DIY Salt Texturising Spray

Have you ever arrived home from the beach and decided you love your locks looking unstructured and natural with the salt water giving them extra bounce? Well, now you can recreate this style for yourself (with a bit less salt) using our DIY recipe. You could also use this to create a little more volume for your hair before styling if you are …

DIY Karitane Ointment

This is an old, quintessential Kiwi favoute that has been used by generations of mothers. The chemist used to make it up for people, but I have found an old recipe and adjusted it. The original recipe uses petroleum jelly, which comes from a mineral source and supports the petroleum industry which is depleting the earth of its natural resources, …

hemp seed oil, manuka honey and a fresh egg ready to make a facelift mask

DIY Natural Facelift Mask

Is your skin in need of a pick-me-up? If so, this firming face mask that you can make at home is the way to go. The tightening effect helps to lift and smooth your skin whilst sloughing off dead skin cells, giving your complexion an all-over healthy glow. You can use this face mask weekly to give your skin a …

DIY Foot Powder

Warmer weather equals hot smelly feet, especially when wearing shoes all day. This humid environment can contribute to athletes foot and the dreaded toenail fungus. The lavender and tea tree essential oils in this recipe both help to kill bacteria whilst the corn starch, baking soda and powder will soak up odours and help to keep your feet dry and …

soothing skin balm in a jar on wooden table

DIY Soothing Skin Balm

Here’s a wonderful old recipe which harnesses the soothing powers of calendula and comfrey and the antiseptic powers of lavender and thyme. If you have a rash or irritated skin I recommend you give this one a go. You may have to search a bit for the herbs,¬† many health shops have dried herbs packaged up for teas so you …