhatZenaLotionBar

Organically grown like Mother Nature Intended

Los Angeles, California · 496 Sales

WhatZenaLotionBar

Organically grown like Mother Nature Intended

Los Angeles, California 496 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Organically grown, sustainably wild harvested, and processed as close to "Mother Nature" as possible; What Zen a Lotion Bar is committed to using the highest quality therapeutic ingredients from environmentally sensitive ethical producers of botanical materials around the world. We put hours of research and personal evaluation into our beautifully handcrafted emulsions, each sumptuously designed to stimulate all your senses.

Please join me in indulging yourself in the Zen-like pleasure of beautiful, healthy, luxurious skin.

Shipments to Canada will be significantly delayed beginning on July 2 as a result of a service disruption caused by an ongoing labor dispute at the Canadian Post. The disruption will affect all shipments within Canada which are handled by Canada Post. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you

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Last updated on Jun 25, 2016

Organically grown, sustainably wild harvested, and processed as close to "Mother Nature" as possible; What Zen a Lotion Bar is committed to using the highest quality therapeutic ingredients from environmentally sensitive ethical producers of botanical materials around the world. We put hours of research and personal evaluation into our beautifully handcrafted emulsions, each sumptuously designed to stimulate all your senses.

Please join me in indulging yourself in the Zen-like pleasure of beautiful, healthy, luxurious skin.

Shipments to Canada will be significantly delayed beginning on July 2 as a result of a service disruption caused by an ongoing labor dispute at the Canadian Post. The disruption will affect all shipments within Canada which are handled by Canada Post. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you

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Why Lotion Bars

Traveling through south western Colorado with its towering ponderosa pines, aspens, and dramatic rock formations I chanced upon a rustic old fashion general store with a long narrow boardwalk and low pitch roof hung with at least 9 hummingbird feeders teaming with swift and graceful brilliantly iridescent aerial aviators not so patiently waiting in line for their turn.

As I stepped through the door I felt as though I was stepping back in time, back to a simpler era, perhaps the turn of the century when the west was wild and stagecoaches carrying weary travelers stopped to refresh themselves, and buckboards loaded with supplies delivered every essential a local homesteader would need to get through winter.

Every nook and cranny was filled to the brim, floor to ceiling with a remarkable collection of treasures. There was something to gaze at in each and every corner, high, low and in between. I was completely wide-eyed and awestruck by the astounding array of delightful surprises from whimsical to practical on display. Finally my eyes settled on some small silver tins sitting atop the lunch counter next to the cash register. The proprietor encouraged me to slip the lid off and try a solid lotion bar. I chose the lavender and was immediately struck by the intoxicating fragrance but much more so by the luxuriant lotion the bar provided. I was sold!

So I’m back California slathering on my lotion bar like the lotion fanatic I am, constantly taking my little 2 oz. bar and liberally applying it everywhere my skin needs a little lubrication; but after 2 months I realize it’s getting pretty thin and I begin to panic, I mean really panic because I realize I’ve become totally addicted but can’t afford another trip to Colorado just to buy a lotion bar.

After a few days of pondering my options of how to obtain a bar long distance I finally decide to flip the tin over to check out the ingredient list and low and behold I see I actually have every ingredient and some, Bingo!

After extensive research I have what I believe are the correct measurements so I try my hand at my first bar, perfect. I’m totally impressed with my success.

Since my first lotion bar I have refined and perfected the process and included specially formulated all Organic/Natural oils and butters beneficial in skin rejuvenation and healing.

As for my company it took me some time to come up with a name, I kept asking myself to describe “what is in a lotion bar”? And “what is a lotion bar”… Well a lotion bar is natural, creamy, soothing, calming, and fragrant. A lotion bar is zen-like; a state of coolness attained through a totally laid-back type of attitude, inner peace, centered and wholly relaxed. Zen emphasizes the attainment of enlightenment and personal expression. I asked myself over and over, faster and faster “What’s in a lotion bar”?, “What’s in a lotion bar”?, “What’s in a lotion bar”? Then I heard it “What ZEN a Lotion Bar”. And there you have my story of how What Zen a Lotion Bar came into being.

Please join me in indulging yourself in the Zen-like pleasure of beautiful, healthy luxurious skin.

© 2011 by What Zen a Lotion Bar. All rights reserved

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Last updated on April 17, 2017
Our skin soaks up what we put on it. Making luxurious and healthy products with great nourishing ingredients (you can pronounce) is of the utmost importance. We put hours of research and personal testing into our products to ensure they provide you with excellent results. Where possible, the products we sell are organically grown and processed, or as close to what Mother Nature intended as possible.

Preserve and protect your skin with natural What Zen a Lotion Bar skin-care products that rival those found at the exclusive department stores and salons. Free yourself from synthetic substances and experience the pleasure of Artisanally Handcrafted lotion bars.

HOW TO USE: Massage bar in hands allowing it to soften from body heat. Smooth bar onto dry skin–hands, feet, elbows or anywhere moisture is needed for non-greasy, silky smooth skin.

Each What Zen a Lotion Bar comes in a personal tin which is great for travel and is recyclable or better yet great for storing small items! The screw on lid guards your lotion bar from the elements, and no worries about it falling open in your purse, pocket, backpack, or luggage making a big mess because this tin possess continuously threaded lid for an excellent grip and a tight seal. The twist-off top and the little ridges around it make it easy to unscrew and shut tightly, yet is effortless to open even if your hands are wet and/or slippery.

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Shipping costs vary based upon weight, size and combination of items. The purpose of shipping (post office pricing) and handling (charges covering expenditures such as packaging materials, labels, tape, ink, etc.) as well as time and labor involved.

First Class Mail is provided courtesy of USPS; please allow 10-14 business days from the date of purchase to receive your merchandise. Every effort is made to ensure a safe delivery therefore comprehensive tracking is included in the current fees which includes the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery. I'm also happy to offer insurance for an additional fee.

Buyers are responsible for submitting a shipping address correctly. If an incorrect address is provided What Zen a Lotion Bar will be unable to refund your order unless the item is returned intact. We will then gladly refund you (minus shipping costs).

Please note: First Class per the U.S. Post Office is not a guaranteed service. Estimated delivery time of 5-7 days is merely a gauge the post office uses and could take an undetermined number of days for delivery per USPS Guidelines; please keep this in mind when placing your order. The only explicit service through the U.S. Postal Service is Express Mail, which is a guaranteed 1-2 business days. I'll be happy to upgrade with an adjusted shipping rate upon request.

In the event an order is lost or damaged during shipment, please contact the US Postal Service with the tracking number you’ll be provided upon shipment to file an Indemnity Claim for Loss, Damage or Missing Contents. Per USPS Regulations: Customers should file a claim immediately but must file no later than 60 days from the date of mailing and must retain all original packaging for inspection. Any items damaged during transport due to incorrect handling by carrier must be reported via convo to What Zen a Lotion Bar within 48 hours of receipt, and must include photos depicting condition of packaging as well as damaged product.

International Shipping: Customs, Duty, Import Fee's, Taxes or other charges at the receiver's end are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Please be advised we are not responsible for lost, held-up, or stolen packages in customs, therefore when ordering internationally, you will be ordering at your own risk and due to specific import restrictions for your country, if your package is refused or destroyed due to customs rules, What Zen a Lotion Bar will not be held responsible for a refund or offer a replacement; however we will provide you with all customs numbers once your order has shipped. **Seller is not responsible for custom duties or import tariffs, taxes, or fees. Buyers, please be aware you *may* be required to pay additional charges when your package reaches your country's border. You may wish to contact your local customs office for estimates of these charges for further information.

Your purchase from What Zen a Lotion Bar signifies your acceptance of these policies.

Sincerely,
Kristeen
http://WhatZenaLotionBar.etsy.com

© 2011 by What Zen a Lotion Bar. All rights reserved
Refunds and Exchanges
It is our sincere desire you'll be completely satisfied with all your purchases. We will make every effort to provide the exceptional customer service you expect; however given the nature of our products What Zen a Lotion Bar cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened products. For exchanges or refunds, please contact us within 3 days of receipt of your order. What Zen a Lotion Bar will refund the purchase price of the item - minus the original shipping fee once we receive the item(s).

PLEASE NOTE: Products must be in original, unopened condition. The customer is responsible for return shipping charges. Refunds will be processed within 3 business days of receiving the items.

PLEASE NOTE: My body care products are carefully sealed for your protection, therefore there are NO returns on opened products."

© 2011 by What Zen a Lotion Bar. All rights reserved
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At What Zen a Lotion Bar we are committed to using only the highest quality therapeutic ingredients from environmentally sensitive ethical producers around the world. We put hours of research and personal testing into our lotion products to ensure they provide you with excellent results. The products we sell are organically grown, harvested or processed as close to "Mother Nature" as possible.

BENEFICIAL INGREDIENTS

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP: True African Black Soap, also called Anago Soap, Alata Samina or Ose Dudu is real soap which can be very dark in color, but it is never actually pure black. Black Soap does not need lye as an additive because it has naturally occurring lye found in the plantain or wood ashe; nor does it have the addition of activated charcoal. Black Soap varies from light brown to deep black in color, depending on the ingredients used and the method of preparation. The use of different oils (which also vary by region) can also result in color variations. Black Soap has long been used for healing problem skin and is made from the ash of harvested African plants such as Plantain, Cocoa Pods, Shea Tree Bark and Herbs. These ingredients are sun-dried then roasted in a clay oven to get its deep color; water and oils such as Coconut, and Shea butter are then added. The soap is then left to cure. Black Soap breaks down dead skin by dissolving the sebum layer that holds on dead skin. Not only does this make the skin firmer, fresher and younger looking, but it also evens discoloration due to hyperpigmentation and scarring, killing bacteria which causes blemishes and acne. Black Soap is suited for any skin ethnicity and can be used daily as it is excellent for washing away makeup, lightly exfoliating, giving a healthy glow. Black Soap can be used on your body or hair and works for oily skin, dry skin, rashes, scalp irritations, body odors and is good for sensitive skin. NOTE: For those who are caffeine-sensitive, cacao pods contain caffeine which may be absorbed through the skin, test a small amount on the inside of your arm. Also, if you are extremely latex-sensitive, Shea butter contains small amounts of naturally occurring latex.

ALOE: Aloe Butter has excellent moisturizing properties and aids with the re-hydration of dry chapped skin. Used in formulations to elevate the itch and burn of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and sun burn.

ARNICA: Arnica is used in liniment and ointment preparations used for strains, sprains, and bruises. Helps to relieve pain and provides an overall soothing experience.

APRICOT OIL: Unlike some oils that remain on the surface of the skin, apricot kernel oil is readily absorbed without leaving a greasy residue. If you tend to experience dry, itchy skin after bathing or showering, this is the perfect oil to lightly apply to damp skin before toweling off. The natural antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, help to offset decomposition and extend shelf life. Vitamin B17 antioxidants assist in blocking the activity of enzymatic’s known as free radicals.

ARGAN OIL: rich in vitamin E, carotenes, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, is used for massage, facials and as an ingredient in anti-aging cream and even aftershave lotion for men. Argan Oil can also be used to nourish the hair making it shiny and healthy looking.

APPLE FIBER: apples are high in naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids, which have the ability to tone and tighten the skin. Adding this natural fruit powder to your facial scrubs, or masques will impart all of the skin firming benefits that apples have to offer.

AVOCADO OIL: Avocado Oil is typically added to other oils in order to enrich protein and vitamin content. This ultra-rich organic oil is a delightful treasure containing high amounts of Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E. Also contains amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acids and highly prized to those with skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and other skin ailments. Recommended to those with sensitive skin, problem skin and other irritations which require vitamin rich oil.

BAMBOO: with high levels of silica, the extract contains 10 times the amount of silica found in Horsetail, an herb known for its silica content beneficial to skin and hair. Its addition to products, softens the skin, smooths the appearance of wrinkles, adds strength and elasticity to the hair, has strong antioxidant elements which enhance the health of the skin in topical applications.

BEES WAX: 100% natural made by industrious honeybees from the nectar of flowers, and has a sweet, natural fragrance all its own. Beeswax is a barrier cream, locking in moisture which helps protects skin from damaging environmental factors and effectively "softens your skin and creates a long-lasting protective coating against the elements.

BIRCH: Analgesic, Anti Spasmodic, Anti Septic & Disinfectant, Anti Rheumatic, Anti Arthritic, Astringent, Detoxifier, Depurative, Germicide & Insecticide, Febrifuge, Diuretic. Historical Uses: Used extensively in massage oils to help muscular aches and pains. It has also been used on pains related to arthritis, rheumatism, cramps, and tendinitis. Birch is also used as an anti-inflammatory.

BLUEBERRY FRUIT FIBERS: gently exfoliate the surface layers, giving your face or body a fresh, glowing appearance.

BURDOCK ROOT EXTRACT: contains vitamins B complex and E and boasts trace minerals of potassium, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, silicon, zinc and sodium. Burdock Root is used increase circulation to the skin, helping to detoxify the epidermal tissues. It is also used for the treatment of acne, and other scaly skin disorders.

CADE: Native to southern France, this member of the Juniper family is common throughout Europe and North Africa. Cade Essential Oil is often used as an ingredient of liniments and ointments for chronic skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as parasitic disorders and various types of fungal infections. The chemical properties of Cade Oil are also analgesic, anti-microbial, antiseptic and disinfectant.

CALENDULA: Used topically for acne, reducing inflammation and soothing irritated skin tissue. Calendula has been used traditionally as both a culinary and medicinal herb. The petals are edible and can be used fresh in salads or dried and used to color cheese or as a replacement for saffron.

CAMELLIA OIL: helps improve the tone and texture of skin when dealing with the abuse of environmental elements. It also reduces the appearance of aging and hydrates the complexion. It is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky smooth without the greasy feeling, making it one of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic and hair care industry. For centuries it has been used as a traditional hair conditioner and also as a treatment to strengthen brittle nails.

CAMPHOR: Acts as a preventive to infectious diseases. chest rub for bronchitis and other chest infections. It is often used in steam vapourizors to help control coughs by producing a local anesthetic action to the throat and to loosen congestion due to colds. When a cream or ointment containing camphor is rubbed onto the chest, throat, or back, body heat helps release camphor vapors that, when inhaled, help loosen mucus and relieve airway congestion. Camphor is a very useful ingredient in inhalations for coughs, colds and difficulties in breathing. These actions, along with camphor's anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties make it a very useful and popular remedy for colds, flu, and bronchitis.

CARROT SEED OIL: Is one of the most powerful detoxifiers and skin rejuvenators, helping to repair damage to skin tissue from sun, abscesses, boils, psoriasis, eczema and rashes while nourishing tightening, and rejuvenating skin and relieving stress and exhaustion. Aromatic benefits are calming, restorative, spiritual, and supportive. Used as a massage oil or bath oil to ease muscle pain and as a lotion to naturally and effectively tan and moisturize the skin. Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Disinfectant.

CASTILE SOAP
Fair trade pure liquid castile soap has no animal fat and no mysterious chemicals. It’s a true soap, not a chemical detergent, making castile soap completely biodegradable and very earth-friendly. This means it is also skin friendly unlike traditional soaps which can be extremely drying. Safe for drains and septic systems

CAYENNE: Cayenne pepper has been called "the king of herbs" with good reason, as it’s been prized for thousands of years for its healing powers. When any body part is sick, the blood flow to that area is usually affected. Cayenne helps to remove blockage and stimulates blood flow so vitamins are properly delivered to all areas of the body and waste is removed. As a topical application cayenne pepper causes irritation in the applied area; thus helping to distract the nerves from joint pains due to arthritis, it’s also fantastic for sprains, sore tendons, muscle spasms, etc.as well as being an antiseptic and antibacterial. Cayenne pepper improves the effectiveness of other herbs.

Be careful not to touch your eyes when rubbing the capsaicin ointment or cayenne heat ointment. *Cayenne should never be used around the eyes or on broken skin. NOTE: Always test a small area of skin before applying any herbal product to a large area. Leave on overnight and check for irritation before resuming use. Interactions: If you are taking: The asthma drug theophylline : Cayenne might increase the amount you absorb, possibly leading to toxic levels. With nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs : Cayenne might protect your stomach from damage.

CHAMOMILE: has a long tradition in herbal medicine. The flowers were used in many cures including an herbal tea to cure insomnia, relieve stress and depression. Therapeutic properties include: analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-convulsive, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, cholagogic, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, sedative, splenetic, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vasoconstrictor.

CHARCOAL: Activated charcoal was created solely for medicinal use is well known as an antidote as it adsorbs most organic toxins, chemicals and poisons before they can harm the body by removing toxins by binding other substances to its surface absorbing thousands of times its own weight. Acne, rashes, bruises, poison ivy and other skin problems can all be effectively treated by charcoal poultices. Applying a charcoal poultice will draw the toxin, bacteria or poison up through the skin through the adsorbing action of the charcoal and can even help reduce the instances of acne and other skin impurities.

CINNAMON: Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Antiseptic and Astringent. Was used by 15th century grave robbers as a part of a blend “SHIELD” to help protect them from plague. Repellent – place where bugs and roaches are a problem. Apply topically (dilute) to help with aches and pains.

CLOVE: Analgesic, Anti-Infectious, Disinfectant, Stimulant and Antiseptic. Historical Uses: Used in the “SHIELD” blend based on the 15th century story of the grave robbers that used a variety of spices and oils to protect themselves against the plague, it is also good for skin infections, digestive upsets and toothaches. Clove can be used for acne, bruises, burns, cuts and as a pain reliever Gargle with diluted clove to ease throat pain and irritations. Diffuse to help lift depression.

COCONUT OIL: Organic virgin, unrefined coconut oil is a natural anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory containing essential fatty acids, lipids and antioxidants, highly moisturizing and easily absorbed into the skin. Coconut oil moisturizes and serves as a protective layer, helping retain moisture and also acts as a mild oil suitable for those with inflamed, irritated skin sensitivities and reduction of protein loss and blemishes. Coconut oil applied to the skin and hair is absorbed quickly and not only adds luster and shine, but helps with dandruff, and other skin ailments such as psoriasis and eczema.

CUCUMBER PEEL EXTRACT: makes a wonderful addition to skin-care products for its anti-inflammatory and skin-tightening properties! It is greenish brown in color with a faintly woody scent. Cucumber is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair. In addition, Cucumber Peel offers a natural source for a powerful antioxidant and can be used to keep the facial skin soft, a skin toner and used in astringents to revitalize stressed and tired skin, leaving it refreshed and radiant.

EUCALYPTUS: Eucalyptus Essential Oil has been used on all sorts of skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. The Blue Mallee Oil has the highest Cineol content, and Eucalyptol, which is antiseptic, and therefore the strongest antiseptics among the Eucalyptus. It has also been used to combat the effects of colds and flu. The Aboriginals of Australia used the Eucalyptus leaves to clear air and ward off fever. In World War I, the oil was used as medicine during a meningitis outbreak.

FRANKINCENSE: Has been valued for thousands of years and used to heal the sick and banish evil spirits. Used aromatically to improve voice loss, asthma, mediation, calm the mind, treat coughs and colds and eliminates phlegm in respiratory tracts and lungs. It’s also a useful preventative measure against oral issues, like bad breath, toothaches, cavities, mouth sores and protection from premature losses of teeth and hair. Frankincense Oil is effective as a sedative, because it induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, satisfaction and spirituality. It also awakens insight, makes you more introspective and lowers anxiety, anger and stress.

GARLIC: helps with digestive disorders… lowers blood pressure… promotes sleep…. creates a dilatory effect on blood vessels…. prevents the appearance of certain cardiovascular diseases due to aging…. helps fight diabetes…. lowers cholesterol…. garlic juice is used to calm coughs and relieve asthma.

GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT: known for its great revitalizing, stimulating, and firming qualities. It is a powerful antioxidant that has detoxifying qualities. It is also known for its anti-aging properties that give a healthier, rosy, younger looking skin.

GINGER: Properties: Antiseptic, Stimulant, Laxative and Tonic. Historical Uses: Ginger has been grown in Asia since ancient times contains over 40 antioxidant properties preventing free radical damage and protect against aging evening skin tone, improving elasticity. In addition to gingers detoxifying and invigorating qualities, it is also known to reduce cellulite. Ginger has been used in everything from meat preparation to sweets. Together with Black Pepper, Ginger was one of the most commonly traded spices during the 13th & 14th centuries. Rub on stomach and temples to help with motion sickness and is applicable for colds and flu, nausea (motion sickness, morning sickness), rheumatism, coughs and circulation issues. It also has warming properties that help to relieve muscular cramps, spasms, aches and ease stiffness in joints. Ginger is also viewed as an aphrodisiac and is believed to ease anxiety, renew vitality and revitalize self-confidence.

GRAPEFRUIT: Grapefruit Essential Oil is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin and is sometimes added to creams and lotions as a natural toner and cellulite treatment. Grapefruit Essential Oil is reputed to ease nervous exhaustion and relieve depression.

GRAPESEED: Grapeseed Butter possesses regenerative and restructuring qualities which allow a better control of skin moisture. It exhibits good spread-ability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage butter or body balm. The high contents of omega 6 fatty acids can assist with skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis and is rapidly absorbed by the skin.

GREEN TEA/ MATCHA BUTTER : is a natural emollient with antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-cellulite and anti-irritancies while protecting skin from aging and serious damage from the sun and UVB rays. Xanthines present in Matcha Green Tea inhibit inflammation and curbs damage to your DNA skin cells. Matcha Green Tea soothes the dry itchiness from dandruff and psoriasis and has been found to strengthen and soften hair while preventing split ends and stimulating hair growth.

GREEN TEA BOTANICAL EXTRACT: is a rich source of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Green Tea Extract is hailed in the natural skin care industry for it skin beneficial properties. It is said to help reduce the signs of aging caused by environmental factors. The active constituents in Green Tea are the Catechin - Polyphenols. Green Tea catechins are known to be potent antioxidants.

HAZELNUT OIL: Is well known for its astringent qualities. It is deeply penetrating and stimulating to the circulatory system. It helps to tone and tighten skin.

HEMP SEED: Hemp seed oil is one of the "driest" natural oils available, being absorbed quickly into the skin. It provides the four essential fatty acids beneficial to the skin: LA, GLA, LNA and SDA. (One of the highest EFA contents at 76%!) Exceptionally rich oil high in essential omega fatty acids and proteins.

HORSE CHEST NUT EXTRACT: is reputed to cosmetically improve the appearance of varicose veins, relief of swelling or inflammation of joints, tendons, or muscles.

JOJOBA OIL: Excellent skin care properties, it closely resembles the sebum of the skin, and is rich in vitamin E. This promotes a glowing complexion.

KOKUM BUTTER: Naturally nourishes the skin and protects against dryness and the cruel signs of aging which speeds up during exposure to the sun and natural toxins. Kokum butter is especially a great alternative for those with sensitive skin. Its ability to rejuvenate damaged skin cells is a fantastic way to combat wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Kokum butter is quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feel

KUKUINUT OIL: For centuries Hawaiians have used Kukuinut oil to protect skin from salt water, harsh sun and drying winds. It is excellent for dry skin, psoriasis, eczema or any severe skin condition. Kukuinut oil is high penetrability and soothing properties and currently they put it to use in helping sooth sunburns and chapped skin. Kukuinut oil contains very high levels of the essential fatty acids linoleic and alpha-linolenic. This oil is readily absorbed into the skin, providing tissues the essential elements that it needs and is particularly good for dry skin, psoriasis, acne and eczema.

LAVENDER: Lavender oil is renowned for its calming scent and numerous beneficial skin properties. This well-rounded oil is high in lecithin and Vitamin E. This butter has an amazing lavender scent and a creamy luxurious color and texture, making it ideal for massage butter or body balm. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antifungal properties.

LEMON: Zesty refreshing scent and high antiseptic properties keeps your skin well hydrated and smelling clean, highly antiseptic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and bactericidal.

LICORICE ROOT: is said to have amazing anti-inflammatory properties used for topical applications in skin care formulations to soothe and relax dry and tired skin.

LIME ESSENTIAL OIL: has an invigorating and stimulating effect. The pleasant citrus aroma can help mental clarity and creativity. Lime also supports healthy skin as it contains a high amount of vitamin C and is full of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients helping to prevent wounds from getting infected, as well as ease infections of the throat, colon, mouth, intestines, stomach, and urinary system as well as promote healing to relieve skin problems such as sores, rashes, psoriasis. Sailors and explorers never set sail without crates of lime on board, as its vitamin C- loaded juice served as one of the most potent remedies for scurvy and other skin problems. Lime essential Oil helps relieve stress, exhaustion, and anxiety, and calms your mind.

MACADAMIA OIL: Is fantastic regenerative oil. It is high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, contains palmitoleic acid (promotes young soft skin), as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. It has been successfully used to help mend scars and sunburns and is considered very safe with uses in facial and baby products.

MANUKA HONEY: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Manuka honey reduces redness and aids in the healing of congested, inflamed skin and eczema while oxygenating pores to draw out bacteria, drastically improving acne-prone areas. Manuka promotes skin regeneration to aid in the repair of cellular damage lessening scarring by hydrating and absorbing moisture from the air without making skin oily or inhibiting MMP’s a group of enzymes which destroy collagen keeping skin wrinkle-free skin for a dewy, glowing complexion.

MATCHA/GREEN TEA BUTTER: Is 20 times more potent in its levels of antioxidants that pomegranates or blueberries. Matcha imparts deep hydration, and is particularly good for dry, damaged skin and hair. ORAC tests specific foods and rates them according to their ability to scavenge and absorb free radicals in the blood, which are associated with diseases such as cancer. Additionally, Matcha Butter is rich in minerals, vitamins and amino acids aiding in the blockage of UV rays; inhibiting inflammation and freezes the damage done to your DNA skin cells while soothing dandruff and psoriasis. Matcha Butter helps strengthen and soften hair while preventing split ends and has been found to stimulate hair growth.

MENTHOL: Antiseptic, tonic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic and an anti-infectious agent. Work on bacteria. Menthol has been studied as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Antimicrobial.

MILK THISTLE: is a powerful antioxidant. Like any bioflavonoid complex, Milk Thistle exerts a powerful anti-oxidant effect through its active ingredient of silymarin, which is also a free-radical scavenger.

MYRRH: Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative, Sedative, Digestive and Pulmonary Stimulant. Historical Uses: Myrrh (mentioned in the bible) has been used for thousands of years in aromatherapy. Arabic people thought it to help rehydrate the skin from cracking or aging. Use in diffuser to help with bronchitis, colds and coughs along with meditation and enhancing spiritual mood. The Egyptians used to mummify and embalm their dead bodies with myrrhe and cassia (Mexican cinnamon).

NEEM OIL: Rich in fatty acids and glycerides and together with its healing properties. Neem provides an excellent natural moisturizing base for skin care formulation. This oil has been used for centuries in traditional Indian Medicine to aid in the healing of topical skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns and acne and is reputed for its antiseptic, dermatological and dental properties.

OAT BUTTER: Is soothing and its creamy texture enables it to be used by those with very dry, itchy and troubled skin reducing inflammation and aiding in the healing of rashes and relieving skin irritations parched from excessive sun exposure. Oatmeal Butter is full of vitamins, minerals and lipids which add moisture and extra hydration helping to normalize and restore skin’s pH balance and contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties ideal for sensitive skin.

OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT; has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties and has been used to fight colds and flu, yeast, viral infections and shingles. It contains nearly 100 phytochemicals and essential nutrients and is used in skin care preparations to clear acne, blemishes and soothe dry, stressed skin.

OLIVE OIL: It is a favorite on both dry and irritated skin. Promote a smooth, radiant complexion and helps maintain elasticity of skin; heals dry, brittle nails and soften cuticles.

PALM OIL, PHTHALATES, PARABENS AND PARAFFIN: Please scroll to the bottom to read "Why I don’t use Palm Oil, Phthalates, Parabens or Paraffin" in my products.

PAPAYA POWDER FRUIT EXTRACT: is gently refreshing with a sweet, summery fragrance. It is excellent for balancing the oiliness of the skin & working as an exfoliant on dry areas. Papaya also is often used in skin care products to give a rejuvenated look to the skin. Papaya contains Vitamin A, which helps to reveal the next layer of the skin and exposes a radiant complexion. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant with wonderful qualities that helps to smooth and soften the skin.

PARSLEY ESSENTIAL OIL: is high in vitamins A and C and can be attributed to its properties as an antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-arthritic, antiseptic and astringent. Gently massaging your body with 2 drops of Parsley oil blended with coconut oil aids in promoting blood circulation and helps expel the unwanted substances from the body without any side effects. The deodorizing effect of the chlorophyll is known to neutralize body odor.

PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL: It is used to treat skin and hair problems, such as dermatitis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, dandruff, and oily scalp. It also has wound healing and scar reducing properties soothing inflammation and helps protect wounds and ulcers from developing.

PEPPERMINT: Peppermint has been shown to increase alertness and even enhance work performance.

PERILLA OIL: High Omega-3 fatty acid helps the skin and hair retain moisture, and can be used in the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.

PUMPKIN SEED BUTTER: possess high levels of natural antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats. We know that antioxidants help reduce skin damage that is caused by free radicals, thus using any sort of pumpkin product on your skin - will assist with fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Pumpkin seed oil contains high amounts of Omega fatty acids, which are easily absorbed through the skin. These acids are key to cellular regrowth. This butter to be an exceptional addition to under eye creams, lotions and, of course, directly upon the skin.

RADISH: This is effective both as underarm and foot deodorant.

RASPBERRY FRUIT FIBERS: gently exfoliate the surface layers, giving your face or body a fresh, glowing appearance.

RASPBERRY SEED OIL: Raspberry Carrier Oil is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which can be used to nourish the skin. It reduces skin inflammation and aids in curing several skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Ideally suited for use on prematurely aged skin and for regenerating skin cell activity which aid in the relief of itchy, scaly, irritated skin conditions. Raspberry Seed Oil also contains a significant amount of Vitamin A and absorbs UV-B and UV-C so useful as a broad spectrum sunscreen. Anti-inflammatory due to high content of alpha linolenic acid (the highest in any fruit seed oil) and phytosterols therefore helpful for eczema and psoriasis. Anti-aging benefits due to content of ellegic acid (an anti oxidant) reduces the destruction of collagen and inflammatory response, both major causes of wrinkles. It also protects against ultra violet damage. Very high in Vitamin E – an antioxidant. Antioxidants in skin care are important to prevent oxidative damage which can lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer. Very high levels of phytosterols helping to reduce trans epidermal water loss thereby helping to keep skin moisturized repair skin damaged by environmental factors including sun damage.

ROSEHIP EXTRACT: is high in vitamin C as well as 32 other minerals and vitamins such as beta carotene, bioflavinoids, calcium, citrates, citric acid, iron malates, malic acid, niacin, phosphorus and vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K. and used as a remedy for the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, osteoarthritis, and diarrhea. Being rich in Vitamin C it contains natural anti-oxidant properties and improves skin elasticity and a astringent with it’s anti-inflammatory properties to relieve muscular aches and pain.

ROSEMARY: Most popular for its culinary uses, Rosemary also has the ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain. Properties: Analgesic, Antidepressant, Anti-Stringent, Carminative, Cephalic, Diuretic, Stimulant, Hypertensive. Historical Uses: Rosemary has been used to clear the mind and nervous system & stimulate memories; the diuretic properties have been useful in reducing water retention during menstruation, obesity and cellulite. Inhale or use aromatically to aid with congestion, allergies, cold sores, sore throats or flu. Antibacterial properties that fight build up of bacteria, which causes body odor.

SACHA INCHI OIL: is used in formulations meant for mature skin, creams, and lotions due to its exceptionally high antioxidant and skin smoothing properties. It soothes dry, irritated skin and damaged hair. It is one of the richest vegetable sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), namely Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3), Linolenic Acid (Omega 6), and Oleic Acid (Omega 9).

SAGE: Is an antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antibacterial. This oil is capable of inhibiting fungal infections both internally and externally, and gives relief from fungal infections like dysentery, skin diseases, Athlete’s Foot, and dermatitis. Perfect for protecting small wounds or cuts from developing, irritating or potentially dangerous infections and is equally useful at countering bacterial infections, since it kills bacteria and inhibits their growth in the body as well as reducing inflammations on the skin, inflammations due to fever, and the entry of poisonous material into the blood stream. Helps reduce activity in your sweat glands, which is one of the main causes of body odor.

SANDALWOOD: Historically documented, the use of sandalwood dates back several thousand years, is most notable for its smoothing effects on skin and for its mood-enhancing properties and is mainly used in perfumery, cosmetics, and aromatherapy. Sandalwood Essential Oil is considered to have strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.

SEA BUCKTHORN: rich with numerous vitamins, pro-vitamins, antioxidants, skin emollients and is a natural bactericide, anti-oxidant and analgesic and can be used in topical applications to improve cell metabolism and as a free radical scavenger to delay dermal aging

SEAWEED: acts a powerful detoxifier drawing out toxins and impurities while adding beneficial nutrients. It helps to stimulate the body's metabolism and circulation and contains fatty acids to combat skin irritation and inflammation.

SHEA: Used predominantly for skin care, Shea Butter is known for its moisturizing and emollient properties. Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, Shea Butter penetrates deeply into the epidermis and leaves a smooth, satiny finish. The naturally occurring cinnamic acid helps to provide UV protection for the skin. This oil leaves a smooth and healthy feel and offers benefits for numerous skin problems including dermatitis, eczema, burns, cutaneous dryness and other irritations. Highly recommended as a protective agent against harsh weather conditions where a mild barrier against the elements is desired.

SILK AMINO ACID: contains alanine, glycine and serine. It is especially good for use in hair care products, as it protects hair from moisture loss and conditions it to provide a silky smoothness. With 18 different amino acids, all coming from the cocoon of the silk worm, and a chemical composition very close to that of human skin and hair making them a wonderful source of nourishment and maintenance.

SUGAR UNBLEACHED ORGANIC FINE-GRAIN: is a natural, gentle exfoliant that safely removes dead skin cells to reveal brighter, fresh skin.

SUNFLOWER EXTRACT: has antioxidant and anti-free radical properties used for skin and hair care as it’s rich in polyphenols and vitamin F clinically proven to protect the hair colour providing a photo-protective seal around the hair shaft from splits thus enhancing the health and sheen of the hair.

SWEET ALMOND: Sweet Almond Butter is rich in proteins and vitamin D and can be used to soften and re-condition dry skin. It is great for all skin types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It is rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing - particularly when used regularly. It can be expected to sooth dry and irritated areas. Sweet Almond Oil has been used as an aromatic-bitter for anorexia, as a digestive tonic, to promote menstruation and to reduce fever.

SWEET ORANGE: Uplifting and refreshing, sweet orange essential oil, also simply called orange essential oil, is antiseptic and has been shown to exhibit antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also a great degreaser. A 2001 study in the Journal of Food Science showed how Valencia orange essential oil (Valenica is a type of sweet orange) inhibited E. Coli and Salmonella during the refrigeration process of beef. Sweet Orange essential oil is definitely good for cleaning cutting boards and countertops where raw meat has been. In aromatherapy, it is often used to help alleviate anxiety, depression, nervousness, and insomnia, so it is particularly potent when combined with lavender essential oil, which has similar properties.

TEA TREE OIL: Is a known as a natural antifungal agent, disinfectant, germicide and fungicide. Soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain-killing) and cicatrizant (wound-healing) qualities and is used as a very effective first aid remedy and against countless skin ailments, infections, cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and skin spots.

THYME: Properties: Antiseptic, Anti-Spasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Insecticide, Stimulant. Historical Uses: In addition to cooking, Thyme has been used anciently during the embalming process to help fight against infectious diseases and illness along with help heal infections, digestive issues, asthma, gas problems and other respiratory ailments. Use aromatically to help calm nervousness, fight depression, aid in memory and fight off bacteria.

VITAMIN E OIL: Plays a role in the anti-aging of skin. It helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Helps in reducing sun damage.

WHITE WILLOW BARK EXTRACT: has been used for conditions associated with pain, inflammation and fever. It is also a popular ingredient in skin care formulations where it is used to treat acne, control sebum, as an astringent and as an exfoliate and an effective anti-bacterial agent used in preparations for tinctures, balms, soap, facial cleansers, creams and lotions.


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WHY I DON’T USE PALM OIL, PHTHALATES, PARABENS OR PARAFFIN
Chemical-free is a term used in marketing to imply that a product is safe, healthy or environmentally friendly because they only contains natural ingredients. What Zen a Lotion Bar products contains no flavorings, coloring, paraffin, phthalates, parabens or sweeteners.

PALM OIL
Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil which is high in saturated fat, presenting health concerns. Because many countries don’t label Palm Oil consumers are blinded to the fact that many of the products they are buying contribute to unprecedented disaster to thousands of kilometres of pristine rainforest slashed and burned in order to make way for oil palm plantations. Many orangutans and other animals are killed in the process for the production of palm oil used in many of our everyday foods and products. This large-scale deforestation is pushing orangutans to extinction, along with many other native species of Borneo and Sumatra.

The list below consists of well-known products that contain crude palm oil as well as a list of products that contain ‘sustainable’ palm oil. That way you can have the choice whether to buy them or not.
30 NAMES PALM OIL CAN BE LABELLED UNDER
Foods, Body Products, Cosmetics & Cleaning Agents:
Vegetable Oil
Vegetable Fat
These ingredients are definitely palm oil or derived from palm oil.
Palm Kernel
Palm Oil Kernel
Palm Fruit Oil
Palmate
Palmitate
Palmolein
Glyceryl Stearate
Stearic Acid
Elaeis Guineensis
Palmitic Acid
Palm Stearine
Palmitoyl oxostearamide
Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3
Sodium Kernelate
Sodium Palm Kernelate
Hyrated Palm Glycerides
Cetyl Palmitate
Octyl Palmitate
Palmityl Alchohol

These ingredients are often derived from palm oil, but could be derived from other vegetable oils.
Steareth -2
Steareth -20
Sodium Lauryl Lactylate/Sulphate
These ingredients are either derived from palm oil or coconut oil.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (in almost everything that foams)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylaye
Cetyl Alcohol

PHTHALATES
Phthalates are mainly used as plasticizers (substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity) because phthalates cling to the skin and nails to give perfumes, hair gels and nail polishes, etc. more staying power. Much of the current research on effects of phthalate exposure has been focused towards children and men’s health, however, women may be at higher risk for potential adverse health effects of phthalates due to increased cosmetic use. It’s been proven phthalates damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive systems in animal studies which can be absorbed through the skin or even inhaled.

PARABENS
Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries and studies show that parabens are potentially dangerous and have been linked to reproductive cancer in both men and women so I have chosen to take the precautionary route and not use products containing them.

PARAFFIN
Paraffin is a petroleum product, it’s a white or colorless, soft solid that is used as a lubricant and contains the following chemicals: acrolein, benzene, ethanol, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, diethyl phthalate, toluene, styrene, benzene, ethyl benzene, naphthalene, benzaldehyde, didecyl phthalate, and acetone. It’s about 9 times less expensive than beeswax so you’ll find it in most of the inexpensive over the counter products and candles.

The difference between many of the other over the counter products you’ve been using is What Zen a Lotion Bar products are Organic 100% Natural, chemical free ingredients. They makes all the difference in the world!

Say no to Palm Oil
http://rawforbeauty.com/blog/say-no-to-palm-oil.html

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
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Can I mix scents?

I'll be happy to custom blend a signature fragrance all your own. Each lotion bar is individually scented so I’m able to adjust fragrance levels accordingly for an even stronger or softer scent.

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BIG JOSH’s Tattoo Pigment Protector vs Over the Counter Protectors

BIG JOSH’s Tattoo Pigment Protector is Organic and unless you’re allergic to nuts, will only increase the healing process and help retain the integrity of the ink without synthetic chemicals.

Most over the counter pigment protectors have five ingredients Petrolatum (a byproduct of crude-oil), Panthenol (vitamin B-5) , Glycerin (lubrication), Lanolin Alcohol (acetic acid and lye) and Bisabolol (resin from turpentine).

Can I use BIG JOSH’s Tattoo Pigment Protector Immediately

Big Josh recommends you apply the Pigment Protector before you even walk out the salon door! It's actually formulated to be used immediately to promote healing from the very start. Big Josh uses it exclusively, NEVER any other protector products, no alcohol, no soap; just a slight rinse of excess ink with lukewarm water. When bathing, if you feel you absolutely must use soap, just a tiny dribble of Dr. Bronner's is the best, but it's not really necessary.

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What Zen a Lotion Bar products do not contain animal ingredients with the exception of cosmetic grade beeswax, so we’re not vegan. I do not purchase any ingredients from suppliers who test on animals and we put hours of research and personal testing (my family, friends and myself) into our products to ensure they provide you with excellent results. Where possible, the products we sell are organically grown and processed, or as close to what Mother Nature intended as possible.

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