TAG: Sensitive skin

Making It Clean With Homemade Soaps

Making It Clean With Homemade Soaps

Sensitive skin, irritating fragrances and expensive prices are some reasons to consider making homemade soap. Store bought soaps can contain synthetic chemicals that can be aggravating. Also, antibacterial soaps containing triclosan, an antimicrobial agent that was initially listed as a pesticide, have been under scrutiny for potentially causing developmental and health problems. Making homemade soap means that any recipe can be tailored to suit personal preferences or address specific skin conditions. Soap crafting can be perfected by the skilled soap maker, but it can also be done by novices. There are countless recipes for do it yourself soaps requiring varying… read more

DIY Natural Men’s Skincare

DIY Natural Men’s Skincare

Some over the counter men’s products can further irritate skin conditions caused from weather exposure and shaving. These do it yourself recipes address men’s particular skincare routines and possible issues. They are all natural, no fuss and can be made right at home. Crunchy Betty’s recipe for MANhand Salve is perfect for dry, cracked hands and other problem areas. First, an herbal infusion is made with essential oils like almond, sunflower or apricot and herbs such as comfrey, peppermint or chamomile, which have healing properties. After the mixture is allowed to permeate for a few weeks, or placed in a… read more