I don’t use sugar much on a daily basis for consumption instead opt for alternatives like organic jaggery, local n wild honey 🍯 and dates / date syrup. For occasional sweet treats if I have to use sugar – I opt for organic raw unpolished one like this. Guess everyone by now are aware of the fact that high sugar (a.k.a sweet white poison) intake is very bad for our body, read this to know details… but when used externally as a body scrub, it’s just wonderful!
What’s a toner n why is it important to tone after cleansing?
- It refreshes skin.
- It shrinks pores.
- It gives your skin pH balance. Our skin is naturally acidic, normally with a pH balance of between five and six. After cleansing, due to the alkaline nature of soap, the pH balance of skin gets disturbed. When this happens your skin needs to work overtime to restore the balance, using a toner helps to restore this balance quickly.
- It adds a layer of protection. Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, thus reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin.
- It can prevent ingrown hairs.
- 1C organic witch hazel
- 3/4C sun ☀️ dried red rose 🌹 petals
Synthetic fragrance Vs Natural fragrance:
Synthetic fragrance – They are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum and natural gas, known as petrochemicals. On average, 80% of fragrance formulations are comprised of these synthetic chemicals. Cosmetic industry can put any chemical into a product’s “fragrance” without showing it on the ingredients list, most of which are linked to serious health problems such as cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies and sensitivities, dermatitis & respiratory distress. Read this n this to find out more…
Natural fragrance – Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or “essence” of their source. They are derived from botanical ingredients that are harvested from the earth such as: flowers, fruits, sap, seeds or skin of the plant, as well as the bark, leaves, roots, resins or wood of certain trees. They have tremendous healing properties…
Essential Oils contain very concentrated properties of the herb or plant they are derived from. And for this reason they are to be used in a diluted form to reap their benefits. Do read How to use & Word of caution specified at the end of the blog as it’s very important to know before using it in ur DIYs!
Continue reading 5 best Essential Oils for skin care DIYs
These exotic butters – shea, kokum n cocoa can be used as ingredients in skin care DIYs n if you wanna know why??? Do read their amazing benefits for the skin…
Oils are wonderfully moisturizing and protective for the skin. Among all the oils that I have used I found these 5 the best and hence I extensively use these oils – coconut, sweet almond, seasame, olive & jojoba as ingredients in my skin care DIYs n if you wanna know why??? Do read their benefits for the skin…
And for those who are in the perception that applying oil would clog pores, lead to blackheads & breakouts – a big NO… In fact its the contrary – oils prevent them! U just need to know the right one for your skin n how to use them. Oils are wonderful natural moisturisers that makes your skin supple, soft, hydrated and healthy!
Hello friends! Most of you must be aware of the harmful chemicals that are present in cosmetics and the danger they cause. If not please do read these articles.
Upto 60% of the ingredients used in cosmetics is absorbed through the skin and enters the bloodstream. Substances absorbed in this way bypass the liver where detoxification takes place and instead can be circulated around the body where they may interact with living cells! Everyone of us do apply moisturising lotions all over our body and to our kids at least once a day and imagine what harm might it cause! I am sharing the recipe of 100% natural whipped body butter which is extremely smooth and silky. Do try it out and am sure you will love ❤️ it.