Category Archives: Make-up & Beauty

Greening my bathroom

As most western girls, I used to buy lots of cosmetics without really reading any labels and lists of ingredients. However, more than 80% of the cosmetics sold worlwide are made from synthetic ingredients and┬ápetroleum derivatives. Not only, can these … Continue reading

Posted in Make-up & Beauty, Recycling & DIY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

DIY: Ecological toothpaste

Over the last five years, I have gradually moved from conventional beauty products to organic and home-made cosmetics. I will soon post on how to green a bathroom but today I would like to share my homemade toothpowder recipe. One … Continue reading

Posted in Make-up & Beauty, Recycling & DIY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Honey: A supreme product

Honey is one of nature’s healthiest foods – a gift from the bees. Honey has strong antibacterial properties, can be a powerful immune system booster and is a quick energy giving food. However, honeybees (and other pollination insects) are declining … Continue reading

Posted in Food Markets & Recipes, Gardening, Make-up & Beauty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

My “essential” essential oils

An essential oil* is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Various essential oils have been used medicinally for centuries but they can also be used to make cosmetics or detergents. Catching up with a friend last … Continue reading

Posted in Make-up & Beauty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Natural perfumes…

Eight years ago, my mother became allergic to traditional perfumes and other fragrances – developing red rashes on her skin. Most scents sold today contain little to no actual plant perfumes. They are not made from flowers but from chemicals … Continue reading

Posted in Make-up & Beauty | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment