Many cosmetic products products contain irritants, carcinogens and endocrine disrupters. I say go as natural as possible to avoid any problems.
Instead of lotions that are mostly chemicals, consider trying something as simple as coconut oil, almond oil or shea butter. (Choose organic if at all possible.) These items are so moisturizing. Coconut oil is my personal favorite – it’s light and absorbs quickly.
I like to add essential oils to mine, not only for the aroma, but also for the therapeutic effect. Lavender oil is a go to for many reasons – it’s soothing to irritated skin (bug bites, burns, etc) and helps soothe and can help you sleep. I’ve been using lavender oil with my kids since they were babies – just a drop on their pillow at bedtime.
Make sure when you purchase essential oils, that you buy from a reputable company. Quality counts. You want to look for 100% pure, therapeutic grade, organic essential oils that have not been diluted.
I was recently sent a sample of Lavender EO from GoPure Naturals. I’m really happy with the quality of this oil. And I think it;s one of the best values around – $17.95 for a 4oz bottle on Amazon.
I brought it to my yoga studio to add to the diffuser, and it was a hit with the entire class.
The company also sells a few other EO’s as well as natural skin care products. This is a small, family owned business – which is exactly what I like to support when possible.
I hope they offer more EO varieties in the future – I personally would love to see some blends.
Check them out, and let me know what you think.: http://www.gopurenaturals.com/