WHY MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL PRODUCTS
1. Better for our planet, we only have one.
Synthetic chemicals have the potential to harm animals and plants with which they come into contact. Should the synthetic chemicals from a synthetic product seep into the ground, they could have dire consequences on surrounding ecosystems. The processes associated with manufacturing traditional skincare products put a great deal of stress on the environment. This is because the extraction of certain ingredients (aluminium, lead, etc.) requires mining. Mining produces a great deal of pollution, ultimately leaving a negative carbon footprint on the environment at large.
2. They're Safer
When compared to synthetic products, natural products are much safer. This is because the ingredients contained within natural products are much safer than those contained in synthetic products. When a lotion is applied to the skin, the ingredients contained within it slowly sink into the bloodstream. From there, they have a direct effect on many of the body’s processes.
3. Their Manufacture Doesn't Harm Animals
You might be shocked at how many product manufacturers test their products on animals. If you’re against animal testing and for the humane treatment of animals, natural products are the best way to go. They will prevent you from contributing to harmful and malicious practices.
4. They're Packed with Beneficial Nutrients
Natural products, are filled with familiar-sounding ingredients such as jojoba oil, argan oil, and so on and so forth. These ingredients are not only not harmful to the body, but they’re actually beneficial. This is due to the fact that they contain vitamins and compounds such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Resveratrol, alpha-hydroxy acid, and more, all of which help the body to function at optimal levels.
5. They're Easier on the Skin
One of the biggest problems with synthetic products is that they’re harmful to some individuals’ skin. Certain ingredients contained within these products can cause everything from swelling to redness to itchiness to outright allergic reaction. Ingredients to look out for include parabens, sulphate’s, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, propylene glycol, and triclosan. Natural products are free of irritants, and, instead of being a detriment to the skin, they are actually beneficial to it.