I think I was destined to work in natural beauty, because I’ve always been fascinated by what’s in our beauty products.
I remember sitting in the bath and reading the side of the shampoo bottle. The ingredients baffled me. Sodium laura what? What was that stuff in my shampoo? Where did it come from? Did they use these ingredients just so I couldn’t make it myself? (From a very young age I was already into cooking and making things myself!)
Of course then I didn’t think about the possible health consequences of slathering myself with chemicals everyday. I loved beauty products and I used tons of them. I just wanted to save money and have products completely customized for me – I didn’t really care what went inside.
Fast-forward to today and there are so many resources to learn how to make your own beauty products – and so many healthier options to buy in stores (if you know what to look for)! But there’s still something so satisfying and creative and fun about creating your own homemade beauty products – that really work.
Creating homemade beauty products is an act of love for yourself and your family. I believe the thought and care (and high-quality ingredients) that go into homemade beauty products make them even more effective than the ones you can buy. Think about it: truly homemade food is always healthier than what you buy in shops. It’s fresher, and it’s made with love and care and intention. Why can’t the same apply to our beauty products and everything we do to improve our health?
So today I’m sharing 5 easy homemade beauty recipes to get you started.
What’s your favorite easy homemade beauty recipe? Share it in the comments (feel free to post a link to the recipe if you’ve written about it on your own blog!)