Top selling products January – June 2016

June 27, 2016

Hi guys. We are already midway through the year and we thought we’d share the products that people keep coming back for in our store. The list below is in a descending order of popularity: Jamaican Black Castor Oil 4 oz Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8 oz Cantu Shea butter leave-in conditioning repair creme 16 oz (Best-selling leave-in conditioner/moisturizer) Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeep Conditioner (Best-selling moisturizing deep conditioner) Herbal Essences Hello…


Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil

May 20, 2016

When I opened my first bottle of Jasmine oil, I knew I was in for a treat. I loved the flowery scent which overpowered and seized the atmosphere. This is possibly the best purchase I’ve made in recent times. Plus, I got it on sale for half the price. It doesn’t get any better than that. So, what is Jasmine Oil? What exactly makes it tick? Jasmine essential oil is…


Edge Protection 101 – how to protect your edges

April 28, 2016

How important are your hair edges? Well I’d say if you don’t want to be forced to adopt the Japanese Samurai chonmage hairstyle with no trace of hair up to the center of your head and a permanently bound up in a top knot for the rest of your hair, then your edges are pretty important. In case you’re still kinda lost, your hair edges are the fine hair along your…


Ebunite’s NITC14 mini haul

March 26, 2016

Another Naturals in The City(NITC) has come and gone. I was particularly looking forward to this one because I had run out of essential oils and seeing as the exchange rates have plummeted, I figured I could save some money by purchasing directly from the vendors. 1. Jamaican Black Castor Oil -N2,600 I’ve never used JBCO before now because I haven’t had any desperate reasons to. I do not particularly…


How I extracted Vitamin E oil from capsules

March 15, 2016

It’s no news that I’m obsessed with oils. If I can’t get it or buy it, I make it. The other day, I was scrolling through Olori’s essential oil pages and stumbled on Vitamin E oil. The price left me gobsmacked. Although, I’ve always known it was on the pricey side, I just didn’t realise it was that pricey. As always, I noticed that a lot of holistic bloggers used…


Product review: Now Foods Avocado Oil

March 9, 2016

There are three oils that are believed to be penetrate the hair: olive, coconut and avocado oils. I have had these three oils in my hair product stash for a while and I decided to try the avocado oil on my skin. I honestly can’t remember why I didn’t also try the coconut oil and/or olive oil. I didn’t use it on my face because it has a comedogenic rating of 2. Please…


Benefits of evening primrose oil for skin

February 25, 2016

I encountered Evening Primrose Oil for the first time when my pharmacist recommended it for my irregular menstrual cycle. At first, I didn’t think too much about it. I thought it was just another capsule. But then, I went to another pharmacy and discovered Vitamin E oil capsules and I thought, Hold on! Hold on! What makes the capsules different from the essential oils? I remember during one of my…


Rosemary oil: benefits for hair and skin

February 20, 2016

Rosemary oil is one of the trifecta of essential oils for hair. The others being tea tree oil and lavender oil. In my opinion, every other oil has similar properties and falls under either of them. So, if you’re confused as to what essential oils to buy, these three are the most important. So, what makes rosemary oil tick? Why is it called the hair stimulator? After lavender oil, rosemary…


6 products I want to try in 2016

February 16, 2016

Powders 1. Activated charcoal I’ve heard about this product for a while now especially from the Shea butter Cottage brand. It’s one of those natural powders that absorb/trap organic toxins and chemicals in the body. I remember using the capsules to treat poisoning. I can’t wait to use it as a teeth whitener and face mask. 2. Rhassoul clay I’ve tried bentonite clay previously and it’s only right to try…


Benefits of grapeseed oil for hair and skin

February 15, 2016

I got a bottle of grapeseed oil recently and I thought I should talk about it as well as share some facts. Grapeseed oil sits at the top of the list of the lightest oils alongside Sweet Almond Oil and Avocado Oil. It’s a cold pressed oil derived from the seeds of grapes, typically wine grapes. Of course, it can be used for a myriad of things from cooking to cosmetics…