I’m trying some new things, so I figured it was time to write another Skin & Makeup Routine post!
Here are the links to my original posts:
- Getting Personal #60: My Skin & Makeup Routines (Part 1)
- Getting Personal #61: My Skin & Makeup Routines (Part 2)
I just finished my bottle of Rose Jam shower gel last week. I think it lasted roughly seven months. It smells amazing. I’m planning to buy another bottle during my next trip to the store.
Here’s a few of the new things I bought during my last trip to LUSH – My annual birthday trip!
- Cup O’Coffee (face and body mask)
- Dirty Springwash (shower gel)
- Plum Rain (shower gel)
- Ultrabland (facial cleanser)
- The Olive Branch (shower gel)
My LUSH wish list:
- Ectoplasm (jelly bomb)
- Just To Clarify (jelly face mask)
- Olive Tree (soap)
- Rocket Science (bath bomb)
- Rub Rub Rub (shower scrub)
- The Sacred Truth (face mask)
When I started getting into Young Living Essential Oils earlier this year, I began to realize that makeup is full of terrible chemicals, and a lot of toxins. Yuck!
I decided to take the plunge and look into the Savvy Minerals by Young Living makeup.
Over the last few months, I’ve been stockpiling. I bought the Essential Brush Set, as well as two shades of the eyeshadow – “Spoiled” and “Best Kept Secret.” Turns out, I accidentally ordered two sets of these eyeshadows!
Next month’s Essential Rewards order will have the eyeliner, and blush. I’m also looking forward to when they release mascara!
I like the packaging – It’s very fancy, and perfect for gifts. But, I wish they wouldn’t do the paper confetti! It gets EVERYWHERE!
I love the Brush Set!
My Savvy Minerals wish list:
Making this change was set in motion within the last month. I already knew many deodorants and antiperspirants have a laundry list of chemicals, but most of them are truly awful!
My Young Living consultant, April, recently posted a recipe for homemade deodorant.
“What’s cooking? Homemade deodorant! Did you know that many store bought deodorants contain chemicals like
⚠️ aluminum- linked to Alzheimer’s and an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer
⚠️ parabens- can disrupt hormones and has been linked to breast and prostate cancer
⚠️ triclosan- this ingredient is sketchy enough that it has to be removed from hand soap by this fall because the safety of it is in question. But it is still in many deodorants!
⚠️ propylene glycol- can cause damage to the central nervous system, heart and liver
⚠️ fragrance- a catch all term that covers hundreds of “trade secret” ingredients. May cause skin irritation, allergies, respiratory issues, etc
Guess what? My deodorant doesn’t contain any of those chemicals and it is super cheap to make. Not only that, but it really works! It took less than 5 minutes to make- so easy!
I’ll post the recipe in the comments. Do you make your own deodorant?”
Homemade Deodorant Recipe
2 Tbs baking soda
2 Tbs arrowroot powder
3 Tbs organic coconut oil
5-10 drops Purification essential oil
5-10 drops Lavender essential oil
Combine 1 Tbs baking soda and 1 Tbs arrowroot powder. Add coconut oil and stir. Depending on how warm it is in your house, the coconut oil may be in a solid or liquid form. Coconut oil is a solid below 76 degrees. If it is in solid form, warm it slightly (just until it liquefies) for easier mixing. Add desired amount of essential oils and stir. I chose Purification because it is great at getting rid of odors and Lavender because it is good for your skin. Add 1 Tbs of baking soda and 1 Tbs of arrowroot powder, stir well and transfer to storage container. To use, dip your finger into the deodorant and then apply a dime-sized amount under each arm.
I want to try this Deodorant Spray next!
I also just started using Young Living’s shampoo and conditioner. Traditional shampoos and conditioners have many of the same chemicals and nasty stuff! Plus, my hair was getting really greasy and gross recently. I don’t have time for that!
What about you?
Do you have a certain skin routine? What about makeup?
Have you tried any homemade recipes related to skin or makeup?
Check back in a few months – I’ll likely have another update post to share!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂
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How is your home-made deodorant working out? Do you get all sweaty (the problem I’ve experienced with Tom’s/other natural deodorants)?
So far, so good! A little bit of irritation, but I think that’s my body detoxing. I’m not sweating a whole lot, which is awesome. I’m also wearing a looser shirt right now, so the real test will be during the work week, when most of my dress shirts are tighter around my armpits. I’ll let you know!
Definitely keep me posted. I sweat, like, crazy easily. Still, I don’t like the aluminum in my regular deodorant. We had a whole long discussion about it in my Fibromyalgia support group.
I think it depends on what you wear, as well. I’m sweating less in my cotton-blend shirts. They don’t smell as bad, either! Maybe I won’t have to wash them as much!
I live in cotton or cotton blend tank tops.
That’s good! Right?
Maybe? I still sweat like crazy. Perhaps non-aluminum deodorant isn’t for me?
Bummer! Although, I read recently that there is an essential oil called Clary Sage. It’s supposed to be a natural sweat reducer. I want to add that to my next batch.
I can’t wait to hear about it! If there’s anything to replace aluminum-infused deodorants, I’d be willing to try it. 🙂
So far, I’m really happy with it. The blend I have smells great, and I’m not sweating as much as I feared. The only caveat is I feel like I need to reapply if I go out after work – Most of the scent has gone away after 8+ hours, and I feel weird. Other than that, I’m thrilled. Young Living also makes deodorant in the traditional cake/roller packaging. I’m going to try Mountain Mint!
What’s Young Living?
Young Living is a company that creates and sells essential oils, diffusers, personal care products, and gifts.
Ooohhh. Is that where you got your deodorant supplies?
The essential oils, yes!
Good to know. 🙂
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