According to Wikipedia natural skin care is defined as” 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.” Here is my definition,
plant based with little or no chemical influence on the product. Further, the product will be made
by hand (or the occasional mixer) with sustainable ingredients that are eco friendly. Now,
in a perfect world this would be easy! However, as we all know it is not.
So once again my journey continues, to find the perfect product for our skin without the use of
synthetics. Easy right? Nope!
I can make you a triple whipped butter or a solid lotion bar with all natural ingredients!
However, when you start using water with your products you can introduce
bacteria; this is where a preservative comes in (the only exception to this rule is soap, no preservative is needed.)
Thus, we are back to chemicals, but I have found
a natural preservative to use in lotions and cremes. I am very excited to have found this product
and I have high hopes for it. So stayed tuned and continue with me on this natural journey!
See you on the garden path!