I hope you had a nice weekend, over here the British weather decided to give us some sunshine. Of course, a high percentage of people were half naked, over 14 years here and that still amazes me!
I was recently asked what products I use on my face and body, and was reminded again that I didn’t have that information documented anywhere.
Products Listed In This Video
Fullers Earth Powder: http://amzn.to/14sxICj & http://amzn.to/YFGntU
Face Oil: Contact Me
Nature’s Gate Body Wash: http://amzn.to/16fcYMk & http://tgt.biz/14syAab
Dr Bronners Castille Soap: http://amzn.to/ZqGjRj
Body Butter: Contact Me
Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal: http://amzn.to/ZqGWKK
Do you use any of the products mentioned above?
What products do you use?
Have a great week ahead and there’ll be more natural skincare/haircare posts in the future
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- Add some extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to her cheap conditioner to instantly improve its properties
- Do some hot oil treatments at home with EVOO
- Condition with honey & EVOO
The great thing about olive oil is it’s affordable, I buy mine from supermarkets and Bertolli Extra-Virgin Olive Oil is usually on offer (which is when I buy a few bottles!). Aim to buy ‘Extra Virgin’.
Which brings me to this post, olive oil can be used in so many ways but I will highlight my favourites, which I’ve tried and tested:
Moisturising: Olive Oil + Honey. It doesn’t matter if you have any leftover, I usually make enough to last up to 5 applications.
For protein, add an egg yolk (it’s best to add this to one portion because eggs expire).
Use: Apply to entire length of your hair, cover with a shower cap. Leave in for anything over an hour.
- HOT OIL TREATMENT/PRE SHAMPOO
Warm 1/2 a cup of olive oil (don’t let it get too hot).
Use: Apply to hair from root to tip. Cover with a shower cap and sit under a dome dryer.
Other options – do some housework or hold shower cap in place with a scarf and leave in hair overnight. Wash your hair and enjoy the soft, shiny results.
- FACE MASK
2 tbsps olive oil + 2 tbsps Fullers Earth Powder
Add honey for extra moisture
Olive Oil + Honey is a great option too
Use: Wipe face clean and apply mask. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then wipe oil residue with warm water and a face cloth. Finish with a cold water rinse.
- FACE, LIP & BODY SCRUB
To gently exfoliate your skin and reveal fresh, soft skin, 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 to a cup of olive oil (depending on what consistency you want).
I love using soft brown sugar as it’s gentle enough for the face and great for the body.
Optional: A few drops of an essential oil (eg lavender, peppermint, tea tree.)
Use: Apply on clean face & lips and gently massage in small circular motions, it shouldn’t hurt. Rinse and wipe off excess oil with warm water and a face cloth. Moisturise.
- BODY SCRUB
For your homemade version of those expensive salt scrubs, mix 2 cups of sea salt with 1 cup of olive oil
Optional: 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest OR a few drops of lavender essential oil.
Use: Apply and massage all over body, focusing on the rougher areas of your skin. Rinse off with warm water and moisturise.
- Olive Oil can also be added to a bottle of conditioner (1 part olive oil to 4-4 parts conditioner) to give extra nourishing properties.
- Massage into cuticles (finger & toenails)
- As a make up remover, apply a small amount to cotton wool or directly on your face. Massage into skin and wipe off. Repeat until all make up is off, then wipe off excess oil with warm water and a towel. Moisturise.
Palm oil is:
- Rich in Vitamin E
- A natural deep cleanser
- A natural deep moisturiser
- 2 tablespoons of palm oil
- 2 tablespoons of fullers earth powder/bentonite clay
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
How Often? 1ce a week.
My skin felt great after this, it’s definitely worth a try.
Here are a couple of pictures from the last 2 days:
On Saturday, I went to my friend’s Thanksgiving dinner, yes we’re in London (!!!), and had an amazing time with an amazing assortment of food… YUMM!
I didn’t have enough time so I co-washed my hair, applied my leave in conditioner and blow dried my hair. Did two flat twists in front and held the rest of my hair up with a banana clip. Finished with a big flat twist at the back.
|I’ll put up a tutorial video soon|
On Sunday, I went to visit my big-sis-from-another-Mama and this was my dinner, yum!
Look our for some requested posts in the next few weeks.
Have a great week ahead!
I will definitely record a tutorial soon, I was running late so I couldn’t today.
Here’s a video of a go to hairstyle of mine:
- The oil cleansing method the experts were not in support of didn’t have the final step I include(which I learned about): Cleaning the skin with a warm towel. This helps extract the excess oils from the skin and pores.
I always buy my natural deodorants (and most of my beauty products while I’m in America because everything works out cheaper…
So imagine my surprise when I walked into Pak (Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London) and found natural deodorants for almost half the price I’ve seen them for in west end shops (I won’t name and shame). This is almost the same price as it is in the US. It’s good to know I can get some here too
If you still haven’t tried natural deodorants, please go to Pak (if you’re in London of course) and try them out. I think they were £2.99 compared to the £5.99 I saw in another shop. Now you have no excuse!