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Much attention has been focused on the necessity of healthy eating to insure healthy hearts, livers, eyes, arteries and the list goes on.  Sadly, because pharmaceutical companies have placed so much emphasis on internal organs, our general population takes better care of them than their skin.  In recent years, however, attention has been given to the necessity of taking care of our skin - the largest organ of the body - our first line of defense against disease.

Our skin is the largest eliminatory organ in the body; it is a two way membrane.  Toxins are eliminated through the skin via perspiration and absorbed through the skin into the body's circulatory system through hair follicles and sebaceous glands.  Every square inch of your skin is like a thousand open mouths, absorbing into the body most of what is put on it.

Skin care manufacturers are not supposed to claim that their products penetrate the skin.  If they did, the products would then be labeled as 'drug's and would be governed by much stricter regulations.  However, it is now recognized that the skin does absorb many ingredients in skin care preparations.  This is both good and bad.  Good, because it means our skin can be nourished from the outside with some wonderful ingredients.  Bad, because some skin care manufacturers can use harmful chemical ingredients that would never be allowed to be taken orally, but are still absorbed into our system through the skin.  Processed soaps laden with petroleum based additives, with glycerin removed and chemicals added, are rubbed over our entire body in the name of cleanliness.  Readily available, these cleansers permeate into the skin's cells taking a hidden toll on our skin's health as well as internal health.

Natural products should stimulate and support natural skin function, rather than supplanting physiological processes.  Natural skin care products revitalize and harmonize body, soul and spirit with elements from nature that have been a part of beauty regimes for centuries.  We invite you to take a step - back in time - and enjoy our handmade products which provide 'food' for your skin.

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