I made three body lotion bars (shower conditioner body bars) that would cost about 27-35 bucks in stores like Lush.
Heated sesame oil, coconut oil and shea butter, aloe vera gel from garden, dandelion flowers from garden, let stay warm and melted on stove double boiler for about 15-30 mins. Strain.
Body skin knows only natural ingredients from cocoa butter to coconut oil, shea butter, sesame oil
I am completely oblivious to beauty commericals and store bought items. Your skin is your biggest organ and it does absorb what you rub into it. I am not keen on chemicals being rubbed into something that should make me glow with youthful enthusiasm.
With these sorts of products in your home, you can learn to make your own deodorant, hair conditioners, cuticle cream, undereye cream, and even sunblock.
There is nothing as sexy as a cabinet filled with natural ingredients and a happy afternoon with music playing and making your own products. They also make amazing gifts.