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My Skincare Routine

People always ask me what products I use and “do I always make my own” – the honest anwer is no not always and not every product. When it comes to skincare you may think I have loads of products I use but I’m a complete minimalist at heart and my philosophy for skincare is […]

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MAKE A SOLID PERFUME

  Pretty vintage pillboxes are very easy to find in antique shops or markets and make perfect containers for solid perfumes. Using a solid perfume is a luxurious experience in itself as the oils and waxes warm on the skin gently releasing the scent. You can blend oils and absolutes purely for their fragrance appeal […]

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Daily Mail – How To Make Coconut Body Scrub

Daily Mail – How To Make Coconut Body Scrub

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Caffeine Magazine – Coconut Latte Body Scrub

Caffeine Magazine – Coconut Latte Body Scrub

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Daily Candy – Make Your Own Lip Balm

Daily Candy – Make Your Own Lip Balm

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How To Make A Lotion Bar – Recipe

I had a question this week from Annette asking for a body moisturiser for dry skin. She has found shea butter to be very effective but really wanted to mix it with something else.  This reminded me of a lotion bar tutorial I did a while ago for Videojug and I realised I hadn’t added […]

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Valentines Day Love Potion

Valentines Day Love Potion

Happy Valentines Day! The fact that it’s Valentines day got me thinking about a little business I had way back when I was just starting to get to grips with the internet – I know,  romantic huh! Actually it was also the fact that I was looking through some old notebooks for simple fragrance formulae […]

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Creating a Moisturiser for Oily or Combination Skin

Creating a Moisturiser for Oily or Combination Skin

One of the questions I get asked most often is how to make a moisturiser for an oily or combination skin. Having this type of skin myself I understand the reluctance to put more oil on the skin and the confusion as to what ingredients to include when making your own creams and lotions When […]

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How To Make Handcream

Today, I’m going to show you how to make homemade hand cream. So, what you’ll need is 15 mL of jojoba oil, 6 grams of emulsifying wax, 6 grams of cetyl alcohol and 10 grams of shea butter. You’ll also need 55 mL of water or flower water, 1ml preservative, 5 mL of glycerine, which […]

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How To Make Natural Body Scrub

This recipe is from my book A Green Guide To Natural Beauty

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