House of Herbology: Shea Butter & Aloe Vera Moisturiser for Hair & Body

Shea butter and aloe vera are skin and hair nourishing ingredients that can alo be combined together to create a moisturising whip for use as a body cream or hair styling aid to smooth and moisturise tresses. Like cocoa butter, shea butter makes a perfect mosituriser for fading scars – reducing scar tissue and helping to heal the skin. Since shea butter is rich in … Continue reading House of Herbology: Shea Butter & Aloe Vera Moisturiser for Hair & Body

House of Herbology: Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Bars

Skin can benefit from the use of an exfoliating scrub once a week to slough away any rough or dead skin cells. You can make your own sugar scrub bars using a few key ingredients including a soap base, sugar, flower petals or herbs, and essential oils. Check out the video below for some recipe ideas. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She … Continue reading House of Herbology: Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Bars

House of Herbology: Coconut Oil Lip Balm

Coconut oil is a hair and beauty staple and if you want to enjoy its moisturising benefits for lips too in a balm formula, you can easily make your own coconut oil lip balm by melting coconut oil and beeswax, combining the two and then putting in pots to harden. The below video shows you how. If you want, you can also add essential oil … Continue reading House of Herbology: Coconut Oil Lip Balm

House of Herbology: Aloe Vera Skin Moisturiser

Aloe vera is a skin healer that can be used for a multitiude of skin ailments all year round. During the summer months, it is particularly effective at cooling the skin and treating sun burn. Making your own homemade aloe vera skin moisturiser is easy using an aloe leaf from a plant or if you do not have a plant, use a good quality aloe … Continue reading House of Herbology: Aloe Vera Skin Moisturiser

House of Herbology: Herbal Facial Toner

Herbs, plants and anything from nature is versatile. It comes as no surprise then that what you drink perhaps as a herbal tea can also be used in your beauty and haircare regime. Facial toners can be used on all skin types. Making your own facial toner from herbs is easy and it means you can make your own formula that is suitable for your … Continue reading House of Herbology: Herbal Facial Toner

House of Herbology: Anti-Frizz Hair Serum

If you want to tame frizzy hair while adding shine and definition to your tresses, hair serum works wonders. Hair serum is easy to make yourself at home using castor oil, which gives the serum that thickness, plus lighter carrier oils such as jojoba oil and argan oil. Castor oil is known for its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties making it beneficial for maintaining a … Continue reading House of Herbology: Anti-Frizz Hair Serum

House of Herbology: Coffee & Coconut Oil Lip Scrub

Taking care your lips may include the use of a gentle exfoliator when removing dead skin cells is required. What’s more is you can make your own lip scrub from ingredients that you already have around the house. The zero-waste recipe below calls for the use of used coffee grounds. So next time you put on a brew, be sure to save some used coffee … Continue reading House of Herbology: Coffee & Coconut Oil Lip Scrub

House of Herbology: Natural Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs make a colourful, fizzy and floral addition to your bath tub. Making your own bath bombs is simple and what’s more, you have control over the ingredients that you put in meaning you can use more natural ingredients compared to the ones that can be bought in the shops, and you can experiment with essential oils, flower petals and natural colourings. The below … Continue reading House of Herbology: Natural Bath Bombs

House of Herbology: Natural Exfoliating Body Scrubs

Everyday household items such as salt, sugar and coffee grains can also be used in your skincare regime. As natural exfoliators, salt, sugar and coffee grains can be used as scrubs to keep your skin healthy, smooth and radiant. Salt scrubs, which are more abrasive, work well for areas of dry skin such as the feet and elbows, and is good at drawing out impurities … Continue reading House of Herbology: Natural Exfoliating Body Scrubs