Science of Beauty Sundays #1: Alum!

Hello there lovelies! I wanted to be able to share some information about the ingredients I use in my homemade products, and let you know a little bit about why I use them – so I decided to start Science of Beauty Sundays!

A lot of times some people may think that natural beauty solutions are just old wives’ tales and that we are a little silly for using food on our faces. However, our ancestors were much more aware of the medicinal properties of natural things such as herbs, spices, and the like. There is a reason our grandmothers swore by their homemade beauty products!

 

This week, I’d like to talk a little about one of my favorite beauty products that you may not have heard of… Alum!

This is Alum.

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Spice Mask Recipe!

Spice Mask Layers

Isn’t that picture awesome? It reminds me of sand art, but it’s all edible! Not that we’re going to be eating it, though it does smell pretty tasty! This is a spice mask I threw together from spices I already had in my pantry. I live with two guys who tend to keep just the basics around, though I will admit that I’m the only one who sees a need for turmeric in the pantry.

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