How to Find Great Skincare in your Kitchen

I love trying natural skincare products; discovering a great new cream with a fantastic natural scent, watching my skin improve without the use of nasty chemicals–it’s all so much fun.  But let’s not forget how fun it is to find your own skincare right in your kitchen! I’m not suggesting we toss out all the pretty fluffy stuff us girls love.  Heavens, no!  I enjoy it too much myself.  But sometimes it’s a good idea to discover the simplest and healthiest of ways to do things, even when it comes to taking care of your complexion.

I call it “conducting research”, but really I’m just messing around, with the excuse of sharing it with you later.  Yesterday my “research” involved smearing honey all over my face, then washing it off with warm water.  I had a zit.  I had a zit.  It disappeared within hours after the honey trick.  

This morning I tried a baking soda scrub, which I thought would be pretty harsh but the end results were very nice indeed.  It’s probably not something you want to do every day; maybe once a week, but again, just a little warm water and a sprinkling of baking soda exfoliated like a charm and brought color to my face without any intense scrubbing on my part.

I finished up the exfoliation by using a little organic coconut oil as a light moisturizer.  My skin feels great with no tight, dry itchies.  Coconut oil is very light, not greasy and sticky like you may be thinking.  The smell is wonderful too, if you make sure you have fresh coconut oil, which is important.

Will you confuse your skin by jumping around from kitchen cupboard to professionally made natural face care?  No.  Skin isn’t that easily fooled by mix and match products.  So have fun with your face care!  Enjoy the results of natural skin solutions, whether you bought it from your favorite “green” company, or you whipped up a little something right in your own kitchen.  Either way, it’s a great way to show off your glow!

10 thoughts on “How to Find Great Skincare in your Kitchen

  1. I’m enjoying reading your blog and was wondering if you could point me to the correct link or some other site that might help. I’m soon to be a new mother come Dec and was looking at all of the baby products the other day and didn’t like the fact that I couldn’t pronounce most of the ingredients. Do you have recommendations for baby soap, lotion, diaper rash cream etc that would have less chemical for the little one? Any help would be most appreciative.

  2. Congratulations, MF!!! And I think it’s wonderful you’re starting baby’s life off chemical free. I know how you feel – I was frustrated too; that’s how this site started. My son was born 2 1/2 years ago, and I was lost. Even just 2 1/2 years ago, the term “green” wasn’t around yet. There was nothing I could get locally.

    To answer your question, I think I’m going to do a post on this in depth for you soon. But in the meantime, I do have some do-it-yourself stuff here on the site. You can do a Search here for “homemade diaper wipes” and “calendula” for diaper rash issues. Baby shampoo: I use vegetable glycerin on my son, and it works wonderfully. Cheap, pure, no scent. For safe products, you can try a couple of the sponsors on this site: For Your Bug-A-Boo and Grow In Style. I’m very picky about who advertises here, so any ad buttons you see on the sidebars are safe. You can also try my Contests & Coupon Codes page (button at the top) for a list of places offering discounts through dkMommy Spot. These are also places I’ve tested, reviewed, and approve of.
    Keep checking on that posting! I’ll probably do something more in depth in the next day or two.

  3. I love home made skin care and beauty products, they are just as effective and luxurious as store bought products. With the added benefits of no chemicals and no expensive packaging to recycle. Some recipes are slao suitable for making up and giving as gifts. If you would like some of my recipes then contact me helen@itsecotime.com

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