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How Your Skin Benefits from Having a Humidifier in Your Home Posted on 27 Jan 14:06 , 0 comments

If you have perpetually dry skin, adding a humidifier to your home helps your body retain moisture. Placing it in your bedroom so you can benefit from it at night is advisable. Make sure to fill it according to the manufacturer’s directions because you don’t want to damage the unit accidentally.

Here are some of the things that a humidifier does:

  • It relieves sinusitis. Dry air prevents sinuses from draining properly. That’s why you need a humidifier that adds moisture and purifies the air in your home.
  • It helps you heal faster. If you have a cold, asthma or allergies, you’ll keep your nasal passages lubricated which helps you feel better when you’re sick. You’ll feel less congested because of the unit you bought.
  • It prevents you from snoring. Your throat won’t be as dry as it would be without the humidifier so you’ll snore less. You’ll also benefit from better rest because of the newly purchased unit.
  • It helps your skin, hands, and lips feel their best. Your face is suppler and your hands as well as your lips don’t feel dry and cracked. That’s the benefit of added moisture in the air.

There are warm and cool mist humidifiers. You’ll want to read up on each to determine which will be best for you and your living environment. A simple web search provides all the information you need to know on humidifier types.

Nourish your dry skin with creamy, organic moisturizer. Our Maywood Creek Essentials Organic Handcrafted Facial Moisturizer consists of a combination of sunflower oil, avocado oil, and shea oil that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, soothes red, inflamed skin, and makes dark spots virtually disappear. It doesn’t matter what type of problem you have with your face, our product addresses it quickly and effectively.


The Joy of Creating Daily Rituals in Your Life Posted on 13 Jan 11:59 , 0 comments

Rituals are part of our history. They mark the passage of time and are often very personal. Rituals are about creative activity and have less to do with the end product than the journey it took to get there.

When it comes to self-care, having a routine that you go through helps you achieve a desired feeling. For example, if you want to feel healthier, you model behavior that helps you feel that way. You make mealtime a sacred ritual by sitting down and conscientiously enjoying your food.

The same can be said about bathing. You may not get to take baths often because of a hectic schedule, but when you do, you make the experience memorable. You fill the tub with water, turn on soft music, add your bubble bath, and lay back on your bath pillow.

The simple act of being mindful and in the moment helps relax you which ultimately makes you feel better. It sends a message to your brain that baths are relaxing and something you feel very passionate about. Then, you start finding ways to include more of them into your routine so you’re able to tap into those good feelings once again.

A ritual is something that becomes familiar to you. It’s a resource you tap into whenever things get hard in your life. It provides comfort because you’re aware of what you need to do to make it happen.

Placing your bath pillow in the tub, cueing up your favorite playlist, and letting the water run gives you visual and audio cues that are comforting. Because you’ve gotten so much good out of your ritual, you know to expect more of the same.

Create daily routines that include rituals that improve your health and overall well-being. Bring yourself joy by having something to look forward to each day. People will notice how happy you are when you take time out for yourself.


Four Habits You Need to Leave Behind in 2016 Posted on 09 Dec 10:43 , 0 comments

Reflecting back on this year, what would you do differently? Did some of your New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside? Has life been too busy for you to indulge in some much-needed self-care?

If the answer is “Yes,” it’s time to rethink your priorities. After all, you can’t take care of all of the obligations being given to you if you’re not able to take time off for yourself. Rest is restorative and essential to good health. If you find your To Do List getting longer with each passing day, it’s time to change that once and for all.

The four habits you need to leave behind in 2016 are:

  1. The glorification of busyness. People think that you should be rewarded for being busy. It’s like a superpower that humans harness. Perpetual busyness leads to stress and illness, two things you don’t want in your life.
  2. The self-sacrificing scheduling. Stop creating a schedule that leaves out time for self-care. You need time to rest and rejuvenate your mind and body. Otherwise, you burn out quickly.
  3. The rushing of routines. Routines are part of the sacred experience of being human. They should be followed carefully and respectfully. After all, it’s a way of connecting to the things that matter most to you-your health, your family, and your passions.
  4. The maven of maybes. Be more affirmative. Guard your free time. Start saying “No,” to obligations that don’t fit your schedule or values as a person.

Approach the New Year with a fresh perspective. Start replacing old habits with ones that nourish the mind, body, and soul. Rather than drain the proverbial well, fill it with things that make you look and feel your very best. Castle Rock Essential Products has what it takes to make 2017 one of your brightest and most beautiful years yet. Take a look at our shop for all-natural bath, beauty, health, and personal care products made in small batches to ensure quality.


5 Ways to Combat Holiday Stress Posted on 30 Nov 16:52 , 0 comments

Along with the joy of the holidays comes unnecessary stress. It often feels like there is so much to do and so little time to do it. Instead of fretting about what hasn’t gotten done, why not relax so you can enjoy the festivities more? There is no better time for some much-needed self-care than now.

Here are five ways to combat holiday stress:

  1. Rest when your body tells you to stop. You cannot run yourself ragged and expect to remain healthy throughout the holidays. Take time to rest whenever you can for however long you need to. It will keep you energized and ready for the task at hand.
  2. Schedule something fun to do by yourself each week. You’ll need to keep your spirits high to keep up with frenzy of activity. Find something you don’t get a chance to do often and make some time for it. You’ll feel relaxed and rejuvenated when you do.
  3. Learn to say no when it’s something you cannot reasonably do. At first, it seems really odd to do but it will save your sanity. Don’t take on more than you can reasonably handle or you’ll burn out quickly.  You need that extra energy to bake cookies and wrap presents.
  4. Make sure to eat right, exercise, and take your vitamins. Take good care of your physical health. You don’t want to get sick in the middle of the holiday rush. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Get some walking in, too. Don’t forget to take your vitamins like you always do because you’ll need the added minerals and nutrients.
  5. Drink plenty of water so that you remain hydrated and ready to go. Water helps you eat less by making you feel full faster. It also cleanses the body by flushing impurities out of it. Make sure that you drink plenty H2O by carrying a bottle with you wherever you go.

Combat holiday stress by exercising some of the tips listed above. You, too, can have a stress-free holiday season by indulging in some self-care. Pamper yourself with a holiday shopping spree to Castle Rock Essential Products online.


The Benefits That Come with Pampering Yourself Posted on 18 Nov 10:40 , 0 comments

Pampering yourself may be something you do once in a great while when you splurge for a facial or massage. That doesn’t mean that you can’t take good care of yourself the rest of the year, though. With the right products, you can make ‘spa day’ every day.

There are a number of benefits that come with pampering yourself. Here are a few for you to consider:

  • You feel better, naturally. Nourishing your skin with a rich organic moisturizer is a great way to take good care of your body. This is especially true in the colder weather months when skin dries out easily. A lavish moisturizer is a small expense that offers great rewards.
  • You have an increase in self-confidence. When you look good, you feel good. Your confidence shows. You take risks that you wouldn’t ordinarily take because you feel worthy enough to put yourself out there and take a chance.
  • You have something to look forward to after a long day. A treat is the perfect way to wind down after personal or professional obligations are met. A good long soak in the tub using some luxurious bath salts and resting your head on a comfortable bath pillow makes you feel fabulous. It’s often what it takes to get through a really long day.
  • You learn to do good things for yourself without feeling guilty. Taking care of yourself leads to greater success. When you take time out of your busy schedule to do things for you, everyone benefits. You’re happier, healthier, and more productive in all that you do.

Schedule in some ‘me-time’ right away. Your body, mind, and soul benefit from the extra time and attention that you give yourself. Make Castle Rock Essential Products the place you go to online to buy the bath, beauty, health, and personal care products that you need.


How to Choose the Right Kabuki Brush for Your Needs Posted on 11 Nov 11:07 , 0 comments

You don’t need to be a professional make-up artist to know the value of a Kabuki Brush. All you have to do is wear make-up and want a polished, finished look when you do. The right tools make it possible for you to enjoy a professional make-up artist finish without the cost.

Here’s how to choose the right Kabuki Brush for your needs:

  • Round. Covers larger areas of skin. This type of brush is ideal for applying mineral foundations and powders as well as blushes and bronzers. A long wooden handle with soft, dense bristles assures that the makeup glides onto the skin easily. It’s great for stippling, contouring, and blending, too.
  • Angled. Perfect for getting an airbrushed finish, this rush works well with liquid, mineral, powder, and cake makeup. It helps get close to the skin and cover imperfections. The bristles should be dense, making for a flawless look every time makeup is applied.
  • Flat Top. When you need to apply a lot of pigment to one area, this brush is best. Because the bristles don’t spread the way a round brush does, you get more makeup in one area. It allows you to follow the angles of the face better than with other types of brushes.

A Kabuki Brush should have bristles that are soft to the touch and a handle that feels comfortable yet sturdy to hold onto. It should feel great in your hands. It should apply makeup fluidly and evenly every time that you use it.

Buy the right Kabuki Brush for your needs. Castle Rock Essential Products carries a number of different brushes for you to choose from. Ours are vegan, cruelty-free, soft, and easy-to-clean. What more can you ask for from a Kabuki Brush?


Five Surprising Ways You’re Drying Out Your Skin Posted on 28 Oct 11:18 , 0 comments

Colder weather wreaks havoc on the skin. It goes without saying that your skin care regimen changes in the fall and winter. What you might not know is this. The products that you use on a regular basis could very well be why your skin is as dry as it is.

Here are five ways you’re drying out your skin and not even knowing it:

  • Your showers are too hot. Exceptionally warm water removes the natural oils from your skin and scalp. This makes it even more susceptible to cold weather conditions. If your skin is red and dry, cool things down temperature-wise in the shower.
  • You’re using too much hand sanitizer. Although it’s a convenient way to avoid getting germs, most products contain alcohol which dry the skin on your hand and make your nails brittle. If you use them a lot, you’ll notice a difference in the way your hands look and feel.
  • You’re slathering on the lip balm. Too much of a good thing can actually hurt you. This is certainly the case when the lip balm contains menthol and camphor which feel tingly but dry out your lips.
  • Your hand lotion has too much fragrance in it. If you’re constantly reapplying the moisturizer, you’re actually hurting your hands, not helping them. It’s because you’re damaging the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
  • You’re soap has too much lather. It sounds crazy but surfactants can actually dry out skin instead of giving it relief. Keep that in mind when washing your hands in colder weather months.

Give your body the attention it deserves. Hydrate from the inside out by drinking plenty of water and using a creamy, all-natural moisturizer to nourish dry skin. Maywood Creek Facial Moisturizer is all-natural, handcrafted and organic. It provides healing for all skin types and helps with dryness and redness.


Self-Care Tips for the Mind, Body, and Soul Posted on 21 Oct 10:28 , 0 comments

Self-care benefits you and the people around you. When your needs are being met on a regular basis, you’re better able to take care of others. Your proverbial well is full versus being empty which gives you the strength and ability to do everything that is being asked of you.

If you haven’t taken some time out of your weekly schedule for just you, now is as good of time as any to make self-care a priority. You don’t have to block off hours of time each day to benefit from a self-care practice. You do, however, need to make a commitment to yourself, your family, friends, and co-workers to do your best to take good care of your physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and financial well-being.

Here are some self-care tips that benefit the mind, body, and soul:

  1. Start a compliment jar. Every time you start to feel overwhelmed and think that negativity is setting in, pay yourself a compliment. Write it down on a piece of paper and store it in a jar where you can pull it out and read it again when you need inspiration.
  2. Take long baths. Water is therapeutic. Rather than shower, fill your tub with warm water and some luscious bubble bath. Lean your head against your bath pillow and soak your cares away.
  3. Take a mini retreat. Pack a bag and get away for the day even if it’s only a trip to the park you take. Spend some time doing the things you love like reading, journaling, and taking photographs. Sip your favorite beverage and take in all the sights and sounds around you.

Create a self-care routine that nourishes your mind, body, and soul. Make yourself a priority by following the aforementioned tips. Castle Rock Essential Products makes it easy for you to do just that with our wide selection of all-natural skin care and beauty products. Treat your body to the rest, relaxation, and hydration that it needs to thrive.