Natural Skincare and Beauty

Shaving Gels

Creating your own shaving gels suitable according to your skin has never been this easier. Listed below are recipes for creating a herbal shaving gel of your own depending on the type of your skin. For sensitive skin: 50ml pure organic Aloe Vera gel 2 tbsp. Witch Hazel extract 1 tbsp. Hydrosol of Sandalwood 1 tbsp. Squalene (Olive derived) 7 drops Cedarwood pure essential oil 2 drops of Lemongrass pure essential oil 1 drop Bay pure essential oil Combine all ingredients properly and place them in a brown glass spray bottle. Shaving gel for oily and troubled skin: 50ml pure organic […]

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Green Coffee Beans (Raw Organic)

These are the beans that have not been roasted or processed. They contain a higher amount of a natural chemical ‘Chlorogenic Acid‘ which is thought to affect with the weight loss, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases. Green coffee bean extracts burn fat by enhancing and boosting the overall metabolic rate and burns fats and excessive adipose tissue. It achieves this by altering the means in which glucose in the blood is absorbed as well as inhibiting the need to overheat (by killing the urge). They enhance concentration and attention span whilst enhancing brain activity and creating higher levels […]

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Pure Sodium Bentonite Clay

A 100% pure unbleached clay used primarily as a detoxing agent for baths, scrubs, body wraps etc to absorb toxins via the skin. Sodium bentonite is a swelling form of clay and can expand up to 15 times its volume. Due to its swelling capacity, this form is not to be taken internally. Primarily it is used for external clay baths for the entire body or in foot baths to help rid the body of poisons and toxins and it is especially helpful during the time of illness. It assists with chemical toxins, heavy metals and impurities. As a clay […]

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2 Day Skincare Course Coming up this Winter!

TWO 2 DAY SKINCARE WORKSHOPS- THE ONLY ONES FOR 2015! SO GET IN FAST Details for Skincare 1 Dates:Saturday 11th July 2015- Sunday 12th July 2015 Time:  10.30am – 5.00pm Fee:  $480 Inclusive of all materials Note:  Please book early. Class numbers are strictly limited with places usually booked out early. Enrolment form and deposit required to secure your place. During the workshop you will make and take home: Base creams – Two types Herbal infused oil Healing hand cream Skin and body oil Moisturiser Cleanser Body scrub Facial masks Exfoliater Lip Balm Body Butter Nourishing face cream Shampoo Conditioner  *A […]

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Day 4: Sensual massage Oil

  No need to leave home… Are you in need of a good foot rub, or are the hubby’s muscles aching for your touch? Physical touch is so important in a relationship- And for some it can be there love language and the way they show their love. You don’t have to be a qualified masseuses to give your lover a therapeutic massage, Just make up the oil, slather it on and let your fingers do the rest of the work. There are no hard and fast rules, soft, slow and sensual are all key words here- but not too […]

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Day 5 Luscious Orange Lip Gloss

Are your lips kissable for your sweet Valentine?  Are your lips a little dehydrated this summer? Do you want to add more lusciousness and shine? Try our recipe for Sweet Orange Lip Gloss-Your sweetheart won’t be able to stop smooching you. If Orange isn’t your flavor see in store or online for our range of Flavored Oils. Ingredients: -2 tsp Beeswax -1 tsp Aloe Vera Gel -1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil -1 Tbsp Rosehip seed oil -1 Tbsp Aloe Vera Oil -1 tsp Vegetable Glycerite -8 Drops of Sweet Orange essential Oil Melt Beeswax, Jojoba, Rose-hip and Aloe Vera Gently in a double […]

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6th Day Chocolate Bath Milk

  FORGET LOVE, I’D RATHER FALL IN CHOCOLATE What girl doesn’t love Chocolate! And maybe you enjoy the odd bath? Why not combine the two. For our Men readers- You can get in your partners good books by running them one of these delicious and sumptuous baths! The aroma of Chocolate has great aphrodisiac qualities and endorphin enhancing properties. Goats milk is absolutely beautiful on the body, and is the closest of all the milks to your skins natural PH level, making it excellent for even the most sensitive of skin. Your skin will drink up this beautiful bath milk…sending […]

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7th Day: CLAY FACE MASK

Our first post in the Ritual Series is about Clay Masks, Something we enjoyed making today with our lovely  ladies at the 2-Day Skincare workshop we are currently  running this weekend. Everything listed in the Ingredients  below is sold at our Cottage Hill Herb shop on Bridge road  and also available to order via email. The Clay’s are very  popular and go in and out of stock- so just ask us. The first step in insuring your as radiant and gorgeous as ever is to start with detoxing and exfoliating the face, Gentle clay’s do both of these things collectively whilst being […]

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THE DAY OF LOVE

It’s 7 Days until the Day of Love- Also known as St. Valentines Day, even though here at Cottage Hill we don’t buy into westernized holidays we do endorse celebrating your love for the ones nearest and dearest to you-And most importantly loving your body by taking care of it! So we decided to do a 7 Day Ritual, a series of informative recipes and posts about various things you can do in preparation- to pamper and preen your gorgeous body- making you feel like Cleopatra herself.    

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This little piggy went to market…This ones in your cosmetics…

So after the Bacon where does the rest go?  The slaughter industry has a big problem with the by-product  of fat they amass in their factories. They try to sell this off in many different disguises and by law they don’t necessarily need to declare where it has come from. According to Richard Lutwyche, a British pig farmer, “in the U.K big commercial farms send their pigs to abattoirs. The abattoir will find different markets for all the by-products” he says. “Everything they can’t sell they have to incinerate which costs the company money.” A pig can be used in […]

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EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

Are you familiar with the scary morning panda eyes? Waking up to the not so glamorous version of our former perfectly made up selves..We have all been there. Here we have a natural and easy to make formula that is both nourishing and delicate on the sensitive skin around the eye area. This beautiful oil does not irritate the eye area and will assist with the re hydration of tissue around the eye. We stock all of the ingredients below so you can make your own 100ml bottle to share with your friends-or keep the secret to yourself… Ingredients: 10ml […]

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EYELASH THICKENER

Do you want beautiful, luscious, full eyelashes that are thick and healthy? Try our recipe for an Eyelash thickener that is organic, chemical free and will not harm your skin. If you use too much eye makeup and mascara it causes the feather like lashes to break and become brittle- using this product will help to strengthen your lashes if used regularly. Forget Cleopatra- you will be the envy of your friends with this gorgeous product. Apply a small amount often- too much at a time will make your lashes stick together.  All ingredients are available in the shop to purchase […]

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