Ingredients of natural body care
I learn that workshop about natural body care are a mine of information, and I am starting to appreciate even more using products with ingredients I can actually pronounce.
From your local market you can select what is going to nourish your body, inside and out. Honey, cucumber, sugar, water and many more natural ingredients can help you to replace all those products that have chemicals, anima”l blood”, and lots of bad stuff inside their sparkling packaging.
My suggestion is to use, as much as you can, natural ingredients like these describe below. Make your own body care product and save the environment.
It’s also a great idea for girls night. In fact some recipe need to be made at the moment (it’s not possible to conserve most of them) and it’s better if you have somebody to share them with so that you do not waste anything.
- plain yogurt –> Rich of lactic acid, it helps to dissolve dead skin cells leaving toned and soft skin. It can be used as mask for all kind of skin. Pasteurized yogurt will work just fine, but try to use raw yogurt when possible. Make sure there are not additives or other stabilizers. You can apply one teaspoon of plain yogurt to the face and neck, and leave it on for 25 minute. If the mask starts to become runny, lie down. Rinse even if it’s not completely dry and follow with moisturizer. With time this mask can slightly bleaches and even skin tone.
- strawberry –> Did you know you can use the fruit and the leaves as body care ingredient? Strawberry pulp is really good to whiten teeth and freshen breath. Just smash a ripe medium sized strawberries and brush normally with your toothbrush. Rinse with water. You can do this every day and you will notice the difference. Also, infusion of strawberry leaves makes a very good astringent for oily or normal skin. Apply directly on pimples.
- honey –> It’s the perfect way to soft, moisture and hydrate your skin, increasing circulation and leaving a nice glow. Use raw honey (about 2-3 teaspoons) and apply a thin coat on your face, neck and chest. Leave on for 15 minutes, then pat the skin with our finger. Rinse using a cloth damped with hot water.
- sugar –> I learned about this one day when I got a manicure in a very nice spa. They use sugar as natural exfoliant. Use half teaspoon of sugar in damped hands and massage for a couple of minutes the all surface, finger by finger, and wrists. Rinse with warm water. It’s a great way to remove dead cells leaving soft skin. You can also use sugar for the res to your body when you take a shower, before or together the body wash.
These are only few example.
If you are still not sure if or why you should give up your “regular” body care products, I give you a very good reason. Read my post about Not just a pretty face by Stacy Malkan. It’s a life changing book. I truly believe that if you read this book you just cannot buy again those products.
Trust me, give it a try! At least you will be 1005 aware of what you are doing to yourself and your children.
Let me know!
Of course there is nothing better than nature!