Lush Bath Bombs

bath bombs 3 It took me a while to get back to bathing. The first few apartments I lived in as an adult did not facilitate that at all, and I got used to showering. Did it for years. The only time when I would bathe would be when I was in the Jacuzzi or something, in a hotel or after the gym. And those instances are few and far between.

Essentially, I was a shower person. Until I rediscovered baths when we moved to the place where I am now. I finally have a tub that I can fit it, properly! And it isn’t as if I am bigger or longer than most adults. I am fairly average, good height weight proportion. Bathtubs were just too small, and were obviously made for bathing children rather than adults.

When we were hunting for an apartment that time around, I didn’t necessarily look for such a thing. It wasn’t on my list or anything. That was just a delicious added bonus to an apartment we loved regardless of that. One of the first things I did – and we were still living in boxes at the time – is have a nice long bath. And it was around that time that I discovered bath bombs. I remember it vividly, since it had been such a long time since I felt comfortable enough to actually bathe in the tub in my house. It is a privilege which we may not be appreciating in the way it should be appreciated. I mean, wow!

I let the water flow, I add whatever I add, and it gets all steamy. The moment that I lay down there and close my eyes, and feel the hot water soothe my every ache and sore… there is nothing like it.

There was a review done by Maple Holistics about the Lush bath bomb, and they made them sound pretty fricking amazing. Now, I’ll be honest, I am a sucker for sucbath bombs 1h things. I really am. Just give me a bath bomb, baby, and unless it is utterly terrible, chances are I am going to like it. I even enjoy making my very own sometimes.

I cannot help liking using a bath bomb, if only because of the setting – the unique setting, I should say – where the bath bomb makes it appearence. I am psychologically wired to enjoy it, I guess. By the time I get out the bath bomb, it means that I am either home alone for a couple of hours – seriously, a dream come true. Or, alternatively, it means that even though there are kids and stuff in the house, I made the decision to be egocentric and think about me.

So, Lush is a company which was founded over 20 years ago. They deal with all kinds of cosmetics, and bath bombs are one of their earliest products. Way before the company was founded, co-founder Mo Constantine came up with the idea. Certainly, this item is the bomb.

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Argan Is The Way For Beauty

indexArgan shampoo, what is it? Is it a brand of shampoo? I mean, I can totally understand why you might think that argan shampoo(Reviewed by Maple Holistics) might be a brand of shampoos, as I started out a sentence with the word argan, which meant I had to capitalize the a in argan. But that’s not correct. You see, the argan of argan shampoo refers not to some company named “Argan” but to an ingredient. And if you could not guess what the argan in argan shampoo is, it is very obviously jojoba tree oil. No, I am just kidding, the argan in argan shampoo is referring to argan oil. In fact, it should probably be called something like argan oil shampoo, which is more to the point and would lead to less confusion at the beginning of sentences. I think it is ridiculous in the first place that I had to spend so much time going over why exactly you guys were wrong about thinking that the argan in argan shampoo was referring to some kind of brand or product name instead of referring simply to the primary ingredient in the shampoo.
So, we know that argan shampoo is a shampoo made from argan, but what exactly does that mean for us as consumers? Well, let me tell you a bit about argan, and maybe you will start to understand just what exactly is argan shampoo. So you see, argan comes from the argan tree, a tree native to Morocco, and has actually been used for several hundred years. Yes, that’s absolutely right, even though this may be the first time in your life that you are hearing about argan trees and argan shampoo, these babies have been around longer than you have been alive (unless you are a vampire, but in that case, why are you reading about argan shampoo?). The Moroccans have been using them
twofold, both as a medicine, and as a food. They make this distinction pretty simply actually, as the medicine is made with unroasted argan nuts, and the food one is made with roasted argan nuts. The food one is less relevant to us, although I think it just goes to show the absolute versatility of the argan nut, something that not everything has.

On the medicinal front, there’s quite a lot to be said. Moroccans have been using it in much the same way that we use it now in cosmetics. While the Moroccans used it to treat burns and origen_argan_salerm-2heal scar tissue, we also use the argan oil for the same thing. In fact, we are using the argan oil for more things than the Moroccans ever did. While they understood the healing properties of the argan oil, they never applied it for more cosmetic use. Which is a downright shame, because argan shampoo is a great thing for my hair, and while I am not going to disparage an entire country, the Moroccans definitely could have used some argan shampoo to keep their hair feeling fresh.

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Anti-fungal Tea Tree Oil

To continue with the theme of my first post I want to talk about a natural oil I use that has great healing power. One of the most effective and powerful natural oils I have used is Tea Tree Oil. It’s a powerhouse oil which has natural antiseptic, antifungal, and many more properties. Because of this it can be put to use in many ways.

Quick Tea Tree Overview

Quick overview, tree oil is derived from the Tea Tree plant found in Australia and it has been used by indigenous peoples for hundreds if not thousands of years as a natural cure for a multitude of issues. In recent years it has come into popular demand do to its amazing properties. I have kept a bottle of pure Tea Tree Oil in my medicine cabinet for years, it’s just so useful!

There are many ways the oil can be used and I have tried most of them so I want to get into some of the multiple ways I use it. First off its anti-fungal properties. If you’re an active person you know that when your wear socks and shoes for long periods of time the warm and moist conditions can cause athletes foot. The fungus thrives in these kind of environments.  Although there are many creams and sprays you can find at your drugstore they are filled with all sorts of chemicals that I’d rather not use on my body. That’s where Tea Tree comes in. You can add a drop or two to water to create a solution that is just as effective in killing the fungus as any of the other medicinal creams and sprays.

maple holistics tea treeAnother fungal issue that most of us deal with on a daily basis is dandruff. Dandruff is caused by bacteria when there is a build-up of dead skin on your scalp, once again creating the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungus to grow. You can make your own Tea Tree shampoo by adding a few drops the shampoo you already use to create an efficient dandruff shampoo that smells great too! The Tea Tree and shampoo combo work to clear away the dead skin and neutralize the dandruff causing bacteria. Maple Holistics is a company that combines Tea Tree with shampoo to make an effective shampoo that also leaves your hair soft and healthy.

Although I don’t have horrible acne or oily skin I do on occasion breakout and when that happens a simple Tea Tree and water solution work great to clean away the oil and leave my skin clear do it’s antiseptic properties.

So you see how this simple oil can naturally help you get rid of everyday ailments without having to pay a lot of money and without using harmful chemicals on your body. I recommend you get a bottle for yourself and try it out you’ll be happy you did!