House of Herbology: Acerola Cherry & Ginger Winter Tonic

As winter approaches, you may want to boost the amount of Vitamin C in your daily diet. Vitamin C is vital to immune function and the maintenance of bone, skin, teeth, and joints. The fruit of the acerola cherry tree – which is native to Central America, northern South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean – is rich in vitamin C and carotenoids, with the cherry-like fruits … Continue reading House of Herbology: Acerola Cherry & Ginger Winter Tonic

House of Herbology: Natural All-Purpose Cleaner with Pine

Natural All-Purpose Cleaners are easy to make at home using white vinegar and water. But if you don’t like the scent of vinegar, the below video from Fairyland Cottage shows you how to make an all-purpose cleaner using pine needles, which requires you to soak the pine needles in a solution of white vinegar for 4-6 weeks before adding water to make the all-purpose cleaner. … Continue reading House of Herbology: Natural All-Purpose Cleaner with Pine

House of Herbology: Aloe Vera Hacks for Skincare

Aloe vera is a must have for every bathroom cabinet given its multitude of uses for skincare through all seasons. During the summer, it is particularly effective for after-sun care. The below video shows how you can use aloe vera as a face mask to moisturise dry skin, as a brow gel, and for dandruff relief, among others. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s … Continue reading House of Herbology: Aloe Vera Hacks for Skincare

House of Herbology: Lotion Bar

Lotion Bars make it easy to apply ingredients such as body butters on to skin. Lotion bars typically combine a body butter with a mixture of a carrier oil, beeswax pellets and essential oils to make a formula that is non-greasy. Check out the video below on how to make a lotion bar using mango butter. You can of course substitute the mango butter for … Continue reading House of Herbology: Lotion Bar

House of Herbology: Antibacterial Cream

For cuts, scrapes and bites, there’s a homemade solution for that with a DIY Antibacterial Cream. Using antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients including tea tree oil essential oil and lavender essential oil, the below video shows you how to make a cream with the addition of melted coconut oil and beeswax pellets. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable … Continue reading House of Herbology: Antibacterial Cream

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