I’m totally in love with FIG+YARROW products right now. It started with the packaging, then the scent, and the fact that they’re completely organic and natural. And then of course, the texture. I’ll let you know what the long term results are – I won’t pretend it’s miraculous just yet :)
It’s funny, because I’m pretty much the last person who got interested in natural products. A lot of times, I thought they went bad too quickly, or the texture was too gummy, and I didn’t have a lot of faith in how well they worked. I figured nothing could probably beat the big companies with their years of research and their scientists in white lab coats looking super serious. Obviously, I tried to avoid parabens as much as possible, especially in deodorant but for everything else, I had a pretty passive attitude.
It’s rare that a passive attitude leads to anything positive, but this time it worked: the world around me changed before I did :)
The big companies started paying more attention to the ingredients they were putting in their products, and on top of that, lots of new brands that were totally natural started showing up on the market. So to celebrate Earth Day, we asked Brandy, the creator of FIG+YARROW, to take the idea even further by giving us a recipe for making our own beauty products. It’s really great – we’ve tried it out, and again, I’m not going to pretend that “I’ll do it every single day.”
But I think familiarizing yourself with the fact that a good beauty product is kind of like a good dish, and the important thing is having the right ingredients and keeping them as simple as possible, is interesting. Especially for girls who are a little bit passive about this kind of thing, like me ;)
Translated by Andrea Perdue
Using fruit, vegetables and some other all-natural ingredients, Brandy showed us how to make this rejuvenating mask, which heals winter damage and prepares skin for summer…
Lemon & Kale Spring Juice Mask
Juice the following:
8 oz. kale (about half a bunch)
4 oz. aloe vera (about one large leaf)
Blend until smooth:
8 oz. white china clay
4 oz. whole milk yoghurt
1 tsp. raw organic honey
Once a smooth consistency is achieved, stir blended base with juice.
Apply liberally to clean skin and leave for 10 – 15 minutes, gently wipe off with a damp cloth.
Leftover mask paste can be frozen into an ice cube tray.
For later use, simply thaw, stir gently and apply.
Look out for another spring face mask recipe from Brandy on Facebook!