Radiant Skin Body Scrub

Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in our body? Give it some TLC and exfoliate once a week with this hydrating lightly scented scrub that will leave your skin glowing and radiant. This scrub is made with one of nature’s gentlest exfoliators: oatmeal. Oatmeal is great at getting rid of dead skin cells and is also very …

 

 

Remove Mascara With Potato

  Have you ever packed quickly and gone away without your makeup remover, then found yourself wearing mascara that you really need to get off? Finding a potato is a lot easier than finding a natural allergen free remover when out of town. Try this clever tip from Wendyl in her book Recipes For A Cleaner Life about how to get your …

 

 

Natural Oil Cleanser With Hemp

Having healthy beautiful skin doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend hours each week primping and preening. A simple routine using a plant-based oil cleanser, a gentle toner, and a good quality, toxin free, natural face cream such as Green Goddess Hemp & Rosehip is all you need on a daily basis. Cleansing with a cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin of natural oils is vital. If …

 

 

DIY Coconut & Hemp Face Polish

This homemade face polish recipe is one of my all-time favourites. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed, moisturised and clean. Hemp seed oil, coconut oil, and essential oils work to kill bacteria while providing nutrients and hydration. Baking soda – which is a good alternative to environmentally disastrous plastic microbeads – gently sloughs off dead skin cells, and cocoa butter …

 

 

DIY Natural Calamine Lotion

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a bottle of calamine lotion? Depending on which brand you choose they can contain iron oxide, ferric oxide, fragrance, and phenol which has been banned in many countries for its organ system toxicity and bioaccumulation. Yuk, surely there’s natural version. I went through some old recipe books and our archives and found …

 

 

Mashed Banana Face Masks

Did you know that banana is fantastic for your face? Rich in potassium and age-fighting nutrients, bananas will do wonders for your skin. Mash half a banana and leave on for fifteen minutes then rinse off and feel the difference. Add a teaspoon of Earthbound Raw Manuka Honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice to rejuvenate and brighten your skin, or …

 

 

DIY Natural Shampoo

That name-brand, store-bought shampoo that you’ve been using strips the hair and scalp of natural oils while you shampoo, you then need to use a conditioner to help make your hair manageable. It’s also laden with nasty chemicals that can cause irritation and dryness of the scalp.  It’s hard to know what exactly they’re putting into it when fragrance is …

 

 

DIY Cracked Heel Foot Butter

Now that summer is approaching and wearing bare feet and sandals is just around the corner, it’s time to give your feet, and, in particular, your heels some love. This balm is wonderfully nourishing on dry skin thanks to the anti-inflammatory effect of hemp seed oil which is rich in antioxidants; the skin-smoothing qualities of shea butter; and the healing …

 

 

Hydrating Kiwifruit Face Mask

Our friend and beauty blogger/YouTuber Zaytia has shared a lovely face mask recipe with us this week.  As we were putting this newsletter together this morning we found out she gave birth to a gorgeous wee man in the early hours, huge congrats Zaytia and Jake. Who knew that kiwifruit was so good for the skin?! This hydrating mask – which also contains super spice, turmeric …