Skin food; oatmeal floral mask & peeling

I get so many questions about natural skin care and how to find stuff that is not full of chemicals. Some raw materials take some studying up on to understand how to use and blend, or they are not always so easy to find, but there is plenty of stuff you can make yourself withContinue reading “Skin food; oatmeal floral mask & peeling”

Cosmetics; true claims or publicity?

Though the skin acts as a barrier to the “outside world”, a lot of the stuff we put on it will pass through and enter the bloodstream, influencing every cell of your body. In this day of enlightenment with information and knowledge, literally at your fingertips, more and more people are growing aware of theContinue reading “Cosmetics; true claims or publicity?”

INCI revealed

I have a cream in my hand; “regenerating night cream, all skin types“.The cost of it is ca €20 for 50ml. It is ecologically certified by eco cert. The label states:” 99% of the total ingredients are from natural origin / 28% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.” Here is the inci-list: (IContinue reading “INCI revealed”

MACERATION or HERBAL OIL

There are many ways of using herbs; fresh, dried, boiled (tisane), distilled (essential oil), in alcohol (tincture) and in vegetable oil (maceration/herbal oil). Herbs are full of active chemicals that can be drawn out in different solvents such as alcohol, vegetable oil or glycerine. A maceration or herbal oil is when vegetable oil is usedContinue reading “MACERATION or HERBAL OIL”

ORGANIC SKIN-CARE?

(Sorry about the bad picture, took it with photo booth and I don’t want to point at any brand in particular) I have studied and formulated skin-care for almost 20 years; first for my own pleasure and then professionally.  I have always wanted to keep my products as natural and pure as possible which isContinue reading “ORGANIC SKIN-CARE?”

CALL FOR ATTENTION

Please watch this short movie. The goal is over the next 3 days to have as many watchers as possible. It is well worth your time. Pour que ce film soit en salle (film qui dénonce les méfaits de la mauvaise alimentation et des pesticides), il faut qu’un maximum de personnes regarde la bande-annonce dansContinue reading “CALL FOR ATTENTION”

CRIMINALIZING ORGANIC FARMING IN USA

I said I would write about natural scenting, but this came to my attention today and it is shocking beyond belief, so I will share this with you: US House and Senate are about (in a week and a half) to vote on bill that will OUTLAW ORGANIC FARMING (bill HR 875).  There is anContinue reading “CRIMINALIZING ORGANIC FARMING IN USA”

WILD VS ORGANIC – LAVENDER

Cultivated lavender Essential oils for aromatherapy come from three different sources; wild, traditional cultivation or organic/bio. There is quite a debate going on about which oils are the best. At the end of the day, the growing format is only one of the things that ascertain how good the oil will be. As I saidContinue reading “WILD VS ORGANIC – LAVENDER”