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Marigold and chamomile salve recipe

 We all get insects bites, minor scratches and bruises here and there.  This salve is great for all of those minor ailments, but did you know its great as a nourishing mask for your hair? Your hair suffers from blow drying, straighteners, curlers, you name it, we used it too.Great tools, but all of them are making our hair dry and damaged. This simple salve is actually great tonic for hair conditioning, simple to make and smells and feel very natural. You will need:  Large handful of marigold flowers (Calendula Officinalis)- make sure you get them from a reputable source, only the once with brown centre have healing properties. Anti-inflammatory properties, sooths itchy scalp and helps with dandruff, promotes healthy...

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Natural Mascara

Modern mascaras contain all sorts of ingredients that would be better left out. Many of us struggle with runny eyes as soon as we put mascara on and if this is you, why not try this homemade mascara that will look great and is actually beneficial in conditioning your eyelashes?   Give it a go, it’s great!   Homemade mascara:   1 tsp activated charcoal 1 tsp bentonite clay ½ tsp plant-based glycerine 2 tsp aloe vera gel   Put all ingredients into a small bowl and mix until it reaches smooth consistency. You can either transfer the content into a glass jar and use it from there or you could put it directly into a clean mascara tube, ready...

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Lemon Mist Face & Body Refresh Recipe

With the hope of the weather becoming hotter as we enter the summer months soon (really, can someone turn off the tap please, we have had enough of the rain for a little bit), you may like this recipe for a refreshing lemon mist spray. The mix of citrus and aloe vera gives the face (and body) a tropical refresh whenever needed.   ½ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 Tsp pure vanilla extract ¼ cup of aloe vera juice  ¾ cup of distilled water   Mix all the ingredients in a bowl well and transfer them into a glass bottle with spray.   Spray every time you need a pick me up! Store in refrigerator and use within...

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Coffee scrub recipe

As we are soon entering the summer months and expose our skin more in t-shirts and shorts or skirts or perhaps lovely summer dresses, do you feel that your skin has become a little dull lately?   Why not try this home made coffee body scrub to revive your skin. Coffee has antioxidant properties; coconut oil is highly moisturising while cinnamon stimulates the blood flow and sugar removes dead skin cells. Add vanilla extract for a wonderful smell or you could replace this with 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil (always be careful when using essential oils and follow the instructions on how to use it as it can cause skin irritation).   ½  cup of freshly brewed coffee...

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Understand the label

We all go the beauty shops, browse the shelves full of gorgeously arranged and packaged products, claiming to use natural or even organic ingredients and in my consumer shoes I am sold! However, turning over the product and reading the ingredients list, do you understand all the ingredients on the label?

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