I am bringing this post forward and updating it because quite a few things have changed in the past year since I posted it. Speaking of updates my Sister and I are working on some pretty exciting stuff for next month! But that's getting off the subject! ;)
Alright back to the beauty products. I will just share with you what I use on a regular basis and found that I really like. The new additions and updates will be like this in red.
Currently I amI was usingcastile liquid soap that I have bought from Mountain Rose Herbs That I add Be Young oils to. (Hopefully I will tell you more about those oils one day. For now just know that the more I use them the more they are quickly becoming my favorite oils. I have tried quite a few brands.I highly recommend these ones especially for healing purposes!) So far this shampoo is myfavorite and the most affordable. I currently am using Rosemary and Thyme oils in it because they are supposed to help with hair growth, shiny silky hair, and dry scalp! (for some reason every winter my head gets mad at me! I am finding a using coconut oil as a scalp treatment helps and it would help more it I did it more often.)
Alright let me explain about the castile soap this worked well for a while but then it didn't seem to rinse out and left my hair feeling heavy. I have since researched it a bit and to use for shampoo I need to dillute it with water or herbal infusions. I plan to try this but haven't yet. I really want to figure out make my own (it's much more affordable) for now BF&C shampoo and Revitalize are my favorites.
Bars of Soap:
Alright my all time favorite bar of soap is Dr. Christopher's BF&C soap. It's not the cheapest soap out there but it works great. I have even used it to get poop stains off onesies (you mom's know how hard that can be;) Mostly I love it for in the shower. It's great for shaving your legs and if you cut yourself you already have the healing herbs right there! ;) Ryan says it works better then anything for getting grease and grime off his hands after a hard days work!
BUT because it's not the cheapest I also buy this. It's affordable works decent and I have got the unscented kind to try to melt down add some oils to both for smell and healing and then remold. Maybe one day I hope to make my very own soap! But it's not super high on my list of priorities right this minute!
I'm thinking the BF&C soap is worth the price it really just works better then ANYTHING else I have tried. Maybe one day I will make my own! I am getting closer to that day I have taken some soap making classes but I still have yet to buy some lye.
Hygiene and Deodorant:
For Deodorant This Stuff that I make myself is by far the BEST we have EVER used!
For Toothpaste I have used Dr. Christopher's Tooth Powder (I liked it, my teeth are shiny, white, and healthy when I use it but it's like brushing your teeth with dirt and with kids expect and very dirty sink ;) It is great made into a pack and put on teeth for toothache but that's another post. I wouldn't want to be without this stuff!) I currently usea drop of Shine oil again from Be Young on my toothbrush or Spice for Life oil Both work GREAT!
For Perfume I of course have come to really love Essential Oils for perfume. Regular perfume just smells like alcohol now to me. And those scented lotions are so full of not good stuff! Romance is my current favorite for perfume but I'm sure there are some other great ones too! (I have recently been using Be Young's Venus Essential oil it smells so nice and helps balance my hormones to boot! I still also really like the Romance oil too!) Find a scent you love and indulge cause you deserve it!!!
For Moisturizer/lotion I use coconut oil (the Virgin Unrefined kind) scented with essential oils AGAIN! ;) I have thought about adding some Shea Butter so it will go on smoother. But I have loved coconut oil for my face hands and all over. I feel like my skin gets younger every time I put it on! I have heard said if you wouldn't eat it don't put it on your skin. Well I eat coconut oil all the time! ;) I buy it in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs!The coconut oil is still working WONDERFUL! My skin looks, feels, and is healthier then it's ever been. I LOVE IT! Another later update: This cream recipe is my favorite I use it all over just like lotion and the coconut oil for leave in hair conditioner and if I have really dry spots. For cracked hands and feet this stuff is awesome!!!
Alright for makeup I order mine from here. I like them because they sell samples of almost everything so you can try some before you spend a bunch of money and buy a lot. I keep it really simple and probably only wear makeup once or twice a week! I have some brown blush that I use for my cheeks and eyeshadow. I have some eyeliner and mascara and sometimes lip gloss. Be Young also has a makeup line that I have heard really good things about but have not tried it yet. But I think I want to! When I do I will tell you what I think. If you have tried it please let us know what you think! (Still haven't tried it, still have the same little bit of makeup I bought years ago. Just goes to show you how much I wear makeup!)
Alright I think that covers it. Let me know if you have questions or if I forgot something! Hope that helps! Remember to keep it Simple, Healthy, and Fun!