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Home Made Vs. Commercial Herbal Body Lotion

Mar 15, 2008
Herbal body lotions have become popular over the last few years because it can cater to different kinds of skin problems. You can purchase these products in you local grocer or in specialty stores that carry them. You can also make them yourself with a few ingredients and with the help of recipes found all over the internet. But, which item is better for you, one that is commercially available or one that you made yourself? Well, it really all depends on your skill in finding a good product and also the available time to make one.

What Are Herbal Lotions?

Herbal lotions are products that have natural herbs added to the mix. They may either be in the form of natural herbal oils or as dried herbs that are crushed and mixed into the product itself. The items that makes up a natural lotion base can be: Shea Butter or Coco butter. These are bases to make the products stand out and to cater to certain skin needs. Different herbs have different effects on the skin and body. For example, the aroma of lavender can perk up the senses. This purple herb can be very soothing for people who are quite depressed. Herbs like eucalyptus, witch hazel also make it into the mix. These items are available commercially, but they can also be made by special artisans. You can even make this in your own kitchen.

Commercially Available Concoctions

You can find herbal or herb infused body care items in most grocers and department stores nowadays, but sometimes the best ones can be found in dedicated health, body and beauty stores. So, why is buying a commercial product better for you than making it on your own? Well, it may not actually be a hundred percent better than your own mix, but this way you will be able to save time. After all, not everyone has the time to slave over the sink and stove making herb infused concoctions. Oftentimes, the best thing to do is to buy the best product you can find on the shelf. A word of caution though, you don't have to go with your first pick - you can look around until you find a brand that is right for you.

Home Made Mixes

On the other hand, if you can not find a good one, why go to the store and purchase products that you know will not cater to your needs? Instead, you can still make your very own herb infused body lotion with personalized choice of herbs in just a few easy steps. You can even use these home made products as gifts to your family and friends. It's a great DIY project to do on a lazy afternoon.
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