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What if you’re addicted to beauty products and turn out to be allergic to all of them?
It happened to me, seemingly overnight.
A horribly red, itchy rash across my face turned out to be the sad breaking point of fighting eczema for years.
My skin had had enough.
Even though I was already using good quality hypoallergenic brands, it wasn’t enough to keep my skin problems away. Desperate, I turned to a DIY remedy I had read somewhere online. A simple oatmeal face scrub.
Sure, I was skeptical about the idea of putting my morning bowl of oatmeal on my face. But there wasn’t possibly anything I could do to make it worse. So I made a paste of oatmeal and water and massaged my face with it.
The result changed my life forever.
Just like a steaming bowl of porridge on a cold winter morning can feel so comforting and good, this DIY face cleanser made my skin feel soothed and balanced.
Now, there’s one important thing you need to know before I continue my story: this was before there was a LUSH store anywhere close to where I lived (they didn’t even have an online store back then!) And other organic and natural brands were scarce to say the least.
So now that I had discovered this love and passion for natural beauty, I had to figure out how to create a skin care routine all on my own. With supplies I already had. I raided the kitchen pantry A LOT from that point on.
My natural DIY Beauty basics:
So than I started this blog
After I finished college and had to try to figure out how to be an adult, I decided to start something of my own. I wanted to share what truly made me happy. As my craft projects had become my personal therapy sessions, I decided to start a craft blog.
Soon I also started to share the DIY beauty products that had changed my life.
The response was overwhelming. As it turned out, I wasn’t the only one who wanted to put food on her face.
There seemed to be a lot of interest in LUSH inspired DIY tutorials too, and that’s how I started to share bath bomb tutorials.
My favorite bath bomb tutorials:
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I’m not a cosmetologist, physician or other health care professional. I have tried and tested every single one of these recipes and DIYs on myself. However, everyone reacts differently to certain products. Therefore, I cannot be held responsible for any bad reactions, mishaps or fashion faux pas.
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