Kind. Simple. Essential.
In 2010, I decided to start living a little more green. I was tired of using toxic chemicals in my home and on my skin. I started transitioning to green living and experimenting with different eco-friendy products. I started doing my own research on the ingredients in these products while comparing them to mass produced consumer products. It was surprising to finally understand what I was placing on my body and in my home. Thus, I began making my own products. When I had my daughter in 2012, I knew I did not want to use products that contained harmful chemicals on our baby. This was not an option. I began making products to moisturize her skin and hair.
Many commercial products contain ingredients that are synthetic and may be harmful to the body. The industry uses synthetic ingredients because they are low cost and can be massed produced quickly. Here's a short list of commonly used ingredients in many personal care products. Mineral Oil (made from crude oil). Mineral oil blocks pores but is used in many baby products, skin and face cosmetics. Gasoline on my face and the rest of my skin doesn't appeal to me anymore. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is used to create the foaming in shampoos, body washes, toothpaste, etc. It's easily absorbed into the body and can cause severe skin irritation or lead to long term health problems. I don't use shampoo that contains this and other synthetic ingredients. My hair feels just as great without all the big bubbles! Propylene Glycol is used to keep products from melting or freezing and is used as a penetration enhancer. It is used in just about every product you place on your body: mascara, lotion, soap, nail polish, etc. It can cause skin rashes and has been linked to liver and kidney damage. I no longer use lotions, hair products or body wash that uses this ingredient found in brake fluid and industrial anti-freeze.
I began to attend seminars, read and researched about using essential oils, carrier oils and other Mother Nature ingredients. These natural/plant based ingredients have been used by humans since the beginning of time. I decided it was time to start using them again. I made products for myself and started giving samples to my friends to see what they thought about my creations. They loved them! But, I knew I really had something great when my bi-weekly pedicurist told me my heels felt smooth and asked what I was using on them. Needless to say, I was embarrassed but quite happy at the same time. I knew my creations were working well.
I decided to launch K.S.E. Spa Collections. The premium and earth conscious bases used in my products are Kind to the body by using Simple ingredients that are Essential for healthy and glowing skin.
Transitioning from mass produced and highly synthetic laced products is a process. It's a lifestyle decision you have to make and I'd love to help you start your own personal movement!
L. Michelle ~ Owner and Chief Executive Mompreneur
*NOT Tested on Animals* *Made with Organic/Plant Based Ingredients*