Our skin is our body’s largest organ. Imagine that everything rubbed on our skin is actually being ingested by our body. Would you change some of your beauty products if you had to eat them? Obviously, we don’t need to eat soap (unless we had old-fashioned parents who would wash our mouths out if we said a swear), but it would behoove us to take as much care with what goes on our body as with what goes in.
I’ve already shared that I’ve changed my facial care regime and now use oils to wash my face. I’ve written as well about the skin creams that I use and also about makeup remover.
In this vein, I’d like to share with you the natural body wash that we have been using. This recipe has gone through several iterations and here is the current, most improved one:
Store in a plastic pump bottle.
Shake well before each use.
This can be used as a face wash. I would recommend hemp seed oil (it is non-comodegenic) and lavender, geranium or chamomile essential oils for damaged or dry, mature skin and tea tree, thyme oils for acne-prone skin.
Please don’t get this in your eyes…it stings! Trust me….
Bergamot is an odd one. I noticed that the trees are becoming available from a grower in Fremont.
I would love to grow bergamot…what climate does it like?