Archive | September 2012

Aging Skin? J.R.LIGGETT’S Can Help!

From the day we are born, we begin to age. Our lives began with that wonderfully soft, pliable skin and all those natural body oils that kept our skin, scalp and hair healthy and problem free. I won’t say it’s all downhill after that, but when we reach our mid-50’s and older, our scalp oils change, and usually not for the better. We will find, most likely on a daily basis, that our natural scalp oils have slowed production…what we all wished for when we were in our teen-age years, right?  But now the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction and possibly for the first time in our life, we may be experiencing a dry, painful, itchy scalp. Our scalp may develop redness, sores, and dandruff-like flakes. At this point, it’s time to take quick action to address these symptoms.

J.R.LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bars will not remove all of the natural oils your body produces. It removes the excess oils, the dirt and grime, but leaves some of your natural oils intact to keep your scalp and body healthy naturally. It can alleviate and in some cases, stop these annoyances in their tracks. All are detergent free, and made with nourishing oils to balance your own body and scalp oils, specific herbal properties that address various skin and hair issues, and moisturizing ingredients to alleviate dryness.

The brand new Virgin Coconut & Argan Oil Shampoo Bar has organic, luscious, moisturizing, sweet-scented, delicious Virgin Coconut Oil which keeps your hair strong, vitalized, moisturized and possessses anti-microbial properties. It retains natural moisture, and keeps hair soft and shiny.  Argan Oil, a new “wonder oil”, that is extracted by hand from the nut of the Argan tree, gives new life to dry, tangled, flyaway hair and restores smoothness, strengthens, and gives your hair luster and shine. Similar to Jojoba Oil, but with its own dramatic enhancing performance properties. Argan Oil hydrates hair and is outstanding for uncontrollable, curly, unmanageable hair. Vitamin E has been added, and this is an excellent shampoo for color treated hair.

The Ultra Balanced Shampoo Bar is unscented, thus terrific for skin and breathing allergies. Years of inhaling smog, indoor pollutants, and absorption of chemicals through our skin, can result in various sensitivities.

The Original Shampoo Bar made with 100% vegetable oil, will not strip your natural oils, lathers quickly, cleans well, rinses out easily. Basic, simple, smart.

The Herbal Shampoo Bar is composed of an enticing combination of Rosemary, Lavender and Cedarwood. Rosemary contains anti-oxidants, is good for a dry itchy scalp, stimulates blood flow and circulation, soothes and conditions dry, flaky scalps, and is helpful in clearing dandruff. Lavender has anti-septic and anti-fungal properties, is good for treating eczema, heals wounds, and cuts. Fungal infections can affect healthy people as well as those with poor circulation, weak immune systems, diabetes, and people who take antibiotics or corticosteroid drugs. Warm, moist body areas such as the underarms, behind the ears, scalp and between the toes are likely locations for fungal growth. Lavender is also quite effective on lice, lice eggs, and nits. For centuries, Lavender has been well-known for its calming and relaxing properties–a real bonus for those who of us who may have trouble sleeping.

The Tea Tree & Hemp Oil Shampoo Bar is fragrance free and contains Tea Tree which is capable of killing stubborn germs and helps in clearing skin infections. Scabies and mites may be picked up from hospital stays, and the resultant scratching and itching can cause bleeding that can lead to infection. Tea Tree blends easily with the skin’s oils and alters the chemical barriers of the skin thereby making it inhospitable for the growth of fungi and other organisms. This shampoo bar also contains almond oil which is a great source of Vitamin E. Almond oil moisturizes and is great for itchy, dry skin and is very healing and soothing. It makes hair strong and thick and controls hair loss.

The Damaged and Dry Formula Shampoo Bar contains Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, and Almond Oil. Aloe Vera is terrific for cuts, burns, minor skin irritations, and is very soothing and healing. This Shampoo Bar is great for cold weather where the lack of humidity either indoors or out, can dry our skin.

The Jojoba & Peppermint Shampoo Bar contains Jojoba oil which promotes skin healing (sores and wounds) and fights bacteria. Peppermint relieves skin irritation, dermatitis, neutralizes the dryness of the scalp, and reduces skin redness. Plus, its fresh scent lifts our spirits and invigorates the scalp and skin.

Let’s face it, our skin changes with aging and time. The accumulation of those summers we spent developing our suntans, hours in a tanning bed, or just the passage of the years themselves, has taken a toll on the condition of our skin. We might not appreciate the effects, and to a certain extent, we do have to live with some of the results of the previous years of abusing one of our most visible organs–our skin. Some of us age more gracefully than others in the sense that our skin may look younger, but inevitably, skin tissue does break down and presents various troublesome issues to deal with.

In older men and women, the slowdown of the oil production in sebaceous glands continues and even gathers pace, so that the skin dries and thins. Older skin is less elastic, less oily, and thinner, thus making it more susceptible to injury. The signs of earlier skin abuse and damage becomes visible. In younger skin, the cells are replaced about every 21 to 40 days. As one ages, the cells regenerate more slowly, and the rate of replacement is approximately half what it was previously. We will notice our skin becoming drier and thinner due to fat loss. Scratches, cuts or bumps can take longer to heal. Older people will need to give their skin more care than when they were younger.

Many older people experience dry skin most often on their lower legs, elbows and lower arms. Some possible reasons could be from not drinking enough liquids, staying out in the sun, being in dry air (either indoors or outdoors), less oil produced, and using harsh, drying soaps and taking hot baths (warm water baths are less dehydrating). Because older people have thinner skin, scratching itches can cause bleeding that can lead to infection. Some medicines make the skin itchier. Itching can also cause sleep problems–waking up because of a feeling of ‘tightness’ in the skin and its resultant irritation. Severe itchy skin (pruritus) can be very uncomfortable and cause sleep loss and other symptoms of skin problems.

The most common physical problems in older adults are changes is how well they can see, hear, move, and talk. There is less arm and shoulder movement, slower reflexes, and unsteadiness. Arthritis may be affecting our hand and arm strength resulting in difficulty in opening containers, unscrewing lids or simply grasping an object. Safety is an issue as we age. We aren’t as limber or manually dexterous as we once were. With the Shampoo Bar, we can have the bar in one hand, lather up the hair or body and rinse, all the while holding onto a safety bar with the other hand– the Shampoo Bar is a safer solution for an unsteady body. The point is, the Shampoo Bar is not only for your hair, as it is perfect for all over body use, benefit, and enjoyment due to its mildness and lack of harsh chemicals.

We all can see the need to stretch our dollars, and J.R.LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bars are known for value, quality, and affordability. As most liquid shampoos are mostly water, one 6.5 ounce bar equals approximately a 24 ounce bottle of shampoo. The Shampoo Bars normalize your hair oils resulting in a less frequent need to wash your hair, which means less skin and scalp dryness to deal with, ultimately resulting in less bar use. This may be one instance when getting older actually pays! There is no waste as there is no liquid to drip down one’s fingers and run down the drain. And why make decisions difficult with a cluttered tub surround holding many different and perhaps harmful bathing products? Using J.R.LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bar for all bathing needs is a ‘value-wise’ solution.

J.R.LIGGETT’S Foam Face & Body Washes are an excellent accompaniment to the Shampoo Bars. Three scents are featured: Western Slope, Lemon Lime, and White Sage. All contain saponified olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil with safflower oil, almond, hemp or jojoba oil, and Vitamin E. No detergents to dry out the skin, only moisturizing ingredients to alleviate the dryness. The foam is so gentle, soft and feels luxurious… ahhhh… just what the doctor ordered.

Remember when taking a warm water shower or bath, to always use a soft cloth or sponge instead of a rough washcloth. Do not scrub or rub the skin extensively. Gently pat skin dry and then apply J.R.LIGGETT’S Spray Body Oils in Lavender, Lemon-Lime, or White Sage as a self-pampering, finishing touch. The body oils are a unique formula combination of fast absorbing oils that will moisturize your skin without feeling ‘greasy’. They do not contain any corn oil (for those with corn oil allergies) or olive oil (which does not absorb easily), or alcohol (which dries the skin). A little goes a long way. Such a simple and easy solution for dry skin.

Aging is inevitable, but J.R.LIGGETT’S products provide a solution to many of its accompanying problems.

Joy Richter

                                                                                                              ©copyright 2012 J.R.LIGGETT LTD


What Sort of Person

What type of person subscribes to the values of J.R.LIGGETT’S?  That thought crossed my mind the other day, and as I recalled the comments and praises of J.R.LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bar users over the years, I came to the conclusion that one could at least generalize that most users have a certain amount of respect and interest in the great outdoors.  Even if our daily work calls us to be inside, we still long to gaze at the clouds in the sky, and birds on the wing. We want to escape at some point during the day and just feel a gentle breeze in our hair or hear the leaves rustling as they tumble down a street. When evening comes, we can’t take our gaze away from the beauty of a setting sun. If we are fortunate enough to live near a park or wooded area, the ultimate pleasure is to take a leisurely stroll, and trade the man-created aspects of life in exchange for something real… There’s just something about studying the heroic actions of an ant trying to carry an object 3 times his size–and succeeding– that just softly strips away the cares of the day. I like to focus on something bigger than my problems–even if it happens to be smaller.

This past week I came across an editorial by Christopher Kimball, editor of Cook’s Illustrated magazine. It’s found in the current issue–September/October 2012– and entitled, “Sounds of Silence”. If you enjoy nature, I’d strongly suggest you take a read–after I read the piece, I felt as calm and laid back as a cat napping in a sunny window on a chilly day. Christopher Kimball– a much better writer than I by miles upon miles– speaks of the value of quietness, stillness, observance, and carefully measuring one’s words. And with that, I will measure my words, and just say, “read the article, you will enjoy it.”

But I want to include a quote from his story that spoke to my heart and how I feel about nature:  “The woods are indifferent to human affairs; that is why nature’s conversation–the birdsong and the helter-skelter scurrying of chipmunks–is restorative. The words in our heads float away, are absorbed by the leaves, break apart into individual letters, and then disperse on the wind.”   Ahhh… my thoughts exactly.

As a child growing up, my three older brothers and I spent hours playing in the woods that surrounded our home in the outlying area of St.Louis, Missouri. We lived on two acres of land, surrounded by thick woods, a meandering narrow creek, and miles and miles of cropland–mostly corn and soybeans. We practically grew up in the woods– making forts from holes dug into dirt banks, which my brothers then completed by felling small trees with hatchets, constructing a roof, and then, lining the floor with dried leaves. We swung on wild grapevines, eased ourselves across the creek on huge fallen trees, and ran barefoot through the cool loose dirt in freshly plowed fields collecting un-earthed Indian arrowheads along the way. In the fall, we picked pears from an ancient pear tree, gathered ears of corn for our rabbits and two pet goats (the goats would run along with us as a dog would), or just sat in the woods quietly by ourselves, breathing in the smell of decaying Cottonwood leaves, and seeing squirrels jump from limb to limb high above our heads. We loved the woods, and I loved to find my solace there.

I am the sort of person who likes the idea behind J.R.LIGGETT’S. So simple, so real, so down-to-earth.  No hype, no frills. A nod towards nature in all aspects. Restorative, pure, handmade… yeah, I like that. It’s like a walk in the woods; campers, hikers, travelers–even arm-chair travelers, agree. Let’s get back to the earth–to the woods. Quietly unwrap a bar of J.R.LIGGETT’S… breathe in the scent of nature, and be restored.

Joy E. Richter                                                                              ©copyright 2012 J.R.LIGGETT LTD

The photo above: My brothers and I having just completed our fort, were bravely holding off the enemy with our weapons. I’m on the right, wearing my brother’s hand-me-down clothes–except for the head scarf!

Moving On

My siblings and I are clearing out my Dad’s house. Dad has moved and the house contains so much stuff… drawers and cabinets filled with near-ancient things, closets full of clothing and shoes, newspaper clippings, books, photos.  We’re coming across things from years back that he has used practically forever; amazingly, most things still function, although a lot worse for the wear. We’re sharing stories and laughing about private family jokes; it’s a time for transition and reflection, looking at what works in life and what doesn’t.  One thing for sure, Dad didn’t spend money on fancy gadgets, he kept things simple. If it performed well and got the job done, there was no use chucking it.

As we have sorted through, we found a slide ruler, and I called dibs on Dad’s old wooden folding “tape” (I always wanted to play with it when I was a kid, but I knew I’d best leave it alone for fear of breaking).  And then the kitchen ware; we found tried and true cast iron skillets, dishes that have stood the test of time and are now “collectables”, real silverware, old tea kettles, a simple ice cream scoop, a hand-powered juicer, and oh my gosh, even a wooden washboard and wash tub–no thank you, I’ll take my modern washer and dryer.

But you know, even though things have changed, these precursors to “modernity” assisted in a job well done.  The reasons were quality, function, design, appearance… a complete “package” of sorts that simply did what it was designed to do. Yeahthat’s where I’m headed… J.R.LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bar.  An old-fashioned concept wrapped up in a modern package.  A well-designed, well thought out product that fills the bill, that gets the job done without a lot of bells and whistles.  Not a lot of fanfare or fancy foot-work, just a down to earth shampoo that makes it happen.  That’s all it needs to do!  Leaves your hair clean, shiny and healthy without added strange, unpronounceable chemicals. Doesn’t harm the environment, no plastic bottle to add to the landfill, easy to transport, mild enough for a body soap, shaving cream, wash out a garment, wash up a dish…

J.R.LIGGETT’S has withstood the test of time.  And even though this shampoo bar could stand chest puffed out and all proud and smug-like, it’s really not necessary, cause quality stands for itself–it makes it own statement;  it just keeps on keepin’ on… 

We could have found a bar of J.R.LIGGETT’S amongst Dad’s stuff (actually, I found two bars that I had sent him), because you don’t throw out something that works… You keep it, you use it, and you tell others about it… just like I’m doing. Will you tell others too?

Joy Richter                                                                                 ©copyright 2012 J.R.LIGGETT LTD

The photo above:  No, not Dad’s house.  Located in the Mira Valley, outside Ord, Nebraska. I’ve passed by this house for years and finally stopped and nabbed some shots.

Heads-Up! J.R.LIGGETT’S Newest Creation!

Announcing J.R.LIGGETT’S  newest addition to a fantastic line of all natural shampoo bars… Virgin Coconut & Argan Oil Shampoo Bar! Recently unveiled at Salt Lake City, Utah’s Outdoor Retailer Show, this shampoo bar features organic, luscious, moisturizing, sweet-scented, delicious Virgin Coconut Oil (but please, don’t eat the bar!).  Sweet-smelling coconut oil keeps  hair strong, vitalized, moisturized, and is an excellent microbial agent.  Vitamin E protects your hair from the effects of aging and keeps your scalp healthy. Plus, the fatty acids in coconut oil serve as very good anti-dandruff agents–far superior than any anti-dandruff shampoo you may find on the market.

And Argan Oil!  I’d never heard of this before, but when I started digging through the information, wow– this stuff is fantastic!  No wonder J.R. wanted to give us one more shampoo bar option to rave about!  Argan oil gives new life to dry, tangled, fly-away hair.  Extracted by hand from the nut of the Argan tree which is found mostly in Morocco, it has been found to be far superior to Jojoba oil for a hair treatment, and has its own dramatic enhancing performance properties.  Check it out: 

  • Argan oil stops the curliness and roughness of hair in an efficient way by penetrating  into the hair pores or shafts, thereby increasing elasticity.
  • Hydrates your hair and nourishes hair growth.
  • Good for uncontrollable, curly, and unmanageable hair as it restores smoothness.
  • Natural antioxidants present in Argan Oil strengthen the hair by repairing  the damaged cellular membrane of your hair.
  • The presence of Vitamin E in Argan Oil makes it a tremendous agent for hair damaged by heat, over-styling, and repairs hair traumatized by chemicals used in perms and hair coloring. 
  • Non-greasy Argan Oil locks in moisture and restores luster and shine.  Oh yeah!

You know from past experience that J.R.LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bars deliver! All natural, using only edible oils, no animal testing, containing no animal products, biodegradable, handmade in the U.S.A., multi-tasking abilities, good for you and the environment… just plain old “spot-on” when it comes to what we need and want!

Even though summer might be a fading memory, just a sniff of coconut takes you back to warm breezes and tropical memories… Argan oil transports your senses to another wonderful, calm, location; a whole-body experience… try it today… J.R.LIGGETT’S has made it easy and simple… it couldn’t happen any other way.

Joy Richter                                               ©copyright 2012 J.R.LIGGETT LTD                                    


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