Category Slow Beauty DIY tutorials

Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Here in wintery Australia, it seems a little odd to be thinking about sunburn. But with the hole in the ozone layer, we have some pretty harsh sun here, even in winter. Besides, most of my readers our enjoying the summer sun as we speak (I’m a little jealous…..) So today I have a post to  share which originally appeared on My Kind Closet, where Stephanie Villano writes about animal friendly

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Kitchen Pampering: Beauty uses for bicarb soda

I’ve always got a box of bicarb soda stashed somewhere in their kitchen cupboard, it’s one of those essential store cupboard items that I often use in the kitchen for baking, as well as cleaning the stovetop, deodorising the fridge, or removing build up from my cold press juicer. But it also has many great benefits for my natural beauty routine. So it’s not uncommon to find myself fetching it

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Slow Beauty DIY: Simple Salt Body Scrub

[pinterest] The reason I am sharing this DIY salt body scrub recipe today has a lot to do with sustainability. So much that we are sold in beauty is unnecessary and even at times harmful to the health of our skin. Transitioning to chemical free beauty routine and questioning your ‘must have’ beauty products will help you save money, reduce your impact, AND there is a good chance that your

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5 Reasons to Ditch Shampoo

[pinterest] Making the change to a sustainable lifestyle leads us to question each little product, process and ritual in our lives. Many of the things we believe to be essential were actually only introduced to our culture by companies who wanted to sell products to us. Women only began to shave their armpits in the 1920s and 30s when razor companies stopped experiencing growth in the men’s shaving market. It

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Kitchen Pampering: Apple Cider Vinegar

[pinterest] During my first pregnancy (over 3 years ago now) I transitioned completely to a natural approach to beauty. As I’ve refined my beauty routine I’ve learned that natural beauty requires minimal specialised products. In fact, many of the foods we have in our pantries (particularly if you follow a natural wholefood diet) are far better for our skin than the chemical-laden products we are sold in the beauty isle.

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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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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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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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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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