It really all began after I ran into a friend who looked amazingly radiant. I boldly asked her what she was putting on her skin and her reply was Marula oil! I had never heard of it before! I immediately rushed to the store to find some.
I began to research plant based skin care was that there were a multitude of essential oils out there that made the skin supple, glowing and youthful. And women around the world have been using them for thousands of years. The skin conditions that essential botanical oils could treat astounded me. Why was I putting all the other mass-produced skin care products on my face when botanicals could do it all? My new skin care strategy needed to match my food buying rules: if you cannot pronounce the ingredient then it its not meant for the human body to consume or apply.
I started getting excited with all the possibilities botanicals provided. I started mixing Marula with Rosehip oil, Carrot seed oil and Calendula and adding some Echinacea flower- the possibilities were endless. It was so fun to find yet another oil, for example, Tamanu from Africa, that had the ability to heal any skin injury rapidly and turn over cells like nothing else. In the end I just went with all the good ones; the ones that smoothed fine lines and helped breakouts or made the skin firmer or less red! And bing- I had a beautiful blend that I began giving to friends.
Zelda Curti, 55