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

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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

Hand lettered bible verse inspired printable wall art

Some free hand lettered bible verse inspired printable wall art to decorate your home. The printables are designed to fit within an 8x10 frame, recommended to print on photo paper or card stock paper. Download links at the end of the post. Psalm 139:1 – You have searched me Lord and you know me. Psalm … Continue reading Hand lettered bible verse inspired printable wall art

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

Perfect Rooibos – Coconut Oil Bath Bombs

This is one of my favourite recipes for bath bombs with natural ingredients coconut oil and rooibos. Coconut oil is a natural skin moisturiser with several benefits for the skin including killing germs and neutralising inflammation as well as itch relief among others. Rooibos on the other hand can relieve skin conditions such as acne … Continue reading Perfect Rooibos – Coconut Oil Bath Bombs