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natural beauty care...?

January 30th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I found a book at the library with recipes to make your own skin care items and have found it really interesting. Lately I have been getting more and more concerned about the chemicals in things I use every day.

I rather wish I didn't know sometimes. I know a lot of it is very extreme and the anti-cosmetics movement uses fear to make their point - but it is hard not to think I have several forms of cancer just from standing in close proximity to the items in my bathroom drawer.

While I think it would be a while before I gave up a lot of things (clinique foundation, for one) I think there are a few bits and pieces I can incorporate into my routine to see how it goes.

Financially it makes sense too. The recipes call for things that I already have in the house anyway (chamomile tea, oats etc) and the finished products will end up being cheaper in the long run, even if I do have to buy some items in the end.

I'm not one to throw everything out and rush head first into it. I will be using up my old stuff and just experiment with the natural products to see how they go.

If I find that I am not liking the home-made stuff, I might have to bite the bullet and start looking for commercially made natural ingredient beauty products. But I think it would be nice to be able to make your own.

Thoughts? Ideas? Recipes? Anyone?

4 Responses to “natural beauty care...?”

  1. princessperky Says:

    No real ideas, but would love it if you would share what works.

    I avoid the store bought chemistry products, but have never found a simple recipe for moisturizer/face wash that works.

    I use old fashioned soap (horrors) and occasionally olive oil (works well on body, not face).

    I do use sugar, or salt, or baking soda for a 'scrub' works very well, but is not a daily thing.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    once i try a few out i will share some PP Smile
    one that I am going to try out soon involves plain oats, blended or precessed dry. you wet your face and then rub the dry oats into your skin, it's meant to be a good scrub to soften skin/get rid of dead skin cells. and CHEAP!

  3. boomeyers Says:

    I used to use witch hazel on my skin. Worked great, but it was stinky! Not sure where they sell it now.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    boomeyers: i already use witchhazel Big Grin it's much cheaper than ordinary toners and i have gotten used to the smell.

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