DIY Body Scrubs using Fruits & Veggies [Recipes]

The market is flooded with skin products loaded with unhealthy chemicals, so it can be tricky to find products for the healthy-conscious consumer. Skin care manufacturers are forced to add artificial flavors, dyes, chemicals, and preservatives to prolong shelf life of their products. Many of these ingredients may cause irritation, inflammation, and allergic reactions.

This visual shows you lesser-known scrub recipes with organic ingredients that you may already have in your fridge. Each ingredient has four recipes you can try that will do absolute wonders for your skin.

These proven recipes are effective for any skin type, and the components were given to us by nature itself! You don’t have to head to the beauty superstore or go online to get your hands on these scrubs; you can make them yourself at home.

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8 Environmentally Destructive Beauty Ingredients [Visual]

There are tons of ingredients in the beauty products we use today, some good, some not so good. The beauty industry has made leaps and bounds when it comes to both personally safe and environmentally safe ingredients and packaging.

However, there are still a few that should be avoided when possible. Some of these are very destructive, like plastics, and a couple that are destructive only under certain circumstances (like sunscreen). Either way, education is key so that you can make an informed decision when purchasing products for your home.

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Beauty & Hygiene Plastic-Free Swaps [Visual]

Maybe eliminating single-use plastic entirely feels daunting, but by shopping mindfully, you can make a difference without sacrificing your creature comforts.

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How to Make Body Butter [Visual]

Come winter, dry skin cries out for hydration and a moisture barrier to protect it from the wind and cold, dry air. Massaging in a luxurious, whipped body butter with warming scents may sound pleasant, until you read the long list of ingredients that could make your skin itchier and drier. To feed your skin the nutrients it craves, you can make your own non-toxic, plant-based body butter at home. Read on to learn how to whip up a custom body butter with only a few ingredients: butter (solid), oil (liquid), and essential oils (fragrance and therapeutic benefits). 

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Brands that offer Eco-Schemes [eBook]

With a greater emphasis on bettering the environment, many of us are making a conscious effort on waste reduction. Brands are beginning to answer the public demand, working towards a circular economy. Did you know that many of our favourite brands now offer respective eco-schemes?

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