11th February 2016

Shea Butter Moisturiser

    I have been experimenting in making my own moisturiser.  The criteria was that it needed to be organic & not contain any chemicals & it needed to be quick & simple – no more difficult than going to […]
9th February 2016

Baking Soda Facial Cleanser

Baking Soda…   or sodium bicarbonate is often used in baking, as a polishing agent & for deep cleaning/deodorizing around the house. I use it instead of the many harsh and toxic household cleaners & get great results.  Sprinkle some […]
1st September 2015

100% or is it?

100% of something is a popular labelling trick in the cosmetics industry but there is no standard use of this claim. A product may be promoted as containing 100% aloe vera for instance but this does not mean that the […]
3rd August 2015

Homemade goodies…

  Just for a change I thought I’d write about some ingredients that are natural, organic & good for you! Cacao butter, or theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean which is used to […]
21st April 2015


The number of people becoming concerned about toxins in our environment is growing. More and more skin care companies are jumping on the “natural” and “organic” bandwagon for cosmetics and personal care products. But what do “natural” and “organic” actually […]