"The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it performs a number of vital functions. It serves as a protective barrier against microorganisms. It helps shield the delicate, sensitive tissues underneath from mechanical and other injuries. It acts as an insulator against heat and cold, and helps eliminate body wastes in the form of perspiration. It guards against excessive exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun by producing a protective pigmentation, and it helps produce the body's supply of vitamin D. Its sense receptors enable the body to feel pain, cold, heat, touch, and pressure"
Our skin does so much for us (like literally keeps us from falling apart), so why shouldn't we care for it with the absolute best ingredients possible? Leave the toxins, fake fragrance and preservatives on the store shelf where they belong...
As I continue on my path towards enlightenment, I've come to accept that more is not often better in the case of personal care products. Unfortunately, the industry has been inundated with more. More preservatives. More synthetic chemicals. More expensive. And more harmful than good. In my quest for an anti-aging serum that was made with real ingredients and showed real results, I formulated one of my most popular and exciting DIY concoctions to date! Free from toxins, free from preservatives, and only two simple ingredients: 100% Pure and Organic Jojoba Oil and Young Living's 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. This recipe is for people with oily, normal, or dry skin; people with a history of hyper pigmentation, rosacea, acne, and any other troublesome skin condition. Every woman I love now enthusiastically uses this blend in the place of their oil serum/moisturizer!
A few months into my essential oil revolution, I grabbed the $20, "Eucalyptus Mint Sugar Scrub" by Bath & Body Works off the shelf in my shower and took a quick glance at the list of ingredients. As suspected, the list was lengthy. It was full of words that were hard to pronounce, very few of which included "Eucalyptus" and/or "Mint" and I immediately felt perplexed. Why were there so many ingredients? Were they necessary? More importantly, why did I voluntarily PAY for all those synthetic ingredients and slather the largest organ in my body (skin) with them without first asking these questions? I set out to remedy this situation using some of my newly acquired skills and now I'm about to blow your scrub-lovin' minds.
I'm always looking for ways to eliminate personal care products from my shopping list, so learning how simple it is to whip up a batch of organic and nutrient-rich lip balm with my in-house supply of base oils and butters and my trusted essential oils, made me super excited to share!
In my quest for cleaner living, I have slowly but surely replaced each of my toxic personal care products with simple, clean, and effective Do It Yourself versions. My essential oils continue to be my greatest asset while doing so!
This is by far my favorite deodorant recipe. It's one that actually works, first and foremost, but it's also extremely simple and toxin-free...
Since we live in a bug-friendly environment, we were super excited to learn that there are certain plant oils that naturally and effectively repel mosquitoes! Obviously, we jumped all over this DIY opportunity to save money and avoid toxic chemicals. There are varying recipes, but here is a list of oils that are especially talented at deterring mosquitoes and make an excellent DIY bug spray.
It still boggles my mind that the often-overpriced products in stores so frequently have a laundry list of synthetic ingredients (many of which are possibly harmful) when it's so easy to make a long-lasting natural product with very few ingredients. Today, I'm sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes for a healing salve. In case you are wondering what on earth a healing salve is, I will tell you that it's something that can go on pretty much anything: cuts, burns, dry skin, rashes, split ends, cracked feet, eczema, baby bums and more! There are several expensive products on the market, but at the end of the day, nothing has compared to my simple salve recipe.
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