Monday, January 12, 2015

Skin Products from Etsy Shops

     In the past few years, I have made it a mission to find natural, homemade, homeopathic and organic body products.  It started after a few years of using a widely popular acne skin care product mainly advertised in infomercials.  You know the one.  It worked great on my skin but I noticed my towels and pillow cases were changing color as if being bleached.  It had to be the cleansers I was using.  It was.  I thought if this is happening to my towels what are these chemicals doing to my skin?  What horrible chemicals and bleaches are going onto my face and body?   After switching to several over the counter products and finding no success, I searched my tried and true Etsy!
     I found several great products, made by small business owners like me.  The products are hand made and organic.  And they work!  My problems have always been acne and dry skin areas on my cheeks.  I read thoroughly through the ingredients on several of these products.  My favorites being  from Good Earth Essentials, I have fallen in love with the Organic Foaming Facial Cleanser, vegan, with lavender and tea tree oil.  "Our non-irritating, all natural foaming face wash is a wonderfully gentle facial cleanser for all skin types. Excellent for sensitive and problem skin, without the harsh, stripping ingredients many commercial cleansers have, it cleans deeply, helping prevent blackheads and has the extra effective properties of tea tree and lavender essential oils.

Organic Foaming Facial Cleanser by Good Earth Essentials
     Also from Good Earth Essentials is the White Rose Gentle Face Creme.  I find this moisturizer to be very refreshing.  "Our rich, creamy White Rose facial moisturizer deeply hydrates, leaving a gentle whisper of pure fragrant, calming rose. Smooth and luxurious, it feels light, absorbs easily and does not leave an oily shine. It is effective for all skin types and works well under makeup. You will agree it smells positively divine, but ever so gentle, due to pure rose distillate used instead of water, and no other fragrance used."

White Rose Face Creme by Good Earth Essentials
     I love Good Earth Essentials products so much, I have started using the Lavender Tea Tree Deodorant.  After hearing news of my mother's breast cancer I looked all over for products without Aluminum.  Tom's of Maine is great but I thought I would change it up a bit.  After a month of using it, I love it!

     One of my favorite soap companies is Blushie (on etsy).  Not all ingredients are organic but they are wonderfully moisturizing and gentler than commercial made soaps.
Gypsy Woods Handcrafted Soap by Blushie

     Last but not least, I recently became enamored with the Rosemary Mint Lotion Bar from Hidden Acres Soap Co.  "Rosemary Mint is a popular, classic scent -a clean and refreshing herbal mind and body energizing treat."  I have tried Frankincense and Myrrh and Lemongrass Cedarwood as well.  I keep a tin by my bed and on the side table of my chair.  This dry weather it has been a goddess send.
Rosemary Mint Lotion Bar by Hidden Acres Soap Co.
Links to these shops and more!

Hidden Acres Soap Company:

Good Earth Essentials: