Wednesday, September 14, 2011

what i put on my skin

 i've been so inspired by other blog ladies posting about the skin care products and makeup they use, so i thought i would do a post about the things i like to use for my skin. (and maybe a part 2 for makeup, soon)
i try to use as many natural homemade (and cheap!) products as i can.

 honey soap: i love natural soaps for face and body wash, and honey is amazing! it has antibacterial, antioxidant, and moisturizing properties.  (price: free! made by my sister)
apple cider vinegar: i started using this as toner, after reading this post by vanessa, of the velvet bird. i like using either this vinegar, or witch hazel. (price: $4.45 from here)
coconut oil: i use this as a moisturizer. it's really good for your skin, not to mention your whole body. and it smells very delicious. (price: $12.76 from here, and one jar will last forever)
boots brand expert anti-blemish night moisturizer: at night i like to add on some of this moisturizer along with my regular coconut oil. the boots expert line isn't all natural, but has some natural ingredients and is a good price. this moisturizer has willow bark and aloe in it. (price: $5 from target)
boots brand expert sensitive hydrating eye cream: i also use this eye cream, the skin around my eyes gets super dry, and it works well for me. (price: $7 from target)

baking soda: as a facial scrub! it works really great, and is so so cheap. (price: around $1-$2 from the grocery store)

what skin care products do you use? i love finding out about any new beauty secrets!


  1. looooved this post - i feel so inspired to try honey soap and baking soda! I use the apple cider vinegar toner too :) thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! There are so many products out there, it's confusing to figure out what would be the best to use for my skin. I like to use all natural when I can, since I have very sensitive skin. I am definitely going to try all of these now! :)

    p.s. The photos are so lovely! I love how everything is so pretty in little glass jars!

  3. I use baking soda as a natural shampoo but have not tried it as a facial scrub, must do that. Is there anything I should know about it or is it just add water and apply?
    I also use apple cider vinegar as my "conditioner" but not as a toner.
    Coconut oil is so good for so many things, glad you pointed that out as well. I use olive oil as a moisturizer right after my shower also.
    This isn't skin care but...I'm getting ready to make a lip/cheek stain out of beets, so I'm pretty excited to see how that turns out.

  4. Everything looks so pretty and organized in the little jars! I love the idea of baking soda shampoo/facial cleanser. Homemade recipes for skin care and beauty are my favorites :)

  5. These look like some great products, I just love the natural ingredients.

  6. how do you use the baking soda, just throw it on with some water or hoo what? and will it dry my skin out??

  7. I love natural products too. I reccommend alepo soap. It smells divine and can also be used to wash your hair. I also love the whole history and tradition of making this soap. Check it out. :-)
    Btw, i really like your blog and your crochet work. I feel highly inspired. :-)

  8. i just use the baking soda with water, it doesn't dry my skin out, just is a really fine scrub. but it might be different for different skin types!

  9. I've been making small circle scrubbies out of cotton yarn in place of cotton balls too and I love them. I love the boots line - i especially like their old school milk facial cleanser and rose toner. I