DIY Candles with Essential Oils - Create a Scented Ambience

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/29/2013 to Candles

DIY candles made with essential oils are a great way to bring non-toxic and personalized beauty into your home.  In feng shui, candles are often used to support energy, joy and purification.  Candles can be soothing, romantic and mystical. They are an ancient tool of mankind, going back as a far as 9,000 years to the Mesolithic era.   Unfortunately, most store bought candles smell terrible and are very toxic.

Many commercial candles are made using paraffin wax – a nasty carcinogen that releases toxic smoke into the air as it burns.  You breathe that air!  Plus, even non-paraffin wax candles are toxic because they are scented with artificial perfumes that release synthetics into the air. They also don’t smell very nice!  When you make your own candles, you can you use non-toxic vegetable wax, a natural and lead-free wick and pure essential oils so that your candles are safe to breathe and smell luxurious.

Say Bye-Bye to Dry: Natural Remedies for Dry Winter Skin

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/27/2013 to Skin Care

Got skin that's flakey, chapped or ashen? The winter season can be hard on this delicate part of our body. It’s important to protect and nourish your skin so that it stays healthy and supple.  At RainShadow Labs, we want to share some of our favorite Natural Remedies for Dry Winter Skin!

A great way to remove flakes and reveal skin that is radiant and bright is with our Sugar Scrub.  A scrub removes the dead, dried-up skin cells so that the new skin underneath can receive moisture.  This Sugar Scrub is extra great because it’s a moisturizer and scrub in one!  Thick with creamy Shea Butter, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Apricot Oil, our Sugar Scrub will slough away your old skin and rehydrate your new skin at the same time!

Essential Oil Natural Spider Repellent: Top 6 Scents Spiders Hate!

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/25/2013 to Oils
Get the spooks from arachnids? You’re not the only one!  Sure, it’s wildly incredible that they spin silk from their bodies.  But since spiders carry venom, and even the non-venomous ones are just plain pesky, spiders in the house are not ideal and even dangerous.

You want to keep spiders out of your home, but traditional methods of pest control are toxic.  Chemicals like
piperonyl butoxide to hydramethylnon, common pesticide ingredients, are known carcinogens. The hazards of pesticides range from damage to the nervous system and irritation to the skin and eyes, to affecting the hormone and endocrine system.   While they are effective pest control methods, pesticides are not ideal for you or anyone in your house.

Fiery Fragrances for Fall: Diffusing Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/22/2013 to Aromatherapy
Let’s get into it: it’s sensational what diffusing essential oils in your home can do for your mind and mood.  Saturating scents around your home is a great way to pick yourself up when you’re feeling out of it! Almost any and all essential oils will provide unparalleled benefits when diffused in the air, but we want to focus on those scents that make you feel like you’ve gotten big hug: Fall Scents. The fun thing about diffusing these special Fall Scents is that they not only smell phenomenal, they provide you with health benefits as well!

DIY Bath Salts: An Ancient Trick for Health and Beauty

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/20/2013 to Soaps
Bathing is a long-standing health and beauty ritual. From the ancient Japanese onsen tradition to Cleopatra’s cosmetic regimen, baths feature prominently in the customs of people who know and care about health and beauty. A great way to make your bath an extra-luxurious event is with DIY bath salts. 

At RainShadow Labs, we highly recommend you use our wonderful Dead Sea Salt for your DIY project. Dead Sea salt contains 21 different minerals that improve your well-being at a cellular level, including magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, zinc, and calcium. It’s known to heal skin issues, relieve muscle pain, reduce joint inflammation, soothe stress and detox illness. RainShadow Labs offers both Dead Sea salts and additional spa-grade bath salts if you are looking to make different blends!