The East coast of Madagascar looks like paradise. Turquoise sea lapping at white sand beaches, palm trees curving into a clear blue sky and the scent of spices on the warm breeze. But behind this beautiful landscape hides a dark secret - the corruption of the spice market.
Essential oils are key to soap making. Not only do essential oils add a beautiful scent to your homemade soaps, but they also bring the wonderful properties that come with each oil such as calming, energising or anti-ageing.
But how do you use essential oils in soap making and how much is needed? How do you avoid the skin irritation that some essential oils can bring if they are too strong? We’ve put together a handy guide to some of the most popular essential oils for soap making, measurements for how much can be used in a batch of soap and more.
We're saying goodbye to the standard bath bomb and hello to the bath truffle! What's the difference? Well, a bath truffle is a little bit of luxury, made to pamper your dry skin. Think of it as a bath bomb with extra moisture. One relaxing bath later and you'll have baby soft skin.
After a long winter is your skin feeling a little dry? Too much cold weather and central heating can play havoc with our skin. We love to make our whipped homemade and natural body butter recipe to soothe our dry skin. It’s super simple to make, feels so soothing and luxurious and hydrates dry skin like nothing else.
In the dark depths of winter we all need a little extra love and care, and to be honest on these cold nights any excuse for more warm cuddles and something to celebrate is very welcome!
So let’s get our craft on and get in the mood for romance! What could be more romantic than running someone special a candlelit bath with the special touch of a handmade, heart shaped soap to go with it.
Body yogurt is rather a curious name! Like its edible cousin, it's lighter than a butter. Body butters can be a little greasy and not very practical if you're in a hurry to get dressed after your shower. But a body yogurt is lighter and much quicker to be absorbed into the skin, so it's great for those busy mornings while still giving your skin essential hydration and nourishment for winter days.
Does the cold weather and dry central heating play havoc with your skin? Us too! We find this time of year our skin gets really dry, but help is on the way! We've put together a quick and simple recipe for a Cocoa Lotion Bar to solve all your winter skin woes. Even better, it makes the perfect homemade Christmas gift.
Does your hair need a little TLC? Are you feeling the hair guilt because you’ve been colouring, washing and grabbing that Dyson airwrap a little too often? All these day-to-day habits can strip hair of it’s lovely protective natural oils and lead to thin, damaged hair. We’re here to help - read on to discover what causes hair damage, how to tell if it’s damaged plus a fantastic DIY home hair treatment recipe for thin or damaged hair to help repair and protect it.