Hello Nature Lovers,
I am in the mood for sharing a little piece of me.
I am not very good at promoting myself, so I apologize in advance if this write up is a little awkward.
I am sure you will forgive me.
Please ask me questions. I do better at answering questions, so ask. Enjoy.
I started Natural Beauty Blog at Ruka's Place because of what I went through as a person with extremely dry sensitive skin. This dryness is the cause of extremely uncomfortable ITCHING.
It was years later that I realized this itching was one of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The itching made my life difficult.
I went from Doctors to Doctors both medical and alternative medicine and no cure could be found.
In my desperation I ditched my skincare products and turned to Store bought Natural Skincare Products.
Almost every skincare product makes me itch, even the so called Natural Skincare Products.
For a while I stopped using all skincare products, I was that fed up.
This stopped the itching but I ended up with extremely scaly, dry, and chapped skin. I looked like something from another planet (Think 'Avatar' the Film).
I complained to my mother, and as a true African woman, she sent me Raw Shea Butter and instructed me to use it without mixing it with anything, in other words to use it raw. And all my problems disappear, no more itching and no more dry-skin.
All was well, you think? But the smell of Raw Shea Butter was too strong for me. No amount of threats and cajoling will get my children to use it. The nutty, earthy smell followed us around.
I went around feeling very self -conscious and covering myself with perfumes.
I was resigning myself to fate when by chance I stumbled upon a YouTube video of a woman making Natural face cream.
I applied her techniques to my Raw Shea butter by placing a little of my Shea butter in a double boiler , then add a little quantity of Pure Coconut oil and let it all melt together (note she added more things to her cream but I was skeptical due to previous skincare products experiences) I poured into a jar and let it cool a little then added Ylang-Ylang essential oil.
In Retrospect that wasn’t the best mix of body cream I ever made, but at the time you’d think I had just discovered the recipe for Coca-Cola.
I was ecstatic with the result I achieved especially with the smell. I told everybody who cares to listen about my discovery and the result it was giving me.
So I started experimenting, adding more ingredients and taking some out.
The journey so far has been very informative, rewarding and satisfying.
It gave birth to my business RUKA’S PLACE. Where I sell Raw Ingredients for making your own Natural Skincare Products.
Because I believe strongly that each and every one of us need to take the future of our skin and its general well-being into our hands.
Many skincare manufacturers, especially the natural ones, really have good intentions and go as far as possible to make sure they use as less harmful chemicals as possible.
But they have to make profits and one of the ways to make their business profitable is to make sure the products’ shelf life is adequate, some of the stuffs used may be ok for some skins but not for some.
So doing it yourself is crucial.
Remember! it is only as difficult and complicated as you want it to be.
I have watched some YouTube videos of people making Skincare Products and the whole of their tables filled with lots of bottles, jars, tubs and so forth, Scary, isn’t it?
While I have watched some videos where some people make their Formulations with just 3 ingredients and in less than 10 minutes they are done.
You are in control, you have the chance to choose as many ingredients as you want.
As for me, my motto is to keep it as simple as possible. You can learn a lot this way and you won’t consider it a chore and frightening.
So my Natural Skincare Enthusiasts give it a try and make a nice body cream today for you and your family. You’ll be amazed what you can do. This is my story, what's yours?
Keep it simple
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I want to use this Beauty Blog to help those who wants to make their own Skincare Products. And those who wants to know more about what goes in and onto their Skin. Health is Wealth!
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