Did you know that every third mouthful of food we eat has been pollinated by bees? They are truly remarkable creatures and without them, the human race would be extinct! They are responsible for pollinating around 85 percent of the worlds food crops. Another fantastic thing about them is that they produce honey, wax and propolis. They have many uses and one of the main uses is for skincare. Humans have been using honey to heal the skin for thousands of years. Honey, wax and propolis have been used for their antiseptic and moisturising properties. They are a well known beauty staple and a great skin conditioner. Honey can be used to heal wounds and treat various skin conditions.
If you read my recent blog post on self-care, then you may have noticed that one of the suggestions is to bake some nice yummy treats for yourself! Yipee, that means it is guilt-free, cos i said so haha! Anyone asks, you can tell them i told you that in order to look after yourself, you need to bake yummy treats for yourself on a regular basis. Why? Because it makes you happy of course! Too many people are afraid to treat themselves due to boring and strict diets or healthy lifestyle choices, basically. Thats why I’m here to give you a little push in the direction of deliciously sweet and mouth-watering biscuits. I happened to make these a few years ago back in New Zealand and they were completely amazing. I actually meant to bake them for a market, they are THAT good. I was thinking to myself, i could probably just bake these cookies by the dozen and sell them to make some cash because they’re completely addictive and people would keep coming back for more heehee. Who knows, i may still rock on with that idea but for the time being I’m a full time Mum with no babysitter – so that may be a while away.
Today i decided to do a post on my top ten natural beauty products that I’m using at the moment. I really love my natural beauty products and i just had to share my current natural beauty faves with you. I have never done a post of this kind before so i will go through my beauty routine and add some of my little luxuries that i use a couple of times a week, at the end. I’ll start off with my everyday routine. It is a very quick routine since I’m lucky to have a spare few minutes to be honest! I do a lot of running around after my two babies in the mornings so i need a quick and easy to manage skincare once-over. I also adore nourishing my face and i really relish the effect of my products and the feel-good factor involved with properly cleansing and prepping my face for the day. Its my little bit of pampering that wakes me up and makes me feel great. I tend to have my shower first, which takes me a maximum of five minutes and then follow with face care as the pores are open from the heat. Thats if i have time! Otherwise i just do my facial routine whenever i get a chance. So i will start with my fave shower product for body care.
“15 Simple Self Care Tips to make your life more satisfying”
Self care is extremely important, especially in this day and age when people are overwhelmed with work, commitments and time-management issues. A lot of the time, people get so over-worked that they neglect their own selves and end up completely burnt out and dissatisfied with their lives. The key to self care is slowing down. Its taking time for yourself, to focus on you. You often hear people say ‘Take care of yourself’ or ‘Look after yourself’ and thats for a good reason. You can’t possibly function properly whilst looking after everyone and not looking after yourself. Thats why its important to take some “You time”.
Today we’re talking facial mist. I haven’t done a good DIY beauty post for a while so i have loads lined up! I thought this DIY facial mist one would be a particularly good one to start with for the summer months. If you’re lucky, you will be having nice weather wherever you are! Either way, facial mists are a big hit nowadays since they seem to have a great effect on the skin. Similar to a toner, they are really refreshing and cooling. They’re also really simple to apply in a hurry and no need for cotton pads so can save you money and time.