Anti-aging Eye Serum

eye-serum_sm Crows feet, age spots and possibly dark circles – these are some of the inevitable things that come with age, but there are natural solutions which will help turn back the clock, and delay the signs of aging. My natural secret to a youthful appearance is: moisturise your skin, drink a lot of water and wear sun protection every single day. As part of the “moisturise your skin” routine, I use this eye serum which helps lighten age spots and dark circles, and also protects the sensitive skin around your eyes from free radicals that lead to signs of aged skin.

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Skin Toning Body Butter

natural home remedies for celluliteThere is no miracle plant that will shed kilos for us while we sit and laze about eating cakes and watching TV all day. In order to lose weight, we all need to exercise and eat healthy. However, on top of that, regular massage and application of certain essential oils will definitely help tone your skin, improve circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The essential oils used in this recipe will improve your body tissue tone, and many also have a diuretic effect which will help your body eliminate some toxins associated with cellulite. 

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DIY Anti-aging Night Cream

diy night cream recipeTreat your skin with this nourishing face cream. It will moisturize and tone pores while treating and preventing wrinkles too. The base in this recipe is more expensive than my coconut oil moisturizer, but the results are worth it. Of course, you may rather choose to use the more affordable coconut oil as your base and substitute your chosen anti-aging essential oils there, but this cream is different. It’s luxurious, rejuvenating and makes a fantastic night cream.

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How to make liquid soap

how to make castile liquid soap from barNatural liquid soap is incredibly versatile, to say the least. You can use it around the home to wash dishes, laundry, floors, windows and toilets; or you can use it as part of your skincare regime as body wash, shampoo, face wash, shaving cream and even bubble bath! This is a MUST-DO on anyone’s natural DIY list, especially because this one recipe can replace the multiple toxic cleaners in your home. You no longer have to fork out the cash for Handy Andy, Sunlight, Pantene, Jik, Domestos et cetera et cetera.

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Homemade Hand Cream

homemade hand cream recipe south africaI once heard that, “You can always tell the true age of a woman by looking at her hands”. Hmm…I don’t think our secret should be given away that easily ladies. For the most part, many of us enjoy working in the garden, or have to keep our homes clean with a good dose of elbow (and wrist) grease. Heck, every winter my hands must look ten years older! So I’ve devised a plan – or should I say, a hand cream recipe that works just as hard as our work-weary hands. Applying this cream regularly will ensure that you’ll keep ’em guessing for longer.

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Toner for a clear complexion

apple cider vinegar toner astringent recipeI  would never guess that the secret to clear, glowing skin could be found in fermented apples. But lo and behold, an apple a day keeps acne at bay. I admit, it may not have thee most pleasant fragrance BUT…It works! Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an affordable and natural solution for your skin. This toner/ astringent recipe just requires water, apple cider vinegar and essential oils. I particularly like to add peppermint essential oil, to mask the scent of the ACV. Raw & organic ACV is expensive (buy here), so if you’d like to make your own, here’s the homemade recipe .

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Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub

diy body scrub recipe with sugar and coffeeDon’t you just love the smell of freshly brewed coffee? Wouldn’t you like to smell like a cup of Frisco? Laughs. Okay, maybe that’s taking it too far, but there’s more to the coffee bean than a winter warm-me-up, or wake-me-up. A coffee scrub makes a rejuvenating spa treatment for dry winter skin, and it takes the same amount of time to make as your morning cup of coffee. Just skip boiling the water, and add some olive oil.
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Simple coconut oil moisturiser

If there was ever a super cheap, all-in-one moisturiser that was easier to make than a sandwich – this recipe would be it! This moisturiser repairs skin, treats acne and is anti-ageing! There are many ways to moisturise your skin that are even simpler than this recipe. For example, you can just apply olive or coconut oil as it is to your skin. But if you are looking for a little bit more than just ‘moisturising’, then this recipe will nourish, heal and protect your skin with its few additional ingredients. Continue reading

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Honey & Coconut Body Wash

body washI discovered a sprouting plant in my shower’s drain after using this body wash for a month! If that doesn’t tell you it’s good for the environment, I don’t know what will. Besides turning your drain into a pot plant, this body wash is incredibly nourishing for your skin too. Continue reading

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