Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How To Get Rid of Poison Ivy

There are so many tips and tricks out there on how to get rid of poison ivy, but I want to find something that really works. BUT I don't want to put bleach on my skin in order for it to "work". 

We went to camp this weekend to celebrate Canada Day, and I ended up with two small patches of poison ivy on my face. Not the best situation, but my foundation is helping me deal with it :)

What causes poison ivy rashes
The plant, poison ivy, has an oil called urushiol in its leaves. When your skin comes in contact with the oil, it has a reaction that causes your skin to develop welts/blisters/rashes. 

Even if you do NOT directly touch the plant, you can still get poison ivy. If you have a dog or a cat, they can pick up the poison ivy on their fur and transfer the oil to you. 

Some basic tips when dealing with poison ivy:
  • Do NOT rub/scratch/touch the affected area. It will make the poison ivy spread even more!
  • Wash your hands and finger nails to prevent the urushiol oil from spreading

Some solutions I've found online:
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt Water
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Baking Soda & Vinegar solution
  • Oatmeal
With all of these, it says to apply some to the affected area. 

What the pharmacist says:
Our local pharmacist told us to apply dish soap to the affected area. Since dish soap is normally used to rid of oils on plates and utensils, it seems like a logical solution!

My current status:
So far, I've had this poison ivy rash for one day. I've tried the rubbing alcohol and it's definitely calmed down my itchiness. I'll do another update this week to let you know what works and what doesn't!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

For Healthy Skin, You Need:

Our visit to 105.3 EZ Rock Sudbury

It sure has been a busy week so far (and it's only Tuesday!)

Paityn & I visited 105.3 EZ Rock's office the other day to talk with Mary Anne & Rich about Manitoulin Mud. Here's the audio of the interview (

We were a little bit nervous when we first arrived in their studio (it's not everyday you get to go on the radio!), but we had a blast! They were so welcoming and friendly, too.

One last thing... There mayyyy be a video of Rich getting a Manitoulin Mud facial coming soon this week. And by "there may be a video" I mean there will be, and it's something you do not want to miss. We'll be sure to share it with you once we have our hands on it! :)

If you want to learn more about Manitoulin Mud, check out our website here: 
Brief Intro to Manitoulin Mud: a 100% natural face mask that Paityn & I developed (with some help from our family and friends - thanks guys!). Unlike most mud masks, it comes in powder form. We do that to avoid adding synthetic preservatives! :) 
Again, if you want to listen to the interview, check out this link:

Thank you guys for all of your support! 

Talk to you soon,
Jordyn & Paityn

Monday, June 17, 2013

Almond Oil is Awesome

I use almond oil on my skin to moisturize - mostly in the winter because my skin gets so dry. You can also use it in your hair as a treatment.

Have you used almond oil before?

BOOST Women: Attention All Women in Business!

BOOST Women is a group in Sudbury for women in business. Paityn & I attended this month's gathering, and it was fantastic!

At BOOST, we met so many women who had never even heard of us before! We met Mary Anne from 105.3 EZ Rock who ended up asking if we'd join her on her morning radio show (we'll update you on that soon enough) :)

The founders, Shawna and Becky, are so welcoming and have put together such an amazing group of ladies. They're opening up a new chapter in Ottawa, ON... so, if you're in the area, make sure to check it out! Here's their website: 

Thanks again, Shawna and Becky, for hosting such a wonderful event!

All the best,
Jordyn & Paityn

Daily Inspiration: Take Your First Step

Ginger: The All-Natural Healer for Sick People

My sister & I are sicklings today, which called for some ginger tea.

All I did was heat up some water, chop up a few slices of fresh ginger, add a slice of lemon, and a teaspoon of honey. It's super easy and so fresh!

There is no better all-natural cure for a cold.

What do you do when you have a cold?