Don’t be fooled by the statement “all natural”
Many brands have been suspected of “greenwashing”. Since it’s becoming more important for many consumers to choose products that are healthy, brands have become clever in their marketing.
There is no official definition of “natural” skincare so be careful of these claims. Remember, the label reveals the true ingredients so always review the label. Ingredients are listed in descending order of concentration.
Upcycling creates less trash by reusing and transforming the containers and other things you already have. Brilliant! The examples below save you money and if your items are biodegradable at least they don’t end up floating in the ocean.
- use old fabric and towels as drop cloths or rags
- reuse paper in packages you receive for future packages you ship
- get a refill on liquid products
- repurpose skincare and cosmetic containers
Upcycling bottles, jars, paper tubesFirst try to get refills of your products so the original container lives on. Afterward remove the label from glass using rubbing alcohol, sterilize and use for countless things. The possibilities are endless.
- DIY skincare ingredients
- organize craft materials
- store tea or spices
- portable water spray
- a vase
- DIY bath oil blends
- row of vases
- travel size toiletries
- store sand from fave beach
Paperboard tubes (sanitize first)
- plant seeds
- use it as a little gift box
- battery candle holder
Let’s see. What should I be?
I want to be organic, fun, portable, and waterless.
How will I make you feel?
You’ll feel so amazing! You’ll want to crush it every day.
What about my name?
To keep things a surprise, I’ll just say it will be catchy!
Where do I begin?
I’ll start with my package and go from there. That’s how I like to do things.
I think I’ll ask our hh fans whether they’d like a paper tube or a tin.
I’ll begin experimenting with different scents to get it just right. Well that’s all for now. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Oh, I’m starting to have fun!
“Fragrance” is a good word, except when it comes to skincare. Why? Because when you see it on a label, “fragrance” often includes synthetic chemicals which most of you want to avoid if you are looking for natural products.
According to the FDA, trade secrets don’t have to be revealed and “fragrance” falls into that category. Any number of questionable ingredients can hide behind that term. But that limits transparency for you and your delicate skin. If fragrance on the label is not clearly defined, you may be putting potentially harmful ingredients on your skin.
Imagine you are out and about. You look down and your legs are dry and scaly. Uh oh. No lotion in your purse ever since the multiple leaks that got all over everything.
Don’t panic! You have your lotion stick that delivers concentrated moisture exactly when and where you need it. Dry patches will be fixed instantly. It could be your legs, arms, elbows, hands, neck. Ahhh, a quick application and you feel beautiful and put together.
Your lotion stick will be your new bff. It goes wherever you go. Work, gym, trip, or just to show your friends your cute little miracle worker.
I used to be focused on the facts: black and white. Then after my corporate career, I discovered lots of other beautiful colors. The yellow that peace of mind can bring. The orange of relaxed confidence. All brought out through a commitment to self-care.
I really wanted to help other women get excited about self-care by treating their bodies with respect. It needed to be something you could see AND feel. There were more colors out there for everyone to explore. You could close your eyes, smell and touch something beautiful. A guilt-free way to feel good about yourself. It was so simple and I knew everyone could do it!
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