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 …

 

 

DIY Cold Cream

A gentle, natural make-up remover and cleanser and a highly effective barrier cream, cold cream has been around since the second century, the creation of which has been credited to the Greek doctor and philosopher Galen. The original recipe was olive oil, rosewater, and beeswax; there were no emulsifiers or preservatives added as there are in commercial cold creams sold …

 

 

8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

  We all know that baking soda is great for cleaning up around the house but what about using it for our face and body?  Here are eight recipes for using baking soda in your beauty routine: Give your feet a good soak. Mix 3 tablespoons of Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda in a wide bucket of warm water for …