I have always been interested in history and ancient healing materials. And methods We are always looking for the latest technology and ingredients, but forget that there is some magic in the ancient cultures and traditions. When it comes to skincare I am somewhat obsessed about the ancient Egyptians and the materials they used for the embalming process. The fact that their mummies have survived well preserved to the modern day says to me that they were on to something. Oils, spices and plant materials were widely used then are still available today and I would like to inspire you to try some of them and perhaps take a trip down to ancient Egyptian knowledge and culture.
I’m all about using oils for skin care, firstly because they are amazing for any skin problems, especially for anti-ageing and for hydration. Secondly because they are all natural, pure plant materials and easily available. You can use the oils on their own or you can blend them to match your needs. Use lighter oils for oily skin and heavier oils for dry or dehydrated skin. You can also use them to make your own body oils and other products as well as treatment balms and body butters. I use oils every day and night alongside of moisturisers and serums. For me they have really worked well for preventing signs of ageing and I love that you can create different oils for different things and they make great little gifts as well.
Most of us have been touched by cancer in some form or another. We all know someone who has been diagnosed or even died from cancer. This seems to be a topic that most people are not comfortable to talk about, yet it would be important to be able to discuss it openly. Cancer Care Parcel offers advice, information and contacts for support. You can also purchase gift packages and hampers especially designed for anyone going through a cancer journey.
In this modern world people are obsessed about smelling and looking good and being hygienic and perfect in many ways. Most of us don’t really even need deodorants, but we use them anyway as that is how we are thought to do when we hit out teenage years. Our personal smell may be effected by hormones, foods we eat, spices, some medications or illnesses. The smell increases as we sweat and is caused by bacteria breaking down protein in our skin. Our glands release the sweat and scent when the body regulates its temperature. We all have our own unique body odour same as other animals. Your odour may change if you suffer from any hormonal changes or medical conditions.
We all love chocolate in some form, some like it mixed with nuts or fruits, some like light and sweeter, some dark and bitter. There is something for everyone. Chocolate makes a lovely desert, treat or even a skincare product. I love chocolate flavour with coffee, strawberries and mint. I also love the scent of chocolate in general. As we are celebrating World Chocolate Day this week, I thought it would be appropriate to write about it.
I wanted to share a few of my favourite recipe books with you to inspire you to try new things. Cooking doesn’t have to be time consuming, most of the time simple recipes are tasty and definitely more healthy than ready made meals. I hope you will enjoy them!