We’re giving our newest moisturizer its proper introduction…

Our Avocado Lemongrass Salve has already been wooing customers at our markets. Some customers said the fresh, citrusy scent is Spring in a jar. Other customers said the tropical scent reminds them of their vacation in exotic Thailand.

Experience it for yourself…

Avocado Lemongrass Salve

Avocado Lemongrass Salve

5 DIY Tips for Healthy Hair

Is your hair suffering from the Winter blues? Are you tired of blah hair? Cold wintry weather, moisture-sapping heat, and residue buildup can contribute to dry, limp hair. Here are some all natural ways to get your luscious locks back!

1) Apple Cider Vinegar gives hair a helping hand by removing buildup caused by hair care products including shampoos and conditioners and daily pollutants. It helps to revitalize hair and is a natural detangler, so you may not need to use additional conditioners. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar to 1 part water. Pour mixture onto hair after shampooing and rinse.

2) Mayonnaise is packed with protein and nutrients to replenish dry, over-processed hair. It also increases shine and manageability, so massage some into hair and cover with a shower cap for about 20 minutes. Please remember to shampoo and wash your hair thoroughly or you may smell like mayo for the rest of the day (we learned that the hard way :)).

3) Egg Yolks provide a protein- and vitamin-rich boost for your hair. It’s great for deep conditioning and helps to remove residue. Similar to other hair packs, apply the egg yolks to hair, cover with a shower cap and wash thoroughly after about 20 minutes.

4) Avocados are not only tasty but also they’re great for skin and hair! Replenish and revitalize dry, limp hair with this antioxidant and vitamin-rich fruit. Remove the skin and pits, smash up some avocado flesh and apply to hair. Leave on for about 20 minutes and wash thoroughly. It will do wonders for your hair and skin!

5) Olive Oil is another antioxidant- and vitamin-rich hair revitalizer. Olive oil can help preserve and thicken hair, fight bacteria, fungi and address dandruff conditions. And, split ends…begone! Massage some olive oil into hair, wrap with a towel or cover with a shower cap for about 20 minutes and wash thoroughly. If you find it challenging to remove the oil from your hair, try using some dishwashing liquid.

For these DIY tips, try to use organic ingredients when possible. Let’s get the bounce back in your hair!

~ Naturally Susan’s

Awesome tweet from Chelsea Bazaar today!

@ChelseaBazaar: We’re addicted to our @NaturallySusans Avocado Lavender Salve. No chapped lips this winter – thanks Susan!

Awww…an NS fan let us know how our moisturizer is soothing her doggie’s paws this snowy winter. So cute!

“Salt hurting my delicate paws. Why is there more salt on the street than snow! I am all better after mommy massaged some Avocado Lavender Salve onto my foot pads. Now I am soft and delicious! Thank you, Naturally Susan!”

How do you use our Avocado Lavender Salve? Testimonials from the road…

It’s ski season! And, it was a long drive before friends and I arrived at our hotel. As we settled in and prepared for an early morning on the slopes, our friend began to apply a creme on her hands and arms. The familiar scent filled the room. What was this heavenly-scented moisturizer? It was our Avocado Lavender Salve!

What followed felt as if we were reciting the lyrics to a childhood song about all the areas on the body that the salve can be applied. You know, the song that goes “heels and toes, elbows and nose, lips and…” Okay, we don’t recall the lyrics but you get the idea :). We agreed that the Avocado Lavender Salve is great for all-over-body moisturizing. It’s vitamin-rich avocado oil includes A, E and various B vitamins, nutrients that help to alleviate dry skin and has anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant (anti-aging) benefits.

We ended the evening with a chuckle after discovering that we also applied the salve to our hair. Yes…our hair! While our friend uses it to tame pesky fly-aways, we often run the salve through our hair, using it as a leave-in hair conditioner. It strengthens and keeps our hair tangle-free. It was a great way to end the evening :).

How do you use Naturally Susan’s Avocado Lavender Salve? Let us know.

132182_189877897693402_7683489_o

© Naturally Susan’s LLC. All rights reserved.

Food on Your Body: Tips for Dry Skin

Is the harsh winter weather wreaking havoc on your skin?  Central air and heating drying you on the outside?

Here are some all-natural ways to moisturize and refresh rough, dry skin.

1) Avocado:

It’s no wonder our Avocado Lavender Salve is so popular!  Great for dehydrated skin, avocados are packed with protein, essential oils and nourishing vitamins.  Mash a ripe avocado into a paste and smooth over your face and body.  Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with tepid water.

2) Yogurt:

Grab that container of yogurt from your fridge and slather it on!  Not only is yogurt good for you on the inside, it’s great for you on the outside. Yogurt is filled with protein and vitamins and contains lactic acid to gently exfoliate.  Smooth on some plain yogurt on your face to cleanse and soften your skin.  Leave on face for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with tepid water.

3) Bananas:

Rich in vitamin A and potassium, bananas are a skin-saver!  Mash a ripe banana into a paste.  Apply all over face and leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with tepid water.

So, go ahead and play with your food.  This time…you won’t get in trouble for having food on your face.  And, your body will thank you!

What’s your beauty tip?

Thank you for being kind to your body.TM

©2011 Naturally Susan’s LLC. All rights reserved.