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He he. That was kind off a rant, I guess…
Thanks Belinda, great to find sisters. Amen to you too!! 🙂
Did you see this one? http://www.humblebeeandme.com/mothers-day-gift-ideas-for-expectant-moms/
Bit late, but better late than never 😛 What did you end op making? Where did you find recipes?
Did you see the ingredients-lists? They sound pretty simple… Did you try anything yet?
Im definitely curious!
- This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Suhela.
No way. Its so crazy how media works and how addicted we are to shopping all those feel-good-feelings. 😛 Its the same with clothing; sneakers are made for €2 in China and after shipping and branding etc we pay €150 just to belong to the cool people. How crazy are we!?
Well not me, I make as much as I can myself and buy as much local, pure or second handed. I wish I had a bigger ‘green-community’ surrounding me to share it all with. And more time. Much more time. 😉
And yes, I let myself get fooled also. Make a pretty label and call it green and you’ve got me. 😛 I used to buy at The Body Shop and was tempted by Lush. The high prices (and the
mindfuckingbranding) tends to make me feel it is good stuff. (It made me FEEL, not THINK, that is the issue with media/ PR, I believe. Ive just read that it is your primal brain that steers your desicions, and that this is emotional rather than rational.) So yeah, pay attention or get fooled. Read/ think/ learn, sigh, shake your head and put it back onto that shelf LOL. Well mostly unfortunally.
Last thing I bought at The Body Shop was a bottle of “solid argan oil”, the girl in the shop said it was just 100% argan oil with just a bit of preservative. Costed €19 for 125 ml, but on sale so i was ‘lucky. LOL…. Roling my eyes….
But it had 11 ingrediënts and arganoil was only third listed with the fifth being parfum, soooo…. could be 3% as well. 😉 I was rubbish too, dry and terrible chemcial smell. I sold it at our ‘craigslist’ and it it was my last buy of The Body Shop EVER.
Turning my rage into love… I loved their facepowder and it turned out to be just titanium, kaolin and oxides, so now i have Marie’s book (and almost all my ingredients) I can also start making my own make-up YAY!
And a friend of mine’s favourite serum from Clarin’s costed her 45€/ 30 ml, while now I make her a dupe for less than €10 with organic oils too! And she loves it. <3 I love being able to make it myself, get my friends better stuff and share my knowledge on this! And I love Marie for doing the same and also for creating this hyve/ community. 🙂 It means a lot to me to be able to take matters into my own hand.
Im thinking that when ur getting of storebought stuff, it may take some time for your sense to get used to the more softer and finer smells.
Maybe its a matter of “re-boothing” your senses? (dont know how to say it correctly in English).
I used to use parfum and now they are easily too much for me. Like with sugar or salt, since I use less, my taste is getting more sensitive for it. In the same way when you want to go No Poo and your hair needs to adjust.?
I relate to this as well! My advise is to take your time and to start small! Small quantitie, a small amount of recipes, small batches and a small amount of reading into it. And start with recipes of others and take small steps creating your own.
I’d say logg which recipes appeal to you and what is used in it. In a while it becomes clear what you “really need”, what you “want” and what you want to skip. Dont forget to count in how much you will actually use (yourselves or to give to others). Take a few weeks/ months to create your first shopping lists…
I use to get so excited that i tend to bite more off than i can chew and well… then you end tossing stuff since you just bought too much, or find out you dont like the smell of ur big bottle of avocado-oil, or you just don’t remember what you wanted to do with it. LoL. I still feel like its a once-in-a-life-time-chance when i order, but trying to decrease (shipping) costs by buying a lot at once really doesn’t work great (or relaxing). 😛
And also take your time to learn. By making recipes and reading the info from Marie, youll get familiar with the ingredients one step at a time. Dont forget to logg a bunch. You will forget. 😉
Im jumping in too. I have dry and sensitive skin, it’s feeling tight and is spotting red easily. Still figuring out if my skin is yearning for tallow or water or both, so experimenting with this… My skin is still feeling a bit dry and flaky most days.
I take my make-up off with Marie’s Lime in the coconut cleansing oil (with goatsmilkpowder instead of coconutpowder, since I don’t have that). Will go back to her Creamy clay cleaner, love that one.
The oily residue I wash off with Marie’s Mud Mouse, my absolute favorite for the last year. (i add a few drops of EO grapefruit, looove the smell combined with the herbs). My face is much happier with this instead of the storebought ones.
For moisture/ hydratation Im wondering, will post on that somewhere else. I used to use argan last year, and tried the argan/ primrose/ mhyrr the last months, but I think the primrose is too drying for me. I do love the Clarin’s Santal dupe of hazelnut/ sandal/ cardemom/ lavender that I made for a friend who has dry and sensitive skin too and is totally in love with it. I love the smell and feel and Im using this most these days.
Last months Ive been combining this with the use of toner of witch hazel/ glycerin/ geranium. Im using as much as I can without getting too sticky. 😛 Im not sure the witchhazel is best for dry skin and will try other hydrosols. And need to find a preservative so I can go making creams again.
I also want to get back to a skinroutine before going to bed, I usually only do this in the morning. That’s bad habbits, i think. And want to start using a claymask every week (never used to do this and now its not even every month).
Advise is welcome 🙂