Beauty detox: my current natural beauty routine


Beauty detox: my current natural beauty routine

We’re a few weeks into the Beauty Detox, and I wanted to give you an update on my current beauty routine.   If you remember, I did a product inventory and found my 28 frequently used products.  Here’s the original list, and what natural substitutions I’m using at the moment.  I’m not totally happy with all of these products yet so this list will change during the year.  Overall, I’m finding them just as easy to use as the store-bought kind – they just require a bit of work up front to make!

  1. Face cleanser – I made a cleansing cream, recipe to come soon.
  2. Face scrub – almond oatmeal cleansing grains from Rosemary Gladstar’s book
  3. Face moisturizer – using a lightweight sage and yarrow moisturizer from the Natural Beauty Book
  4. Acne spot treatment – using teatree or lavender oil
  5. Facial mask – using honey as a face mask at the moment
  6. shampoo – again a recipe from Rosemary Gladstar’s book, recipe coming soon.
  7. conditioner – sage vinegar! This is great, I’ll write about it soon.
  8. anti-frizz hair serum – don’t need it yet!
  9. Sea salt texture hair spray – don’t need it, my hair definitely has more texture with these natural products
  10. dry shampoo – have tried sprinkling arrow root powder on my roots a couple of times … has potential.
  11. shaving cream – using baby oil
  12. shower gel – using Dr. Bronners castille soap
  13. body moisturizer – I’m making body cream like this one! More recipes to come soon.
  14. ultra rich body cream – not yet
  15. hand cream – not yet
  16. body scrub – using coffee scrub like this, and a sugar scrub I made, recipe to come soon.
  17. perfume – none yet
  18. deodorant – using the natural crystal deodorant
  19. toothpaste – using sage tooth powder
  20. mouthwash – none yet
  21. nail polish – just leaving the existing polish on my toes for the moment until I find an alternative
  22. nail polish remover – none yet
  23. makeup (foundation, concealer, powder, blush, bronzer, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss) – currently only using Bare Minerals foundation and ‘warmth’ powder.
  24. astringent/toner – rosewater or Queen of Hungary water
  25. self tanner – none yet
  26. night time face treatment – made a light facial oil with grapeseed oil and essential oils, recipe to come soon
  27. hair color/dye – none yet, will try henna soon!
  28. hand sanitizer (does this count?!) – none yet, will find a recipe for this though!

Have better alternatives for what I’m using above? Have you tried any of them yourself? Let us know in the comments!

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Amanda Cook is an author, entrepreneur & alchemist. She helps entrepreneurs, business owners & executives rediscover their inner guidance, so they can create meaning, success & magic in their next stage of life & work.

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  1. I tried the crystal deodorant- I guess I am a little too sweaty for that one to work for me! I found a good recipe for a DIY deodorant: equal parts corn flour and coconut oil, adding in a small amount of baking soda and/or baby powder. Then I’ll just add in whatever essential oils I feel like, or leave it as is. Also, for beauty products I just stumbled upon a great vintage cosmetic company called besame. I think I will order from them when my bare escuentals run out, because they are all natural plus use recyclable aluminum packaging and offer refills.

    1. Hi Sena, thanks for your comments! I have tried a deodorant recipe like that, haven’t written it up yet though but I loved the results! I’ll check out the besame stuff. Thanks 🙂

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