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Six (6) teas I always have in my pantry ‚ėē ūüćĶ

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Hello everyone! As I told you in my previous post: Effective ways to treat cellulite , I don't like the smell of coffee.  As a matter of fact, I never drank a sip of coffee in my life!  Conversely, I do love teas; I try to drink 3 to 4 cups a day.  But which teas or tisanes you might ask - there are so many to choose from.   True  teas  come from the Camellia sinensis plant, while a herbal infusion , or  tisane  is any plant-derived drink other than true tea.  From berry blends to green tea to Earl Grey, the many versions of chai, black, breakfast, and whatever else.  There are so many  options. Healthy teas are nothing new to the world, but culturally, many of us have forgotten how to use them.  Irrespective of how we feel about holistic medicine, the power of tea is undeniable. These are the 6 teas I always have in my pantry and a little information about their benefits … Green Let me start with one of the most well-known teas.  Essentially,

Effective ways to treat cellulite | Tips & DIYs

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Hello everyone! Lots of people all over the world are concerned with cellulite.   Anti- cellulite creams can be costly and/or full of chemicals.  Fortunately, there are safer and cheaper DIY recipes, which can be just as effective!   I n today’s post, I’m going to show you how to make my favourite, effective homemade anti-cellulite cream .   Before you spend your money on expensive products, you should try this DIY recipe first. Grapefruit anti-cellulite cream recipe Ingredients: 30 drops grapefruit essential oil 1 cup of coconut oil Method: Mix grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil together Store in a glass container - Citrus essential oils are highly concentrated and are full of healthy acidic properties.   Because of this, you should always use glass containers when storing them. Rub into affected areas for 5 minutes daily Coconut oil will help hydrate the skin while grapefruit essential oil contains large amounts of the anti-inflammator

What do all the symbols on beauty products actually mean?

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Hello everyone! Do you pay attention to the symbols on your beauty products ?  I certainly do!  It is vital to know the signs used in cosmetic packaging when choosing a product.  Those symbols are meant to inform the customer . Keep reading to find out more about the 12 most common symbols... PAO (Period after opening) The little container with a number is the recommended use-by time after opening the product.  Most of them will be 6 or 12 "m" (months).   Estimated symbol This symbol is used to specify that the product is packed using "average fill system".  This only means you will get "X" amount of product, shown in grams or millilitres. UVA symbol The UVA symbol means that the product contains the minimum recommended level of ultraviolet protection. Leaping Bunny The jumping bunny signifies a product that is cruelty-free.  Both the product and the ingredients will not have been tested on animals.  So always  look out f

The hidden toxins in your bathroom cabinet

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Hello everyone! Is your bathroom cabinet stuffed with toxins?  Is your make-up or toiletry bag a blend of chemicals that could harm you?   YES is probably the answer to both questions.  The skin is the body’s largest organ and up to 60% of some of the chemicals we put on it may be absorbed into our bloodstream . It is actually worse to put toxins on your skin then it is to eat them.  Your liver contains detoxifying enzymes which break down toxic elements. What you apply to your skin can go directly into your bloodstream. Check out the infographic below to find out which dangerous ingredients you should try to avoid and why.   Via Green People Always c heck  the ingredients list on your bottles and jars:  the higher up the list  these  dangerous ingredients  come,  the greater the concentration .   Read the labels and the ingredients list very carefully before purchasing!

Sunscreen ingredients to avoid! | A safer alternative

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Hello everyone! My previous post was all about SPF and  misconceptions about sunscreen .  Read it  here .  Today's post is about sunscreen ingredients you should avoid ! So, what’s wrong with our sunscreens? Research has found that many sunscreens contain chemicals that mess with our hormones and can play a significant role in cancer development.  You should avoid these chemicals and find a safer alternative .     More on  Campaign for Safe Cosmetics . Active ingredients in sunscreens come in two forms,  mineral  and non-mineral/ chemical  filters.  Each ingredient has different uses for protecting the skin and keeping its stability under sunlight.  Yet each may be  hazardous to human health .  The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters.  These products typically include a combination of two or more of these active ingredients:  oxybenzone ,  avobenzone ,  octisalate ,  octocrylene ,  homosalate ,  octinoxate ,  retinyl palmitate  and

Quiz: How much do you know about cosmetics?

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Hello everyone! On Wednesday, October 1st, I blogged about  carcinogenic ingredients  found in   P&G   beauty products in a posed titled,   Tell P&G to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics!   If you have not yet signed the petition, please do so now!   If you want to test your knowledge of toxic chemicals in make-up and personal care products you can take the   Safe Cosmetics Quiz   created by  The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics . Take the quiz! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a project of  The Breast Cancer Fund . So, how many questions did you answer correctly? I got a perfect score! :) Share your results in the comment section below. Related post: Know your products: comedogenic and irritating ingredients .

Know your products: comedogenic and irritating ingredients

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Hello everyone! If I had to ask how many of you pay attention to the ingredients list when choosing a beauty product, the answer would probably be very few.  The main reason for this is that the majority of us (the consumers) have no idea what the scientific names of the ingredients mean.  Nonetheless, I do think that is it crucial to understand the importance of ingredients, especially for those with sensitive and/or acne-prone skin. But what does Comedogenic mean?  This means that the product may contribute to the production of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), and therefore may cause or aggravate acne.  When ingredients are tested for their comedogenic or irritating level, they are ranked on a scale of 0-5. 0 means that the ingredient is non-comedogenic and non-irritating, while an ingredient that receives a 5 is the worst in terms of comedogenic/irritating levels. Remember that all ingredient lists are in order of predominance, with the ingredients used in the great