Hands Need Tender Loving Care
In all aspects of life, they are connecting us to ourselves and each other.
Goodbye summer and hello weather changes in the Northern Hemisphere. Whilst my family and friends are gearing up for their Spring and Summer festivities in Australia, the end of their school years and a Christmas BBQ’ing at the beach, we’re preparing ourselves for a cold one!Snow has already started to fall on the nearby peaks of Zurich Switzerland.
The heaters in our homes and shopping centres tend to do us more harm than good. Constantly taking off our warm winter woollies in order to browse the overheated shop, before putting everything back before stepping into the chillie weather. I remember doing this when visiting my cousin in London last year … it was so frustrating taking your jackets, scarves, gloves off whilst shopping on Kensington High Street, only to have carry it whilst browsing, and put it back on before leaving the store! Do you find this annoying too?
My advice to those who feel their skin drying out during the winter periods:
• Stay hydrated by drinking water or herbal teas. The recommended daily intake of water is based on specific age groups: Children from 5-8 years of age should have 5 glasses or 1 litre, 9-12 years of age should have 7 glasses or 1.5 litres, and from 13+/Adults, should drink 8-10 glasses or 2 litres of water.This will help flush out toxins and keep your skin looking fabulously fresh ;
• Be Gentle with your skin all the time, irrespective of what you’re doing – cleansing, shaving, moisturising. Avoid using really hot water against your hands or body as it can also dry you out, and
could make sensitive skin blotchy.It’s better to use tepid or lukewarm water, which will prevent breaking the small veins on your face ;
• Wear breathable fibres like 100% cotton when staying warm. This will prevent unnecessary irritation, sweating, sticking or itching to your skin and body, which normally happens with synthetics, polyester and other non-natural garments.
• Keep a bowl of water in your room at night time to allow that to be evaporated instead of the moisture contained in your skin. Ensure that your heating is also turned down whilst sleeping at night;
• Leave the diffuseron with your either blend ofBreathe Easy Concentrate or Blissful Minds ;
• Apply your choice of Hand Creams and if necessary, wear your cotton gloves to keep them from dehydrating whilst you sleep.
• For Hands, choose from Geranium Hands & Body, Rosey Hemp Hands or for hands that are cracked, use Renew Balm.;
• For Children, apply Natural Baby Moisturising Oil which is gentle enough from their faces to their feet.
• For the Concentrates, choose from Kids Breathe Easy Concentrate and Adults Breathe Easy Concentrate or Blissful Minds.
These Concentrated Serums are made in a Carrier Oil, making them safe to add to the bath or diffuser. They help with Congestion, coughs and headaches.
• Ensure your body and feet are also moisturised after showering to keep the rest of your skin feeling soft.
• Other products to keep your skin hydrated can be found in the Body Eyes Feet Hands & Lips category of the webpage.
These Winter tips will help keep your skin feeling wonderful soft all winter long. As stated in the Newsletter, I’m discounting the Hands Products this month so that you can get your Pot of Magic and take care of your hands during winter. Your hands need Tender Loving Care.
There is nothing more beautiful than a vulnerable heart in open hands. – ‘Goodreads.com’
The Essential Oils contained in our all-natural Hands products include Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis Organic), Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens), whilst the Rosey Hemp Hands contains Rose (Rosa Centifolia) Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini).
The Benefits of these concentrated essential oils include:
• Geranium is non-irritating, non-toxic which is wound-healing with its antiseptic properties.It helps improve circulation whilst assisting and improving the health of your skin;
• Sweet Orange is ideal for dry or problem skin types, as it’s a wonderful skin tonic that helps to decongest and removes built up toxins on the skin. Being rich in antioxidants, this promotes natural regeneration of cells, minimising the signs of ageing;
• Cypress has antiseptic properties which helps to improve tone and assists in treating varicose veins, spider veins and broken capillaries;
• Rose contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds which make this a fabulous ingredient especially for dry or ageing skin.It helps refine skin texture and tone whilst managing irritating skin conditions like Dermatitis and Psoriasis;
• Palmarosa has skin healing and hydrating properties, which improve the condition of dehydrated skin.>
These all-natural ingredients have been carefully selected when creating the products for your skin, as their benefits are so amazing, allowing for an accelerated process for regenerating and hydrating the cells. The Essential Oils Gallery includes: Geranium flowers, Geranium & Rosey Hemp Hand Products, Rose Flowers & Cypress.
What do I see with Touching Hands?
In the newsletter, I added a picture of a group of hands and felt there was such a strong bond and connection with those touching each other, that it was more than just about applying a product to make it feel soft and wonderful. Lately, this has resonated so strongly with me. Perhaps this is because I live so far away from those that I consider to be important to me and my family.
What I see when I look at that picture: Love, Friendship, Assistance, Diversity, Inclusion, Help, Connections, Healing, Belief, Encouragement, Compassion, Faith, Hope, Family, Strength, Teamwork, Ability, Willingness, Listening, Guidance, Reassurance, Perseverance, Togetherness, Participation, Unity, Appreciation, Edification, Building, Communication, Trust, Security, Gratitude, Self-lessness, Humility, Sensations, Charitable, Confidence, Safety & Bonds. This list is by no means finished, but it’s huge when looking at only ONE picture.
So what’s the fascination with physical touch, the first sensation and language we learn. For a mother and her baby, it strengthens the attachment, encouraging security and safety. Depending on the kind of touch that is given, it can create either positive or negative emotions. As our kids get older, touch as a sign of affection is necessary to help reassure and build up their confidence. When we share our lives with another, touch becomes an important aspect of communicating, whether it’s transmitting the feeling of comfort, or more intense sensations which can cause the heart to race from excitement. We want to make sure we’re using touch as a powerful form of communication to keep us grounded and bonded together.
However, in life lately, I have noticed that there is only a handful who are willing to reach out, grab and hang onto your hands, especially when life or situations become tough and stressful. The journey we strive on is often challenging, it can be lonely and isolating. We sometimes forget about those that helped us when we almost lost everything, or had nothing and struggled to get back up onto our feet, making it easier to reach a higher potential. I look back at some of the hardships we faced and remember with fondness those who were there, despite distance and international time zones.
To those who have been an element of strength and compassion for my family and me, we are humbled with gratitude and appreciate your words of encouragement. You helped us believe in a bigger picture that we were unable to see during that crisis, whether it was from exhaustion or fear of the unknown.
What I have also noticed and learned is how being proud, self-centred, lacking gratitude or appearing better than others just encourages narcissist behaviours which will cause rifts and ultimately break off those wonderful and beautiful relationships. The world is big enough for many characteristics, and I’d rather keep my eyes focused on the greater good in others, hoping that they too can assist those around them by lifting, building, strengthening bonds and making the life we live a better one.
Always try to be the best version of yourself and let the world see Your Own Kind of Beautiful.
- Which of these products have you tried and how did you find it on your skin?
- Which of the Essential Oils fascinates you the most, or is your favourite?
- What’s the word that speaks the loudest to you on the ‘Hands’ Image? What would you add to this list?
Gallery – Caring Hands Quote by Leo Buscaglia, Connected Hands, Love One Another, Rosey & Geranium Hands.
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