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DIY Lip Scrubs, Parabens free, for Smooth and Kissable lips

DIY EDIBLE LIP SCRUBS

I thought it was high time, as seen that autumn is almost here, I shared with you some easy and yummy lip scrubs, skin safe and totally free from parabens, mineral oils and other chemical stuff that most of the commercial lip scrubs and balms contain. If you’ve already read the “About me” page, you probably already know that I encourage you to stop poisoning yourself with all the chemicals, silicons, parabens & preservatives most of the conventional cosmetics contain and to learn how to read the labels in order to become an aware and empowered consumer. To my full disappointment, I still see on the internet and on youtube DIYs containing pure petroleum jelly or vaseline,  a fossil fuel product that you are “advised” to apply on your lips and skin! :/ What?!? Well, if you did  not know, petroleum jelly or vaseline is not really a skin moisturizer. It only acts as a barrier when applied on the skin reinforcing the moisture that is already present in the skin by trapping it within. Did you know that The European Union’s Dangerous Substances Directive (UNECE 2004) lists petrolatum as a “probable human carcinogen” and is banned for all personal care … Continue reading

Coconut Beauty Tips: Coconut Facial Toner and Other Coconut Body Treats

coconut body treats

I’ve thought of these DIY coconut beauty tips for all those of you who love coconut scented beauty products, like chocolate body scrubs and would love to prepare them at home with natural ingredients, chemicals-free. Coconut is highly nutritious and is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals therefore a variety of coconut-derived ingredients—from coconut oil to coconut flour and coconut milk—are increasingly being used lately at home as part of the daily diet and why not, as part of the daily skin care. There are so many ways coconuts can be enjoyed! Nowadays we can produce our own coconut milk or coconut butter at home, yet in my today’s post, I’ll concentrate on how we may obtain coconut butter from dried coconut flour without having to use a high speed blender. I’ve tried to obtain coconut butter using my normal blender which I usually use to make my homemade almond milk, but it has been a total failure…therefore I had to come up with another solution. If you’re curious to discover this alternative, take a look at the below video-tutorial 😉 If you have a high speed blender, do not hesitate and give it a go, the coconut butter you’ll obtain will have a longer shelf life than … Continue reading

How To Whiten Yellow Brittle Nails: Simple Home Remedy That Works

yellowed, brittle nails home remedy

If your nails get yellow too by using nail polish for too long periods of time or if your nails are prone to cracking and splitting, you may benefit from this awesome simple home remedy. I’ve tried it for the past month and it worked wonders for my nails, day after day I could see my nails getting back to being neat, white and healthy looking. If you’re curious to see what I’m talking about, then maybe you should watch the below video-tutorial with the 3 solutions I share with you: Yellowed and brittle nails can be caused by a variety of factors: smoking , nail fungus, excessive wearing of nail polish, gluten intolerance, dehydration, iron & vitamin deficiencies – but the home remedy I share with you can only help with the external problems. To obtain the best results and healthy looking nails you should integrate your external cure with a healthy diet & specific supplements and vitamins. The main ingredients you should have and use to get your nails healthy again are: Castor oil (otherwise known as ricin oil) which  is a nail strengthener and can work wonders on brittle nails. The shea butter (karité butter) and the olive oil are rich in vitamin  A, B e E and help repair … Continue reading

Cucumber Beauty Benefits: Puffy Eyes Natural Remedy / Whitening Facial Mask / Refreshing Mint Scrub and Sunburn Soother

cucumber whitening mask

Stay cool during hot & humid days just by being aware of the all natural cucumber beauty benefits for your skin: an awesomely effective puffy eyes natural remedy, a great whitening facial mask & a refreshing mint cucumber scrub for hot summer days. Cucumbers are 95 percent water,therefore they can easily refresh you from the inside out, keeping you hydrated if you eat them and helping you relieve sunburns, acne problems and fight large pores, oily skins or dermatitis if you apply them on your skin. Cucumbers are chock full  with the vitamins the body needs in a single day therefore it’s the ideal ingredient for your green smoothies and fresh salads. The high water content, Vitamins A, B , K and C and the presence of minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese and silica make cucumbers an essential part of a healthy diet as they may help in weight loss, in reducing cholesterol and regulating blood pressure. If you use them often in your meals, you’ll be happy to discover the cucumber beauty benefits which will show you one more time how many of the ingredients we usually use in our kitchen can beautify us not only from the inside out. First of all, click … Continue reading

DIY Natural Alcohol Free Toner for Oily & Acne Prone Skin

alcohol free toner diy

Hello ladies, here I am with this week’s beauty tip: a DIY natural alcohol free toner for oily & acne prone skin. First of all, do you use in your daily skin care a facial toner or you’re pretty much confused whether to use it or not? Our skin has an acid mantle made up of sweat and oil. Using a cleanser can change our skin’s pH balance. However, our skin will fortunately recreate these oils within a few hours. But should you have oily skin, a toner will help you keep shiny skin in check. Nowadays most of the commercial toners on the market contain irritating ingredients, such as alcohol, citrus, or overly fragrant ingredients. If you’re interested in making your own natural alcohol free toner then you may wanna take a look at my below video tutorial: We  should use facial toner every single day each time we wash our face as a good toner can help remove excess oils and dead skin cells that may lurk on the face after washing. I personally apply my face cream when my face is still a little bit humid due to toner application cause to some extent a toner can … Continue reading

Tanning Beauty Tips: Prepare, Protect and Prolong Your Sun Tan

scrub BFT

Summer has already been here for quite some time and I’ve had my week of fun, sun and sea but this is exactly what inspired me to share with you my tanning beauty tips. Let’s see how I prepare and protect my skin and what do I do to prolong my sun tan. Who does not like a tanned skin? But sun may easily become your enemy if you don’t expose yourself gradually and “obeying” some un-written rules ;). In order to diminish the damages sun may bring to our skin, it is necessary to prepare it for the oxidative action of the sun. Exposing white, pale skin to the sun can turn into awful sunburns, uneven tan, dark spots, etc. Therefore, if you want to make sure you receive the best tan possible, take a look at these 10 steps I follow to ensure the longest and healthiest tan possible. Click below to see the video-tutorial If you long for a healthy uniform tan, the first thing you should do some days before heading to the beach is a body scrub. I’ve used a homemade coconut and poppy seeds body scrub. You are free to use your imagination and adapt the … Continue reading

Natural Spray Mosquitoes Repellent & After Bite Fast Relief Itch Eraser

mosquitoes spray repellent

Having trouble enjoying summer afternoons in your own garden or your dinner on your terrace due to invasive mosquitoes ?  Well, don’t lose time any longer and get to work to do it yourself this natural repellent which will protect you from those nasty mosquitoes and insects. Mosquito repellents are substances that are usually applied to the skin to discourage mosquitoes and generally other insects from getting close to the person. Check out the video tutorial to discover how you can keep mosquitoes out of your house, a quick recipe for a natural spray mosquito repellent and for those of you who got already bitten by a nasty mosquito I’ll show how you can do it yourself an after bite fast relief itch eraser that it will really sooth the itch sensation in no time. Mosquitoes are drawn to the carbon dioxide we release when we breathe as well as to a specific odor of the skin which may seem appealing to them. But all we wanna do is to keep insects away from us with the help of insect repellents which can prevent also certain insect-borne illnesses such as encephalitis, malaria and West Nile virus. Unfortunately there are a number of harmful side effects to most insect repelling … Continue reading

Homemade Natural Deodorant Recipe: Deodorant Stick & Deodorant Cream using coconut oil

homemade deodorants

This week’s recipe is dedicated to a homemade natural deodorant recipe! My favorite natural deodorant stick & deodorant cream, both with coconut oil as one of the main ingredients and of course, both aluminum & chemicals free! Have you ever wondered how does a deodorant work and what does it contain? What about anti-perspirants? Well, the deodorant neutralises the smell of our sweat, and it uses antiseptics to fight the bacteria, but does not prevent sweating while antiperspirants block our sweat ducts, thus reducing the amount of sweat that the body produces. Aluminum, which is usually used in antiperspirants to stop the skin sweating is a mineral that is not normally found in the body and studies have linked it to the Alzheimer’s disease, to cancer in animals and breast cancer in women, which is closest to where antiperspirants are applied. But aluminum is not the only ingredient to be avoided. There are many other poisonous chemicals in the conventional antiperspirants: parabens (usually used as a preservative), propylene glycol, a neurotoxin that is known to cause dermatitis and kidney damage, phthalates, TEA, DEA (used to adjust the pH in cosmetic products), and last but not least triclosan, an artificial antimicrobial chemical, known to be a skin irritant and … Continue reading

Make Your Own Whipped Butter For Hair and Cellulite

whipped hair butter

Curious about today’s beauty tip? ^_^  Well, I am going to share with you how you can make your own whipped butter for hair and a smart trick of how to fight cellulite using the same product 😉 As you may have already understood from my previous tutorials, I love making my own products at home. 😉  It’s the only way I can get to control what goes onto my skin & hair. Today’s tutorial is dedicated to one of my favorite hair masks : a rich creamy whipped butter.  I have used quite a lot of ingredients but don’t be discouraged by the rich formula, you can get amazing results also by simplifying it! Check out the video-tutorial below for  the recipes! Just remember: in order to get the same creamy texture always maintain the percentage of 40% butters against 60% oils. As for the essential oils, do not use more than 25 gtt per 100g of product. Essential oils are extremely powerful and should be used cautiously! They will scent your butter and empower it with its wonderful properties. All the oils & butters can be found in supermarkets or even more easily online <3 Instructions: – always melt first the … Continue reading

DIY Natural Biphasic Eye Makeup Remover Tutorial

eye make up remover

Learn how to do it yourself this gentle and natural biphasic eye makeup remover thanks to this quick and easy tutorial! A biphasic eye makeup remover consists of a water-based cleanser and an oil-phase liquid. Shake them together and the two different phases will mix up combining their properties to remove your makeup. In the whole makeup cleansing process, removing eye makeup step cannot be skipped. Not washing away the daily makeup it is bad for your lashes and eyes. It’s not only a question of waking up with dark smudges on your face. If you keep your eyelashes perpetually coated in mascara, they will become brittle and prone to breakage. Therefore if you sometimes feel like not removing your eye makeup because you feel too tired or lazy, just remember that leaving eye makeup on, it makes you more prone to wrinkling and that the delicate eye skin ages easily and if not duly taken care of, it is the first one to show your years 😉 This homemade alternative is super easy, super cheap and anyone can do it! If you want to replicate the eye makeup remover as I do it, you will need: 1.rice oil 2.demineralized … Continue reading