Chef Pamela.com is About
Cooking, Natural Skin Care,
and Vibrant Living
through Hydration and Good Food
What you eat and drink has a profound impact on the quality of your health.
This applies to what you put on your body as well as to what you put in it.
Make your decisions wisely.
We are happy that everyone who uses our Lotions & Potions products or reads Healthy & Hydrated – The Key to Vibrant Living will find at least one way to improve their lives.
I learned seventy-five percent of the population is chronically dehydrated. These people do not even know that they are dehydrated and this stirred something in me. Something that said this is an issue I can help solve!
I have been a professional chef for over 30 years. I specialize in teaching culinary to new, up and coming chefs. Nutrition and diets are areas I find fascinating.
You have to take care of the inside as much as you need to care for the outside.
Before I created Lotions & Potions – Get Your Glow On, I was constantly searching for all-natural body care products. I was tired of dry, itchy, and irritated skin in the winter. There had to be something out there that would calm my raging skin.
I’d scour product labels looking for undesirable ingredients. The volume of products on the market containing chemicals, petroleum, artificial colors and fragrances is shocking.
It makes no wonder people are suffering with skin problems! When I found a product, it was either not available anymore, or really expensive.
I have suffered from allergies and asthma all of my life. I have learned to avoid allergens and triggers in my environment and feel I live a pretty normal life.
Discovering a new brand of lotion or soap only to find out that the brand is no longer on the market when I need to buy more product was tiring. It’s exceptionally annoying to discover a new product and then see the manufacturer double the price, discontinue aromas, or only offer products on the basis of special orders.
As a chef, I wanted to know how companies produce body lotion.
I asked: Can lotion be made from food?
(Quick and easy answer…no.)
I set out on a mission to learn how to make my own body care products .
- The products would always be on hand, in my favorite aromas
- I know the products I make are natural and freshly made; most importantly I know what ingredients are in my products
- The ingredients are of the highest quality and yield a luxury product
- I am worth it, and you are too!
The first products made were whipped body butters. They melted when they got warm. While they were moisturizing, they were also a bit greasy. I kept experimenting with different oils and butters and learned about the water phase of making crèmes and butters. The water phase allowed me to add additional healing components to the butters and oils like aloe vera, chamomile, rose and hibiscus. This increased the therapeutic properties of all of the products I was creating. What great discovery!
I study herbalism and aromatherapy to learn about the components of the plant world and how to apply this to my body care products. It’s been a wild ride! (No pun intended!)
Then I learned about how important an all-natural preservative is, what worked what didn’t and how long did it last, would the oils go rancid? Would they get moldy?
There was so much to consider!
That was a year of some of the most interesting lab experiments. I quickly learned that if someone making a body care product for sale without any preservatives of any kind was only asking for trouble down the line.
I researched and found a preservative approved for organic products that we use in a .5-1% dilution that keeps all of our products safe from mold and bacterial growth.
All of our body care products have a shelf life of 1 year.
At first the body care products were only for me and family to use. I would give them away as gifts and soon people were asking if they could buy them. I decided to push the project further to include anyone who wants all natural body care and Lotions & Potions was born.
We now have a line of Body Butter Crèmes, Hand Lotions, Bar and Foaming Soaps, Lip Balm, Scrubs and Facial Products that meet all of your exacting standards for natural, fresh and pure.
feel great from the aromatherapy built right into our products.
our products will make your skin will glow.
People will wonder what you are up to,
they will tell you that you look great and
best of all, you will feel fantastic!
We only use essential oils to add aroma to our products, never any fragrance.
I wrote a book on hydration. Healthy & Hydrated – The Key to Vibrant Living was written to increase awareness of the simple act of drinking water and the profound positive impact being hydrated can have on your health. The second half of the book addresses the ingredients to avoid in skin care products, why and what to look for.
Our bodies are roughly 65% water. Dehydration has a detrimental effect on health and well being. I decided to make it my mission to teach people about hydration both inside and outside their bodies. It is the single thing that can make the most difference in your health. You can see results right away.
Through it all, we released our first products, held our first seminars and workshops and the response has been amazing! It seems like people are thirsty to learn how the simple act of drinking water can do so much.
And furthermore, they adore my body care products. That makes me feel good.
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