Why Make Your Own Natural Cosmetics?

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I’ve been giving some thought recently to the amount of chemicals that are found in most cosmetics.  This concerns me as I have a very dry skin and use body cream, day cream, night cream and eye cream…Doctors often prescribe medicine in the topical form – from hormonal creams and patches to very strong pain killers.  So clearly what we put on our skin can be absorbed into our system and cause changes inside our body – for better or for worse!

So I nervously decided to stop using all the face/body products that I have been using all the years and to give some homemade body products a bash.  These products contain ingredients that are easy to get hold of, not terribly expensive and are quick to put together.  Most importantly – I KNOW what is in them and know how good they are for me.

I really encourage everyone to give this a try – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed:)  If the first recipe you try does not suit you – please don’t give up.  I’m sure you have tried several face creams, body creams, soaps etc from the shops before deciding on the product you like best.  We all have different skins and live in different climates so our skin needs do vary.  The recipes posted here are those that work best for me.  I am sharing them with you in the hope that they will work for you too.  However, if some of them don’t, search the web for other recipes that may suit you better.

Pamper yourself – you deserve it
Dr T xxx


4 Comments on Why Make Your Own Natural Cosmetics?

  1. Rencia
    May 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm (7 years ago)

    Hey, me too, me TOOOOO!!! – I’ve been chucking out the chemical stuff over the last year or so too! I’ve chucked and replaced my deodorant, face- hand- body- and foot creams, hairspray/mousse/gel/serum, and I’m in the process of experimenting with replacements for my toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and household and laundry cleaners. Two replacements that ROCK are the deodorant and hair-fixer-upper-er:

    Deodorant: 1 drop of Geranium Essential Oil rubbed into underarms (1 drop shared, not 1 drop each). Incredible stuff!!!!
    Hair: dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar in 60 mls hot water (so the ratio is 4 teaspoons per cup) Make up as much as you think you need (remembering that its sugar water and won’t last in your cupboard FOREVER as the chemical stuff does). Keep it in a little jar and/or spray-bottle. Dip your fingers in the jar, run through your hair and it acts like a light styling mousse. If you run your fingers through your hair once styled, it acts like a light gel. Use as a hairspray by applying with a spray bottle…… I’m in love with this all-in-one alternative, and its SUGAR-WATER!!!!!!

    Salt dissolved in water at roughly the same ratio is another option. I haven’t tried it, but I’m gonna.

    Just HAD to share these with you as, seeing that you’re doing the GetRidOfTheEvilChemicals-thing as well, you’ll know how exciting it is when you find something that works…. one needs to share, huh?!

    Smooches, R

    • talitaseegers
      May 22, 2014 at 9:37 am (7 years ago)

      Some great tips! Thanks so much for sharing!:)

  2. Nafisa
    July 24, 2014 at 11:42 am (7 years ago)

    Hi, shea butter is a wonderful product which can be used for skin and hair products. It’s most effective in it’s pure natural form. You can get pure unrefined shea butter in SA from sheahealing.com. Thanks, Nafisa.

    • talitaseegers
      July 25, 2014 at 9:59 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks:) I will check your prices before I buy my next stock.


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