Mango Butter: Moisturising benefits for skin and hair

Mango butter, which is extracted from the de-shelled fruit kernel of the mango tree, may not be as well known as shea butter or cocoa butter but it is also a great emollient for skin and hair. This powerful moisturising ingredient is rich in oleic acid and stearic acid. These fatty acids act as emollients that soften and soothe the skin and hair. The higher fatty acid content … Continue reading Mango Butter: Moisturising benefits for skin and hair

Castile Soap: What is it and what are its uses

Castile soap has become a popular choice for eco conscious consumers seeking a soap that is non-toxic and safe for use for both washing the body and household cleaning. Castile soap, which comes in both liquid and traditional bar form, is made from vegetable oils – primarily coconut, olive, hemp and jojoba oils. Castile soap is named after an area in Spain which is renowned for … Continue reading Castile Soap: What is it and what are its uses

Black Seed Oil: Benefits for Skin and Hair

Black Seed Oil, also known as Black Cumin Seed Oil, has been a highly prized oil for its health and beauty benefits, dating from Ancient Egypt times. In ancient Egyptian society, the rich golden oil pressed from the Black (Cumin) Seed was named “Pharaoh’s Oil.” Cleopatra reportedly used black cumin seed oil for beautiful hair and skin and King Tutankhamun chose to be buried with a bottle … Continue reading Black Seed Oil: Benefits for Skin and Hair

Natural Hair Dyes: Water colour and mineral based hair dyes without chemical nasties

Finding a natural hair dye, whether you want to change colour or are wanting to dye grey or white hair to your natural colour, has not been the easiest search for many. But there are now a growing number of hair care professionals coming to the forefront with their range of natural hair dyes which use water colour dyes or mineral based dyes to dye … Continue reading Natural Hair Dyes: Water colour and mineral based hair dyes without chemical nasties

Lyonsleaf: The Lyons’ approach to simple and effective natural skincare

Lyonsleaf is a beauty brand providing customers with natural skincare products that heal and soothe skin at affordable prices, and empower consumers to take charge of their own health and wellbeing. Lyonsleaf products are made on a small farm on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England. Lyonsleaf grow its own ingredients where possible, to ensure the harvest is the best quality and that nothing has … Continue reading Lyonsleaf: The Lyons’ approach to simple and effective natural skincare

Homemade Recipe: Myrrh toothpaste with cloves

Transitioning from toothpaste to tooth powder may not be easy for some. So now I have created a toothpaste formula that allows you to get the natural benefits of a tooth powder but applied as a toothpaste instead, ensuring an all round clean that cleanses teeth, strengthens gums and leaves teeth a natural white too. This toothpaste formula is made from three simple ingredients – bicarbonate … Continue reading Homemade Recipe: Myrrh toothpaste with cloves

YLLO shines a light on skin with its turmeric face scrub, and campaigns against child marriages

Turmeric is a wondrous spice central to Indian cooking, the ancient healing system of Ayurveda and now, YLLO, a face scrub which is making use of this “gold dust” and its skin healing properties known for fading scars, clearing acne and reducing inflammation. YLLO, which is a face mask in powder form, is applied directly onto skin after mixing with water. As well as turmeric, … Continue reading YLLO shines a light on skin with its turmeric face scrub, and campaigns against child marriages

Plaine Products: Turning bathrooms plastic-free with their Return, Refill, Reuse model

A bathroom free of plastic bottles and containers is becoming so, thanks to a new beauty brand and service, Plaine Products. Plaine Products, focused on eliminating the use of plastic, has created a unique service providing environmentally friendly bathroom products – which currently consists of all natural shampoo, conditioner and body wash – to customers in returnable, refillable and reusable bottles. The idea is that … Continue reading Plaine Products: Turning bathrooms plastic-free with their Return, Refill, Reuse model

Dental Floss: Eco-friendly alternatives

Natural methods for brushing and cleaning teeth has become commonplace as more people become conscious of the impact their health and beauty choices have on both their own health and the environment. People are now making their own tooth powders with ingredients found in the kitchen. When it comes to flossing, check out your sewing kit. If you’ve got silk, try flossing in between your … Continue reading Dental Floss: Eco-friendly alternatives

Best Beauty Find: Soapwalla Citrus Deodrant Cream

Looking for a natural, effective deodorant that is gentle on the pits, doesn’t clog pores and keeps you odour-free? Check out Soapwalla’s Citrus Deodrant Cream. Soapwalla’s vegan deodorant formula is made from a blend of essential oils including litsea cubeba, a sweet-spicy citrus tree native to South East Asia, known for its potent antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, deodorising and wound-healing effects. It does not contain any aluminum compounds … Continue reading Best Beauty Find: Soapwalla Citrus Deodrant Cream