Seasonal Soaps

Make your own charming soap bars

Is it your turn to host a holiday party this year? After you’ve planned the menu, centerpieces, seating chart, and entertainment, you can start focusing on the tiny details that make a lasting impression on your guests. For instance, will you offer ordinary hand soap from a pump in your bathroom, or will beautiful, homemade, seasonal soap bars give your entire decor that extra pop?

You can use toning Beauty Water from Enagic® and seasonal soap molds to make your own charming soap bars for any occasion.

For delightful holiday molds, we love the selection at: www.milkywaymolds.com/CTGY/HOL.html

You can find hundreds of great recipes for homemade bar soaps online or in craft books. Our favorite soap-making resource is soapmakingforum.com, where you can view recipes and answers to any question you may have about making your own soap at home.

We love the soft, delicately fragrant Spiced Milk and Honey Soap Recipe found at: www.pureandnaturalsoaps.com/recipe-spicedmilkhoneysoap.html

Just remember to use clean, healthy Beauty Water in your recipe for great results! Beauty Water from Enagic® is slightly acidic, which helps keep your outer protective layer healthy, toned, and moisturized. Why use regular tap water when you can make beautiful cold pressed soaps with Beauty Water?

You can even wrap up your lovely seasonal soaps and give them away to your guests as a unique party favor. Write down your Enagic® soap recipe on the decorative tag so they know what makes it so special.

Have a joyful, beautiful, festive holiday season with Kangen Water®!

Hair Care, The Natural Way!

There are few things better than a nice, relaxing shower to brighten your morning or wash away the stress of the day.

The Enagic® ANESPA, home spa system is the perfect addition to your bathroom. The ANESPA unit removes chlorine from your shower or bath water and its dual cartridge system contains therapeutic ingredients that have a relaxing hot spring effect! Pure genius.

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? While research is still being done to test just how much our skin absorbs, we should take caution when choosing what to apply on our skin and scalp. A recent study by the Environmental Working Group found 16 chemicals typically found in cosmetics and body care products present in blood and urine samples of twenty girls.1

You’ve chosen Kangen Water® because you know that it is what’s best for you internally. Now it is time to consider what is best externally.

The shower is a great place to escape, but it’s hard to relax when you realize how many chemicals you are pouring over your body, from the soap to the shampoo.

According to Jacqueline Krohn, M.D., “Once a chemical has penetrated the stratum corneum (the most superficial layer of skin), it moves through the epidermis and into the dermis. Then the rich blood supply of the dermis readily transports the chemical into the bloodstream.”2

The good news!

Here at Enagic® we care about what goes on the outside as much as we do the inside. So we’ve provided a great “recipe” for homemade, all natural shampoo – featuring Beauty Water. And because you get to choose which essential oil and which herbs to add, your scent will be unique. No longer limited by what is found in the beauty section of the drug store what will your signature scent be?

Basic Shampoo


2 tablespoons liquid castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s)
1 cup Beauty Water
1/4 cup fresh herbs (2 tablespoons dried)
1 teaspoon almond or apricot kernel oil
2 drops of essential oil

Place herbs in a clean glass jar with a lid.
Pour Beauty Water over herbs and let steep overnight.
Strain the liquid from the herbs.
Add the castile soap and almond or apricot oil.
Mix thoroughly.
Add essential oil and mix again.
Pour into recycled shampoo bottle.

You can also spritz the Beauty Water on your hair as conditioner. It helps detangle and reveal natural shine!

Enjoy your shower, knowing that you are doing what’s best for your body, inside and out!

Sources:
1http://www.ewg.org/reports/teens
2http://www.naturemoms.com/no-shampoo-alternative.html   Krohn, Jacqueline. The Whole Way to Natural Detoxification: The Complete Guide to Clearing Your Body of Toxins

All-Natural Pet Health

All-Natural Pet HealthMost Americans love to pamper their pets and keep them healthy, happy, and well-adjusted. In fact, over 60% of Americans own at least one pet, and the most popular pets are, not surprisingly, dogs and cats. Your veterinarian has probably recommended flea and tick treatments so he can live a long, healthy life without the nuisance and dangers of these parasites. But have you ever wondered if the chemicals in those treatments are safe for you and your pet?

The truth is quite shocking! There are pyrethroid-based chemicals, organophosphate insecticides (Ops), and carbamates found in most flea and tick treatments, and these ingredients can be very hazardous to pets and children. At least 1,600 pet deaths have been reported to the EPA over the course of five years as a result of these spot-on chemical-filled treatments, yet the government agency has still not enforced harsher regulations.

But do not fret! You don’t have to spend an outrageous amount of money on all-natural treatments, and you don’t have to succumb to using dangerous products on your pet! You can take Fido’s health into your own hands and make a healthy, natural, and effective flea and tick treatment in the comfort of your own home with Enagic’s Beauty Water. You’ll have peace of mind that every ingredient is good for him. See our recipe below.
Clean dogs with Beauty water
And while you’re making a healthy flea and tick treatment with Beauty Water, why not think about making your own pet shampoo as well? Most pet shampoos contain a chemical called pyrethrin, which has been potentially linked to an increased risk of autism. Pregnant women who bathe their pets with shampoos that contain pyrethrin are twice as likely to give birth to a child with an autistic spectrum disorder, according to early results from the study conducted by Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment.

If these findings are any indication of what pyrethrin can do to an unborn child, think of the hazards of scrubbing your beloved pet with chemical-laden shampoo! The good news is that thanks to Enagic’s Beauty Water, you don’t have to purchase expensive holistic pet shampoos; you can make your own shampoo right at home.

Here are the recipes:

Flea and Tick Spray

  • 2 teaspoons essential oil (rose geranium or palmarosa)
  • 2 cups Beauty Water

Combine ingredients in spray bottle and shake to blend.
Spray pet and areas where pet sleeps.

All natural pet schampoo with Beauty water

Pet Shampoo

  • 1/3 cup glycerine
  • 1 cup natural dish soap
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 quart Beauty Water

Combine ingredients in a large recycled bottle and use as needed.

Enagic’s Beauty Water can help you keep your pet happy, healthy, clean and comfortable!

 

Staying Smart in the Sun

Staying smart in the sun with Enagic!Summer is the perfect time to spend your days outdoors – picnicking in the park, relaxing by the pool, or vacationing to the beach. Don’t let sunburn or heatstroke hold you back! If you take the necessary precautions to stay smart in the sun, you’ll find your entire summer more enjoyable.

Sunburns may seem like nothing more than a pesky nuisance, but they can increase your risk for heatstroke and even some types of skin cancer. Be diligent with sunscreen protection, and don’t forget your sunglasses and hat. If you do get sunburn, staying adequately hydrated will help you heal much faster.

Unlike sunburns, heatstroke is a very serious medical emergency that could be fatal if not taken care of immediately. Your body is usually able to release heat through sweating or by radiation through your skin, but heatstroke occurs when your internal temperature becomes too high – sometimes as high as 106 Fahrenheit! There are two main causes of heatstroke. Being exposed to high heat, high humidity, or over-exerting yourself in the sun can lead to heatstroke, but the most common cause is dehydration. When your body is not properly hydrated, you are unable to sweat, and the excessive heat gets trapped with nowhere to go.

The solution: drink more water! You should already be drinking 8-10 cups of water every day, but when you know you’re going to be enjoying the long, hot summer days, you should fill up that water canteen one more time.
Enagic's 1 liter water bottle!
The type of water you drink is one of the most important decisions you’ll make this summer. Bottled and tap water may seem more convenient, but at what expense? Both waters can contain contaminants and metals, and the price of bottled water continues to increase.

Enagic’s Kangen Water® is pure, clean, “living water” that will keep your body healthy and hydrated. When you enjoy the refreshing taste of Kangen Water® this summer, you’ll receive all the benefits of regular water, plus the extra boosts that only Kangen Water® can bring.

Enagic has made Kangen Water® convenient for you all summer. Fill up your water canteen before you leave the house, or bring along your own Leveluk Portable unit wherever you go. You can spritz Enagic’s Beauty Water (another type of Kangen Water®) all over your body to leave your skin moisturized and beautifully hydrated. Since dry skin is more susceptible to sunburns, this may help protect your body even before you add the sunscreen. Also, mist some cool, refreshing Beauty Water over a sunburn to help soothe and alleviate that irritating pain.

Use Kangen Water®and see all the ways it can help you have an enjoyable summer!