Many of us prefer to go “all-natural” but feel overwhelmed by the options and often don’t feel comfortable giving up products that we are used to using. Shelly Belinko of Blinking Owl Acres, a holistic cosmetics company, will provide an overview of what is “natural,” how to be gentle and nurturing in our beauty routines, what to look for & what to avoid in beauty products and makeup, how to approach essential oils responsibly, and beauty from the inside out. We will discuss oil cleansing, simple masks, moisturizing, hair care, deodorant, and touch on nails & teeth, including recipes and techniques that you could easily make at home. We will actually do a full hands-on facial care routine, and every participant will create and take home a customized herbal oil cleanse blend.
About Shelly Belinko
Shelly spent three decades roaming the world before she realized she was meant to be in Texas. Now, she spends her days homeschooling her children and developing Blinking Owl Acres, a permaculture based homestead and artisanal makeup & body care company based in Smithville, TX. She has spent much of the last decade working in the field of natural & healthy living and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience. She is also a total nerd and loves to stay up all night researching crazy ideas, brewing mysterious potions, and devising all sorts of plans for the homestead.
About Blinking Owl Acres
Blinking Owl Acres is a five acre permaculture homestead located in the Lost Pines ecosystem in Bastrop County. At the homestead, they are hard at work designing integrated production systems that take advantage of the bounty of the local ecology while working to improve soil fertility and vitality. Similarly, the Blinking Owl Acres line of Owl Natural makeup & body care utilizes the bounty produced by the homestead with responsibly sourced ingredients to create high quality products that balance and nourish the skin’s ecology, empowering it to be healthy and beautiful.