Thursday, May 16, 2019

INTRODUCING: Our very first Hand Sanitizing Lotion - The Essential Sanitizing and Moisturizing Lotion!

By the Misses

If you don't already know me, I am an absolute nut when it comes to health! If it goes in my body or on top of my skin I need to know absolutely every detail behind what is in it and how it is made. I was not always this way however.


Before I had kids the only thing I really cared about was my girlish figure (yes I know, I was shallow back then). How I obtained that figure didn't really matter to me as long as I was keeping up a good body image. To me all that meant was don't eat too much and exercise a lot. It never occurred to me that what I was eating and slathering on my skin could potentially harm me in big ways later on down the road.

When I gave birth to our daughter everything changed. Pregnancy hit my body pretty hard and I found myself with hypoglycemia shortly after giving birth and a long battle with my thyroid would also take place. Between struggling with my health and feeling a tremendous amount of responsibility for this tiny and sensitive baby I now had, my journey to properly understand my body began.

It's kind of a looooong story from there as to why I got into making my own beauty products, but basically I started with food, which over time rolled into skin care as well. I was very surprised to find out how simple it was to make your own products such as soaps, lotions, and even tooth paste. But what surprised me the MOST is how much better and healthier they actually are for you. Almost everything I use for my products can also be eaten, and this is my greatest joy!


Over the years I have experimented like crazy, and I am not joking when I say that trying to make my own lotion that didn't either feel way too oily or didn't feel like I needed to apply a ton to get that moisturizing feel almost drove me insane! I think I have tried dozens of recipes that I found all over the blogoshpere as well as from youtube that let me down in one way or another.

Then one day I literally stumbled on the inspiration for this recipe! I was experimenting with using different oils for my curly hair and decided to give avocado oil a try. I noticed right away just how magnificently moisturizing it was on my hands and how easily it turned into a kind of a gel when mixed with other ingredients. That's when I realized I had exactly what I needed to make the lotion of my dreams!!!


Some day soon I hope to share with all a ya'll what the actual recipe is, but for now let me just give you a rundown of all the ingredients I use (PS - All the ingredients listed below are links to my affiliate programs. It just means I get a small kickback if you buy something. It helps me take care of our family so thanks for your contribution! Check out my disclosure policy here).

As you can see, something very unique about this lotion is that it doesn't just moisturize, it also sanitizes. I don't know about you but I despise store bought sanitizer. It is not meant to go on your skin and I have seen some studies that show it is cancer causing. NO STORE BOUGHT SANITIZER FOR THIS FAMILY! But I couldn't give up. I simply had to see if there was something I could use that would be safe, gentle on the skin, and works well if not better than the harsh stuff you buy at the store. Witch Hazel does all of those things, and it doesn't take much to be effective. While experimenting with this recipe I remember thinking, "I wonder if I can use this in my recipe without making it watery?"


If you are interested in making this lovely concoction yourself, click here to get the recipe for it. If you don't want to take the time to make it or spend the large upfront cost to buy all the supplies (because it is expensive to start out), but you still want this lotion, then buy it from me! Here's where you can get it. And please, whether you make it yourself or buy some from us, let us know what you think by commenting below!

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