It's common knowledge that what you eat affects how your body functions. What most people don't think about is how what you put on your skin also affects your health.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Some of the major functions include protects organs/body from viruses and bacteria sitting on outer layer of the skin, detox (about 20% of emotional & physical detox), keep our skeletal system in tact, helps regulate temperature, protects our vital organs, and more.
It used to be our skin wouldn't let the synthetics, harsh chemicals, toxins, etc into it. It's one of the main functions to protect the body and internal organs against toxins. However, with the of penetration enhancers, the game has changed. A commonly used penetration enhancer is Propylene glycol.
Since the creation of climbOn Bar in 1996, we are committed to educate, inspire and motivate with our words and our products.
We use food grade ingredients in our products, not cosmetic grade, not naturally derived, not synthetic. What?!?! you ask?
I understand how confusing this may sound. I answer this question hundreds of times each year. Here's an example that may help.
If you have a fruit tree in your back yard, each year it bares fruit. Each year, depending upon the number of days of cool weather, sunshine, water, any fertilizer added, etc. the tree may produce fewer or more fruit, but it IS actual fruit and they are all slightly different than each other on the same tree as well as, different from the crop from last year. Right?
The Texas floods have been devastating not only for our hometown of Wimberley but much of central Texas. Not long after the floods we saw one of our favorite local resturants in Wimberely reach out to help and we weren't exactly what we could contribute as a business to the flood relief efforts.
White, bleached, refined beeswax, doesn’t do much for us. However, slightly filtered, yellow, organic beeswax is known mostly for its conditioning properties. Yet, it has a number of benefits for the skin, including an anti-inflammatory action that helps to calm and soothe. Check it out!
When you have the flu, you have "fluids" coming out from your body. Whether you ride a bike long distances, are an endurance athlete, etc., it's the same thing. What to do. You can use the commercial sugar drinks. However, here's what I used and continued to use whether it's recovering from a virus where I've been throwing my guts up, or during & after a century bike ride. This formula uses nature's ingredients that help our body rather than the sugar and commercial electrolytes that are on the market. I've found great results and very quickly, in the way I feel during and after.
Happy Spring Everyone!
Each season we experience changes in weather, pollinating insects, heat, cold, water, etc. I'm moved to write this blog because we just received new shipment of pure, yellow beeswax. It has a warm, honey smell. This time the color is dark yellow. (and that's just ONE of the ingredient we use)
Team SKINourishment Athlete Amanda Allen will be in town with us from October 17 through 20, 2014.
Climbing Hand Care and 10 Things I Hate About climbOn Bar and Creme by Guest Contributor Jeline Guiles
As a female climber, hand care is essential. Call me high maintenance, but when the palms of my hands sound like sandpaper when rubbed on a t-shirt, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!
So what does my hand care routine consist of, you ask? First, I make sure to wash off all the chalk from my hands after I'm done climbing. Sometimes this takes a couple of times (with soap) to get all the chalk off. The chalk residue will continue to dry out your hands if you don't get it all, so be sure to wash your hands as many times as it takes. Then, I slap on some climbOn! creme as a moisturizer. If I'm going to bed, I use the climbOn! bar because it seems to stay on longer, helping the skin repair quicker.
Cross Training Hand Care
Let us get real for a moment; lifting and gymnastics are hardcore. As with any heavy duty workout; it will take awhile for the hands to toughen. Therefore, in the meantime you might experience torn or flayed skin. Also, even seasoned Cross Trainers might on a rare occasion end up with bloodied hands because of the intensity of the workout, et cetera. However, have no fear because the solution is quite simple.
Coffee In the Wilderness By Guest Contributor Michael Restivo
The Bialetti is an Italian icon. It’s the iconic metal pot that has a revered place in pop culture. The Bialetti is unique in the fact that the pressure is pushed up from under the pot, resulting in a creamier, thicker, and more caffeine rich blend than drip coffee. The Bialetti breaks into three parts, the bottom pot, the middle filter and the top chamber so it’s very easy to break and stow away. To use, the bottom pot gets filled with water while the coffee grinds are inserted onto the middle filter and then set between the water and the screwed on top chamber. As the water heats up over the fire, the pressure pushes upwards through the beans, and only the pure essence of the coffee flows off the top. The Bialetti can make coffee in different ways, those who like theirs creamier take their pot off sooner while others can opt for the “Americano” style, the thick espresso with a splash of water over the top.
The outdoor industry is creating products that make campsite coffee tastier, easier to make, and easily transportable.