Natural Skin Care
- Free of SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate)
- Free of Petro Chemicals
- Free of Parabens
- No Artificial Colouring
- No Artificial Preservatives
Natural skin care is the care of the skin (the largest organ of the body) using naturally-derived ingredients such as herbs, roots, essential oils and flowers combined with naturally occurring carrier agents, preservatives, surfactants, humectants and emulsifiers (everything from natural soap to oils to pure water). The classic definition of natural skin care is based on using botanically sourced ingredients currently existing in or formed by nature, without the use of synthetic chemicals, and manufactured in such a way to preserve the integrity of the ingredients.
Beauty is more than skin deep nowadays. The average person slathers, lathers, rubs and sprays, 10 different skin care products on our body every day and since our skin acts more like a sponge than a barrier, we absorb the tons of chemicals we regularly expose ourselves to. Cosmetics companies and the FDA maintain that these chemicals are safe when used in small doses but consider that the average woman wears makeup every day, and you begin to understand how a little dab here, a quick spray there begins to add up. The fact is, no one really knows how certain chemicals affect us over time, or how they react in our bodies in combination.
Do a patch test if you have allergies or think you might be sensitive to an essential oil. Test products such as lotions or creams by applying a small dab to your arm. If the area turns red, or if there is burning or itchiness, wash the area and do not use that product.