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Homemade infused essential oils

Not quite as potent as distilled essential oils you can buy, these are cheaper as you can make them yourself. They have lots of beneficial properties; you can use them for cuts and bruises or as part of your own skincare routine. Experiment with various herbs like lavender or calendula as these are great for minor burns and scratches or as face moisturizers. Rosemary is another fantastic and readily available herb, or you could try lemon balm which is a great scent. Some herbs will give up their scent far more easily than others, so experiment with what feels right and with what is available to you. Ingredients: Herbs (you can use dry or fresh, just remember you will need...

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Ideas for detoxing

We are all absorbing a lot of toxins in our everyday lives, whether from environment, our food, or the products we put on our skin. Here are few simple detox ideas for you to reduce the toxins in your body. You can pick and choose the ones that are most suitable for you.  Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not embark on detox, as this can be harmful to you or the baby. But a regular gentle massage and healthy eating lifestyle should be on the list.  Eat more vegetables guarantees massive increase in micronutrients, promoting renewing at the cellular level Stop applying cosmetics with hard-to-understand labels, they are not good for you, your skin, or the planet Consider a break...

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Natural eye and face make up removal

Have you ever checked the long list of ingredients at the back of your eye make-up remover? Many of them probably are not as safe you would hope and can be a skin irritant among other things, if used over a long period of time.  Try this wonderfully mild and easy to make recipe, I actually use it as a general make up remover, not just for eyes and it works really well. You will need:  1 cup of freshly made chamomile tea, that has cooled down ¼ cup wheat germ oil ¼ of a cup witch hazel (you can get this in Boots or most chemists or online, if you have sensitive skin, get one without the alcohol) Add...

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Simple Fabric Freshener

There are many sprays out there on the supermarket shelves that claim to refresh your linen and fabric in general and banish unwanted odours. Some do and some don’t, but if you are anything like me, you want to keep your house free of chemicals as much as possible and minimise allergic reactions such as wheezing and sneezing, why not make your own. This simple recipe is very easy to recreate, and you can rest assured that your sofa and your house will smell beautiful without any harmful chemicals around! You will need: 30ml boiling water 2 tsp bicarbonate soda 60ml white vinegar A few drops of your chosen essential oil 10ml clear vodka Add bicarbonate soda and boiling water ...

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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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