One time, before Bill and I had children, we made a new years resolution to go one whole year without using plastic. And I would love to get back into that mindset!
So, I figured I would start out by just doing some small changes and so I started making my own face cream!! Making your own things can really help eliminate the amount of waste that you create.
The Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Local Beeswax, Organic Shea butter, Raw local honey, Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil and Propolis.
Olive oil is good as an antioxidant and moisturizer, shea butter has anti inflammatory and collagen boosting properties, beeswax and honey has anti-viral & anti-bacterial compounds, and pomegranate seed oil for anti-aging. Propolis will assist in balancing, healing and soothing problematic skin. It also accelerates the rate of cell growth and decongests pores. Propolis protects against bacteria and functions as a great anti-inflammatory agent. Also note that beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. ... Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, Beeswax doesn't “suffocate” the skin, and won't clog pores.
So far, after two weeks of using it my skin feels like butter!