1. Natural beauty!

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    We love skin care that is good for us.

    Ancient rituals and products that aren’t toxic

    Beauties want today. And if they are also a bargain

    – so much the better.

    Here are few of our new favourites

    Renew your skin daily with dry brushing. This ancient skin treatment has Ayurveda roots.

    It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Advocates of dry skin brushing say it also

    promotes better digestion and circulation. I have found it is a fast way to smoother, prettier skin.

    Recently, I tried a sample of the Yerba Prima Tampico Skin Brush.

    I really liked this one, I have tried different dry skin brushes

    it was not too harsh for my delicate skin.

    The removal handle that allowed me to use the brush both ways.

    Dry Brushing has been used for centuries as a beauty and health treatment.


    Yerba Prima Tampico Skin BrushThe makers of the Yerba Prima Tampico Skin Brush say,

    “Dry skin brushing is one of the best ways to cleanse the skin without removing the

    protective mantle of acid and oils. It gently and effectively removes the top layer of

    dead skin cells with its build-up of dirt and acid, and deeply cleanses the pores.


    “Skin brushing is also used by spas and beauty salons as part of a program for

    removing cellulite. Many women comment that their skin starts to look and feel

    smoother within a week or two after starting to use the Tampico Skin Brush.”


    It costs about $7 and the shipping costs vary.

    Find it online at:

    It is also available at other online retailers and Wholefoods.


    Nubian Heritage is another line guided by ancient beauty traditions.

    The founders began mixing their formulas at home in Harlem and selling them on the streets.

    They describe their inspiration as, “Guided- by the legacy of ancient Nubia,

    the world’s first melting pot and we remix global healing traditions into modern wellness solutions.”


    I recently tried a few of their deliciously scented products.

    Coconut & Papaya Body Wash cleanses

    with nourishing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soften. Papaya enzyme gently exfoliate

    This is a super soft, moisturising body wash. It smells delicious.


    Nubian Heritage’s African Black Soap combines Shea Butter with soothing

    Palm Ash, Plantain Peel, Tar and Tamarind Extract to minimize the appearance of

    superficial skin imperfections. I love deep cleansing black soap.

    Black soap is especially refreshing and soothing in the hot summer months.

    Skin is left super clean but dried out. Black soap always looks super sexy in the shower too.



    Some dermatologists recommend Petroleum Jelly for dry cracked skin.

    I just can’t do it. I don’t want any kind of Petrol on my skin – especially on my lips

    I don’t want eat anything connected to Petrol!


    Waxelene creates the same waterproof barrier that petroleum jelly does but does not contain

    any petroleum products or hydrogenated oils.

    Waxelene is made of natural beeswax and the highest quality organic oils.

    In addition to being to being a “Honey” of a lip balm you can use it on dry,

    cracked hands, feet and anywhere you need soothing and protecting.

    You can also use it to give lips, lips, or brows a little sheen.

    Waxelene is available in both lip tubes and glass jars.

    It contains only 4 ingredients: organic soybean oil, natural & unbleached

    raw beeswax, organic vitamin E oil, and organic rosemary oil that

    can be used on all different skin types. It is even safe for babies!