If you haven’t experienced the beautiful skincare range of Tammy Fender, you better go check it out—right now!
Simply put, the Tammy Fender range combines holistic skincare with custom blended formulations in a range of nourishing lotions, oils, cleansers and more that have physical benefits, as well as emotional and spiritual benefits (and goodness knows I need help with the latter!). It’s not like any other skincare line out there, nowhere near.
I was lucky enough to try out the Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion as well as the Bulgarian Rose Water.
The Bulgarian Rose Water: I didn’t know it at the time of using this delightful and fragrant water, but a single drop of this stuff requires more than 7,000 petals. That’s a lot of flowers, people. And no wonder they go to great lengths extracting this stuff—it’s rejuvenating and refreshes the skin. And it smells divine, too. It’s made to “strengthen the center of one’s emotional being” while also strengthening and toning up the skin tissue. Grab some of this and dab it over your face and neck in the morning and evening—you’ll notice a difference almost immediately. Add in 20 minutes of meditation and you’re all set for a renewal like no other.
The Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion: Here’s how the Tammy Fender website described this lotion—“The nourishing power of a crème with the delicacy of a lotion offering total ‘beauty & luxury in a bottle.’” And yep, that’s pretty much what this lotion is—nourishing power. The physical benefits of this sweet lotion include a boosting of the immune system, restoring moisture balance, and of course, leaving skin feeling soft, supple and nourished. Apply it to slightly damp skin in the morning of evening. Add it to your beauty routine after a soak in the tub and you’re laughing. Laughing with super soft and supple skin, that is.
I just tried two products from the Tammy Fender collection, which consist of holistic skin care and custom blended products.
The first sample I checked out is a Cleansing Milk Lavender & Fo-Ti. Putting it on was smooth and it’s a nice feeling to know that the product is made of healthy ingredients. One big reason I love this is the lavender, and then there’s Fo-Ti, which will detoxify and rejuvenate your skin to fight aging skin. There’s so much good stuff in this gentle cleanser!
I also tried Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil. This little beauty goes a long way. My skin tends to get dry, especially now that winter is creeping along. This product helps and the lavender smells great and is for sure – relaxing. After a long day at work, rubbing this oil on after showering feels a-ma-zing. And again, the ingredients are nothing but beneficial.
I’m not sure what some prefer but I like how the bottles have pumps as well. I want to also point out that the products are a bit on the high-end as you will tell from the prices but I do think it’s worth checking out.
These were ‘mini’ samples but the 2-3 times I got out of it, I loved.
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September marks the start of the season every parent comes to dread: cold and flu season. As children take their play indoors, germs circulate more quickly, leading to six months of increased infections that can, at any point, turn a day of school or work into cancelled meetings and time spent coughing on the couch.
As with all illnesses, prevention is better than the cure. While many parents turn to hand sanitizer to kill germs, these store-bought concoctions can contain alcohol and harsh chemicals. Dr. Lawrence Rosen, a nationally recognized expert in Pediatric Integrative Medicine, shares this recipe for a gentler – and equally effective – homemade hand sanitizer:
Homemade Hand Sanitizer
• 3 oz. filtered water
• 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
• 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
• 10 drops clove essential oil
• 10 drops rosemary essential oil
• 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
• 20 drops lemon oil
Instructions: Mix ingredients in a 4-ounce spray dispenser, and shake gently. Spray on children’s hands, and teach them to massage the spray into their hands for 30 seconds. The result is a natural, chemical free, hand sanitizer to keep germs at bay.
Of course, some illnesses are unavoidable. When a cold or flu does strike, Dr. Rosen recommends using Sambucol (black elderberry extract) to help alleviate symptoms faster. Researchers have found that influenza patients treated with elderberry recover four days faster, on average, than those not receiving treatment. Elderberry is safe for children two years or older – which means your kids can get back to school faster when recovering from the flu.
Dr. Rosen, along with holistic-minded parent Jeff Cohen, recently published a book of natural remedies for nearly 100 common childhood ailments – everything from acne to urinary tract infections. The book, Treatment Alternatives for Children: Reduce Serious Side Effects with Natural Equivalents to Conventional Remedies for Common Childhood Ailments, is a resource for parents who want to find alternatives to prescription antibiotics and other conventional treatments that sometimes have harsh side effects. Like Dr. Rosen’s approach to preventing, and treating, the flu, each ailment is addressed from the perspective of the child’s overall wellbeing.