Do you know just how good honey is for your skin? If you have raw, unpasteurized honey in your cupboard then you have all you need for a nourishing at-home facial treatment. Amazing for all skin types, honey has several qualities that make it wonderful for the skin, and its totally edible to boot! …Read More
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Arnica is a cheerful yellow flower found high in the mountains, but did you know that it also packs a huge therapeutic punch? It grows a staggering 3000 ft above sea level and the higher the altitude the stronger the fragrance. But we love it because it’s one of the star players in the world of homeopathy.
From mercury to pearl powder, a plethora of oddities have taken their turn in the fountain of youth spotlight, but would you be surprised to learn that we need to look no further than our own back yard? The beautiful Beech Tree with its grace, beauty and strength, is known as the ‘tree of everlasting youth’. The tree itself is documented to live approximately 250 years. …Read More
By now you’re probably somewhat aware that ingredients in mainstream cosmetics are under suspicion of being not so good for us. So, what’s the easiest way to go about avoiding the most dubious ingredients without taking a magnifying glass and chemistry set with you when you go shopping for products to prettify your pucker? This is where we can help. Here’s a beginners primer on the top 3 offenders to avoid when looking for lip products in particular.
Did you know that its not that complicated to make your own tinted lip products? What a fun project for a grey day indoors, and what’s better than knowing exactly what’s gone into the concoction you’re polishing your lips with every day?
Chamomile isn’t just for tea time. Did you know that this remarkable plant not only has a wonderfully calming effect on your mood, its also packs enough healing power to be one of the best natural oils to use on your face. If you’re prone to redness, acne, eczema and scarring, Chamomile Essential Oil is like a panacea for you sensitive types. We use German Chamomile in our Transformative Cleansing Oil because alongside Rosehip and Arnica it is one of the most nourishing oils in our toolkit.
If you’ve got some Chamomile Oil on hand you can also use it on scalps that are prone to dandruff, you can use it as a baby massage to soothe an upset wee one, and don’t forget that Chamomile tea is just the thing to calm an upset stomach and nervous anxiety.
This is one oil that should be in every natural maven’s cupboard.
Magnesium Sulfate (aka Epsom Salts) are a wonderful gift to the world from a little town in England. Not only is this salt a wonderful tonic for sore muscles when blended with essential oils and dissolved in a hot bath, its got many other handy uses around the house. Here are just a few:
Perfumes and scented products can be made using a variety of ingredients, some natural and others synthetic. Here is a Toxin-Free Primer to help you navigate the world of fragrance.