Our intention here is giving you a natural and affordable alternative for your beauty, and better, in your own home! While there are an increasing number of natural product lines on the market, not all products that call themselves natural are completely natural, and many still contain synthetic fragrances or dyes.

The best way to ensure no harmful chemicals are touching your body is turn ingredients from your kitchen and/or popular Brazilian fruits into luscious natural skin care products and relaxing bath. The following tip or “recipes” are powerful tools for your care and beauty.

Of course, there are a few basics rules when it comes to skin care: Remove dirt and surface oil, but do not strip away al your natural hydration. Moisturizer, but do not clog pores. Exfoliate to remove dead cells, but not to much that your skin becomes irritated. With that in mind, delve into the following edibles, which can be used on all types of skin.

Therapeutic Mustard Bath

This intensely therapeutic bath utilizes the warmth of mustard to open pores and release toxins, and provides drawing and cleansing actions with the salts and clay. Combine with essential oils, these bath salts leave your skin feeling soothed and refreshed.

2 cups borax
1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup mustard powder

2 cups Epson salts

8 drops each of the following essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary, wintergreen and ginger/ + black spruce optional.

Combine all of the ingredients. Scoop 3 to 4 heaping teaspoons into bath water, and allow the mixture to dissolve. Store the remainder in at tightly sealed container.

 

Oat Straw Hair Rinse

Shampoo your hair as usual, rinsing and applying crème rinse if desired. Pour 1 cup/250ml strained oat straw infusion over hair and massage in; don’t rinse it out.Towel dry hair for best results.

Fruit Mask

Many fruits help to keep the balance of the skin. It controls the Ph levels and prevents facial skin from becoming too dry or oily. The combination of bananas and avocados makes the skin much softer and beautiful! Like Brazilians says: “delicious”.

1 Banana 1/2 Avocado

Instructions: Smash the banana with half an avocado until it becomes a homogeneous puree. Use it on the face, which becomes more effective if left on the skin for 30 minutes. It is simple and so effective!


A Colorful Idea

A home feels warmer when it is decorated with things we like. Natural flowers add beauty, personality and a special touch of romance to our daily routine. Flowers can brighten our day and give us a sense of tranquility in the evening.

In the bathroom: use flowers with the most penetrating fragrances like jasmine.

In the bedroom: create an element of harmony by placing a small flower vase on the night table filled with flowers that have soft fragrances like roses and lilacs.

In the kitchen: choose flowers that will thrive in the sunlight: like geraniums and African violets.

At the entrance: create a sense of joy and warmth. Place a large basket filled with colorful flowers like lilies and daisies near the door.

For sure you will feel good!

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