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Thinning Eyelashes? You’re Not Alone!

It is extremely normal for our eyelashes to thin and fall out as we age. This happens for a number of different reasons.

  • One main reason for eyelash hair loss is due to hormonal changes which is completely normal but unfortunately can slow production and growth of eyelashes.
  • As we age, our skin starts to get a little dryer and your eyelashes may lose the ability to retain moisture. Dry eyelashes can lead to thinning or damaged eyelashes.
  • Heredity is another factor in eyelash health. Some people are genetically prone to shed more hair than others. 30 million women in America suffer from this condition called androgenetic alopecia.
  • Medical Conditions relating to the thyroid and immune system that also affect your eyelashes. If you’re noticing sudden hair loss it is wise to have yourself checked out by your doctor to rule out a medical reason for the breakage or loss of your lashes.
  • Rubbing your eyelashes will cause them to break or fall off prematurely. When this happens, it can take longer than normal to grow them back. If you’re an eye rubber, be gentle and keep your hands clean.

What can you do to avoid or reduce eyelash loss or grow back beautiful long lashes? Although the aging process is inevitable, and thinning eyelashes is completely normal as we age, there are a number of ways to retain your eyelashes and your youthful look.

  • A diet that is rich in Vitamins H, E, C and B6 can encourage the growth of your eyelashes and maintain the health of your current lashes by reducing the chances of dry and brittle lashes.
  • Using organic and hypoallergenic makeup causes less damage to your eyelashes than products that are labeled as waterproof. Avoid eyelash curling if possible and always take your eye makeup off before going to bed.
  • Never pull or tug at your eyelashes. 
  • Cosmetic products available at any department stores contain vitamins and moisturizers that can rehydrate the lashes and keep them healthy and strong. These products can also be costly.
  • In more serious cases, false eyelashes or eyelash transplants can be considered.

Our eyelash serum, Fabulashes enhancers and encourages the growth of healthy eyelashes. This essential oil blend, used nightly, helps grow longer, thicker, healthier eye lashes within weeks. In addition, Fabulashes will strengthen and rehydrate your lashes and prevent them from becoming dry and brittle.

Fabulashes is Mid-Michigan Soaps newest and most popular essential oil blend. While department stores sell their products for as much as $100 or more, our product sells for only $15.

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Avoid Bug Bites And Stop The Itch!

Mosquitoes are regarded as the deadliest animals on the planet and responsible for the largest numbers of human deaths. Just a few of the disease’s mosquitoes can spread include:

  1. Zika Virus. First found in Africa in the 1940s, this virus has spread to South and Central America.
  2. Malaria. Perhaps one of the most commonly known mosquito-borne diseases.
  3. Yellow Fever. Yellow fever affects approximately 200,000 people per year.
  4. West Nile Virus. Most people who get West Nile virus don’t have any symptoms yet for some, it has proven deadly.
  5. Encephalitis. Mosquitoes can pass on viruses that cause inflammation around your brain and spinal cord and can lead to death or lifelong disabilities.
  6. Chikungunya Virus. Found mostly in the Caribbean and South America and is now spreading to the United States.

Even if these viruses are not worry enough most people are highly allergic to bug bites breaking out in welts, swelling, and itching. It is best to avoid bug bites from the start but don’t use poison.

DEET had been the go to since 1957 and is a major ingredient in most insect repellants, it’s been effective. Unfortunately, continued exposure to DEET, may lead to serious side effects, especially in children. These side effects may include; difficulty in breathing, tremors, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, weakness, headache and even memory loss. To make it worse, these symptoms may not be noticeable until several months or years after exposure.

Here are a few tips on keeping those bug bites to a minimum.

  1. Wear light or neutral colored clothing and avoid brightly colored clothes or floral prints that might make you look like a sweet treat.
  2. Don’t wear scents or perfumed products including deodorants and hair products that attract bugs.
  3. Wear long pants, socks, and boots and tuck your pants into your socks especially in the early morning and evening hours or in wooded areas.
  4. If stung by a bee, leave the area because bees release pheromones that attract other bees to the area after they have bitten someone.
  5. Check for ticks and chigger bites after you’ve been outside.
  6. Use natural bug repellents made from pure essential oils. Bugs don’t care for scents such as catnip, geranium, citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, or peppermint.
  7. “CDC lists oil of lemon eucalyptus as comparable to DEET for mosquitoes” June 2018

If you would like to give all-natural bug spray a try, Mid-Michigan Soaps makes a product that really works.

No synthetic or toxic chemicals, unlike other products. This spray is expected to provide up to 6 hours of protection. It has a fresh, light citrus smell. Will not repel family and friends and can be used safely by everyone in the family, including dogs.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, and Essential Oils; Ylang Ylang, Tamanu, Cedarwood, Catnip, Citronella, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea, Arborvitae, Nootka, and Vanilla Bean Absolute.

·  Apply to the legs, arms, and neck before going outdoors.

·  Take on camping trips or outdoor events.

·  Spray around your door, window seals, and tent.

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Epsom Salt Bath Benefits

Epsom salt baths can soothe the body, mind and overall mood by relaxing the nervous system, improving skin conditions, and easing joint, muscle and back pain. Epsom salts can help cuts heal faster, treat cold symptoms like congestion, and draw toxins from the body.

Epsom salts have long been known for their healing properties and for treating several ailments. The “salts” and not actually salts at all but a naturally occurring compound containing magnesium and sulfate, both are easily absorbed through the skin. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath is the ideal way to enjoy its many health benefits.

Magnesium can improve muscle and nerve function and reduce inflammation as well as prevent hardening of the arteries. Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, increasing the magnesium levels in the body.  Magnesium helps to produce a mood-elevating chemical called serotonin. Serotonin creates a feeling of calm and relaxation and can help with sleep and concentration.

Sulfates help flush toxins out of the body, improving the absorption of nutrients and may ease the pain of migraine headaches and menstrual cramps.

Mid-Michigan Soaps makes both Bath Salts and Bath Bombs/Cupcakes containing Epsom Salt. A soaking bath 2 or 3 times a week in either the salts or bombs can become a healing, relaxing and enjoyable part of your life. Both the bath salts and bath bombs contain the highest quality of essentials oils such as peppermint or lavender, which has been shown to improve relaxation and sleep. If you have a chronic health condition, concern or are pregnant, please consult with your physician before using Epsom Salts in your bath.

For more information on Bath Salts or Bath Bombs/Cupcakes, or to order:

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Why You Should Moisturize Every Day!

If you are not moisturizing your skin every day, you are missing out on some important benefits. Both men and women should use a facial moisturizer every day. Why you may be asking; your skin is your first defense against air and water pollutants, and Lifestyle such as stress, poor diet, too much sun can all increase the skins aging process. Healthy skin can also help with your circulation expressly as we get older and the skin gets thinner.

Moisturizing daily will keep your skin feeling softer, prevent dryness, and your skin will be more elastic. When using a moisturizer that has added sun screen, can protect from the harmful rays of the sun. Applying moisturizer as a base before applying makeup, will help makeup last longer and it creates a barrier against chemicals often found in most cosmetics.

Get into the habit! Start by moisturizing the same time each day as part of your routine. After a shower is a great time to moisturize; your skin is damp, and the pores are open to draw the moisturizer deep down into your skin building a healthy base. Try to remember to moisturize every time you wash your hands. Keep moisturizer in your bathroom so it is right there to remind you to use it.

There are a few things you should keep in mind before using moisturizer.

  • Keep your skin clean with natural chemical free moisturizing soaps. Such as Mid-Michigan Soaps coconut oil based soaps.
  • Avoid chemicals, many commercial products are chemical based and only coat your skin. These products do not research down into the skin where the moisture is needed most. 
  • Moisturizing products should not make your skin feel oily, heavy or make you break out. These symptoms can mean your products are harming your skin or you may have an allergy to one or more of the ingredients.  
  • The most expensive moisturizers are not always the best for your skin. A good moisturizer does not need more that 4 – 5 all-natural ingredients.
  • It’s always a good idea to use a moisturizer that contains a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to protect your skin from sun damage.

When it comes to your skin care, always use products that are all natural. Moisturizers made with coconut oil not only helps soften and moistens your skin, they can help treat and improve skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rashes, and psoriasis due to the antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil.

Mid-Michigan Soaps delivers quality organic products that are safe for you and your entire family. Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and value. Check out our website for a complete line of products, home and body.

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Thousands of Years of Healing Benefits – Essential Oils

Pre-historic humans 20,000 years ago used plants for their scent and therapeutic benefits, today we call them essential and aromatic oils. These aromatic compounds are found in flowers, roots, trees, seeds, and other plant parts. The essential oils have practical uses as ingredients in food preparation as well as beauty to health products and even spiritual and religious uses. To date, more than 3,000 unique varieties of aromatic essential oil compounds have been identified with endless practical uses.

Essential oils can be used in making safe, organic homemade body lotions, shampoos, deodorants, soaps, shower gels, bath salts, cleaning and other natural products. Essential oils such as cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary, pine, thyme, and cajuput are commonly used for inhalation therapy. Citronella, lavender, and peppermint have been shown to act as a natural repellent against mosquitos and other insects. To freshen the air in your home, try using a couple drops of lemon oil in a diffuser. Try a bath bomb made with lavender oil in the bath to de-stress after a long day. 

Essential oils have been used for pain, anxiety, depression, weight loss, digestive problems, sleep and so much more. If you have any questions about essential oils and how they can enhance your life, contact us at Mid-Michigan soaps for more information.

When using essential oils, be sure to also carefully read the safety information for any product you choose to use. The information in the article or on this website is not intended or should be considered as medical advice.

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