Also known as floral waters or waters of distillation, hydrosols are a by-product of essential oil distillation. They are wonderful for natural skin care products and they help to hydrate, tone, soothe, heal and freshen the skin. Hydrosols have many uses including being great as a facial toner, an aftershave or a make-up fixative. They can be added to natural hair products to give lustre and body and to impart… Continue Reading
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If you’re looking for a natural eye cream recipe you can make yourself here it is! This wonderfully nourishing eye cream is easy to make and very effective in helping to deal with those fine lines that often appear around the eye area. This eye cream will not only reduce the signs of aging it will protect this delicate eye area and help your eyes to look refreshed. Check out… Continue Reading
Adding skin food to your face and body is a wonderfully simple thing to incorporate into your everyday skincare regime. Your skin absorbs chemicals and pollutants far quicker than your digestive system. Therefore it makes sense to think about what you are putting on your body not just what you are putting in your body. If you can eat it, you can put it on your skin! You may well… Continue Reading
Many commercial deodorants on the market contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions when applied to the sensitive underarm skin. Not only that, many of these ingredients can be harmful when used regularly which deodorant usually is. A common ingredient in commercial deodorants and antiperspirants is aluminum chlorohydrate and this is believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease. The aluminium compounds may disrupt the normal activity of acetylcholine which is deficient in… Continue Reading
This all over body moisturizer is perfect for dry skin especially that which has been exposed to the effects of air conditioning or over-exposure of the sun. Keep a jar handy in the bathroom to massage into your skin after each shower or bath and just before bed. This will keep your skin feeling wonderfully soft and supple. You can find the recipe for Body Moisturizer here.
Using essential oils for natural skin care is a great way to enhance your beauty regime. The tiny molecules in essential oils can penetrate the layers of your skin, acting quickly to improve circulation, eliminate signs of aging and improve the overall condition of your skin. There are many different skin types and for each one there are specific essential oils recommended. Below is a list of the most common… Continue Reading
This coconut body scrub recipe combines the healing, soothing properties of Epsom salts along with coconut oil which is conditioning and wonderfully moisturizing to the skin. The aroma of coconut oil is somewhat reminiscent of seaside holidays and the addition of Ylang Ylang and Lime essential oils give it an exotic finish. You can find the recipe for Coconut body scrub here.
The secret ingredient in this anti-aging facial clay mask is Slippery Elm powder. Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) has wonderful healing and hydrating properties. When added to a facial clay mask, it is the perfect ingredient for aging or dehydrated skins that needs that extra nourishment. In powder form, Slippery Elm is an extremely soothing herb with a high content of mucilage. Once it is mixed with water, it will swell… Continue Reading
I often receive emails from readers asking for more information on the shelf-life of the natural skin care recipes on this website. This is an important consideration as none of these recipes contain preservatives, unlike many commercial products on the market. Each recipe is different, depending on the individual ingredients used. To start with however, you should follow a few simple guidelines around hygiene: Always wash your hands thoroughly before… Continue Reading
Healthy looking skin is often a reflection of your inner health. Many factors come into play here including diet, exercise, environment and lifestyle. If you lead a balanced, healthy life taking all of these factors into account you’re well on your way to a healthy and radiant complexion. To further enhance your skin, the use of natural skin care products can make a huge difference to your appearance. Incorporating as… Continue Reading