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Dry Hands? Shea Butter Soap Can Help

If you find yourself washing your hands more frequently than usual, or are a healthcare worker who needs to frequently use hand sanitizer you may find that your hands are becoming dry and cracked.

Good hand hygiene is important, but can often leave your skin feeling poor. You may be suffering from dry hands, dermatitis, or even red, itchy skin. If you are prone to skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema you may find that excessive hand washing worsens your condition as well. 

One of the best ways to handle an issue like this is to wash your hands using shea butter soap.

Why Washing Your Hands Too Much Dries Them Out

Even though frequently washing or sanitizing your hands is vital to prevent the spread of germs, it can be drying for many. This is because frequent exposure to water, certain soaps, and alcohol found in hand sanitizers all strip your skin of the fatty compounds found in the top layer of your skin. A lack of these fatty compounds cause your skin barrier to become compromised and causes irritation, cracks, redness, itchiness and discomfort. 

Tips Preventing Dry Skin on Your Hands

Unfortunately, the best way to reduce dry skin is to wash less frequently and refrain from using harsh chemicals, but this is not always an option. Instead you should try to wash your hands with lukewarm water instead of hot water, pat your hands dry with a soft towel instead of drying them roughly with paper towels, and apply moisturizer to your hands often while your skin is damp. Be careful to choose moisturizing products that don’t contain harsh chemicals which can further irritate your skin.

Use Better Quality Soap

Washing your hands properly means washing your hands for at least twenty seconds, getting between all of your fingers and under your nails and working up a good lather. But none of this matters if you aren’t using the right soap. 

Soap is meant to remove oil, dirt, and germs from your skin and break down the outer layer of potential viruses, which is especially important during flu seasons and for healthcare workers. The difference in soaps though lie in whether they have any moisturizing ingredients which are less harsh on your skin. Soaps like shea butter soap, multi butter soap or African Black soap are ideal for retaining moisture in your skin and keeping your skin feeling healthier.

This is especially important if you suffer from dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, have sensitive skin, or allergies to certain ingredients.

Add Moisturizer to Your Routine

As mentioned above you should frequently moisturize your skin with a high-quality lotion like shea butter lotion or multi-butter lotion. You can also use natural oils on your skin like coconut oil, jojoba oil, or even olive oil. 

If you find that you are still suffering from extremely dry, irritated skin even after taking the steps above you can purchase a pair of cotton or aloe gloves at night. This works best if you moisturize your skin right before bed and sleep with the gloves overnight which will help seal in moisture. 

Why Shea Butter Soap?

Shea butter consists of a variety of fatty acids and also contains vitamins A and E, which are the main contributing moisturizing factors. This soap contains various natural fats including oleic acid and stearic acid which contribute to its moisturizing effects. 

These properties are also anti-inflammatory which is why they are ideal for irritated skin and commonly found in soaps and moisturizers. Instead of buying a product that simply contains shea butter as an ingredient, you should just use a soap that is wholly made of this great moisturizing butter.

Order Ninon Shea Butter Soap Today

 In addition to our shea butter soap, we also sell multi-butter soap which is made of shea butter, cocoa, butter, mango butter, and Vitamin E and African Black Soap. All three of these soaps are ideal for addressing the issue of dry, irritated skin and can be purchased individually or in a Ninon Soap Bundle

How Oregano Oil and Other Natural Oils Can Help Fight Infections

Like many essential and natural oils, oregano oil has many health benefits, which include the ability to fight off infections and prevent cold symptoms from worsening. Oil of oregano can also help treat fungal infections of the feet and nails, making this a great product to have in your home. 

Here are some additional benefits of Oregano Essential Oil as well as some other great oils to keep in your home. 

What is Oregano Oil?

Oregano oil is extracted from the fragrant leaves of an oregano plant. The oil has a high concentration of carvacol and thymol, two phenol chemicals with cleansing properties. Upon approval or recommendation of your physician oregano oil can be taken internally to help support a healthy immune system and healthy digestion and respiratory function. It can also be used in cooking, and even added to cleaning supplies for a deeper clean. It is considered to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-tussive, an expectorant, and a stimulant.

Oregano Oil Uses and Benefits

Cleaning

For a quick and easy all-purpose cleaner, simply add 10 drops of Oregano essential oil into a 16-ounce spray bottle with water. Oregano oil is a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, and this simple spray is great for surfaces and countertops, even natural stone. 

Immune Support

One of the many Oregano oil benefits is that is can help support a healthy immune system (under the approval of your doctor). For many people one drop taken daily can help maintain healthy immune function and even fight against seasonal colds or flu, and help improve respiratory function. The oil can also speed recovery during illness.

Cooking 

Another great use of oregano oil is adding a little flavor to your favorite Italian cuisine. The oil is both spicy and herbaceous and will add the perfect hint of flavor to spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, and more. If you have a recipe that calls for ground oregano, simply replace it with one drop of Oregano essential oil instead. 

Improve Digestion 

Oregano oil can also support healthy digestion by promoting the secretion of digestive juices. When experiencing occasional digestive issues, take Oregano oil internally by diluting a drop in a glass of water or by putting two drops into a veggie capsule.

Help With Skin Infections

When diluted in coconut oil oregano essential oil can be used on skin infections to boost healing. It can address conditions like athletes foot, fungal infections, and even warts. 

Ease Seasonal Allergies

Diluted in a carrier oil, oregano essential oil taken internally can help with allergies.

Oregano essential oil diluted in olive oil can be rubbed on sore muscles and joints for pain relief.

Other Immune Building Natural and Essential Oils

 

Lemon Oil

Lemon is an immune stimulant and has been shown to be useful in treating influenza viruses, E. coli and some Staphylococcus strains. The oil can also help to relieve nausea.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus can help treat the symptoms of colds when applied to the chest and feet. Or it can be added to steam inhalation to help clear congested sinuses. 

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary is another helpful oil for respiratory illness and can be useful in treating bacterial and fungal infections. It also has mild anti-viral properties.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree is an immune stimulant and a very strong anti-septic oil. It has been shown to be effective to treat viral infections of the digestive system.

Clove Oil

Clove Bud is a powerful anti-bacterial and useful for treating bacterial infections that affect the digestive system

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon is probably one of the strongest antibacterial oils, and also has some added anti-fungal properties. It is excellent for adding to cleaning products in small amounts just remember to avoid using it directly on the skin.

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How to Use African Black Soap to Make DIY Shampoo

Our Ninon African black soap bars are incredibly versatile and can be used as more than traditional bar soap. Not only does this soap help to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin and reduce blemishes, but they can be used to ease scalp conditions and soften your hair by turning them into shampoo!

DIY African Black Soap Shampoo Recipe

Making your own do-it-yourself shampoo out of our African Black soap bar is easier than you might think, here are the easy to follow steps:

Step 1

Cut off one-third of the bar of black soap. Use a knife to shave the bar down or use a cheese grater with wide holes and place the broken down bar pieces into a mason jar. Since this soap is soft it should break apart nicely. Keep in mind that the smaller the shavings are the quicker and easier the soap will dissolve in the following steps. 

Step 2

Next pour one cup of warm water over the soap stirring to allow the soap to dissolve. Once it has dissolved let it cool to room temperature. Depending on the consistency you want of the final product you can add more or less water. 

Step 3

Next, you need to add some moisturizer to ensure the African Black soap shampoo doesn’t dry out your hair. We recommend adding 1.5 tablespoons of jojoba oil, ½ of argan oil, 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil. 

If you have very dry hair you can also add a ½ teaspoon of coconut oil

Step 4

Next up is adding in your scents by adding essential oils. You can add 10 drops of a single scent like lavender or mint. Or you can mix scents to create a unique blend. 

Step 5

Once you are satisfied with your consistency and the scent of your shampoo let it sit for at least two hours prior to using. The shampoo will be good for 3 weeks and should be stored in the refrigerator. 

Benefits of African Black Soap On Your Hair

African Black Soap has a lot of benefits to enhance the quality of your hair including making it softer and healthier. Some additional benefits include:

Good for Sensitive Scalps

Many people who suffer from sensitive skin find that their scalps are also sensitive to certain soaps or shampoos.  African Black soap is a great choice for those with sensitive scalps since it is gentle and mild on the skin. It can also help alleviate symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin. African Black Shampoo will stop the itching and also helps in curing skin irritation.

Boosts Hair Growth

African Black Soap can help make hair grow faster and become thicker. It can also help reduce hair loss from those suffering from this condition.

Alleviates Dandruff

Many people suffer from dandruff as traditional shampoos tend to cause build up on the scalp. African Black soap, on the other hand, won’t cause excess build-up and will reduce the symptoms of dandruff. 

Enhances Color Treated Hair

If you have colored hair, African Black soap shampoo can not only make your hair color last longer, but can boost the colors, and make it look even shinier and healthier. 

Works for Any Hair Type

One of the best attributes of African Black soap shampoo is that it works on every hair type. Whether you have curly or straight hair, coarse hair, thick or thin hair it will work for everyone and every type of hair. 

To learn more about the other amazing benefits of African Black soap keep reading here.

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Why You Should Moisturize Your Skin Using Body Oil

When it comes to skincare, body oil is one of the best ways to moisturize. Your skin is the largest organ of the body which means it’s worth using the best possible products on it. While you may typically reach for body lotion to moisturize your skin, body oil is actually a great option. 

Body oil is a great alternative to the body creams for multiple reasons, keep reading to learn more about body oils, and the best way to apply them.

Benefits of Body Oils

While both body lotions and body oils moisturize your skin, body oils offer different benefits than body lotions and often work better in tandem with body lotions. This is especially true in the winter months where your skin is extra dry and you need to take additional steps to lock moisture in. Body oils can help protect your skin barrier and keep it hydrated. Plus they have the added benefit of having anti-aging properties, in addition to their ability to treat scars, stretch marks and acne.

How to Use Body Oil

Body oils are best used when applied right after you get out of the shower. This is the time when your skin is still damp, so if body oil is applied immediately, you’re able to seal in all the moisture your skin needs to keep it supple and nourished all day long.

If you have really dry skin or you find that your skin needs even more hydration, you can also mix a few drops of body oil into your body lotion or apply a layer of body lotion on top of the body oil to lock in the moisture and help it last all day.

You can also try adding a couple of drops of your body oil into your bath which will not only soothe your skin but also give off a calming and relaxing fragrance.

Body oils can also be applied to scars and stretch marks to improve and reduce the appearance of them.

Body Oil Makes Your Skin Feel Great

Body oil leaves your skin feeling soft, supple, and healthy. If you have tried body lotions in the past that left your skin feel tacky or like they had a residue on them you may find you prefer body oils instead.

Body Oil is Concentrated and Long-Lasting

Body lotion moisturizes your skin by mixing oil with water. The water serves two functions: it has a skin-plumping effect that helps the oil absorb quickly into the skin. Since body lotion contains oil, you can use the oil directly on your skin or combine it to get double the moisturizing value.

While it’s best to apply body oil right out of the shower, you can also dampen your skin a bit with a towel and then apply. Applying oil on damp skin ensures that it will last longer and therefore be more effective. Oil helps your skin lock in and retain water, while simultaneously moisturizing your skin.

Body Oil Provides Simple Skin Care

Body oil tends to have simple ingredients you can relax knowing they are not harmful to your skin. Our oils are made of quality ingredients that will nourish your skin, whether you choose to use Vitamin E Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, or Black Seed Oil, you can rest assured that you are using oils rich in vitamins, nutrients, and fatty acids. All of these will have an immediate benefit to your skin.

This is especially good news for those with allergies and/or sensitivities since you know exactly what is in the product and can relax knowing they don’t contain any hidden irritants.

Differences Between Body Lotion and Body Oil

As we mentioned it’s ideal to use body lotion and body oil in tandem, but if you prefer to use only one item on your skin, you should understand the difference between these products. Here are the main differences between body lotion and body oil: 

Body Lotions

  • Body lotions are oil and water that are held together by an emulsifier. If you have sensitive skin or allergies it’s advisable that you read the ingredients to ensure you don’t have a sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
  • Some lotions contain preservatives to prevent bacteria growth.
  • Many lotions contain a fragrance which for some people may cause skin sensitivity. 
  • Ninon body lotions are made of quality ingredients which will not cause skin irritation.

Body Oils

  • Body oils are made of oils alone and no other ingredients.
  • They do not require emulsifiers.
  • They do not contain preservatives as they can’t have bacteria growth. 
  • Body oils contain antioxidants which helps increase shelf life.
  • Most body oils are scented with pure essential oils.
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How to Make Incense Sticks With Essential Oils

Ninon unscented punk stinks are premium quality wood burning sticks that are unscented and uncolored. Since the sticks have no scent they are an ideal option to create your own DIY incense. Should you decide to burn the stick as it is, it will provide a natural wood smell, however, we recommend scenting the incense stick using essential oils. 

Popular DIY Incense Stick Scents

The possibilities for scenting an incense stick is endless and depends on your preferences. Here are some of our favorite custom incense sticks scents:

Wood Scents

Sandalwood, pine, cedar, juniper, pinion pine, juniper, agarwood

Herbal Scents

Sage, thyme, lemongrass, rosemary, star anise

Floral Scents

Lavender, iris, rose, saffron, hibiscus

Spice Scents

Cassia, juniper leaves, lemongrass, lavender, orange powder, patchouli, cinnamon, frankincense

Tree Scents 

Balsam, acacia, amber, copal, hibiscus, myrrh, burgundy pitch,

Test out different scent combinations to see which are your favorite, for example you can try two parts sage and 3 parts sandalwood for a musky scent. Or you can accent a wood scent with a floral scent. Remember to keep a record of the different combinations you’ve tried so you can repeat them in the future.

How to Make Incense Sticks Using Essential Oils

Before you begin, gather all of the supplies you will need to scent your incense sticks. This includes any essential oils you plan to use, a long, thin dish or container that fits the sticks, and a mug to store the sticks overnight. 

When looking at the incense stick, you will be scenting the spongey part of the stick, the wooden part is the end you should hold when dipping the sticks or lighting them. 

You can make as many sticks at once as you’d like, you simply need to adjust how much oil you pour into the dish. Each incense stick will require a total of 20 drops of essential oils. This means if you do a batch of 5 incense sticks, you will need 100 drops of oil. 

Once the oil is in the dish, you should press the incense sticks gently into the oils so it can absorb the scent. Remove the stick or sticks from the dish and place them sponge side down into a mug and let it sit for 24 hours. After 24 hours have passed the incense sticks are ready to be used. 

If you want to ensure the scent of your incense sticks is very strong, you can alternatively let the punk sticks soak overnight and then allow them to sit for 24 hours. 

Order Unscented Punk Sticks Today

Ninon USA offers unscented punk sticks that can be easily scented using essential oils. Our 11” punk sticks come 10,000 pieces per case in 100 sticks x 100 bundles, while our 19” punk sticks come 3000 pieces per case in 30 Sticks x 100 Bundles. To place an order for punk sticks contact us today to learn more.  

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Ways Shea Butter Soap Improves Your Skin’s Health

Shea butter soap is one of the best products you can use on your skin. You may already know about the many benefits of shea butter lotion, but did you know that the soap offers just as many benefits? 

Ninon’s shea butter soap is ideal for those who want to have smoother, healthier skin, but don’t want to expose themselves to products filled with harsh chemicals, parabens, and sulfates. Shea butter soap is void of all of these chemicals offer people a natural way to improve the health of their skin.

Here’s why you should switch to shea butter soap.

Shea Butter Soap Moisturizing

Your skin requires moisture to remain healthy, especially since dry skin is more prone to developing wrinkles. Additionally, unmoisturized skin tends to look dull and can become extremely itchy. 

Shea butter soap is extremely moisturizing and since most of the moisturizing ingredients in this soap are the same ones produced by your body’s sebaceous glands, it is the most ideal way to re-moisturize your skin. 

Shea Butter Soap Helps to Reduce Signs of Aging

Signs of aging is something everyone has to deal with, but instead of turning to products filled with harsh chemicals, or even cosmetic procedures, you should instead use shea butter soap on your skin. The ingredients in shea butter contain ingredients that help stimulate collagen production in your skin, which in turn will help protect your skin against the signs of aging. Collagen helps keep your skin looking firm and tight, however, production slows and eventually stops as you age which can cause your skin to become loose and make you look older. By boosting collagen production in your skin, you can help reverse the signs of aging. 

Shea Butter Soap Reduces Skin Inflammation

Inflammation is another common issue many people have with their skin. Fortunately, shea butter soap has been found to help reduce inflammation, which in turn will give your skin a healthier and more youthful appearance. 

Shea Butter Soap Can Provide Skin Protection

Another lesser-known benefit of shea butter soap is that it can actually provide protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It’s important to use sunscreen daily, even if it’s cloudy out, but the truth is most people neglect this advice. By using shea butter soap regularly you will provide yourself with an added layer of protection on the days you forget to use sunscreen. This is important for your skin’s health since the sun can be extremely damaging to your skin and further signs of aging.

Shea Butter Soap is Healing 

Shea butter is can also help to alleviate symptoms of insect bites, bee stings, rashes, allergic reactions, scars, and stretch marks. The cinnamic acid in shea butter helps to heal the skin and calm skin conditions like acne. It is even ideal to use after exercising to soothe your muscles. 

Shea Butter Soap is Gentle on Your Skin

As mentioned previously shea butter is a great option for everyone because of the many benefits it offers. Plus it’s great for people of all ages and if even gentle enough to use on babies or people who suffer from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. 

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How to Use African Black Soap So You Won’t Dry Out Or Irritate Your Skin

One of the greatest benefits of African black soap is that it is considered safe to use on any skin types. Whether you have dry, oily, normal, combination or even sensitive skin, African Black soap be very extremely beneficial to your skin. 

However, like anything you put on your skin, just because it works for some or most people, don’t mean it will work the same for you. Everyone’s skin will react in a different way depending on both the product and personal skin type. We’ve outlined the best ways to use African Black soap no matter what your skin type is and how to get the most benefits out of this great product.  

Why Ninon African Black Soap

African Black soap from Ninon is made with 100% Natural Pure vegetable oils and no animal byproducts whatsoever. Ours is made of a unique blend of Natural Shea Butter. Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to protect your skin in all kinds of conditions.

The reason for our specific blend is due to the moisturizing effect of natural Shea Butter which helps to protect and heal dry skin conditions like eczema, blemishes, and acne. While the Aloe Vera helps reduce external skin irritations and soothes the skin and Vitamin E Acetate keeps the skin young and healthy-looking.

What It’s Like to Use African Black Soap

If it’s your first time using this soap you might notice that your skin feels dryer and tighter, even if you normally have oily skin. Typically this reaction will only last a week. It is thought to occur in some people because the soap is drawing impurities out of your skin. Once the PH level of your skin balances out the tight, dry feeling will go away.

Some people also find that African Black soap makes their skin tingle, but like the tight, dry feeling this should resolve itself in a week. If you normally have sensitive skin it’s a good idea to test the soap out on a small area of your body to see if you have a reaction. Additionally, those who have a chocolate allergy or are sensitive to caffeine may also experience a reaction to this soap.

African Black Soap for Dry Skin 

Since our black soap includes shea butter, it will greatly benefit those who suffer from dry, itchy skin. However, if you find that your skin is still feeling dry after you can try using less since a little bit of soap goes a long way here. 

It’s also important to use moisturizer after showering or bathing, especially if you have dry and during winter months.

African Black Soap for Oily Skin 

African black soap is great for both oily and acne-prone skin. The reason for this is that it is extremely efficient for deep pore cleansing because of its natural exfoliating qualities. Even if you have oily skin it’s recommended that you moisturize afterward with a non-comedogenic product.

Ways to Use African Black Soap

As Your Regular Body Soap

African Black Soap is excellent to use as your normal everyday body, face, and hand soap. In fact, many people choose to replace their old soap for Ninon’s African Black Soap. 

To Make Homemade Body Wash

If you prefer body wash over bar soap you can dissolve the soap in purified water and use it as a body wash. All you need to do is allow it to soak long enough that it liquefies. Then store it in a bottle with a pump. 

As an Exfoliant

African black soap is often used as a deep cleanser due to its exfoliating properties. If you want to use it this way, just be sure not to rub too hard to avoid irritating your skin. 

To Make Homemade Body Scrub

To make a homemade body scrub with African Black soap simply mix black soap with brown or white sugar and use it as a scrub. Simply dissolve the soap the same way you should for making body wash and add the sugar. Be sure to shake the bottle or stir the container before each use.  

Storing African Black Soap

In order to ensure you get the most life out of your African black soap it’s important to make sure you’re storing it properly. Since African black soap contains a high amount of glycerin the soap can soften and slowly disintegrate if left exposed. 

For this reason, it’s important not to allow it to sit in a puddle after use. Be sure to keep it dry in order to prevent it from dissolving. Storing the bar on a wooden soap dish is recommended.

It’s also important to understand the African Black Soap can develop a thin white-colored film when exposed to the air. This is not mold and does not affect the quality of your soap. 

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The Best Essential Oils for Summer

Summer is a great season to practice self-care and that includes choosing the right essential oils to make your summer better than ever. Whether you’re spending time outside at the beach or by the pool, camping, barbequing, or doing any other outdoor activity, the right oils will help you get the most benefits from the sun during the summer.  Essential oils can also protect your skin and hair from damage, ward off pesky insects, and even help you beat the heat. 

Here are our essential oil must-haves for summer.

The Best Essential Oils for Your Skin

Protecting your skin during the summer is especially important, which is why you should always take the precaution of using sunscreen anytime you’re outside. For post-outdoors times, essential oils can help replenish your skin and protect it from sun damage. Here are some of our favorite recipes for skincare:

Post Skin Exfoliation Scrub

You can make an after sun exfoliation serum to help reverse sun damage by mixing 1 tablespoon each of jojoba oil, honey and fresh-squeezed lemon juice with a third cup of sugar and 4 drops of lemon essential oil. Apply this scrub to your face at night and massage into your skin for about a minute. Then rinse off and use your nightly moisturizer as usual. 

Hydrating Face Mask

To make this face mix ¼ cup aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 3 drops myrrh essential oil. Apply the mix to your face and wear for 10 minutes before rinsing off. 

Fruity Scented Body Balm

Since prolonged sun exposure can be damaging to your skin, moisturizing with body balm is recommended to protect your skin. To make your own body balm add 3 drops each of geranium natural oil and grapefruit essential to Ninon Multi-Butter lotion and apply to your skin for a healthy dose of hydration.

If you have a favorite lotion you already use you can also add a few drops to the lotion to create a new scent or add scent if it is an unscented body lotion. 

Oils for Your Hair

The summer months can be harsh on your hair between the sun, salt from ocean and chlorine and other pool chemicals, which is why we’ve come up with some great treatments to help care for your hair in the summer. 

Soothing Scalp Treatment

To create a soothing post-sun scalp treatment add 1 drop each of bergamot oil and eucalyptus natural oil to your current shampoo. Rub the shampoo thoroughly into your scalp to eliminate unwanted buildup provide a cooling sensation.

Mermaid Hair Spray

Adding three drops each of rosemary oil, lavender oil and cedarwood essential oils to a small spray bottle filled with water for a refreshing post-water mist for your hair.

Anti-Frizz Serum

By adding a few drops of geranium oil to your favorite anti-frizz serum you’ll not only ward off frizzy hair but also fight humidity and detangle your hair with this amazing oil. 

Oils for Dealing With the Heat

Essential oils can become your secret weapon for dealing with hot, humid summers. By adding peppermint oil and a carrier oil like argan oil to a roll-on bottle you’ll have an on-the-go refreshing roll-on that will cool you down when the sun starts to become unbearable. 

You can also add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a damp washcloth and stick it in the freezer for 15 minutes and wear it around your neck for a refreshing way to cool yourself down quickly.

Oils for Keeping the Bugs Away

Bugs, especially mosquitos are a big annoyance in the summer months. But here’s the good news! By mixing ten drops each of citronella oil, lemongrass oil and lime oil in a water bottle filled with water you will have a blend that can be sprayed on your furniture, deck, and outdoor areas to fight off bugs. You can also add three drops each of those same oils to a roll-on bottle filled with a carrier oil to make a bug repellant that can be used on your skin.

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What is a Perfume Atomizer and Why Do I Need One?

Perfume atomizers or sprayers make applying perfume both convenient and easy. It also helps to reduce waste and mess by only applying a light misting of fragrance exactly where you want it. These sprayers work better than traditional perfume bottles because they only spray perfume in the spot you want, rather than the surrounding areas.

They are ideal because they are small and very portable making it easy to stick in your purse or take with you when traveling. 

Benefits of Perfume Atomizers

Perfume atomizer bottles allow the user to apply the product with better control and less mess. Perfume oils or essential oils can become messy when applying them with your fingers and can get on your clothing or other surfaces. An atomizer, which is attached directly to the bottle, prevents spoilage and evaporation of expensive perfumes. 

Another benefit is that atomizers are perfect for strong perfumes and fragrances since they enable you to spray a very small amount. 

Using an atomizer also enables you to create your own custom scent. Whether you are using essential oils or fragrance oils you can mix and match to make a perfume that is perfectly suited to you.

How Do Perfume Atomizers Work?

Classic fragrance atomizers used a squeeze bulb to store air that moved quickly over the feeder tube when squeezed. The bulb had two one-way valves located at either end. When the bulb was depressed, the valve leading into the tube is forced open by air pressure while the valve leading to the outside is pulled closed. Once the bulb is released, the rubber inside returns it to its original shape, closing the valve leading to the tube, and opening the valve to the outside so that air can refill the bulb.

Today, atomizers have a bottle with a tube that is connected to a nozzle. When the nozzle is engaged or pressed, it releases a small amount of spray through it. Atomizers mix oxygen and liquid perfume to create a fine mist, enabling you to release a small amount of perfume. When the airflow pulls some of the liquid out of the reservoir and mixes it with the airflow, the liquid breaks up into drops suspended in the air, each of which has the same ratio of oil, alcohol, and water.

How to Fill a Perfume Atomizer?

Filling a perfume atomizer is easy! All you need to do is remove the nozzle and tube; then pour the perfume into the atomizer bottle. After you’ve filled up the bottle, you simply have to place the cap back onto the bottle and it’s ready to use! 

Ninon USA Atomizers and Sprayers

Ninon atomizers come in a variety of styles and sizes depending on your needs and preference. Our 15ml purse spray/atomizer comes in either silver or gold. We also offer larger atomizers with our  1/2 Oz Round Shape Bottle with Spray or our 1 Oz Diamond Shape Bottle with Spray

To learn more about our atomizers, or to place an order, contact us today.

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Tips for Mixing Shea Butter with Essential Oils

You may already be familiar with the many benefits of using shea butter. If you aren’t, you can learn more about the health and wellness benefits of using shea butter here. Mixing Ninon shea butter with essential oils will only help to increase the benefits of this great body butter.

The Amazing Benefits of Shea Butter and Essential Oils

On its own, shea butter is an amazing moisturizer for your skin, and can also help to address the symptoms of conditions like rosacea, acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Essential oils are concentrated essences of pure plant material, which provide antioxidants and other compounds that can heal the skin. By adding quality essential oils to the shea butter you now have two amazing properties that can improve your skin care routine and overall health of your skin.

Why You Should Mix Shea Butter with Essential Oils

In addition to the benefits listed above, there are many other reasons you should consider mixing shea butter with oils. These include:

  • You Dislike the Smell – While some people may not mind the nutty smell of raw shea butter, others may want to mask the raw smell, which you may feel is off-putting. Refined shea butter, on the other hand, is deodorized and bleached, so it has no smell at all. Essential oils can enhance your shea butter by adding different exciting scents.
  • Using shea butter as a carrier – Since essential oils are highly concentrated, they typically need to be diluted with a carrier oil or butter before being applied to the skin. Shea butter is a great choice to use as a carrier in order to dilute the potency of essential oils.
  • To make your own beauty products – Mixing shea butter with essential oils can enable you to make great products like acne cream, anti-aging cream, or even massage cream.

The Best Essential Oils to Blend with Shea Butter

Now that you know more about the benefits of mixing essential oils with shea butter, let’s look at some great essential oils you can use and how it will benefit you. When mixing essential oils in shea butter you should add drops of oil for every one tablespoon of shea butter.

  • Tea Tree Oil – This is one of the best essential oils to mix with shea butter. By adding some tree oil to shea butter you’ll be able to make a great acne cream.
  • Rosemary Essential Oil – This earthy scented oil is excellent for making hair masks, and hair conditioner and shampoo.
  • Frankincense Oil – This combination makes a highly beneficial anti-aging cream. It can also be used on facial and bodily skin to fight off wrinkles, fight warts, hyperpigmentation, reduce scarring and even helps manage acne.
  • Lemongrass Oil – This combination creates a high-quality massage cream that will feel great on your skin and smell amazing too.  This oil is also perfect for treating sore, tired muscles, and can help to relieve muscle pulls, strains, and stiffness. Another benefit is it can help to treat skin conditions like acne, blemishes, and scarring.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – This well known essential oil has calming and healing properties. Due to the highly antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic aspects of this oil, it is great for treating acne. Since lavender oil on its own can dry out the skin, mixing it with shea butter is ideal.
  • Geranium Essential Oil – As one of the more popular oils to mix wth shea butters, geranium oil can assist with everything from premature aging to hormonal acne to preventing sun damage, inflammation, and puffiness.

If there is a favorite essential oil of yours that did not make it on this list, you can also use that when creating your blend. Don’t be afraid to get creative and even trying mixing some scents together to create a custom blend.

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