Natural Bug Repellents

Natural bug repellents

I am a self confessed hater of bugs.  Any kind, big or small.  I have a total aversion.  My flatmate, however, hates it when I use a repellent spray.  I do too actually, however, no bugs is better than being bitten (or scared to death)! I have found some alternatives to spraying the air with toxic pollutants when invaded by the little creatures. Apparently eating more garlic is a natural way to repel bugs, however I eat lots of garlic and I seem to still see them buzzing or crawling about. You can apparently place bits of garlic around a… read more

Preventing Acne

Organic skin care

With the amount of chemicals packed into skincare and acne treatments as well as the addition of the commonly prescribed contraceptive pill for females, I thought it best to provide some alternatives to the treatment and prevention of acne. There are many things that can cause acne, which manifest in boils, pimples and abscesses. It can be caused by a  number of factors including hormone imbalance, dietary deficiencies, allergies, environmental toxins and stress overload. If your other organs such as kidneys and liver are not at optimum working condition, then the skin takes over as the detoxification organ. Suppressing acne… read more

Shampoo Dilemma

Shampoo dilemma

Is your shampoo killing you? It’s an outlandish thought but one that actually demands your attention. There could be some ingredients in shampoos that cause you harm and should be avoided as much as possible. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) create the foam we are generally used to when engaging in the shampoo experience. The fact is these chemicals are closely related to compounds you find in heavy duty cleaners and degreases and have been linked to eye damage, depression, diarrhea, and severe skin irritation. DEA’s are a hormone disruptor and linked to kidney failure and… read more

Green and Gorgeous

Green hair dye

Many people assume that the beautiful have it easy. That glamour is for the blessed and deserved. That good things come to gods and goddesses effortlessly. Well, it may be so, however beauty can also come at a price. Preening oneself is an age-old tradition. Some cultures go to extreme lengths to adorn themselves with what they consider beautiful. Members of an African Shilluk Tribe are considered to look their best with body scarification. Shona witch doctors wear skins and beads. Kayan people wear neck coils from as young as two years old. All have an effect on the bearer… read more

Natural Beauty Cleanse

Natural beauty cleanse

Do you know what’s in your beauty products?