Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Solar Protection Formula for the whole family !

Moisturizing ingredients combined with Zinc Oxide for a Soothing Sunscreen - Paraben 

Friday, 6 December 2019

Body Polish

Down By The Sea Body Polish
Recipe & Photo by: Angie Soper
Anyone who's been to the ocean knows how wonderful your skin feels after a day in the sand and surf! The minerals and salt and sand naturally soften your skin! There's almost nothing like it! Until now! And it takes just a few minutes to make!
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup fine ground Sea Salt
1/4 Cup Epsom Salt
10 drops Essential Oil (optional)
To create this amazing scrub:
Measure coconut oil into a bowl. If it is a bit stiff, stir & mash until soft enough for mixing. Add both Sea Salt & Epsom Salts. Stir until blended. Add minerals and Essential oils (I used Lavender EO for relaxation before going to bed!)
Use as an all over body scrub 1-2 times weekly to moisturize and exfoliate your skin!
Why these ingredients?
Coconut oil: moisturizes and protects your skin
Sea Salt: exfoliates and draws out toxins
Epsom salt: exfoliates and adds important minerals that occur naturally in sea water
Essential oils: for scent and aromatherapy

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Lavender essential oil

The essential oil of fragrant lavender has disinfectant properties and has long been used for cleaning purposes. Disinfect your home naturally with this homemade all-purpose cleaner.  


Thursday, 7 November 2019

Banishing and Preventing Blackheads

There’s nothing as unsightly on your face as a large blackhead – with the exception of a large whitehead. Both these blemishes result from clogged pores, but the blackhead occurs because the oil and dead skin cells are exposed to the air, forming the dark plug. A whitehead – the classic “zit” – is not open to the air, and the gunk is beneath the skin. While you’re tempted to pop either type to get rid of them, resist the temptation. 

That can cause infection and scarring. As with most issues in life, prevention is easier than the cure. Remember the first rule of skincare: Never go to bed with your makeup on. Blackhead Prevention -

 See more at: http://www.healthyskinportal.com/articles/banishing-preventing-blackheads/913/#sthash.QoaUhESR.dpuf

Banishing and Preventing Blackheads

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Top 5 Safe Cosmetics Tips

No one wants to learn that their trusted personal care products are made with hazardous chemicals. Thankfully, safer alternatives are available and there are steps you can take to reduce toxic exposures in your home and protect the health of your family.
1. Simplify
Choose products with simpler ingredient lists and fewer synthetic chemicals. Avoid synthetic fragrance by skipping products with “fragrance” on the label, and use fewer products overall.
2. DIY
Some personal care products are easy to make yourself, and this can be a great project for a party. Make your own sugar or salt scrubs or body oils, using simple, organic ingredients.
3. Research Products YourselfSince the beauty industry is largely unregulated, it’s up to you to do your own research to find the safest products. There are no legal standards for personal care products labeled as “pure,” “natural” or “organic,” so look beyond the marketing claims and read labels carefully.
4. Use apps like Think Dirty
To find out whether your go-to products are safe or not, try Think Dirty’s shop clean app. This easy-to-use resource ranks the safety of specific products on a scale of 1-10 and offers up cleaner solutions.
5. Get Involved
While it’s possible – and becoming easier – to reduce toxic exposures in your home by buying safer products, it’s not possible to shop our way out of this problem. Even if they’re not in your home, toxic chemicals from personal care products can still end up in our air and drinking water, and in the homes of people who don’t have access to safe products.
The solution: help us change the rules of the game! It shouldn’t be legal to sell cosmetics that contain dangerous ingredients. We’re working to pass new laws that protect our health and give consumers better information to make smart choices.
Stay informed, speak up and spread the word—all in our Take Action section.
- See more at: http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/healthandscience/safe-cosmetics-tips/#sthash.vMOunlVA.dpuf

Monday, 9 September 2019

Cooling Anti-Itch Lotion

Relieve sunburn pain, soothe itching and fight inflammation with this recipe for a cooling anti-itch lotion

Made up of apple cider vinegar and baking soda, this anti-itch lotion goes on smoothly and is simple to make.
Photo courtesy Jessica Ress, Diane Harrison and Adams Media


Monday, 22 July 2019

The origin of hyperpig­mentation

In order to address hyperpig­mentation, it is important to understand pigment in the skin. Tyrosine, an amino acid found in the body, plays its role in the skin by helping to produce melanin. Melanin is predetermined by the genes and can range from dark to light, depending on the type and amount that is produced in the melanocytes. With trauma caused from external or internal stresses, such as UV rays and hormonal imbalances, the body naturally creates a protective defense by producing additional pigment that appears as uneven dark areas, known as hyperpig­mentation or melasma. This hyperpig­mentation is stimulated when an enzyme called tyrosinase signals the production of melanin, which happens in the skin’s melanocytes. Because there are typically between 1,000–2,000 melanocytes per square millimeter of skin, and comprising from 5–10% of the cells in the basal layer of the epidermis, you can understand how challenging it is to deal with this skin condition. When working with pigmentation—regardless of it being caused by external or internal trauma—the skin care professi­onal’s goal is always the same: to inhibit tyrosinase.
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A simple way to understand how pigmentation works is to think about how bananas change color from yellow to brown. If the tyrosine in a banana is responsible for the yellow color of the peel, tyrosinase is responsible for causing that peel to oxidize and turn brown. In turn, if tyrosine is responsible for skin pigmentation, tyrosinase is responsible for hyperpig­mentation.
- See more at: http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/Lighten-UpThe-Natural-Way-261314861.html?utm_source=newsletter-html&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SI+E-Newsletter+01-05-2017&absrc=rdm#sthash.0AXIM6F0.dpuf

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The Plant Root with Arthritis-Fighting Powers

Are you living with arthritis?

 In separate studies, scientists found an African plant helped reduce arthritis pain by 45%; 60% of people actually got off of arthritis meds! 

Friday, 7 June 2019

Natural Handcrafted Handmade Artisan Soap

Century Old Family of Natural Handcrafted Handmade Artisan Soap

Santa Lucia Murari Borba was a farmer's daughter from Murari's Borba, born in Italy 1904. She moved to Brazil in 1917 from her home in Tuscany, Italy where she had to learn to (make soap from scratch) and essential oils from the plants out of necessity.

New Soaps For Yourself Or A Great Gift For Someone Special!
Handcrafted Dead Sea Mud Soap - Artisan Natural Volcanic Ash Soap - Handmade All Natural Gift Baskets- Artisan Gift Sets - All Natural Coffee Soaps - Handmade Citrus Soaps - Artisan Beer Guinness Soap - Shaving Soaps - And Much more !!!!


Monday, 3 June 2019

Make Your Own Natural Insect Repellant With This Simple Recipe


  1. Shake the mixture vigorously in a spray bottle
  2. Spray on shoes, socks, and/or pant cuffs to repel ticks
However, if you have pets, you should avoid using tea tree oil. Instead you can make your tick deterrent with peppermint, myrrh, cedarwood, marjoram, chamomile, lavender, or clary sage.