dropper, red nails

 

DIY Hemp Seed Oil Face Serum

I’ve shared quite a few of my skin care recipes over the past couple of years, but this one is one of my favourites using hemp seed oil, it’s very simple to make and to apply; gently pat the oil onto any problem areas you may have on your face, such as dry skin, crow’s feet, wrinkles and tired looking …

 

lavender soap

 

How To Make Your Own Soap

I love this humorous, inspirational story from A Home Companion about the first time Wendyl made soap, am definitely going to give this recipe a try. If you or anyone you know suffers from skin allergies making your own soap is one way you can be sure that the soap you are rubbing on your skin is free from added fragrance and …

 

epsom salt scrub

 

DIY Relaxing Epsom Salt Scrub

    Body scrubs can be expensive to buy, so why not make your own? You can whip up this recipe for a couple of dollars, and you’ll know exactly what’s in it: no synthetic fragrances, additives or preservatives here. I make this scrub with Epsom Salts that I grind to make a powder – this prevents any rough edges …

 

lip balm

 

DIY Natural Lip Balm

I love the Vegan Green Goddess Hemp & Manuka Lip Balm that Trisha makes for us, it’s super hydrating and leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth. That said, I thought it would be fun to make my own lip balms and share the recipe here with you, this one’s not Vegan as it contains beeswax which is easier to …

 

small glass bottles half full, flowers in the back ground

 

Make Your Own Natural Fragrance

Many fragrances contain phthalates which can cause hormonal abnormalities, birth defects, reproductive problems and appear to have nasty effects on sex hormones.  None of us want that! Here’s how to make your own gorgeous natural scent   Pour 50 ml of Jojoba Oil into a dropper bottle or a bottle with a roll on lid, add the following essential oils to create …

 

Back View Of Woman With Healthy Long Hair Brushing It With Brush

 

DIY Hair Brush Cleaner

  Hairbrushes can harbour an array of unwanted stuff that’s lingering in between bits of hair and old product; dirt, oils, dust and sometimes even dust mites and bacteria can all be in there. When you brush with a hairbrush that’s not clean you are re-depositing all of this back into your hair, not really the best thought. Cleaning your …

 

black stroke of paint on white back ground

 

How To Make Non-Toxic Mascara

Have you checked the ingredients in your mascara lately? If it’s a conventional mascara brand, it most likely contains harsh chemical ingredients, including parabens, PEG-40 stearate, BHT and triethanolamine (TEA). It can be helpful to think of wearing mascara as though you’re “eating” the ingredients because you may absorb them through your skin. Instead of giving up on mascara altogether try …

 

Triona with turmeric face mask

 

Rejuvenating Turmeric Face Mask

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the health benefits of Turmeric, Aryravedic medicine has been using this super food in health and beauty applications for thousands of years due to it’s remarkable healing capabilities. Turmeric is  packed full of the antioxidant curcumin, which when topically applied, soothes irritated skin, helps to keep it plump and maintains elasticity. I’ve been …

 

Set for care of skin body, bath accessories

 

DIY Chocolate Orange Body Scrub

  This Orange Chocolate Body Scrub is easy to whip up out of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, just in time for Mothers Day, it smells heavenly, takes very little time to make and the essentials oils will stimulate the circulatory system whilst calming the mind and reducing tension and stress. With our skin being the largest organ …

 

ladies legs with hands on knee

 

Creamed After Shave Balm

With winter approaching I’m finding my skin is in need of some loving attention – especially my legs. I’m still shaving them, but I’m not moisturising them as much as I do in the warmer months. After trying a few different creams and blends, I found this one absorbs really well while still leaving my legs super soft. The combination of …