This post originally appeared on The Crafty Cat.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it absorbs everything we put on it. So naturally, once I realized the toxicity of many of the skin and cosmetics products available in stores, I very quickly began thinking of alternatives. One alternative is keeping a close eye on the ingredients and buying very high quality products. However, that is a burden for almost any budget. Another aspect to consider is that cosmetic products including lotions have an considerable impact on the environment. Not only does their often excessive packaging create waste, but their ingredients are often as harmful to the environment as to our bodies (I won’t even begin to talk about animal testing).
So, why not make them yourself?
These orange cinnamon hard lotion bars are great for dry skin and suitable for sensitive skin. You can easily take them with you wherever you go. Just pack one in a glass or metal container or a simple bag and stick it in your purse. This way you are ready for whatever the day may bring. (Just don’t leave your leather purse standing in direct sunlight for two hours or they will liquefy. I speak from experience ;))
These lotion bars are packed with powerful natural ingredients and completely free of additives, preservatives and chemicals.
Get the recipe here