DIY zero waste natural toothpaste 

DIY all natural coconut oil/baking soda toothpaste 

Mix the follow supplies together in container and violà. Use an air tight container or jar. 
You’ll need:

  • Baking soda 3tbsp
  • Coconut oil 2 tbsp
  • Peppermint oil 4 drops (optional)

Coconut oil fights bacteria, heals cavities, prevents gum disease and tooth decay, finally coconut oil is well know for whitening your teeth. 

Sodium bicarbonate aka baking soda is a mineral. It’s a safe and effective cleanser, which removes plaque from both the teeth and the gums and it maintains a healthy PH balance in your mouth. It also has antibacterial properties for a clean and fresh feeling. Just like coconut oil it whitens your teeth, the two together are truly amazing.

Use a spatula or spoon, take a pea sized amount and wipe it on your toothbrush instead of dipping it in, it will prevent the toothpaste from going off due to bacteria. 

Love always x

Cruelty free & vegan list U.K

Cruelty free & vegan list 2017Products with the leaping bunny logo are certified cruelty free products under the Humane Cosmetics/Humane Household Products Standards. This means the product hasn’t been tested on animals in the U.K and the product isn’t being sold in China. China by law must have products tested on animals before human use. Some companies here in the U.K don’t have the leaping bunny logo, you can find information on their website. 

Brands

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Ⓥ
  • Bare minerals Ⓥ
  • Barry M Ⓥ
  • Body shop Ⓥ
  • Burts bees
  • Dr organic 
  • Kat Von D Ⓥ
  • Lush Ⓥ
  • Nars Ⓥ
  • Natural collection
  • No.7
  • NYX Ⓥ
  • Original source Ⓥ
  • Palmer’s
  • Soap & glory 
  • Superdrug own brand 
  • Too faced Ⓥ
  • Urban decay Ⓥ

Shops 

  • H&M
  • Next
  • Primark 

Supermarkets (own brand)
Cosmetics & cleaning:

  • Aldi 
  • Co op 
  • M&S

Cosmetics:

  • Morrisons 
  • Sainsbury’s 

Begin your cruelty free journey today. 

Love always x

Homemade natural matte finishing powder

Hello all, I’d like to say thank you to those who have followed and liked my posts. I have yet another secret for all of you…

DIY matte finishing powder

  • Cornflour 1tbsp
  • Baby powder 1tsp
  • Ground cinnamon and ginger

Add the cornflour and baby powder into a pot and mix evenly. Sprinkle in the ground cinnamon and ginger, a little at a time until desired tone. You don’t need to add a lot, you’re simply adding gentle tones.

The cinnamon will add tanned tones and the ginger will add yellow, golden hues (you can also use turmeric which is much darker) You could add highlighter for a shimmer, perfect the upcoming summer months, a bronzed, glowing look.

I made this beautiful DIY today and it really works. Matte finish, evens out complexion and skin tone and it smells divine!

The eco tools brush is a duo, the right end is for blush and the left is for powder. I recommend a good powder brush to distribute it evenly on the face.

Love always x

Shea butter facts

Shea butter is one of my favourite butters. It smells and feels luxurious and has truly amazing benefits for the skin, read below!

15 facts about shea butter

  1. Highly moisturising
  2. Softens skin, hair, scalp
  3. Hair conditioner
  4. Natural SPF
  5. Restores skin elasticity
  6. Brightens skin tone
  7. Fades dark marks and scars
  8. Prevents cellulite
  9. Prevents nappy rash for babies
  10. Prevents bumps after shaving
  11. Anti-inflammatory
  12. Heals burns
  13. Heals execma
  14. Soothes rashes
  15. Relieves joint pain

Best one to buy?

Naissance via Amazon, I’ve purchased this product a few times and I will continue to do so! It’s inexspensive and organic. Love always x

Aloe vera gel uses

Aloe vera is cultivated for it’s medical and agricultural purposes. You can either harvest the gel from the leaves or buy aloe vera gel. I do both, when a leaf snaps off I’ll scrape out the gel and store it in the fridge. I also use 100% aloe vera gel from Holland and Barrett.

Top 10 uses for aloe vera gel

  1. Shampoo – Add distilled water, 1tsp of gel and castile soap to a bottle, shake before use.
  2.  Leave in conditioner – Add distilled water, 1tsp of gel and coconut oil to a spray bottle. Shake and spray on hair daily.
  3. Face toner – Apply gel on a clean face and leave overnight, rinse in the morning.
  4. Body moisturiser – Apply to dry areas of the body after a warm bath and exfoliation.
  5. Hair gel – Apply directly to hair and style.
  6. Face primer – Apply a small amount on the face, wait until dry and proceed with foundation.
  7. Setting spray – Add 1tbsp of gel, 1tsp of witch hazel and distilled water to a spray bottle. Shake and spray a small amount all over the face to set make up.
  8. Eyelash/eyebrow growth treatment – Clean out an old mascara tube and fill it with aloe vera gel. Apply every morning and evening, once dry you can also apply mascara, thanks to the gel underneath it makes the lashes look fuller and longer whilst also helping them grow.
  9. Sunburn – Apply after a shower/bath, directly to the sunburn to soothe, heal and prevent peeling.
  10. Execma – Apply generously to dry areas. It helps to soothe itchiness and helps to repair dry, broken and damaged skin.

Love always x

The many uses of coconut oil

Coconut oil is possibly one of the most amazing products on the market. You can cook with it, use it on your face, hair and body, for many uses, It’s truly the best.

Top 20 uses of coconut oil 
There are several brands on the market, this one has to be my favourite, it’s organic and you can find it in b&m and Tesco for £3-£4.

  1. Make up remover – Apply a small amount to cotton pads and wipe away.
  2. Eyelash growth serum – Apply to eyelashes every evening before bed.
  3. Eye serum – Apply under the eyes and wipe away after half an hour. Defeats wrinkles and dark circles.
  4. Scars – Apply directly to the scar or add coconut oil to a bath, to fade and prevent stretch marks.
  5. Face mask – Apply and leave for half an hour, rinse and pat dry. Hydrates skin, brightens complexion and helps fight wrinkles.
  6. Hair mask – Apply all over the hair, root to tip and either cover your hair with a shower cap or cling film to create heat, leave for an hour, shampoo and condition as normal.
  7. Split end treatment – Apply to the ends after showering when the ends are slightly dry, instant repair!
  8. Lip balm – DIY quick and easy lip balm.
  9. Cuticle cream – Massage into cuticles.
  10. Massage oil – Add essential oils for ultimate relaxation.
  11. Bath oil – Add a small amount to a hot bath with essential oils.
  12. Cold sores – Apply small amounts to help heal and prevent cracking.
  13. Rash soother – Apply coconut oil to the infected area, place it in the freezer for ten minuets or so if the rash is burning.
  14. Sun burn soother – Apply to the infected area and again you can place it in the freezer quickly to cool the sunburn.
  15. Dry skin – Apply to the dry area after showering every evening. In severe cases add coconut oil to the bath and apply it generously often.
  16. Teeth whitener  DIY toothpaste, coconut oil and baking soda, prevents tooth decay and gum disease.
  17. Lip scrub – DIY scrub, coconut oil, sugar, cinnamon/peppermint essential oil (natural lip plumpers)
  18. Shaving cream – Whip the coconut oil to form a foamy consistency.
  19. Energy booster – Eat 1tbsp every day alongside a healthy diet.
  20. Finally the health benefits from eating coconut oil, as said above are amazing! It can help with weight loss, improves digestion, memory and brain function, boosts the immune system and prevents heart disease and high blood pressure. Wow.

Love always x

The ultimate coconut curl

Hello all, today I thought I’d share my beauty routine and the products I use, any questions? Please ask!

  1. I have curly hair which sometimes can be a nightmare, depending on how tangled my hair is I’ll brush it with a tangle teezer before I shower. (Those with curly hair do not brush your hair whilst it’s wet, in fact you should hardly brush your hair because it damages both the hair and the curl) I usually brush my hair once or twice a week before showering.
  2. I wash my hair with a moisturising shampoo and conditioner because curly hair has the tendency to become dry and damaged and it needs as much moisture as it can get. I use Palmer’s coconut oil shampoo and conditioner, they aren’t too expensive, they’re large bottles so they definitely are worth it! (Superdrug have put these beauties on offer several times in the past couple of months) I shampoo and condition as normal, then I comb through the conditioner with a wide tooth comb (perfect for curly hair) I use a green sandalwood comb which becomes more green with sun exposure. Awesome. Palmer’s also do a coconut oil leave in conditioner, to those with curly hair this is also a must! I’ll come back to that later.
  3. I love body washes that are creamy and fragrant! I use either Original Source (currently I have mango) or I buy a similar body wash from Superdrug, it’s Superdrug’s brand, cruelty free and inexpensive, don’t forget to collect your points! Once a week I use a little body wash with exfoliating gloves and gently scrub my body to remove of any dead skin, making it silky smooth. I rinse the gloves and gently scrub my face with Urban Veda rose face wash.
  4. After showering I wrap my hair in a cotton T-shirt because the fibres on standard towels quickly dry out curly hair causing frizz. (Try to avoid touching your hair at all costs to avoid frizz) I take off the T-shirt towel, shake my hair and let it do it’s thing.
  5. Meanwhile I apply face serum to my forehead and cheeks, I use U skin retinol serum, I wait for it to dry and then apply No.7 beautiful skin day cream. Afterwards I moisturise my body with Palmer’s coco butter, this is my all time favourite body butter, it smells chocolatey and heavenly.
  6. When my hair is slightly dry and slightly wet, I scrunch leave in conditioner and argan oil into my hair (less is more) I usually let my hair air dry but to create volume and fuller curls I dry my hair with the hair dryer on the lowest setting and dry areas whilst I scrunch them. Don’t over dry otherwise it may go frizzy!

Love always x