This journey all started for me when I decided, as an experiment to make natural perfumes for myself, family and friends. After some time, it dawned on me how important the skin is to overall health and well-being. Let's face it (no pun intended), our skin is how we present ourselves to the world.
Great care is taken to choose quality raw materials to put MANNA products together. The benefits of natural skincare products are many and varied: they increase the turnover of new skin cells as we age, prevent the signs of premature aging by protecting your skin from the elements (wind, sun, extreme cold or extreme exposure to sun and heat), and they make you feel and smell good!
In addition to soap, butters, floral waters, sugars and powders, essential oils are a big part of what I create. Essential oils not only work on the physical level, but they work on the mental, emotional and spiritual layers of healing. Essential oils and aromatherapy can have an extremely healing effect on the systems of the body that we often take for granted: the respiratory system, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous and integumentary (the skin)systems. It has been proven throughout the ages that essential oils aid in eliminating bacteria, dead skin cells, unblock pores and dissolve excessive sebum which allows the skin to regenerate more effectively and easily.
The qualities of many oils will strengthen and regenerate the skin tissue at a cellular level by fighting infection that threatens the healing process. When dealing with congested skin, taking other steps to remedy the situation is also key, ie., changing your diet, getting enough sleep, reducing stress, reducing the intake of alcohol and sugar.
Aside from all that, taking care of your skin can be fun and rewarding, not only will you LOOK better, you will FEEL better.