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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Might Cause Magic

Is black soap worth all the hype?
Is black soap causing magic?
On our skin, absolutely yes.
I repeat. Absolutely YES
Black soap is worth all the hype and attention.

African Black Soap is ranked high on the might cause magic list for no other reason than it really cleans your body..

While the recipe varies, ABS is handmade from the ashes of cocoa pods, Shea tree bark and plantain leaves, then mixed with various soothing and healing oils such as Shea butter, palm oil and coconut oil, creating its deliciously distinct aroma.  And don’t let it’s appearance fool you — although dark brown and crumbly in texture, this African-born skincare miracle will become a staple in your daily cleansing routine.

It’s benefits are awesome and severely underrated - Here’s why ABS is so amazing:

It’s suitable for all skin types.  Whether your skin is a dry oasis or an oil slick (or somewhere perfectly in between), black soap is for you.  Regular use will help remove excess oils.

It’s a super cleanser.  But wait — there’s more.  The charcoal in ABS can help absorb body odors and bacteria, plus it is gentle enough for makeup removal.

African Black Soap is soothing and healing.  This double whammy is perhaps the most notable.  If you suffer with rashes or skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, the ashes in black soap helps reduce irritation and can even be used by people with sensitive skin.  While ABS cannot remove acne, since that is caused by the release of excessive oils within the skin rather than dirt buildup, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars.

It’s a fountain of youth.  Awaiting applause….  Yes, ABS may help you turn back the hands of time. This gentle exfoliate may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and skin discolorations that indicate the early signs of aging skin.

We encourage you to use black soap.

Are you trying African Black Soap for the first time?  Already a fan?  Let us know what miracles you’re finding.

Lemon Mint Cucumber (LMC) DETOX Water

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will soon be here. This is the prefect opportunity to detox.

It’s good for hydrating and detoxing (or removing impurities from) the body. The lemon, mint, cucumber combination cleanses, aids in digestion and re-hydrates. 

Makes 1 gallon-size pitcher

12 cups of water (3 quarts)
2 to 3 lemons, thinly sliced (you can also substitute limes or mix it up…use a lemon/lime combination–using organic lemons or limes is best)
1 small cucumber or 1/2 of a medium to large cucumber, preferably organic, thinly sliced
10 to 15 mint leaves. preferably organic
Rinse lemons and cucumbers very well before slicing; slice thinly. Add lemons, cucumber, and mint to pitcher. Cover with water and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight (the flavor will be stronger if you refrigerate overnight, but I like the lighter flavor, too). Pour in a large glass over some ice…it’s very refreshing! This water tastes best the day of or day after it's made! Mine is brewing Now!

 Compliments of:  The Denver Housewife