Category Slow Beauty

Clean Beauty: My top picks for toxin-free eyeshadows

[pinterest] In the 1930s, many women had thier eyesight damaged, and were even blinded by using a coal-tar based mascara Lash Lure. Whilst safety standards have greatly improved since the 1930s, consumers are still exposed to a number of potentiall harmful chemicals in thier make-up, and there is good reason to avoid putting these toxins near your eyes. When it comes to buying conventional eyeshadows, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

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Kitchen Pampering: Coconut Oil

[pinterest] Beauty companies spend millions convincing us that we need to buy expensive chemical laden treatments for our hair and skin. But with a little bit of knowledge, we can easily ditch these products and find affordable beauty treatments in our kitchen pantries. If you haven’t already been introduced to the wonderful health benefits of coconut oil, this is one pantry item you should really check out. Anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, filled

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I ❤ MY LIFE Organic Perfumes (+ a giveaway)

[pinterest] For the consumer concerned about chemical exposure in our daily lives, conventional perfumes can be an absolute minefield. Most perfumes commonly contain chemicals that are known neurotoxins, hormone disrupters and allergens known to trigger asthmatic attacks in sensitive individuals. Furthermore, fragrance is considered a trade secret and there are no obligations in producers to disclose the chemicals contained in their products. I myself regularly suffer headaches when exposed to

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Slow Beauty DIY: Cacao Lip Balm

[pinterest] It’s funny how something so seemingly ordinary to most people can evoke memories and nostalgia in you. Chocolate lip balm is something that does that for me. When I was finishing up my final year of high school, my much loved English teacher gave us all farewell gifts to wish us luck in starting our adult lives. My gift was a little pot of chocolate lip balm. Such an

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Clean Beauty: My top picks for toxin-free organic lipsticks

[pinterest] When I was younger I used to be a big fan of wearing statement red lipstick. During the day I prefer the no-fuss approach of little or no make-up, but when out of an evening I loved to sport bright red lips usually accompanied with understated eye make up. I’ve always considered my full lips to be my best facial feature, so they always looked lovely accentuated with my

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Slow Beauty DIY: 3 Ingredient Nourishing Body Butter

[pinterest] Nature provides all you need to create spa quality beauty products at home. Commercial body butters are usually packed with preservatives and harmful chemicals which strip your skin of it’s natural oils and damage your skin’s ability to nourish itself, leading you to depend upon the chemical products more and more. Your skin also absorbs a certain percentage of everything that it put on it, meaning the chemicals you

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Nourish Your Skin: Raw Cacao and Chia Breakfast Smoothie

[pinterest] This week’s post is another on the topic of slow beauty, and is the first in a new series that looks at how we can nourish our skin. You might wonder why I am writing food recipes under the topic of slow beauty. The reason is simple- what you put in your body has a far greater influence on your complexion than anything you put on your skin. And

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DIY Baby Balm

[pinterest] This week I had the opportunity to guest post on UK-based sustainable living blog Moral Fibres, where I presented my own recipe for baby bottom balm- a soothing natural balm that helps to prevent nappy rash. It is a very simple recipe that anyone can make in their kitchen, no special tools necessary. Easy for even the busiest mum. With all natural ingredients, it also makes a lovely soothing balm

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Kitchen Pampering: Cacao and Tahini Nourishing Facemask

There are many reasons to avoid buying conventional cosmetics and treatments. Sustainability reasons include: they are filled with chemicals which are harmful to the environment and your health; and they are wrapped in excessive packaging, which even if recycled, embodies an enormous carbon output. So many of the ingredients that we have in our kitchen cupboards can provide affordable chemical free nourishment for our skin and hair, yet skincare companies

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