So, you’re ready to spread the love of natural skincare.
You’re already into treating your body to the hundreds of benefits of herbs and essential oils. Your skin is glowing. The natural fragrances soothe you with every use. You want your people to experience this.
You’re right. Everyone deserves to feel the self-love that comes with using only the best for their bodies. At a minimum, consumers should know what’s really in the big brand products and how those ingredients affect the body.
But you also know it takes convincing to switch from the big brands we’ve used all of our lives. It’s what our parents and grandparents taught us. Anything else is socially unacceptable.
We understand the process and want to help make it easy for you to introduce your tribe to natural products. Start with these gift ideas to get them thinking.
Natural products for sensitive skin
Even with natural skincare products, you should stick to those that are suitable for sensitive skin. That way the receiver gets all the nutrients of a natural product without risking possible skin sensitivities.
Remember, what works for your skin may not be OK for your tribe. Try not to shop based on your own skin type or challenges. Instead, make your selections based on the nutrients you want to share with the recipients. I suggest gentle moisturizers like body butters that replenish the skin with soft ingredients like lavender and chamomile.
Mild soaps are also a safe option. Our oatmeal honey soap is a gentle exfoliant that can be used on the entire body. Our coconut and kaolin clay soap is a gentle detoxifier and moisturizer that we recommend for sensitive skin.
Natural fragrances for him and her
Men and women have the same needs when it comes to skincare. The in your tribe will appreciate the results even if they don’t currently invest much into their skincare routine.
For men, I suggest products with outdoorsy scents like lemongrass, patchouli, cedarwood, and sage. A scentless soap like our coconut and kaolin clay or activated charcoal are also good suggestions.
Women tend to appreciate floral scents more, but you don’t want to give something that smells too strong, especially if you’re not sure what scents she likes. If you’re not sure or don’t know at all, I suggest going with a light scent like lavender, or no scent like our chamomile and calendula soap.
Don’t shop based on skin types and conditions
Natural skin care products give the skin what it needs to be healthy and glowing. If someone on your list is having a specific skin challenge like breakouts or eczema, gifting them a product or gift set that especially for their condition can be offensive and embarrassing for them to receive. Of course, your intentions are good, but skin problems come with all kinds of insecurities that should be handled gently.
If someone on your list has a specific skin challenge, get them a gift card instead of making the choice of how to alleviate their challenge for them. This way you’re still giving them the wonderful gift of natural skincare products and they can privately choose what they need for their skin.