DIY citronella candles

DIY sea shell citronella candles

So I'm one of those people who collect pretty sea shells along the beach front. On my last walk, I collected a whole lot of shells with no idea really what I was going to do with them (other than aggravating a hoarding habit 🙈). If you are not close to a beach you can … Continue reading DIY sea shell citronella candles

Soothing foot cream

Soothing Homemade Leg & Foot Cream

This homemade cream will help to soothe your legs and feet after a long day running errands, a gym workout session or a whole day in heels (for some of us)! It is also deodorising and has antiseptic properties to help kill bacteria and help to eliminate foot odour. Cocoa butter is rich in anti-oxidants and … Continue reading Soothing Homemade Leg & Foot Cream

DIY natural braid spray

DIY natural braid spray

The first few days after getting braids done can potentially be challenging due to various reasons such as an itchy scalp or tension on the braids. As a result, every time I get braids, I make sure to lightly spritz my scalp with a spray to relieve some of these symptoms. I also do this … Continue reading DIY natural braid spray

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential Oil Reed Diffuser DIY

I got to try this reed diffuser DIY using essential oils. I made two seasonal diffuser oil blends one for summer and the other for autumn. For the reeds I used rattan diffuser reeds from an old diffuser as well as bamboo skewers. Diffusers help to scent your home and to give that refreshing feeling … Continue reading Essential Oil Reed Diffuser DIY

5 hair & skin care oils indigenous to Africa

This blog posts highlights five 'super' oils originating from the African continent and their benefits for skin and hair.  Most of these oils are cold pressed to preserve the active ingredients from the kernels. Apart from cosmetic use, the fruits and cracked nuts of various indigenous trees are also consumed and used as spices and … Continue reading 5 hair & skin care oils indigenous to Africa

DIY cuticle cream

Homemade cuticle cream

This is a quick and easy DIY for handmade cuticle cream to take care of your nails and cuticles. Use this cuticle cream to keep your cuticles soft and moisturised. It helps to repair dry cracked cuticles and to make your manicure to last longer.   Here is a summary of the benefits of the … Continue reading Homemade cuticle cream

Snapseed text

How to add text behind an object in Snapseed

This tutorial will show you how to add text behind an object using the Snapseed app.  You can also achieve this effect using Adobe Photoshop, but if you don't have Photoshop this is a quick alternative. This masking effect is a fun and creative way of making text interact with your photo. You can use … Continue reading How to add text behind an object in Snapseed

Personalised Sharpie Mug DIY

I was so excited this morning when I found out I actually had a Sharpie marker! I had been reading about personalised DIY sharpie mugs on Pinterest and was hoping to get myself some Sharpies sometime. The one I used for this is the permanent marker which is suitable for hand washing only - apparently … Continue reading Personalised Sharpie Mug DIY

6 easy essential oil treatments for dandruff

For the longest time I had a dandruff problem which seemed not to go away no matter how much I shampooed or moisturised my scalp. The breakthrough finally came when I added tea tree oil to my hair care regimen. Dandruff has several causes such as yeast infection, poor diet or certain skin conditions. Below … Continue reading 6 easy essential oil treatments for dandruff

Make your own all natural scented lip balm

I tried out this all natural lip balm recipe which is quite easy to make (less than 30 minutes) and requires only 4 ingredients namely beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter and an essential oil of your choice for the flavours. I used lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils and vitamin E additionally. Beeswax heels dry … Continue reading Make your own all natural scented lip balm