DIY – How to make Neem/Camwood Black Soap

July 21, 2016

I just realized that I have all of these Ayurvedic powders that I hardly use. Not that I don’t use them at all, they are just not my priority in my skincare routine. They are mostly additions. Supplements. I decided to sort all the potential additions in my stash to my black soap mix. In no particular order, they are: Turmeric, Activated Charcoal, Camwood, Neem, Oatmeal and Hibiscus. This time, I chose Camwood and Neem because I wanted a mix…


DIY: Updated Whipped Body Butter Recipe

July 14, 2016

My body butter recipe has come a long way since the days of my whipped shea butter recipe. I thought it was only fair that I should share. I’ve tried to tweak it with all kinds of oils just to find the one that works with my dry skin. You know how my skin absorbs every and anything, I needed to find a recipe that kept my skin moisturized for…


DIY: How to extract Aloe Vera Gel from the plant

July 9, 2016

Just as I was about to make a new batch of aloe vera juice, it just occurred to me to try some aloe vera gel alone. This is mostly as a result of the lack of aloe vera in most if not all of my formulations – except for the hair spritz. The rains are here and my aloe vera plants have been flourishing so much that I am often…


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….


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 Homemade Deodorant Bar

May 14, 2016

I recently thought about improving my homemade deodorant although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the one I’m currently using. I’ve seen a lot of deodorant bars around and I thought I should try it. Frankly, it looked easy. So, I decided to buy a deodorant stick and empty it since I previously didn’t use any. But then, I had an eureka moment! I remembered that we had some leftover cupcake liner….


DIY chamomile and rosemary infused toner

March 28, 2016

This is the first in my infusion series. I figured I could make a new toner even though I haven’t run out of my current one. So, I chose chamomile because of its anti-inflammatory properties as well as healing, cleansing and moisturizing properties. It also helps to lighten the complexion by tightening the pores and mollifying the skin which helps blur the spots and scars. It’s so packed! Since I’m…


First attempt : homemade deodorant

December 26, 2015

Certain results makes you deliriously happy and my first attempt with this homemade deodorant is one of them. For a long time now I haven’t worn perfumes or deodorants. I think it was around the period when I was trying to transition to an organic lifestyle. I figured there had to be some better eco-friendly alternative to these things. Oh well, the rest they say is history. After some research here…