Cold Weather Essentials
Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2015 in News by Heather Hamilton
This week, it finally came. The threat of cold weather has been upon us here in the Napa Valley, but it wasn't quite enough to need more than a sweater early morning and late evening. Yesterday, I finally pulled out the warm winter coat and bundled up.
I love this season. Such a festive, cozy time of year, steeped with tradition and time with family. But the cold, dry air can be really tough on our skin. Normally dry skin gets drier, and conditions like eczema rear their ugly head. When it gets cold, our skin produces less oil and environmental factors work against it.
DRYNESS, as a result of our skin producing less oil, and not being able to maintain moisture, is only further aggravated by common factors like indoor heaters, certain fabrics (wool) and long, hot baths (which we loooove).
When it gets cold, your Spring and Summer moisturizer just won't work anymore. You need an oil-based moisturizer that creates a protective layer on the skin to retain moisture and protect from the elements. Puleeeeease don't reach for the petroleum based Vaseline! And no matter how much of that water-based lotion you slather on, it just isn't going to cut it. If you or your child suffers from eczema, you have probably noticed that the cold weather only exacerbates the symptoms.
It's no wonder that when the cold rolls in, our decadent organic Cream and balms fly out of our warehouse at warp speeds. Not only are they 100% organic and safe for everyone in the family, but they perform against dry, irritated skin like superheroes.
Why? Because they are waterless, concentrated concoctions of plant oils and butters, beeswax and essential oils that soothe irritation and inflammation, restore chapped skin and provide a barrier to seal in moisture, while protecting from the elements (think wind and moisture).
Zoe Organics Cold Weather Essential Box was introduced last year and it is back this season, due to popular demand! What's included, you ask?
CREAM: Zoe Organics Cream is one of our top selling products. It is a waterless, ultra-rich, shea butter and plant oil "cream", infused with calendula and marshmallow root. It contains no essential oils or "scent" other than the natural scent of the shea butter and oils, so it won't irritate sensitive noses. Use this product from your face to your toes after bathing, while skin is still damp and as often as needed.
EVERYTHING BALM: This balm stick is a must-have for faces - cheeks, lips and mouths - and as a spot treatment for other areas of dry or chapped skin. This formula utilizes the restorative and properties and protective properties of organic beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil and shea butter. It has a warm lavender-vanilla scent from lavender essential oil and bourbon vanilla extract.
BREATHE BALM: Flu season is the pits and so are petroleum and synthetic based remedies. Our Breathe Balm in a large balm stick (with a similar base as our Everything Balm) contains a blend of essential oils that help support clear breathing and soothe when coughs and congestion hit. This aromatherapy balm supports a better night's rest and the balm stick makes application so easy and mess-free! Pregnant mamas rejoice, this is safe for you too!
These good-for-everyone essentials comes in a pretty white box that makes a perfect gift to yourself or anyone you care about; teacher, co-worker, friend, parent, sibling, baby...you get the idea! These Cold Weather Essentials boxes are available exclusively at zoeorganics.com at a discounted bundle price of $42 each!
(hint: if you are in a pinch and need these products today, click here to find the closest Target store near you! They are located near the pharmacy in Women's Health with the feminine care and reproductive/sexual wellness products)