Would you wash your mouth out with that soap? Do you believe in feeding your skin? Do you believe in soothing your skin?
Commercial skincare products can have a host of nasty ingredients. Ingredients to prolong the shelf life, provide a lingering scent and just the right color. Unfortunately, the ingredients used in many skincare products have had questionable results in medical studies. I am not a trained medical professional but as a mother I want to know exactly what is in the products used in my home.
Most "soaps" on the market today are synthetic detergents. Look at the ingredients closely. Market bars will clean, but they can also strip your skin. These detergents and commercial soaps sometimes use synthetic lathering ingredients, petroleum, sulfates, parabens, animal fats, artificial scents, fragrance, artificial colors and lab made micas.
When shopping I use my favorite website to look into ingredient information and even the food on market shelves is Environment Working Group https://www.ewg.org/.
The EU has banned so many ingredients but, in the USA, not so much.
If your avoiding animal fats lookout for the word’s sodium tallowate and sodium lardate in your product labels. There is no way to tell what kind of antibiotics or medicines these animals received while living their lives. As well as how the fat was processed once the animals have passed. I just stay clear!
I started making skincare products and soap because I really wanted to know exactly what I was using on my body. "If I cannot eat it, I don’t want it in my skincare routine." I started off making deodorant and transitioned to body scrub, soap and I am still exploring new products. Of course, I am not going to eat these products but at least I know that what is going on my body. It is amazing all the natural and edible ingredients you can incorporate into your skincare. Skin is the largest organ in the body its quite protective, but your skin can and does absorb particles. So, treat it right!
Find a soap that lets you answer all those ingredient questions with a resounding "YES"
Do you find your silver designs are not a shinny as they once were? This isn't too uncommon many factors can contribute to tarnishing your sterling silver.
I once made a DIY beautiful display of my jewelry right in my restroom near the sink. It was wonderful for getting ready in the morning and I could see all my favorites right there! After months of this I soon began to see the how my silver was turning from bright, to dull and then just nasty. The moisture in the restroom had tarnished all my sterling silver jewelry. Cleaning my silver pieces was a must!
How do I care for my sterling silver?
Keep your sterling silver away from moisture, don't swim with your jewelry. Sterling silver can tarnish easily if it is not rhodium plated. I recommend keeping products in closed container between uses. The ‘silica do not eat packs’ can help keep moisture at bay in your jewelry box.
Sterling designs should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent tarnishing. Cleaning and polishing your sterling jewelry can be tricky. Please be aware that some gemstones such as turquoise and opals are very delicate you don’t want to use anything harsh on them. To clean your jewelry, soak the pieces in a mild soap and warm water. Take a soft brush, like a toothbrush, brush clean and thoroughly dry with a soft cloth.
You can always send in your jewelry in for cleaning, ask about pricing.
I used a product that was too harsh on this pair of earrings now the pearls are damaged. Pieces containing pearls require special care. I recommend that hand creams, hair sprays, and perfumes do not come in contact with your pearls.
This kit online is quite delicate and effective