Homemade Body Wash with Essential Oils [Recipe]

18 Oct 2016
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Homemade Body Wash with Essential Oils [Recipe]

Homemade Body Wash This homemade body wash is a simple, non toxic easy to make recipe you can make yourself with natural ingredients and essential oils. Why should you make your own personal care products? Well, you can avoid harmful chemicals by using natural ingredients, reuse containers and it saves you money! Organic castor oil is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It helps to soften and hydrate the skin leaving it smooth and supple. Organic castile soap contains only vegetable-based ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil and jojoba oil. Ingredients 3/4 cup Organic Castile Liquid Soap 1/4 cup Organic Castor Oil 15 drops Lime Essential Oil 15 drops Grapefruit Essential.

Top Tips to Reduce Toxic Ingredients In Personal Care Products

06 Sep 2016
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Top Tips to Reduce Toxic Ingredients In Personal Care Products

Research shows that carcinogenic and hormone disrupting chemicals have been linked to a number of health problems including infertility, lower sperm counts, obesity, diabetes, thyroid imbalance, and certain types of cancers. The knowledge and information you’ll learn here will inform you and therefore help to empower you to make healthier choices for you and your family. We are exposed to toxins on a regular basis. TOXINS are anything that can interfere with our body’s ability to function OPTIMALLY. They have a major impact on your SKIN! Your skin is the largest organ and it has many functions often not appreciated. The skin can tell you how your body is performing.

Back To School: How to Make a Natural Hand Cleaner [Recipe]

26 Aug 2016
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Back To School: How to Make a Natural Hand Cleaner [Recipe]

Back To School: How To Make a Natural Hand Cleaner [Recipe] It’s that time of year again and the kids are heading back to school. It’s a perfect time to make an effective hand cleaner with essential oils to help ward off those pesky germs. This hand cleaner is quite different to the alcohol based cleansers which can contribute to breaking down the skin surface layer and drying out the skin. It is also free of triclosan, a known anti-bacterial chemical ingredient found in hand soaps and body washes which is linked to hormone disruption. This hand cleanser is much gentler and is made with skin nourishing ingredients aloe vera gel.

How to Control Rosacea Naturally

15 May 2016
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How to Control Rosacea Naturally

Many people know Rosacea with having red, flushed face sometimes with small pimples or spider like veins. For the person experiencing the symptoms the skin can feel dry, itchy, hot or burning, stinging sensation, sensitive in the sun and easily blushes. Like most skin flare ups there is usually a trigger to cause the symptoms. Rosacea flare ups occur when something causes the blood vessels in the face to expand, which causes redness. It usually comes down to how stressed or run down you are, if your diet is triggering any auto-immune responses, or irritation from too much sun. Rosacea is an inflammation problem that comes out as a rash..

3 Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin Naturally

09 Mar 2016
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3 Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin Naturally

To exfoliate is to remove the surface dry skin cells, the outermost layers of the stratum corneum. This helps to increase cell turnover, improve skin texture and improves skin tone leaving you with a lovely glow. Exfoliation, derived from the Latin exfoliatus (to strip of leaves), is a term that describes any process meant to remove dead skin flakes from the body. Why is it important to exfoliate? Well, by exfoliating you improve your skin function and any skin issues like blocked pores which lead to further problems like acne, dull skin, pigmentation and fine lines.  The skin is a major organ in your body and we need it to work well. It.

What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes

22 Dec 2015
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What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes

We all know that late nights and working too hard can contribute to dark circles under the eyes. So what is happening on the cellular level to this delicate skin around the eyes. Your skin below the eyes is very thin and can show the blood vessels and the blood contained therein. Ageing As we age and get older, our skin loses it’s elasticity and collegen production resulting in the skin becoming even more thinner. we lose subcutaneous fat which often masks the blueness just below the surface of the skin. This is why the elderly often appear to have very dark circles under their eyes. Sun Exposure More melanin.

Oil for Oily Skin

16 Dec 2015
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Oil for Oily Skin

The cause of oily skin and problem skin is normally associated with our hormonal teenage years. Acne Rosacea (adult acne) can also appear after 30 years of age. A shinny face also may be associated with oily skin. So what do we do about it? The oil your skin produces helps keep your skin moisturised, but if your body produces too much oil, it can cause the pores to block up and cause congestion in the skin resulting in acne. We also need a balance of oil to help prevent skin from drying out resulting in premature aging and a weakend skin barrier. Our hormones control the production of sebum..

Steps To Solving Congested Skin

16 Oct 2015
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Steps To Solving Congested Skin

Dull complexion, uneven skin, white heads and black heads are actually signs of clogged and congested skin. White heads, black heads, and clogged pores occur due to a combination of factors, such as accumulated toxins and excess sebum (sometimes from over cleansing), pollution, dead skin cells, make-up and dirt. They can enter the open pores and combine with continuously producing sebum and oil causing a plug to form. Oil and Sebum Sebaceous glands are tiny, oil producing glands connected to hair follicles beneath the surface of the skin. The oil they produce lubricates skin and hair. The sebum moves up the hair follicle to the opening of the follicle. However,.

Healing Detox Baths

29 Aug 2015
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Healing Detox Baths

A healing detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detoxification system. In this modern age, we are exposed to more toxins than ever. Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food that we eat, beauty and household cleaning products, medications, the water we drink and stress. How Detox Baths Work A healing detox baths encourages the body to flush out toxins, while also strengthening our immune system. The reason to use water as hot as can be tolerated is typically used is because this initially draws toxins to the surface of the skin. Moist heat causes sweating with loss of water, salt.

A Natural Skincare Regimen Made Simple

31 Jul 2015
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A Natural Skincare Regimen Made Simple

A natural skincare regimen is really a very simple process involving cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating and moisturising. Your skin care routine needs to be carefree and simple using only natural organic products.  Why? Some cleansing products contain harsh chemicals which remove excess oil leaving your skin feeling tight, dry or sore after cleansing. These toxic chemical ingredients increases free radical activity in the body and skin. Many cleansers have alcohol which further dries out skin. Alcohol helps ingredients like retinol and vitamin C penetrate into the skin more effectively, but it does that by breaking down the skin’s barrier, destroying the very substances that keep your skin healthy. Using the LEAH Facial.