has anyone experience in making things like shampoo, peeling or bodylotion itself? If yes, what do you use?
I know that most of you only use water and nothing more, but for an extra treatment (and with the extreme dry weather here in spain) I could use some moisturizer.
Has anyone ideas?
Also, which shops - if any - would you recommend to buy natural cosmetic? I only know lush, but I'm not sure if they are as good as it sounds. The body shop seems to promise more than it keeps....
Thanks in advance :-)
Most of us just use water with an occasional indulgence in baking soda for squeaky clean teeth and or conditioned hair.
For the ladies, if you like lipstain, then pure berries might do the trick.
Check out our member megan elizabeth and some of her youtube videos for more fruity vegan makeup tricks.
Both Lush and the Body Shop use questionable ingredients, imo. I know the Body Shop still loads everything with parabens. I wash my hair with Burt's Bees conditioner (yes, not with shampoo which is too drying on my coarse, curly hair). I would recommend Heritage Products for things like rosewater and glycerine sprays for lovely moisturizing. The rose petals used are pesticide free (very important if it's going on your skin). This can be found in health food or online:
I've actually come to find that rubbing the rind of melons on my skin after eating has a nice moisturizing effect!
It's great if you don't mind looking like a loony rubbing fruit on your skin! :D
I've been trying banana skins on my hands. It seems to be moisterizing. I used it on my neck and face as well and it didn't cause any adverse reactions yet. Other people wear eau de perfume - I wear eau de banana...
Alison Andrews has an e-book with shampoo recipes and some more info here:
Cool, thanks a lot for all these tips!