17 Activated Charcoal Recipes For Health & Beauty

Derived from wood, coconut shells, peat, or other natural sources, activated charcoal has numerous applications in medicine, health, beauty, and beyond. It differs vastly from the kind of charcoal used as fuel for barbeques. Common charcoal – a known carcinogen – is created through heating in the absence of oxygen. Activated charcoal, on the other hand, is slowly dried, heated, and then oxidized with carbon… [read more]

8 Best Natural Face Oils That Are Perfect For Your Skin Type

You may have a cabinet filled with all sorts of personal care products, including pricey creams, cleansers, and lotions that are marketed to improve your complexion, help you look younger, address issues like acne, and so on. But, these products are often a major source of toxins as they’re frequently loaded with chemicals and artificial ingredients. While they may have a temporary positive effect on… [read more]

7 Reasons You Should Start Using Rice Water In Your Beauty Routine

The next time you make rice, don’t throw out that water or you’ll be sending one of the cheapest and most effective ways to beautify your skin and hair right down the drain. Rice water has been used for centuries in Asian countries to keep skin young looking and help hair grow healthy and strong. In Japan, female rice farmers used to bathe in the… [read more]

5 Reasons To Go “No ‘Poo” + 5 Alternative Ways To Wash Your Hair

You might be surprised to learn that many people are giving up their habit of shampooing every day or even forgoing it altogether, but the reality is, hair shampoos have only been around for 75 years or so. Before the 1930s, bar soaps like Castile were used to wash hair, or people used alternatives like vinegar rinses, teas, and herbs to clean their locks. When… [read more]

12 Wonderful Benefits Of Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranates have been used throughout history for their many benefits, and the fruit is even mentioned in the Bible as one of the foods that heals. The seeds, which are the edible parts inside the pomegranate, are what’s used to produced the oil, which is highly prized for its powerful flavonoids and punicic acid that contribute to its many nutritional benefits. The seeds also contain… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice: 11 Home Remedies That Really Work

Just the thought of lice makes most people shiver. Head lice are teeny tiny parasites that live on the scalp and hair shafts where they dine on blood. Nearly ten million school children are diagnosed with lice each year. Lice can be contracted by coming in contact with an infected person through play, sports, school or wearing clothing of someone who has the parasite. You… [read more]

10 Ways To Use Colloidal Oatmeal For Beautiful Skin

Oats – or Avena sativa – have enjoyed a long history of use as a safe and effective topical treatment for a wide array of skin conditions. First used medicinally in ancient Rome, oatmeal carries both dermatological and cosmetic benefits: it cleanses, moisturizes, soothes, and protects the skin. Setting itself apart from other cereal grains, oatmeal is especially rich in proteins, complex carbohydrates, lipids, vitamin… [read more]

Homemade Foaming Facial Wash That Moisturizes Skin

Getting the oils and debris off your face daily is instrumental in helping your skin healthy. However, commercial facial cleansers are often too harsh on the skin causing it to dry out. Using a gentle, natural soap and some essential oils, you can make a simple foaming soap cleanser that will keep your skin looking fresh. Ingredients 1 cup distilled or filtered water ¼ cup… [read more]

Homemade Easy To Make Natural Eye Shadow & Liner

Cream eye shadows and liners are perfect for adding color and moisturizing your eyes. This recipe uses shea butter and vitamin E oil that helps reduce inflammation and boost collagen for the skin. It’s perfect for dry or combination skin. If you have very oily skin, you may want to stick to powder eye shadow. This recipe also uses cosmetic grade mica powder. Using cosmetic grade… [read more]

12 Best Soap Recipes Anyone Can Make At Home

Fun, frugal, and infinitely practical, soap making is an art form where the potential ingredient combinations are practically endless. Using naturally skin-nourishing components, handcrafted soaps are enriched with vitamins, minerals, and beneficial oils that won’t’ dry out your epidermis like store-bought soaps have a tendency to do. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making soap, read on! A Quick Primer on Soapmaking:… [read more]