Natural Skin Care Recipes – Bring Out Your Natural Beauty
When visiting a local department store and browsing the cosmetic isles, you will find most cosmetics and skin
care products contain at least one questionable ingredient, if not many more.
Luckily the word is out about the toxic effects found in cosmetic and personal care products, and the general
public is beginning to ask questions. They are also demanding healthy and natural personal care product alternatives.
This has prodded some manufacturers to develop new product lines to meet the needs of the health conscious
When a questionable ingredient is used, you can relate to Material Data Safety Sheets to provide valuable
information. You can easily do online research and learn about any of the ingredients in the products you
have sitting in your bathroom. Unfortunately, you may find various substances are not deemed harmful when
you’re minimally exposed. However when a questionable ingredient is blended into a product that is used daily,
or over time the toxicity builds up in the body making the organs and immune system work overtime.
Let’s use Mineral Oil for an example. The Material Data Safety sheet for Mineral Oil specifies it to be a
slight health risk. On a scale of 0 to 4, it is rated a 1 where health is concerned. It goes on to say that
a person should wear gloves when handling Mineral Oil and prevent the substance from getting into the eyes.
If it enters the eyes to flush them for at least 15 minutes with clean water and seek medical aid since it
may be an irritant to the eyes or skin and its also made for crude oil. So why in the world would cosmetic
manufacturers use mineral oil as the base ingredient in eye make up remover?
This brings us to the question of why use ANY ingredient that has ANY potential to harm the body? Why not
replace that ingredient with a substance that offers healing properties instead? We now know that whatever
we put on or in our body builds up synergistically over time so a helpful ingredient would be most beneficial
when used regularly.
The manufacturers will usually reply to those questions with concerns about cost…wanting to keep their products
competitively priced. Another reason may be that research can be expensive and since many toxic ingredients
found in today’s products were grandfathered in to the regulatory guidelines (because they were used prior
to implementation of the guidelines) they are okay to use–even though the questionable ingredients wouldn’t
pass today’s standards.
For the most part, due to great marketing campaigns mass hypnosis has brought so many people to believe they
NEED the latest hot product. But what did our parents, and their parents do before mass marketing of the
latest trend in the cosmetic and personal care industry? They used homemade skin care recipes out of common
ingredients, from foods, plants, herbs and plant oils. Exposure to toxic ingredients in skin care products
and personal care products was minimal.
Thank goodness we can make a choice to say no to products with questionable ingredients once we learn how
to tell the difference. There are also many wonderful, conscious manufacturers implementing the latest research
and technology blended with the healing properties of plants and herbs. Another choice is to learn how to
make your own effective, natural skin care and cosmetic products using old tried and true homemade skin care
Here are a few favorite homemade recipes to remove eye make up using only the best ingredients:
Home Made Make Up Remover Recipes
Ingredients: Organic Apricot Kernal Oil
Directions: Apply to the skin and gently pat, press, and lightly massage in circular motions using the middle
and ring finger. Rinse with warm water followed by a splash of cool water. Air or pat dry.
Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons of Organic Milk and 1 Teaspoon of Organic Vegetable Oil (Olive or Coconut, or Apricot
Directions: Place ingredients in a container and shake very well. Apply with a soft cotton cloth or cotton
pad. Massage into the skin, and then rinse with warm water, splash with cool water and pat dry or air dry.
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