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Re: natural/organic skin care

Postby andromeda » 26 Jun 2012, 15:49

I also have skin sensitivity. I use a combination of natural oils like extra virgin coconut oil with macadamia and rosehip oils. One can also add essential oils to suit each type of skin

It may look expensive to start with but once the oils have been purchased it can last a long time. I do my cream in small batches because I do not like using preservatives
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Re: natural/organic skin care

Postby Erithe » 26 Jun 2012, 17:29

I also have skin sensitivity. I use a combination of natural oils like extra virgin coconut oil with macadamia and rosehip oils. One can also add essential oils to suit each type of skin

It may look expensive to start with but once the oils have been purchased it can last a long time. I do my cream in small batches because I do not like using preservatives
That sounds positively delicious ... er luxurious :D It really sounds wonderful! I may have to try that. I have really delicate skin and get red bumps and dry skin splotches in winter and summer, depending on the weather extremes. That sounds wonderful .
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Re: natural/organic skin care

Postby Jeweldine » 20 Oct 2013, 09:22

Hi

I would definately recommend 2 brands 'Green People' and 'Tropic'. Tropic is a brand created by Susan Ma. Both these brands are easily available here in the UK.

Of course, as a natural pure facial moisturiser I'd recommend using Organic Virgin cold pressed Coconut oil - a very nourishing healthy oil with many benefits including being anti-bacterial, regeneerative and good for dry skin.

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Re: natural/organic skin care

Postby Greytrack » 06 Dec 2014, 11:21

Hi,

I'm just starting to investigate the world of natural and organic skincare (at 55!!) and wondered if anyone could recommend a good source for essential oils? I live on the Isle of Skye so going to a shop is not really an option (my nearest city is 85 miles away). So, if anyone could recommend a reliable ethical mail order supplier I'd be really grateful. Many thanks. :)

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Re: natural/organic skin care

Postby ShadowCat » 07 Dec 2014, 07:47

I'm from the Netherlands. Most good online suppliers here would be way too expensive to ship to you, so no recommendations directly.

I'd like to warn you though: there is currently a growing market of online multi level marketing schemes concerning essential oils and derivatives. Many healthblogs feature them. Those oils are most often overpriced and under quality. Also, stay away from "scentoils", "homescents", "perfumeoils" and any other fancy name other than "essential oil", because they are most often used to label petrochemical fragrances with no beneficial or even a negative healtheffect. Also (if you are just starting you might not know this): as a rule of thumb never use pure essential oils on the skin and never use them internally. If you gain a certain level of knowledge and experience you will find that there are exceptions to those rules, but for starters, please stick to them. Natural doesn't always equal harmless and safe.

Best choices are organic essential oils, followed by wildcrafted essential oils. Highgrade therapeutic oils are those made by CO2-extraction, a relatively new proces, but distilled is fine too mostly.

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Re: natural/organic skin care

Postby SilaquiNL » 12 Jan 2015, 21:08

I use olive oil mixed with castor oil and a few drops of tea tree oil.
Mostly I just use it when my skin is dry or greasy or if there are blemishes.
I put it on, leave it for a bit and then wash it off.
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Re: natural/organic skin care

Postby Nerys » 20 Feb 2015, 12:22

For good quality I used to buy essential oils at http://www.aqua-oleum.co.uk/ but shipping to Europe became too expensive but if you are in UK you could try them. I also bought good quality essential oils at http://www.baldwins.co.uk/ they also have skin line pomegranate bilberry & rose. A recipe for making a nice cold cream is in the book Home Aromatherapy by Julia Lawless. The Complete Book of Herbs by Lesley Bremness has some nice beauty recipes.
I sometimes also buy essential oils from a german online pharmacy http://www.versandapo.de/ they sell several brands.

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Re: natural/organic skin care

Postby feranaja » 13 May 2015, 14:53

I'm a returning member, and just looking at threads I might be able to add something to...this one has been quiet a while, but in case it is still of interest, I'll add some of my own favorites.

http://www.fawnlilybotanica.com/store/c ... ducts.html

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AmritaAromatics

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/catal ... acial-care

http://www.evanhealy.com/

A lot of wonderful products of all description here: https://poppyswap.com/

Hope some of this is useful! I make a few of my own creams, lotions and a lot of salve, but love trying what others some up with too. Enjoy. <3
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