Monday, April 29, 2013

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are right around the corner and can wreak havoc on our hair and skin.

Greater exposure outdoors means more sweating, more UV exposure, and more dirt. It often means more showers and/or baths, and that translates into potential skin problems. Using  a traditional tallow based soap or chemical laden shampoos, conditioners and body washes; you have a greater chance of stripping the natural oils out of your hair and skin, and sucking the moisture from the epidermis and scalp.

The result? Dry, itchy skin. Flaky scalp; brittle hair. Exactly opposite of what you could achieve by making one simple switch to Absolutely Natural.

First, the other guys. Tallow based soaps (see below) use animal renderings as their base,  leaving skin dry and often feeling as if there is a film on you after your shower. Traditional shampoos, and body washes are mostly water with very nasty chemicals like parabens, sulfates and phthalates. All of those ingredients have been linked to problems including increased estrogen content, free radical generators and some cancer causing materials. And, they possess few, if any, nutrients. 
Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, processed from suet. It is solid at room temperature. Unlike suet, tallow can be stored for extended periods without the need for refrigeration to prevent decomposition.
In industry, tallow is not strictly defined as beef or mutton fat. In this context, tallow is animal fat that conforms to certain technical criteria, including its melting point. It is common for commercial tallow to contain fat derived from other animals, such as lard from pigs,

Now, Absolutely Natural. No sulfates, parabens or phthalates. Nutrient rich formulas that do a great job cleaning hair and skin. With our Shampoos, Conditioners and Body Washes, you can step out of the shower with hydrated skin and hair. Healthy, vibrant and alive.

Absolutely Natural products, chock full of anti-oxidants, boast free radical scavengers and are infused with nutrients designed for anti-aging.. In addition, all of our products have super moisturizers, which are vital for summertime when UV exposure is at its greatest strength. 

A quick perusal of “us vs. them” labels proves it all. You really don’t need to go much past the first ingredient … water for them; aloe for us. The rest of the ingredient decks are just as polar opposite … chemicals and cheap fillers for them; vitamins, nutrients and cosmetic grade raw materials for us.

Summer spotlight: Our famous Organic Oil! Excellent for your hair as a deep conditioner (leave in 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing out) or as a leave in for dry ends (wet fingertips with oil and “brush” onto hair). Also excellent as a bath oil and of course, as a massage or body oil.
Enjoy summer’s bounties! Just don’t forget to take a little more time to tend to your hair and skin. Not only will you look better immediately, but with Absolutely Natural, you are preventing future damage and even repairing skin damage that has already happened.

Best regards,

Earth Day, EVERYDAY!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Absolutely Natural is dedicated to making high quality products that are gentle on you and the environment. All of our products are 100% natural, never tested on animals, biodegradable, reef-friendly and we use recyclable materials whenever possible. Every bit counts and we shouldn't limit Earth Day to one day out of the year. Here are some ways that you and your family can help the environment (in addition to using AN's products):

1) Plant a tree
2) Set up a family recycle plan
3) Volunteer at a local park
4) Buy vegetables locally from farms
5) Use recycled materials to build a bird feeder
6) Hold a garage sale, donate or reuse household items
7) Buy or make earth friendly cleaning products
8) Ride your bike or walk instead of driving
9) Clean up litter at local beaches or parks
10) Grow your own vegetable garden

SHARE WITH US! We'd love to hear your story on how you help contribute to a healthy Earth! Remember to have fun and get your kids involved! Make Earth Day everyday. 
We do :)


DIY Food Mask

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A food mask is a great alternative for hydration. This  particular DIY mask will gently exfoliate your skin and give it that extra boost of Vitamin C that it needs. What a great way to start off your week!

Here is the recipe:

Step 1: Combine 3 tbsp plain yogurt and 3 tbsp honey in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2: Mash up 1/2 cup mixed blackberries, blueberries and strawberries.

Step 3: Combine yogurt mixture with berries.

Step 4: Lay yogurt mixture on face and neck. Wash off after 10 minutes.

Check out our blog weekly for recipes!

Happy Skin :)


Absolutely Natural turns 21!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Belly up to the bar! Pop the champagne cork! This month Absolutely Natural turns 21. 

Well, maybe our corporate 21st birthday is not as significant as the big day for individuals but of course, we are proud of our longevity. 

We sold our first bottles of suncare in Hilton Head, South Carolina and Maui and that was the start of this wonderful journey.  We’ve gone from having seven different products to more than 250 and we are now sold in more than 300 resorts worldwide.

Our 400 square foot garage that was our home in 1992 has been replaced by nearly 35,000 square feet of offices, warehouse and production in Melbourne, Florida.  Absolutely Natural now employs 30 in Florida and Hawaii and is supported by hundreds of skin care consultants in the resorts and spas where we are featured.

Most importantly we have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people over the last 21 years and the favorite part of my job is reading the testimonials about the amazing results people get from our products.

So here’s a big thanks to all of our vendors, employees, support personnel, sales consultants and especially our customers.  

Best regards