Monday, December 30, 2013

Natural Skincare

Hope everyone had a great holiday and the New year is just a day away! I wanted to share my favorite natural skincare products that would be great to start a healthy year off with. My rule of thumb is no parabens and no ingredients I don't know of. I try not to put any lotions on myself and especially my kids because I feel like I am contaminating them. Sort of like giving them tons of sugar, once in a while it's ok but not on a regular basis. Natural products are just as important to me as eating healthy and organic so I will do my best to have natural products at all times. My list of must haves:

This is the most important part of healthy glowing skin for me on top of eating healthy raw foods (raw veggies and fruit). You are suppose to drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. So if you weigh 120 lbs you should be drinking about 60 ounces of water(about four 16 ounce water bottles). I try to shoot for more so maybe 5 or 6. It makes a big difference in how smooth your skin looks and feels. If your one of those people who get out of the shower and need lotion right away, I would definitely recommend adding more water in your diet. If you want to read more about healthy water click here.

 Now aside from cooking coconut oil is my favorites for hydrating my skin. I will place some in small container for my bathroom and use as lotion. You only need a tiny little bit because it will go a long way. Coconut oil I will also use as a mask for my hair, a facial scrub I will mix with 1 part baking soda to 2 parts coconut oil. It is also great replacment for vaseline and the best make-up remover I have ever used. There are many other uses of coconut oil but these are the main ways I use them.

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Honey is another great product I use on my skin and it's one natural ingredient again. I will get a lemon and squeeze some juice in with honey.  I'll take the rind and scrub my face with it. I'll wash it off then put some of the raw honey and lemon juice on and leave it on as a mask for about 20 minutes. It makes my skin super soft and smooth and has antioxidants which are great for aging. I see this brand of honey at local grocery stores so it is pretty easy to get.

Now aside from these natural one ingredient products my two favorites natural ingredient products are Neals's Yard Remedies and Burts Bee's. Both of these products are very close in ingredients the only difference is Neal's yard is ORGANIC. Both of these products smell so good I feel I could eat them, I love them so much. For a quick product that is sold at all drug stores, etc Burt's Bees is the most convenient and all natural ingredients. I love all their products and they are very affordable. The lotions are my favorite, Honey and Shea butter and Milk and Honey are my favorite. Neal's Yard is much more pricer but WELL worth it. I have tried all the products below, including more and recommend ALL of them. If your opted to try one product I would go for in order:
 Beauty Sleep Concentrate, Frankincense Hydrating CreamFrankincense Toner and Rose Facial Wash. You can click the on them for more info. They are all amazing and will last a long time. You need very little and you can switch back and forth with the natural one ingredients I recommended above so they can last longer.

Some products from Burt's Bees I love and raw coconut oil. You can click the picture for more info.

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  1. Since I cook with coconut oil, I will give this a try. Thanks for the great ideas, and thanks for participating in our blog hop today. I really enjoyed your post!

  2. Thanks, love your inspirational blog ;)

  3. I bought coconut oil to use on my granddaughters eczema :-) Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I am leaving some hugs on your sweet blog

    1. Your soo sweet Katherine! I am glad you went out and bought coconut oil. I used it on my sons eczema and it helped alot. I wrote a post on his eczema you might find interesting.

      Thanks again for hosting. So much easier and fun reading blogs that way ;)

  4. Thanks for Posting ! first time I have found a genuine post related to Healthy & Natural Skincare Products

    1. I can relate to that. There are so many products that say they are good for you but maybe just one tiny ingredient! I will have to check out your products soon ; )