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The many benefits of Hemp Soap

Today we take a look at some of the reasons why a Hemp Soap could be an invaluable asset when it comes to your daily care routine. Hemp seed oil has been used for centuries to treat a variety of skin conditions including eczema psoriasis, and acne, just to mention a few.

Oily, dry, or combination, whatever your skin type is, you can use hemp soap. That’s because the fatty acid profile of a Hemp Oil soap mimics that of our skin. It’s also a wonderful anti-aging product, capable of slowing down oxidation caused by free radicals.

But why should I use Hemp Soap?

If you’re someone who’s never tried any hemp skincare product before, we recommend starting with hemp soap like our Sativa Citrus Soap Bar. It’s a good way to experience all the benefits of hemp, without necessarily changing your daily routine. Continue reading The many benefits of Hemp Soap

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Handbalm, a helping hand for your hands

Let’s talk about hand balm. When it comes to skin care, many of us just think about our face, but what about our hands? Our hands age just as quickly as our faces, and what about the heavy use and exposure they endure throughout our lives. That is why we have developed Quincessentials Hand Balm. Taking care of your hands is an essential part of good skin care.

Similar to a salve, a balm is an ointment or preparation used to heal or soothe the skin. Quincessentials hand balm soothes dryness, heals cracks and generally helps tired hands (and flaky elbows). If like us, you garden or work outside regularly,  you know how hard the dirt, sun and sweat can be on your hands. Our hand balm helps your hands to stay healthy.  Continue reading Handbalm, a helping hand for your hands

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Alcohol based aftershave or After Shave Balm?

Those of you who use after shave may not know the difference between alcohol or alcohol free, but some knowledge of this may actually help you improve your shaving experience. By far the most popular post-shave solution is the alcohol-based after-shave or cologne. But did you know that the daily use of such products can dry out your skin and contribute to the acceleration of the ageing process?

There are two types of products when it comes to after-shaves. Alcohol-based ones, which are the most common and are usually called lotions or waters, and Alcohol-free ones, which are categorized as balms, gels or moisturizers. If you suffer from skin conditions such as acne and eczema, don’t use an Alcohol-based after shave. It will severely aggravate your skin condition and will sting like crazy.

But aren’t there any benefits to using a conventional after-shave?

The anti-septic qualities of alcohol are often quoted as a benefit of aftershave lotions, helping heal those little cuts that sometimes happen when you shave, but let’s face it in this day and age unless you’re shaving with a butcher’s knife, you shouldn’t be having cuts in your face from shaving. And if you use products with natural ingredients, like Calendula flower extract and Shea Butter you will benefit from the same anti-septic properties. Continue reading Alcohol based aftershave or After Shave Balm?

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The Benefits of Calendula

Calendula Skin CareThe use of calendula for skin care ranges from beauty to first aid applications. Calendula is used in many products from lip balms, tinctures, wound washes and oils. Generally, the flowers are recommended for use, though research has shown medicinal properties in the leaves as well.

Calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or with every new moon. You may know calendula by it’s other common name, “pot marigold.”  The term “marigold” refers to the Virgin Mary, and the flowers are used to honor her during Catholic events. Calendula has historically been used as a food, adding flavor to cereals, rice, and soups. The petals can be added to salads for their brilliant color. Throughout history calendula has been used to treat, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin.

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