The Benefits And Uses Of Jojoba Oil

July 28, 2016

I got some Jojoba Oil recently and the first thing I did was to check for the consistency and smell. To be honest, I was a tad disappointed. I expected a thicker consistency similar to Castor Oil or even Coconut Oil. Instead, I got a thin sheet-like oil.  Anyways, my disappointment doesn’t make it any less functional. Let’s find out what makes this oil tick. What then is Jojoba Oil? Jojoba oil…


Benefits of urea in skin products

July 21, 2016

Hello ladies! Well everyone loves taking care of their skin right? We’ve probably covered a number of ingredients on the blog ranging from collagen to silica, ceramides and now urea. My first reaction when I saw urea listed in the ingredients section of a skincare product was ‘huh?’ but after using said product – Eucerin Complete Repair Lotion 10% urea (+ aquaporin technology) and being moisturised for days, I decided…


Here’s What You Should Know About Camwood

June 22, 2016

The first time I came across Camwood was on the Dudu Osun ingredient list. You probably would have seen it too. Also, I was curious about how Dudu Osun was being made so I was fascinated by the ingredient list. Anyways, at the just concluded Naija Hair Can Grow Salon Day Out, I stumbled on Camwood by accident at the SpecialMe Organics stand and I didn’t hesitate to purchase it….


Witch Hazel and its many uses

June 15, 2016

I cannot stress the importance of conscious living enough. I recently switched up a key part of my skincare regimen and that had me substitute my BodyShop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner for the much simpler Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner. My artificially green toner was doing a good job but a good, more natural substitute was not a bad idea. I have often seen ladies prescribe witch hazel as a…


DIY: How to make Rice Flour/Powder

June 14, 2016

Just the other day, as I was strolling through my Instagram feed, I came across this really awesome recipe. It involved rice flour and turmeric. Of course, my interest was piqued. So, I quickly read upon rice flour and discovered how incredibly easy it is to make. Of course, I was just about to order from them but this discovery alone has saved me some cash. Moral of the story:…


Here’s Why You Should Consider Body Wraps For Detox

June 4, 2016

Has it ever crossed your mind that we fixate more on our facial skin than on the entire body. 9 out of 10 times we see how-tos and DIYs for the face. Have you ever for one second considered the rest of your body asides from cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing? I don’t think so. Anyways, I’m here to fix that. Enter Body Wraps. Body wraps are generally a popular spa treatment used…


DIY Tumeric Charcoal Black Soap

May 25, 2016

Soap-making is possibly the most exciting after infusions in skincare formulation. Over the last couple of months, I’ve had so much fun experimenting with different ingredients. The one thing I’ve always  wanted to add to my raw black soap is TURMERIC and I’m so glad I’ve been able to despite the stains. So far, I’ve made two kinds of soap – Plain Turmeric black soap and Turmeric Charcoal Black Soap. Of course,…


DIY Chamomile Infused Oil

May 24, 2016

The idea behind infusions is basically improvisation. Substituting the scarce oils for the readily available. When I decided to make infusions, I had use the right herbs so as not to make the oils that I already had. Picking Chamomile was a no-brainer. I had read how great it was for the skin so I was itching to make some to add to my soaps and butters. Luckily, dried chamomile…


Benefits of Apricot Oil

May 23, 2016

Perhaps the most striking feature of Apricot oil is its light weight which makes it perfect for nighttime routine. I got my Apricot oil by chance. It was on sale for N1,000 and I COULD NOT resist. It was practically impossible even though I’ve never heard or used the oil before. Anyways, I got to use it almost immediately as a moisturizer and I loved it even though it is lightweight…


DIY Chamomile Body Scrub

May 7, 2016

So, I decided to make a fresh batch of body scrub as I was itching to make an actual herbal scrub. As usual, I made enough last for about two weeks or less depending on how frequently I exfoliate. I recently got a mini pyrex. Hopefully, my measurements would be more accurate subsequently. I’m determined to actually stop eyeballing measurements. Also, I got some fine sea salt. This is very different from the ones…