If You Can’t Eat it, Don’t Put it on Your Skin
One rule that I always follow when it comes to hygiene and making my own body care products is that if I can’t eat it, it doesn’t go into my product. The largest organ of the body is skin. Skin absorbs so many toxins throughout the day from the air around us that the last thing we need to do is add more toxins to our body by slathering on chemicals. According to this site, skin absorbs 60% of products used topically. When the skin absorbs lotion, the ingredients make their way into your bloodstream. I like knowing that coconut oil and olive oil are making their way into my bloodstream and not something like Polyethylene glycol (PEG).
All natural, all edible. And the time that it takes me to make my own beauty products is negligible because I enjoy making them and I am pretty well versed now.
Have you tried any of my recipes? What other recipes would you like to see?