I’m not much of one for make-up. In fact, I don’t wear any. Ever. Natural beauty to me is being clean
Adalia, however, is very into making her own beauty products. In the past she has made: lotions, body scrubs, toothpaste, hair and nail treatments and more. It’s not uncommon for me to have to step around bottles of homemade concoctions to in the shower.
Her current routine consists of: washing her hair with just conditioner (she says its better for her curly hair…and prevent’s frizzing), rinsing with a softening rinse she’s made herself (from a combination of borax and herbs). She then uses a body scrub made of sugar, spices and vegetable oil to exfoliate her skin and leave it mosturized and smelling good. Sometimes a little too good…like the time she used sesame oil as a base and I desperately craved Chinese food every time she walked by…really.
Using books from the library, she’s learned to mix natural products, such as olive (or vegetable) oil and bee’s wax. Everyday products (such as witch hazel and glycerine) combined with essential oils and herbs to make beauty products that improve the quality of your skin, rather than just covering up blemishes. It’s easy on the pocket book too.
Once a month Adalia uses a hot oil treatment (or even good old mayonaise) to keep your hair shiny and healthy looking. She has used a mixture of borax and dried herbs to create hair softeners. It’s supposed to restore the luster and volume to her hair.
She doesn’t make all of her own products though. She’s a huge fan of EOS Lip Balm, which is 95% organic and 100% natural.
Me? I pretty much stick to sunscreen if I’m going to be at the beach and call it good.