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How to make your own natural aftersun

Andrew Knowles

Tags aftersun, aloe vera, coconut oil

How to make your own natural aftersun

Been out enjoying the sun this summer?   Lucky you!   Thing is, your skin could well do with something natural to help it recover.   Commercially made aftersun lotions can have plenty of chemicals in them that you may not want on your skin.   Why not make your own? You will love it!   Honestly, it's so easy.   You will need:   500g organic extra virgin coconut oil 200g aloe vera gel An electric whisk (or a hand held whisk if you're brave!) A bowl or jug   Method:   Soften the coconut oil - If the...


What are cosmetic mica powders?

Andrew Knowles

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What are cosmetic mica powders?

                   Cosmetic mica powders are great natural colourants that come in a wide variety of shades and effects. They are widely used in cosmetics, from soap making to lip balms, from eye shadow to nail varnish. However, there are wider uses for mica powders  - they can be used for arts and crafts for beautiful colours and effects, think scrapbooking and card making. So what are they made from? Mica powders are made from a couple of ingredients, the main one being mica (unsurprisingly!) Mica is a naturally occurring mineral found all over...


How to create a natural body butter

Andrew Knowles

Tags body butter, coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil

How to create a natural body butter

Why would you want chemicals on your skin? Honestly, shop bought moisturisers and body butters often have hidden nasties in, and no one wants that.You can create your own beautiful body butter using only nature's finest ingredients.And the best bit, it's so easy, you can do it with just 3 ingredients!   The ingredients Organic, unrefined shea butter  - a truly fantastic natural ingredient. Organic, extra virgin coconut oil - famous for being generally amazing. Sweet almond oil - an under-appreciated oil that is so versatile. Essential oils (optional) - you can add fragrance to your body butter should you desire.  The method You...


Should you use coconut oil on your hair?

Andrew Knowles

Tags coconut oil

Should you use coconut oil on your hair?

It's no surprise that we are massive fans of coconut oil, it really is great, but it really should be said that its not great in every situation. If you believe much of the hype, coconut oil will do just about anything. Let's just look at the question, should you use coconut oil on your hair?   Coconut oil doesn't work for everyone It may come as a surprise to hear it from us, but coconut oil doesn't work on everyone's hair. It really depends on your hair type. People with fine and medium shiny hair often report good results...


Cacao butter or cocoa butter?

Andrew Knowles

Tags cacao, cocoa

I'm sure you've heard of cacao butter - it's everywhere. Sold as a superfood, a moisturiser, a hair treatment. According to everyone selling it - it's the best thing since sliced bread.One small thing though...You ever heard of cocoa butter?Doesn't sound half as exotic does it?It is exactly the same.Well, not quite.Cacao butter is more expensive, for no reason.We don't believe in snazzy marketing to fool you into paying extra for exactly the same stuff. That seems like lying to us.Take a look at our cocoa butter, and you will never pay extra again.   So is all cocoa butter the...