2 ingredient deliciously thick body butter

The best things about this recipe are that it is mega easy, extremely thick and moisturising and unlike most shop-purchased body creams contains no nasty chemicals. See my blog post here about the toxic (in both senses of the word) nature of the beauty industry. And here for my post on easy to make beauty…

Why I shaved my hair: a journey of self-discovery

Anyone who knows me knows how much I like to change my hair, but I never thought I would ever want to take the decision to shave it all off.     However a few months ago I started to receive some ‘signs’ (spooky) and the more I thought about it the more sense it made to…

3 kitchen ingredients to make more than 14 amazing beauty products

More and more of us are choosing to switch to more natural beauty products. There is a growing market for organic, simple products with extracts of nature in them. To find out why read A brief exposure of the beauty industry. A few years ago I received an amazing birthday present. It was a recipe…

A brief exposure of the beauty industry

Some facts Magazine models have a detrimental effect on women’s self esteem and body image (2)  leading us to believe that work on our beauty is a work in progress, never complete. These insecurities lead to British women spending £300 billion a year on cosmetics and over a lifetime spending £40,000 on their hair and £100,000…

The shampoo secret

My hair experiment: How to get stronger, healthier, thicker hair: breaking the shampoo cycle- no poo washing   I have not washed my hair since July 2015. Here’s why:   The truth about shampoo Shampoo contains many chemicals: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) Parabens, Polyethylene Glycol to name a few.   A…