We live in a day and age where the technological advances are many. Many of these advances are there to make our lives easier. When it comes to skin care, and the ingredients you put on your skin, technology is probably not what you had in mind.
Commercially made soap usually contains detergents, fillers, chemicals, petroleum, high animal fat content, and irritants. Commercially made soap tends to be less eco friendly as well. While commercially manufactured soap usually costs less, the impact on your skin and the environment is less than desireable.
Natural handmade soaps are made with natural oils, have a high glycerin content, are better for the environment with no detergents or phosphates, and are never tested on animals.
More natural. Handmade soaps are made with natural ingredients, not petro-chemicals or cheap additives.For example, we use natural ingredients like olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter – just to name a few. Handmade soap has a naturally occuring glycerin which is known to be beneficial to the skin. Many soap manufacturers remove this valuable glycerin and repackage it within their more expensive line. We do not do this. As a matter of fact, we are not aware of any handmade soap manufacturers that remove beneficial ingredients. You get this skin loving glycerin in the handmade soap process – Almost like getting a 2 for 1. Why pay twice for something that you should only pay once for?
More quality. We use only top quality ingredients, many of which are food grade. If we can’t eat it, we wont use it*.
Essential oils / Scents. There are a vast variety of choices when it comes to handmade soap. From Lavender handmade soap, Orange Tangerine handmade soap – Lilly of the Valley, Cucumber Melon, Black Rasperry – Just to name a few. There is surely a nice selection to suit your taste.
Luxury. Once you try handmade soap, you may never go back. Handmade soap is very luxurious, has a creamy lather, and smells wonderful! Bath time has never felt so good!
Environmentally friendly: We create a mild soap that is tested on willing human participants, and NEVER on animals. No phosphates or detergents!
Quality control. Handmade soap manufacturers put a lot of care into their products. They take great pride in the handmade soaps that they make. They are thoroughly tested by willing volunteers, feedback is provided, and the product goes to market after all approvals and comments have been taken into consideration.
As you can see, using a natural product makes sense – Many of the ingredients are food grade, the soaps are highly aromatic with a wide variety of scents and essential oils to choose from.
*Handmade soaps are made with NaOH which is not to be eaten. This is the ingredient which combines with the oils to create a mild soap.
Whether you run out of a product you need or simply want to try something new, these homemade cosmetics tips will be sure to come in handy.
Here are some great DIY Beauty product recipes that provide you with an all natural look free from chemicals and toxins.
Read the recipe here.
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup olive oil
- 10 drops pink food coloring ( I used gel)
- 5 drops sweet orange essential oil
- Mix white and light brown sugar together, then add olive oil and five drops of pink food coloring. If you like a darker pink add five more.
- Stir pink food coloring in really well then add essential oils; store in a air tight container
Ingredients: Basically, you’ll need some sort of main exfoliant, like fine sugar. Then, you’ll need some moisturising base (such as coconut oil and honey) that will also make it moisturising and lastly, food colouring. All you need is a tiny drop and this will just give it a fun colour. Oh! You will also need a little container or jar. Mine was from a cosmetic mask sample; I simply washed it out and it was perfect.
Method: Combine all ingredients until you have the desired consistency. It should be quite sugary in the end but also have an even amount of coconut oil and honey. When you’re happy, spoon into the container and compact it in. See, super easy!
Discover “Apovathra”, the outdoor haunt on the platform of the Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf. Enjoy refreshing cocktails, delicious Greek snacks, hip DJ sounds, art exhibitions, video screenings and live musical performances. Escape to the coolest spot of the city this summer. Enjoy the atmosphere among the blooming oleanders and the subdued lighting from the train carriages of the unique Railway Carriage Theater.
Waffle Cones from Design Love Fest.
what you’ll need:
• 1 egg white
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2/3 cup flour
• 2 TBS melted butter
• 16 oz white chocolate
• 2 cups shredded coconut
how to make them:
combine the egg, egg white and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk until combined. Add the sugar and beat by hand for at least a minute, until the mixture lightens in color.
add the flour and stir until moistened and no clumps remain. Add the 2 TBS of melted (and slightly cooled) butter. Stir until smooth.
Stand cones upright to dry. You can do this by either placing them in the top of a narrow glass or, making small holes in a cardboard box and placing the base of the cone in it.
Top with your favorite ice cream and enjoy!
Holiday Cocktails from Design Love Fest!
• 1 cup mango juice
• 1/4 cup coconut water
• 1.5 oz rum
• 1-2 limes, juiced
combine all ingredients over ice and mix. add a lime slice for garnish. yield 1 serving.
blueberry mint mojito
• 1.5 oz blueberry vodka
• 1/2 a lime, juiced
• club soda
muddle mint leaves with a splash of simple syrup. add in lime and vodka. mix and serve over ice. top off with club soda.add blueberries and mint for garnish. yield 1 serving.