*ALERT there are disturbing pictures attached to this blog post.
September 2019 I was excited to plant some flowers with my granddaughter along the pathway up to our front door. Within days my nightmare began. As you can see in the picture below you will agree that this was the worst case of poison ivy that urgent care had ever seen :( I had only had one brief encounter ever in my then 52 years. I tried all of the home remedies and when that didn't work I went to urgent care where they started me on an antibiotic, but eventually had to follow up with my doctor to also start steroids and a different antibiotic.
It took me a while before I was brave enough to attempt gardening, and in the spring of 2021, I decided to plant some ditch lilies. With no signs of Poison Ivy in sight I thought I was safe. I wore long sleeves, and gloves, but didn't consider wiping the sweat from my neck and the roots that I was digging up were from the vicious plant. This picture is just from the beginning, and while I didn't get the blisters as bad as I did a couple of years prior, it scarred me mentally. I was determined that our yard was out to get me and the only way to stay safe was to stay inside :(
But what kind of life is that? In July 2021 I was introduced to Farmasi and started researching their many products. I was also researching poison ivy and how to combat the effects from it's elusive oil. It was then that I started experimenting with different products every time I found a spot that I had gotten into. Finally I can say that I am no longer scared to be in our yard, as I have found something that actually works!
I go in and take a shower with our tea tree soap, then apply a charcoal toner, and charcoal face mask onto the affected area. For the last two years it has worked like a charm! I shared with my doctor, and she exclaimed, "That is brilliant!" The charcoal purifies the skin, drawing out the oil.
If needed I will also use the Jojoba oil mixed with the Tea Tree essential oil, but honestly, I don't usually need it. I'm so excited with this new found freedom to feel confidant to work and play outside without fear.
If you'd like to order my protocol, you can do so here.
I know, sounds weird right??? But it's summer and we need to think about our skin. So, let's talk....
You've heard me talk about collagen and how good it it, but are you getting enough yet? You should be taking in collagen in several different forms. And sis... I got you!!!
Not only do we have powder form to add to your favorite food or drink, but we also have convenient little Collagen Shots that are so handy and easy to grab for on the go, and then we have a great instant Chickory coffee that has collagen added to it. Today, I'm going to share with you some amazing recipes to take that Chickory Collagen coffee and turn it up a notch!
If you'd like to see more, join my Beloved Beauties facebook group. Here we share all things Farmasi, including tutorials, testimonies, recipes and specials, so you'll never miss another sale, or product launch!
I know I said, Summer Skin, and we've only talked about collagen, well don't forget to take care of your skin from the outside too from those harmful UV rays. We have an amazing Face & Body 50 spf lotion, a 6 spf Bronzing oil spray, and an awesome Aloe soothing After Sun gel.
So, whatever your plans are for the summer, know that we've got you covered! Oh, and did I mention that until June 19th, you can sign up for only $9.90, and get 50% off all your purchases???!!!?! I know, right???? What are you waiting for??? Call me, or just click here scroll to the bottom and sign up today... no commitment ;)
Are you still wondering why you should be taking collagen? Let’s go over the top 7 reasons to boost your collagen intake 🤔
1️⃣ Reduced joint pain 🦵🏻 How’s your knees these days?
2️⃣ Increase bone density 💀 Are you at high risk for developing osteoporosis?
3️⃣ Anti Aging benefits 👵🏼 Are you seeing those fine lines?
4️⃣ Thicker hair and nails 💇🏻♀️💅🏻 Is your hair thinning these days?
5️⃣ Anti-Inflammatory 🦶🏻 Are you having to take anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling? Do you realize the damage being done to your liver every time you have to take these meds?
6️⃣ Antioxidant 🧠 Are you struggling with brain fog? Antioxidants improve brain function, heart health and fight cancers.
7️⃣ Improves Gut Health 👅 Is your digestive system sluggish?
These are just the top 7 benefits to a very long list, but before you run out to the local store and grab a canister of collagen off the shelf, I have to tell you that not all collagen is created equally 😳
Our Beauty Booster Collagen is combined with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C for maximum benefits! Around age 30 our bodies start losing collagen, and it’s so important to add it back into our diet.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s never too early or too late to add collagen to your daily routine ☕️🧋 Let’s talk! 😉
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I know it's been a long while since I've posted in my blog. So much has happened over the last 6 months. I had an accident on October 29th which put me in a wheel chair for two months, and reconstructive surgery on December 14th. I finally feel like I'm on the road to recovery, thank you Jesus for being by my side through this whole ordeal.
During this time I spent a lot of time thinking. Unable to get to my desk to craft most days has forced me to reconsider all of my life goals and decisions. During this time a lot of information has come to light about Young Living. I dove deep into prayer, and researched more than I ever have. During this time I discovered within myself that I was not being who I truly am.
I've struggled so much with my decision to stop promoting YL, mostly because I felt foolish to admit that I had followed this fear mongering company. I've searched for a better term, and just haven't found it. Yes, YL has good products, but they're so expensive it's ridiculous. In attempt to sell their products they have instilled fear into so many that anything other than what they promote is bad and harmful to our bodies.
I know, I fell into this belief. I trusted that all talc, petroleum and propylene glycol was horrible. And if any product had it on their ingredient list I should NEVER use it. That's just not true.
Do you know that European products have much higher restrictions and standards than products made here in the USA? Safecosmetics.org states that the EU law bans 1,328 chemicals from cosmetics that are known or suspected to cause cancer, genetic mutation, reproductive harm or birth defects. In comparison, the US FDA has only banned or restricted 11 chemicals from cosmetics. You might want to reread that again.
Talc can be easily contaminated with asbestos, (a banned substance in Europe but not USA) when mined. This has led to concern over many contaminated products linked to causing mesothelioma and other cancers. Petroleum is another concern. When properly refined petroleum is said to have no known health concerns; however, it is often not fully refined here in the US which means it can be contaminated with toxic chemicals. I encourage everyone to do their research and find products that they love and help them live a healthier lifestyle.
At Farmasi you will find beautiful, affordable products produced within European standards, meaning you will NOT find heavy metals, parabens or SLS, due to better business practices. We believe in the power of integrity. We hold ourselves to the highest level of honesty and integrity. In our products, we use powerful, high-quality natural ingredients and we constantly innovate to provide our customers with the best solutions. We never test on animals and we never cut corners. We treat our customers like family.
I'm so proud to use these products. The most beautiful women are happy, confident and independent. In our company, we provide not only the products to help people look beautiful, but also the tools & opportunities to become their most beautiful self.
Last month I was introduced to Farmasi.... Great clean products for a fraction of the cost that you'd find here in the US!
Everything is made in Turkey at Farmacity where Farmasi began over 70 years ago. With amazing European standards, banning over 1,300 ingredients that are allowed here :/ We are led to believe that in order to get good clean products you have to pay an arm and a leg.... That's not true!
Why is it important to have clean products? Because our skin is our largest organ, and all of those carcinogens are leaching into our blood stream! Are you ready to start living clean? Start here... Here is a beautiful bundle of eye products just waiting for you, and it's only $55... and with every $50 purchase this month you'll also get a free blue Inkliner that is all day wear, intense color, water and smudge resistant eyeliner.
Oh.... and if you're interested in an even better deal (like 50% off) message me ;)