Let’s face it eco-crazy mamas, we all want to have beautiful skin, but certainly not at the expense of our health! Did you know putting chemicals on your skin is actually far worse than ingesting them? When you ingest something, the enzymes in your saliva and stomach help break down the material and flush it out of your body. However, when you put these chemicals on your skin, they are absorbed straight into your blood stream without filtering of any kind, so there’s no protection against the toxins and other chemicals being absorbed!
The best way to ensure you know exactly what you are putting on your skin, and into your body, is to start making your own skincare products at home. I recently started experimenting with homemade skincare recipes, and the results have been amazing- It’s fun, rewarding, and my skin has never looked so vibrant!
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of my favorite homemade skincare recipes, so you too can reap the benefits of a natural homemade skincare regimen!
There will be five parts to this homemade skincare series…
1. Homemade Facial Cleanser
5. Homemade Anti-Aging & Acne Skincare
Now let’s get started!
Homemade Facial Cleanser Recipes
- If working with food in your recipes, it’s best just to stick to one use batches. Don’t make anymore then what you can use at a single time. Or make just enough to last 1 week and store in the fridge.
- Always keep water away from your jars! Even dipping a wet finger into a jar of your fresh lotion can contaminate it. Always make sure fingers are clean and dry or use an application to remove your lotion.
- Store your products in dark containers or opaque packaging to keep them away from the harmful effects of sunlight
- If going preservative-free…. It’s important to remember that your natural products will not stay fresh for as long as commercial products do. By making your products in small batches that you use up within a short period of time, your products will stay fresh and you eliminate the need to preserve your products with harsh chemical preservatives.
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