THE SIMPLER IT SEEMS – THE HARDER IT IS

Years ago, when I first started making natural skin-care and health products, I would get all caught up in every newbie ingredient that came on the market. Over time my products got so complicated and the INCI-list so long; herbs, tinctures, essential oils, maceration, vitamins and what-have you. One day I realized that I had no idea what kind of reaction all those substances had with each-other, even less when mixed with many others. All natural substances are alive, they react with each-other.

10 years later I down-scaled and went back to the origins with very simple formulas and stable, well-known and researched raw materials. I started working on a deeper level with the natural compounds and found beautiful synergies; less is truly more. I started feeling the product instead of thinking it.

Making formulations and products is a very precise matter, never mind how much you “feel” the proportions are right, if they’re not you will end up with some worthless goo fit only for the bin, and the margins aren’t that large. I’ve binned plenty in my day. 🙂 So you have to be precise and use your head, scales and measures to make it happen. Natural compounds change from year to year, depending on weather etc. Every time you get a new oil or plant it will be different from the last and in a way you have to “start over” every time. And this is where the “feel” comes in.

It has taken me 20 years to simplify, to learn to understand these beautiful compounds I work with and how to use them. The stuff I do now looks so simple and easy – it’s not.

It’s like mixing colors; too many in the blend and it ends up brown-greyish. Same, same.

Published by From Subconscious to Superconscious

Aroma-therapist, Botanical skin care and perfumes, Inspiring speaker and coach for personal development. Workshops and one-on-one sessions. I am a horseback archer who likes to play with fire and sew costumes.

5 thoughts on “THE SIMPLER IT SEEMS – THE HARDER IT IS

  1. These days many consumers treat synthetic ingredients in their skin care as potentially harmful, and so they should.
    If you are asking yourself whether natural skin care products are the answer to all your skin care problems? The answer is a definite Yes. I have not come across a single skin problem that cannot be addressed equally well using natural skin care products as using any other types. Admittedly, I’ve only been in practice for just over 20 years, however, so far I have yet to see a skin condition that cannot be treated using a natural approach, excluding of course emergency medical conditions such as severe 3rd degree burns over large parts of the body, etc.

    1. Nature skin care: Thanks for stopping by. I completely agree with you. Even though I always used pure and natural ingredients, they also interact with eachother – not always in a good way. Just because something is pure and natural doesn’t necessarily mean it will do the trick, it also takes knowledge and experience.

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