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7 things you can make yourself instead of buying

Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks. Pasta di Mandorle : Almond Paste Cream For Soft Hands. One of my favorite guilty pleasures is sitting down in front of the TV in the evening with a cup of cafe blanc and a jar of Santa Maria Novella Pasta di Mandorle.

Pasta di Mandorle : Almond Paste Cream For Soft Hands

I sip my orange blossom scented drink and slowly rub the speckled brown cream into my hands, knowing that in the morning I will wake up to lily soft hands and shiny nails. It’s a guilty pleasure, because at $50 for 1.6 oz, Pasta di Mandorle is the most expensive cream I own. When I look at the ingredient list–sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, egg yolk, virgin beeswax, and glycerin, I think that my grandmother’s home made version might just be as good.

For the price of a couple of jars of Pasta di Mandorle, I can pay for a trip to Ukraine from Belgium so I finally decided to make my own cream. It takes only a few ingredients–almonds, almond oil, and honey. Since the paste won’t absorb into the skin the way the commercial version does, it’s messier to use. The quantities below are mere suggestions. Grind almonds to fine powder. Make your own natural body lotion. If you’re tired of all the chemicals and synthetic fragrances in most store-bought creams and lotions, you might want to consider making your own.

Make your own natural body lotion

Most people think that making creams and body lotions is difficult but it’s actually fairly easy. I frequently make my own and give them as gifts to friends and family members who seem to love them. If you can, I recommend that you keep an old blender, a small- to medium-size glass bowl, and a spatula that you use solely for making natural aromatherapy products. While you can use your kitchen blender, the beeswax found in natural creams can leave a residue on the blender and utensils used. Here’s what you’ll need: • 3/4 cup of pure oil (I like sweet almond oil since it absorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy film. . • 1 cup of pure water (or you can use rose water — available in health food stores) • 2 tablespoons of shaved beeswax (most health food stores sell plain beeswax. . • A glass jar or small glass jars for storing the lotion That’s it.

101 Uses for Coconut Oil. The Oil Cleansing Method - A simple, cleansing facial massage for clear skin! Natural Skin Care with the Oil Cleansing Method. Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care: Including A to Z Guide to Natural and Synthetic Chemicals in Cosmetics by Aubrey Hampton. Lunar Hair Chart. 5 Tips for Holistic Hair Care with The Morrocco Method. What is holistic hair care?

5 Tips for Holistic Hair Care with The Morrocco Method

According to Merriam-Webster, the term holistic is concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts. As I have learned, I can’t look at the health of hair as an individual part. We need to address the whole body – as well as our environment – for healthy and beautiful hair. The Morrocco Method: Hair Products That I Will Use! I went more than a year without purchasing shampoo. That is, until a year later, when I was introduced to The Morrocco Method. I’ve been using Morrocco Method products for a month now, and it is now time that I share with you my experience and tips for holistic hair health.

Here are five ways to nurture your own locks with a holistic perspective: 1. Chemical foaming agents, found even in “natural” shampoos may leave hair squeaky clean after the shower but can damage hair in the long run. You’ll find Sodium Laurel or Laureth Sulfate in most shampoos. 2. 3. 4. Hair dye is notoriously dangerous. 5. About the ingredients. Kundalini Hair. Aubrey - Natural Hair Care, Natural Skin Care and Natural Body Care. Aubrey Hampton Memorial. We are saddened by the passing of Aubrey Hampton, founder and CEO of Aubrey®.

Aubrey Hampton Memorial

Aubrey died peacefully on May 9th after a brief illness, surrounded by friends and family. A pioneer in natural hair and skin care, Aubrey paved the way for a fledging natural products industry by making plant-based, synthetic-free personal care products on his own terms. Today his hair, skin and body care line is sold all over the world, but his connection to natural ingredients goes back to his father’s organic farm in southern Indiana, where his mother made her own herbal beauty products at home. In 1967, Aubrey founded Aubrey’s Nature Labs with just two products — Relax-R-Bath and GPB Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner — simple beginnings he quickly grew into the multi-national, multi-million dollar company that bears his name.

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