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Face Food

In a Utopian society, products would always be pure and food would always be wholesome (among other things).  Since this is not the case as a consumer, you must be discerning when collecting items to bring into your home for your family to use and take into their bodies.  I do my best but sometimes, it’s not easy, especially considering the high cost of quality items vs. the more affordable price tag of crap.

(To preface, I’m not claiming this is for everyone, it’s just what works for me).

For the time being, these are some of the products I utilize in my household.

I use this in everything from my hand soap dispenser to my homemade laundry detergents and shampoos.  It’s multi-purpose and lasts forever.

This stuff is like crack to me.  I go nuts over their seasonal Gingerbread scent.  I do a TON of dishes throughout the day (the downside of living in the kitchen), and it makes the process that much more pleasant.  (Don’t judge me because I hoard the stuff–they only release it during the holidays, after all).

Despite the fact that the cosmetics industry has long been toting the benefits of “oil-free” products, I swear by this as the most blissful and hydrating gloss that’s really made a difference with moisturizing my skin for long periods of time.  I particularly love to swipe it around the thinner skin of my eyes.  (If you find it too expensive, they sell sweet almond oil in bulk at my health food store and they may at yours).

Oats: not only do they lower your cholesterol, they keep you full longer and also fit snugly into the “gluten-free” category.  I not only have a large bin of steel cut oats for cookies or breakfast, I also love to steep fistfuls of the instant variety under warm water and use it as an “exfoliating” scrub.  It really calms and soothes my skin.  I purchase mine in bulk to drive down the cost {though, they’re not too expensive to begin with}

 

Of all the previous things mentioned, this isn’t the greatest of smells but I really like it as a toner/astringent and hair rinse for super shiny hair.  When rinsed thoroughly, the smell won’t linger.  I know lots of people that take it as a drink but it’s way too harsh for me, even diluted but more power to those that can withstand it (my Daddy included).

Slices of citrusy sunshine that when paired with organic, granulated sugar, makes for the best skin brightening scrub.  (I call it my lemonade scrub).  There are a variety of uses for lemon (Meyer Lemon Squares anyone?  Yum)! but I also like to use lemon + vinegar + water as an all purpose cleaner.  Not only is it cheap and effective for the aforementioned reasons, it’s really great in brightening up yellowed fingernails due to over polish–I would know because I paint my nails like its my job, lol.

I love Avocados and have been known to sit there and eat these with a spoon.  (Don’t judge me =D )  If I haven’t eaten them all, I mash a ripe Avocado and mix it with a tablespoon of raw honey and allow it to soak into my face as a mask for 20-30 minutes.

So, here’s my quick run down of the all natural skin products that I use on a daily basis.  If you enjoyed this, I’ll also post about my favorite all natural/health foods as well ;)

Love & Lemons,

Your Squishy Monster

 

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