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For some, natural beauty might just feel like a no-brainer. You might know everything about natural ingredients and always make time for DIYs. The concept of natural beauty is probably nothing out of the ordinary.
For others, the idea might have intrigued you for a while now, but you had no idea where or how to get started with natural beauty. If this sounds like you, we welcome you into the world of natural and clean ingredients!
Whether you are into DIY or love your go-to items, but want to know which natural elements to look out for to suit you best, then read on to discover the wonders of natural ingredients.
If you’ve ever wandered around the beauty aisle of your local convenience store, you’ve probably noticed a section that’s full of clay masks. Oily skin sounds like a dream to anyone who has naturally dry skin, until the moment you’re digging through your purse trying to find just about anything to blot your t-zone with!
Clay is a natural ingredient that does wonders for detoxing and absorbing the excess oil in your skin. If you’re suffering from frequent breakouts, clay might just be your miracle ingredient because it targets sebum on the skin, which plays a major role in causing acne.
In our free e-book, you’ll find clay as a key ingredient. For example bentonite clay is used in the Two-Minute Mask and the Detoxifier, both of which draw out the impurities in your skin and leave you with a refreshed complexion!
Wax might sound like a strange ingredient, but it’s actually perfect for DIY’ing any kind of face balm, body balm, or lip balm! For example, any natural wax, like beeswax, is the ingredient that thickens the consistency of a beauty product. With anti-inflammatory properties, beeswax works as a barrier between the skin and the environment, protecting you from harsh pollutants.
For a vegan alternative, we also recommend using or making products with candelilla wax. It’s a natural ingredient that’s extracted from the candelilla shrub and is full of nutrients. To bind all the elements of your DIY balm or lotion, use either a candelilla wax, beeswax or emulsifying wax.
Who would’ve thought that dried flowers would be apart of your beauty routine? Yes, they make your DIY products seem a little more luxurious, but they also have some amazing benefits for your skin at the same time!
Flowers are best known for their beauty, but also for the calming effect they have on you the moment you step out in nature. Dried flowers have a similar impact on the skin. For example, both lavender and chamomile flowers are commonly used to soothe your skin, as well as treat skin irritations. A few other dried flowers and plant leaves that you can use in your skincare products are calendula, nettle, and comfrey.
Notice that your skin gets awfully dry during the fall and winter months? Well, oils are the perfect remedy to incorporate into your beauty routine. You can find natural oils in most of our pre-made body care products, like the Argan Face Balm or the Yay for Earth Face Lotion, simply because they’re the most nourishing ingredients for the skin.
There are two types of oils: essential oils and carrier oils. Both equally crucial to all DIY and natural pre-made beauty products because they go hand-in-hand. It’s important to use carrier oils like jojoba, almond, coconut, or rosehip, anytime you use an essential oil to avoid irritating your skin.
While each oil has it’s own set of benefits, the general rule of thumb is that carrier oils are extremely nourishing and can deeply penetrate into the skin, while essential oils are used for their natural scent, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.
You can find which oil suits your skin type in our free ebook.
Last, but certainly not least, let’s talk about the importance of powders. If you’ve ever heard of charcoal, spirulina, arrowroot, or beetroot, then you’re already familiar with a few natural powders. Powders like activated charcoal are best known for their detoxifying powers, all of which cleanse, unclog pores, and remove dead skin cells.
Beetroot powder is a natural alternative to chemical dyes used in products like soap or tinted lip balms, which provides a subtle flush of colour. At the same time, it’s full of nutrients like potassium, vitamin c, fiber, and antioxidants.
If you’re planning to DIY a natural deodorant, like the Fresh Pits Deodorant in our e-book, or make your own body butter, be sure to use arrowroot powder to absorb excess oil in the product and on your skin. Arrowroot is a key ingredient to natural skincare that softens the skin and can even heal blemishes.
Whether you came here to learn more about natural ingredients or this is your first introduction to the concept, we’re here to support you on your journey through the natural side of beauty!