Wild morning to you! Experimenting is always a fun pastime especially when it’s too hot to go outside. I’ve made my own tanning oil (that could serve as a mild sunscreen) and I prepared a list of natural oils with SPF levels that can serve as ingredients for a homemade sunscreen. Do natural oils contain an SPF level high enough to protect our skin sufficiently? Can natural oils substitute your usual sunscreen?
Wild morning, pretties! Dry brushing is on the rise and I figured it would be a high time to try it. Do you have a brush? Do you have 5 minutes a day for yourself? Yes, it’s just that simple. And it makes my skin soft, toned, and it even reduces cellulite! I challenge you to try dry brushing; you won’t regret it!
Wild morning, pretties! How about some fire on your plate and in your garden? Yes? Go for calendula. Calendula officinalis, also known as the poor man’s saffron, that is. Its blossoms shine with bright and vivid shades of sunset, anywhere between yellow, orange and russet nuances, calendula officinalis has innumerable health and beauty benefits and it can be used both internally as well as externally.
Honestly, who doesn’t like painted nails? It’s one of those things that can express your mood or add a finishing touch to your outfit. Yes, I love nail polish. But the usual (from the drugstore) nail polish remover has a violent acetone smell and it makes my nails fragile and dry. That’s why I’m very happy to tell you the nightmare’s over because I’ve discovered Fresh Therapies natural nail polish remover and it’s a keeper.
Wild morning to you. I used to be one of those people who would walk around with a thick layer of white SPF lotion all over my face, my shoulders and my ears (yes, I hate burnt ears). Then I turned into a person who ditched SPFs altogether, because I heard they are more harmful than beneficial. What about you? How important is SPF to you? And how safe is your sun protection care? Here is a short guide on SPF, what to consider when buying one and the ingredients to avoid.
Wild plants Native Americans used were many and diverse. Native Americans had a great respect for the Nature and the wild plants they included in their everyday life served either as a nutritional source of food, as a skin or a hair product. Sore throat? Dry skin? Simple cold? They had it covered. There are many wild plants Native Americans knew of that have been gaining popularity either in the beauty industry or in the superfood department only in the past few years. Herbal medicine is quite old and the beneficial attributes of the wild plants are incredible. Have a look at the top 10 wild plants Native American used, their health and beauty benefits and maybe you get an inspiration too!
Green gold aka avocados are something to consider when you’re thinking of a healthy and natural extensive care for your body. While it is popular to include avocado in your regular skin and hair care, it can do wonders in terms of health and skin complexion also when eating it. Rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, avocado health benefits just don’t stop there. Its history goes well beyond into the ancient times of the Aztecs with healing, hydrating and nourishing. I t has been considered one of nature’s healthies foods and it hasn’t been called green gold for no reason.
Wild morning to you! Lately, I feel as if my skin is under a constant pressure due to too much heat and strong sun. That’s why I decided to make a gentle DIY body scrub with thyme and sea salt. I believe that my skin deserves some extra attention and that’s why today’s post is focused on the benefits of body scrubs. Read More
Iskiate or chia fresca is a citrus (lime or lemon) chia drink of the Tarahumara people in Northern Mexico. The word “chia” is a Mayan word for strength; the plant grows in South America and using chia seeds as a drink ingredient is popular in the Central America as well. Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic for Hispanic parts of the world, that’s why a spoon of chia (un)intentionally ended up in my drink, as I’ve seen them do it in Bolivia. So here it is, my version of chia fresca for these hot summer days when we’re just too desperate for a refreshment.
Summer is here and with it the sun-kissed skin, salty hair, intoxicating smell of pine trees, and roses. And so are the dresses with low back or shirts with thin straps. Bikini and beach time. Romantic getaways and adventures. Want to do summer in style? By the pool with thoughts of distant exotic places, on the beach with splashing waves, or out on the town sipping a cold drink in your fave summer dress. Ready? Here’s a simple guide on how to self-tan for the summer ahead.