Category Archives: Gardeners beauty

natural cosmetics and treatments from the garden and kitchen to keep you looking as good as your roses.

a minute on the lips – how fattening is your lipstick?

There is a saying – a cautionary warning to food cravers and dieters; “a minute on the lips – a lifetime on the hips”. But may this idiom extend beyond the chocolate biscuits or that tempting desert to the lipstick … Continue reading

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a natural approach to nail problems

Gardeners, gloves on or not, can be prone to nail problems – here are some cures and tips from my book beauty treatments from the garden Soft nails – Fragile nails can indicate rheumatism, poor diet or poor general health. … Continue reading

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How to spare your winter blushes, flushes and facial veins.

Its that time of the year when the cold weather puts the rosy into your cheeks but for some that’s a thorny issue. Blushes – Blushing and flushing can be a reaction to weather extremes in winter and to temperatures … Continue reading

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heat stress lip care

Long hot summers effect our lips in many ways: the heat dehydrates the lip surface, we may be prone to lick them more often which is not helpful and actually causes chapping, lips are devoid of the skin hormone melanin … Continue reading

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Summer protection and treatments for Neck and Décolletage

Other than the face, wrinkles are most prominent on the neck area due to the thinness of skin and paucity of underling fatty tissue, similarly the thinner skin of the décolletage can crinkle (crepe) with age and UV damage. Décolletage … Continue reading

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How to poison mum for mother’s day

It’s easy to poison mum for mother’s day if you are getting her certain types of perfume, make-up, toiletries or other beauty products – here’s what to check for in the ingredients of the gift product. Acetone found in cosmetics … Continue reading

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How to make your own rose water for beauty and health

Aromatherapists and holistic practitioners utilize rose for its antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Rose oil and rose water are used as a cell rejuvenator and to soothe and heals skin conditions, including cuts and burns. Cosmetically, it is … Continue reading

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