Our skin is the largest organ we have. It is both our largest receptor and our greatest protector. One question asked by millions of people over the last century is “How do we protect our skin?” “How do we find products that will heal us both, safely, and effectively, without causing further damage?” There are an overwhelming amount of ailments that effect our skin, ranging from psoriasis and eczema, to general itches and undiagnosed rashes, yet there are so many potential cures. When we walk down our favourite store aisle we are inundated with a plethora of products that claim to help or cure our particular ailment. The question that many of us are now asking is: are these products actually helping. (i.e. Are they addressing the symptoms, or are they actually acting on the cause of the particular skin problem?) The answer most of us come up with is; I don’t know.
Some of us are now regularly checking the labels of products for the following: parabens, sodium laurel sulfates, PEGs, phthalates, propolyene glycol, MEA, DEA, TEA, or silicone free disclaimers. This is a good start; however we need to look deeper. We need to begin to understand that many of the products we are putting on our skin are synthetic, or even worse, have commercially-grown ingredients that are not naturally pesticide-free. Yes, it’s true, if you are not sure that the ingredients in your skin care products are natural, wild crafted, and/or organic, you may be slathering yourself with pesticides and synthetics. This is something none of us want.
During my research into skin care lines, I have come across many products that claim to be natural, chemical and pesticide-free. However, once you look at the labels, you find that they are not completely natural; although they may use some natural ingredients they have others that are far from natural. One product line surveyed was listed as “All Natural”; however, when browsing the label, I came across the ingredient Japanese Honeysuckle. I was not familiar this ingredient, so I decided to look it up. After doing some research, I found that Japanese Honeysuckle is actually identical to the synthetic ingredient, paraben. We all have to be vigilant when purchasing our skin care products. Read your labels, ask questions, and don’t automatically trust a product when it says it’s natural or organic. If at all possible, try to buy local; if you can’t find locally produced products, buy products from smaller companies with a natural and organic heritage.
One of the most successful Canadian skin care companies that has addressed the concerns I’ve listed above, is Aroma Crystal Therapy, from Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Founded in 1988 by Jane Janzen, Aroma Crystal Therapy has grown into one of the most respected body care companies in Canada. Jane Janzen decided early in life that her mission was to heal the planet, one person at a time, by using only natural and safe products. Jane took a unique approach to her formulations, integrating vibrational therapy into all of her products. Vibrational therapy is based on the principal that all matter oscillates at a specific frequency. If our cells are not vibrating at their specific frequency, illness can set in. Jane imprints all of her formulas with vibrational frequencies using proprietary technology; these frequencies cause her products to vibrate at 62-68 MHZ, which according to leading experts, is the optimum frequency range that all of our cells should be oscillating at. When Aroma Crystal Therapy products come in contact with the skin, they force our cells to start vibrating at this frequency. This assists the body in operating at optimum healthy levels, thus initiating the healing process.
Another important aspect of Aroma Crystal Therapy’s formulations is the wild crafted essential oils that impact greatly on our olfactory sensory perception. Healing, in many cases, is initiated through our most powerful sense, our sense of smell. The strong aromas that are inherent within Jane’s formulas essentially act directly on the body’s olfaction receptors. These receptors send signals directly to the brain, instructing them to act on our emotions, behavior, memory, circulation, and hormone production. According to Jane, these natural aromas are an important step in the healing process.
If you’re looking for an alternative to cortisone creams for relief of skin aliments or if you’re just looking for a moisturizer, face cream, or body wash, try Aroma Crystal Therapy’s – Gardener’s Dream a wonderful line of skin care products. Aroma Crystal has received over 5,000 testimonials from satisfied customers from around the world and over 31 national awards of excellence, including Product of the year in 2011. You can visit Aroma Crystal Therapy’s website at www.aromacrystal.com,
Gardener’s Dream Cream
A natural hand, body & skin cream containing pure essential oils of lavender, cinnamon leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary. Moisturizing therapy and more! Gardener’s Dream Cream alleviates symptoms of dry skin such as roughness, cracking and itching. Approved by Health Canada for the temporarily relief of aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with one or more of the following: simple backache, lumbago, strains and sprains (involving muscles, tendons or ligaments) and arthritis.