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Oil have some of that! A natural facial cleanser worth a try

Oil have some of that! A natural facial cleanser worth a try

Frustrated by a tired, dull complexion? The answer to beautiful skin could be lurking in your kitchen. And the best bit? It won’t cost a fortune, either. We won’t keep you in suspense any longer – and, well we know the title of this very blog post gives it away – but the skin-saving item we’re talking about is oil. It may seem strange – silly, even – to cl... »

A ‘natural’ cure for cancer? ‘Weed’ you believe it?!

A ‘natural’ cure for cancer? ‘Weed’ you believe it?!

You may hate those pesky garden weeds, but they’re really not all that bad if recent news is anything to go by! In the world of conventional medicine, a treatment for skin damage that can leads to cancer has been cleverly developed from the sap of the common garden weed known as picato. The active ingredient in the gel comes from the sap, best known as milkweed, and works as a fast-acting treatmen... »

Tired, old-looking skin? Here’s why…

Tired, old-looking skin? Here’s why…

New research suggests sunbeds, smoking and not eating enough fruit can age a woman’s skin by a staggering 10 years! Lifestyle choices can account for as much as 33 per cent of how old us women look, which doesn’t explain why I’m getting the odd wrinkle (sob) – I don’t smoke, eat plenty of fruit and avoid tanning salons like the plague. The recently-published study rev... »

Quick weekend make: Raspberry melon face mask

Quick weekend make: Raspberry melon face mask

We love flicking through The Herb Quarterly – a gorgeous magazine featuring a range of recipes and tips – and we’ve found a ton of things we’d love to share with you in the current edition. Light and soothing, this Raspberry Melon Face Mask sounds absolutely lovely – and we’ll certainly be giving it a go this weekend. Will you? You’ll need: * 1 tablespoon ... »

We’re (coco)nuts for this refreshing drink!

We’re (coco)nuts for this refreshing drink!

It’s not quite summer yet here in the UK but we’re well and truly getting in the mood for the warmer weather. How? By sipping on coconut water here at our office desks. It doesn’t just taste great – I call it summer in a glass – but the natural coconut water with pineapple has a ton of health benefits, too. Coconuts are one of the most valuable super foods and the wat... »

The Bakewell Soap Co – Natural Soap-a-stars!

The Bakewell Soap Co – Natural Soap-a-stars!

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to skincare my view is the fewer ingredients the better. There’s nothing worse than dryness or sensitivity as a result of another shower gel turning your skin into scales, or a too-tight face after another drug store moisturizer. Who’s with me? So when a press release from natural soap makers The Bakewell Soap Co dropped into my inbox I f... »

How nature can contribute to our skin’s health

How nature can contribute to our skin’s health

Technology has changed the world for us all, life seems to move so fast and we have come to rely so much on computers and laboratory research. Can there still be room for nature? When it comes to caring for your skin, the answer is a resounding “Yes”. Avocado pears, peaches, apricots and olives for example, all have more to offer than mere culinary ingredients. Because these fruits are organic ... »

Acne getting you down? Avoid milk and sugar, say researchers

Acne getting you down? Avoid milk and sugar, say researchers

As a teenager (and before I discovered a more natural way of life) I was never out of the doctor’s surgery, getting a prescription for another lotion, potion or oral medication to treat persistent acne. If you’re anything like me, you’ll know the skin disease rarely improves dramatically with topical treatments; it’s really about the internal changes you make. Great news fo... »

Dry Skin? Face Up To It Naturally: 5 Top Tips

Dry skin? We feel your pain, quite literally. Here in England especially, this time of year can result in sore, irritated skin and hands. And while we can certainly cover our hands and nails with cosy gloves, it’s a little trickier to go about our day-to-day business without exposing our faces to the sometimes bitter conditions. Be aware that dry skin can strike at any time, though, not solely dur... »

Eat and Scrub Your Way to a Healthier Face and Body in 2013

We all know that eating healthily is key to a healthier body. And thanks to a new website – thebodydeli.com – as mentioned in Kevin Trudeau’s revised edition of More Natural Cures Revealed, we can all take steps to improved health. But raw superfoods don’t have to be eaten and digested to be beneficial; they can be applied to the skin in the form of skincare products. A pioneer for fresh, ra... »

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