Confession time – I have never liked the taste of coffee, but I have ALWAYS loved the smell. I sneak through the coffee aisle for a moment of aroma therapy whenever I have the chance. While I don’t keep coffee on hand to drink, I do keep it on hand for homemade self-care products. This grounded coffee scrub is a personal fave. With only 3 ingredients, it’s incredibly easy to make. Your nose and your skin will thank you.
Creating a healthy lifestyle that works for you is an incredibly rewarding experience… but it can also be complicated and confusing, especially when it comes to navigating through a sea of self-care products and complex ingredients. Many of us desire beautiful, youthful looking skin and there are an array of moisturizing products offering us just that. But how do you weed out the good from the bad? What should you be looking for in your moisturizer? I’m here to help you do just that!
I used to have a cabinet full of hair products. I wanted that sexy, healthy hair look. Hair spray? Check. Colour infuse shampoo? Check. Leave in conditioner, deep conditioners, wave spray, shiner spray… check, check, check, check. My collection was extensive. And my main goal was to load up on all the self-care products I could, and spend as little as possible. Today my standards have changed… and so has my knowledge on what truly makes our bodies (hair included) shine.
While there are certainly a ton of products that can give you that luscious, healthy hair look, it’s hard to out-condition a bad diet. Hair products can definitely help our hair shine; but eating the right foods can create gorgeous hair for the inside out.
It’s also worth considering what we’re putting on our hair. Remember, the self-care products we use on a daily basis often expose us to known or probable human carcinogens, reproductive and developmental toxins and endocrine disruptors (source). It’s worth our while to feed our body with kindness, so that it has the tools it needs to provide us with the healthiest glow possible. And cutting down on the products we’re using, whilst ensuring that we select healthier options, can also make all the difference as well.
In short, health comes from the inside out first and foremost. Self-care products should be a secondary way to support and nourish our bodies, from the outside in.
So what should we add to our diets to nourish our bodies and help to create gorgeous, healthy hair?
As health-esteemies I know many of us are focused on feeding our bodies with love. One peek at my insta and recipes here on the blog make it clear that I’m pretty dedicated to feeding my body with absolute kindness. It’s part of how I ensure that I’m able to thrive with Graves Disease… but how much focus do we place on what we put ON our bodies? Looking for some Natural Beauty Tips to health up your skin care routine? I’ve got you covered gorgeous!
Who doesn’t love nice, homemade face mask? Soft, clean, vibrant skin is something we all desire and face masks are a fun way to work towards that. It’s also a great way to treat yourself and relax. With a couple of simple ingredients you can throw something marvelous together with ease! You just need to get your hands on the right clay.
I used to horde a massive supply of perfumes, makeup, body scrubs and other junky products. When I started my journey on the road to health-esteem I purged my beauty supplies and set out to find ways to develop a healthy beauty routine. Luckily there are lots of awesome options out there! If you peek around you can find wonderful clays, essential oils, amazing deodorants… but sometimes you’ll still need to get creative.
Here are some of my favourite Natural DIY Healthy Beauty Hacks: