WELLNESS WISDOM

HI EVERYONE , TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU THE BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL AND HOW YOU CAN START USING THIS ALL NATURAL OIL IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE.

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  • Oil pulling – rinse your mouth out morning and night with coconut oil to kill the bacteria in your mouth which can cause disease and  inflammation in the body.
  • Checkout this great video from Sarah @ holistichabits explaining all about oil pulling.
  • Hair growth – coconut oil stimulates hair growth . Massage  into the hair follicles and watch the magic begin.
  • Toothpaste – coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint oil blended together make a fluoride free toothpaste.
  • Improves Digestion – coconut oil improves digestion and helps with the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome due to its antimicrobial properties.
  • Weight Management – coconut oil can help with maintaining a healthy weight because the body does not store the healthy fat in coconut oil as fat, it uses it to produce energy instead.
  • Balances Blood Sugar – coconut oil has been shown to reduce cravings also. It can help you feel fuller for longer, thus preventing you from snacking between meals.
  • Candida – coconut oil can be used as a treatment for candida, the capric acid in coconut oil has antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties which can be effective in killing the yeast.
  • Body Scrub – mix 1 part coconut oil with 2 parts sea salt and then add 5 drops of essential oil  . Massage gently all over your body focusing more on the elbows, knees and feet which are drier.
  • Body Moisturizer  – coconut oil soothes, nourishes, heals and moisturize the skin and reduces cellulite.
  • Shave Cream – coconut oil can be used as a natural shave cream and after shave lotion.

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This is the coconut oil I am using from @Nutiva . Nutiva is cold pressed and is made from fresh coconuts. I cook and bake with it and use it as my body moisturizer, hand cream, cuticle oil, lip balm, eye make-up remover the list goes on. You will find this in your local health food store.

Find out more here : http://www.iherb.com/Nutiva

Have you used coconut oil ? Maybe you have found other uses for it .

Please share your experience in the comment box below.

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Natural Beauty

Over the years I have become even more aware of the ingredients in the products I use on a daily basis and how they can affect our health and well-being .

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 “(TOXINS) ARE EVERYWHERE”

Here are a few Natural products I would like to share with you that  I am using!!

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This Shampoo is from Green People and has won an Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Award . Green people products are not tested on animals and never contain Gluten, SLS/SLES, parabens, lanolin, phthalates, propylene glycol, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol) harsh foaming agents, irritating emulsifiers, synthetic fragrances, PABA- sunscreen, colorants, petrochemicals, urea, DEA, TEA, or PEGs.

I love this shampoo , the fresh clean smell of green tea, a small amount goes a long way it is so concentrated. It lathered well which surprised me. My hair felt soft and sqeeky clean. It would be ideal for sensitive scalps .

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This conditioner is also from Green people . Their products are also organic and vegan friendly. The conditioner is a creamier consistency and smelled  of aloe and green tea. I left it on for 10mins before rinsing. My hair felt silky and smooth after using this. An ideal product for dry scalp.I will be sticking with these products .

For more info and stockists near you visit http://www.greenpeople.co.uk

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I would have extremely dry skin on my body and have noticed an improvement after using this Faith in Nature Shower Gel & Foam Bath. It has a blend of lavender and geranium    which bring the body and mind into a state of balance.  It feels lovely on the skin and doesn’t smell overpowering. This product is Certified Organic ,cruelty free, vegan friendly.

                      Find more products and your nearest stockist here: http://www.faithinnature.co.uk

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Their have been many studies warning us of the dangers of antiperspirants and there link to breast cancer . I have been using this Lafes roll on deodorant for a while and am happy with it . It is made with organic hemp oil, aloe vera and essential oils. It is paraben and propylene glycol free. No harmful aluminums. It has a very clean lavender smell. Feels lovely on the skin. Please be mindful of the fact that you will perspire, which is a good thing. But you will still smell fresh and clean.

Find out more at http://www.lafes.com

This blog today is just to bring awareness to what may be in the products you are using and putting on your skin but also for anyone with sensitive skin or a skin condition who may just want to try some natural products. I hope you find this helpful.

Until next time

Be happy and healthy

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April Favorites

Hey Everyone , welcome back to my blog . In this blog I am going to be sharing some of the beauty and body products I have purchased and have been loving lately.

So the first product I want to share with you is :

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I truly believe this heavenly product should be in everyone’s beauty cabinet. It is extremely light is consistency. You only need 2-3 drops . Massage it to the face, neck and decolletage. I like to apply at night and let it work it’s magic while I sleep. It is super nourishing and hydrating and helps repair the skin. My skin feels rejuvenated upon awakening in the morning. This is a permanent fixture in my beauty routine from now on.

Don’t delay! Here is where you can get it @ http://www.trilogyproducts.com

The second product I am going to share with you is:

ANNECO MINERAL MAKEUP

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ANNECO MINERAL MAKEUP  is Irish made and vegan. I am thrilled to have discovered this makeup range. I myself have very sensitive skin and know how challenging it can be to find products to suit . ANNECO uses 100% pure mineral organic ingredients and has no artificial or chemical additives that cause skin irritation , such as mineral oils , perfumes or preservatives . It is ideal for sensitive and reaction prone skin. I loved the light consistency of these products on the skin , enabling the skin to breathe efficiently. I love the packaging because you can control how little or how much powder you wish to use with no waste or spillage. The pigment is excellent and it lasted all day. There are plenty of options to suit all skin tones. You are sure to find what you are looking for.

THE ANNECO MAKEUP COLLECTION INCLUDES:

The Loose Mineral Foundation is available in 8 shades with a natural SPF OF 40.

The Loose Mineral Veil which is lighter and suitable for those who like the no makeup look. They both give a natural flawless look.

The Loose Color Correctors /Concealers are available in 3 colors

  • Yellow – to give a pick-me-up and great to brighten dark circles.
  • Green – to neutralize redness.
  • Blue – to correct yellow tones and dark pigmentation spots.

The Loose Mineral Blusher is available in 2 Shades .

  • Dainty – A pink tone
  • Posey – A peach tone

The Loose Mineral Bronzer is also available in 3 Shades.

  • Sahara – Light
  • Sand    – Medium
  • Safari  – Dark

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The items I purchased are as follows:

  • Anneco Loose Mineral Foundation in Medium 
  • Anneco Loose Color Corrector / Concealer in Yellow 
  • Anneco Loose Mineral Blusher in Dainty (on the right)
  • Anneco Loose Mineral Bronzer in Sahara ( on the left)
  • Anneco Loose Mineral Veil in Medium (in the photo on the left in the center)

The range also includes a Makeup Cleansing Oil and  Vegan Makeup Brushes and much more.

Find the full collection here @ http://www.annecobeauty.com

The third product I am going to share with you is :

PHYSICIANS FORMULA

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PHYSICIANS FORMULA  was especially formulated for sensitive skin . Their products are natural / organic , easy to use and gentle on the skin. I purchased the 3 pack shimmer strips eyeliners, They glide on seamlessly. They are water resistant and smudge-proof and long wearing. I also purchased a concealer , which is called concealer twins. It is available in green light and yellow light . I bought the yellow one , excellent coverage for dark circles. You will discover a color corrector on one end and a light reflecting formula on the other. It is a creamy consistency non-drying and is transfer resistant and water resistant, ideal for the summer heat. 

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Find the full range @ http://www.physiciansformula,com

The fourth product I am going to share with you is :

NYX COSMETICS

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I am impressed with the NYX cosmetic Range not to mention the fact that it is 100% Cruelty Free . I love these colors for spring . The lip gloss literally feels like butter it is so moist and soft on the lips . This shade is called Tiramisu. The eye shadow is a beautiful matt shade in Coquette, beautiful on green eyes. It really makes them pop. It glides on the eye lid smoothly and lasted all day. The pigment in these products is excellent.

 

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Check out http://www.nyxcosmetics.com

BODY PRODUCTS

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LAFES DEODORANT STICK

I spoke in ,my last beauty post about the Lafes Roll on Natural Deodorant , which I loved by the way. But this time I decided to try the Lafes Deodorant stick . It works ! Especially if your a runner or exercise a lot . I would recommend it. For anyone with sinus problems or allergies the fact it is fragrance free is excellent also.

  • All Natural
  • Unscented/Fragrance Free
  • Alluminium Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Propylene Glycol Free
  • Made with Hemp oil, aloe vera and essential oils
  • No animal testing
  • Certified Organic

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 DR.BRONNER MAGIC SOAPS

I am a big fan and a new person since I started using Dr. Bronner products. My skin is not dry and feels lovely and smooth when I step out of the bath after using the lavender liquid soap. It certainly calms the mind and soothes the body. I recently bought the hemp rose liquid soap it smells divine . Dr. Bronner  products are made with organic oils and can be used to clean the house also using no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents. Dilute and get to work .

For guidelines check @ http://www.drbronner.com

 

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KINGFISHER NATURAL TOOTHPASTE

I absolutely love this toothpaste and it is a comfort to know it is flouride free. It contains delicious natural ingredients. It leaves a refreshing taste in your mouth after using it, the flavor of this one is fennel. I have noticed my teeth are whiter too. I will continue to buy this brand . Buy this and you will be flashing those pearly whites in no time .

  • Not tested on animals
  • GMO free
  • Gluten free
  • It is approved by the British Dental Health Foundation

Find out more here : http://www.kingfishertoothpaste.com

So that’s it for today’s blog. Thank you for reading it. I would love to read what you have tried recently , and am interested in discovering more beauty, makeup and body products to try so please let me know in the comment box below.

Until next time

Be Healthy and Happy

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Purity & Healing

Seavite is a beautiful skincare and bodycare range combining pure botanicals and nutrient-rich Irish seaweed extracts formulated by marine scientist Paul Mulrooney.

Today Paul’s daughters Katherine and Jane (Doctors with Masters in Clinical Dermatology) carry on their father’s legacy at their renowned Dublin Skincare Clinic.

>>>> Read the Inspiring storyhttp://www.seavite.ie/index.php/our-story <<<<

Every skin type can benefit from the healing energies of seaweed extracts and calming regenerative anti-ageing properties of this range of products. It is suitable  to use on the most sensitive skin, Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis and adult acne.

 

I purchased the Seavite Super Nutrient Soothing and Replenishing Face Cream. First of all I love how clean and professional the packaging and product looks. It has little to no scent which I love. I expected it to be a rich cream but I was pleasantly surprised by how light in texture it was on application. It felt cool and calmed the skin where I am sensitive. The skin appeared luminous and hydrated . It is a perfect base for make up application. This moisturizer is ideal for dry sensitive skin but also is available in a lotion for combination skin.

As my followers know I am an advocate for natural products and this range is all about Purity and Healing and is  free from

Parabens , Mineral Oils, Skin Irritants and has no hidden nasties.

Discover SEAVITE full range @ http://www.seavite.ie

I do hope you enjoyed reading this review

until next time

❤ Elle x

Spring Cleaning 

Makeup brushes are the most important step in achieving a polished make up look. So it is most important to keep your makeup brushes clean . I would recommend washing your brushes once a week.

I discovered this Cosmetic Brush Cleaning Glove in my local pharmacy and decided to try it out today.

Brush Cleaning How To:

Add a natural cleaning solution and water to the glove and swirl the brush on the section of the glove that says “Wash” to begin cleansing.

Place the brush under running water and then sweep the brush back and forth on the section of the glove that says “Rinse” to remove makeup residue etc

Swirl the brush over the section of the glove that says “Refine” for deep cleaning.

Reshape brush bristles by placing the brush head on the section of the glove that says “Shape” while squeezing to remove any excess water.

Ta Da Clean Makeup Brushes 😀

I discovered this amazing invention that makes drying your makeup brushes a lot easier. It has 26 holes for makeup brushes and speeds up the drying process. It folds away when not in use .

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I purchased this makeup brush stand @

Source: Collapsible Air Drying Makeup Brushes Holder – Makeup Brush Stand – Makeup Brush Dryer Stand

I hope you found this helpful .

Until next time

Have a great weekend

❤ Elle x

It’s Self-Care Sunday

Here are New Natural Beauty Products I Purchased Recently. 

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First up is this Fluoride Free Toothpaste from Ecodenta. An extra black whitening toothpaste which contains black charcoal and Teavigo. A substance that protects against tartar and has an anti-bacterial effect. My teeth felt super clean after use .

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You can purchase it here: http://www.hollandandbarrett.ie 

This Dr. Organic deodorant is gorgeous. It’s an easy to apply roll on deodorant. It has a beautiful Rose Otto scent but is available in numerous other scents.  It is aluminium,  SLS. Paraben and Alcohol free. An effective and healthy deodorant is essential to your health and well-being.

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Also available in http://www.hollandandbarrett.ie

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This a new Skincare range I found recently . Skincere  is 100% natural. This facial serum is so light in texture and one pump is enough for the entire face . It is suitable for all skin types. Apply it day and night and let it absorb. It feels cool and soothing on application and is a great base for your make up. My skin looks smoother and my skin tone is more even. I will be purchasing more items in this range. 10/10

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You can purchase it here: http://www.skincere.co.uk/

Nail care

This is one of my favorite natural brands . Dr.Bronner’s Castille Soap is available in a bar or liquid formula. The unscented range contains no added fragrance and is perfect for babies & adults with sensitive skin. It can be used on face, hair and body . See their website below for a full list of uses and guidelines on how to use. 

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These items can be purchased here: https://www.drbronner.com/

>> There is 25% off the Dr. Bronner’s products at the moment.<<<<

I do hope you enjoy reading this blog post and find it helpful. 

What are your favorite natural products ? 

Until next time 

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week 

❤ Elle x