A few months ago, I was contacted by the great people over at Teen Voices Magazine, a publication devoted to preparing the next generation of girls for the challenges and rewards of life. It's a fantastic publication featuring inspiring women and girls, and articles to help teens embrace and leverage the fact that they are “more than just a pretty face.” As the mother of an 8-year old girl and a 6-year old son, there are few causes I support more than that! That's why I'm ecstatic to be included on page 15 of their current issue, along with one of my IBN members, Alabu Soap.
The article is called “Want Healthy Skin?: Ditch the Chemicals for Bananas and Beeswax.” If you know me, you know that I am not one to think that all chemicals are bad, because they are not. On the other hand, I love making my own beauty products using natural ingredients in my pantry. In fact, before I launched the Indie Beauty Network, it's what I did for a living! You can get Teen Voices Magazine at this link. You'll have to get the publication to get this recipe, but you can get hundreds more at my MakeYourCosmetics.com website. There, you'll find a forum and links to buy supplies from the companies that sponsor my work. How fun is that?
Question: If you make your own cosmetics, what are your favorite kitchen ingredients to use?