beauty

Conventional beauty products are full of harmful additives and chemicals that are absorbed into your skin, sending toxins around your body. These natural beauty recipes are alternatives to popular products and contain ingredients that will actually benefit your skin.

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DIY Activated Charcoal Whitening Tooth Powder

Confession: I haven’t used toothpaste in 3 years. Honest. And I still have my teeth. I haven’t scared away my friends with bad breath. I haven’t got a six foot radius around me everywhere I go. In fact, my teeth have been much healthier since I stopped using toothpaste. Here’s why I quit the toothpaste. […]

DIY Natural Spray Deodorant (That Actually Works!)

This homemade natural spray-on deodorant: Won’t stain clothes Contains NO baking soda Causes no itch or redness And really works! My go-to homemade natural deodorant recipe is a few years old now, and it’s one I still use today, however, some people don’t react well to the baking soda, and were asking for another option. […]

DIY Rejuvenating + Hydrating Overnight Rosehip & Shea Face Balm: Also a Natural Makeup Remover!

This rejuvenating rosehip and shea butter face balm is packed to the nines with skin-loving ingredients. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a add-as-much-oil-as-humanly-possible-to-my-face type ‘o gal. I used to be the complete opposite in high school… matte was the thing to be, to strip every last bit of oil […]

DIY Lip Scrub: How to Get Soft, Smooth, Plump Lips Naturally!

How to make an easy Lip Scrub to help promote soft, smooth, plump lips naturally! An all-natural homemade lip scrub is wonderful for exfoliating lips, helping to remove dead and dry skin. It also moisturises and nourishes lips, leaving them looking fuller, more hydrated, and healthier. Avoid using lip scrubs if your lips have any […]

How to Dye Hair Red Using HENNA! (Natural Hair Dye)

Henna, we most often see, is used for creating temporary tattoos on our skin. But what if we could use it to dye our hair as well? I show you exactly how to do just that, using henna to naturally dye hair red. It’s so much healthier for hair – as it’s chemical- and toxin-free! […]

How to Lighten Hair Using Apple Cider Vinegar

I tried an apple cider vinegar lightening spray on my hair for 7 days (1 week) to see if it would really give my hair natural highlights. Here’s how it went… After using foods to colour my hair, it was suggested to me that I try this apple cider vinegar spray to lighten my hair […]

DIY No-Mess Lavender Sugar Scrub Cubes (Without Soap)

These soap-free, moisturising AND exfoliating sugar scrub cubes are the perfect 2-minute DIY project to make, and smell amazing with the fragrant lavender scent! They’re 100% natural, easy and fun to make (and work as a wonderful exfoliant after laser hair removal). I love using homemade exfoliants such as sugar scrubs. They help keep my […]

DIY Hair Masks for Dry, Damaged Hair (That Actually Work!)

Constantly getting split ends, damaged and dry hair? These hair masks might be just the trick. They’re 100% natural (using ingredients you’ll already have on hand!) and specifically target dry, damaged hair, helping to repair and nourish it! So, whether it’s damage, dryness, flakes, frizz, or fading, just head straight to your pantry for ingredients to whip […]

How to Dye Hair Purple Using BEETS! (Natural Hair Dye)

After successfully dying my hair blonde with turmeric, I set out to try another natural, chemical-free hair dye I’d heard about for turning hair purple! So here is how I dye my hair using BEETS! Specifically for darker/brown hair! If you’re having trouble with this method, using fresh pressed beet juice is the best, but […]

DIY Nail Polish Remover: No Acetone, Chemical-Free, 100% Natural

DIY for removing nail polish; all-natural, no chemicals needed, toxin-free and effective! Now, I don’t tend to wear nail polish all that often, for a few reasons; 1) I’m that girl who gets ready at the last minute, who rarely wears makeup, and does the minimum amount possible to look semi-decent. What can I say? […]

How to Dye Hair Blonde Using TURMERIC! (Natural Hair Dye)

No plastic needed, all-natural, chemical-free hair dye that really works. I’ve never dyed my hair before now, and I was curious to see if this natural turmeric dye could actually turn my hair blonde, and test to see if it really works. I’m happy to say the answer is yes! Even on my dark brown […]

DIY Pink Clay Face Mask

On Wednesdays we wear pink. Clay masks are great for absorbing excess oils on the skin, and can make skin feel incredibly soft and smooth afterwards, as well as shine-free! By removing these excess oils, it can help reduce breakouts. Clay masks also make wonderful exfoliators because of their gritty texture, however, don’t go scrubbing your […]

DIY Nourishing Nail Cuticle Cream

Nails; one thing you can get into shape without exercise… Healthy nails were something I took for granted until I started developing issues like white marks (indicating a zinc deficiency), a yellow tinge, and proneness to breakage; from weak and brittle nails. Fun fact: Almost any nutritional deficiency can affect the growth of our nails […]

DIY Natural Eyelash Serum: How to Grow Longer, Thicker Lashes

Lashes so long you can fly away with them… Long, thick lashes are something we all dream about. I have many friends who’ve gone to great lengths to get longer lashes, but what’s not realised is that many eyelash treatments, like eyelash extensions and pre-made growth serums, can cause infection, allergic reactions, or if overused, […]

How to Make Your Natural Perfume Last LONGER

When switching over to using a natural perfume, you may notice the scents fade quicker compared with synthetic fragrances… According to One Seed; A perfume or extract, the most concentrated form, should last for 6-8 hours. Synthetic fragrances last longer as the molecules are designed to maintain their scent, whereas natural scents will break down […]

DIY All-Natural Perfume Oil

Want to smell as good as roses (or any other flower you love)? Making your own perfume can be the sweet smelling answer you’re looking for. It’s SUPER easy to do, and so much better for your body than most store-bought brands, which are often pumped full of synthetic fragrances, chemicals, and other toxins. Plus, […]

DIY Natural Hair Growth Serum for Thicker, Fuller Hair

An all-natural DIY hair growth serum that helps promote stronger, thicker hair. Use it overnight for faster results. Most over-the-counter hair growth treatments contain minoxidil, a chemical which only works as long as the treatment is being used. As soon as treatment stops, hair growth stops, too. According to Hello Glow; Over 55 million men […]

DIY Sea Salt Spray for Beachy Waves (Works for Every Hair Type)

Ocean air, salty hair. I remember back to one of my family holidays to the Gold Coast. We stayed right on the beach for about a month or so, just relaxing and spending our days by the water. It was heaven. My favourite hairstyle became the beach waves look, which the salt water gave to […]

Why “No Poo” is No Good for Hair (& What to Do Instead)

I don’t know about you lovely ladies and gents, but I am constantly looking for ways to make my hair silkier, longer, more lush (and the list goes on and on)… It’s been highly recommended by many people who follow the natural health and wellness lifestyle that no poo is the way to go, but […]

DIY Hair Serum to Repair Dry & Damaged Ends

Say goodbye to split ends! This homemade hair serum helps to repair dry and damaged ends using a concentrated formula of hair nourishing oils. Our hair is something us girls (and guys ,too) take a lot of pride in. Nothing beats having soft, smooth, luscious locks to style, run our fingers through, and whip back […]

DIY Natural Whipped Body Butter

Make a luxurious homemade whipped body butter with only 4 ingredients, and customise it using an array of essential oils! I love using body butter as my go-to moisturiser, particularly in winter, because it lasts WAY longer on skin before it’s completely absorbed, leaving skin hydrated for hours! The butter is much thicker than lotion, […]

DIY Dry Shampoo for Any Hair Colour

If I can go 2-3 days before needing to wash my hair, I call that a victory. Lately that number has extended to the 4-7 day mark… tis shocking. So dry shampoo has become a dear, dear friend of mine… If you’ve ever looked at the labels on most commercial dry shampoos, you’ll find ingredients […]

DIY Ultra-Hydrating Face & Body Moisturiser

This homemade moisturiser is super hydrating and water-free, so it lasts for ages without preservatives. It can be used on any skin type (oily, dry, combination). It leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, and the essential oils used can help with anti-aging, acne-prone skin, etc. Pair this moisturiser with an all-natural skin cleanser, toner, and […]

A Natural, Non-Toxic Skincare Routine for Any Skin Type

Let’s talk skin care. Often, we as individuals need to cater our skin care routine to our skin type; oily, combination or dry. However, this skin care routine can be used by anyone, no matter their skin type! But wait… there’s more. It involves using 100% natural and inexpensive ingredients that actually work better than […]

The Oil Cleansing Method: Cleansing for All Skin Types

If your skin is naturally oily (like mine), don’t be put off by the word “oil” in this cleansing routine. This cleansing method works on all skin types. Oil Cleansing involves using a specific combination of natural oils to cleanse the skin and balance the skin’s natural oils. According to The Oil Cleansing Method; Oil, […]

How to Get Rid of Blackheads Naturally

Blackheads are a result of clogged pores, usually from a build-up of dead skin cells and excess oil on your skin. Whiteheads are different in the fact that they’re clogs in a closed pore, while blackheads are clogs in an open pore. The exposure to air causes the clog to turn black. Thankfully, there are some simple […]

How to Make an All-Natural Hydrating Body Wash

I recently shared how to make your own homemade natural soap bars as a way to clean your body using non-toxic, natural ingredients, but it suddenly occurred to me that for some people, using soap bars can dry out their skin. So, as another natural alternative, here is a recipe for a homemade natural body wash that […]

DIY All-Natural Peppermint Lip Balm

For me, any change of the season – whether it be summer or winter – brings out the dry, chapped lips. But, on top of that, I’m a compulsive lip biter. Whenever I’m unsure, anxious, or bored, I bite and pick at my lips… I used to use a lip balm brand called Blistex, but […]

DIY Natural Pamper Pack (Spa Day in a Box)

Happy New Year to you all! Over the Christmas holidays I was busy making homemade gifts for my friends and family as a way to incorporate more of the zero-waste methods I’ve been learning about (and I was a little low on funds this year…). So, I went about collecting and making all the essentials […]

How to Get Rid of Cellulite Naturally

Did you know: Cellulite affects between 80-90% of women and 10% of men. Many believe cellulite is caused by our genetics, and therefore believe they are doomed to live with cellulite forever. But no! In fact it’s often caused by poor lymphatic flow in the body. The lymphatic system plays a huge role in the appearance of […]

Activated Charcoal as a Natural Teeth Whitener

I remember talking with a friend who had just had his teeth whitened at the dentist. We were chatting and he mentioned that he was in a lot of pain after having the whitening chemicals used on his teeth. He said they felt VERY sensitive, and he wasn’t able to eat anything too hard or […]

How to Dry Brush the Right Way

I got into dry brushing around this time last year because I wanted something that could help reduce the cellulite on my body naturally. But, while researching a good quality dry brush to buy, I came across so many other benefits! Dry brushing can help with unclogging pores and removing toxins that may get caught […]

How to Make an All-Natural Homemade Shampoo (That Works!)

I’ve recently started making natural alternatives for a few beauty and household products as a way to help minimise the toxin-load on my body (and I’ve found by doing this, it’s been cheaper, too!), and homemade shampoo has been my most recent switch. In the past I’ve tried the “no-poo” method, which involved using baking […]

DIY Detox Bath Recipes

Did you know: Liver toxicity is experienced to some degree by almost every person today in our modern world… It’s not surprising when you look at our lifestyle habits, food choices, and environmental pollution. The liver and kidneys play key roles in filtering everything that goes into the body, with the liver performing 500-600 different functions per second! It […]

DIY Natural Deodorant (That Actually Works!)

Body odour. It’s something were all familiar with, and very much a topic we try to avoid talking about. It’s become almost a taboo subject. But today I wanted to bring it out of the shadows and share ways to tackle it naturally. Now, I imagine we’ve all experienced B.O. at some point, maybe after […]

How to Detox Your Hair & Why

Use mud to wash your hair? What? Is hair detoxing an actual thing? Why yes, yes it is. Hair detoxing can help with excess oils, dandruff, and even chemical build-up. Why Detox Your Hair? If you’re new to using a homemade natural shampoo, here are a few key things to be aware of: The shampoos […]