A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for cleaning your home naturally, without using harsh chemicals. The post received a terrific response with many of you letting me know that you’re also interested in decreasing the amount of contact you have with toxic substances and harsh chemicals.
Well…I’m not just reducing my exposure to chemicals in the cleaning department but also with what I put on my skin – I don’t want toxicity there either!
About 10 years ago I was introduced to Cactus Skincare. Cactus Skincare is an Australian company making skincare naturally and ethically with organic ingredients.
Deborah De Silva is the owner and founder of Cactus Skincare. Deb has naturally dry skin and couldn’t find a product on the market that gave her the protection a cactus plant has to protect itself from its harsh environment. From her frustration of not being able to find a product to meet her skin’s needs she did a lot of research into natural ingredients and started making her own products.
In 1990 she started her business very humbly, making her products in her own kitchen and selling to friends and acquaintances. The business grew and became an Aussie success story and now Cactus Skincare is sold on-line and can be shipped anywhere in the world (within reason!)
I have been using Deb’s products for over a decade and they have served me well. I’m not looking like one of those ridiculous facebook ads that say, ‘Grandmother of 95 looks 15 after using miracle creme’, so I’m not going to claim that if you use these products you’ll have people thinking you’re decades younger than what you actually are. But what I can tell you is that my skin feels very hydrated and when I go to the beautician she always comments on how my skin is in very good condition and that it has plenty of moisture.
But beyond the excellent results I’m seeing from this range, I also have peace of mind that there is nothing toxic being rubbed into my skin, that no cruel animal testing ever took place, that I’m using natural and organic products and that I’m supporting an Australian business that makes its products locally and not off-shore.
I’m very pleased that my Arabella is taking an interest in her skin. Independent of me, she went onto the Cactus website and ordered a sample pack for a total cost of $5.00. It was delivered the next day in an eco-friendly brown paper bag filled with potpourri that I now have in my bathroom. She received a white clay masque which is good for dragging impurities out of your skin, two lemon myrtle cleansers suitable for all skin types and a light balancing creme for those who don’t need a heavier moisturiser.
By a strange coincidence, on the same day I placed an order for everything I need (and there was quite a list!) I buy everything in salon sizes so I’m not constantly running out and needing to re-order. I received my order within 48 hours.
This is not a sponsored post; I just thought if you’re interested in cleaning your home naturally, you would probably also be interested in looking after your skin in the same way. If you are interested in trying this skincare range, I would recommend ordering the $5.00 sample pack ($10.00 to be shipped internationally).
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