I am becoming fascinated with all natural products. I was using some OTC products to help my skin issues with the standard ingredients such as salycic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and all of the other misc. ingredients. My skin felt terrible. A while back a went to my spa and was getting facials. The girl gave me a product from the M'lis line. The facial wash has Aloe Vera and some other natural ingredients. About 5 ingredients in all. Needless to say I pulled it out the other day and my skin has calmed down tremendously. So of course I check out some books from the library about natural skin care. Using fruits, vegetables, herbs and essential oils to make your own products and I am going to give it a shot. I planted some mint, rosemary, thyme, and lavender to use in some of the products you can make. Cucumbers- great for calming skin Strawberries- contain salicylic acid Apples- natural alpha hydroxy acid So while I am not going cold turkey I think it is time for me to try and get back to the basics. Has anyone else ventured down this road before. I mean hardcore, not the occasional egg mask but making your own facial products, lotions, etc?