BRUSH MEASUREMENTS - 4.5” x 4.5” Handle overall length when put together is 16.25”
Some shedding is normal when new.
While I don't think anyone here needs to know about the wet/bath uses of the brush if you intend on using this as a "DRY BRUSH" I will list a little information below.
New To Dry Brushing? Here's a little information that may help you....
Shockingly our skin is one of the most toxified parts of the body. Our skin is the longest organ, it stretches from the top of our head to the tip of our toes, and up to one-third of all the blood circulating in our body goes to the skin. Our skin is also responsible of eliminating most of the toxins inside our bodies. That is why our skin deserves the same care and attention as any of our internal organs such as the heart, kidney or lungs.
However, despite that fact, many people do not pay much attention to the well-being of their skin, especially skin that is not part of our face. What makes it even more surprising is that, unlike the internal organs, the skin usually does not require any expensive prescribed medication. Most of the care the skin needs can be accomplished with simple techniques and habits that only employ just a little bit of our time.
One of these practices is the little known habit of "dry brushing". Yes, you read me right! Dry brushing (or dry skin brushing), as the term suggests, is the practice that involves brushing the surface of your skin for about 3 to 5 minutes. The purpose of this practice is massaging the skin while exfoliating and improving circulation.
Here's a little top 10 list but these are not the ONLY benefits but a brief breakdown of some...
1. It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite
Cellulite is basically the dimpling of the skin due to protrusion of the subcutaneous adipose tissue. The subcutaneous adipose tissue is a connective tissue that stores fat and also insulates or "cushions" the body. Unfortunately, such a vital tissue gets bombarded with toxins to the point that they literally "heap up" or protrude the skin over specific areas of the body.
By dry brushing the skin, you are able to massage the subcutaneous adipose tissue thereby breaking down the toxins that may be piled in it. These broken down toxins can then be eliminated through the skin and other "filtering" organs such as the kidneys. Regular exercise and healthy eating are recommended to speed up the elimination process commenced by dry skin brushing.
2. It Eliminates Dead Skin
If you didn’t know this; yes, your skin dies! And it is then replaced by new skin cells. This process is so fast that we do not even realize it is happening.
Dry brushing your skin expedites this process as it quickly gets rid of the dead skin cells thereby speeding up the formation of new ones. New skin cells are usually softer, smoother and have a natural glow. Who wouldn’t want to have new skin all the time?
3. It Enhances Blood Circulation And Cleansing Of The Lymphatic System
Toxins form part of our everyday lives; from the air we breathe, to the food we eat and the water we drink. Other organs in the body also release toxins as byproducts of their metabolism. It is the lymphatic’s systems responsibility to wash away these toxins.
When you dry brush your skin, you improve blood circulation which in turn helps make the lymphatic system more efficient so that toxins are expelled faster.
4. It Promotes Even Fat Distribution
There is a high tendency for one section of our body to get more fat than the rest. This fat accumulation depends on the metabolism rates of such areas.
Continuous dry skin brushing, however, can help evenly distribute the fat across the entire body instead of depositing them in the same places every time.
5. It Enhances Nutrients Absorption By The Skin
A mixture of dead skin cells, broken or crooked hairs, environmental pollution and sweat can block our pores. And sometimes, the regular daily shower may not be enough to fully clear these blockages. When this happens, the skin cannot effectively absorb vital nutrients and substances our body needs.
Frequent dry skin brushing will help clear and open up the pores of the skin to freely eliminate waste and absorb nutrients, moisture and sunlight for overall well-being.
6. It Rejuvenates The Nervous System
Our nervous system plays a major role in the functioning of our entire body, and most of our nerve ending are near the skin. These nerve endings are responsible for communicating senses to the brain which allow us to react according to the situation.
When a person regularly dry brushes their skin, these nerve endings are rejuvenated, making the body mucho more alert and responsive to stimulation, especially touch.
7. It Enhances Digestion And Kidney Functionality
We have already discussed the role of our lymphatic system and how dry skin brushing can help this system. The other important effect of dry brushing the skin is that, when the lymphatic system is cleansed, extra water and toxins that may be stored in the lymph nodes are expelled, which means the cells would need new supply of nutrients. The faster this cycle repeats the faster food is digested to provide nutrients. This relieves stress on the kidneys as filtering of the body system is also faster thanks to the supportive role of high functioning skin and fast-draining lymphatic system.
8. It Smooths And Tightens Skin
As a person continually dry brushes their skin, the blood flow to and from the skin is enhanced. This, over time, strengthens the skin, giving it a natural glow and a smoother look and feel. The best part is, all the breaks in the skin that speed aging of the body are gradually reduced also as an effect of dry skin brushing.
9. It Relieves Stress
Many doctors and therapists have recommended dry skin brushing as a great means of releasing stress. The process is very meditating especially when done at a slow rate. Dry skin brushing has the added benefit of working deeply on the inside to get you relaxed and relieved.
10. It Promotes Happiness
The process of dry brushing your skin simply feels great! It is even better when done among the first things you do in the day. The improved circulation helps make you more alert and relaxed at the same time which gives you a sensation of joy and satisfaction that can positively affect the rest of your day.
There are many more benefits we could list for dry skin brushing. However, from the top 10 above, it is quite obvious how beneficial this simple process can be for you and why you may want to consider adding it to your daily routine.
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While our handling and processing time is set to 3 business days we generally ship out rather quickly. We schedule pick ups for Monday and Thursday every week so you can expect your order to go out on those days (depending when you order).
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We love what we make and our handmade items take up most of our free time these days. We treat each one like it's our artistic interpretation and as a piece of art. We no longer accept custom or personalized orders as what little free time goes into creating more product for our shop. Thank you for understanding.
No not all but many, any item that can be custom scented for you will have a drop down menu with a SCENT category in the listing. Some products can not be scented due to a majority of reasons.
Our animal hair is sourced right here in Texas. All our wood is sourced right here as well but there are a couple for obvious reasons like they don't grow in Texas that are sourced elsewhere. Same with the horns. If you are looking to start your own comb or brush business I would suggest doing some research as I'm not giving up my contacts :D :P :D :P
I can't give you a class on how to make the brushes or combs, please don't ask me to walk you through how you can make the brushes or combs yourself. I'm sorry but I've worked hard to create a niche and it's not very nice to expect me to give out trade secrets and walk you through how to attach, clean, sanitize etc.. the boar hair and attach it :D :P :D :P.
This seems to be the number one thing I've had emails about recently. All animals are treated with respect and dignity. When possible the material is sourced right on our farm but when needed we buy from other suppliers. It goes without saying that our GOAT and HORSE hair brushes are from "no kill" animals. Our boar hair is sourced in Texas from several places and is collected from wild boar who are hunted and processed for meat. There is no cruelty involved and all boars are dispersed as humanely as possible. Hair collection is only done when animal is processed after death.
Our typical packaging consists of brand new heavyweight boxes and new bubblewrap... BUT .... we hate waste here whether it's horn chunks, wood pieces or even packaging items we get ourselves. SOOOOO I always keep a big box full of brown recycled paper, air pillows and anything else I can reuse. We don't normally ship with it UNLESS someone asks so PLEASE PLEASE just add a note with your order if you would like Green packaging.