At the start of 2014 I decided to make some pretty big changes to my beauty regime, starting with my hair care products. I had already got rid of the body creams and lotions whose ingredients list was longer than my left arm and full of things I could not pronounce nor care to but I was still using shampoos and conditioners which were not doing anything good to my lovely caribbean hair. Growing up, my sister and I gave my mother so much hell for getting with my father (who was a beautiful black man) and hence handing down to us the legacy of afro hair. For years I wished for what I did not have, straight hair! That ungrateful attitude has now changed and I am now embracing my curls. I came to realise I just was not taking care of them properly nor with the right product.
I looked up natural products for afro hair care and decided to give it a go. It has been nine months now and my hair is transformed. Now, if only it could grow faster :)... My search for a more homemade natural approach to my beauty regime did not end there; I began to make scrubs and creams to maintain my lovely soft skin. All the ingredients are natural, organic and of fair trade origin when they can be so that what you put ON your body is just as good as what you put IN your body....
Essential oils are a wonderful way to treat a range of symptoms naturally and they add delightful scents to scrubs, creams and/or to use all around the house in general. Arc-En-Ciel body scrubs help your skin's natural renewing and regenerating process by GENTLY exfoliating it while the vegetable oils moisturise your skin without clogging it (unlike mineral oils) and help your body absorb the essential oils.
Scrublicious Body Scrubs
Relaxing Body Scrub:
Lavender essential oil is well known for its calming properties and combine with the pain relieving quality of peppermint essential oil and uplifting effect of lemongrass essential oil this scrub helps reduce stress and anxiety while smoothing the skin.
Refreshing Body Scrub:
This scrub will leave your skin radiant and renewed. Lemon essential oil has a cleansing effect and is useful to boost the immune system among many other benefits. The distinct cool scent of peppermint essential oil and its decongesting capacity has a revitalising effect.
Detoxifying Body Scrub:
This citrus blend of lemon, grapefruit, lemongrass and tea tree essential oils cleanses the body of toxins, stimulates the lymphatic system. Tea tree oil is also a well-known antioxidant.
Soothing Body Scrub:
Both marjoram and peppermint essential oils possess analgesic properties which soothe the muscles. Cypress essential helps alleviate muscle soreness and aches and improves poor circulation.
Invigorating Body Scrub:
Lemongrass essential oil not only has a lovely sweet smell, one of its abilities is to regenerate connective tissue. It also helps uplift mood while lavender essential oil relieves tension.
Smooth it out Facial Scrubs
Bentonite clay, himalayan salts, lemon juice, raw organic coconut oil and tea tree essential oil. Bentonite clay has the wonderful quality to absorb toxins and himalayan salt and lemon juice help clear out blemishes. A purifying and healing blend to leave your skin beaming.
Moisturising Face Paints
Avocado face mask:
A creamy paste of avocado flesh, bentonite clay, honey and lemon juice to deeply nourish and heal dry skins.