The first thing that springs to mind is the soothing sensation this has on my sunburn. But this is not the only reason why aloe is an amazing compliment for your natural skin care kit. Let’s take a closer look at this healing plant and all it can do for your skin. The succulent Aloe […]
Does Turmeric really brighten skin?
Don’t be shocked when I tell you that the golden spice you love to cook with is more than just good for a curry! Turmeric is indeed the best multi talented ingredient out there that delivers a punch in more ways than one. This south Indian spice staple gives depth and color to your dishes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]