House of Herbology: Homemade Whipped Mango Body Butter

Mango butter is a rich natural fat derived from the seeds contained inside the pits of the mango fruit. Mango butter is packed with antioxidants and works as an emollient to soften the skin. It also improves skin elasticity and reduces inflammation of the skin. Mango butter is also significantly softer than cocoa butter or shea butter, so if you want to make your own whipped … Continue reading House of Herbology: Homemade Whipped Mango Body Butter

House of Herbology: DIY Green Tea Facial Toner

Green tea is highly beneficial for skin. Antioxidants found in green tea assist with keeping skin moisturised, reducing skin irritation and redness, soothing skin, and treating acne. While you can drink green tea to benefit from its skin healing properties, you can also use it to apply directly onto skin. The below video shows you how to make a basic green tea facial toner with … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Green Tea Facial Toner

House of Herbology: DIY Hair Masks

Give winter hair that extra boost with a DIY Hair Mask made from natural ingredients that you likely have in the fridge or in the kitchen cupboards. The below video shows you how to make hair masks for all hair conditions. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Hair Masks

House of Herbology: DIY Bath Salts

Bath salts are a fantastic way to detoxify and draw out impurities from your body, help you relax, and soothe muscles. You can make your own bath salt blend using everyday household ingredients, essential oils and dry flowers of your choice. If you want add colour to the blend, you can use food colouring to the salt.  The below video shows you how to make … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Bath Salts

House of Herbology: DIY Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Cocoa butter is a beauty essential applauded for moisturising skin, fading blemishes and stretch marks, and hydrating hair. High in fatty acids, cocoa butter works as a protective barrier enabling skin to hold in moisture. During the winter months, cocoa butter works wonders at soothing chapped lips and hydrating dry skin. If you have thick or Afro hair, cocoa butter also works well as a … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

House of Herbology: DIY Lemon Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Making your own natural household cleaners is fun, easy and with no harm done to the environment. Just as you can make bath bombs, you can also make cleaning bombs which will clean the toilet bowl. The below video demonstrates how to make toilet cleaning bombs using a few key ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid, and lemon essential oil. Rosa Medea is Life … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Lemon Toilet Cleaning Bombs

House of Herbology: DIY Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

There are now numerous alternatives to toiletries in plastic bottles – everything from glass bottles, reusable refills, through to solidified versions of liquid cosmetics such as shampoo and conditioner. Making your own Shampoo and Conditioner Bars at home means you can experiment with essential oils and nourishing, natural ingredients that are beneficial for your hair. The below video shows you how to create the bars, … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

House of Herbology: DIY Nourishing Hand Cream

Keep your hands moisturised during the winter months with a nourishing hand cream. The below video shows you how to make your own handcream using skin nourishing ingredients including coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and aloe vera juice. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Nourishing Hand Cream

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