I spent months researching and carefully selecting products we wanted to bring to the community, being mindful of what our clients need. Mindful Minerals is by far my pride and joy at Strictly Salt. We are so happy to be part of the Mindful Minerals family. Let's dive right into mindful minerals!
toxin-free, affordable, all natural skin care products. These products are mindful of the environment, vegan (with the exception of one product), and cruelty free. Every product from Mindful Minerals is packed with the highest concentration of Dead Sea water that each product can sustain.
Water from the dead sea is so special because it contains a wide variety of important minerals that our bodies need to function optimally. Humans have become so mineral deficient because of the lack of minerals in our diets. Even those of us who try to eat healthy may find that they are not receiving the same nutritional and mineral benefits that we were getting before modern farming practices started to drain the soil of all of its nutrients. These practices are making the food we eat deficient in nutrients too.
Besides the food we eat, we also receive nutrients through our skin, which is why it is so important to be mindful of what we are putting on our bodies as well as in our bodies! Our skin is capable of absorbing up to 35 minerals from Dead Sea water which is great news for our bodies! These minerals penetrate our skin and travel to our joints and our blood stream giving our bodies the minerals it needs to promote self healing and self regulation.
A few examples of these 35 Dead Sea water minerals and their benefits:
Bicarbonate - Balances PH
Boron - Builds Muscle Tissue
Bromide - A natural antibiotic that helps to heal and relieve skin disorders
Calcium- Strengthens cell membranes and cleanses pores
Chromium - Promotes healthy skin and a healthy circulatory system
Manganese - reduces cholesterol, assists in blood clotting, and increases antioxidant production
Silica- Promotes the formation of collagen, improves skin elasticity to inhibit the aging process.
Zinc - Antioxidant to fight viruses and to aid in tissue repair and curb acne breakouts.
JUST TO NAME A FEW!
DID YOU KNOW IT ONLY TAKES 26 SECONDS FOR CHEMICALS TO ENTER THE BLOOD STREAM?
11,000 chemicals are found in the products that we use here in the U.S.'s beauty industry in everything from nail polish to hair spray. including cosmetics specifically for topical application. Only 11% of those chemicals have been properly tested and approved for safety by the FDA and from those 11% that passed approval, a whopping 200 of those chemicals are banned overseas in the European Union!
Our bodies are capable of absorbing up to 5 pounds of cosmetics through our skin each year! That equates to about 60% of the actual product getting absorbed, and in children that number can be even higher. Some health issues that have been associated to those toxic chemicals found in cosmetics are; fertility issues, learning disabilities, hormone disruption, birth defects, and skin allergies!
But the good news is, you can SIGNIFICANTLY reduce your toxic load by switching to safe non-toxic products. In as little as three days, endocrine disrupting chemicals can drop as much as 40% after making the switch! There are several smart phone apps available that can guide you away from choosing toxic products. Always be on the lookout for promotional products that try to support such causes as Breast Cancer Awareness. Many of those products contain known cancer causing agents!
Now that we know a little bit more about other products lets talk a bit more about Mindful Minerals!
Not only is it non-toxic, but Mindful Minerals is sensitive skin friendly. I, personally, have extremely sensitive skin! I have been restricted to a select few products that have the least amount of chemicals in them as possible. The change in the beauty industry that has occurred in the last 10 years has really taken a toll on my skin. I had to stop using Aveeno, which was my cosmetic of choice from a young age. The company switched the main ingredients in their oat based formula to a cheaper and more readily available soy based formula which was making my face suddenly break out in enormous liquid filled blisters in my late teens! It took several months before I decided to try out the natural based Neutrogena Naturals skin care line and I've been using that ever since. It is one of the very few products out there that does not contain soy, does not make my eyes water, and does not irritate my skin. Neutrogena has been working well with my skin over the last 10 years that I have been using them until I turned 30 last year and I started noticing my skin changing. No longer young and vibrant and I started to see the first appearances of fine lines along my mouth and eyes. My skin started to look aged, but all of the products available to me for anti aging contained ingredients that were allergens for me. After having tried Mindful Minerals for a few days, I just felt like a whole new person. My skin's moisture was restored, and over the next three months I saw an improvement in those lines around my mouth and eyes! WHEW! SO, I decided... this is the skin care line I want to feature at Strictly Salt of Metairie!
The Trunk Show
We tried out 6 products
Mud Face wash - Featuring water and mud from the dead sea. Such a gentle and light cleanser, leaves your skin feeling so fresh and smooth!
We had someone try the Rescue me balm on their sunburnt back after they went home with the product. They had excellent results!
Really looking forward to our next Mindful Minerals Trunk show!!!!
Thank you all for reading and please feel free to leave a few questions of comments below!