All posts tagged: Health

Natural avocado and honey face mask

I love mornings like this, when I have time to make a nice cup of coffee, do some research, try new and natural beauty treats and blog away! Avocados are both yummy and healthy! A great source of vitamins B, K and E. It’s important for your body to get a sufficient amount of vitamin B, it helps your metabolism work better which leads to a healthier skin tone. Avocados also contain monosaturated fat that is necessary for our health. They are high in fibre. Insoluble fibre does a great job in cleaning out the bowel. Avocado is great for weight control, because it turns into a gel that sits in your stomach for some time when it comes in contact with water, so you feel full for longer. I love face masks that are edible! Those are most natural and good for our skin. Avocados help fight skin redness, dryness, it also helps to treat eczema due to its high concentration of natural oils. 3 tsp ripe Avocado 1/2 tsp honey That’s all you need to make this absolutely lush …

Magic castor oil

My friend sent me a text some time ago ‘OMFG that oil you gave me is a miracle! I kept it on for 10 minutes and OMG!’ That text made my day! My friends back home have also been saying that my skin is glowing and it really is thanks to the magic Castor Oil! I have been using Castor Oil long enough to be confident in saying that you definitely do not need any other face cleansing products than oil. It’s quick and gets deep into pores to get all that grim out.  All you need to do is massage a little bit of the oil into your skin in the evening, keep it on for at least 30 seconds and wipe it of with a hot cloth. That’s it and believe me, the results are great. The skin feels nice and smooth, just apply a drop of oil or your favourite natural moisturiser after the procedure and off to bed! You will wake up to a beautiful and healthy skin! Just remember not to mix up the routine. Try not to use any other store-bought face cleansers when using …

Coconut and rosemary hair mask

I am officially in love with coconut. I love the smell, the texture and the taste and use lots of it daily, as a natural face and body moisturiser or a natural hair mask. I also love it in my creams and scrubs. I finally tried frying pancakes with coconut oil and they were absolutely delicious! I usually melt a knob of natural and pure coconut butter in my palms and then rub it to my hair, but this time I decided to experiment and add a drop or two of rosemary essential oil for even better hair care. I love rosemary in my food and in my beauty potions. Rosemary oil helps in stimulating follicles, as a result of which, hair grow stronger. The mask making process is very easy, try it in your own kitchen! 50g coconut butter 5 drops Rosemary essential oil In a glass beaker or any other heatproof container melt the coconut butter. When melted, let it cool down to blood temperature. Add the rosemary essential oil, pour the potion into a container and let it set. When …

Tea tree oil face wash

A few weekends ago my friend and I had a little Spa Saturday at my place. After a lovely walk along the beach in Brighton, we travelled home to have a good night sleep and wake up to a little  homemade beauty routine. While my friend was enjoying her Sunday morning with a cup of coffee I was pleasantly busy  brewing and cooking little treats in the kitchen. I made a simple, yet extremely effective face wash with tea tree oil. It’s great in many ways, removes all the dirt, freshens and revives your skin, keeps it clean and clear. It contains lots of oil and therefore removes makeup very well.  Aloe vera gel will feel smooth and cool on your face and a faint scent of  tea tree essential oil not only protects your face skin from bacteria, but calms and soothes it down. 20ml of aloe vera gel 10ml of your favorite oil 30 drops of  tea tree essential oil Whisk the aloe vera and the oil in a bowl until a white gel is produced. Add …

Home spa day

I was just wondering… do you have a spa day at home? Do you honestly stick to your routine? It’s really interesting what kind of beauty procedures people do to maintain radiant and clear skin, sleek and shiny hair… I keep thinking is it enough to just choose one day and try to keep up with the regime?  Isn’t it great to wake up on a Saturday morning and immerse ourselves into a natural, orange and vanilla scented beauty routine! I start my spa day with 2 cups of water (just like every day) to clear my body from all the build up. I then look into the fridge and cupboards to see what do I have in my kitchen I could use…  I like making different hair masks every week, different sugar/salt body scrubs (I noticed that lately I have been using mainly salty ones) and I always stick to my clay face masks. I am telling you, clay face masks are so miraculous and effective, clearing, gently exfoliating, nourishing and powerful, that I just can’t get enough of them! Let’s start with a Homemade hair mask. When I was little, my mum …

Homemade indigestion remedy

Camomile is a beautiful herb, used not only in skin care, but also as remedy. The herb is great for treating various health conditions such as loss of appetite, indigestion, vomiting, nausea, heartburn, intestinal gas (flatulence) and other digestive disorders. It has anti inflammatory properties which soothe bowel disorders and maintain digestive system, sometimes even better than mint tea. 1 tbs of dried camomile 1 tbsp honey 1 vanilla pod a lovely mug Just pour hot (not boiling) water over the chamomile, add a tiny bit of vanilla pod and steep it covered for 10 minutes. Strain the brew into your favourite mug, add honey and enjoy! You can simply enjoy camomile tea with honey only as vanilla pods are rather pricey, but vanilla does make your tea smell gorgeous!

Homemade remedies to fight the cold

The germs have finally found me! I was feeling edgy for some time, but managed to escape being ill… until now. On Thursday I came back home shivering from cold with a horrible sore throat and headache. Not a nice thing at all! I am not a fan of taking pills and strong antibiotics, I always leave it for the last minute, if my body is too weak to fight the germs. When I was a kid, my mum used to heal me with natural remedies, such as garlic, onion, hot milk and honey and it was never nice, but it would do a good job. She would always have a good spoon of some strong homemade remedy and a spoonful of thick and extremely sweet rosehip syrup to offset the bitterness of the remedy. I still remember that overpowering taste. Whenever I start feeling ill, I always remember all these yucky tasting tinctures and make them myself, because I know they do make me feel better! Although, I make sure I have a bar of nice milk chocolate handy. Here …