Natural Skincare and Beauty

Cold sores a problem?

  Try Lemon Balm (also known as Melissa). A fresh leaf rubbed on the affected area as soon as the tingle starts will often alleviate the problem. Lemon Balm is a powerful anti-viral herb and may be used as a fresh leaf at no cost or use the pure essential oil called Melissa. This is a costly essential oil with powerful but gentle properties. The essential oil is also very effective at relieving period pain & cramping when applied to area directly. An uplifting fresh rich lemon scented herb that is one of the easiest of all herbs to grow […]

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The EVIL toxin in your beauty products

Found in: Cleansers, lotions, creams, foundations, mascara, lipsticks, shampoo & conditioners, make-up remover, baby-care products and many more everyday products. To find out if your product has it, look for other names often listed for this nasty toxin like: Liquid Parafin Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Petroleum Propylene Glycol Eq05 Ozekerit Polyisobutene and others This is all mineral oil. This cheap, nasty, colourless, odourless petrochemical is derived from crude oil, a derivative of petrol. Place any of these nasties in a saucepan and heat them, they will start smelling like petrol. Mineral oils are found in most commercial skincare products of today […]

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What are Fragrant Oils?

  Although fragrant oils are very beneficial and have a myriad of uses, they are synthetic and are not to be confused with pure essential oils which are therapeutic, having medicinal actions. Because pure essential oils are extracted from plants, they must be used with care and knowledge of the plant’s properties. Pure essential oils are expensive and tend to dissipate with air exposure, they also have the potential to irritate the skin when incorrect choice of pure essential oil is made or too much is added to a product. Fragrant oils on the other hand are available in many […]

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Blackberry (Weekly Skincare and Healing Herbs: Some herbs to use in natural skincare or healing products)

  A free under-rated resource One of the best tonic herbs available widely along riverbanks and waster areas. Early young spring leaf growth to be found at this time of the year (for free)- blackberry leaves and shoots are packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, anti-oxidants and make for a great green tea substitute that may be gently dried for later use or made into tincture, glycerite, infused oil or into a cider vinegar tincture along with rosehips, chickweed, plantain and/or garlic for a most health enhancing tonic for the whole family. Leaves collected early in the season have no prickles […]

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BURDOCK (Weekly Skincare and Healing Herbs: Some herbs to use in natural skincare or healing products)

  This is the herb for acne especially when used both internally and externally. Burdock has a profound effect on skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and skin generally. It improves the liver and lymphatic flow, cleanses environmental and other toxins from the system, softening and rejuvenating the skin by improving circulation, micro-circulation and lymph flow to the skin. Burdock cleanses the blood, aids fat metabolism, is anti-fungal, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory and also helps with dandruff, hair loss and excessive oilyness.  

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Weekly Skincare and Healing Herbs: Some herbs to use in natural skincare or healing products.

Anise Seeds Yummy, licorice like scent and flavour. It is an anti-inflammatory and mild stimulant. Use in facial steams to open pores and in cleansers, toners and soaps for its anti-inflammatory and skin stimulating benefits. Anise seeds are great in mouthwashes and tooth powders as well. A beneficial fragrance when creating perfumes or colognes. It can be infused in ticture oil, made into hydrosol, used as essential oil or added to water extracts.

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Very Easy Shaving Cream

You will need: 3 tbsp unrefined Organic Shea Butter 2 tbsp Organic Jojoba Oil 2 tbsp Organic Liquid Castile Soap 3 drops pure essential Oil of Tumeric 3 drops pure essential oil of Cedarwood Method: Melt the Shea butter gently in double boiler, then add Jojoba Oil and Liquid Castile Soap. Stir them all to combine and allow to cool, then add the essential oils. This will result in a silky liquid cream that is very, very gentle on skin. *All ingredients are available at our store.

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Colloidals for skin rejuvenation

We now carry colloidal silver, colloidal copper and colloidal gold to assist in the rejuvenation and regeneration of skin cells. They are wonderful to add to toners and moisturisers along with eye products. Colloidal Copper and Gold are: Powerfully anti-aging. Skin tightening – reducing fine lines and wrinkles. They show the depletion of Collagen and Elastin – especially with aging skin. Fights free radical damage, age spots and premature aging of the skin. Regenerating and anti-inflammatory. Stimulating and skin firming. *Available in our store.

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Luxurious Geranium body lotion

150 Grams moisturising base cream 5 ml Sweet Almond Oil 3 ml Aloe Vera Liquid 3 drops Grapefruit seed extract 12 drops Horsetail tincture 8 drops Hempseed oil 50 ml Geranium Hydrosol 12 drops pure essential oil of Geranium   Combine all ingredients thoroughly and pour into a pump bottle or any attractive coloured bottle. Mixture should flow, like a thick sauce for ease of application.  

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Mint and Coconut lip balm

10 grams Cocoa Butter 10 Grams organic Coconut Oil 10 Grams Beeswax 22 mls of liquid Coconut Oil Using a double boiler melt all of the above together until melted and well combined. Pour mix into a hot jug and then pour carefully into lip balm tubes then add 2 drops of spearmint essential oil into each tube. Makes 10 tubes.

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Kokum Butter

Kokum or Mangosteen fruit (as it is known) is a supercharged anti-oxidant with highly emollient nutritive value. It is used in many skincare products because of being silky soft and for its healing properties. It greatly assists with damaged or cracked skin and other skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, cracked hands/feet or for use in Lip balms, Lipsticks, Butter soaps, creams and lotions. It’s a wonderful additive to hair care products and ointments. Kokum butter does not clog the pores but restores elasticity to the skin whilst also soothing and healing dryness. One of its greatest features is that […]

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Organic Matcha Green Tea

This beautiful anti-oxidant packed powerhouse superfood is produced from the nutrient rich young tip leaves of Camellia Sinensis grown mainly in the shade. It contains over 100 times more EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) than any other tea in the market. It increases energy, stamina, calmness and relaxation of body & mind. It assists to strengthen immunity, enhancing overall health and has a positive effect on cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. It is loaded with nutrients and drinking this tea assists the body to burn fat 4 times faster than normal without any negative effects. For skincare, it greatly assists with wound […]

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