Homemade soap making – the pros and cons

About two years ago I participated in a workshop to learn how to make my own soaps. Before the workshop, I had watched countless videos on soapmaking but I was still uncertain about it all. So I took the workshop, gained some confidence, and went to make my own soaps. Not long ago I decided […]

Hair removal – not so common methods

I recently tackled the issue of hair removal and talked about the most common methods. Today I want to venture into the unknown territory or the lesser known ways of hair removal.   Hair dying The first isn’t actually hair removal but rather making hair invisible: hair bleaching or dying. This method is particularly useful […]

Lip care: from lip balm to lipsticks, and beyond

One of the very first skin care products I made myself was lip balm. I participated in an upcycling workshop at our local food coop and, honestly, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Since then, I’ve experimented with different skin care products and although lip care has never been my focus again, […]

Avocado oil

My absolute favourite among the oils for skin care is avocado oil. This rich but heavy oil is perfect for dry and very dry skin. I discovered its healing properties in a very cold and dry European winter. It’s perfect for moisturising and also healing dry and cracked skin. Being a heavy oil, it leaves […]

Why and how I make my own deodorant

In my quest to making skin care at home, I have made my own deodorant. It wasn’t so much because I  was unhappy with the commercial one I used or because I had read about all the bad stuff it contains. It was simply a matter of wanting to determine my own scent. The good […]

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