WTF is…Sugar?!

Oh man, here it is. The big one. The greatest thing or the greatest evil depending on who you ask. Love it or hate it, the fact is we can’t live without sugar in some way, shape or form. There’s a lot of ground to cover here but don’t worry. For you we’ll keep it short and sweet.

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Every modern child’s dream. Every modern adult’s nightmare. Image via en.wikipedia.org.

So let us start with origins. Sugar has been produced in India since ancient times, and we’re talking REALLY ancient. Like 8th century Chinese manuscripts BC ancient. For a while sugar wasn’t really a big deal. People chewed raw sugarcane to get their sweet fix. It wasn’t until the Indian people discovered methods of turning sugarcane juice into granulated crystals that it really took off. Fun fact: in the local Indian language the crystals were called khanda, which is the source of the word candy.

Now when it comes to sugar in terms of health things get a bit…complicated. To summarize just about everything from both sides of the fence: sugar is kind of good for you and kind of bad for you. Unfortunately modern science is unable to determine sugars effect on the human body since they don’t have a large enough population to run the appropriate tests. Essentially since EVERYONE eats sugar in some way, shape or form we can’t get a definite measure of how it effects the human body when ingested.

Fortunately for us, and you, we DO know it’s effects when applied topically! Sugar is primarily used on our skin as an exfoliant. The nature of the sugar granules make it ideal for scrubbing off layers of dead skin. It is also a humectant and draws moisture into the skin from the air.

We here at The Raw Spa  offer a unique alternative to conventional sugar scrubs that come in jars. For our sugar scrubs come in bars! Namely our Spice Merchant exfoliating sugar bars not only smell great but can be applied with a little water to provide a gentle but deeply exfoliating experience.

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WTF is…Charcoal?!

So with 2015 (and all those wonderful holidays) done and over with you’ll probably find yourself saddled with one of two things. Either loads of presents from being a good little boy/girl or a surplus of barbecue fuel. If you wound up with the latter don’t pout or cry, because Santa actually gave you the perfect tool to clean up your act. Introducing Charcoal, one of the most widely used toxin filters in the world.

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This is one of the best filters out there! Shocking, I know! Image via en.wikipedia.org

Now before you start rubbing Kingsford all over your face there are a few things you should know. Charcoal, or carbon, that is used for filtration is put through a process called activation to increase it’s effectiveness as a filter. Activated charcoal usually comes in the form of powder and is used to absorb a wide variety of toxins and impurities. Medicinally, activated charcoal is used for it’s ability to treat alcohol poisonings and drug overdoses.

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Soooo useful inside and out! Image via en.wikipedia.org

It can also be used to help whiten your teeth. No, we’re serious! Just add a dab of activated charcoal powder to your toothpaste and it’ll not only clean the gook from your gums but absorb any residual gook in your teeth! Just make sure your rinse and spit thoroughly to avoid looking like you have Gila Monster mouth.

When it comes to your skin, activated carbon acts as a sponge to draw out the dirt and oils within which is then easily rinsed off. So when you wash that black sludge mask off your face know that it is MUCH cleaner then before you put it on.

Here in The Raw Spa we use activated charcoal in our Marquis&Baron bars, which we are hoping to have in the store this week, and Red Room bars from our Erotica Sensualis line to give you a powerful cleanse whether you are taking a shower or a bath.

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The Raw Weekend Cyber Sale

Hey gang! Earlier in the week we mentioned that we had some delectable sales we’d be offering you for all this weekend. Well wait no longer! Just punch in any of the following codes while you are checking out and you can get 20% off your total!

For you convenience here are the coupon codes once again:

Black Friday: INTHEBLACK

Small Business Saturday: SMALLBIZ

Cyber Monday: TECHNOLUST

Grab your shopping boots and get ready to make your skin HAPPY!

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