Super Eight: Shea Nerium Moringa Skin Creme is Here!

Super Eight: Shea Nerium Moringa Skin Creme is my super hero! It has eight times the nerium oleander as our original product, Shea Nerium Skin Creme, plus the amazing moringa oil. Moringa oil is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, copper and calcium, which are all beneficial for healthy skin. The power antioxidants found in moringa oil, combined with its high oleic acid content of more than 70%, allow moringa oil to bring its vital nutrients into facial tissue and strengthen the overall health of skin cells.

All Menrva’s Kiss products are organic, cruelty free and hand-crafted with great care. We package in glass to avoid chemical residue from plastic.

 

Moringa! A new ingredient for Menrva’s Kiss

We are very excited about developing a Menrva’s Kiss product that includes Moringa as an ingredient. Moringa has been called the Tree of Life and all parts of it are used as a nutritive and healing source. While it is native to India, Niger and Arabic countries, we now have people cultivating it in Florida, Arizona and California.

While I have been taking Moringa internally and am very happy with the results (literally as it boosts the seratin in our brains), the Menrva’s Kiss mixture I made with added Moringa oil is incredible. The Moringa oil is full of zeatin, a cytokinin that has potent antiaging and protective effects, antioxiant properties, helps heal scars and helps photo damaged skin. After using my new mixture on my face and as an all-over body cream I am thrilled!

We will have the Moringa product available on our website within the next three weeks, as well as the Super 8 Shea Nerium Skin Creme that has eight times the nerium as our original Menrva’s Kiss.

Aloe Vera as a Facial Cleanser

It started innocently, my daughter and I both had good luck with a facial product that was 80 percent aloe vera. Good news for two women that have sensitive skin and are prone to break-outs. That morphed into me using straight aloe vera juice to wash my face, a practice I have enjoyed for about ten years now. Why spend lots of money on expensive facial products when we have the wonderful aloe vera juice that is organic and helps heal the skin while we wash?

I keep a small plastic bottle in the bathroom, put two to three drops of tea tree oil in it for a preservative and then fill it with aloe vera juice. In the evening I rub it into my face, rinse and then repeat the process. Then I apply a layer on my face before applying my Menrva’s Kiss. I tend to put the Menrva’s Kiss on heavy and blot off the excess, but many people apply it sparingly and have just as good of results. Sometimes I leave the heavy layer on for a couple of minutes before blotting off the excess.

When in the bath I apply a layer of aloe vera juice on my face, leave it sit for a few moments and the scrape my facial skin with my fingernails for exfoliation and I repeat two more times for a total of three applications. Of course, you could use some sort of facial exfoliation device rather than your fingernails. I keep my nails short and this works for me.

After bathing, I apply aloe vera juice over my entire body and then apply Menrva’s Kiss. Usually, I use the Super Shea Nerium Skin Creme on my body and the Super 8 Shea Nerium Skin Creme on my face. Using Menrva’s Kiss as an all-over body cream has worked marvelously for me. My skin is very soft, scars have faded and the small ones disappeared and my twenty-eight year old stretch marks faded. While you can still see the stretch marks you sort of have to look for them now.

Due to having Lyme Disease I try to live as organically and chemically free as possible. That is what led me to create an organic skin care product that includes nerium oleander. If I’m not careful with exposure I get migraines, but found that if I drink large quantities of aloe vera juice the migraine will almost always go away.

Trying to keep it fantastic, but simple here! Hope you like your Menrva’s Kiss as much as I do.

Organic Shea Butter Benefits

So happy to find this YouTube video that describes the many benefits of shea butter. This is why we chose shea butter as the base for shea nerium skin cream!

 

Organic Shea Butter for Our Beautiful Skin

Thanks to this video we have great information about organic shea butter, the base element of Menrva’s Kiss Shea Nerium Skin Creams.

 

Testing Super 8 Shea Nerium Skin Creme

Super 8 Shea Nerium Skin Creme has eight times the nerium than the original Shea Nerium Skin Creme and twice the nerium of the Super Shea Nerium Skin Creme! I have been using it on my face for about a month now and am delighted! Some acne scars vanished and others faded, that was big. The first time I used it my skin tingled and I’m fairly sure I won’t be producing a stronger mix than the Super 8. So far, it hasn’t been too strong for my skin, no reactions, and my skin is ridiculously sensitive. If this new round of testing goes well than we will be launching Menrva’s Kiss Super 8 Shea Nerium Skin Creme around the middle of May.

The Super 8 version of Menrva’s Kiss is expensive to make and we’re thinking it will be around $50 for a four ounce jar. Bear in mind that you receive four ounces of product, check the labels on some of your face creams and you might be surprised at how much product you receive. Due to the expense in production Super 8 Shea Nerium Skin Creme will only be available on our website.

Insulin Resistance

You know those mystery symptoms that plague us and often women more than men? It could be the results of insulin resistance. What many people don’t understand is that insulin is a hormone. The typical American diet sends our blood sugar up and down as it is a high glycemic diet. That means our system is flooded with sugar that the body doesn’t know what to do with, so it stores it as fat and because the brain didn’t get the energy it needed you feel tired and then eat more sugar. Up and down with the blood sugar, meanwhile your insulin is all over the place, you’re tired and gaining weight. I don’t have the most scientific mind so this is the simplified version.

The diet to keep your blood sugar level is fairly simple, that’s the good news. It is contrary to the diet most American’s follow and that is the bad and good news both. In the beginning it may be very difficult to change your diet as you feel like you are giving up all the good foods you are used to eating. After a few weeks you will feel so much better and also find new foods to replace the ones you miss and it will get easier. Now, I couldn’t go back to eating ‘normal’ as the foods are unappealing to me.

About 20 years ago I found the Zone Diet by Barry Sears and it changed my life. When I started the diet my hands were so weak and painful it was difficult to hold onto the steering wheel of my car and slept in a hand brace. One week after starting the diet my pain was gone. Now, years later I understand the pain was due to inflammation and following the Zone Diet freed me. The diet also mellowed out my hormones and made me easier to live with.

Here is the link to an article on insulin resistance:

http://www.womentowomen.com/insulin-resistance/what-is-insulin-resistance/

I have read many articles along this line and I keep migrating back to following the Zone Diet. The first book is hard to follow, but Barry Sears wrote more than one and all of the others are more understandable.

According to Wikipedia the symptoms for insulin resistance are:

  1. Brain fogginess and inability to focus.
  2. High blood sugar.
  3. Intestinal bloating – most intestinal gas is produced from carbohydrates in the diet, mostly those that humans cannot digest and absorb.
  4. Sleepiness, especially after meals.
  5. Weight gain, fat storage, difficulty losing weight – for most people, excess weight is from high fat storage; the fat in IR is generally stored in and around abdominal organs in both males and females. It is currently suspected that hormones produced in that fat are a precipitating cause of insulin resistance.
  6. Increased blood triglyceride levels.
  7. Increased blood pressure. Many people with hypertension are either diabetic or pre-diabetic and have elevated insulin levels due to insulin resistance. One of insulin’s effects is to control arterial wall tension throughout the body.
  8. Increased pro-inflammatory cytokines associated with cardiovascular disease.
  9. Depression. Due to the deranged metabolism resulting from insulin resistance, psychological effects, including depression, are not uncommon.
  10. Acanthosis nigricans.
  11. Increased hunger.

Here is a link to their article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin_resistance

In addition to changing your diet it is important to practice meditation or relaxation. Stress produces cortisol and that makes the insulin resistance worse.

 

Menrva’s Kiss for the Face and Full Body

Beautiful skin should not stop with your face and Menrva’s Kiss is priced economically so you are able to use it as an all over body creme. I apply Super Menrva’s Kiss on my face morning and night and also over my entire body after bathing.

For the face: First I wash with aloe vera, the same aloe vera juice that I drink daily. After applying aloe vera to my face and rinsing twice I apply the aloe vera juice once more and leave it on my skin. With my skin damp from aloe vera I follow with the Menrva’s Kiss Super Shea Nerium Skin Creme. The same procedure could be used with Menrva’s Kiss Shea Nerium Skin Creme. Usually, I pat off the excess with a towel. If I don’t my skin feels too greasy. My friend washes with aloe vera and follows with a much smaller amount of Menrva’s Kiss and he’s having great results. I’m probably using more than I need to.

For the whole body: Ahh… talk about luxury and at such an economical price. I love what Menrva’s Kiss is doing for my skin, face and body! My skin is very soft and that includes my feet and the dreaded heel area. I love how it has evened out my skin tone and is fading scars and 28 year old stretch marks. Some small scars have vanished (as have acne scars on my face). The really cool things is, my skin felt softer right away.

After I bath I splash the aloe vera juice on my entire body and then apply a thin layer of Menrva’s Kiss Super Shea Nerium Skin Creme (same procedure for Menrva’s Kiss Shea Nerium Skin Creme). Problem areas get the creme first and I spread out from there. For me that means my knees, feet and the skin near my underarms that used to look wrinkly. Again, if I spread it on too thick I blot my skin lightly with a towel before dressing. Also, I’m careful not to get it in my hair or it will look greasy. That gets me thinking though and I will soon see how Menrva’s Kiss works as a hair treatment.

If I’m careful a jar will last me a month for my face and body both. If I’m really spreading it on thick then I need a refill after three weeks.

Aloe vera will go bad if left out of the refrigerator for too long, so I keep a small bottle in the bath that has a two or three day supply in it. So far I haven’t had a problem with it spoiling.

By the way, I used to get chronic migraines until I began drinking a gallon of aloe vera juice a week. After one week the migraines became headaches and three weeks later no migraines or headaches. If I feel one coming on I drink a huge glass of aloe vera juice. After six years of chronic migraines I am beyond happy to have discovered such a simple cure. Between aloe vera juice and taking food grade diatomaceos earth twice a day my lyme disease symptoms have vanished. Most feed stores have food grade diatomaceos earth (I pay $0.99 a pound for mine).

Enjoy your Menrva’s Kiss!

Coconut Oil: A Miracle in Your Diet

Coconut Oil for Health

Not only is coconut oil a vital ingredient in Menrva’s Kiss: Shea Nerium Skin Creme, but it is an extremely important addition to any diet. There is a magical element in coconut oil, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), that is also present in breast milk.

According to Bruce Fife, ND:

One such food is so powerful that I have seen it clear up flu symptoms almost overnight, stop bladder infections, remove precancerous skin lesions, bring quick relief from Crohn’s disease, heal chronic psoriasis, and improve symptoms associated with hypoglycemia, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and chronic fatigue, among others. Medical researchers are now using it in the fight against AIDS.

Follow this link to read his article about coconut oil:

http://www.ofspirit.com/brucefife1.htm

 Coconut Oil for Alzheimers

The MCTs in coconut oil have been shown to help Alzheimer patients. Sometimes there is improvement shortly after consuming two to three tablespoons of coconut oil.

According to an article written by Brian Shilhavy:

Another major advantage the saturated fat of coconut oil provides is its ability to provide the brain with an alternate source of energy in ketones. Ketones are high energy fuels that nourish the brain. Our body can produce ketones from stored fat while fasting or in starvation, but they can also be produced by converting medium chain fatty acids in certain foods. Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of these medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). A study done in 2004 took MCTs from coconut oil and put them into a drink that was given to Alzheimer’s patients while a control group took a placebo.5 They observed significant increases in levels of the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate (beta-OHB) 90 minutes after treatment when cognitive tests were administered. Higher ketone values were associated with greater improvement in paragraph recall with MCT treatment relative to placebo across all subjects.

Follow this link to read his article about coconut oil and the treatment of Alheimers:

http://coconutoil.com/coconut-oil-alzheimers/