I’m so excited to share yet another amazing skin care line with you, No Junque Body Lotion. My friend Kristina Carlton is the creator of this amazing line of skin care products. One of the reasons I’m so excited to share this line with you is thanks to my own success with these lotions. I have very dry skin on my hands, I have some environmental sensitivities, one of which is to the water in my house. Actually, it’s not only the hard water but also the old pipes. I can tolerate the water out of one bathroom in my home that has new pipes, but the kitchen and the other bathroom give my hands reactions every time I use the water, wash my hands or wash dishes (even gloves give me reactions).
It has been very challenging for me to find hand creams/lotions that I don’t have a reaction to. No Junque lotion was one product that not only did I not have a reaction to, it actually helped my dry hands begin to heal and recover. After over a decade of trying countless products with no luck, you can imagine my delight to find Kristina’s amazing lotion. I tried two lotions, the Cinngersnap and Marymint Body Lotion. I also was able to try out the Well Belly lotion with essential oils. This is a nice lotion for any tummy woes, it actually can tame an upset tummy. It’s also nice to apply to the soles of the feet at bed time. I find it nice to have as an option for the kids too, since often they won’t always willingly take things orally for an upset tummy.
Kristina has her own health story, that led her to create her products. Read more about her story and her products below.
My search for all natural, non-toxic skin care led me to create my own!
I started making my own lotions back in 2003 when I was diagnosed with various health issues, including hormone imbalance. Many skin care products contain parabens (among other harmful chemicals), which are xenoestrogens that are harmful to your body and disrupt hormone balance. Between 2011 and 2012 I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia. It became more and more important to me to live as non-toxic as possible in a rather toxic world. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and absorbs everything. If I can’t eat it, I wouldn’t put it on my skin!
Making my own skincare products became a passion of mine and I started giving my products to friends and family as gifts, while simultaneously doing more research and perfecting my recipes. Earlier this year I added the antimicrobial artemisinin to my lotions to further help my healing. When I gave my doctor a sample she said she really liked it and to let her know when I am ready to sell it. Given the feedback I was getting on the lotion, and many friends, family, and my doctor encouraging me to sell my lotion, I decided to start an online business and No Junque Skincare was born.
My husband came up with the name and he designed our beautiful labels and logo. Keeping it “green”, we chose labels that peel off easily with hot water and glass jars so that you can reuse the glass jar when you have finished the lotion. Another reason we chose glass (over plastic) is because plastic leaches toxic chemicals into the contents of the jar. We chose the cobalt blue glass not only because it is beautiful, but to protect the essential oils in our lotion from being damaged by light.
No Junque Ingredients:
Artemisinin is a derivative from the herb wormwood and it is a very effective antimicrobial. It is often used to treat intestinal parasites and drug resistant malaria. **Please consult with your doctor before purchasing our skin care products which contain artemisinin!
Physiologist and biochemist Ray Peat, Ph.D. believes that coconut oil reduces our need for antioxidant protection of vitamin E. He considers coconut oil an antioxidant due to its stability and resistance to oxidation and free radical formation.
Experts believe that coconut oil may help restore more youthful-looking skin. It can help to restore the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep your connective tissues strong and supple. It can also aid in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, thereby possible making your skin smoother.
Pure Jojoba, pronounced ho-HO-ba, is actually not an oil (it does not contain triglycerides), but rather a liquid wax ester very similar to the esters we produce in our skin. Because of this waxy ester it penetrates and moisturizes extremely well. Jojoba “oil” is extracted from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant. We use only 100% pure and organic Jojoba oil in our skin care products.
Kpangnan Butter (pronounced PAN-ya) has a smooth silky texture with an aroma similar to cocoa and Shea butter mixed together. It is said to be more moisturizing than Shea butter and studies have found that it contains high amounts of stigmasterol, and usaturated plant sterol that has anti-inflammatory properties.
Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic sulfur compound which is found naturally in many of the foods we eat. When applied topically, it has a deeply penetrating effect on the skin and has the unique ability to penetrate several skin layers. The latter allows for a more deeply hydrating and smoothing effect for longer periods of time. Great for everybody and particularly for those of us with overly dry and/or mature skin.
Olive oil contains linoleic acid, a compound not made by the body, which prevents water from evaporating. This is part of the reason olive oil is a great skin moisturizer. Like coconut oil, it also contains antioxidants. It is a common folk remedy for very dry skin and usually does not cause a reaction.
The fat of the nut of the African Shea tree is the source of Shea butter. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and healing qualities. Shea butter is often used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and stretch marks, and to ease a variety of skin irritations, such as psoriasis, eczema and sunburn
Vitamin C, Celtic Sea Salt, and Melaleuca Essential Oil
We use these three ingredients as our natural preservatives. In addition to being essential to the body, Vitamin C is also a potential cancer fighter and a great nutritional supplement. Celtic sea salt has antibacterial properties and Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil is a natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic.
Ready To Win Some Great Products?
For this giveaway, Kristina is giving away two 8 ounce body lotions (a $44value). This includes your choice of two of the following lotions; Cinngersnap, Marymint, Grapefruit/Geranium or Cinnamon/Vanilla.
All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter Widget below for a chance to win one of these awesome kits! Please note: This giveaway will run from 4 pm EST, on Wednesday December 11th through 11:59 pm EST, Tuesday December 17th. The winner will be selected at random and will be announced on this blog post shortly thereafter. The winner will receive an email from me and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected at random. (Note: This prize will be shipped after the Christmas holiday).
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