Signs of a Clogged Lymphatic System and How to Fix It

What is the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is a vital part of your immune system that helps your body fight off infections and diseases. It consists of a network of vessels, tissues, and organs that transport a fluid called lymph throughout your body. Lymph contains white blood cells, proteins, fats, and other substances that help your body maintain its balance and protect it from foreign invaders.

But sometimes, the lymphatic system can become clogged or sluggish due to various factors, such as aging, poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, or illness. When this happens, your lymphatic system cannot drain the excess fluid and waste from your tissues properly, leading to swelling, inflammation, pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. This can also impair your immune system and make you more prone to infections and diseases.

So how can you tell if your lymphatic system is clogged and what can you do to fix it? Here are some signs to look out for and some tips to improve your lymphatic health.

Signs of a Clogged Lymphatic System

Some common signs that your lymphatic system is not functioning well include:

  • Swelling or edema in your arms, legs, face, or other areas. This is caused by the buildup of fluid in your tissues that cannot be drained by your lymphatic vessels.
  • Chronic fatigue or low energy levels. This is because your cells are not getting enough oxygen and nutrients from the blood due to the excess fluid in your tissues
  • Frequent infections or illnesses. This is because your immune system is weakened by the accumulation of waste and toxins in your lymph nodes and organs
  • Skin problems such as acne, eczema, rashes, or dryness. This is because your skin is not able to eliminate toxins and impurities through the pores due to the impaired lymphatic drainage
  • Headaches or migraines. This is because the pressure from the fluid buildup in your head can affect your nerves and blood vessels
  • Joint pain or stiffness. This is because the inflammation from the fluid retention can affect your joints and muscles
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight. This is because the excess fluid in your body can slow down your metabolism and make you feel bloated
  • Digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, or gas. This is because the lymphatic system helps absorb fats and nutrients from the digestive tract and remove waste products from the intestines
  • Mood swings or depression. This is because the toxins and waste in your lymphatic system can affect your brain chemistry and hormones.

How to Fix a Clogged Lymphatic System

If you experience any of these signs, you may benefit from some natural ways to improve your lymphatic health. Here are some tips to unclog your lymphatic system and boost your immune system:

  • Drink plenty of water. Water helps flush out toxins and waste from your body and keep your lymph fluid flowing smoothly. Aim for at least eight glasses of water a day, preferably spring or filtered
  • Eat a healthy diet. Avoid processed foods, refined sugars, artificial additives, and trans fats that can clog up your lymphatic system. Instead, eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, plant proteins, healthy fats, and herbs that can nourish your cells and support your lymphatic function. Some examples of foods that are good for your lymphatic system include citrus fruits, berries (any fruit in season, really), leafy greens, ginger, turmeric, flaxseeds, walnuts, almonds, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and herbal teas
  • Speaking of teas – I’ve created a top selling high performing blend I like to call Lymphomaniac Herbal Tea to help support those who are on their detox journey. It contains ingredients such as Red Clover, Cleavers, & Nettle, that have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. You can brew a cup and drink it once or twice a day to help flush out toxins and waste from your lymphatic system and boost your immune system. It’s very tasty, I (Mo) personally drink this tea 2-3 times per day just to help support my body as it does its thing.
  • Exercise regularly. Physical activity helps stimulate your lymphatic circulation and sweat out toxins from your skin. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, or dancing (heavy on the dancing, that’s my go to). You can also try some specific exercises that target your lymphatic system, such as rebounding on a mini trampoline, jumping rope, or doing yoga poses that involve inversions or twists
  • Dry brush/Massage your lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are located all over our bodies. Manual stimulation of these areas

MASSAGE:

Massaging your lymph nodes can help loosen up any blockages and improve the drainage of fluid from your tissues. You can use your fingers or a soft brush to gently massage your neck, armpits, chest, abdomen, groin, and legs in circular motions towards your heart. You can also use some essential oils that have anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties, such as lavender, rosemary, or peppermint, to enhance the effect of the massage. Essential oils are very concentrated and should always be diluted in a carrier oil. Never apply an essential oil directly to your skin. I recommend trying one of our Essential Oil Rollers which are safely formulated for skin application and are convenient to use.

DRY BRUSHING:

Dry brushing is a technique that involves using a natural bristle brush to exfoliate your skin and stimulate your lymphatic flow. Dry brushing can help remove dead skin cells, improve blood circulation, reduce cellulite, and invigorate your nervous system. Start from your feet and work your way up your body in long, sweeping strokes towards your heart. Avoid your face and any sensitive or inflamed areas. We recommend dry brushing before taking a shower or bath so that it naturally becomes a part of a routine that you already do every day.

By following these tips, you can improve your lymphatic health and prevent or reduce the symptoms of a clogged lymphatic system. Remember to consult your doctor before trying any new supplements or herbal remedies, especially if you have any medical conditions or allergies. A healthy lymphatic system is essential for a healthy body and mind, so take good care of it and reap the benefits for years to come.

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The Ultimate Guide to Hot Oil Treatments: What They Are, Why They Work, and How to Do Them with Our Hair Oils

If you’re looking for a way to nourish, moisturize, and revitalize your hair, you might want to try a hot oil treatment. A hot oil treatment is a simple and effective method of applying warm oil to your hair and scalp, which can provide a number of benefits for your hair health and appearance.

What is a hot oil treatment and why is it done?

A hot oil treatment is a process of heating up oil and applying it to your hair and scalp. The heat helps to open up the cuticles of your hair, allowing the oil to penetrate deeper into the hair shaft and follicles. The oil then coats and conditions your hair, providing hydration, protection, and shine. It is a great pre-poo (pre shampoo) treatment for your hair which forms a protective layer that helps limit moisture loss after shampooing.

Benefits of hot oil treatments:

  • It moisturizes dry and brittle hair, preventing breakage and split ends
  • It softens and smooths frizzy and coarse hair, reducing tangles and knots
  • It strengthens and repairs damaged hair, restoring elasticity and resilience
  • It stimulates blood circulation and nourishes the scalp, promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss
  • It adds luster and gloss to dull and lifeless hair, enhancing its color and vibrancy

How to use our hair oils as a hot oil treatment

Our hair oils are potent elixirs that are made with natural and organic ingredients that are beneficial for your hair. They come in glass packaging that allows you to place them directly into hot water, making it easy and convenient to use them as a hot oil treatment.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Choose one of our hair oils that suits your hair type and needs. We have different formulas for different hair goals, such as moisturizing, strengthening, repairing, stimulating, & growth.
  • Fill a bowl or a pot with hot water and carefully place the bottle of our hair oil into the water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes or until the oil is warm but not too hot.
  • Divide your hair into sections and apply the oil generously from the roots to the ends. We package our oils in glass bottles with pumps for easy dispensing. Massage the oil into your scalp and hair with your fingertips or a massage brush.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and wrap a towel around your head. This will help to trap the heat and enhance the absorption of the oil.
  • Leave the oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. You can also leave it overnight if you want a more intensive treatment.
  • Rinse out the oil out with warm water and a mild shampoo. Follow up with a conditioner as needed and towel dry (microfiber towel, preferably or a cotton T-shirt).
  • Style your hair as usual.

It is recommended that you do a hot oil treatment once or twice a week, depending on your hair’s condition and preference. You will notice an improvement in your hair’s texture, moisture, strength, and shine after each treatment.

Our hair oils are designed to give you the best results for your hot oil treatment. They are made with high quality ingredients that are safe, effective, and eco-friendly. They are also vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free.

Try our hair oils today and experience the difference that using quality hair oils make. You will love how they make your hair look and feel. Order now and get ready to enjoy healthy, beautiful, & radiant hair.

Body Butters VS Body Creams : What’s the difference & which one is better for you?

The Difference Between Body Butters and Body Creams

Body butters and body creams are two types of moisturizers that we use to hydrate and nourish our skin. The process by which they are made are quite different, as are the textures, benefits, and drawbacks, depending on the ingredients, skin type, and weather conditions. We formulate & sell both body butters & body creams so here we will discuss the difference between them, how they affect the skin, and how to decide which one is right for you.

What are Body Butters?

Body butters are moisturizers that do not contain any water or water-based ingredients. They are made from oils, butters, and sometimes other additives that are whipped together to create a light and fluffy texture. They are usually solid or semi-solid at room temperature but melt on contact with the skin.

Body butters are more concentrated and occlusive than body creams and lotions, meaning they can create a barrier that prevents water loss from the skin surface. They can also provide some benefits from the oils and butters in which they are made of, such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Body butters are also typically sensitive to temperature and are prone to melting in high degree weather. They also tend to be greasy if not formulated properly. However our unique formula for our body butters allows it to absorb immediately into your skin with no greasiness whatsoever. Did we also mention that our body butters are not affected by temperature changes, so there will be no melted butter in your packages

They consist of refined or unrefined plant butters and oils. We use unrefined butters in our body butter formulas because they retain more of their nutrient profile than refined butters & oils.

Some examples of the common butters we use in our body butter formulations:

  • Unrefined Shea butter: A fat extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It has a creamy texture and a nutty smell. It is rich in fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin E, and allantoin. It can moisturize, soften, soothe, heal, and protect the skin.
  • Unrefined Cocoa butter: A fat extracted from the seeds of the cacao tree. It has a hard texture and a chocolatey smell. It is rich in fatty acids, polyphenols, vitamin E, and phytosterols. It can moisturize, nourish, smooth, firm, and repair the skin.
  • Unrefined Mango butter: A fat extracted from the kernels of the mango fruit. It has a soft texture and a mild smell. It is rich in fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants. It can moisturize, brighten, rejuvenate, and protect the skin.
  • Unrefined Kokum butter: A fat extracted from the seeds of the kokum fruit. It has a hard texture and a neutral smell. It is rich in fatty acids, stearic acid, and vitamin E. It can moisturize, soften, regenerate, and heal the skin.

What are Body Creams?

Body creams are moisturizers that contain both water and oil-based ingredients. Meaning the hydrating power of water and nutrient rich oils and butters combine beautifully to create a flawless moisturizer guaranteed to deliver all the hydration without the excess grease. They are made from oils, butters, water, emulsifiers, and sometimes other additives that are combine beautifully to create a smooth and creamy texture. They are referred to as a cream because they are the happy medium between a body butter and a lotion. Body creams spread easily on the skin and they are thick and creamy yet lightweight and non-greasy. They provide a greater level of moisture than lotions but are not as rich as body butters which some skin types may find exceeds their moisture needs/preference. Our body creams are the perfect moisturizer for those whose skin doesn’t require a rich occlusive moisturizer like a body butter but needs something far more robust than a simple lotion.

Body creams and lotions are less concentrated and occlusive than whipped body butters, meaning they can penetrate deeper into the skin and hydrate it from within. They can also provide some benefits from the oils, butters, water, and other ingredients they contain, such as humectants, preservatives, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fragrances, and colorants.

  • Body butter: A moisturizer that does not contain any water. It is made of rich plant butters and oils such as Shea, Mango, Kokum, & Cocoa butter and Jojoba, Sunflower, Sweet Almond, or Argan Oil. The varieties are endless,
  • Body cream: A moisturizer that has a higher oil-to-water ratio than body lotion. It has a thicker and richer texture and provides more moisture and nourishment to the skin. It is suitable for dry or mature skin or cold weather conditions.
  • Body lotion: A moisturizer that has a lower oil-to-water ratio than body cream. It has a thinner and lighter texture and provides less moisture and nourishment to the skin. It is suitable for oily or normal skin or warm weather conditions.

How do They Affect the Skin?

Body butters and body creams have different effects on the skin when it comes to cosmetic formulation. They have different advantages and disadvantages depending on the ingredients, skin type, and weather conditions.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing between them:

  • Hydration: Hydration refers to the amount of water in the skin cells, which is essential for keeping the skin healthy and plump. Body butters do not contain any water, so they cannot hydrate the skin directly. They can only moisturize the skin, which means preventing water loss from the skin surface. To actually hydrate the skin, you need to drink enough water and use products that contain water, such as toners, serums, creams & lotions. You’ll often tend to see water as the main ingredient in body creams, (or a combination of water and or fruit essences, liquids and extracts such as aloe vera juice for example) People often consider water as a “filler” product but that is simply not the case, water is a vital ingredient for the hydration process. The fact that body creams and lotions contain water as one of their main ingredients, means that they can hydrate the skin directly. They can also moisturize the skin by creating a thin film on the skin surface that prevents water evaporation.
  • Occlusivity: Occlusivity refers to the ability of a product to create a barrier on the skin surface that prevents water loss. Body butters are more occlusive than body creams and lotions because they have a higher concentration of oils and butters that seal in moisture. This can be beneficial for dry or dehydrated skin that needs more protection from external factors such as wind or cold air. However, this can also be detrimental for oily or acne-prone skin that needs more breathability and less oiliness. Body creams and lotions are less occlusive than whipped body butters because they have a lower concentration of oils and butters that allow more air circulation. This can be beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin that needs less protection from external factors such as heat or humidity. However, this can also be detrimental for dry or dehydrated skin that needs more moisture retention.
  • Absorption: Absorption refers to the ability of a product to penetrate the skin layers and deliver its benefits. Body butters are typically less absorbent than body creams and lotions because they have a thicker and heavier texture that sits on top of the skin due to the richness of the butters. This can be beneficial for rough or cracked skin that needs more lubrication and cushioning. However, sensitive or irritated skin may need something more gentle and lighter. Body creams are more absorbent than body butters because they have a thinner and lighter texture that sinks into the skin making it also beneficial for smooth or normal skin that needs more hydration and nourishment.

How to Choose Between the Two?

There is no one right answer when it comes to choosing between whipped body butters and body creams and lotions. Not to toot our own horn, but our formulations took almost 3 years to perfect, and we’ve put so much love and attention to detail to ensure the products deliver what they promise that you honestly cannot go wrong with either option. The best option depends on your personal preference and your skin’s needs.

Here are some general guidelines that you can follow:

  • If you have dry or mature skin that needs more moisture retention and protection from external factors such as wind or cold air, you may prefer whipped body butters over body creams. You may also prefer them if you enjoy their sensory experience such as their aromas or textures. The way we formulate our body butters offers the most unique sensory experience (check out our videos). Our body butters are unbelievably moisturizing and feel very rich on the skin but somehow manage to not be greasy at all. It won’t leave grease marks on any surfaces that you touch. It only took us forever to find the right ratio…sigh. But now you get to enjoy it forever.
  • If you have oily or acne-prone skin that needs more breathability, you may prefer body creams or lotions over whipped body butters. You may also prefer them if you enjoy their cooling sensation on your skin. Not to mention the ability to take advantage of the wide array of hydrosols, extracts and skin boosting additives and active ingredients that are available and better suited for water-based products that your skin will thank you for.
  • If you have combination or normal skin that needs balance between moisture retention you can honestly go either way based on your personal preference, when in doubt…get both!

Preservatives : A necessary evil? Or an evil that’s unnecessary?

The market is divided on this one, but the science is not.

To preserve or not to preserve? That is the question.

Though I’m not sure why.

Spoiler alert if you’re a part of the “green beauty” environmentalist campaign groups, God bless your heart, I admire your candor but you’re probably not going to like what I have to say.

While I don’t support parabens (though, I can’t ignore the science…they work), phthalates, and other endocrine disruptors that we are unnecessarily surrounded by in our day to day lives, I also don’t make claims that are entirely against the use of preservative systems in cosmetics either. This is especially true where water-based products are concerned because as we all (should) know, water is a breeding ground for mold & bacteria. As the creator of this brand and its formulations, I take my formulation process very seriously because I don’t want to bring about harm to my customers nor to myself because these are the only products that I use personally. This is more than just throwing some ingredients into a bowl and mixing them together, taking pretty pictures and hoping you guys buy it, this is science! And in science, there are steps – things are precise, they are measured, they are exact, they are documented, the results are recorded, tested, and the steps, when followed, allows the results to be duplicated.

There is no room for error or guesswork when you’ve already hit the market, the trial and error is in the formulation phase which is why it took me 3 years to launch this brand [ cue heavy sigh ].

I digress.

A message to customers who love body products

Preservatives are usually the last ingredient on any product ingredient list that you may or may not have a hard time pronouncing. The product that comes last on an ingredient list is the one ingredient that the product itself contains the least amount of. The bottom line is that preservatives often only account for 0.5-4% of a formulation depending on which is used. Here at Glow by Mo, only we use 0.5% preservatives in our water-based formulations) meaning the amount of preservative needed to preserve the product in its entirety is very small compared to the ingredients that make up the other 99.5% of the product.

If you see a product boasting about being “preservative-free” and somewhere on their ingredient list, they have water as an ingredient (or a hydrosol, or aloe vera juice, etc) please run for the hills. I assure you they are either lying (unethical, thereby creating unrealistic standards/expectations of the industry) or worse, selling you bacteria in a bottle (unknowledgeable) – both reasons are unacceptable. For the sake of playing devil’s advocate, even for the scientifically complex formulations that could possibly be formulated without a preservative, the process and the science is highly involved, and the reality is most small companies that you see online do not have the resources to have their products made in a truly sterile environment. Even big brands sometimes get it wrong and are subjected to recalls. Preservatives are an absolute necessity.

I assure you the dangers that arise from the use of unpreserved water-based cosmetics (or oil-based cosmetics where the formulators used water-based additives due to lack of knowledge or due to consuming misleading information/research) far exceed the risks associated with the miniscule amount of preservatives required to ensure that your product is safe to use. In fact, dare I go as far as saying if you maintain a healthy diet and stick to your herbs & detox regimens (we have plenty available on our site), one need not worry about the risk factors of using products that contain preservatives because you are consistently flushing and detoxing your body. I invite you to peruse this eye opening article  and this one as well if you are still not convinced as to why preservatives are so important. These articles are just a few examples that highlight the reality that there are opportunistic microbes waiting to use you as a host the moment the opportunity presents itself, some strains can live dormant inside healthy bodies for years until we inevitably age & become weaker and attack at the first sign of our immunities being compromised. if that sounds scary it’s because it is.

Bet you’d rather trade a little paraben for an invasive colony of pathogens, then.

These pathogens would not have access to you otherwise without the perfect breeding ground to form and then direct access to your bloodstream via product application to broken skin or mucous membranes. Use of contaminated products can also cause allergic reactions and irritation. This becomes even more life threatening for those with underlying health and auto-immune conditions. It’s a scary thing to consider which is why cosmetic manufacturers and consumers alike have a duty to do their research and stay abreast of the changes in the industry and not just loosely base our decisions off of what everyone else is doing or what’s trending on social media.

As formulators we do not want your experience with our products to be any less than amazing and we certainly are not in the business of creating products that send people to the hospital (yikes). We strive hard to create formulas that are both stable and able to boast skin loving ingredients, extracts, and additives creating outcomes that exceed expectations.  It is to be noted that we do more than create products, we also educate in the process because we don’t want you to just buy our products because they’re pretty and they smell good, no. I want you to know how to use them and why. I want you to know the ingredients you’re putting on your body, I want you to understand why those ingredients were chosen to work together to achieve both your desired and the product’s intended outcome.

We ask that you have an open mind when reading product labels, not just for the sake of our products but for other ethical brands out there that are taking the necessary steps and precautions to bring quality products to the market. Please do your due diligence when shopping around. Be wary of companies that make preservative free claims on products that contain water, it’s not scientifically possible & not worth the health risk.

We have a saying in Jamaica, “You jump out of a frying pan, and jump in the fire” meaning where you thought you were avoiding toxins in your quest for green beauty products but instead you end up in a worse position because you have traded preservatives for aggressive microbes and bacteria, some not visible to the naked eye. It is important that you know that the only way to truly use preservative free water-based products with active ingredients that you see on the market is to handmake small batches yourself that will be used up all at once or stored in the fridge for 3-4 days before being all used up. While I can’t speak for anyone else, even I, Mo, the formulator here at Glow by Mo who does this for a living…even I do not have the patience, time, nor season to be concocting small new batches of product every day of my life to avoid preservatives.

No. Not happening.

You see, the fear mongering has zero control over you once you understand the science – and that I do…

Preserve me please lol.

Sometimes that which we think we want is not always what’s best for us.

 

A message to formulators who love to make body products

I want you to consider the fact that most people have been using cosmetic products in some shape or form all their lives, mostly commercial based products. None of us, myself included are accustomed to opening any of our products and seeing it grow mold like that food that went bad in the refrigerator or those fruits that molded on the counter. We’ve all seen moldy cultures on food products and other things but never have we ever been standing in our towels after having just finished taking a shower, and then we open up our favorite (or what we thought was our favorite) moisturizer just for it to be growing green spores when it is supposed to be a white cream…we’re not used to that! Nor will we ever be, making the shock value that much greater – that moment of disgust and betrayal is not one your brand is likely to recover from.

Not to mention the fact that people can (and will) get sick being exposed to these microbes that they would not have otherwise been exposed to if not for using your product. This is even more so an issue if people apply it to broken skin, these pathogens can get into their bloodstream and wreak all kinds of havoc, it’s a very scary reality that you must remain cognizant of. So, with that in mind I want you to then consider that we also live in a world where people say they want something without actually understanding how said thing works. Or they say they want a thing but the reality of said thing is not what they thought and now your once loyal customers want your head on a stick. Hopefully this scenario doesn’t have to play out this far before you realize that one of your many (and arguably, most important) hats as a formulator is that of an educator as well. You see, people want to make better choices where their health, bodies and the environment are concerned but they are at best case scenario, not always informed and at worst case scenario, misinformed. People say they want “natural” products but the reality is that you cannot safely create products that contain water and water-based ingredients and maintain the shelf life without preservatives. It is not scientifically possible, there are no loopholes around this unless your customer commits to protecting their product from water at all costs which require extra steps that most people are not conditioned to doing and will naturally forget leading to contamination of products that will still inevitably be your company’s fault.

Moral of the story, use preservatives in your water-based products, no exceptions. It is important that you preserve your water-based formulations and ensure that your formulations are PH balanced within the range that is best for the skin and also within a range where your preservative remains effective.

Products that require a preservative :

  • Body Washes & Scrubs (it is to be noted that there are several ways to make body scrubs, however even if your formulation does not contain water, it will still be coming into contact with water when your customer uses it in the shower, so it still needs a preservative. I tend to only make emulsified scrubs that already contain water so that I am able to use a broad-spectrum preservative so that I know for sure that my product is safe)
  • Body Creams & Lotions
  • Face Washes, Toners, & Creams
  • Any other formulation that contains water and/or water-based & water-soluble ingredients

Things that are NOT a preservative…but for some reason people think they are :

  • Vitamin E – Vitamin E is NOT a preservative, I can’t stress this enough. It’s an antioxidant that prevents the oils in your formulation from going rancid and it is beneficial for the skin. That is its sole purpose in formulations, it does not prevent nor inhibit the growth of mold or bacteria.
  • Rosemary Oleoresin – This too, is not a preservative. It serves the same purpose as Vitamin E and is mostly beneficial for the oils./butters. The two can be used interchangeably. (Using both is not necessary, one or the other will suffice to help delay rancidity)
  • Essential Oils – EOs are not preservatives. I often see in various discussion boards & comment sections across the internet people saying that EOs such as tea tree, rosemary or thyme & oregano, for example, can be used to preserve cosmetics. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. In fact, EOs should be used with caution as they can be unsafe at high concentrations and cause skin sensitivity & irritation.

Glow by Mo Naturals is a proud supporter of preserving water-based cosmetic products. We go green where we can and where it makes sense & we pride ourselves on using organic herbs, sustainably sourced unrefined plant oils, & plant butters, but we will not under any circumstances compromise on the safety of our products. We never want to be in a predicament where our brand is at the forefront of a headline that details how our products have caused harm to our consumers. There are far too many consumers whose lives have taken a turn for the worst because of exposure to pathogens at the hands of unpreserved or under preserved products from their favorite beauty brands. And in an age where companies feel pressured to change their formulations to accommodate this green beauty movement, Glow by Mo Naturals will not be making such concessions. We will stick to the safety of what works and instead choose to inform & educate our customer base & being super transparent with our processes so that you have the utmost faith in our products the way we do. We look forward to serving you and your personal care and wellness needs. If you’ve made it to the end of this article, you are a special human.

Thank you.

Yours truly,

– Monique (Mo)