Beauty is a controversial subject, to say the least. What is beauty to you? Is it plastic surgery every six months? Is it tons of makeup every day? Is it the most chic of hairstyles? For me, it natural, organic beauty. Every woman, no matter what her age, size, or shape is, is a beautiful person. God made each of us different and unique. In this article, we will explore some facts about some natural, organic beauty products, and some natural beauty tips!
1. You Should Use Organic Products
Nature has provided us with all the tools we need to take care of our bodies. Using natural products to take care of your skin can actually make your skin healthier, since there are so many chemicals in things we buy today. Use 100% natural cheesecloth to cleanse your face with. You can use it for a couple days, then get a new piece. You will use this with the following recipe for skin cleansers!
2. Natural Cleansers Are Best
Here is a lovely recipe for a facial cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. You can use it on your entire body if you like!
1/4 oz (5 g) beeswax
1/2 cup (100 mL) grape seed oil
2/3 cup (120 mL) distilled or spring water
1/2 tsp borax powder
12 drops rosemary essential oil (optional)
8 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
5 drops orange essential oil (optional)
Place the beeswax and the grape seed oil in a heatproof measuring cup in a recently boiled saucepan of water. Stir occasionally until the wax has melted entirely into the oil. Remove from the heat and let it cool to body temperature. Next, warm the distilled or spring water to body temperature and dissolve the 1/2 tsp of borax powder in it. Pour the wax and oil mixture into a bowl and add the water and borax mixture a little at a time, beating it with a hand-held mixer until it reaches a creamy, thick consistency (this should take about five minutes to reach the right consistency.) If you want to add the essential oils, do so now. Stir the mixture until the oils have blended thoroughly.
3. Organic Hair
There is something beautiful about the gypsy/hippie type hair styles! Just natural and free! And it's an "in" thing among the celebrities! There are some beautiful variations of it, too, so let your hair grow long and carefree for organic beauty...
4. Natural Makeup
Finding makeup made with natural products is good, yes. But I go further. Forgive me, but some of these crazy makeup trends these days are just that - crazy. Where did the days of using makeup to enhance one's natural beauty go? Makeup should be used to bring out your natural beauty and not to completely hide it. At least, in my opinion anyway.
5. Red Lips
Did you know that lemons are good for beauty? Not only to they aid in lightening freckles, but believe it or not, they redden lips. They will enhance your lip's natural color by slightly irritating them and increasing blood flow. Who needs lipstick?
6. Pinch the Cheeks
It still works today just like it used to! Pinch your cheeks for a natural blush. You'll be rosey and ready for that date! Who needs blush?
When you look in the mirror, don't think "You're fat and ugly...the world's most ugly woman...you need all the help you can get!" Instead, look into your eyes and see the beauty of your irises, see your beautiful face, your natural hair color, complimenting your complexion. See your smile. One can find beauty in anyone, including yourself. Low self esteem is the first step to a lot of bad things done to your body. Take care of it in it's natural state!
Natural beauty is the way to go, and using organic material is perfect for it! What do you think?
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