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New Year, New Look, New Products, and More

23 Jan

Read all about it. Read all about it.  Yum Scrub Organics has a new logo, new website, new product line, new book, and our body scrubs have been reformulated.  We’re exited and proud of of all the new happenings.

New Website and Logo
Check out Yum Scrub Organics new website with our new logo and colors.  The shopping cart is now integrated into the website, making it friendly and easy to use.  Of course, all transactions are secured.  We also added some articles about skin and skincare to our website.

While we loved our  old logo, our new logo reflects more of the apothecary brand of skincare we are about.  Apothecary skincare applies natural techniques and in our company organic ingredients to help skin conditions.  Before bringing a product to market, extensive research is done on the best organic botanical ingredients that work synergistically and that are effective.  YSO does not just use ingredients because they are popular or the latest “new thing.”   In the apothecary style, YSO’s organic face, body, and bath products are made in small batches, so products are delivered to the customer fresher.

New Product Line and Book
YSO’s Clear Skin line as with all our products is formulated using all-organic ingredients.  The Clear Skin line is for oily and blemish prone skin. It includes a face wash, pimple treatment, and also one of our best sellers, Argan Acne Serum.  The line is sold as a set or individually.  When you buy the set, our booklet Clear Skin: A Whole Body Approach is included for free.  We are offering the Clear Skin Set at an introductory price.

While topical treatments are important for clearing adult onset acne, there are other modalities that need to be applied in order to control adult acne.  Our Clear Skin: A Whole Body Approach booklet on adult acne offers valuable information on how to have healthier skin using a holistic approach.  The booklet covers the causes of adult acne, new research on acne, nutrition that helps and hinders clearing the skin, and other suggestions to help a person control adult acne.

Oatmeal Facial Wash for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Our Oatmeal Facial Wash is made in the apothecary style. We combine colloidal oatmeal with herbs known to help blemish-prone skin.  Oatmeal Facial Wash is a very gentle exfoliant containing colloidal oatmeal, fine organic sucrose, and fine herbal powders. Colloidal oatmeal is a natural cleanser, a natural moisturizer, protects the skin’s PH, and helps maintain the skin’s acid mantle.  The acid mantle is the skin’s protection from bacteria and virus, keeping it healthy is important to acne prone skin.   Sucrose is the natural form of glycolic acid.  Glycolic acid is often used in acne treatments to remove the top skin to allow a new layer of skin to be exposed thereby reducing blemishes and oiliness.  Often, commercial strengths of glycolic acid are too harsh for acne skin.

Aloe Vera is a natural pore tightener and toner; it is formulated into our face wash.  Many dermatologist recommend against using typical toners because they are too harsh.  They strip skin of all oils often causing a rebound effect, creating more blemish-causing oils.  Typical toners also attract dirt.  YSO Oatmeal Face Wash tones without stripping or attracting dirt.  It also does not contain unnecessary ingredients, such as water and fillers.

Oatmeal Face Wash for Oily and Acne Prone Skin with 8 herbs is very nourishing.   Aloe Vera along with rose, lavender, colloidal oatmeal, and other ingredients help to soothe the skin.

Unique and Better Way to Wash the Face
What is most unique about Oatmeal Facial Wash is that it is in a powdered form.  Formulating our organic face wash in this way, eliminates harsh ingredients that are used to create lather and lotions.  Lathering and lotion ingredients can clog pores and leave a dirt attracting film.  Our Oatmeal Face Wash rinses clean.

So, how do you use Oatmeal Facial Wash?  About a quarter size or so of the face wash is poured into damp palms.  Palms are rubbed together until an emulsion forms.  The emulsion is gently rubbed over the face followed by rinsing it thoroughly off with very cool water.  Cool or cold water is a great natural skin toner, especially when used with the aloe vera.  BTW  The oatmeal face wash does remove make-up.  We suggest applying Argan Acne Serum afterwards to balance and moisturize the skin.  Also, the acne serum can be used to emulsify the face wash with or without the water for those times when the skin is drier because of weather, etc.

Yum Scrub Spot Treatment
Our all-organic Spot Treatment comes in a small bottle, but it is very powerful.  In a base of jojoba wax ester, essential oils that are known to help improve pimples and blemishes have been added. Test results with real people with real blemishes show that it does dry and reduce the size of pimples.  It is highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way.  One drop is applied to an individual pimple and gently rubbed in.  Of course, it is important to apply to clean skin with very clean hands.  The pimple Spot Treatment is not to be used all over the face; it is just for individual pimples.  It is also not for severe acne.  Direct sunlight needs to be avoided after application.

New and Improved Body Scrubs
Coco-Mint Sugar Scrub, Orange You Glad Salt Scrub, and Manly-Mint Sugar Scrub have all had a makeover.  They have been reformulated for easy pouring and a more gentle exfoliation.  The mint in coco-mint has boosted for an even more minty aroma.  It’s YUM all the way around.  We are very proud to have formulated a pourable body scrub without chemicals, thickeners, or other unnecessary ingredients.

The older model of our scrubs were pourable, but required repeated shaking during use to blend the sugar or salt with the plant oils.  Now, our scrubs only need an initial shake and are ready to pour from the spout.  Most body scrubs on the market come in a jar where you have to scoop out the scrub and where water can get in.  They are messy and cumbersome to use.  Yum Scrub Organics pourable scrubs leave the mess behind and offer a wonderful way to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize the body all in one product.  Each body scrub has their own unique blend of plant oils and essential oils.

Dermatologist recommend applying moisturizer within three minutes of the body getting wet to lock in moisture.  When you use our organic body scrubs the moisture get locked-in while in the shower.  We also suggest that you allow your body to air dry when you get out of the shower for additional moisturizing benefits.

As always, we are so confidant in our products we offer a 100% guarantee.

We also want to thank our loyal and new customers for our continuing success.  Thank you!  We truly appreciate your business and are always open to comments and suggestions.  Shop Yum Scrub Organics.

Light and Love to all,
Yum Scrub Organics


Why Organic?

18 Jul

The most succinct and simple answer is: Organic products help deflect the harm from the increasing and alarming amount of synthetic chemicals bombarding you daily.  Why does this matter?  Scientist and the medical community are recognizing that there is a correlation between the rise of cancer and other health issues and the rise in the use of chemicals.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2030 cancer deaths worldwide will rise to 12 million per year.

Every day your body and the environment are flooded with synthetic chemicals most of which you cannot avoid.  Most if not all of us living in an industrial nation have lived our entire lives in a chemically weighted world.  And each year we get further and further away from living in a natural world.  Consider it for a moment.  It’s a big deal.  We live in a more artificial world than natural world.  The focus term here is “chemically weighted,” meaning that most of our day-to-day living is comprised largely of synthetic chemicals.

Look around you.

Chances are that most of the items around you at this moment have been made with synthetic chemicals or have a synthetic chemical component to them.  You can probably reach out your hand and touch something plastic; your food–enhanced with, grown with, preserved with, and/or colored with chemicals; your clothing–dyed with chemicals; your green and weed-free lawn–a result of a chemical brew; bugs–exterminated with chemicals; the paper your read or write on–chemically made and coated; the air you breathe–filled with dioxins; the wood floor or table–preserved with chemicals and coated with polyurethane; the medicines you take; the carpeting you walk on; the packaging of anything you buy, and your personal care products–hair coloring, nail polish, deodorants, make-up, and even toilet paper.  Each time you get in your car–chemical overload.  You breathe in unseen chemicals from other cars and take-in fumes from the gas you put in your car.  It’s estimated that there are 100 chemicals alone in diesel exhaust.

In other words, there is not one aspect of your life that’s totally chemical free.  Even if you are out in the woods reading this, the device your using to make it possible is because of chemicals.  And while the air smells fresh, it has chemical particles that have floated from other chemically infused parts of the world.

We can’t even say, “from the moment we are born we begin to swim in a chemical world,” because studies done by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) on newborn umbilical cords show that there can be over 200 chemicals in babies at birth.  It’s worse for minority babies.  We have a new term for newborns, “body burden babies.”  “Body burden” is a term used to describe the burden that chemicals have put on our bodies.  Many of these chemicals don’t leave the body.

Consider: We’ve become so accustomed to the chemical stew we live in that now “organic” is strange and abnormal.  Think about that.  Organic is not the norm; we even have to identify and regulate what’s “organic.” Chemicals are so pervasive that it’s become our nature to trust them and to look upon organic as the strange thing and people who have an organic lifestyle even stranger. 

Research shows that there is a correlation between the increasing pervasiveness of chemicals and the rise of cancer, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, birth defects, childhood disorders, and other diseases.  “Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to human health.  The diseases we’re beginning to see as the major causes of death as we begin the 21st century are diseases of chemical origin,” said Rick Irvin professor of toxicology at Texas A and M University.[i]  He also said that scientist believe that 70 to 90% of all cancers are from chemicals and that even heart disease has a chemical element to it.  In addition, the President’s Cancer Panel released  in 2010 it’s findings on the use of chemicals and the relationship to cancer:

The Panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread.

Many people don’t use organic because they think it’s too expensive.  Yes, at the outset organic products are seemingly more expensive.  However, there are other factors that need to be considered when reviewing cost over an outright blanket statement that organic is too expensive.  For example, the direct cost of medical treatment and the indirect cost to quality of life from a chronic or acute illness such as diabetes or cancer.  In the long run it’s more expensive to not add organic wherever you can.

So why organic?  You exercise, take vitamins, and eat right for better health; you should reduce your chemical exposure for the same reason.

[i] “Chemicals have replaced infection as top threat to health, expert says…,” Consumer Health Reviews. http://www.consumerhealthreviews.com/articles/GeneralHealth/ChemicalsReplaceInfection.htm

“Body Burden – The Pollution in Newborns,” Environmental Working Group, 14 July 2005. Online: http://www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/execsumm.php.

“Cancer,” World Health Organization.  Online: http://www.who.int/cancer/en/

“Environmental Factors in Cancer – 2008-2009, National Cancer Institute, April, 2010. Online: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/annualReports/index.htm

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