7 Best Ways To Clean Makeup Brushes Without Chemicals

You eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, cleanse your skin properly and moisturize, but no matter what you do, it seems your skin is still experiencing breakouts. While you may think you’re doing everything right, there is one important step you may be missing, as many women don’t even think about it: dirty makeup brushes. Those brushes could very well be the root… [read more]

I Drank Collagen Peptides For A Week & This Is What Happened

It sounds rather bizarre, but collagen, a connective tissue from cows, and sometimes chickens or fish scales, has become a trendy drink for boosting health and beauty – in fact, celebrities like Jennifer Aniston have thrust it into the spotlight after turning to this powdered, drinkable form to help keep their skin looking young and firm. The ingestible collagen craze started in Asia, where collagen… [read more]

10 Beauty Benefits Of African Black Soap

For hundreds of years, women of West Africa – particularly in Ghana – made and used a vegetable-based soap to gently cleanse skin and hair. Known as African black soap to the West, locally it is called alata simena, sabulun salo, ose dudu, and anago soap. Made with secret recipes passed down from generation to generation, there are several formulations of African black soap on… [read more]

How To Make The World’s Best Makeup Remover Pads

Removing dirt and oil from your skin is essential if you want your skin to look and feel its best. When we leave dirt and oil on our face it creates a perfect breeding ground for bacteria that can cause breakouts and other skin conditions. Commercial products are available but are often full of chemicals that can dry out or irritate our skin. Not to mention… [read more]

Homemade Thyme Spray To Stimulate Hair Growth & Beat Dandruff

Thyme is an aromatic evergreen shrub and a popular kitchen herb. It is also renowned for its medicinal properties. Its leaves, flowers, and oil contain powerful therapeutic value.  The use of thyme medicinally by ancient Babylonians, Assyrians and Sumerians can be traced back almost 5000 years ago. In the European Middle Ages, thyme was placed beneath a pillow to help with sleep. In the European Middle… [read more]

6 Emu Oil Benefits For Skin, Hair & Health

There are numerous types of oils that benefit health and wellbeing such as krill oil. Often overlooked, emu oil contains potent properties including omega-3’s that can reduce inflammation and remedy skin conditions. An Australian study found that emu oil used both topically and orally can reduce inflammation. According to researchers, emu oil is especially effective in treating inflammation in the gastrointestinal system. The emu is… [read more]

10 Coconut Milk Benefits For Hair, Skin & Health

Coconuts are grown in abundance in southern Asia, Malaysia, and Polynesia. While they’re often confused for being a nut, a coconut is actually a one-seeded drupe, a fruit that consists of an outer skin and a pulpy, succulent middle layer, with a hard, woody inner shell that encloses a single seed. In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as Kalpavriksha, which means the “‘tree which… [read more]

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]