In an effort to eat healthier I’ve moved away from processed foods. If I don’t know the meaning or pronunciation of all ingredients, I try not to buy or eat it. I’m not always successful, but there is improvement and I believe my life is a little healthier. These days I think a little more about what I’m putting into my body. [Now to try to kick my sugar/soda addiction.]
After I started thinking about what went in, I began to think about what was put ON my body. I did a little research and found Burt’s Bees had a nice little sampler bag which offered variety at an affordable price. I fell in love. Their products don’t have the simplest ingredient list out there, but I can pronounce them and most importantly, they work. Favorites include the blemish stick, overnight the blemishes disappear! In the four hours since I returned home this evening, the poor skin around my nose, which has been much abused in the past week with both harsh weather and this dang cold, has found relief. The Shea Butter Hand Repair Creme and Hand Salve are both quite nice as well.
I’ve just started using Badger Unscented Healing Balm we’ll see how that goes. I smell the olive oil quite strongly so I’m not sure how unscented it really is.
I’m aware that I could pretty easily (and perhaps even less expensively) brew most of these products here at home. In time. The temptation to then design and redesign nice packaging would be far too great for me to resist.