Smart-N-Healthy uses Organic Ingredients
Coconut Oil has been a beauty staple for millennia. It is a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa. Our skin is our largest organ and what we put on our skin is readily absorbed internally so it only makes good sense to feed our skin with products we get from nature. This is the reason Smart-N-Healthy only uses organic products, especially coconut oil.
Virgin Olive Oil is used to boost the nutrient value of our beauty products. The biggest benefit is that it contains four different antioxidants, which help fight off the free radicals that cause aging and skin damage. It helps repair damage that leads to wrinkles and discoloration. It soothes, relieves and rebuilds the skin's moisture barrier to prevent further moisture loss from occurring. It penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect. This vitamin E-rich beauty powerhouse can help you look younger, keep your skin feeling supple, and even calm irritation.
Jojoba Oil is claimed by many as "nature's wrinkle fighter" and as "the cosmetic oil of the century". This light, non-greasy oil is easily absorbed by the skin resulting in supple and soft skin. Using this oil hydrates the skin which can reduce the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s used in many anti-aging products on the market. It possesses anti-inflammatory functions and offers anti-bacterial benefits which help to reduce various skin problems including eczema, psoriasis and acne. The oil contains a substance known as myristic acid which can be used for treating arthritis and rheumatism.
Apricot Kernel Oil is cold pressed and refined from the dried kernels of the apricot fruit. This oil contains vitamins A and E, making it an ideal skin care product. . It’s known for its moisturizing, nourishing and revitalizing properties It helps the skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness. It has the ability to repair damaged skin and cultivate healthy skin cells. It rehydrates dry skin and has a very gentle nature. Good for all skin types and for people with sensitive skin!
Grapeseed Oil is a very light oil that is easily absorbed by the skin making it an effective moisturizer for the face and body. This oil is especially good for people with sensitive skin. The antioxidant properties are excellent for minimizing skin aging. The oil may help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by providing moisture and protections against free radicals. The oil is useful for skin toning and tightening along with removing under-eye circles. Possesses anti-inflammatory properties and strengthen cell membranes to improve skin health in general. Helps improve or cure various skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Sweet Almond Oil is a refined oil that is popular for its therapeutic effects on the skin. This oil has the ability to reverse and prevent signs of ageing by renewing skin cells and invigorating the skin, ensuring younger, fresher and more radiant skin. Works as a natural exfoliator removing dead skin cells and stimulating growth of healthier skin. It has the ability to plump and firm the skin.The high level of fatty acids serve as a natural emollient for the skin, and can help the skin lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier; therefore effective for acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
Sesame Oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. It removes toxins from the surface of the skin and is full of ingredients that greatly benefit the appearance and texture of your skin. The fatty acids contained in the oil, such as oleic, palmitic, stearic and linoleic acid, are effective moisturizers that keep skin supple and soft. It is also very high in vitamins A and E, which are effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles and are added to many commercially produced anti-aging creams. Additionally, sesame oil contains antioxidants and sesamol, which counteract free radicals -- a primary cause of aging. It is also rich in zinc, which is one of the most important minerals in the body for your skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in vitamin E which is specifically related to improving skin health and regenerating cells. This means that your skin is better protected against damage from the sun, as well as the natural degradation of age that occurs when free radicals are present in the body. You can see an increased reduction in scars, quicker wound healing, and a healthier natural glow to your skin. This is why sunflower oil is commonly used in cosmetic applications!
Scents that Make Sense
Lavender Essential Oil -The oil from this flower is used to tone and firm the skin, helping to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. It also helps in minimizing the appearance of acne and eczema. Its anti-inflammatory properties minimize itching and redness. This organic oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. Therefore, it can also be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity. Increase the potential for relief and healing by using one of our products containing this medicinal essential oil.
Peppermint Essential Oil - This cooling and refreshing essential oil is effective in stimulating mental agility and focusing concentration. Its anti-microbial properties make it an excellent ingredient to help cure acne naturally. It also has calming effects on skin inflammation. So stimulate your mind, increase your concentration while healing your skin.
Bergamot Essential Oil - This essential oil is derived from the fruit of the Bergamot Tree. The smell of this oil alone is thereputic. It has a citrus, spicy floral scent that is wonderful. The aroma of bergamot is often used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Bergamot has very powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties and can help speed up the healing of damaged skin. This essential oil is also a tonic, meaning that it tones up the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, and nervous system, as well as skin and muscles.
Vanilla Essential Oil - The Essential Oil of Vanilla is well known for possessing anti-oxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-carcinogenic, anti-depressant, and tranquilizing properties. The antioxidant property neutralizes free radicals and protects the body from wear and tear and infections. It also repairs the damage already done to the body. It has a relaxing and calming effect on the brain and the nerves that provides relief from anxiety, anger, and restlessness. Lift your mood, and protect and repair your skin with products created just for you by the team at Smart-n-Healthy.
Rosemary Essential Oil - One of the most fresh and pungent oils. Its aroma in instantly youthful and deliciously herbaceous. Some of the most interesting and unique health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions. It’s high in antioxidants. Rosemary has been known to help regulate skin's oil production, helping both those who are blemish prone, and those with dryness.
Chamomile Essential Oil -This daisy look-a-like is packed with antioxidants for great moisturizing, healing and cleansing properties. It helps minimize the appearance of dry, itchy skin and other mild skin conditions, including acne and blackheads. Chamomile also moisturizes to help reduce signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
Basil Essential Oil - Used for its aroma-therapeutic benefits, basil is restorative and calming and is commonly used for its soothing properties. When used topically, this plant is anti-bacterial and can help minimize the appearance of a multitude of conditions.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil - It's citrus aroma is described as “refreshing, uplifting, and comforting” – a sweet but intense and concentrated smell, very like of the orange peels where the essential oil is derived. The health benefits of sweet orange essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic and sedative.
Spearmint Essential Oil - Spearmint is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emenagogue, insecticide, restorative and stimulant substance. This oil is "Antispasmodic" meaning the property of Spearmint oil that comes from its menthol content, which has a relaxing and cooling effect on the nerves and muscles. This spearmint herb is steam-distilled to produce the essential oil and in this form it can provide a number of important health benefits.
Lemon Essential Oil - The benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat: stress disorders, fever, infections,asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, hair conditions, stomach problems and tiredness. For skin care lemon oil is a good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended to reduce excessive oil on the skin.
Lime Essential Oil - Has a divine aroma that is refreshing, rejuvenating, revitalizing, strengthening, uplifting and calming in nature. It is known for its antiviral, astringent, disinfectant, restorative and bactericide properties. Lime essential oil tones up muscles, tissues and skin. This tonic effect helps retain youth and prevents the appearance of aging symptoms such as wrinkles, age spots, and muscle tone. The pleasant citrus aroma of lime may help with mental clarity, stress, anxiety, depression. It is very uplifting to the body and mind.
Lemongrass Essential Oil -The health benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil can be attributed to its many beneficial properties as an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, nervine, sedative and tonic substance. Some sources suggest that lemongrass has antidepressant properties and is thus beneficial for nervous and stress-related conditions. It is said to be helpful in alleviating anxiety and depressive symptoms. And it helps to strengthen the nervous system.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil -The health benefits of eucalyptus oil can be attributed to its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal properties. Eucalyptus essential oil is colorless and has a distinct taste and odor. Some of the best health benefits of eucalyptus includes its ability to boost respiratory health, strengthen the immune system, protect skin health, ease tension and anxiety, lower blood sugar, eliminate inflammation, and fight against bacterial infection.
Sugar & Spice Everything Nice...
Turbinado Sugar - Turbinado sugar is from pure cane sugar extract. It's known as "raw sugar", it's a natural source of glycolic acid, which is known for encouraging cell turnover for younger looking skin. It is also a humectant and it will leave your skin glowing and healthy.
Dried Calendula Flowers - Also known as Calendula officinalis, pot marigold, Garden Marigold, Gold-Bloom, Holligold, Marigold, Marybud, and Zergul. This flower has been used for centuries to heal wounds and skin irritations. It is widely known for its wonderful healing and medicinal benefits. Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, astringent and restorative properties. Fun Fact - Because of the vivid and brilliant color of calendula, it was thought to possess powers for the protection and benefit of humans.
Himalayan Pink Sea Salt - Himalayan Salt is 100% pure, hand-mined salt found naturally, deep within the pristine Himalayan Mountains. Himalayan bath salt has long been acclaim for its natural benefits, such as soothing sore muscles and relaxing the body. Naturally rich in 84 nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals, bathing with Ancient Ocean Himalayan Pink bath salt is truly a renewing and therapeutic experience for mind & body.
Dead Sea Salt - Dead Sea Salt contains 10 times more minerals than ordinary sea salt, minerals which assist in cleansing, detoxifying and restoring your body well-being. Soaking in a bath with Dead Sea salt is a powerful remedy for healthy skin, body and soul. A healthy skin depends on the correct sodium, potassium and fluid balance in the body.
Epsom Salt is magnesium sulphate and according to the National Academy of Sciences, the majority of people living in America today are deficient in magnesium. This is related to fast-food living, as well as modern farming methods. Bathing with Epsom salts makes magnesium readily available to the body. It also flushes toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances. Magnesium is also a natural stress reliever, therefore, the bath lifts the mood and aids in relaxation.
Fair Trade Coffee - The Organic Coffee we use in our products does not contain any toxic residues of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, artificial flavors or colors, or preservatives. Therefore, these harmful substances cannot enter your body, unlike the case of non-organic coffee wherein these toxic chemicals are present.
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice - Aloe Vera juice or extract may be the most widely used ingredient in skin care products. It is best known for its natural healing of the skin and its emollient properties. It is known to retain the moisture content in the skin and tone it as well. It helps keeps skin fresh, supple, wrinkle-free and bright. The properties of Aloe Vera penetrate quickly within the various layers of the skin, even down to the muscles of the body. In fact, its penetrating ability can even go deep into the bones. Thus, Aloe Vera is probably the best natural way to nurture and rejuvenate the skin cells. Naturally, it found a place at Smart-n-Healthy!
Beeswax- This naturally organic wax is collected from the bee hives after extracting the honey from them, cleaned, filtered repeatedly, and refined to obtain clean wax. The bee farms use no artificial pesticides or sprays on the bee hives. This wax is totally safe, has no adverse side effects and is even edible. Though we source sustainable and cruelty free bees wax, this is our one non-vegan ingredient. We only have a few items containing beeswax and it is clearly listed in the ingredients and will never be labeled as vegan.
Everything's Better with Butter
Cocoa Butter is amazing for dry skin and can actually penetrate further than the top layer of the skin, moisturizing and nourishing the skin. The abundance of antioxidants reduce skin cell damage by neutralizing free-radicals. Like Shea butter, Cocoa butter melts at body temperature therefore absorbing easily into the skin.
Kokum Butter Our kokum butter is expeller pressed and refined, and derived from the garcinia tree, which grows in India. Its benefits are known to promote skin elasticity, restoration of damaged skin and prevent skin dryness. One of the most useful butters for inflamed skin preparation and enhanced barrier formation. Well known for its emollient and regenerative properties. A great ingredient to add to healing lotions, creams, and body butters.
Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree which grows in the savannah of Western Africa. It has been used for millennia by many generations of African people for skin care, baby care and healing. It’s one of the best moisturizing, anti-aging regenerating and protecting natural products in the World! It strengthens your skin by stimulating the production of collagen, which is the youthful scaffolding protein in your skin. It makes it more supple, more alive, nourished and radiant.
Bacillus Ferment - A source of bacterial enzymes that helps to loosen cell cohesion, also known as exfoliation, while stimulating digestion of keratin protein in the epidermis.
Bacillus Coagulans - is a lactic acid-forming bacterial species, known to battle acne and candida overgrowth causing pathogens