House of Herbology: DIY Toothpastes

Making your own daily oral health products are easy. Tooth powders have gained in popularity in recent times, but if you like the consistency of a toothpaste, you can make your own toothpaste using coconut oil or distilled water. The below video shows you how to make toothpastes using coconut oil and distilled water. Note that toothpaste made from distilled water has a short shelf … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Toothpastes

House of Herbology: Warming Muscle Rub with Ginger, Turmeric and Cayenne Pepper

While the temperatures start to dip as we head in to winter, a warming muscle rub will come in handy to treat any inflammation and to soothe muscles. The below video makes use of ingredients that you most likely have at home in your spice rack including dried ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper – each of which are known for treating inflammatory conditions – as … Continue reading House of Herbology: Warming Muscle Rub with Ginger, Turmeric and Cayenne Pepper

House of Herbology: DIY Halloween Soap Jellies

Halloween’s most certainly going to be different this year, but that does not mean that you can’t have fun. Have yourself a fun time indoors by decorating your space in Halloween-themed features – everything from Jack-O-Lanterns through to jelly soaps. To make your Halloween soap jellies, you need a halloween ice mould, gelatine, liquid soap or shower gel, essential oils (optional) and dye or food … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Halloween Soap Jellies

House of Herbology: DIY Perfume

Making your own fragrance to wear on your person is a great way to both smell good and for a magickal purpose, whether it be for protection or to raise the vibes. Depending on the essential oils you use in your blend, perfume or cologne can also be sprayed on a cloth or paper towel and used as a disinfectant or as an antibacterial wipe. … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Perfume

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