Wild Sage Blog

Why natural ingredients are so important

Posted by Garima Fairfax on

Wild Sage Botanicals skin and body care products are made of natural, edible ingredients. Since skin absorbs everything you put on it, I don't use any ingredients that would be unsafe to eat. These natural ingredients help your skin to heal, stimulate circulation for new cell growth, provide antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to nourish all the layers of your skin, and won't clog pores or burn when used on minor cuts. Some products contain extra vitamins, but I choose to use unrefined, cold pressed oils and butters, and whole herbs. They contain a more natural balance of nutrients, which are...

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Read more about natural skin care

Posted by Garima Fairfax on

 If you would like to learn more about natural skin care, here are a few of my favorite books: Absolute Beauty by Pratima Raichur   Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care by Aubrey Hampton   Natural Beauty by Aldo Facetti   The Natural Beauty Book by Anita Guyton   Natural Beauty by Rosemary Gladstar

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Shake your products!

Posted by Garima Fairfax on

Because my lotions and oils are composed of all natural ingredients and do not contain any synthetic emulsifiers or preservatives, separation or sediment may occur over time. This is normal and does not affect the quality of the products. Simply give them a good shake to restore them to their original consistency.

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What is an emollient?

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Emollients are used externally to soften and soothe the skin. An excellent natural emollient is shea butter. Avoid using chemical emollients because they prevent the skin from breathing normally. Also avoid lanolin, which is made from a fatty substance obtained from sheep wool; it is very heavy and can cause whiteheads and blackheads.

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What is an exfoliant?

Posted by Garima Fairfax on

Exfoliants remove dead skin cells from the epidermis, the skin's outermost layer. Done gently, exfoliation brings fresh skin cells to the surface, stimulates cell growth deeper down, and reduces a buildup of cells that makes wrinkles and creases more noticeable and can leave the skin feeling leathery. The exfoliants used in my products are all natural and plant-based. They contain no synthetics or microplastics, which I consider unethical because they are so harmful to marine life. By using gentle scrubs such as jojoba meal, almond meal, and cornmeal, you can remove dead cells and expose your fresh, radiant skin. "Scrubbing"...

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