I was feeling adventurous and knew I'd be headed to a natural food store later that day so decided I'd give it a try. I have no idea if these items are easy to find in a conventional grocery store, but if you have a natural food store in your area you shouldn't have problems locating them.
So my overall thoughts on it? To be honest, I winced a bit as I placed the items in the cart. Raw honey, coconut oil, and tea tree oil are not exactly cheap. The only consolation I had was that standard acne treatments aren't exactly cheap either. If this worked, I knew that the items would last me at least 6 months, making it actually quite cheap in the long run. I've been using them for at least two weeks and so far my report is fairly positive. I will say that it didn't immediately clear up my skin and I probably jumped into using the products too quickly. By the fourth day, the cinnamon, baking soda, and raw honey cleanser started to sting a little particularly on the more sensitive parts of my face such as the upper parts of my cheeks. If you're interested in giving a go, I'd recommend easing into it by slowly replacing your standard skin care routine. Also I discovered the more raw honey is in the mix, the more soothing it is on the face. So if its starting to sting, add more raw honey.
My face did seem to break out more after about a week, which was not exactly what I was hoping for, but I think part of that is my tendency to pick. I know. I know. I shouldn't do that, but its a nervous habit that I find incredibly hard to break. The good news is that after two weeks, the acne that I did have seems less irritated and is healing up nicely. I am absolutely in love with the coconut oil; it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft without any greasy residue. All in all, I give this two thumbs up. I'll be sure to post again in a month to let you know if I still love it.
Anybody else have all natural skin care tips? I'd love to hear them!