Howdy. I’m Christina, and I’m addicted to natural living and intend to get you addicted too! Okay, but seriously, as a South African, I struggled to source natural recipes which used ingredients that were easy for me to source locally. Most of the information I gathered was from international sites. So I started this blog in an attempt to make the natural journey easier for my fellow South Africans than it was for me.
Why I chose the natural route?
In a nutshell? I want to be able to pronounce the ingredients in my products, and possibly be able to eat them without kicking the bucket.
In a bigger shell – I’ve always dreamed of a simpler life. A time when “A” was for “apple” and not “acetamide”. You know, a time when chemistry was a subject at school guarded by lab coats and goggles, not a secret experiment you ignorantly participate in everyday during bath time.
And in my quest to achieve this simple dream, I had to go back to the basics, and ultimately, I had to go back to the bathroom. Feeling inspired and spontaneous, I threw out every artificially scented and chemically created product I could get my hands on. Which, in hindsight, might have been a bit extreme, but this was it, I was committed.
The days of “cyclopentasiloxane-this” and “paraben-that” are over! I want to be able to pronounce the ingredients in my beauty products!
And this is precisely what I’ve achieved – a simpler life (and a more affordable one!). Since there’s no fun in keeping these basic secrets, I’ve chosen to share my recipes, research, reviews and rants about my transition from naive to natural.
This blog covers a scope of natural alternatives. Some recipes that I will be sharing include:
Natural Beauty: roll-on, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, mouthwash, face wash, lip balm, toner/ astringent, face masks, anti-ageing remedies, hair dye, soap bars, perfume, body spray, mosquito repellent.
Natural Home: multi-purpose cleaner, dish washing liquid, toilet cleaner, window cleaner, linen & room sprays, laundry detergent and fabric softener.
Natural Health: tissue salts and essential oils used in different ways for various ailments.
And much more….
Now there’s no need to go the to extreme like I did and throw everything away, you can just take it one step at a time.
I would strongly recommend getting rid of your roll-on/ antiperspirant. Go on, throw it as far as your perspiring armpits will allow. The stuff is down right bad I tell you! Here’s why. But don’t fret, my recipes will still leave you smelling fresh like a daisy at sunrise. Try my DIY roll-on recipe.
Ready? Start your natural journey here.
Enjoy browsing through. Please leave your comments/ suggestions/ questions, and please share these simple secrets – your body, and the environment will thank you for it.