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: Healing Balm

Healing balms or salves are a good way to treat conditions such as sore muscles, tension headaches or cuts and bruises, while also moisturising skin. The below video shows you how to make different healing balms. But you could make just the one balm that will take care of several healing needs by making a balm with rosemary essential oil, given that rosemary essential oil … Continue reading House of Herbology: Healing Balm

House of Herbology: Natural Room Spray

Keep your space smelling fresh with a natural room freshener. It’s easy to make your own room spray using distilled water and essential oils or natural fragrance oils of your choice, and adding them to a spray bottle. Natural fragrance oils are a more cost-effective solution than essential oils when it comes to making your own household products such as room sprays or candlemaking. Be … Continue reading House of Herbology: Natural Room Spray

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: Natural Sunscreen

Making your own non-toxic sunscreen at home is simple and easy using skin nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil and shea butter. Shea butter and coconut oil combined has an SPF of around 4. If you require a higher SPF due to sensitive skin, you can up the SPF naturally by adding zinc oxide to the base oils of coconut oil and shea butter. When … Continue reading House of Herbology: Natural Sunscreen

House of Herbology: Gum Strengthening Oil

Maintaining healthy gums is an important part of daily oral care. If your gums are in need of some extra TLC, you may want to add a healing gum treatment to your daily care of flossing and brushing teeth. The below recipe makes use of coconut oil, myrrh oil and clove oil to help cleanse, stimulate, and regenerate the gums. Coconut oil acts as an … Continue reading House of Herbology: Gum Strengthening Oil

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