February 8, 2013
I have always tried to be aware of what I ate and what products I used on my body.
The more natural the better has always been my motto.
No processed foods, no make-up, and the "most natural" soaps and lotions I could find in the market that were not too expensive.
The expensive part has taken a jump these days and combine that with healthy or natural products and the price skyrockets.
So, I have been doing a lot of reading and researching.
Time to try making some of my own lotions, soaps, and shampoos.
This has always made me nervous thinking I couldn't do it right.
But I don't want to keep using all the chemical mixtures on the store shelves on my skin and hair any longer.
And if others can do it successfully, then I don't see why I can't.
I have ordered several types of organic carrier oils that are meant for my skin type - grapeseed, almond, apricot, and my favorite, jojoba.
I already have several bottles of essential oils, and my kitchen is stocked with herbs for cooking - and many of them are also used for skin and hair care.
My daughter is the queen of aloe vera plants - they multiply like crazy for her - so adding them to my supplies will be too easy.
I will start with very small batches, breaking down some of the recipes I have found to just a couple day's supply to see how well they work.
Once I know what works best, I can make bigger batches.
But as with natural products, they don't have the preservatives that the chemical ones do, so they are only good for so long.
I am excited to try mixing and creating my own "potions".
And of course I will share my findings right here!