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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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How to Make Rosemary Water for Hair Growth

How to make rosemary water from scratch at home to use on hair to help get rid of dandruff and speed up hair growth. This DIY rosemary water hair rinse recipe helps to nourish the scalp, boost shine, and strengthen hair naturally without the chemicals and parabens often found in commercial hair care products. The…

How to Use Aloe Vera to Clear Up Acne Scars, Pimples and Black spots

How aloe vera gel can be an effective treatment for acne scars, pimples, and dark spots on skin, and improve skin’s overall complexion. Aloe vera is a slow-acting treatment, meaning it will take time to see results. After my sister cleared up her acne, she shared with me that aloe vera played a huge part…

DIY Natural Hair Dyes for Any Hair Colour (That Actually Work!)

All-natural hair dyes you can make at home using a range of herbs and natural ingredients to help change hair tone, hair colour, and cover up greys. I have something to admit… I’m going grey. Well white to be more specific. I’ve been getting the odd white hair since I was 18, but it’s slowly…

All-Natural Homemade Hair Conditioner

This homemade hair conditioner recipe is actually a leave-in conditioner that uses all-natural ingredients to promote soft, shiny, healthy hair, and repair split ends. One of the questions I was recently asked on my YouTube channel was if I could recommend any hair conditioner recipes, other than apple cider vinegar (which has been my go-to…

DIY Activated Charcoal Whitening Tooth Powder

How to make an all-natural homemade tooth whitening powder to give teeth an extra shine and help remove tough stains. The activated charcoal helps to lighten stains on your teeth with its fine, abrasive texture, which can wear away the stains overtime. Confession: I haven’t used toothpaste in 3 years. Honest. And I still have…

DIY Natural Spray Deodorant (That Actually Works!)

This homemade natural spray-on deodorant: And really works! My go-to homemade natural deodorant recipe is a few years old now, but it’s one I still use today. However, some people don’t react well to the baking soda, and were asking for another option. For some people, baking soda gives them an itchy, red rash when…

How to Make a Rejuvenating Overnight Face Balm

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 an 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…

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

How to make an easy DIY Lip Scrub to help promote soft, smooth, plump lips naturally! An all-natural homemade lip scrub is a wonderful exfoliant for 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 you have…

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

How to lighten hair naturally (no bleach) 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… I’ve been using foods in the past to colour my hair, but it…

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!)

DIY hair masks to help repair dry, damaged hair. Whether it’s damage, dryness, flakes, frizz, or fading, just head straight to your pantry for ingredients to whip yourself up a DIY hair mask to nourish your locks. I’ve turned to many natural remedies over the years to help with frizz, split ends, and damaged hair; hair serums,…

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! I actually don’t really wear nail polish all that often for a few reasons: Our nails actually absorb the chemicals from nail polishes and removers; chemicals like Isopropyl acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, and n-methyl-pyrrolidone. According to SafeCosmetics.org: Evidence suggests that…

How to Dye Hair Blonde Using Turmeric (Natural Hair Dye)

No plastic needed, all-natural, chemical-free hair dye that really works. I’d never dyed my hair before, so I was curious to see if this natural turmeric hair dye could actually turn my hair blonde. I set about testing it out to see if it really worked. I’m happy to say the answer is yes! Even…

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…

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 nails in…

Homemade Eyelash Growth Serum for Fuller Lashes

How to make a homemade DIY Eyelash Growth Serum using natural ingredients such as castor oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil and essential oils to promote thicker, fuller lashes naturally. 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…

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…

Homemade All-Natural Perfume Oil

Making your own natural perfume oil is 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, you can customise it to your preferred scent (which means an opportunity to get creative!) I recently went to a…

How to Make a 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. How to make an all-natural DIY Sea Salt Spray for textured, wavy hair. I remember back to one of my family holidays at the Gold Coast. We stayed right on the beach for about a month or so, just relaxing and spending our days by the sea. It was heaven. My…

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 those who follow the natural health and wellness lifestyle that no poo is the way to go, but is…

Homemade 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 nourishing hair 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…

Natural Homemade Whipped Body Butter

How to make make a luxurious natural 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 my skin hydrated for hours! The butter…

Homemade Dry Shampoo for Any Hair Colour

Simple DIY homemade dry shampoo made with just two ingredients. This recipe works well for both light and dark hair types. 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… It’s shocking, I know. So dry shampoo…

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

A natural skincare routine that’s chemical-free, non-toxic and nourishing for skin. This skincare routine is prefect for any skin type, and doesn’t strip skin of its natural oils. So, let’s talk skin care. Often, we as individuals need to cater our skin care routine to our specific skin type; oily, combination, or dry. However, this…

The Oil Cleansing Method Skin Care Routine 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 uses a specific combination of oils to cleanse the skin and balance the skin’s natural oils. According to The Oil Cleansing Method: Oil, alone, will…

Effective Natural Remedies for Blackheads

Blackheads are a result of clogged pores, usually from a build-up of dead skin cells and excess oil on the skin. Whiteheads are caused by 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 home remedies that can…

How to Make an All-Natural Hydrating Body Wash

How to make an all-natural homemade body wash using ingredients like honey, liquid castile soap, olive oil, and essential oils. 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, soap bars can dry…

How to Make An All-Natural Lip Balm at Home

A simple DIY lip balm recipe for silky soft smooth lips using only natural ingredients, including candelilla wax, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E oil, and essential oils. 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…

DIY Natural Pamper Pack (Spa Day Products)

An all-natural DIY pamper pack filled with gift ideas to gift to a friend, family member, or even just to spoil yourself with! 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’d…

How to Get Rid of Cellulite Naturally

Did you know: Cellulite affects between 80-90% of women and 10% of men. Many believe cellulite to be caused by our genetics and so think they’re doomed to live a life with cellulite. 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…

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 while I was on shift as a pool lifeguard and he mentioned how he was in a lot of pain after having the whitening chemicals used on his teeth. His teeth had become very sensitive, and…

How to Dry Brush the Right Way

I got into dry brushing because I wanted something that could help reduce the cellulite on my thighs naturally. While I was researching what 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 beneath the skin. My…

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

I’ve recently switched to making natural alternatives for a few beauty and household products I use most regularly at home to try and help minimise the toxin-load on my body. Homemade shampoo has been my most recent switch. In the past I’ve tried the “no-poo” method, which involved using baking soda as a wash and…

Homemade Detoxifying Bath Salts to Remove Toxins

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 the environmental toxins and pollution we come into contact with on a daily basis. The liver and kidneys play key roles in filtering everything that goes into…

Homemade Natural Deodorant (That Actually Works!)

How to make an all-natural homemade deodorant that really works in covering up body odour. This DIY deodorant can last for hours and works effectively at removing odour. 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…

How to Detox Your Hair & Why You Should!

Using mud to wash your hair? Is that 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: Hair detoxing can help…

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