You may have noticed the sudden increase of DIY projects all over the internet. This new trend is off to a trailblazing start, and for very good reason. The more health conscious people are about what foods they eat, naturally it goes to what ingredients are in their food. Quickly behind that, they start realizing the ingredients in their bath and body products are just as important. Remember in school, learning what your largest organ is? Well that would be your skin. Your skin absorbs everything you put on it. Everything.
Cutting out the crud
Most every commercially made product out there is made with sulfates, synthetic fragrance, pthalates, formaldehyde, parabens, and the list goes on and on and on. What are these chemicals and why are they on my body? To find out just what kind of negative qualities these chemicals have, just check out our blog article: Top 10 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Skincare Products. I know if I can’t pronounce it, I probably don’t want it on my body.
Make it the way you like it
When you make your own products, you don’t have to use a chemical to preserve it. You don’t have to put all these fancy additives, colorants, fragrances, because it just isn’t necessary. You get to add that lovely lavender scent to it, because it makes you happy every time you smell it. You get to up the avocado oil in it to give you more natural SPF and because it makes your skin incredibly soft. Basically, you get to make these products specifically designed for you without the worries of all those cancer-causing ingredients, all in the convenience of your home.
If the thought of making body balms and salt scrubs intimidates you, don’t worry – it’s just like cooking! It’s fun and can be done in pajamas, or a fun project to do with friends and family. All you need is the right ingredients and a recipe. There are plenty of references online that walk you through step by step to achieve an outcome better than anything you can buy at a Target. In the end, you get the true satisfaction of preparing it all by yourself. It will make that bath extra special knowing you processed those bath salts with love. Not to mention, all those ingredients you used, you got from your very own pantry. Not some chemical plant in Industrial USA. So hop on the DIY train. Your body, pocket book, and conscience will thank you more than you can imagine.
So go ahead, test the waters with a simple body butter or bath salt. Before you know it, you will be well on your way to becoming a soft-skinned, heavenly-scented and pro-actively healthy DIY pro 😉