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Peach Body Butter

100gm Peach Butter 20 drops Jojoba oil 20 drops Meadowfoam seed oil 5 drops Sea Buckthorn oil 4 drops Grapefruit seed oil 15 drops Peach flavour oil Combine all ingredients by mixing thoroughly – use a hand blender if needed. Package into sterilised pots. Enjoy.

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Varicose Vein Oil

50ml Horse Chestnut infused oil 10ml Arnica oil 10ml Calendula oil 5ml Comfrey infused oil 10ml Marshmallow Root infused oil 5ml Evening Primrose seed oil 6ml Meadowfoam seed oil 2ml (40 drops) Rosemary essential oil 2ml (40 drops) Chamomile essential oil Mix above ingredients in dark glass bottle. Shake well. Apply 3-4 times daily to shrink veins and ease pain.

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Cuticle & Nail Enriching Oil

20ml Tamanu oil 20ml Camellia seed oil 5ml Sesame seed oil 3ml Castor oil – organic 1ml Aloe Vera oil 10 drops Lemon essential oil 10 drops Mandarin essential oil Combine all ingredients in a dark glass bottle and shake well to combine. Massage nail and cuticle area thoroughly before bed at night – for best results. Although this highly nourishing mixture may be used as often as wished.

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Lucious Orange Lip Gloss

2 tsp Beeswax 1 tsp Ale Vera Gel 1 tblsp Jojoba oil 1 tblsp Rosehip seed oil 1 tblsp Aloe Vera oil 1 tsp Vegetable Glycerine 8 drops Sweet Orange essential oil Melt Beeswax, Jojoba, Rosehip and Aloe Vera oil gently in a double boiler until beeswax is melted and the oils combined. Remove from the heat, add the vegetable glycerine first and stir well. Then add the Aloe Vera Gel and sweet orange essential oil and stir until all well combined. Pour into sterilised pot or roll on tubes. For an extra shimmer, add pearl mica to the blend.

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Herbal Baby Balm

¼ cup Beeswax ¼ cup Jojoba oil ½ cup Calendula oil ¼ cup Plantain infused oil 3 tsp Castor oil 8 drops Chamomile essential oil Using a double boiler combine all ingredients and melt gently until beeswax is melted and oils are well mixed. Remove from heat, pour into a hot heatproof jug, add chamomile essential oil and pour into prepared pots. This makes several good sized pots that soothes and heals dry or damaged skin.

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Eyelash Thickener

1gm Beeswax 5ml Castor oil – organic 2ml Meadowfoam seed oil 2ml Jojoba oil – organic Combine all ingredients in a double boiler and stir until well combined. Pour into sterilised pots and allow to cool before placing lid on. The resulting mixture will be a thick gel type substance which will actually strengthen your eyelashes if used regularly. Apply a small amount often – too much will make your lashes stick together.  

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Cold Pressed Oils

Sweet Almond Oil: A highly nutritious light and nearly odourless oil high in minerals and rich in linoleic acid, vitamin E, oleic acid and essential unsaturated fatty acids. It is listed as a dry oil, a very popular reasonably priced oil suitable for use in almost all skincare products. Apricot Kernel Oil: Somewhat similar to sweet almond oil, it gives creams and lotions a soft feel with excellent spreadability. It contains higher levels of unsaturated essential fatty acids than almond oil, but is a little less stable and a dry oil also. It has a light texture, very easily absorbed […]

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Diploma of Natural Skin Care 2012 – Change of Start Date

The start of this course has been postponed until Saturday the 21st of April. Click here to view details of this course

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Exciting new products in store!

Certified Organic Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil This beautiful and richly coloured oil has an unsurpassed level of carotenes and vitamin A and E and is second only to rosehip in its vitamin C content. An extremely high level of essential fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2, K and P and Flavonoids. Because of the high content of nutrients essential for the metabolism of skin cells, Sea Buckthorn oil is used to combat wrinkles, dryness, aged skins, sun damage, wound healing of injuries to skin, such as burns, eczema, ulcers, sores and lesions. Sea Buckthorn is both medicinal and anti-ageing, restorative and […]

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Sinus Congestion and/or head cold stuffiness

A sure fire remedy to open up congested passages is to place a large menthol crystal in a cup of boiling water – close your eyes and inhale deeply. This is an extremely effective method to open stuffy and thickened passages in the head. Once the water cools, the menthol will crystalize again – the water may be poured off and the process repeated using the same cup and the same menthol. NOTE: Menthol crystals are extracted from the pure essential oil of peppermint and are available in our store. Menthol flakes may be ground finely and added to toothpowder […]

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Cough Mixture

25gms Dried Liquorice Root 10gms Dried Thyme 1 to 2 Cups Brown Sugar 2 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar 5 Cups Water Very gently simmer the dried herbs in the water for 20 minutes with the lid on the pot. Then strain and place liquid back into the saucepan. Add Cider Vinegar and half the sugar, simmer, stirring frequently – adding more sugar if required until a syrup is formed and taste is acceptable. This may be as thick or runny as you prefer – simply add more sugar till the mixture is acceptable, taste wise. Pour into sterilised bottles and store […]

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Colloidal Oatmeal

The skincare use of oats dates back to ancient Egypt. During the 1800’s oats were regarded as so powerful the extracts were exclusively available only at pharmacies. Oatmeal’s ability to relieve dry, itching skin was first documented during the 1930’s. The recognised clinical benefits of finely ground oats are due to their remarkable chemical composition and the fortunate coincidence that compounds essential for the natural development of oats may have beneficial effects on humans. Oats have the highest protein and lipid content of any cereal grain, as well as a high fatty acid content and provides soothing, non-irritating cleansing for […]

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