Posted on 2018 Mar 19th
There are SO many benefits to using Coconut Oil on your skin! It isn’t jammed full of water or petroleum by products like many commercial cleansers and lotions. Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids with crazy, awesome medicinal properties! It can sooth bug bites, speed up healing, help with rashes, get rid of flaking skin, soften and shrink wrinkles, protect against sun damage, keep tans fresh longer, act as an antioxidant to prevent cellular aging, and so, so much more.
Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects. Studies on individuals with dry skin show that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15724344), and coconut oil can also be very protective against hair damage and one study shows effectiveness as sunscreen, blocking about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22279374)
So many different ways to us it! I use it to remove my eye makeup and to ‘oil cleanse’ my entire face, and I use to have oily skin! ( when I was using synthetic foaming cleansers). It breaks down stubborn mascara and dark mineral pigments. It works great removing excess grit and grime and left over mineral make up by dissolving it all up. It also moisturizes while it cleans. I also use it as a easy clear lip balm and mix with sugar or salt for an easy scrub.
Many cosmetics on the shelf today are tainted with heavy metals. Most of the time, the contamination begins with the ingredients that are being used to add colour. For example, coal tar dyes(p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as "CI" followed by five digits) P-phenylenediamine is used in some hair dyes; other colours are used in a variety of cosmetics."They have the [...]
We handcraft our products in small batches with ingredients that are healthy for your skin and sustainable for the earth. Our mission is to synchronize people with planet by creating products that work with nature creating a symbiosis between people and nature. We create all our products with the intention to do only good. [...]
Zephyr Creative Cosmetics (ZCC) is luxury, small batch, handcrafted vegan mineral makeup and skin care products, that are hand made with clay for the eco-conscious consumer. People who enjoy a lifestyle of health and sustainability, and that care about the products they use on their skin as well as their ecological footprint.The ingredients that we use [...]
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Do you love that creamy, silky smooth feel of your commercial moisturizer? Did you know that that texture is most likely made with petrochemicals? Corporate interest has created a world where petrochemicals are the norm. These compounds are cheaper and easier to produce. Nature can provide better alternatives but usually it is too expensive to mass produce and [...]
I just got back from another world, a tropical paradise with the most amazing colour plants. They inspired me to create some new tropical shades (coming next month!). Cuba may be politically controversial but the flora and fauna are not. I was amazed at the variety of colour and texture of Cuban plant life. As I wandered around taking pictures [...]
This is a very easy, one ingredient recipe, but I find it to be one of the most useful. I use it as an eye makeup remover, moisturizer, lip conditioner, and to minimize stretch marks and scars. My husband uses it to shave with, and has since not had any in grown hairs. All you need is a [...]
At first I found natural cosmetic formulating very challenging. Mostly because you have very little materials to work with and you must create a product that is as good or better at performing than the synthetic competition. I have been making natural cosmetics for years using very few, excellent performing ingredients such as kaolin clay, jojoba, and mica. I equate [...]
DIY Rose Water and Glycerin TonerEasy to make toner for normal to dry skin types. A toner is used as a final step in your cleansing routine. It usually has some astringent, like witch hazel or apple cider vinegar, in it to help tighten pores, and break down excess oil and grime. If you have dry or mature skin, [...]