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How to Order

Oil cleansers are available for purchase any time that they are in stock. Simply checkout and your item will be shipped to you.

The Magnesium Body Butter and Tallow Balm are not available for shipping at this time due to the excessive heat and their tendency to melt at high temps. These items will be sold in buys that will happen every 1-3 months. When *CLOSED* is next to the item, it is not open for purchasing at that time. When *OPEN*  is next to the item then it is open to order and instructions for ordering will be under the item details. Orders will be available for local pickup up only on pre-determined dates and times that will be listed under the item details. If you purchase oil cleansers along with your magnesium body butter or tallow balm order, they will be ready with your order at the pickup date. If you would like your oil cleansers shipped to you, please purchase them in a separate transaction from your body butter order.

If you have any questions about ordering please email me at mindyourownskincare@gmail.com

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Important Update Regarding Product Availability

When I started Mind Your Own I had a vision that included producing a high quality, non-toxic, organic product at an affordable price. There was, and still is, nothing else like it on the market. The Oil Cleansers have done extremely well, and I am very happy that so many people love them. With the cost of ingredients increasing over the last few years it has become apparent that changes need to be made in regards to pricing. It is difficult to produce such a high quality product while keeping the price down at a level that the majority of people can afford. In addition, I had reached a point in which business had picked up a good bit, and I was going to need to bring on some extra help with production. When I started crunching numbers there just did not seem to be an attainable way to continue growing MYO while keeping prices low enough.

I share this with you because I am not your typical big box business. I’m a mom, raising a sweet little boy who is following her passion. I want to share some insight on why I am making the changes that I am. Decisions needed to be made on where and what I was doing with MYO. After a lot of thought, discussion, and prayer I decided in a big change to my business model. My original vision included branching out to many stores, since then I have had a beautiful, sweet, and wild little boy who takes up most of my time. Because of him my vision has changed slightly. I would still like to follow my passion and produce the same high quality, affordable products but with a different approach. I am going to be switching to a direct to consumer business model. I will be expanding on my product line, offering new products at the same high quality as my Oil Cleansers. Products will be sold mainly through bulk buys that will open periodically depending on demand. Most likely every 1-3 months. This business model will allow MYO to grow and offer new and fresh products along with the Oil Cleansers while still keeping the line at a lower price point. Some of the retailers that currently carry my products will continue to carry them. You can refer here to see which retailers currently carry my products.

As far as new products go, I recently released a new product, Magnesium Body Butter. It was a huge hit, selling over 100 jars in the first order. As with my other products, all ingredients are organic and sourced from the highest quality sources. This is just one of many new products I plan to bring to market in the near future.

If you would like to be notified when buys will take place please be sure to like my Facebook page, and either leave your email here or send it in a private message to be added to the email list. Please note that the oil cleansers ARE still available at the same local retailers and will be for a while.

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Toxins and How They Effect More Than Just the Skin on Your Potatoes

Toxins and How They Effect More Than Just the Skin on Your Potatoes

So often I see someone confused as to why it is important to avoid chemicals in their body wash or shampoo. “I’m not going to EAT my shampoo!” they say. The fact is, you don’t have to ingest a product for the chemicals to enter your body. The skin is our largest organ, covering our entire body and it is quite porous. A study in the American Journal of Public Health showed that we absorb 64% of chemicals found in drinking water through our skin. Medications are often prescribed in a cream for the skin to patients who can’t handle them orally and transdermal application is the best way to supplement with magnesium. The skin is a great way to get substances (good and bad) into our bodies quickly. Other studies have found the face to be several times more permeable than the rest of the body, aside from the armpits and genitalia which absorb 100% of fragrance ingredients (I’m looking at YOU deodorant and feminine hygiene products). So what does this mean for me and you? It means that not only should we concern ourselves with how our food is grown, ensuring that it is organic and free of toxic chemicals but that we must also be aware of what is in our skin care regimens.

When I started my journey to a more holistic lifestyle, I became more and more aware of the chemicals in everyday products. I slowly began switching out my toxic products for non-toxic, organic options. I started with cleaning products, ditched my scented candles for essential oils and quickly realized what kind of terrible ingredients were in my shampoo, body wash, face wash and even toothpaste. I was shocked when I started looking up some of the ingredients and their negative effects. Propylparaben, benzalkonium chloride, petrolatum, and fragrance, just to name a few. I challenge you to look up the negative side effects linked to these chemicals if you are not already aware. They include allergies/immunotoxicity, endocrine disruption, developmental/reproductive toxicity, irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), and organ system toxicity. Every one of those ingredients I listed are all found in a popular baby lotion. Babies are much less able to filter and detox these chemicals than grown adults. 1 in 6 children have a neurological disorder and America has the highest infant mortality rate of any industrialized nation. Those numbers should cause everyone to look more closely at what we are putting on and in our bodies and our children’s bodies.

I have always had sensitive skin, needing to use plant based, non-toxic laundry detergent and avoid all synthetic fragrances. Do you know how many things contain synthetic fragrances? A LOT. I had so much trouble finding skin care products that were clean, gentle, organic and actually effective. I tried drug store brands, prescriptions from a dermatologist, plant based cleansers… you name it, I tried it. Finally I decided to make my own. I turned to the age old tradition of oil cleansing. Using organic carrier oils and organic essential oils, I formulated the perfect combination, free of all the nasty ingredients, gentle and very effective. My red, blotchy, angry skin calmed down. It stopped itching. It wasn’t overly dry in some spots and oily in others, just perfectly hydrated. I was amazed at what natural oils could do that hundreds of dollars in other products could not. During that time I was working in a natural health store and came across person after person who had tried many different brands and just could not find skin care that didn’t irritate their skin, cost an arm and a leg, or contain harmful ingredients. I began making my oil cleansers for other people as well. I formulated three cleansers for different skin types. All simple, organic oils such as castor, almond, jojoba, avocado, grapeseed and essential oils of lavender, frankincense, and rosemary. Each of these nutrient dense oils have incredible properties that have been used by our ancestors for centuries. Mind Your Own Skin Care was created out of love and a passion for health.

I source my oils from Mountain Rose Herbs, a small company in Oregon for several reasons. They don’t green wash their ingredients. If you aren’t aware of green washing, make yourself aware. The term refers to a company who makes their products appear “green” (non-toxic, good for the environment, etc.) and usually charge a pretty penny for them when in reality they are just as bad for you and the Earth as any other brand. Mountain Rose Herbs is an organic, sustainable, fair trade company. The benefits of sourcing ingredients from a company like this far surpass the health benefits that my customers will get from using an organic product. I and in turn, my customers, are supporting fair trade principles, the health of the farmers who plant and harvest these crops and the health of the soil from which they are grown.