If you’re curious about what Thoughtful Body Care means, this post is for you!
In essence, the tagline has a two-fold meaning.
- Scents can be strongly associated with memories (More about that here!), so it is our hope that as you use our products that you take time to enjoy the scents and the memories they may bring.
- What you put on your body matters, so be conscious of what you put on it.
The statement ‘What you put on your body matters’ stems not only from my personal belief that everyone is made in the image of God and is special and valuable, but how our bodies have been designed, in general, requires an awareness of what we put on our skin and care for our physical person.
But putting ‘good things’ on your body in today's world can be a challenge.
There are many articles and studies about all the artificial chemicals and preservatives that mainstream commercial companies put in their personal care products (SLS, talc, parabens, phthalates, fragrance, etc., the list goes on). Since it’s a common topic recently, I'm sure you've heard a lot about it (If not, the internet is full of articles and more that you can research).
And because of this seemingly sudden surge of awareness of what we put on our bodies that 'may not' be 'good' for us, everyone, it seems, is looking for a more ‘natural alternative’ to personal care products than what we've grown up with, or currently know. Myself included, and maybe you too!
My own journey of thoughtful body care started many years ago when I learned, as I mentioned, that much of what is in commercially prepared personal care products isn't healthy for your body. I'd always been interested in alternative, 'natural' products, so learning that was just another reason to look into it more. I wanted to know exactly what was going on my body (This is a very common reason for people making their own personal care items, so I’ve discovered).
I bought some natural body care books, took a couple of local classes (How to make your own lotions, etc.) and I bought a small bottle of lemon Citrus limon essential oil at a local health food store.
In my search for going 'all natural' as far as body care products went I did some, perhaps odd, things. From putting mashed banana on my hair as a conditioner, to brushing my teeth with baking soda and salt, from using oats and lentils as a face scrub to trying (Almost!) every natural deodorant known to man, the list goes on. And this is all just stuff I made and tried. Not to mention all the natural commercial products I've tried. Maybe you can relate? Maybe this has been similar to your journey of going ‘all natural’ with your body care routine. Or maybe you’re just starting to look into natural products and are wanting to learn more.
All this trying ‘this and that’ was part of what led me to formulate my own body care and natural fragrance line, Ruministics. Although I don’t (Currently!) offer a facial scrub made with roasted lentils and oats, my point is, to be thoughtful and aware of what you put on your body, knowing that your body deserves to be treated with care and respect.
Our hope is that by offering natural body care through Ruministics we can help you down the road of your own journey of discovering a thoughtful, simple and natural way of nourishing your body and soul.
Thanks for reading and here’s to your journey!