Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Why should i use a Solid Shampoo?

This is a clear example of less being more!

The ingredients are gentle and they clean deeply without leaving any residue, thus, it does not weigh down the hair. A regular bottle of shampoo contains about 70% water... with a Solid Shampoo, you can get rid of the bottle; less packaging is good for the earth, and there is no need for preservatives in a solid formula!!

How to use:

Rub it on your wet hair several times until you have the desired amount of lather, then wash your hair as usual. (I usually suggest to wash hair twice for deeper cleaning)

A solid bar format is also ideal for travel, gym and even camping! - no worries about leaks or spills!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Did You Know?!

Did you know that each vanilla bean comes from an orchid that has been pollinated by hand?

Once the vanilla seed pod has developed, it must be hand picked as well. After picking the curing process takes several months. So if you've ever wondered why vanilla extract, and especially vanilla beans, can be so expensive, this is why.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tumeric in Cosmetics

Turmeric (INCI: Curcuma longa) is an ancient powdered spice that is part of the ginger family. It has a wide range of therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.
The active ingredient, curcumin, is a natural antiseptic with antibacterial/antimicrobial properties. It heals and prevents dry skin and is used to treat eczema and acne.

Turmeric is traditionally used in daily face and hair care, as well as in Hindu celebrations. It has also been shown to slow the aging process and wrinkle formation.

DIY Recipes

Scrub for facial skin. Mix some turmeric, salt, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon olive oil with coffee ground. Put prepared mixture on the face and make some massage movements. Then wash with cool water.

Cleansing mask. Mix turmeric powder with honey in proportion 1:1. Put it on the face. Keep for 10-15 minutes and then wash with cool water.

For more info here's a cool infographic thanks to ThankYourSkin.com