hands with lotion on the palm

 

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 today. Here’s what’s in one of the top-selling cold creams made by Ponds: Mineral Oil, …

 

 

Soften And Remove Callouses With Aspirin

Did you know that a good way to soften callouses on your feet is as easy as crushing some aspirin? All you need to do is to crush six aspirin* tablets into a powder, then mix them into a paste with 1/2 teaspoon each of water and lemon juice. Apply this paste to all the hard-skin spots on your foot, then put your foot in a biodegradable ‘plastic’ bag and wrap a warm towel around …

 

Bottle of essential oil lemon thyme ,thyme ,oregano,rosemary

 

Plant Oils: Gentle Skin Saviors

Our talented friend Steph from the Beauty Guru blog has shared her favourite natural-based winter skincare tips – including her favourite plant oils – to keep skin happy and hydrated. ECO BEAUTY WITH STEPH As the cooler months approach, I notice the skin on my face and body starts to feel a little parched. I’m switching up my regime and adding in some simple yet effective products to give my skin some extra hydration. Spending more time …

 

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 Sweet Orange and Frankincense smells wonderful and it’s very easy to make. 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil …

 

lemons

 

Hemp & Lemon Creamed Body Butter

I’m always looking for new ways to use hemp seed oil as a topical skin treatment, with it’s ability to help heal dry, irritated skin it’s great in a multitude of lotions and potions. This weekend I made a lemon essential oil scented body butter out of only four ingredients, it was quick and easy to make and I’m very impressed with the result, a lovely creamy texture and feels super soothing, especially after a hot afternoon in …