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4 Ways to Use Papaya For Beauty – by Herbal Papaya

4 Ways to Use Papaya for Beauty by Herbal Papaya
http://www.herbalpapaya.com

Papaya, the new age of natural beauty! The fruit’s benefits don’t just stop at good health.

Papaya is one of the most versatile fruits out there, as I’m sure you already know if you’ve been reading our blog for awhile.

Did you know that papaya is also used around the world as a beauty product? It could be hard to resist the fresh smell of these papaya beauty products, and if you take the time to try them out, you may be surprised at how much they can improve your beauty routine and overall life goals for glowing skin.

Papaya Leaf Tea Bags

This beauty trick can actually work with any teabag, but why not use our Herbal Papaya Leaf Tea? According to Real Simple, tea bags can help soothe bug bites, stings, and even sunburns. After you drink your tea, make sure the tea bag is cooled and let it sit for five minutes either on the bug bite or sting, and watch as the tea naturally helps ease the itchiness and irritated skin patch.

If you’re trying to soothe a sunburn, brew a pot of tea and pour it into a bath of mildly warm water. Once you jump in, you’ll start to feel relief from the sun damage of the day.

Papaya Soap

If you use papaya soap, you could be rewarded with a variety of positive skin results. We loved reading through this article on Livestrong’s website about all of the fantastic benefits that papaya soap can give to your skin.

Most notably, exfoliation. Because papaya contains the enzyme papain, it is able to facilitate protein breakdowns with water. This is perfect for removing dead skin cells and getting rid of dry and flaky skin. Papaya soap therefore can also help with acne, since acne is simply an abundance of dead skin cells that are clogging up pores instead of shedding.

Papaya Facemask

Similar to the effects of body soap, a papaya face mask can help you thoroughly exfoliate the skin cells on your face. Papayas are rich in vitamins E and C, as well as that powerhouse enzyme papain, which all help to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal brightened skin underneath. Because of these attributes, papaya easily becomes a natural exfoliator and great fruit with which to create a DIY face mask.

All for staying frugal, we loved this post by Minimalist Beauty – go to their website, on how to make a papaya face mask at home using all natural ingredients to help keep your skin smooth and soft.

Papaya Shampoo

You’re probably thinking by this point that papaya can very well become your one-stop beauty product and you may just be right – you can also use papaya for hair health! Papaya shampoo have been known to help with hair loss, reduce dandruff (those pesky dead skin cells again!), and soften hair while restoring its natural shine and adding volume.

If you want to try out your own papaya hair treatment at home and witness the benefits yourself, check out the DIY papaya honey hair mask by Daily Curlz – look on their website.

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Company Review – Toockies: Hand-Knit Organic Cotton Housewares

Toockies-Hand Knit Organic Cotton Housewares in business since 2008

I met Anna Marie, the CEO of Sinko Corp., who distributes Toockies, at the annual Expo West in Anaheim during the month of March 2013 (the largest trade show in the world for the Natural Product Industry). She had a booth at the Organic Marketplace (features only certified organic products) and displayed her products. I was intrigued to see these organic cotton housewares and wanted to know more. She told me more about the products and I took a brochure and business card so I could follow up in the future. I have never seen any products like this anywhere!

I gathered a lot of information, brochures and samples of products at the expo. I am very discriminating and discerning to choose only what I know is the healthiest, purest and of the highest integrity. If I am going to test the product myself it has to abide by my standards. I am not willing to compromise and that is why I ONLY share with my readers what I has researched to be the best. It is very easy to just choose anything and just “settle.” I don’t want the cheapest/most expensive products if they are not good for me. It is QUALITY that I am looking for in all that I use/consume – food, household products, personal care, etc.

I contacted Anna Marie and she was kind enough to agree to a Q & A – which has already been posted to my blog https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/q-a-series-people-products-and-the-health-of-our-planet-toockies-hand-made-housewares/. She also send me some products for review.

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The first product I used was the Hand Knit Dish Cloths. They are hand knit of 100% organic cotton by a group of poor women in Calcutta, India so they can earn a living wage. Always machine wash and dry before use and then again after use to disinfect and may become absorbent after many times washing. You can use the cloth to scrub any surfaces in your home and you soak it is water and then ring out as much as possible. I wanted to use it in the kitchen to wipe up around the sink, as the faucet tends to splash all over. I have been using it without soaking it first. Even though it isn’t meant for absorbing water it work fine for me.

Then second product I used was the Circulation Gloves. They are also hand knit of 100% cotton. Again, machine wash and dry before first use. You can use this inside or outside of your bath/shower as a wet and dry scrub. I used it while I was taking a shower and soaked them in water. You can use soap on them, but I just used water. Watch my video to see recommendations for using the gloves. They are great to stimulate circulation and exfoliate the skin.

I am really happy that this company makes great products that are also economical, Eco-ethical, hygienic, offer work for poor women who are now able to sustain themselves and provide a better life for their family. We are not meant to be a “throw away” society, as it is destroying the planet. Reusing these products for many years will help you to avoid the continual disposal of paper towels, loofahs or other scrub cloths (that are not hygienic since they are not cleaned properly after each use).

I emailed Anna Maria as I had some concerns/questions regarding the circulation gloves.

Mindy says:

I used the circulation gloves and washed them before use, of course and put in dryer, too. It takes a lot of heat to dry them, though and I wanted to see about air drying them, instead. After I used them, there was some discoloration on the gloves, probably came off from my skin. Then I washed them again and hung them to dry, but there is a smell that is not so fresh and lovely. I don’t use any harsh detergents to wash. I use a product called soap nuts and is 100 percent pure – more then detergents like seventh generation. I don’t know if you have ever had this issue. I will not use any commercial products for cleaning. Also, the discoloration is still visible on the gloves. What are your thoughts/comments?

Anna Maria’s reply:

Yes, they are raw thick cotton so it does take time to dry them (less over time as the cotton softens). I machine wash and dry and recommend everyone do so as this does get rid of yellowing and smell. A bit of a naturally bleaching agent also helps if yellowing is not going away as quick as you would like. I just add it to the pile of cloths from that day and toss it in. They do yellow if left out for a while but that usually disappears for me when I wash them. I do use a detergent (eco-friendly detergent) in the wash. The smell is from the raw cotton and doesn’t go away unless you machine wash and dry. After a few times in the wash they become softer, take longer to get rid of yellowing and will smell of what every you use on them or wash them with.

The greatest challenge in using this product is changing the way you use your bath scrub product. Most people use a scrubber and then leave it for a couple of days before washing or disposing of it. This is not recommended as it is not very hygienic. This product requires you to be proactive in keeping the products you use on your body clean. Rinsing a cloth in the shower and letting it hang is not clean. Please give them some time and remember to keep them clean. They will last you a very long time and save you time and money. If used as recommended they will keep you from scrubbing dead skin cells back on to your skin giving you a cleaner clean. I hope this helps. If you have any more questions please let me know.

Thanks very much, Anna Marie, this is great information for me and my readers because they may have the same issue when using these products themselves.

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

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I have a link to the website product pages that I reviewed in this post.

3 pack scrub cloths:
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Circulation Gloves:
http://www.toockies.com/p/circulation-gloves-100-certified-organic-cotton?pp=12

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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – eighth time

Friday February 15, 2013 – eighth time using Baiden Mitten

Since using the Baiden Mitten, I know that I will continue to use this product long after I stop writing and sharing my experiences with the public. I am not doing this simply to promote this great product, but to see the results for myself. As I have stated earlier, I test a product that I believe is worth my time and effort; based on my high standards for integrity, health, environmental consciousness and sustainability. I do not take this lightly and will never ever give in to compromise myself or my principles. I am not about ‘selling’ a product to you to make money. I am about providing you with honest, real and true information/results based on my actually using/consuming the product and not just from a “pretty face” of a model, athlete or entertainer who because of their name can get massive amounts of people to buy the product they are touting to the public (a lot of times they don’t know anything about the product or have ever used it themselves). I want you to buy the product because it has some benefit to you for your health/wellness and doesn’t have any chemicals, preservatives or toxic ingredients that will harm you in the long run.

The majority of products, even in the “health food world” are actually not healthy for you and ought to be avoided, especially with body care products. Such as if the brand name of the product includes the word “organic(s),” as part of its name, it does not mean that the product is actually organic. You MUST read the ingredients on the label. If you don’t know what something is, then either don’t buy or or write it down and look it up on the internet. If you had me in your home (I am available for personal coaching/teaching and can travel to your home – you can contact me through commenting to this blog post for more details), I could look at all your household, food products, etc and tell you in seconds whether it is truly good for you to use or not. I have been studying this information for many years and consider myself a self-taught expert.

I am continually searching/researching for what is available (in stores, on the internet, etc). First, I look into the product thoroughly and read everything I can about it from a brochure, website, etc. Second, I contact the company if I have any other questions, comments or concerns before I inquire to test the product myself (as I stated above, it has to meet my high standards before I consider using it). Third, I give myself ample time to use the product to see what results I get. Lastly, I can share my experiences, insights and thoughts with the public about the product I used (including constructive criticism).

I am still seeing lots of fragments come off my body when rubbing my skin with the Baiden Mitten. I know that by continually/consistently using it my skin will get softer, smoother and healthier. It is great to discover products like this that have amazing benefits and take very little time and effort to see results.

This is my last update on my use of Baiden Mitten. I hope by now you have enough information from my own experiences to go to the website (link is below) and purchase this great natural product. If you have any other comments/questions, you are welcome to email a comment to the blog post or contact the company directly.

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:

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Story of the Baiden Mitten:
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
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How to use the Baiden Mitten:
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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Seventh Time

Friday February 8, 2013 – seventh time using Baiden Mitten

I continue to see a substantial amount of dead skin being ‘shed’ when I use the Baiden Mitten. I am noticing this all over my body, expect for my face. I love the tingling affect after rubbing my skin and continue to see more of the pinkish hue (means better circulation) which remains visible for a short amount of time. Overall I am thrilled with the change in my skin. I am still noticing some dryness on my lower legs (but they do still feel smooth) and the bottoms of my feet are still cracked and dry (I do use the mitten on it, but I believe it is a time factor because it is a deeper issue).

You would think that after using this product this many times that it would not happen. The body is continually getting rid of/replacing old cells with new ones and especially the skin (don’t forget, it is your largest organ). This mitten helps the process, but this doesn’t mean that I will stop noticing the skin fragments coming off as time passes. I can’t answer that because it is actually only used this product for a short time.

Some people look for the ‘magic pill’ and want instant results. The more years to your life the longer it takes to remove the excess/toxic buildup in the body. The best option is to do things gradually and progressively to have long-lasting and long-term results. If you want FAST results, they will be less likely to sustain you for an extended period of time. I believe that taking baby/slow steps are better. To relate this to Baiden Mitten, it is only used once a week to allow the skin to adjust to it – more often isn’t better. You can actually have a severe skin reaction if you decide to use it multiple times in the week. Then you may have to ease off and not use it again for a while.

Receiving instructions for using a product/treatment, etc has an important purpose. The person/company who is giving you this information, has either used the product themselves or has had it tested in a lab or by groups of people before putting it on the market. They know how you can achieve the best results based on their previous experiences.

I feel the same way when it comes to recommendations for health – such as in the area of cleansing/fasting which I have extensive personal experiences in. I have written in great detail in my blog on this subject (I started my blog in December 2009 as a result of doing a 42 day coconut water cleanse – I am not suggesting that you do an extensive plan like this ever and ought to be under supervision if you do so) and am available to counsel others if they would like to have a personalized program created for them. Please sent me a comment to this blog post if you would like more detailed information.

Stay tuned for more insights and results next week!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:

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General info home page:

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Story of the Baiden Mitten:

http://ancientexfoliation.com/storyofbaidenmitten.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
http://ancientexfoliation.com/favoritetipskinrejuvenation.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Sixth Time

Friday February 1, 2013 – sixth time using Baiden Mitten

It is hard to believe my life without Baiden Mitten, as I am into my 6th week of using it! Lots of people use the cheap run-of-the-mill loofah or hand mitt from the discount/drug store, but they will never “SEE” the results like using this product. There is absolutely no comparison whatsoever!

The only time I have seen some rolls of skin fragments (but not anywhere as good as using the Baiden Mitten) was when I would do dry skin brushing before my shower and then while in the shower, I would use my hand and rub it on my skin and the dead skin would come off. Of course, I was getting some good results even with the method I was using. Now, I have moved on the the next level with this product and see a more dramatic effect in the appearance/improvement of my skin.

I still have a great deal of dead skin being shed from my arms and legs, as well as, my mid-region (front side of my body). It is amazing how much extra we are “carrying” on our body that is/are not needed or superfluous. Like the skin, we also tend to accumulate excess on the inside of our bodies (plaque around important/vital organs, etc) that we can’t see, but need to be (at)tended to, as well. The way your skin looks on the outside, is a reflection to what is going on internally. Different areas of your face are related to various organs of the body (if you are interested in learning more about this, look into Oriental/Facial Diagnosis).

When you are skin brushing/exfoliating it will help with improving circulation, etc, but it’s not going to get rid of toxic buildup around your organs. You need to make changes to what you are putting on your plate and is going in your mouth. The skin is a good start, as it is the largest organ of the body. Just like you have taken the “leap” in using the top-quality product on the exterior/external of the body, the next step is to start treating your internal/interior the same. We all have the opportunity to remain “young-looking” all our lives and the sooner we start the better, as the body has not been damaged as much and is much easier to change.

Be kind to yourself! If you are content with how you look now and regard yourself as healthy, but are concerned about your “later” years then consider taking the steps now to insure you will always be happy. Health is your greatest wealth! There are many tools out there to help you, including this great product, Baiden Mitten.

I am a vegan chef and educator available for private coaching and teaching to instruct you in achieving optimum health and wellness. Please contact me for more information, by leaving a comment to this blog post.

Check back again next week for an update!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:

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General info home page:
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Story of the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/storyofbaidenmitten.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
http://ancientexfoliation.com/favoritetipskinrejuvenation.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Fifth Time

Friday January 25, 2013 – fifth time using Baiden Mitten

I am still noticing a lot of dead skin coming off my arms and also my legs. I have been using more pressure when I rub as time goes by, as my skin is getting used to the exfoliation, the more I use the Baiden Mitten. I notice more pinkish tone to various parts I am rubbing, like around my abdominal area, as the circulation increases due to continued use of the product. The color appears much faster then when I first started using the Baiden Mitten. This is a good sign, as the body is detoxifying.

I still have experienced some dryness on my lower legs as the week goes by, but has greatly improved in 5 weeks of using this product. The soles of my feet are taking much longer to show a drastic improvement, but again, it is not as bad as 5 weeks ago. The skin around the heels of my feet was so deeply cracked that it bled and even hurt. I do rub the Baiden Mitten on the bottoms of my feet and it have definitely helped to some degree. I hope one day (soon), they will be soft and smooth.

I have not seen as much dramatic change to the skin on my face. I do use a dry bristle brush every night, as well. I don’t see much or sometimes any dead skin fragments come off on the Baiden Mitten when I rub my face. I don’t know if others have had the same experience or not.

Overall, I am still enjoying the experience and will continue to share my thoughts with you next week, so stay tuned!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:
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Story of the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/storyofbaidenmitten.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
http://ancientexfoliation.com/favoritetipskinrejuvenation.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Fourth Time

Friday January 18, 2013 – fourth time using Baiden Mitten

This is my fourth time using Baiden Mitten and although I don’t see any “earth shattering” results to speak of, I am definitely seeing changes to my skin texture, especially those areas that had the tendency towards dryness (as I mentioned previously, my lower legs and left elbow from a surgery scar). I have mostly smooth and soft skin throughout my body, but still had ALOT of dead skin fragments come off my body, even after using the mitten 3 times previously. Like peeling the layers of an onion to get to the part that is useful, it is a continual, gradual process that may take more time to notice.

I continue to experience the wonderful tingling sensation from rubbing my skin with the mitten. My skin also gets pinkish for a short time and then diminishes. I notice that most of the dead skin comes off my arms and legs. I know we weren’t born with this much dead skin, but it still amazes me to see all that comes off. I don’t know if it will ever end, but maybe not be as much as months or years go by. I don’t know of any long time users, except for perhaps the owner of the company, Ishay. Since the body is continually renewing itself and after 7 years you are entirely new, it would make sense that the skin, which is the largest organ, needs to get rid of the toxicity and is able to “breathe” better when you are consistently exfoliating.

I know that long after I stop writing my testimonials I will use the Baiden Mitten. It is a great tool to achieve an overall cleansing of the skin, improve its tone & texture, alleviate/eliminate dry skin and also increase circulation to the body (when your skin gets pinkish from rubbing that is a good sign!).
If you have not purchased your Baiden Mitten after reading about my experiences thus far, isn’t it about time you made a great investment that will make you feel better about yourself? (even if you already think/know your skin is looking great, there is always room for improvements, especially when people usually notice your face first). Then when others see you and want to know your secret to great skin, you can tell them it is available to everyone and the product is so simple and easy to use. Also the value is in that Baiden Mitten will last for a couple of years (it has less of an environmental impact because it isn’t a “use it once and throw away” item) before needing to be replaced.

I will report again next week!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:
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This offer will be valid until the end of 19th.

You have to enter VibrantLiving (one word) and click Apply Coupon button to receive the discount.
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General info home page:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Story of the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/storyofbaidenmitten.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
http://ancientexfoliation.com/favoritetipskinrejuvenation.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

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