The recent years showed the comeback of the art and glory of DIY and home-made things. We see plenty of Instagrammers gaining followers by sharing their creations and the journey of how they made them. Interestingly, many people are following suit.

When it comes to body products, many are becoming more conscious of what they’re putting on their skin. People have become critical of the cheap fads that promise great results yet fail to show transparency on the purity and safety of their products. As a result, there’s a growing interest in healthier choices, and terms like “organic,” “home-made,” “essential oils,” and “natural ingredients” are back at their game again. 

In this article, we’ll tackle four simple yet very significant reasons why many people are finding DIY body products as healthier. There are a bunch of healthy commercial products out there, yes, but can you say the following four things when using them?

You know exactly what your body is getting. 

DIYing your body products mean that you get to decide on every ingredient you want to use. You can pick ones that have proven health benefits to achieve your skin or body health goals and avoid those that you aren’t very fond of. 

With this, you can be 100% certain of what your body is getting. Friendly reminder: Some ingredients could cause adverse reactions when mixed with some other elements or when applied in excessive amounts, so be sure to do your research to avoid unpleasant results. You can also explore proven-safe DIY health and body recipes and find those that offer the kind of benefits that you want.

You get to avoid unnecessary chemicals and preservatives.

As precious as preservatives are, they aren’t always harmless. However, they’re also unavoidable if you’re buying products that are formulated to stay fresh for months, years, or who knows how long. 

Just like food items, the best way to avoid preservatives is to stay away from fast-service stores and do some manual labor to prepare your own. It isn’t the most convenient, but it’s a sure way to get rid of unhealthy additives.

You can make as much or as little amount of products as you need. 

Want to make a product that can last for a week, a month, or a single session only? You’re free to do so when you’re DIYing! You can make as much or as little as you need and avoid wasting ingredients you could still use for next time. 

If you’re new to DIYing recipes, it’s advisable to start with simple recipes using small volumes or amounts of ingredients. That way, you can test the resulting product first and see if there’s anything you can tweak in the formula to improve it. Once you’ve found a recipe that really works and is your favorite, you can be more confident working with more amounts of ingredients and enjoying the benefits of natural body products

You inspire your health-conscious self while DIYing.

Ever prepped a really healthy meal and instantly felt so much better about your body and healthy living? Even if that feeling didn’t last for long, those few precious minutes or hours are the kind of inspiring feel that DIYing healthy body products could feel like. If you tap on that inspiration, it could grow bigger and help you make other healthful shifts that could boost your health and your lifestyle. 

Our health is one of our very precious traits that greatly affect how we could live our lives to the fullest, and that is enough reason to make healthier choices starting today.

Author's Bio: 

Rose dela Cruz loves to write about health--physical, mental, and spiritual. When she’s not writing, she’s pursuing hobbies that make her and the people (and dog) she loves happy.