09 Feb '12, 8pm

How to… make your own beauty products: 'For centuries, plants have been the basic skin care ingredients that can...

How to… make your own beauty products: 'For centuries, plants have been the basic skin care ingredients that can...

‘For centuries, plants have been the basic skin care ingredients that can be used right across the board,’ says Dee Aktinson, Medical Herbalist and Medical Director of Napiers Herbal Dispensaries and Clinics . ‘Women have been making their own skin care remedies for centuries - way before you could go to Boots and buy those products that are often filled with chemicals.’ The art of foraging for your cosmetic kit is now largely forgotten, with the ease, convenience and efficacy of commercial products trumping ethical concerns. But that doesn’t mean those skills can’t be relearnt, with plenty of beautifying herbs, berries and nuts to be found in your local woodland. Not only are foraged remedies free from chemical nasties, they’re ultra cheap to boot. And if you can’t find the right ingredient outside? Head to your local health food shop for organic base and essential oils. ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/health_and...

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