Flower waters are also known as hydrosols and make a beneficial cost effective addition to homemade skincare products. Use these light aromatics as facial toners or incorporate in skin treatments.
A fresh fruit face mask is simple and quick to make at home. Cranberries are one of the highest antioxidant rich fruits which combine with vitamin, nutrient and mineral rich grapes perfectly on skin.
A 2 in 1 eye product that removes eye make-up and doubles as an eye cream can be yours. With less toxic ingredients this recipe uses only 3 ingredients - Coconut Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil and Lavender EO.
A rich luxurious body cream that leaves your skin wanting more. Free of synthetic fragrance it is naturally scented with rosehip oil and the sexy ylang-ylang essential oil. Read on for the recipe. . .
Simplicity is key for utilizing aromatic vanilla beans as interesting and unique gifts in DIY vanilla extract, sugar and salt. These ideas are perfect for vanilla fans everywhere in 4 easy recipes.
Keep the flu at bay by making your own vapor rub that all the family can safely use. With the essential oils peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary this effective combination makes a little pot of magic.
For a tropical scent make this versatile and fragrant rich body moisturizer with warming vanilla and yummy coconut. With no artificial flavors or fragrance it is pure indulgence you can make at home.
One of the hot new looks is wearing matte nail polish. Here are three easy quick alternatives to the store bought options every cosmetic brand is now including in their range. Save money and have fun!
This toxin-free, alcohol-free hand sanitizer offers both antiseptic and antibacterial properties. This easy and quick recipe uses four ingredients that you and your family can benefit from safely.
The lingering scent of vanilla is alive and well in this gorgeous body scrub using vanilla beans and not a synthetic option. Making your exfoliating scrub is healthier, cheaper and more beneficial.
Choosing the right houseplants will rid your home or office of harmful toxins. Certain plants have the ability to purify the air and with NASA backing up this fact, here are my top 10 (plus more) tips.
Keeping your wooden furniture clean, nourished and shiny is something easily accomplished at home with these effective homemade recipes. Whether wooden mushrooms or antique tables read on for recipes.
Flavored toothpicks are available to buy, but you can make them at a fraction of the cost using essential oils such as lemon, peppermint and nutmeg. Read on for a step-by-step recipe with information, tips and more!
A fresh body scrub using ginger, lime, olive oil, cucumber and sea salt to leave the skin super soft, supple, rejuvenated and re-energized. With a wealth of benefits for glowing skin, check it out!
Removing or fading age spots can be done in your own kitchen using versatile accessible ingredients. Ingredients for home remedies include lemon juice, castor oil, olive oil, dandelion sap and onions.
Do you know what you are putting on your skin? Unfortunately there are many dangers lurking in our cosmetics which can have serious health implications. Here are 9 toxic ones that are commonly found.
Cleaning house with less chemicals sounds good right? Read on to find easy to make kitchen cleaners from appliances to floors with essential oils and some basic ingredients for the heart of the home.
Lotion Bars are quick and easy to make at home with a few incredibly beneficial and versatile ingredients. including Frankincense and Patchouli. Soft, supple and more youthful skin is a recipe away!
Bathroom cleaning is a pleasure using basic ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda teamed up with natures best essential oils. Here are a selection of chemical free bathroom recipes and tips.
Dry flaky nail cuticles will be a thing of the past with this nourishing cuticle cream. Homemade with Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil , Lemon and Lavender. Pure Luscious!
Blueberries are one the richest sources of antioxidants in fruits or vegetables, it is confirmed. Apart from major health benefits they may be used in homemade skin care recipes to rejuvenate skin.
Making a perfumed body powder is simply done with a few kitchen cupboard classics rather than spend a fortune on a store bought brand. Be unique and create your own signature scented dusting powder.
Using mint in homemade skin care recipes does not have to mean peppermint or spearmint essential oils. Fresh mint works in a range of varied recipes so read on for some simple but effective ideas.
Even if you are not a caffeine addict you will love using this coffee scrub on the skin and quickly become addicted to it, with gorgeous coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar and cocoa powder .
A simple face mask utilizing pumpkin, the seeds, honey, cream and a touch of spice will leave your skin feeling and looking a million dollars. Nourishing, softening and moisturizing, this mask rocks.
A homemade facial serum does not have the high end price tag of commercial brands. What it does have is skin rejuvenating qualities from nutritional carrier oils and essential oils that really work!
If you've never considered using pumpkin in a beauty treatment then it's time to rethink your regimen! Pumpkin is a super healthy food and combined with coconut oil, it can be powerfully beneficial for soft and shiny hair.
If you have an oily or combination skin you will love this easy astringent recipe made from scratch in your own kitchen using grapefruit, green tea and witch hazel. Treat your skin to a fresh approach
Oily or combination skins will reap the benefits from this freshly made cleanser. With a gentle exfoliating action this cleanser contains oatmeal, lime, honey, nuts and is good enough to eat!
Make your own skin toner easily with fresh ingredients. Designed for dry skins, it contains cucumber, coconut milk and coconut water and is soothing and hydrating. Read on for full recipe and more . .
A fresh face cleanser full of premium skin nutrients. Make this easy one with honey, yogurt, apple, pear, cucumber and mint which provide hydrating and cleansing properties and is good enough to eat.
For a sleek fresh natural looking lip gloss then try this easy recipe using soothing mint, nourishing almond oil and emulsifying beeswax. This luscious lippy product may be worn alone or over lipstick
The past holds the key to some very unusual beauty secrets of women from many different cultures. Some were deadly and life threatening and some have stood the test of time. Here are some bizarre ones
If you have never made a lip stain then step this way for a natural, quick and effective stain using beetroot powder. If a hint of color floats your boat then this easy lip stain recipe is for you.
An intensive treatment which utilizes fresh avocado, olive oil, sugar and fragrant patchouli essential oil. Soft supple and super smooth hands are the result after a 3 day homemade rescue treatment.
Tired of paying a fortune for products that contain ingredients I have never heard of, here is a minty fresh toothpaste recipe easily made at home. Ingredients include coconut oil and baking soda.
Cutting down on all the household cleaners we use daily is the way forward. All those chemicals need to be kicked to the curb. This is a quick and easy solution using white vinegar and citrus peel.
Learn to make this nourishing rose geranium and lavender body lotion, a luxurious homemade indulgence.
A deep cleansing face mask is an essential beauty treatment and may be easily made with gorgeous skin-friendly lavender, honey, and green clay coupled with witch hazel and aloe vera.
No need for a chemical facial peel with this DIY recipe with natural fruit acids and high levels of antioxidants that can be easily be made at home. Pomegranate, lemon and green tea are all you will need.
Making your own lipstick is quick and easy at home. Using natural ingredients Beeswax, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil as the base you may customize your favorite lipstick shades naturally and safely.
This shows you how easy it is to find suitable ingredients in your kitchen for a sugar scrub. By utilizing what you have there is no need to dash to the store. Beauty solutions at your finger tips!
If you love having that sun-kissed look you will love this homemade bronzing powder which is quick, easy and costs a fraction of any commercial brand on the market. Read on for the recipe with tips.
Bring a taste of the tropics into your homemade skin care routine with fresh pineapple, sweet almond oil and honey.This gentle exfoliating scrub removes dead skin cells leaving our skin rejuvenated.
Who needs botox or eye lifts when we have natures very own rejuvenating oils readily available? Here is a simple, no nonsense homemade eye serum using 3 oil ingredients; Baobab, Jojoba and Carrot.
If you have ever had a facial you will know how relaxed it makes you feel. Your skin is glowing and feels soft and supple. Doing a homemade facial is equally beneficial and easy to do with recipes.
Doing a regular facial steam at home does not have to cost you a single cent. Growing your own beneficial herbs means you have a ready supply of fresh ingredients that may be dried for using later.
This cleansing, clarifying face mask uses French Green Clay, the herb Hyssop and Coconut Milk. It is designed to draw out impurities, toxins and grime from the pores while leaving the skin hydrated.
Certain essential oils including many citrus oils may cause phototoxicity or sun sensitivity resulting in skin irritations. So what does it all mean and how may you still reap the benefits of citrus?
If you ever wondered if making mascara was possible then wonder no more. Here is an easy recipe using 4 ingredients that really do work at separating, coating and conditioning the eyelashes.
Making your very own signature moisturizer is made simple here. With 4 ingredients beeswax, carrier oil, floral water and essential oil, you choose the best ones suited to your skins type and needs.
Read on for two homemade recipes using grapefruit. A grapefruit face mask and luscious sugar, salt, and grapefruit peel body scrub will revitalize and invigorate your face and body.
When travelling remember less is more and leave all the big bulky beauty products at home. Utilize gorgeous exotic fruits, herbs, spices and oils grown locally instead. Beauty tips with a difference!
Sunburn is a dangerous skin problem. Find useful home remedies to help cool down the burn, prevent further moisture loss, reduce swelling and redness, and give you much-needed relief.
Here are 8 quick and simple homemade remedies for pimples using everyday ingredients from the kitchen. No need to reach for the over the counter solution with zit zapping ingredients on hand already.
What better to use on your hair than a hot oil treatment of infused olive oil? Here are three easy to use recipes for hair conditioner for your scalp and hair with infusing ideas and alternative oils.
Make your own homemade signature shampoo using 2 basic ingredients, coconut milk and castile soap. If you ever wanted to make your own hair shampoo, look no further for a cheap and versatile recipe.
Here is a quick, easy and inexpensive eye gel recipe you can whip up in your own kitchen using cucumber and aloe vera gel. Say goodbye to under eye puffiness, dark circles, dehydrated skin and more.
Ice cube trays are extremely versatile and useful for a whole host of things. Here I have selected over 30 cool ideas you may never have thought of as possible for an ordinary ice cube tray.
This face moisturizer balm is ideal for all ages who find themselves with a combination skin. Includes skin loving essential oils such as carrot seed oil and black pepper combined with vegetable oils.
Stay cool during the summer months by whipping up one of these easy DIY sprays using natural ingredients found right in your kitchen.
Cherries are a small fruit with huge benefits not only to our health but when applied topically on the skin. Here are seven easy fresh cherry mask recipes using everyday edible ingredients to make.
A super easy face cleanser to make in your own kitchen using gorgeous skin loving mango butter, carrot seed oil, jojoba oil and more wonderful ingredients to gently remove makeup and cleanse skin.
Face toners or tonics go hand in hand with cleansers and moisturizers history dictates to us. Here are 4 easily made recipes for creating your own homemade, inexpensive and beneficial face toners.
What better combination than peppermint and chocolate for a lush homemade minty chocolate lip balm. Full of nourishing, smoothing and softening properties for the delicate lips, this combo is a must.
Sunscreen is a must for us all and making your own homemade one is easier than you may realize. Many natural oils and butters contain SPF which make homemade recipes a natural choice free of chemicals
Making your own hair treatments are easy to do and will be so much more beneficial for your hair and scalp. No more bad hair days when DIY treatments are in your cupboard and fridge, here are 9 treats
Tired, aching feet can be brought back to life with a simple homemade refreshing foot soak to detoxify the feet and provide therapeutic benefits. Follow by a nourishing easily made foot massage oil.
Treating your body to a nourishing, hydrating body butter is easily made. I have step by step guidelines on how to make and whip up a delight for your skin using a few ingredients your skin will love!
Essential Oils have many beneficial uses when diffused into the air. There are a variety of ways in how to diffuse your favorite oils and introduce fragrance into your home, work space or car easily.
Making homemade cosmetics does not require specialist equipment, in fact many of your everyday cooking utensils are all that is needed. Here I have identified useful equipment to consider in advance.
Many women love perfume, and being able to make your own homemade signature blend is easy with these simple recipes. Essential oils are nature's own perfumes with additional therapeutic benefits.
This is a fresh potent recipe to make your own anti-aging serum which will rival commercial brands. Rich in Vitamin C it includes Camu Camu from the Amazonian Rainforest which is a superfood for skin.
making your own body wash is easy and quick which you can custom blend with you own favorite scents. Here is an inspired recipe with gorgeous lavender and patchouli oil packed with skin care benefits.
Mouthwash is easily homemade and the best option to choose. Here are 7 homemade mouthwash recipes using everyday ingredients that are more beneficial to your oral hygiene and health than store bought.
Making your own sensual solid perfume is easily accomplished and will cost a fraction of designer perfumes. Homemade perfume with essential oils is an ideal signature fragrance recipe idea for women.
Making a homemade eye cream that is beneficial to the delicate skin around the eye is made easy here with two ingredients: coconut oil and vitamin E.
Making your own chemical free all natural mouthwash is simplified here with a look at many natural and safe ingredients to choose from. Homemade mouthwash is more beneficial than store bought brands.
Refreshing Eau de Cologne is easy to make at home with natural essential oils. Here I have 3 recipes for men that are inspired by the very first homemade cologne, so read on for recipes, tips and more!
A homemade deodorant is tons more beneficial and cost effective to use. Rosemary and eucalyptus make an ideal essential oil combination to keep body odor at bay. Read on for recipe and information.
This lemon and lime hand scrub is one homemade skin essential suited for men and women. Often neglected our hands will be rejuvenated into being smooth and soft with sugar, olive oil, lemon and lime.
Ever thought of making your own lavender hand cream? Chemical free, all natural hand cream recipe will give you a wonderful luxurious hand treat that leaves your hands soft, supple and moisturized.
An easy to make homemade shaving cream for men and women which will leave your skin in tip top condition using natural chemical free ingredients. Recipe includes Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Rosemary.
The exotic Pitahaya commonly known as Dragon Fruit is one of the most unusual fruits of the world grown on cacti. Here is an introduction to Dragon fruit, benefits, how to eat them and some recipes.
The ancient oil Frankincense or Olibanum is a resin collected from one of species of Boswellia trees. Frankincense essential oil has many uses for health, mind and body including skin care recipes.
Knowing how to dilute essential oils with base oil is important. Widely used in beauty products and in Aromatherapy they have excellent therapeutic benefits to mind and body. Read on to learn more .
Mouthwash is important in maintaining good oral hygiene and surprisingly easy to make at home. Here are 4 easy homemade mouthwash recipes to keep your breathe fresh, gums healthy and teeth clean.
Not to be confused with the candy jujubes, the jujube tree and it's fruit have been around for centuries. It has been used in many traditional cultures for medicinal purposes and health benefits.
Carrier oils or base oils are present in the majority of homemade beauty products and are an essential ingredient to add. There are a large amount of carrier oils available, so here is my top 10 list.
Being able to turn an ordinary bar soap into a body wash is something you can easily do in your own kitchen. Soap has been in existence for centuries and soaps such as Castile are ideal to transform.
Planning your own girl's spa party at home is fun to organize. Here I show you how to host one including spa invitations, homemade spa treatments, party themes and recipes to compliment the party .
The Breadfruit Tree is grown in over 85 countries and dates back some 3,000 years. One of the most useful trees grown in tropical regions breadfruit is an important food source for many cultures.
Cherimoya or Chirimoya trees produce the most delicious fruit which tastes of banana, pineapple, papaya, coconut, passion fruit and mango. Step into the wonderful world of Cherimoya fruit facts.
Pumpkin spice is a wonderful blend of aromatic spices that make great homemade lip gloss and lip balm recipes. Often reserved for Thanksgiving, here are some recipes incorporating pumpkin spice.
Wedding Makeup or specifically Bridal Makeup does not need to be done by a Make Up Artist when following my Wedding Makeup for Beginners guide with tips on preparation, products and best application.
You can easily make a DIY body spray using a homemade scented body lotion. Applying both products is a great way to make your fragrance last longer.
Body Painting has been around for centuries. Here is a guide how to get body painted from one who has been painted. Controversial maybe, this art form of painting the body is now respected globally.
Treat your skin to a strawberries and cream homemade facial mask and you will reap the benefits. Strawberries are powerful antioxidants and rich in Vitamin C which are essential for a healthy skin.
To say there are quite a few different use of a coconut is a huge understatement, there are hundreds of uses of this fruit of the Palm Tree. Every part of the coconut and the tree has a purpose.
There are many ways to prolong your cosmetics so read my top tips on how to make your cosmetics last longer that will ultimately save you money. Start stretching your cosmetics and reap the benefits.
Have you heard of Ugli Fruit? Ugli is the trademark name of The Jamaican Tangelo Fruit under which it is sold. The first Ugli Fruit Tree was discovered over 80 years ago and is still delicious today.
An introduction to the different mask types, how to correctly apply your face mask and how to remove it . This effective and beneficial face treatment should be part of your weekly skin care routine.
Oatmeal and eggs combine together to give a skin busting mini face lift. This homemade face pack using oatmeal and an egg results in a face mask that may be tweaked to suit different skin types.
Learn how to harvest, prepare, and eat the wonderful prickly pear cactus, also known as nopal. The prickly pear is not only tasty and nutritious, it is used in a variety of beauty products, as well.
Creme Blush gives a soft dewy natural look to our complexion. Easily made at home creme blush is an incredibly popular form of blush so read on for recipes, tips and comparisons with powder blush.
A Homemade Fruit Lip Balm is so easy to make and much more beneficial for our lips. Here is an easy Fruit Lip Balm recipe packed with skin loving ingredients and fruity flavoring from essential oils.
Making your own home spa treatments is so doable. Using many great ingredients commonly found in the kitchen or in the garden, here are a variety of my homemade spa treatments to treat yourself to.
What are Rambutan? Have you heard of them? These lychee-like fruits are one of the most exotic in the world. A guide to Rambutan fruit, their nutritional benefits, and recipes included.
The Puglia region of Italy is one of the lesser-known Italian regions, but it is not to be missed. It was hard to limit myself to just 10 reasons to visit this area, as there are so many. Read on for my best of Puglia.
Luscious lips and most definitely hot lips are easily achieved with my beauty tips on how to have moist lush lips. Avoid dry cracked lips and instead have a pair of sexy soft lip smackers all year.
Some useful tips and ideas for how to stop acting like a tourist when visiting a foreign country. Deciding to visit a particular country or countries is half the work now how to reap the benefits.
Wild violets and dandelions grow wild and are often considered weeds. However, they are edible and full of surprising health benefits. When combined, they make the perfect bath tea recipe.
Turmeric has long been used in beauty recipes in Asian culture and has amazing benefits to the skin. Read on for beauty recipes with turmeric including anti-wrinkle treatments for the face.
Making your own homemade jojoba anti-wrinkle solution is quick and easy to make. One of the most beneficial ingredients for our skins, jojoba oil is particularly effective for mature aging skin.
Tips on how to moisturize your skin effectively with a guide to the skin types and how to identify them. No matter what your type of skin it needs a moisturizer or hydrating cream and protecting daily.
An exfoliating foot scrub is a treatment all our feet need. Our feet often get forgotten but they need to be kept in tip top condition. A foot scrub is easy to make at home using natural ingredients.
The latest spring and summer makeup trends for 2013 are a real mixture from fresh no makeup looks to neon matte lipsticks. Bushy brows are back in fashion as are the swinging 60's and jeweled eyes.
Treat yourself by making a candy flavored lip gloss which is sure to be a hit. With at least 100 flavors available to choose from, your lip gloss recipe won't be short of tasty candy flavors.
Here are my top quick and easy beauty tips covering all the great tips and tricks of the trade I have used as a Make up Artist and Beautician. Tips include makeup, homemade products and men's beauty .
A papaya & pumpkin facial exfoliating mask is full of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and skin beneficial enzymes which make this homemade facial mask recipe extremely beneficial for all skin types.
Have you wondered when you should throw out your makeup? Is there a right time? Many women have a pile of makeup products that they keep on using but is it harmful? Read on for guidelines and tips.
Making your own mango face pack using a ripe mango is easy and quick to do . Mangoes are extremely refreshing and beneficial to the skin and will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and moisturized.
Administering a facial massage on yourself is a quick treatment you can easily fit into your daily beauty regime. With benefits including improved circulation, increased muscle tone and a brighter complexion, it is well worth doing. With roots in both Eastern and Western philosophies and...
Before you apply makeup you need to get the skin ready which means skin care. This does not have to mean using many different skin care products, especially when it is for every day makeup. Read on to find a simple but effective skin care routine you will easily fit into your daily schedule and...
Making a rosewater and lemon face wash takes no time to make and will give you wonderful rejuvenated skin. You may also want to make your own rosewater using rose petals so read on for a face wash recipe, how to make your own rosewater, and some great homemade beauty recipes.
Homemade skin cleansers are easy to make using Aromatherapy ingredients. Essential oils have many beneficial uses in Aromatherapy, particularly in skin care and massages. Aromatherapy cleansers may use a couple of different essential oils or they may use more depending on the skin type and are...
Making a homemade blackhead remover is cheaper, more natural with no chemicals added and ultra-quick and easy using regular ingredients found in our cupboards and fridge.
Choosing a creative and romantic gift is a great way of personalizing gifts. Unique gifts will be more meaningful to those receiving them and you do not need to be super creative in order to give them. Read on for some romantic ideas that will help get the creativity juices flowing.
Lavender has many uses in the home. Here is a quick, step-by-step guide to drying lavender to make oil, soap, insect repellent, or sachets.
The Canary islands lying just off the coast of Morocco are actually governed by Spain. This group of volcanic islands that experience all year round sunshine have much to offer visitors from world recognized natural attractions to stunning beaches and nightlfe. Read on for some basic facts on Isla...
Do you wish you knew how to find good quality makeup brands affordably? It is very possible to buy your favorite Mac foundation or Bobbi Brown lipstick at reduced prices with a few pointers. Quality brands do not have to mean expensive so read on to see my top inexpensive makeup brands you may have...
Kids have long had a fascination with makeup and love it when mom applies makeup on them. How to apply makeup on kids requires a little thought on products, application and just what is sensible. Ultimately it is up to parents to decide so this is a guide to applying simple makeup, looking at the...
When you wear eyeliner it is important to know how to quickly remove any eyeliner mistakes that can happen to the best of us. With many different forms of eyeliner including liquid eyeliner and kohl pencil available commercially, avoiding panda eyes, smudged lines or blobs of product on your face...
Applying eyeliner in loose powder form is easy and by using existing eyeshadow colors, is a great way of saving your cash. Eyeliner should not be feared and yet it is by many women so let me give you some well choosen tips and advice on eyeliners. Here I show you how easily a soft natural look is...
Turn your rose petals into a tasty and decorative dessert addition. This easy recipe uses two ingredients readily available in the kitchen. It looks great and is totally edible.
You have heard of lip gloss but did you know of a layered lip gloss? Homemade layered gloss is easy to make and a great way of recycling old lipsticks, eyeshadows or even blush. With only a few ingredients this recipe makes a great cost effective alternative to store bought lip gloss and a great...
Making your favourite perfume last longer is easy to do by applying some simple guidelines and tips. Perfume fragrance is something men and women have enjoyed for centuries, so read on to find out my top tips for achieving long-lasting scent on your skin.
An almond face mask is just one of the many homemade skin care products possible using almonds or almond oil. An almond face mask recipe uses totally natural products easily found in the kitchen or readily available. Read on for more information on almonds, face masks and some facial mask recipes.
Nettle or Stinging Nettles make a powerful and beneficial tonic that is hard to beat. Growing wild nettle plants are available free of charge to make up into teas, infusions and tinctures that benefit the entire body. A great way to kick start the new year is to have a rejuvenating nettle detox so...
Making potpourri at home is easy to achieve. potpourri is a wonderful infusion of fragrance combined with natural ingredients including sweet smelling herbs, flowers, spices and dried fruits that come from your own garden or kitchen cupboards. Having year round potpourri is very doable where you...
Knowing how to light candles safely and avoid burning yourself is one part to candle care. Candles if not properly maintained or looked after will cause fires, its a fact with the frightening fire statistics to prove it. Read on for how to use candles wisely, tips and best methods to light a candle...
Combining a shower gel and salt scrub together in one product is an easy to make skin care product. A sea salt shower gel scrub is suitable for all skin types and will greatly improve the texture, tone and clarity of your skin.
Bananas may be used in a scrub recipe easily at home. Rich in antioxidants, bananas are an excellent ingredient in face scrubs, body scrubs and much, much more!
Do you suffer from dry or chapped lips? Doing a weekly homemade lip scrub will help recondition the lips restoring their natural beauty. With a few kitchen cupboard ingredients, luscious soft lips can be yours easily, quickly and make great gift ideas.
Fancy one of the citrus fruits as a flavor in an easy to make lip gloss recipe? Here I show you how to achieve your own quick and chemical free lip gloss that makes an ideal gift for family, friends or even as a party or wedding favor. These easy to make recipes are moisturizing and nourishing with...
Homemade air fresheners using spices, fruits and herbs are easy to make at home. By using household ingredients it is possible to have wonderful long lasting scents wafting through your home that are bound to be a talking point with guests! For some fantastic air freshener scents that are all...
Secret Santa is a gift giving and receiving tradition many families, workplaces, and groups choose to adopt. Read on to find out the different ways to participate in this game.
Hiding gray hair is easy when you make your own hair colors or hair rinses. Love it or hate it, going gray is a fact of life we will all experience. If you prefer to hide it with color, then read on to find out how you can achieve success with common kitchen ingredients.
Did you know that olive oil is one of the best moisturizers and natural skin care products you can use? Used by Mediterranean women for thousands of years, olive oil is a wonder product. Find out more about its benefits in this article.
A homemade cucumber face wash is easy to make and much more beneficial to your skin than store bought varieties. Here is a face wash recipe that is cost effective, chemical-free and suitable for all ages, sexes and skin types thanks to the wonderful properties of this fruit we use as a vegetable.
Have you ever considered making your own Lavender Insect Repellent? If not then step this way as I show you some easy chemical free recipes you can make which include other essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Clove oil. These natural bug repellents are very effective in preventing...
Handbags or purses are the most used fashion accessories by women. Why not opt for a unique bag that is individual and stylish. Read on to find out where to look for handbags that will be head turners and give you that feel good factor. This ultimate fashion accessory is a must if you want to...
Are you longing for thicker, longer eyelashes? Beautiful eyelashes and eyebrows can be yours using castor oil nightly. Read on for step-by-step instructions to beautiful eyelashes and brows.
In need of a good moistruizing skin product which will leave your skin soft, supple and smooth? Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Oil are the perfect skin combination you can use at home in your own homemade body butter. Read on for information on the benefits of Cocoa Butter and Jojoba, an easy recipe you...
Teenage girls love makeup so why not show them some great makeup craft ideas at home. Makeup is expensive so here I have put together some of the top must have color cosmetics, teenage girls love. They are all easy to make, take little time and could be great gift ideas for them to make for friends...
Ever thought of making your own cucumber water? Here I show you how easy it is to improve simple tap water by introducing cucumber, lemon and mint to make a highly flavoured and beneficial spa water. Read on to find out the benefits of the ingredients, an easy recipe and alternative suggestions to...
Honey, the nectar of the gods, is a food that is ideal for your bath and spa DIY treatments. Beneficial from top to toe, honey is a natural skin softener that is suitable for all skin types. You can still have your facials, waxes, body treatments and hair pampering in your very own spa for a...
Lavender oil is produced as an essential oil or an infused oil. Originating in the wild thousands of years ago, lavender has become the most versatile member of the mint family. Learn how to make your own oil; it is easy and requires only two ingredients, a little time and costs very little.
Strawberries pack a powerful punch when it comes to health and beauty benefits. Strawberry scented Beauty and Cosmetic products are easily made at home, very quick to make and are chemical free. Read on for recipes and useful information on strawberries in facials, pedicures haircare and body care...
Combining the exfoliating benefits of sugar and the antioxidant-rich tomato creates the ideal facial scrub to make at home. Exfoliating the skin is essential for soft, glowing and rejuvenated skin. Making this scrub at home only requires these two ingredients and a few minutes to apply.
Chocolate is an ingredient rich in benefits to the skin, contrary to popular belief. Using it in a DIY facial mask leaves the skin soft, supple, toned and much much more so read on to find easy to make chocolate face mask recipes for different skin types. Your skin will thank you!
Apples are an excellent DIY ingredient for homemade facial cleansers. Skin cleansing is part of our daily life and making your own is not only saving you money but is more beneficial to your skin. Read on to find out the benefits of using apples and Apple Cider Vinegar as cleansers with recipes for...
Sandalwood Bath Salts are so easy to make at home. They take little or no time in making, are using natural ingredients and smell gorgeous. Sandalwood is a rich, warm woody scent suitable for men and women who enjoy a long leisurely soak in the bath. Read on to find out all the benefits of bath...
Making your own scented hair gel could not be easier and requires only a few ingredients. Homemade hair gel is cost-effective, more healthy for your hair and can be scented by using your favourite essential oil. Read on for two great recipes, tips and benefits.
A Christmas memory book is easy to start and will capture all those special and unique memories. A memory for many is a precious gift and where better to hold onto it than a memory book specifically for the Christmas holiday season? Here I introduce you to my family memory book and show how easy...
The exotic hibiscus flower and leaf have many benefits and uses. Read on to find how to use this beautiful flower as a natural, cheap and highly effective shampoo.
Making a gift for a loved one, friend or colleague does not need to be difficult. Being creative in gift-giving does not require special skills, so step this way and get some great ideas that will not break the bank and will get the creative juices flowing.
An introduction to the Japanese Gardens in County Kildare, Ireland. Designed over a hundred years ago, these beautiful gardens, said to be the best in Europe, are part of The Irish National Stud.
Here are some great DIY homemade cleaners for Makeup Brushes that work! Clean Makeup Brushes are an essential piece of kit for creating that flawless application. Looking after them is vital so here I give you some homemade cleanser solutions that will not break the bank.
The Sabras Cactus Fruit is also known as Prickly Pear, Cactus Pear, Tuna and Indian Fig to name a few. How did it get the name Sabras?Read on for information on this extraordinary Fruit of a Cactus Plant that not only tastes great but has many health benefits.
Cacti are a vast and varied family of plants that originated millions of years ago. Known for their incredible ability to survive the driest conditions, cacti are a very hardy plant with very unique characteristics that include their spines, areoles, and stems.
Ways of saving money on our shopping are there if we look. Saving does not have to mean we are cutting down on our actual shopping. Here I show you some tried and tested ways that will make the difference to your spending.
How many of us keep our kitchen knives sharpened? All chefs will tell you how important and essential it is to cut, slice, dice or chop with a sharp knife. Here I show you exactly what is involved and how to achieve razor sharp kitchen knives, that will reward you ten fold.
Antique or Heirloom Bulbs give gardeners of today a direct link to the past. Becoming increasingly popular with home gardening enthusiasts, this is an introduction to Heirloom Flower Bulbs,what varieties are available and some fascinating facts on the history of the popular Spring and Fall...
Organising your wardrobe does not have to be a labour intensive ordeal. Here I will show you, with a step by step guide, how to create order out of chaos using merchandising skills and tips I have acquired from working in the fashion industry.
The most important part of a day for Italians is the old custom, tradition and ritual that lies in the art of taking a walk. It is done every day and unites communities all across Italy. La Passeggiata is not be missed and experienced when in Italy.
Did you know that all fuchsia plants produce berries? Not only that, they are all edible fruits. Wow, it was certainly news to me, and fuchsia have been one of my must-have plants for years.
Have you ever wondered where you might get free gardening containers outside of the home? Here I show you some great places to try including online websites. Thinking outside the box, I will also provide some interesting and surprising container solutions for the gardening enthusiast.
The Hundertwasser toilets are a world class example of Art, Architectural brilliance and Ecology all in one show piece. Kawakawa near the Bay of Island in New Zealand (NZ) has become a major tourist destination because of this artistic masterpiece.This article gives you an insight into the world's...
A look at the funny side of Tennis with Quotes and Jokes from players, past and present. Tennis has had many legends through the years with funny one liners and tennis jokes that have been memorable.
Ideas for gardening containers are all around us in the home. With a little imagination you can recycle common and not so common household items and have unique containers. Here are my top 50 ideas which will save you money and are sure to add interest to any space.
There are many Quotes on Great Customer Service that could act as mission statements for many Businesses today. Mahatma Gandhi is one such contributor whose words speak truth, wisdom and understanding of what Great Customer Service truly is. Here I have shown why his Quote has a place in modern day.
So what does being Irish mean? Here is a humorous look at a fictional course taking enrolment for students looking to learn what being Irish means in time for St Patricks Day. You have been warned!
The abandonment of pets tragically is something many are familiar with seeing the world over. Rescue centers are full to capacity with dogs and cats in particular. Pet stores are even seeing abandoned animals left outside their premises. This is our story on how we rescued Coco and gave her a...
The rules and regulations for driving vary in different countries. All are expected to be adhered to and yet drivers continually break the law. Have you ever been guilty of speeding or parking illegally? Did you feel hard done by? Here is an account of this author's run in with the local police.
3 Months spent with HubPages. A humourous rhyming tribute to HP, the community and my followers.
The world of Cell phones or Mobile phones is forever changing. For example,the iPhone of today will be a relic in 10 years. This is a humorous look at the cell phone through Words, Art, Photos and Images because love them or hate them, they are here to stay.
Wondering how to get to Alberobello in the Puglia Region? Where are the nearest airports or Ferry Ports? Do trains and buses go there? Alberobello is easily accessible for all types of travellers with different itineraries and budgets. With it's close proximity to the coast and being centrally...
Alberobello in the Puglia Region, is well situated to explore and visit places nearby for day trips. This article offers an insight into what makes this area and surrounds so unique and inspirational. My highlights include the cave dwellings of Matera, the breathtaking caves of Castellana Grotte...
A trip to the Puglia Region of Italy would not be complete without visiting the world famous Trulli of Alberobello. A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, the Trulli are unique to this area of Italy and Alberobello was the first town in The Valle d'Itria area to have these unusual dwellings.
Lecce is a magnificent Italian City in the Puglia Region. Not widely known outside of Italy, it is commonly called "Pearl Of The Baroque" due to the incredible architecural splendour here. Highlights include the Basilica Santa Croce and the Roman Amphitheatre. Having first been introduced to this...
An introduction to Lecce in the Puglia region of Southern Italy.Commonly known as the "Pearl of the Baroque" and the "Florence of the South", this town has escaped mass tourism and truly is Italy's best kept secret . . . until now!
Ever wondered just what the Irish are talking about?? Well wonder no more . . . Here is a guide to the most popular Irish Slang words used today in everyday speech. We are known for our gift of the gab and I have shown the words, their meanings and also given examples of this weird and wacky...
An insight into your first years driving after you have passed your test. As a new licence holder, here is what to expect, practical tips and advice to help you stay safe as a new driver through some words of wisdom from one who has recently been there.
Ever fancied going to somewhere that bit different, obscure and unusual? Then join me on a trip around Europe to some lesser known gems worthy of recognition, in an A-Z guide to travel hot spots.
Italy's top singing sensation, popular all over European non-english speaking countries and also extremely well known in South America due to songs being recorded in Spanish.Has dueted with many world reknowned singers and musicians including Tina Turner, Andrea Boceilli and Carlos Santana.
A magical island in Greece, Santorini has risen out of the ashes of a sleeping volcano.Filled with beauty and character.A place everyone should visit and I guarantee you will want to return to. Her is a guide to what makes Santorini such a special part of Greece.
A true story of living with epilepsy on a daily basis. Overcoming stigmas associated with Epilepsy. My story of facing Epilepsy and following my dreams to play sport, travel and learn to drive.