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Bring me sunshine

Hark, what news from The Potting Shed???

No ... she is not showing the neighbours where she keeps her vibrator, she is telling them about my new superhero - The Grapefruit.

This zesty fruit is not just for breakfast:

As an essential oil it can do all of this!

* Therapeutic Action: Lifts mood, relieves mental fatigue, reduces muscle stiffness, detoxifies by purifying the lymphatic system, the network responsible for ridding your body of toxins and intruders.

* There are 25 compounds present in the composition of grapefruit oil with d-limonene constituting the highest percentage at 70%. This compound is used to promote weight loss , circumvent and treat cancer, as well as remedy bronchitis and asthma.

* It encourages confidence, cheerfulness and smiles (To be fair so does a Margarita).

* Apparently a few drops on your wrists will stop cravings for cake and chocolate (Yeah right!!! Has the grapefruit ever come across a hungry tired Infant School Teacher?)

* Helps reduce cellulite - goodbye orange peel skin!

* It smells gorgeous and isn't oily or greasy when applied.

Like any cocktail you need a good mixer ...

Introducing Jojoba oil:

Why Jojoba? Having suffered with keratosis pilaris* I researched moisturisers to use after my Salt Scrub. Overwhelmingly the advice is to use Jojoba oil as it hypoallergenic and helps control sebum production. This means that when you put jojoba oil on your skin it is soothed and moisturized more efficiently as jojoba oil regulates sebum production because it is so similar to the sebum that your body produces naturally. Basically it doesn't clog your pores (non-comedogenic) so you wont get breakouts! (On it's own jojoba oil is so effective that you can use it as a facial oil and even eye make up remover - I wouldn't suggest using my body oil as the grapefruit bit might sting if put in your eyes btw!!!)

So coming very soon is my new Grapefruit and Jojoba Body Oil. 100 ml of uplifting and moisturising sunshine in an amber glass bottle.

Get your hot pants out. Cellulite is out and summer is coming!!!

* Keratosis pilaris (KP) is very common and may be present in half the population. It is a completely harmless skin condition. It affects 50-70% of adolescents and approximately 40% of adults. Its name gives some idea of what it is; ‘keratosis’ means that there is too much keratin, which makes up the tough horny outer layer of the skin, while ‘pilaris’ comes from the Latin for hair (pilus). In keratosis pilaris, many small (1 to 2 mm across) horny plugs can be seen blocking the hair follicles on the upper and outer parts of the arms and thighs. This can look like goose bumps but feels slightly rough. Keratosis pilaris appears when extra keratin accumulates in the hair follicles. This usually starts in childhood and becomes more obvious during adolescence and in adulthood.

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