Before personally meeting Mademoiselle Organic, I didn’t even know you could make your own skin care and beauty products (or rather, this is not something that had crossed my mind!). And yet, this trend is growing, especially in France. People are getting increasingly worried by the hormone disruptors used in the products of supermarket brands and there’s also a desire to use clean and environment-friendly products. Not to mention the fun side of making your own recipes at a reasonable price. But the complete beginner will have lots of questions, such as: Is it dangerous to make your own products? Which products are the easiest to make? Where to find the ingredients? I asked Mademoiselle Organic, our expert on the topic!
Introducing Mademoiselle Organic
How Aurélie got interested in DIY products
Is it dangerous to make your own products?
Trusting big companies? The example of sunscreen
Where to find the ingredients
Which products may be harmful
Why less (ingredients) is more
Customising your own beauty products: a hobby
Defining a new lifestyle
Which products are the easiest to make?
Mademoiselle Organic courses
après-shampooing (nm) = hair conditioner
baume (nm) = balm
bio = organic
crème solaire = sunscreen
dentifrice (nm) = toothpaste
effet secondaire (nm) = side effect
enceinte = pregnant
hydrater = to moisturise
karité (nm) = shea
peau (nf) = skin
perturbateur endocrinien (nm) = endocrine disruptor, hormone disruptor
remettre en question = to question
savon (nm) = soap
se procurer = to get hold of, to obtain, to get
shampooing (nm) = shampoo
Links & Resources
- Mademoiselle Organic: https://mademoiselleorganic.com
- French Possum: http://frenchpossum.com
- Facebook: https://www.
- Instagram: https://www.
- French Voices, episode 41: “Discover the Fantasy World of Lusilière with Author L.Shena”: frenchvoicespodcast.com/episode41
- French Voices, episode 45: “Chapter 1 of “Les Héritiers de Lusilière” read by the Author, L.Shena”: frenchvoicespodcast.com/episode45
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