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Stop using toxic deodorant – make your own!

Stop using toxic deodorant - make your own!

Ahh body odour. It is such a natural and normal thing for us to smell, however our social norms and attitudes towards hygiene and not smelling of roses have made it very difficult to embrace this natural human quality that is present, more or less, in all of us.

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Massage Oil for Age Spots

Massage Oil for Age Spots

Ok folks  this one is so easy to make, all you need to do is gather the ingredients, stick them in a bottle and then massage the mix into those pesky age spots that you desire to be minimized!

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Soothing Stretch Mark Cream Recipe

Soothing Stretch Mark Cream Recipe

‘Your body is not ruined. You are a tiger who has earned their stripes.’ 

While I completely agree with this sentiment, it doesn’t mean that we all wouldn’t love to reduce our stretch marks just a little bit, especially for those of us who have very defined and angry looking tiger stripes after the stretchy fun of pregnancy! Not only will this cream lessen your stretch marks over time but it will also sooth, moisturize and give your precious, fierce tummy and stretchy bits a well deserved pamper! 

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Bath Salts for Circulation

Bath Salts for Circulation

This particular bath salt recipe is helpful for all kinds of circulation problems, including acne. Now that the weather is getting colder, some of you may be really feeling the affects of poor circulation, with cold toes and fingers plaguing you for months at a time.

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Skin Softening Balm

Skin Softening Balm

This healing, soothing balm is great for rough spots anywhere on the body – like elbows, heels, feet and hands, and it’s so easy to make!! It is also wonderful for baby bottoms and mum’s tummy.

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Facial misting!

Facial misting!

Facial misting is a delicious way to refresh and hydrate the skin.

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Healing Lip Balm Recipe

Healing Lip Balm Recipe

This lip balm is very healing & soothing to cracked, chapped lips. Melissa essential oil (lemon balm) is an anti-inflammatory essential oil with strong anti-viral properties, making this lip balm protective & healing for cold sores & herpes outbreaks. Don’t let your lips dry up in the sun, have this balm on hand for when you really need it!

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All natural lip gloss colour!

All natural lip gloss colour!

If you’ve ever dropped a bit of rainbow salad on your crispy clean ,white summer shirt then you’ll know all about this already. If you’re a goth or don’t eat salad, then listen up – beetroot is a perfect all-natural red dye that we can use to great effect in our lip balms and lip glosses.

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Finally it has arrived!!!

We have been waiting about 2 years for this product to become available and I am very excited to finally be able to share this stunning and versatile product with you and have it available to buy for your own potions! So what is this magical product? This amazing herb is officially known as Croton Lechleri with a common name of Sangre de Drago – sounds cool doesn’t it? It is. Dragon’s blood comes from the resinous sap of the tree, which when cut, bleeds a sap that runs and looks like thick blood. This sap contains an alkaloid called taspine that […]

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

Bay Is a great antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. Great for baths, oils and products used for painful muscles and joints, sprains, sports injuries and arthritic issues. Bay is stimulating and may be used in facial steams and for nail products which comes in very handy for treating nail fungus. Helpful in shampoo and conditioner for dandruff. Bay is popular in men’s products such as aftershave, creams, oils etc. Also used in creating perfumes as well as salves and liniments for pain. May be infused into oils, tinctured or added to water baths or made into hydrosols.

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