Do you want to learn organic skincare?
It can be challenging to learn all by yourself. If so, this post is for you!
How to Learn Organic Skincare
1. Decide if you want to learn about organic skincare for others or for yourself
Organic Skincare can be a fun and enjoyable hobby, but it could also be a job that pays the bills.
Decide which is more important to you: learning how to effectively use skincare products on yourself, or learning how to create your own and market them to others.
You may even want to start with one and then move on to the other.
- Learn natural skincare techniques for yourself only if you have no interest in selling products or sharing your knowledge with others.
- Learn natural skincare techniques as a side business if you like sharing your skills with friends and family members but don’t want this hobby to become too serious.
- Learn natural skincare techniques as a career if you want this hobby to become your main source of income, whether through teaching classes or selling homemade organic products on Etsy, in local stores, at fairs, etc.
2. Determine what resources you want to use to learn
Let’s go over what resources are available to help you learn organic skincare.
If you already know which ones you want to use, scroll down to the next section.
When we learn something new, we have multiple resources at our disposal—books, websites, classes, apps, videos, etc.
The same is true for learning about organic skincare.
What’s best for one person might not be best for someone else.
You’ll have to take some time thinking about what type of learner you are and then find a way (or ways) that suits your unique style the best.
Here are the different types of resources that can help:
- Social media (like Twitter and Facebook)
3. Read as much as you can about organic skincare
No matter which type of skin you have—sensitive, normal, or skin that hasn’t been seen by a dermatologist in years—you are probably wanting some natural skincare products for it.
Not only will this help prevent any potential skin trauma but it’s also going to give you a better complexion and a more youthful look since your body is not exposed to anything harsh.
In our honest opinion, we don’t think there is anyone who has a bad complexion.
Disclaimer: We do not sell those products because we’ve used them and they worked wonders on us.
However, if you’re just starting out in the organic skincare world, we hope this guide helps you out in choosing the right products for your needs!
4. Start making your own organic skincare products with simple recipes
Before you start experimenting on your own, begin with these tried-and-true recipes.
Read through the entire recipe before beginning to make sure you have all of the ingredients and materials needed.
Try one or more of these recipes for a solid first foray into organic skincare:
Combine two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of corn starch, two teaspoons of almond oil, and a quarter teaspoon each of lavender essential oil and lemon essential oil.
Mix well in a saucepan over medium-low heat until smooth.
Pour into a glass jar, close the lid tightly and use as needed.
Combine two cups of sea salt, one cup of coconut oil (melted), and three drops each of peppermint essential oil, spearmint essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil.
Put in an airtight container for up to six months when not being used.
Combine five drops each of cedarwood essential oil, rosemary essential oil, and juniper berry essential oil with four ounces each castile soap (unscented), jojoba, or grapeseed carrier oils; then add 1/4 cup distilled water to complete the recipe
5. Start trying more complex Recipes
Once you get comfortable making basic recipes, you can start to try more complex ones.
To do so, it will be helpful to learn about the following ingredients:
Our skin is oily and watery. Oils are hydrophobic (water-hating), whereas water is hydrophilic (water-loving).
To combine oils and water, we need an emulsifier to help them stay combined.
If your concoction does not contain an emulsifier it will separate into a greasy layer on top of a watery layer after sitting for a while.
Some common emulsifiers include beeswax, borax, and guar gum.
These substances help prevent spoiling by inhibiting the growth of bacteria or fungi in products that have a high moisture content such as creams, lotions, and scrubs or that contain natural oils/butters such as moisturizers or lip balms.
The most commonly used preservative in organic beauty products is Optiphen which is approved by Ecocert and COSMOS certification bodies but there are also some natural options available such as thyme oil or rosemary extract that have been shown to have antimicrobial properties in lab tests.
6. Talk to the professionals
Visit stores that sell natural products.
Go to a local store that is known for selling organic products.
You might be able to find any item you have your eye on, a discounted product, or even get a free sample from the staff.
Stores like this include:
- Natural foods stores (e.g., Whole Foods)
- Bulk food stores
- Health food stores
- Pharmacies/drugstores (e.g., CVS, Walgreens)
When Should You Use Organic Skin Products?
You should use organic skincare products when:
1. You have a skin problem
If you have acne, wrinkles, or another dermatological issue, it’s best to use organic products because they don’t contain harmful chemicals.
Organic ingredients are also more soothing than non-organic ones.
2. You are concerned about the environment
The chemicals used in conventional skincare products can leach into the water supply and cause pollution and other problems.
Choosing an organic option can help keep the environment cleaner for everyone.
3. You are concerned about animal testing
Most conventional skincare companies test their products on animals before releasing them for sale to make sure that they are safe for human use.
However, many people disapprove of this practice and choose only to buy from companies that do not engage in it.
An exception is if you have an allergy or sensitivity to one or more of the ingredients that may be found in organic skincare products (e.g., beeswax).
In this case, you should check with your doctor first before using these types of items as they could cause irritation or an allergic reaction if applied incorrectly
Can You Make Your Own Organic Skincare Products?
The good news is that organic skincare is well within your reach.
The internet is filled with simple recipes for organic skincare products you can make from the comfort of your own kitchen, and pre-made organic skincare products are available in most natural food stores.
If you don’t mind a little bit of preparation, making your own organic skincare products can be a fun way to get some one-on-one time with the ingredients that go into them.
It doesn’t take much more than the right combination of water and oils to create an effective facial moisturizer, but there are plenty of ways you can customize it to suit your skin type and preferences.
Do You Still Need to Wash Your Face Twice a Day if Using All Organic Products?
If you are using a cleanser, once a day is enough.
Many organic products are so gentle that they don’t strip the skin of its natural oils.
If you’re already washing your face in the morning and at night, here’s what we recommend: use an organic cleanser at night to gently remove makeup and excess oil without upsetting the delicate pH balance of your skin. In the morning, splash cool water on your face to refresh it.
Is Organic Skincare Good for All Skin Types?
The answer is yes, organic skincare is good for all skin types.
Organic skincare products are gentle and they are made in a safe and natural way without the use of synthetic chemicals.
Organic products are also non-toxic so you won’t have to worry about any harsh effects on your skin.
Moreover, many people who suffer from dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin have found that making the switch to organic skincare has greatly improved their skin condition.
It’s a great option if you want to keep your skin healthy and glowing naturally!
Benefits of Organic Skincare
So, why should you care about learning organic skincare?
1. Organic skincare is healthier for your skin
When you choose organic skin care products, you’re choosing to avoid harmful chemicals that can irritate and damage your skin.
This means fewer breakouts and a healthier, more beautiful glow.
2. Organic skincare is better for the environment
Using organic products means that the ingredients in our products are grown or created without harmful fertilizers or pesticides.
You’re also avoiding the use of any chemicals that could harm nearby ecosystems as well as packaging materials that create lots of waste or are hard to recycle.
3. Organic skincare is better for animals too
Many companies who make non-organic beauty products use animal testing to ensure ingredients aren’t toxic or harmful when used on humans.
Luckily, it’s not necessary—there are other ways of testing the safety and efficacy of ingredients, including using those from plants instead!
It’s important to keep in mind that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to organic skincare.
Everyone has different needs, and a lot depends on what your goals are as you start out on your search for the right skincare products.
The best way to learn is to do some research, ask questions, and buy a few products to try out at home first.
Only then will you be able to figure out how much (or how little) of this movement is for you.