The skin is the bodies largest organ. It absorbs a huge percentage of what we put on it. I realized that if I wouldn’t eat it then why would I lather it on my skin? At least when we eat something we have enzymes in our saliva and stomach that help break it down and flush it out of the body! What goes on our skin goes directly into the blood stream which bypasses this filtration system. Essential oils, organic oils (olive, sweet almond, jojoba, etc.) infused distilled waters and beeswax are just some of the ingredients I’ve become familiar with. All of them are safe to eat and very nourishing to the skin.
I started out making body balms, lip balms, cleansers and toners. I’ve recently been experimenting with adding water to oils to make creams. In the near future my goal is to find a shampoo recipe, deodorant recipe, and laundry detergent recipe! This has been such an exciting venture for me. I hope to share many recipes and tips and inspire you to take a good look at what you are putting on your skin and in your body!
I use an Organic cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Napa Valley. You can find this brand at any health food store.
The absolute best coconut oil is by Tropical Traditions. You can’t beat their quality.
Essential Oils are what make these recipes really work. They not only help with skin issues but by applying them to the face and neck area, they can help with allergies, pain and even foggy brain! It is important to use oils that are Certified Pure and Pharmagrade. They must be distilled and cold pressed or their healing qualities are lost. I am an affiliate of Spark Naturals. This is a new company that checks all the boxes! They offer oils in 2 different sizes that are reasonably priced. When you order, use the promo code JENNIRAINCLOUD at check out to receive 10% off!
Remember, your DIY projects are only as effective and clean as your ingredients are pure. I link only ingredients that I have experience with and trust that they are quality.