Purely Clear’s Owner Featured In Everything Knoxville Magazine

Kelly Riggs, owner of Purely Clear, was recently featured in Everything Knoxville Magazine.  We wanted to share that lovely article with our followers.


Acne SerumMost commercial acne treatment products are loaded with toxic chemicals and synthetic preservatives.  These products use harsh chemical ingredients to aggressively dry out the skin.  They use synthetic preservatives, such as parabens, to allow their products to set on store shelves for literally years.

Unfortunately, these toxic chemicals that dry up the skin end up irritating, hastening free radical damage, creating an imbalance between skin moisture and oil levels, clogging the pores, causing bacterial infections and premature skin aging.  Many of these synthetic preservatives are estrogenic and can lead to multiple health problems.

Use an all-natural acne treatment product that helps maintain and balance the skins proper moisture and oil levels, and one that is free of dangerous synthetic preservatives.  Your skin and overall health will reap the benefits if you do.

Purely Clear in Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts

You can now find the full line of Purely Clear Skin Care and Mineral Makeup in Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts located at 4889 Broadway. Their number is 865-689-6545.

I am very proud to be working with Jodi. She has such a beautiful store filled with gifts for any occasion.  Her store is so inviting as there is always a local artist’s music playing and the  fragrant scents of essential oils and soy candles is lovely.  She has such a heart for local artisans and supports them by offering many of their items in her store. Some of those include:

  • Elizabeth Lynch and Mary Jane Harned have lamp work bracelets, earrings, dichroic pendants, Austrian crystals, gemstones, necklace sets and key chains
  • Amy Phillips has domino pendants and earrings
  • Sylvia Duquet and Chaska Denny have crochet hats, earrings, and sterling silver jewelry
  • Matt Salley has a beautiful display of hand blown glass bowls, lamps, and ornaments
  • Dottie Willocks has handmade dolls
  • Darrell Letner has absolutely beautiful primitive furniture pieces throughout the store
  • Mary Phipps produces organic aromatherapy lotions and potions
  • Sarah Greene and Gina Hammond have beautiful handmade greeting cards
  • Connie Linebarger makes hand dyed silk scarves

If you’ve not been to the Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts it’s worth the trip.  There are many exquisite, one-of-a-kind hand made items that can’t be found elsewhere.  They also offer free gift wrap with any purchase.

Purely Clear in Everything Knoxville

I was interviewed today by Mitch at Everything Knoxville Magazine. They are doing a story for their Mother’s Day issue in May on moms with five or more children and how they manage to handle the kids, job, activities, etc.

I have five children ages 24, 23, 21, 13 and 11. I also have four grandchildren ages four, a boy and girl each 20 months and a precious little six month old.

After the interview was over I began to think of all those things about my kids that made me smile and laugh like when Jonah was six years old and hit his first home run. I still remember it like it was yesterday, running to the dugout in slow motion. I was on pins and needles when Danielle won the spelling bee championship in fifth grade. Jacob blew me away when he shot a 69 in golf at the Tennessee State Championship in high school. Those are memories I will treasure forever.

Leah and Micah still live at home with me and Danny. We home school them, and Leah is a budding artist and Micah has a love and understanding for science that astounds me.

I wish I had written down more of those memories, but when the children were really young I didn’t get a shower every day let alone have time to write down those little things they said and did.

Life with a large family can be very chaotic and unpredictable at times, but that just comes with the territory. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and defeated with all the responsibility. Sure, I’ve made lots of mistakes as a parent, and there are things I wish I had done differently; but at 47 I don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. I don’t beat myself up if my house isn’t clean or the flower garden is full of weeds. When the day is done that’s not what really matters after all.

What I treasure now is when my older children call me to check in or want to grab lunch or dinner; or when my daughter-in-law calls to chat or ask a “what would you do” question.

Those crazy days of diapers and sleep deprivation may be gone, but they will always be my babies.

Save Our Supplements

Our government is up to no good again.  Tell them who’s in control or our dietary supplements will be off the shelves very soon!   Click here to find out more.

Toxic Skin Care and Makeup

Many snythetic ingredients used in skin care and cosmetic products in the United States have been banned in Europe for decades due to their known links as dangerous health hazards and skin destroyers. Over 450 personal care ingredients have been outlawed over the past 67 years by the European Union, whereas only nine have been outlawed by the United States FDA over the same time period.

Dermabrasion and Resurfacing

Many common skin treatments such as peels, acids, dermabrasion and resurfacing destroy telomeres which are at the end of each chromosome in the cell. You may achieve a pleasing aesthetic appearance with one of these procedures in the short run, but the destruction of these telomeres leads to more quickly aging cells in the long run.

Valentine’s Day Give Away

Leave me a comment as to why you would like the Purely Clear Natural Skin Care set and you will be entered into our contest give away on Saturday, February 14.

  • Free Shipping all month  -  no minimum order – sweet!
  • enter to win a Valentine’s Day Package your face will love! Valued at $145.

Purely Clear is always looking for new locations for our natural skin care, mineral makeup, essential oils, and therapeutic fragrance blends.  If you have any suggestions – a favorite salon or spa, wellness center or boutique shop that you think might be a good match, please pass along the contact information to me at info@purelyclear.com  If your suggested located is chosen, there is a lovely finder’s gift of Purely Clear products for you.

We love our customers, naturally.  Have a purely blessed and loving month.


What’s Really In Your Perfume?

What Toxic Ingredients Are In Your Perfume?

You may already be aware that most mass-produced, commercial perfumes and fragrance products contain a volatile form of alcohol as the primary ingredient. But did you know that this alcohol is so dangerous that purchasing, possessing or handling it requires a special license issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms? The secondary ingredients in commercial products usually include a vast array of unrecognizable chemicals, some with harmful toxic properties.

Alcohol-Free Therapeutic Herbal Fragrance Blends

One of our primary goals at Purely Clear is to help you understand that whatever you put on your skin is absorbed into your blood and cells, and can directly affect your overall health and well-being. Our Therapeutic Herbal Fragrance Blends are alcohol-free and contain essential oils, herbal extracts, and trace minerals found in nature which are known to have a beneficial effect on the body. All Purely Clear oil and fragrance blends contain rose oil which, combined with trace minerals, carries an electrical charge that enhances cellular energy levels and the overall health of your skin and body.

Take charge of your health and well-being. Experience the beautiful herbal fragrances from Purely Clear and discover their many therapeutic benefits.

Purely Clear products are available through our website www.purelyclear.com, select salons, spas, health food stores, and our newest location, Naturally Pure Spa, located in the Southern Market, 5400 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 588-0274.

Skin Structure

The skin not only provides the body with a waterproof covering but is also a complex organ made of many special cells. The skin varies in thickness from very thin areas that cover the eyelids to thicker areas such as the soles of the feet that have constant wear and tear.

Two primary structures make up the layers of the skin. The outer layer is referred to as the epidermis and the underlying layer is the dermis. A small, fingernail size patch of skin would contain approximately 5 million cells, over 100 sweat glands and hairs, 1000 sensors for touch, approximately 3 1/2 feet of microscopic blood vessels and 1 1/2 feet of nerve fibers. Simply amazing!