What I've learned from Cosmeos, a mythical Greek goddess whose name meant harmony and balance, and from years of studying herbs and making my own beauty concoctions is that I have my own unique beauty that should be embraced and accentuated instead of covered up and manipulated.
I've also learned to question why there's an overwhelming need to color our hair, cover our faces in makeup, rub toxic chemicals on our skin, starve ourselves, and cut out parts of our bodies in order to fit into what is considered beautiful. We've replaced the thought that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" with "beauty at any cost," and it seems like a very high cost. This mindset is responsible for disorders such as anorexia, the depletion of precious resources, and the disgusting and inhumane treatment of animals as test subjects.
If we take a minute to see that Mother Nature really has given us all we need, then there would no longer be a place for all of this destruction and manipulation of ourselves and the planet.
Beauty is as unique as the wildflowers that you see growing in a field. Have you ever seen an ugly flower? I'm sure you've seen unusual ones, colorful ones, subdued ones, small ones, big ones, loud ones, crazy ones, and shy ones — but never ugly ones. Each is unique in its own beauty. Why can't we look at ourselves and one another this way?
Let’s look at what Mother Nature has given us to enhance our unique beauty. In this article I will introduce you to some beauty products that are quick and easy to make and don’t contain any creepy chemicals.
Homemade Herbal Shampoo