Based on my experience growing up I never thought to read the ingredient list of the products I was using or eating. I just knew I liked something based on the packaging, a commercial, or just knowing that it tastes or smells good. Growing up, I also had no clue about a holistic lifestyle.
As I developed in my early 20s I was exposed to so many holistic practices that I felt drawn to further explore. One of them involved being aware of the food I was eating and the body products I was using. This valuable lesson has since opened my eyes to the importance of knowing your ingredients and really keeping it simple.
A long ingredients list is a red flag for skincare
Have you ever noticed the tongue-twister ingredients list on most of the big brand products? When did it become OK for us to be so careless with what we put in and on our bodies?
When products are mass-produced they usually are made with unnecessary synthetic ingredients and cheap fillers that can be harmful to our skin.
The truth the big brands won't tell you
What’s really good for you doesn’t require extra fluff. When it comes to handmade body products, simple is better. When you use the best quality ingredients, you don't need anything else. Big brands make their products with profit as their top priority. This means they'll add any ingredient that stretches their bottom line with no concern about the impact on quality. Using natural ingredients that are beneficial for you in the first place doesn’t require other things. The healing and nourishing properties are already there.
Life can even be much simpler when you can identify whats causing skin problems and what doesn't. But you have to be willing to question your everyday products.
This is important for when we find ourselves having negative reactions to things as well. When a product has few ingredients, testing what doesn’t work for you isn’t as time-consuming.
Big brands are joining the natural movement
As I browse through the grocery store aisles now I notice that big brands are going the simple route themselves. These changes have become their focal selling point as they watch the market and see that consumers are now looking for natural ingredients.
Mama Earth produces some very dope raw materials which contain the nourishing and healing qualities our temples need for optimal health. Simplicity has proven to be a good path in the way of health. That’s why Herb’N Eden values using a few ingredients that will get the magic going.