With Janu -worry out of the way, we can now focus our attention to February and the year ahead.
With a month down and 11 to go, I have had time to think about “resolutions” I would like to achieve throughout the year, and REALISTIC ones I know I am actually able to achieve.
One such achievable aspiration for 2017 is a skin detox – to make the face & body, look & feel healthy. Let’s face it, our bodies go through constant exposure to pollution, chemicals, UV rays and these can be caused by everyday living. I know we can’t live in a bubble, but we can attempt at a solution to help restore some of the lost moisture. Whether it works for you or not – it’s worth a try! And it is a start…
I recently chatted to Justin Reilander, who is the co-owner of a fun new brand called The Immortal Jellyfish, and he provided some tips on preparing and using natural products for an external beauty detox as well as the best organic ingredients that are fabulous for skin hydration (so needed for those who suffer from dehydrated or dry skin, like me).
So what is The Immortal Jellyfish?
The Immortal Jellyfish, established in early October 2016, consists of a fabulous range of organic bath, body and skincare products featuring glycerine soaps, body wash, body lotion, bath salts, sugar scrubs, Essential Oil blends, fizz balls, body butter, linen and room sprays and soon, an addition of shampoo and conditioner to their collection.
“We started the business, after discovering our passion for natural body and skincare remedies. We decided to make something that stays true to the organic name and thus started our quest for the creation of the perfect blends to match any person’s preference,” commented Reilander.
He continued, “It all started with a hobby of making bath salts as gifts for family and friends and eventually we had orders coming through from all over the place. We then went on to find various products that would suit the needs of those that prefer the natural and organic alternative in skincare”.
Cleanse & Detox it!
For the facial area, which is delicate – the best natural products to use include Tea Tree, Lavender or Sandalwood. Honey is also a great alternative to modern face washes (it is also a natural antiseptic (FYI)). Plus, these ingredients can also be used on the rest of the body as well.
The Immortal Jellyfish offer blended glycerine soaps that aid in the healing process of skin rashes, acne, sunburn and many other skin conditions. These soaps are made with Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E Oil and their very own essential blends, plus these herbal facial products are super easy to use. The best part of these products is that they do the hard work for you. It’s as easy as lathering it on and rinsing off. Yes please!
The best herbal ingredients to use on the face for hydration include Honey, Vitamin E enriched products, Lavender, Frankincense and Coconut Oil. These will not only assist in moisturising the facial area, but are soothing as well. Plus, for those needing an anti-ageing solution, try Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Lavender (surprisingly good for any skin condition), Rooibos and Organic Raw Honey.
With a load of research having gone into these products, The Immortal Jellyfish team also ensure strict precautions are followed. They themselves use their own products and have a team of “testers” that review the products before they are sold.
“We also do our best to keep our products strictly organic and thus, all essential blends, glycerine soaps, sugar scrubs and bath salts are free from chemicals or animal products,” Reilander added.
With their love of creating all things natural, they have also provided a recipe for their favourite hydrating/ detox face mask – something that smells good enough to eat:
Mix together Mango Butter, Organic Raw Honey, Coconut Oil and mashed Avocado for hydration and 5 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil. (Pssst…the Grapefruit Oil assists as a detox by providing antioxidant benefits, and is also a natural diuretic).
Apply to your face for 20 minutes and then rinse.
Do you think supporting local is lekker? Well, order online through their Facebook page, find their products at Ansteys Beach Backpackers and Self Catering (Bluff, Durban), at Sapphire Gardens and at their stall at the Golden Hours Family Market every Sunday.
Their prices are also super affordable: check out their online store: Price List
The Immortal Jellyfish is owned by Justin Reilander and Shadryn Carlston