We love water, just not in our skin care!

SO, YOU'VE JUST FORKED OUT YOUR HARD EARNED CASH FOR YOUR FAVE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS. BUT ARE YOU GETTING 100% PRODUCT OR A WATERED DOWN VERSION?

WE ALL KNOW THAT TO STAY HEALTHY AND HYDRATED WE SHOULD BE DRINKING PLENTY OF CLEAN, PURE, FILTERED WATER. AFTER ALL UP TO 70% OF OUR BODY IS WATER. OUR BODY CAREFULLY COMBINES THE WATER WITH NUTRIENTS FROM THE FOOD WE EAT AND THE RESULT IS MOISTURE, NUTRIENTS, VITAMINS AND MINERALS THAT HYDRATE AND FEED OUR BODY TISSUES.

Did you know that the bulk of commercial skin care products list Water or Aqua (same thing, just sounds flasher) as number 1 on their ingredients list. That means that there is more water than any other single ingredient in that product and often comprises of anything up to 90% of the total contents. Is that really what you thought you were getting when you bought that product? Probably not huh as you can get water out of your own tap at home for free right? 

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Since when did looking after yourself become being selfish?

Self care is a necessity and not an indulgence! 

Everyone needs to know that in order to be the very best you can be for your family and loved ones, you yourself need to be the very best that you can be. That means that you need to nurture yourself, inside and out, so that you can be physically, emotionally and spiritually strong and give your family and loved ones the best version of yourself.

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Autumn Skin Rescue Secrets

After the long scorching summer that we have swelted our way through here in Australia, those long, hot days at the beach or by the pool and those balmy nights by the BBQ have gone. The good news is that the mozzies have gone too! 

Often our skin is damaged over summer from environmental stresses like sun, sand, chlorine in pool water etc. and now our skin has to cope with the dryer cooler change that Autumn brings. Hello Autumn!

Now is the perfect time to deal with any summer stresses and damage that has resulted in dry, dull, dehydrated skin and cellular build up.  It's super important to nurture your skin, your body's largest and most exposed organ, in preparation for the even cooler winter yet to come. Shed the dull, dryness, it's time to "blossom"!   So whats the secret to beautiful, healthy, glowing Autumn skin?.............

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Homemade, Raw, Organic, Cacao and Coconut Oil Chocolate

There are many benefits to making your own chocolate including knowing exactly what is in it and just as importantly what isn't in it IE: PALM OIL/refined sugars/etc

My recipe for chocolate is made with Raw Cacao Powder. This is cold pressed without solvents (unlike Cocoa Powder) and as such has a much higher nutrtional content. It generally has over 360% more antioxidants than regular Cocoa. Thats 14 X's more potent anti-oxidants than red wine, 21 X's more than Green Tea and 7 X's more than dark chocolate.

Here is my very easy recipe for my homemade Raw, Organic Coconut, Fruit and Nut Chocolate .......

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Coconut Oil And It's Many Health Benefits

Coconut oil is at least 90% Saturated Fat and is great for your health! WHAT ? I hear you say.  How can it possibly be good for you! Surely it must cause weight gain/obesity, cause cholesterol issues and increase heart disease. If I use it on my skin won't it feel greasy and won't I get facial breakouts?

Well the truth is quite the opposite and here I will help to shed some light!

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Safer Haircolour Pt 3

Well, by now you know that one of the safest ways of colouring your hair is with Henna. But alas, maybe the gold, copper and red tones are not quite what you were after. Or maybe you were wanting to lighten your existing haircolour, which is not possible with Henna. "What other options are left?", I hear you ask!

Well, when Henna just won't do the trick there are only a couple of other options left. There are some safer alternatives to Salon colour that can be found in some good health food stores. This does involve DIY which may not suit everyone and these colours will only add pigment to your existing colour and not lighten it.

If you are not into DIY then it's off to a salon you go. It would be worthwhile seaching on the internet and trying to find a specialist salon that offers more natural colour options. There are colours that are ammonia and peroxide free but still have the chemicle dye compounds. These colours will only add colour, ie: depth and tone, to your existing colour and not lighten your hair. They also tend to blend rather than cover grey hair  but are great for a glossy, subtle colour effect.

If more complete coverage of grey hair or lightening of your current colour (this involves colour removal) is needed then permanent conventional salon colour or powder lightener is required. When this is the case, consider having 'foils' rather than a full head 'on scalp' application. That way there will be minmal contact of the colour and your scalp, therefore reducing your exposure to the chemicals. If you're just dying to be blonde, this is by far the best way and any good colour technician will be able to get plenty of foils in so that you can almost be as blonde as your heart desires!

So, there we go, the third and final blog in the 'Haircolour series'. I hope you have enjoyed and I hope that I have helped you to avoid unnecessary chemicals. After all, it's just not worth 'dying' for that perfect haircolour!