Black Friday to Cyber Monday Skin Care Sale 2017

Happy Holidays!!!

Need to grab those last minute stocking stuffers? Need a gift for the Secret Santa at work? Not sure what to get for that friend who has everything? Check out the sweet deals on 100% natural skin care, just right for the season. Shop now to get 10% off everything during our Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale. Sale ends midnight Monday November 28th, 2017.

Holiday Skin Care Sets Just in Time For The Holidays

If you are looking for some of the best gift ideas of the season, look no further. Willow Creek Springs has packaged up some holiday cheer with limited edition handmade skin care gift sets for 2017. Each set includes a scrub, an original formula cream and a lip quench in either Coconut or Peppermint. The Coconut Gift Set is labeled with festive reindeer with a Merry Christmas message. The Peppermint Gift Set is labeled with a frosty snowman with a Happy Holidays message. These 100% natural products will restore moisture and balance to your skin in these dry winter months.

For best results, start with a moisturizing sugar scrub. Pat dry and apply the original formula cream to any remaining rough spots on the elbows and knees. Top it off with the fresh silky feeling of Willow Creek Springs Lip Quench.

This sweet set is gift ready! Great for stocking stuffers, work gifts, gift exchanges and family gifts.

Original Formula Creams and Lotions Are In Stock!

We’re back baby!

Original formula lotions and creams are in the house!!!

Now is your chance to grab some of the best 100% natural handmade skin care products available. Apply liberally to quench and soothe your dry skin and enjoy the bonus aromatherapy. These sought-after original formula creams and lotions have always been in demand but we made each batch as needed for ultimate freshness causing a long wait time for delivery. We’ve upgraded our refrigerated storage and bulked up on supplies so that we can regularly offer these customer favorites. If you’ve been missing out on your Citrus Mint Lotion or your Rosemary Lemon Cream, order them now for standard delivery. Plenty of time for Christmas Gifts!

Original Formula Skin Creams

Original Formula Skin Lotions

Tips to Make Winter Easier on Your Lawn and Garden

Tips to Make Winter Easier on Your Lawn and Garden

Photo by Angie Spratt at Unsplash

 

The great thing about lawns is that you don’t have to mow them year-round. Once the fall hits, you can slow down and eventually stop. But before you put the mower away for good, you have a little bit of maintenance to do to get your yard and garden ready for the winter.

 

Lawn Tips

 

The following are some tips for getting your lawn ready for winter.

 

Remove the leaves

 

Rake or blow your leaves into piles, then toss them onto your compost pile. Those leaves, along with the other waste you throw into the compost, will become rich, beautiful soil to grow your flowers and veggies next summer. If you leave the leaves on the grass, they’ll block out light and trap in moisture, which will kill your lawn.

 

Keep mowing until the lawn stops growing

 

On your last mow, lower the blade so you give the lawn an extra-shortcut, allowing sun and nutrients to get to your lawn’s roots.

 

Give your lawn some air

 

You can buy or rent an aeration machine to give your lawn’s roots more of a chance to get what they need. You should do this once every couple of years because grass and debris get compacted in the lawn and make it difficult for your grass to be healthy.

Give it some food

 

Fertilizing makes sure that your lawn gets all the nutrients it needs. Fertilizer has three numbers on it, indicating what nutrient levels it has (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium). Consider a late-fall application of a slow-release granular 24-0-10. The heavy nitrogen content will encourage root growth and aid in drought resistance, which will help your lawn make it through winter.

 

Seed it

 

Add grass seed in the fall to help thicken up your lawn and discourage weeds. Of course, add the seed to bare patches, too.

 

Garden Tips

 

Your garden needs some love as well. The following are some tips that will help keep your garden safe in the winter so that it thrives in the spring.

 

Give everything some water

 

Unless your fall has been particularly rainy, your plants will benefit from a nice dousing. Trees in particular need extra water to make it through the winter.

 

Plant your bulbs

 

Fall is the time to get bulbs, such as daffodils, Siberian squill, and fritillaria in the ground. Dig up and store your summer bulbs, such as dahlias, cannas, caladiums, callas, and other tender bulbs. Put them in peat moss or sand in a cool spot indoors for the winter.

 

Plant shrubs or evergreens

 

If you’re planning to plant these, now is the time. Early fall gives them enough of a chance to take hold before winter.

 

Get a pH test

 

Test your soil’s pH levels before you fertilize so you can choose a more accurate fertilizer level. You can add lime to your soil if needed.

 

Clean up

 

Remove brush, downed branches, and other debris from the lawn and garden. Put debris and dead plants into your compost pile.

 

Cut back and divide perennials

 

Divide your perennials if they have overgrown their space, and replant them elsewhere in your garden or give them away to friends and neighbors. Add sticks next to them, so that when they die back, you’ll know not to plant over them.

 

Plan for next year

 

Make a list of what worked well in your garden and what didn’t. If you planted a vegetable that didn’t yield well, explore why. If you don’t want to bother next year, write it down. You likely won’t remember all these details come springtime.

 

Add a layer of mulch

 

First, pull weeds and add a layer of compost. Then add a thin layer of mulch. Once the soil freezes, add another layer of mulch. If you make the mulch too thick too early, underground pests won’t die off in the winter.

 

With these simple chores, your lawn and garden will weather the seasons well and be ready to burst forth in the spring.

Natural Hemp SPF Sun Salve for Healthy Summer Skin

Natural Hemp SPF Sun Salve is important for Healthy Summer Skin. Skin cancer is now the most common type of cancer in the United States and in most first world nations. In the U.S. alone, more than one million new cases of skin cancer are expected in 2009.

With growing awareness of the importance of being smart about sun exposure, why is it that skin cancer is on the rise?

Part of the answer to this question likely lies in the growing trends of eating heavily processed foods and failing to acquire restful sleep. How well we treat our body will impact it’s susceptibility to illness and disease.

Another part of the answer may involve the potentially harmful chemicals that are found in many commercial sunscreen. It’s true – some sunscreen lotions may be contributing to the development of skin cancers that they are intended to protect against. This information is supported by studies that indicate that the greatest rise in melanoma has occurred in nations where chemical sunscreens are heavily promoted and used.

 

Healthy Summer Skin

 

Organizations like The Environmental Working Group have identified the following common sunscreen ingredients as being potentially harmful to human health:

  • PABA
  • Octocrylene
  • Homosalate
  • Octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC)
  • Benzophenone-3
  • 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC)

If you’ve been using a sunscreen or sunblock product that contains one or more of these ingredients, there’s no need to panic; the potential dangers that are associated with use of these ingredients are still being studied. But it’s clear when we put natural foods in our body, it performs better so it’s more than logical to apply the same concept to our skin if we’d like to live a truly chemical-free lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Regardless, it is prudent to be aware that sunscreen products that contain any of the ingredients above are not the safest and healthiest choices to protect you against sunburn and sunlight-induced skin damage.

The vast majority of synthetic chemicals found in sunscreen lotions can potentially damage your skin by increasing the number of free radicals that are generated throughout the many layers of your skin. Take, for example, octocrylene – a clear, odorless, and slightly oily compound that is found in many brands of sunscreen. When applied to your skin, octocrylene can seep into the lower layers of your skin, where it can interact with ultraviolet rays from the sun, resulting in free radical production. Why risk it?

Free radicals have the potential to damage the DNA found in your cells, and if allowed to create ongoing damage, can contribute to the development of skin cancer. Keep in mind that you’re exposed to free radicals just about every moment of every day from the foods that you eat. Also, all of your cells actually produce free radicals on a regular basis, partly to help defend you against toxins, waste products, and microorganisms. But you definitely don’t want to expose your body to unnecessary helpings of free radicals via sunscreens that are loaded with synthetic ingredients.

So What Should You Do To Protect Yourself Against Sunburn and Sun-Related Skin Damage?

 

Healthy Summer Skin

 

1. Be aware that getting some sunlight on your skin can be immensely helpful to your health, mainly because UV-B rays in sunlight convert cholesterol found in your skin into vitamin D.

And ensuring you have adequate vitamin D is essential to experiencing optimal health; every organ system in your body requires an adequate vitamin D level to function properly.

Today, vitamin D deficiency is actually one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in developed nations, most likely because the general public has been taught to be afraid of the sun.

The key to using sunlight to promote optimal vitamin D status is to be mindful of not getting burned. When your body has enough vitamin D to fuel its needs, it shuts off the mechanism that allows UV-B rays to convert cholesterol to vitamin D, so relying on healthy exposure to sunlight is actually the very best way to ensure a healthy vitamin D level.

2. When you’re out and about and the sun is strong enough to cause you to burn, make good use of clothing and a hat that provide protection against UV rays. A good UV-hat, long sleeve shirt, and light pants go a long way in protecting your skin against sun-related damage.

3. Try to limit the amount of time you spend outdoors on extremely hot days and when the sun feels hottest – usually between 11 am and 2 or 3 pm.

4. When you have to be out in conditions that can cause a sunburn and you can’t rely on clothing and natural shade to protect your skin, use a natural sunscreen that relies on natural physical (not chemical) blockers and other all-natural ingredients to protect your skin against sun damage.


The natural sunscreen ingredients that we use on our Hemp SPF Sun Salve include:

Red Raspberry Seed Oil – is an excellent source of naturally occurring antioxidants, and is thought to help protect skin cells against sunlight-induced damage but it also helps regenerate skin cells from sun damage. SPF 28

Shea Butter – is a highly effective, plant-based skin moisturizer. SPF 3 – 6

Coconut Oil – is rich in healthy fatty acids that having soothing and moisturizing properties; coconut oil by itself is a highly recommended full body moisturizer. SPF 2 – 8

Carrot Seed Oil – is a plant-based oil that helps skin cells to repair themselves from sunlight-induced damage. SPF 38

Hemp Seed Oil – easily absorbed by the skin to provide the essential fatty and essential amino acids as well as other nutrients needed for proper keratin formation. SPF 6

Almond Oil – is rich in vitamin E that rejuvenate the skin and act as antioxidant and protects cells and membranes of the skin. SPF 5

Olive Oil – is rich in antioxidants and well-known skin moisturizing benefits. SPF 2-8

Zinc Oxide – mineral compound that can be found in nature and acts as physical blocker to prevent UV-A and UV-B rays from damaging the skin.

Together, all of the natural ingredients in all-natural sunscreen combine to form a water-resistant and highly effective sunblock that’s safe to use on kids and adults alike.

 

Healthy Summer Skin

The Bottom Line

So long as you don’t get burned, it’s good for you to get some sunlight exposure on your skin.

When circumstances require that you stay outdoors for an extended period of time, your best first line of defense against sun-related skin damage is a hat with a wide brim, appropriate clothing, and shade if available.

Whenever you need extra protection against potentially damaging UV-A and UV-B rays, use a sunscreen that relies on physical rather than chemical blockers. Make sure that is completely free of harsh chemicals and preservatives that may do more harm than good, and contains plenty of natural plant-based ingredients to help your skin recover quickly.

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BUY 3 & 4TH IS FREE

BUY 3 & 4TH IS FREE

Happy 4th of July! We are celebrating Independence Day! Buy any 3 Salves, Body Butters or Sprays (Excluding CBD Formulas) and Get the 4th one FREE!

 

Offer includes any 1 oz salve, 1 oz spray and .5 oz body butter excluding CBD formula products. Buy 3, get the 4th free of equal or lesser value. Offer valid until July 4th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.

 

Our Promise: Skin Care the Way Nature Intended

Our Skin Care Promise

Our Promise is skin care the way nature intended: Our products are packed full of rich plant based ingredients that contain well known healing properties. Paired with healthy oils and butters like hemp, shea, and jojoba for deep moisturizing conditioning. Your skin will drink up these products like a tall glass of mint iced tea on a hot summer day.

 

 

But, hang on a moment. What isn’t in our products is just as important as what is! You will not find chemical preservatives of any kind in our ingredient lists! Our products are proud to be:

Paraben-Free
Petroleum-Free
Alcohol-Free
Synthetic-Free
Formaldehyde-Free
Artificial Fragrance-Free
Sodium Benzoate-Free
Cruelty-Free

Our Promise means everything to us because we know it means a lot to you. Great skin care isn’t just for humans anymore. Our animal friends deserve all natural first aid products that promote healing without risky chemicals. Check them out.