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The true beauty of rose water

Roses are truly a thing of beauty and the floral scent sends you to a calm and happy place. A glance back in time we can just picture Cleopatra bathing blissfully in her rose petal water. The healing properties of rose water make it the ideal natural solution to keep skin youthful and rejuvenated. Time […]

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7 Reasons to try witch hazel for skin

On  our quest to find  more clean and just plain good ingredients to use for our skin, turning to  plants and flowers that have been there centuries is becoming more necessary. Witch hazel is always going to be a staple in the natural skin care universe. Lets re-discover the reasons why we see witch hazel […]

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This citrus fruit is great for your skin

If you think I’m talking about a lemon or an orange think again! This fragrant citrus fruit that could be mistaken for a lime is known as Bergamot. That name may ring a bell as it is used as a popular beauty, perfume and aromatherapy staple. This unique fruit as delicious as it sounds  cannot […]

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Are Chia seeds good for skin?

There are so many fresh ways to get that glowing and youthful skin we all yearn to have. What frazzles me is that as far as natural skin care is concerned we really only get to see a fraction of what is on offer.  Therefore,  on my holistic quest for healthier skin, it always excites […]

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5 Amazing Benefits of Lemongrass

You must have come across this amazing plant at some stage. Whether it was for an ingredient required in an Asian dish or as a beauty agent for hair and skin. Lemongrass can truly wear many hats from aromatherapy to insect repellent but I would like to focus on the 5 amazing benefits for your […]

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Africa’s Magical Marula Oil

If ever there was an African sunset in a bottle it would be found in magical marula oil. When it comes to nourishing your skin the best oils out there are usually the ones you seldom hear of. What is Marula The technical name for marula is Sclerocarya birrea which is a fruit tree found […]

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Discover the sacred touch of sandalwood

  Sandalwood is my most treasured fragrance in my  aromatherapy world. The soft, woody aroma not only leaves one in a relaxed and meditative mood but it can also work wonders for skin. The wood and oil is used in sacred religious ceremonies and has been celebrated by eastern medicine for centuries. Sacred skin It […]

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Buchu benefits for your skin

This miracle plant is deeply rooted in Southern Africa. It is one of the most popular medicinal herbs in Africa and was first used by the Khoi-San indigenous people of the country. Three hundred years later, it is still treating a wide variety of health conditions. Let’s zoom in on where it comes from, how […]

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Wheat Germ oil skin benefits

  Have you ever heard of using wheat germ in your diet or wheat germ oil on your skin?. I have always seen this natural ingredient in beauty products and wondered what made it so powerful.   Time to solve the mystery behind wheat germ and how it will benefit your skin. Origin   Wheat […]

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Benefits of Frankincense oil for skin

For centuries this mystical oil was used. The Three Kings gave it as  a gift to baby Jesus. Cleopatra was also known to pamper herself with it as part of her beauty routine. Frankincense is associated with the anointing of royalty and during this era we are enjoying a Frankincense renaissance. Where does it come […]