There are several natural and organic products that can do wonders for your skin. As many beauty products on the market are full of unrecognizable chemicals and ingredients, try adding an organic product to your skincare routine instead. Not only will you realize that you can get fantastic results with simple, natural products, but you’ll also notice you have more money in the bank, as organic alternatives can be much cheaper than luxury products.
✔ Coconut oil is one of the most versatile products on the market. Not only can you use it for cooking, but you can also use it on your body, since it helps to treat skin, hair, and nails. While there are many coconut oil products to choose from, raw and virgin coconut oil can be used for almost anything. Not only does it work as a natural exfoliator and moisturizer, but it also can be used as a shaving cream, makeup remover, deep conditioner for your hair, body butter, facial cleanser, shower gel, wrinkle reducer, chapped lips soother, and insect repellent! Skinny & Co. has even marketed their Oil Pull as a mouthwash, as coconut oil is capable of whitening teeth and improving oral health.
You can find coconut oil at your local health store, pharmacy or supermarket. Regardless of your skincare needs, we guarantee that you’ll find a use for coconut oil!
✔ Coffee beans are excellent natural exfoliators. Caffeine helps to stimulate blood flow and reduces the appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins, and psoriasis. With just a little added water, it expertly buffs away dry, flaky skin.
If you’d like to try a coffee scrub, take a look at our Original Coffee Scrub, made with Robusta coffee beans, organic cold sweet almond oil, sea salt, Demerara sugar, organic cacao and vitamin E oil. Not only will the coffee beans exfoliate your skin, but the almond oil, cocoa and vitamin E oil will leave it moisturized and refreshed for hours (plus, you’ll have the lovely scent of coffee following you all day!)
✔ Argan oil is 100% organic and chemical-free. It has been used for years in Morocco, where is extracted from the nut of the Argan tree, which is native to the Moroccan desert. It is loaded with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids and it has amazing conditioning, healing and repairing properties. Interestingly, it is also edible, meaning that you can put it on your food, too! Try it the Moroccan way, and put it on your salad or quinoa.
Argan oil is safe for children and babies, youthful and senior skin alike. Former model Josie Maran has developed an excellent skincare line dedicated to the sale of organic, natural products infused with Argan oil. You can find her product line here.
✔ Rosewater is used all over the world, from India – where they use it with cooking – to Morocco – where it is mixed with clay so that the bricks used to build mosques will smell sweet in the sun – and France – where pregnant women swear that it prevents stretch marks. Even Cleopatra was one of rosewater’s earliest fans, as it was an essential part of her skincare routine. It helps to hydrate, moisturize and revitalize your skin, and due to its antibacterial properties, rosewater can also help to aid the healing of scars. It is incredibly versatile and can be used by all skin types.
It is recommended that you buy only 100% pure rosewater, which is the distilled water of roses with no chemicals added.
If you want to try drinking rosewater, you can do that too! You can also use this safe-to-consume rosewater from Juice Press to freshen up your dry eyes and reduce stress.
✔ Honey is a natural sweetener. Not only can you put it in your tea, but you can also use it as a facial mask, exfoliator, bath soak, hair conditioner and sunburn treatment. You can also naturally lighten your hair by mixing honey with apple cider vinegar.
Honey has a wonderful, warm aroma that is redolent of summertime. If you want to try a natural origin skincare brand, the French luxury skincare company Nuxe has created an entire line devoted to honey-infused skincare products. Otherwise, feel free to try experimenting with the real thing, which is 100% organic!
Let us know what your favourite organic skincare products are, especially if they’re not included on our list!