Rose water: A natural summer hair tonic

Summer sun and heat takes its toll on hair. One natural ingredient that benefits all hair types – whether its dry, normal or oily – is rose water. Add rose water to your summer hair care routine for luscious locks. Minimise dryness and dandruff Rose water also works well on dry and frizzy hair. Rose water can soothe the scalp and moisturise it. Dry scalp … Continue reading Rose water: A natural summer hair tonic

Optiat: Creating beauty products from discarded natural by-products including coffee and chai

Optiat, an acronym for “One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure”, don’t let anything go to waste in their endeavour to create sustainable beauty products. The London-based brand are keen to revive what they call “unloved, unwanted ingredients” – natural by-products which are unfortunately being discarded unused. Optiat has found uses for repurposed coffee grounds, hemp husks and chai spices in their sumptuous range of everyday essentials including coffee scrubs … Continue reading Optiat: Creating beauty products from discarded natural by-products including coffee and chai

Sugaring: What is it and how to make your own sugar paste for hair removal

Sugaring is an all natural hair-removal technique that dates back from the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. Sugaring – which is a paste consisting of sugar, water and lemon juice – removes hair in the natural direction of hair growth, so removing the root and hair follicle thoroughly without any breakage. It is a much cleaner process than common waxing as any remains of the sugar … Continue reading Sugaring: What is it and how to make your own sugar paste for hair removal

Maui Moisture: Eco-friendly hair care to treat winter tresses

Winter weather can be harsh on hair so treating your tresses to a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask would be a wise move. Maui Moisture do a range of gluten, paraben, and silicone-free hair masks to heal & hydrate, thicken & restore, or strengthen & prevent hair breakage. Made from base ingredients of pure aloe vera juice and pure coconut water, Maui Moisture’s product range … Continue reading Maui Moisture: Eco-friendly hair care to treat winter tresses

Bloomtown Botanicals: An honest beauty brand leading the way with a 100% palm oil-free collection

Something truly beautiful and honest is occurring in the beauty industry thanks to brands like Bloomtown Botanicals, a 100% palm oil-free company. Bloomtown Botanicals makes ethical, plant-based eco-luxuries for bath, body and home. All their products are free from palm oil, palm-derived ingredients, sulfates, SLSs, parabens, phthalates, synthetic colours, detergents, wheat and animal products (except ethically harvested beeswax).  Among the product range at Bloomtown Botanicals … Continue reading Bloomtown Botanicals: An honest beauty brand leading the way with a 100% palm oil-free collection

Winter Skincare: Elemental Herbology’s Tree of Life Multi-Purpose Balm

Skin deserves an extra layer of protection over the coldest months. If you are looking for an all-round skin moisturiser and soother that the whole family can use, Elemental Herbology’s Tree of Life Multi-Purpose Balm may be able to solve all your winter skincare issues. The multi-purpose balm is a healing blend of oils – including buriti “Tree of life” oil for nourishing and rehydrating … Continue reading Winter Skincare: Elemental Herbology’s Tree of Life Multi-Purpose Balm

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