by Faye Sakellaridis
As summer's heat subsides, softly transitioning into crisp autumn air and eventually cold winter winds, the needs of our skin also shifts. Dryness is introduced in the atmosphere, making hydration and exfoliation paramount components of our skincare regimen.
Stay in tune with what you feed your body by allowing your skincare to unfold from your very own hands. The DIY herbal skincare recipes offered in this blog at Herbal Academy of New England include fragrant and nutritious concoctions, such as a soothing oatmeal bath and a sugary homemade scrub.
What's more, they are a gift to yourself that keeps on giving, and prove to be bountifully more rewarding than store-bought creams:
It is typically cheaper to purchase your own ingredients in bulk and make your own lotions, cleansers, soaps, and more, rather than purchase one-by-one from the store. The difference is that there’s an investment up front that will save you money over the long-term. This also often allows the purchase of high-quality, organic ingredients to create 100% organic products that otherwise may be costly.
Quality & Safety
This is one of the greatest benefits of making your own skincare products. You can control exactly what you put into your creations and know that you’re using only ingredients you fully trust and would feel safe putting on your body.
If you’ve already got all the ingredients and you’re making the goods, why not sell them? There are lots of great examples of small businesses that have started from simply a love of making things for one’s own household and have grown into blossoming brands
Once you get bit by the DIY bug, you may not be able to help yourself. The great part about this hobby is that you can spread the love and turn your excess into gifts for family and friends. DIY goods make thoughtful, inexpensive gifts for others to share in your interests.
See for yourself how you can keep your skin fresh in these cold days to come over at the Herbal Academy of New England.