It is said, “Necessity is the mother of invention” and Candace Hall’s journey is a perfect example of that. Despite her best efforts, Candace‘s baby broke out with rashes whenever a baby product was applied. Faced with her child’s continued discomfort, Candace became resourceful. Through a creative effort, she remedied the problem by creating her own line of natural bath and beauty products called, Natures Garden Therapies.
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The skin is the largest organ of the body and for many of us we are not fully aware that what we put on our skin enters our body. Candace’s rule of thumb is, “You never want to put anything on your body that you wouldn’t eat.”
Through her research, Candace discovered that some of the higher end brands included “natural” ingredients along with questionable ingredients. The inclusion of these toxic ingredients is a result of companies seeking to improve their bottom line by using cheaper oils and synthetic materials to lengthen the shelf life. Candace points out that most people, after recognizing several natural ingredients in a product, will assume it is safe to buy. However, it only takes just one synthetic ingredient to cause an allergic reaction.
Natures Garden Therapies are inspired by nature and use only the highest quality organic ingredients for “pure, luxurious living.” Their catalog contains many choices of products using oils, butters, and plants found in nature and formulated to naturally cleanse, heal and sooth your skin.
Three of the products I was able to sample were the hand rolled Beeswax Candles, Lavender Sugar Scrub, and the Lavender Face Wash.
The hand rolled beeswax candles are beautiful. They come from local farmers in Minnesota. The candles are made with natural cotton wicks and, of course, no fragrance is added. These candles are one of a kind; you need to allow 3 days for them to be made uniquely for you. They come in a natural material box, adorned with subtle images of bees. It makes a very special gift.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the Lavender Sugar Scrub. It is a beautiful, natural scrub with bits of dried lavender and granules of sugar. It contains four healing and emollient oils; apricot kernel oil, grape seed oil, lavender essential oil and coconut oil. The organic cane sugar gently exfoliates and can be used on your whole body including your face. The effects were very noticeable; my skin was dramatically smoother and softer for days.
The organic face wash is designed to cleanse, fight off bacteria, tighten pores and soothe your skin. It is very effective at cleaning and removing make-up. The ingredients include activated charcoal, which is used to absorb toxins, unclog pores, and remove impurities and dead skin cells. It contains five oils which leave you skin feeling very clean, yet very smooth.
There are many more products in the Natural Garden Therapies line from body lotions to aromatherapy sprays and teas. Of course. there is a whole line of skin care products for your baby. I highly recommend exploring their site and trying out the numerous products they offer. Candace’s passion is reflected in her commitment to using only high-quality, pure, healing ingredients.
And, most importantly, Candace’s baby is now rash free!