How Live Lush deals with the Flint Water Crisis
With specializing in all natural handmade beauty products, using all natural products on your body , is the healthiest way to go for your skin! With living right in the core of Flint, MI it hasn't been the easiest with the water crisis. Having to take warm showers in 15-20 minute increments, if I'm wanting to take a bath, I have to use bottled water. The iron in the water has affected my skin in so many ways. I have always had sensitive skin and had to be mindful of the different products I am using on my body because I would break out, get rashes and dry patches. With this water crisis, it has caused my skin to react even more in a negative way. It was so hard for me to keep my skin moisturized and conditioned in a healthy way without my skin drying up fast and having a reaction. It was then, I decided to start making my own, all natural products because, with the crisis it made it harder for me to be able to use the few products I could use that had chemicals in it. Since starting my all natural business, my skin has flourished. I have studied and done research on how the skin benefits from using all natural products and it has been nothing but amazing since I switched my routine. Some main key ingredients that I use in the preparation of my products are;
Coconut Oil- Used to strengthen underlying epidermal tissue, removes dead skin cells, containing antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties.
Tea Tree Oil- Used to fight breakouts, redness and inflammation on the skin providing healing benefits.
Raw Honey- Used to reduce breakouts, provides moisturizing properties, containing antiseptic qualities, encouraging wound healing, fighting allergies or rashes and helps reduce skins.
Sea Salt- The salt contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts, removes dead skin cells and irritation, balances oil production and helps the skin retain moisture levels.
Avocado- Containing vitamins A, D and E , they penetrate the skin. It soothes your skin and treats age spots and dry patches.
Jojoba Oil- An extremely moisturizing carrier oil that helps heal sores and scars.
Almond Oil- Naturally treating skin rashes, acne and dryness.
Shea Butter- Excellent moisturizing Butter for dry skin.
Castor Oil- Relieves muscle soreness and soothes join pain.
With preparing my products has been a struggle with living in Flint, MI and having to deal with the crisis. Any recipe that calls for water , I am having to use bottled water only because, my products are all natural. I will not risk any contamination of what I'm living with on a daily basis to affect my line and my brand. Live Lush only offers the best all natural ingredients and products and even with living in a city where the water is contaminated, will not stop Live Lush from providing the absolute best all natural products!