There’s a lot of time and money spent on face creams. Both by us women, and in advertising dollars. To make us look younger, flawless…perfect! Just pick up any magazine while you’re waiting to check out at the grocery store and flip through the pages. The beautiful faces that look at you are simply stunning, aren’t they?
As I see myself getting older, I’ve noticed that there has been the thought that if I get this or that face cream, I will look like I did when I was younger, or at the very least, better. I have tried samples of Estee Lauder and felt like I’ve been putting something with silicon on my face. Interesting, but too weird. I’ve tried Lancome, and nearly got knocked out by the strong perfumed scent. I’ve tried Chanel and Guerlain, and could not justify the price tag. Then I thought the drugstore products, like Roche or L’Oreal would be good. They stung my face, and smelled too strongly of synthetic perfume.
I’ve been big into the natural and organic movement since the ’70’s, way before big companies got interested in the movement, and bought most of them out. Those were the days when being a vegetarian was considered very odd…cult-ish even!
So I just wanted to let you know that one of my 2 favorite face creams* is made by Wild Sage Botanicals. Every product is hand-made by Garima, the woman behind this very cool “company”. I think I have to say that again: every product is made in small batches, by hand, by Garima! With most of the herbs from her own garden. Pretty incredible, really. With wonderful smells that are euphoric and make me happy. Wild Sage’s Rose Geranium Face Lotion is my pick for the best moisturizer for my skin. Check out Garima’s site and see if you don’t just love her products. She has drawn all the plants and things on the site herself too. And her prices are very affordable. Which is so important these days when most of us are watching every penny that we spend.
If you do happen to order some of Garima’s products, please let me know. I wonder if you will become a loyal fan like I have been for the past 20 years!? When something is good, I don’t think you have to shout it from the top of a mountain – you just know.
And if you have a few moments, check out this informative clip below. I think we need a little reminder on why the stuff that is being mass-marketed and fed to us, and readily available is not something that we want to buy!
*P.S.: The other face cream that I use is one that is not available for sale, yet! It’s made by a close friend of mine, in small batches, and it is what I call, “The Perfect Cream”. It’s based on a recipe by one of my favorite herbalists, Rosemary Gladstar. It smells like a bouquet of roses (real ones), and it goes in and makes my skin feel so good. I keep saying she should sell it. Maybe one day she will… I will let you know.