Recently, I got into a lively debate with a couple of my buddies over the merits of vegan/vegetarian/animal fat soaps and being environmentally conscious. One friend is an environmentalist meat eater and one is a strict vegan. Me – the environmentally conscious/naturalist/meat eater.
ho·lis·tic (hōˈlistik) - characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
Everything we introduce into our lives and consequently our bodies has an impact on us. This can be proven by all of the various ailments and maladies that we humans and even animals have begun to experience at higher rates than ever. When it appears that we are at the height of evolution; it seems to be at the cost of our overall health and well- being.
So what’s holistic about Holistic Blends Soap and why should you care? When our products are formulated; we first decide the purpose of the formula. For example: soap for dry itchy skin. Secondly we have to understand the reasons that skin may be dry and/or itchy? Is it an underlying health condition, perpetual dehydration, environmental allergen or emotional conditions? Lastly, we must identify how does dry itchy skin make a person feel? Irritated, depressed or agitated?
With the whole person in mind, a formula is then blended with natural ingredients (oils, milks, herbs) that will relieve the symptoms without aggravating them. Essential oils are chosen to further aid in soothing the body internally and externally while using their aromatherapy benefits to influence mood and overall well-being. We chose natural additives like chlorophyll or activated charcoal to provide additional benefits like aiding in the elimination of toxins.
The most important part of wellness that is overlooked is how something actually makes you feel. A wonderful scent and beautiful color can go a long way in improving one’s mood and making someone’s day a little brighter; which may in turn encourage them to pass on the happy to someone around them and improving their overall environment.
A part of taking care of the whole you is ensuring that we don’t put ingredients in our products that are counterintuitive to our purpose of enhancing your whole being. That means no synthetics, no harmful chemicals and ensuring that our products are environmentally responsible.
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Join me in my quest for natural alternatives in beauty and healthy living. I am passionate about my craft and strive to continuously educate myself and others on natural ways to care for ourselves and our families. I am thankful for the ability to educate others and formulate bath and body products to enhance one's overall well being.