Cold February and our Skin
It’s about -2 degress C here but I love the blue skies and saw my first snowdrops last week, watched two fox cubs frolic in the snowstorm and now the snow is melting! My son says it’s -20C in Helsinki! My Father has worked outside in both extremes of – 25C in Ardersier, Scotland at night in horizontal snow; -27 C in Sweden and +142 F (61.1 C) in Bu Hasa, UAE.
Sunlight, Oxygen, Water, Plant Minerals
A little crisp weather helps with circulation, rosy cheeks and brings oxygen to the skin but the harsh, drying effect of central heating is deleterious. In my talks years ago, I emphasised SOWP (sunlight, oxygen, water, plant minerals) as the first and foremost nutrients to health in general and therefore productive to good skin. Sunlight is instantly healing to our well-being in the right amounts appropriate to our skin colour (also the case with the appropriate lipids) and is by far the best form of Vitamin D we can get. Second best is a Vitamin D3 supplement if we are deficient – but it must be the right form of easily absorbable Vit D3 – and it must be the correct, individual dosage for you after your blood test results – otherwise you are not only paying for a supplement that isn’t strong enough or being absorbed but is also creating a toxic digestive burden.
A single photon of light can now be measured travelling via our sun (from other suns if other researchers are correct) onto our skin and all the way along a meridian line in the body.
I start every day of every year with a large glass of body temperature filtered water and stir in a half teaspoon of 75 plant minerals. That’s for everything INSIDE the skin as well!
A well-known cosmetics company secretly tested these minerals for 2 years in their very specialised laboratories and discovered that the 75 plant minerals will go directly through one inch thickness of paper – that means they go with ease through the layers of our skin. My personal experiences and experiments also show this to be the case. That company have used 75 Plant Minerals for their anti-aging creams and sunburn creams ever since.
Below are some suggestions for making your own easy blend of skin creams very simply at home with basic ingredients – topically for the surface of the skin!
The Air and Water are Sacred Native American Quote
Oxygen exposure is vital as we oxygenate the surface of the skin, breathe it in and oxygenate the blood which feeds the skin. Slow, deep breathing amongst trees is especially enhancing on so many profound levels.
Consuming the right amount of the purest Water you can, will feed your trillions of cells. The saying goes that there are as many cells in our body as there are in our galaxy. Our DNA is our antennae to galactic centre. Within each and every cell, there is a mini galaxy of activity with millions of messages being relayed every second and, equally, millions of cells being constantly replaced. Within a year, at least, we have the physical potential to be completely different (if we also decide to change in the energy and thought bodies).
Plant Minerals (please see 75 Plant Minerals for more information at the top of this page) perform millions of functions as well as structure of the skin, bones, blood, cells etc.
Love the skin you’re in!
Our skin is what we show and glow to the world! Skin is the largest organ and absorbs at least 70% of what goes on it (including what our clothes are washed in or dyed with); and it is the separator and protector of our organs from the outside world. When we have skin problems, e.g., eczema, psoriasis, acne, rashes, it is largely as a result of the body trying push out already absorbed toxic build up back to the outside world because the liver (the hardest working organ) is already overburdened, so some of the excess is pushed out through five layers of skin to the surface epidermis. The body never stops doing its best for us, but it needs our help and awareness.
If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth – don’t put it on your skin!
About 10 years ago, I did a rather controversial (to them, not me) television audition presentation to camera, exposing the pharmaceutical cocktail of chemicals in our domestic and personal care products and other chemicals which are also being breathed in from flame retardants on sofas and mattresses; VOCs in paint, etc. Of the thousands of auditionees, I wasn’t selected but the producer kept me for half an hour asking more questions about what cosmetics she should use!
Here’s a more brief one minute recording I made listing just a few of the many thousands of chemicals that have been produced every year that affect us in so many ways deleteriously What goes on our skin goes into the blood. We can’t avoid chemicals completely but we can protect ourselves against as many as possible using unsprayed natural ingredients instead of everyday cosmetics, toothpaste, shampoo, washing detergent, phthalates were put into plastic containers (water bottles, food wrap) in 1980s, which mimic oestrogen (xenoestrogens, xenohormones) in men and women causing disruption of the endocrine system and all normal hormone function.
TRANSCRIPT 70% of what goes on your skin, directly enters the bloodstream. Exposure to chemicals in domestic and personal care products leaves you vulnerable to weight gain, accelerated aging, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, depression and cancers. Propylene Glycol (anti-freeze), Tri-ethanolamine, Diazolidinyl urea, Butyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Phenoxy-ethanol, Benzalkonium Chloride and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate – which also doubles as an engine degreaser and rat poison – are just a few endocrine disrupters found in everything from shampoo, shaving foam, face cream – to toothpaste. Even many organic brands are misleading. The endocrine system regulates every biological function so it is crucial to make informed choices.
Check your moisturiser, shaving foam, bubble bath, body lotion – all are likely to contain sodium lauryl or sodium laureth sulphate which is an engine degreaser and rat poison. The substance on its own has a skull and cross bones on its container. Those handling the sealed containers wear suits with protective breathing apparatus. It is used simply because it’s cheap to produce – mixed with commercial salt, it creates misleadingly rich cream or foam.
Best to make your own face creams or buy from reputable producers
Age cannot wither her nor custom stale her infinite variety!
Enobarbus, Antony and Cleopatra, 1606
Cleopatra was said to bathe in asses’ milk but we can do a plant equivalent!
The most simple skin recipe is to mix raw organic coconut oil or even olive oil with 75 plant minerals which I’ve used to great effect (please see my 75 plant minerals article on this blog); this is also superb for skin burns
75 Plant Minerals powder (it’s pure and there’s nothing else added but plant minerals in it) may be blended into your favourite organic, raw creams that you buy or make your own by blending any of the following: almond oil, avocado oil, argan oil, coconut oil with a little gently melted cacao butter and stir in the minerals just as it’s setting to maintain a suspension.
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. Keats 1819