I have studied loads of books on natural skin care, “green” cosmetics, and cosmetic ingredients. There is a lot to learn because the list keeps on growing! Let me tell you, the products (cosmetics) sitting on most department store shelves have some scary stuff in them!
My promise to you are products that are as natural as possible, and as safe for your body as possible. And, I will share tips and recipes that you can make in your own home as well.
With that in mind…I love a good exfoliating scrub. They say we really cannot do anything, short of surgery, to fix the fine lines that appear on our face, but I feel confident and convinced that I see good results! Our skin is one large organ. It takes in air and it absorbs what we put on it. Our skin can do so much better once we help it by removing dead skin cells.
Honey and Salt Scrub
Mix 2 parts honey, one part mineral or sea salt (unrefined salt) to form a thick paste.
Rub the paste on the skin in small circular motions. Do not pull on the skin. Do not apply pressure, use a very light hand.
Rinse with warm (not hot water).
You will find your skin refreshed, softer, with the dull rough skin removed.
I first tested this recipe on the top of one hand and arm. I could not believe the difference between my arms! The scrubbed arm was soft and silky. The other felt dry and rough.
My facial skin did tingle slightly after the scrub. If you have sensitive, broken, blemished, or thin skin, use caution. Do not use this scrub more than once a week if you have sensitive skin.
Avoid the eye area.
I did follow up with applying my own goat milk lotion to the face.
I use milk goat milk soap, my own, once daily, to cleanse my face. I follow up with goat milk lotion, twice a day. Nothing will replace that routine. The natural lactic acid in the lotion and soap helps to renew the skin cells.
Recipes to come include deodorants, hair care, bath soaks…the list will go on! When you try the recipes, I would love for you to share your results (pros and cons). I hope to hear how they work for you!