When did cleansing become so dirty? We can help… it’s a clean, healthy start.
It's Caring Made Cleaner
Happy 2019! New Year ~ Same Me! We're embracing exactly that... it's still us, you... me... we're still the same person even after turning the calendar year. If you want a fresh start, here we go! We're diving-in and sharing ways to avoid the nasties and stay clean at home, at the bathroom sink, and in our heads.
With this new year, often comes new goals, ideals, and more motivation to charge ahead in a healthy direction. Family, work, health, down-time ~ all of these step-up to the plate now and ask for attention as many of us look inward and face the new days with enthusiasm and renewed energy.
Taking that step in making that commitment to detox is an exercise in self-care and loving yourself. After this past holiday season of focusing on everyone else's needs, now is the time for us to focus inward. We have to be savvy and smart because the burden on our bodies may be rising with time. It starts from within, with that first decision, and it can start here and now.
It's Beauty Made Better
Q. Can a skincare routine make us feel happy?
We often say, everything matters and it all adds up. When we start by chipping away at something small, it can add up to big changes moving forward. For example, let's take washing our faces.
A little research was done by the teams at Kao Corporation on the benefits of carrying out a skincare routine. It turns out that a regular routine could be making those of us that do this... happier! That's no surprise here. :)
Their studies showed that touching our faces with the palms of our hands causes an increase in blood flow to the brain's prefrontal area. This is the area of that brain that stimulates positive emotions. Makes perfect sense to us. Our entire routine of cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing takes just two minutes... and it feels and smells great, and we carry that feeling forward.
When did washing our faces become so dirty?
If you’ve looked up ingredients found in many conventional products, you’ll know what we mean. Synthetic chemicals… they're sometimes derived from real ingredients but then are tampered with, chemically duplicated, and fragranced all for that initial sale. What can happen next is a harmful change in hormones, new sensitivities, and chronic health mishaps. We know... it’s why Qēt Botanicals was born in the first place.
This is your year! We can help to share simple ways to chisel away toxins and take a cleaner, self-care step in the right direction.
We’re all about a clean start, in fact, it’s exactly how Qēt was born. I did a purge of the harmful chemicals in my bathroom in 2011 and needed ways to heal and care for myself. Enter our facial cleansers, the first treatment that was formulated in the brand. To date, we’ve won 11 national skin, body and hair-care awards, and our Balancing Cleansing Oil with Thyme was the very first.
This was my beginning almost eight years ago, and it can be yours… the clean cleanse. Oil removes oil without over-stripping the skin, upsetting the acid mantle, or keeping residual makeup, sunscreen, or sweat on the skin. Really! Because our products are EWG Verified, it means you don’t need to worry about the synthetic, harmful, toxic, and even cancer-causing fillers and ingredients found in so many care products out there today.
Being and feeling clean; for me it’s not only about being healthier with less thyroid and Rosacea swings, but feeling great knowing that a simple cleanse isn’t dirty anymore.
Self-Care: It is not something you have... it is something you claim.
It takes a commitment, effort, and the wanting to clean up and detoxify. In our environments, it doesn't happen by itself; we have to take those necessary steps.
That being said, it's not about being perfect, it's about embracing who we are, and being our best selves.
It's the Ingredient that Matters
Small batch. Big difference.
We can't get all of the nourishment and vitamins our body needs by opening up a can of spaghetti, and we can't get all of the essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants our skin needs by feeding it with stale, over-produced, lab manufactured synthetics and artificial additives.
Even with all of those fancy names, smells, and silicone-loaded silky textures, it still can't replace the true essence and actives that come directly from the whole source.
Here are some points that matter to us in each ingredient:
- whole-plant derived
- cruelty free
- sustainably farmed and harvested
- free of modified organisms
- availability of ingredient
- pure and performing quality
- true to its source
There are no residual chemicals to soak into your skin, and you get only the purest form of each exquisite ingredient fresh and right at your fingertips. Perfect for all skin and hair conditions, our original, botanical-based treatments offer something (beautiful results!) for everyone.
Organic and Natural
What is the difference?
We keep our ingredient lists as close to the earth as possible.
We're independent and don't have to answer to any corporate headquarters other than our own, and we know what works and what doesn't. The organic and natural skincare industry is booming, and the need for clean and healthy products is growing because consumers are demanding it.
So, what is the difference between organic and natural? Organic means that the item was produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers, ionizing radiation, GMOs, pesticides, antibiotics, and sewage... yes, sewage. Natural means that it is an element that originally was derived from or existed in nature.
Highlights about our ingredients and finished products:
- Organic and sustainably wild harvested ingredients certified by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) and recognized by the National Organic Program for the USDA.
- Our products have been approved and enjoyed by Dermatologists, Integrative Medicine Practitioners, Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncturists, and Estheticians.
- Cruelty-free at the start and at the finish. Never tested on animals, and we use no animal parts or by-products.
- No pre-mixed formulations. Each ingredient is carefully chosen and is of 100% true quality.
- All ingredients are 100% natural, nontoxic, and always fully disclosed.
- No pesticides, synthetic chemicals, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or growth agents. No acids, extracts, or alcohol.
- No parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, or fossil fuel derivatives.
- Our products are plant-based, cruelty-free, there is no animal testing whatsoever, and ecofriendly.
- No artificial fragrances, EDTAs, gluten, talc, or contaminant residues.
- No fillers, slipping agents, glycols, silicones, dyes, ureas, or extenders.
It's the First Step
"I feel the difference after just cleansing my skin the right way."
"My pores are already smaller looking."
"I didn't think that oil would actually cleanse my skin. I does, and I love, love it."
"This is better than my makeup remover, and it's a real cleanser, too!"
There is nothing that makes bubbles, there are no waxes or thickeners to stretch out the product, there is nothing that strips the skin and harms the protective acid mantle on the skin's surface.
There is a clean that comes from a blend of oils and actives that remove impurities, makeup, sunscreen, sweat, and when whisking away the cleanser, it takes all of those things with it that clutter, dull, and don't benefit our skin. All of that in 30 seconds of time.
Our cleansing formulas are for oily, acne-prone, normal, sensitive skin, mature, dry, and combination.
How to Cleanse with our Cleansing Oils
Win the morning ~ win the day.
In thirty seconds, makeup, sweat, and sunscreen are whisked away. Here is how it's done.
Shake and place a small amount (start with about 1/8 of a teaspoon, or .60 ml, and add more if needed) in the palm of your hand. Massage onto your complexion ~ you'll want just enough to allow your fingers to easily move over your skin's surface. Start with a small amount.
If wearing makeup, sweeping it away first with a dry tissue is an option. This part is not optional ~ to remove the oil cleanser, and the impurities with it, it should be removed with a moist washcloth. You can rise and repeat it necessary. Makeup, sunscreen and impurities are whisked away without over drying or stripping the skin. If using our newly formulated Eye Makeup Remover, which loves lashes and brows, massage over the eyelashes and remove with a damp tissue. No need to spread eye makeup all over the face.
If exfoliating, you can add the exfoliator directly over the cleansing oil before removing, or remove cleanser completely and exfoliate afterward. It's lovely to use in the evening before the richness of the night serum. If skin is normal or dry, it may not be necessary re-cleanse in the morning, just prepare skin for the serum. Acne-prone skin and skin dealing with mishaps may benefit from cleansing morning and night.
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