Petrochemicals on sunburn
Here we are in the middle of July, and many of us are spending time with our families and enjoying the outdoors. Sadly, this means that many of us are also experiencing the effects of over-exposure to the sun and suffering through skin damage and sunburn.
The first signs of sunburn may actually not appear right away and could show up hours after exposure. The symptoms are red, tender skin that is warm to the touch. Some burns can result in blisters that can develop hours or days later. In severe cases, sunburn can result in fever, chills, nausea, or rash (this is a serious condition sometimes called sun poisoning). Many people struggle with peeling skin for a long time after the skin has been burned.
People with fair skin are more likely to get sunburned as sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun exceeds ability of melanin to protect the skin. Melanin is the skin’s protective coloring. Fair skinned people can burn within 15 minutes of sun exposure, especially during the strongest hours of 10 am – 4 pm, while dark skinned people may endure the same exposure for hours.
If you do get the dreaded sunburn, it is important to remember that hydration for your body as well as your skin is important! While you may be tempted to use commercial products on your sun soaked skin, it should be noted that petroleum jelly and petroleum-based ingredients are very bad for sunburned skin. This horrible ingredient (as well as ingredients derived from petrochemicals) can block pores and prevent heat and sweat from escaping, causing you unwanted pain and furthering skin damage.
You should also be aware that using petroleum jelly on already damaged skin is really discouraged if you plan on returning to the sun. The super-shine that petroleum jelly leaves on your skin actually reflects the same way that pool water does, drawing more sun to your skin! At Underground Naturals we suggest that you always avoid this nasty ingredient, but ESPECIALLY if you are struggling with already damaged skin.
So, before you go out into the sun, be sure that you protect your skin by wearing proper sun gear. But also be prepared to take care of your skin when you come back inside. For you, we have designed and incredible After Sun Care Lotion that will quickly become your new summer “must have.” Soothing aloe, shea butter, and lavender essential oils come together in this incredible body lotion to give you a fighting chance to let your sun-kissed skin shine that beautiful healthy summer glow that you desire.
A Healthy Bar of Soap
A bar of soap should not strike fear into the heart of any human being. Taking a bath or shower should be one of the most relaxing parts of your day. However, with commercial bars floating around in your bath it is more likely that you are creating a toxic soup to soak in rather than creating a beneficial environment.
Our government has set up many programs that work to protect the people of our country. However, when it comes to our health and beauty products we are left unprotected while large companies benefit from this serious lack of regulation. There are over 10,000 different chemicals being used in our body care products and a very small fraction of those have been tested and passed as safe for use.
Couple all of that info with the knowledge that the number one chemical used in most bars of commercial soap is sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate. This nasty chemical will actually force your pores to open, allowing the toxic soup you are now sitting in to easily enter into your system.
Underground naturals uses nothing but the safest, most gentle ingredients that effectively clean your skin without causing bodily harm. We start with olive oil, shea butter, and apricot kernel oil. All of these amazing oils are healthy and beneficial for your skin. Then, we add coconut oil that creates a beautiful, fluffy lather. Coconut oil is one of the best oils for cleansing the skin. Along with being gentle, it simultaneously becomes an effective cleaner.
To give you an all-around perfect clean, we make sure that we add essential oils and essential oil blends that have been shown to have a myriad of benefits that positively affect your mind as well as your body.
Your bath should be your chill-out moment of the day, not a chilling, fearful event! Relax with your favorite bar of Underground Soap.
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Why we created desire oil
It may seem strange for a small company that is dedicated to all natural body care to create an oil for intimate moments. However, if you look at who Underground Naturals is, you will see that the heart of our company lies in our love for our clients. We are a woman owned, wife supporting, working mother operated business, and we know what it is like to be tired, worn out, and not in the mood. We also know what it is like to no longer be in our 20's and deal with issues that come with...getting....more experienced in life.
Sometimes it takes a little extra effort to make the intimate moments happen. So, as busy wives and mothers, we have created a product that not only does the job well, it also goes the extra mile with essential oils that have been used to help you get in the mood. We were not messing around when we chose the purest essentials for Underground Naturals Desire Oil. With essentials like jasmine, sandalwood and ylang ylang, you are sure to be pleased with this incredible product.
Why is it important that we use all natural ingredients in a personal lubricant? Because your most intimate areas are linked to some of the most aggressive cancers for women, and the skin in those areas are extremely sensitive and easily absorbs fluids that are introduced. Women should be aware that there is mounting evidence that shows commercial products that use petroleum ingredients can damage this sensitive tissue and promote the growth of bacteria and lead sexually transmitted infections.
Without a doubt, personal lubricant makes intimate moments much more enjoyable for many women. The key is to find a product, like Underground Naturals Desire Oil, that is not made with petroleum ingredients that can also be found at your local car garage.
Be sure to keep Underground Naturals Desire Oil within reach at all times and enjoy your most intimate moments without hesitation.
Underground Naturals is dedicated to providing all natural, safe, pure body care products for you and your family. Read our blog to learn more about why we do what we do, what ingredients you should avoid, and what ingredients we recommend.