I can’t stress enough how “regular” commercial cosmetics can be harmful for your health . Those preparations a usually full of potentially dangerous chemical ingredients, not to mention that they comes from high polluting companies and generally tested on animals.
The best way to avoid all those down-sides is to make your own beauty products. This is not as complicated as it sounds, and in fact, it can be even fun to make. Here’s a great homemade scrub recipe that is gentle enough to use on your face and suited for all skin types.
Rose-lavender scented scrub
¼ cup almonds
½ cup old-fashion oats
2 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
1 tablespoon dried rose petals
¾ cup white clay
water or rose water
1 drop lavender essential oil
In a food processor, grind almonds, oats and flower petals to a fine meal. Add white clay and mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight container.
Add 1 tablespoon of the mixture to 1 tablespoon of water (or rose water) and a drop of lavender essential oil. Massage the paste on your freshly cleaned skin in a circular motion. Rinse well and follow with your natural day cream.
This homemade facial scrub leaves skin velvety smooth. You can use it two to three times a week.
Have you ever made your own beauty products? If not, what is your favorite brand? Does your skin regiment includes a facial scrub?