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Part 1: Intro and Basics

April 4, 2014

Since my last post about Etsy {Here I come Etsy} I have been working on a little two part intro about what lead me down the path I’m currently paving and what the Etsy Store will have.  I hope you enjoy 🙂

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For about the past three years I’ve been experimenting with making my own cleaning products as well as my own toiletry products.  It has been such an enjoyable journey learning so many new things, and I’ve had such amazing outcomes thus far, that I truly felt compelled to share my discoveries with others.  So after using my own homemade products for a while, I decided what better way to share these amazing products than to open up my own little “Etsy shop” online!  (For those of you who haven’t heard of Etsy – it’s an online place where you can sell your own crafts, goods – you name it!)

A little background…

We are SO over-whelmed with brands and products which promise to transform us ‘overnight’ with their magical formulated cream; for a few small installments of course (…just a little over-exaggerated but you get the point ;).  Now, don’t get me wrong.  We’ve all fallen for the broken promises (of cosmetics & the like) but in the end not only is our pocket-book hurting; our body and skin end up taking a big toll in the long run.  I believe if more people could visually see all that’s happening within our bodies, just from the everyday products we use, we might think twice before using such harsh products with an ingredients list the size of the bottle and words twenty letters long!!

Now please don’t get me wrong – I know ‘we’ as a society would never intentionally use all these harsh, impossible to pronounce chemicals and numerous, unnecessary ingredients in our everyday products, if ‘we’ knew all the side effects they caused.  But we all do and hopefully with more awareness spread around, change will have to eventually happen in favor of less cancer-causing, carcinogenic chemicals in our everyday products.  Our future generations are depending on us to do what’s right.

Well it’s about time that we got back to the basics! !

I was fed up with paying so much for what I thought were ‘decent’ products but rarely did much, if anything, that was promised.  I just followed the norm of trying different products and just figured those were the options when it came to toiletry and cleaning products, right?  WRONG!  It wasn’t until after College, after having tried everything and anything and many skin break-outs (and scars) later, I discovered homemade remedies with everyday household ingredients.

I was instantly hooked!

Reading articles and blog after blog, I realized there was a HUGE array of options outside of the usual brand name stuff.  The first thing I noticed was the fact that all the ingredients were very simple and easy to pronounce, and mostly things I already had at home!  So I started experimenting and eventually found the perfect balance for my skin and hair.  Even through all the fun womanly hurdles like pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormones all out of sync, etc., I conquered clear, healthy skin, and much more!

I am so glad to have stuck with trying to find what works for my temperamental skin to achieve a healthy balance and beyond!


Stay Tuned to Part 2 – I’m going to chat about the products that will be sold in the Etsy shop and More 🙂


3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2014 4:01 PM

    So excited for you!


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