Buff & Butter essential oil review

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Buff & Butter essential oils

My love for essential oils started in the mid 90’s after I studied aromatherapy and learnt about all the powerful healing properties that flowers, herbs and spices have for the mind and body – both internally and externally. I love making up my own synergies for body lotions and oils, face creams and scalp oils and take great pleasure in making these for family and friends as home made gifts. Continue reading

Arbonne make-up, beauty and nutrition review

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A small selection that I recently tested from the large Arbonne product range.

I was first introduced to Arbonne products by consultant Davinder O’Hagan who kindly gave me a few products to try from their hair, make-up, skincare and nutrition range. Arbonne are an on-line company with a diverse range of beauty and nutrition products which are all botanical based, vegan, gluten free and cruelty free making their products pure, safe and natural. Continue reading

How to make your own anti ageing hyaluronic acid skin serum

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Hyaluronic acid is the anti ageing ingredient added to most expensive skin creams.

Hyaluronic acid is also known as hyaluronan or HA, it’s found naturally in between the skin cells where it keeps the skin looking youthful and plump, it’s also found in the joints where it acts as a cushion and lubricant and is also in the tissues of the eyes where it keeping them moist and healthy. HA is also used in cosmetic procedures where it’s injected into the skin to plump up wrinkles Continue reading

Nourishing scalp oil

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By nourishing your scalp with essential oils you can encourage a healthy hair growth.

If you weren’t born with a thick luxurious mane of hair then no lotion or potion will miraculously give you long Rapunzel like locks because you can’t make hair follicles where there aren’t any to start with, but what you can do through a healthy diet, lifestyle and some simple home remedies is keep the hair that you do have strong and healthy so the condition of your hair stays at its best.  Continue reading

Home made aromatherapy body lotion

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Natural base lotion with aromatherapy essential oils.

Why smother your skin with shop bought body lotions that are either full of unnatural chemicals or cost a small fortune when you can easily make your own. Essential oils have many powerful benefits for your body both internally and externally so it makes sense to apply a lotion to your skin that will be absorbed into your bodily systems with only beneficial effects (as opposed to many of the synthetic chemicals in most skin care products that are toxic and potentially hazardous to your health). Continue reading

Aromatherapy infused cocoa body butters

 

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Set the cocoa butter in chocolate moulds for small sized butter bars.

These mini body butters look good enough to eat! Made with only natural ingredients they contain cocoa/cacao butter which is a natural fat extracted from the cocoa bean, when placed into the palm of your hand it melts from the heat and becomes a nourishing body oil that you can massage into your skin. Continue reading

How to make your own moisturisers using aromatherapy

Olive tree base cream

Olive Tree Base Creams

I’m a big fan of home made skin care since qualifying as an aromatherapist many years ago, it’s not only easy to do but more importantly you are in control of the ingredients which means you can be sure that your products don’t contain any nasty ingredients such as parabens. Continue reading

Bridal beauty count down

Bridal beauty

Plan ahead with your bridal beauty.
Hair & make-up by Tina Prajapat

With so much to organise when planning a wedding (especially an Asian wedding) it’s quite easy to forget about yourself when it comes to preparing your skin so it’s at it’s best when the big day arrives. Make-up is great for hiding imperfections on the skin and sculpting and enhancing your features but there are a few things that you can do in the months and weeks building up to the wedding to create the perfect canvas for that flawless finish to your look. Continue reading

How to do a DIY facial

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How to do a facial at home

The inspiration for this post has come from my bridal clients who regularly ask me how they can look after their skin at home, while you can’t quite match the relaxing effects of a professional facial you can recreate the sequence of a basic facial at home with products you can easily purchase on the high street. By doing a facial at home you can save yourself time and money and create yourself a good skin care routine. Continue reading

Weleda Skin Food

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Weleda Skin Food

Weleda is one of my favourite brands for natural skin care, I regularly use Skin Food when my skin is feeling dry whether it on my hands, face or body. Made with organic sunflower seed oil, and extracts of wild pansy, chamomile, calendula, revitalising rosemary extract and delicately fragranced with refreshing essential oils including sweet orange and lavandulae it’s the natural choice for everyday care of the face and body. Continue reading