Monday, February 2, 2009

Commercial Lotions dont work for me any more

I just wanted to share an experience with you all...



I used to buy a lot of Victoria's Secret lotions. I usually stacked them up, buying them at the huge Christmas sale. I had one left in my medicine mirror thing, just poking my eyes. I felt bad to just throw it out - I paid money for it, ya know....so, I was getting ready for the shower and shaving and all that. Walked out of the bath tub and thought to apply that little left of that lotion....oh, wow, did I ever regret it!!!! That damn thing started burning my legs so bad, that I could not bare the pain anymore and had to wipe it off really quick and use one of my creations.....it felt like applying a honey to a wound....


Why are people willing to shell out money for products full of chemicals? And no, I am not talking about the emulsifiers and preservatives! They are paying for the big name and for the marketing and they are not really getting all that good of a product. Why would you want to put that on your skin? And spend 70$ for some things too?


Our ancestors were very, very smart people and used what they had around them for everything! Coconut oil was used in Indonesia for its anti aging properties. Yarrow was used in my country on the Balkan for healing wounds. My grandma used St Johns Wort infused oil for wounds and burns, she used calendula infused oil for ear infections etc....since when did we go so far away from nature, from our own, from us?


The homemade creams and lotions would never hurt you! They are natural and in most cases even edible! You can cook with Coconut Oil for Gods sake! You can drink chamomile tea AND it can do good for you topically too - just place a tea bag on your puffed up eyes...the natural butters and oils nourish your skin and until one tries it - one wont believe it.


I will never, ever use anything commercially done and sold. I started buying soap from the wonderful soapers on Etsy and ArtFire, I am trying to buy whatever possible from people that make it themselves.

7 comments:

Duni said...

I totally agree. I go for natural everytime, have been since my teenage years. The brand name stuff has to do with image I suppose.
Over here in Germany we're more used to natural products and they get promoted more too!

ray gratzner said...

Well I think the reason why so many people buy lotions is: There is so much advertising for it. They spend a huge amount of money for it...

Great Post. Happy Blogging

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

The brand name things have everything to do with image with the young people. Thats why I notice that people that buy from me and the ones appreciating the natural products are somewhere from 25 and up.....and marketing, oh my! I slap my forehead every time I see the commercials for anti aging creams, "essential" oil candles with a scent of strawberry....uhhmmmm...there is NO essential oil of strawberry!

OMG, I can just go on...lol

Sedie said...

I am having an issue with peeling and I'm totally convinced it's because of the products I used recently. I agree with you and will make sure to use naturally made products as much as possible.

Lin said...

I'm with you on those commercial lotions--I hate Bath and Body too. My only hold back with Etsy is the shipping charges.

Kathleen Coy said...

I agree, chemicals = YUCK! Itchy and red skin for me. Haven't used them in years!

Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

Sadie, give the natural products a try and you will see the difference! My mom has psoriasis and I gave her my tea souffle and she was ecstatic! Before she was using a doctor recommended cream and it didnt really help. With mine, it didnt let the psoriasis get dry as it did, and that way it was less itchy.


Lin, thanks girl :-) A lot of girls on Etsy offer shipping refunds, myself included. If you ever want to buy from any of them, contact them and ask if they would refund you for your overpayment on shipping.


Kathleen, girl, I am sooo done with them too! And I do have Nivea and Loreal night creams in my cabinet too...I think they will end up in the trash can as well