We are careful of what we eat and put into our bodies, so why wouldn’t we be cautious about what we put on our skin? The skin is the largest organ in the body, what you put on your body matters just as much as what you put in your body.
How I Started Making My Own Products:
I have never really been a girl who wore a lot of make up, but I do love a good bath and I obviously believe in strong personal hygiene. I love feeling good about what I put on my skin and hair. Knowing that the products I make are Organic and Cruelty-Free means a lot to me, so when I started making my own beauty products when I started cutting out animal products in my diet.
Fueling any company that tested on animals was not what I wanted to do, and at the time a lot of brands were still animal testing. I heard a lot of remedies from my Mother and my Aunt, then experimented from there with the help of Google. *If you are experimenting please try it on your wrist first prior to putting it on your skin. Also be mindful if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in the recipes I have listed.
Items You Can Find in Your Kitchen:
Aloe: Great for healing wounds and calming inflammation.
Apple Cider Vinegar: You can use this as facial toner or shampoo. It helps with acne because it is a natural antiseptic and helps balance the PH level of the skin.
Avocados: I use avocados in hair masks as well as face masks. The good fats provided in avocados helps support the moisture content in your hair and face.
Bananas: Potassium is the key ingredient in bananas, this helps in strengthening dry or damaged hair. They are loaded with vitamins A, C, and E. Add them to a deep conditioning treatment and you are good to go!
Green Tea: The antioxidants found in Green Tea are out of this world. I like to take Green Tea baths by letting the tea packets steep in the warm water before getting in. Green Tea is known for its support with inflammation and calming red facial skin, so you can also add it to a face mask.
Rose: Rose is my absolute favorite for my face. Rose hip oil is my favorite go to when it comes to moisturizing for my face. I also love adding one or two drops of Rose Essential Oil to my mix of Jojoba Oil and Rose Hip Oil.
Turmeric: Turmeric is known for helping with inflammation. You can use it in face masks or just taken orally to help see benefits from it. Ensure you are getting a supplement that has black pepper added if you are taking tablets orally for inflammation.
Here is a link for some of my favorite DIY Beauty Recipes! I hope you enjoy! <3