We’re here—the thick of winter’s chill. And nothing takes the edge off like a luxurious and super warm (okay, hot as heck) bath. So, turn the phone off, light the candles, and take a little winter respite with these all-natural DIY bath soak ideas—straight from the kitchen.
What lengths won’t most of us go to for great-looking skin? After all, when we look amazing, we feel fabulous, too. Would you consider the benefits of seaweed as an important skincare ingredient worth exploring? Or does that just sound, well, a little too fishy for your taste?
Nothing lightens the weight of winter quite like the fragrance of flowers. The floral aromas just scream spring and summer and can bring a warmth to even the coldest days. One flower we’re particularly fond of is the neroli blossom—which is actually the flower from an orange tree.
If your skin is acne-prone, try an elimination diet (with the aid of your primary care physician), and even try removing natural skin care items one by one to see if any of those may be the culprits. Identifying the cause of dark spots is the first step in preventing them.
If you don’t love yourself, you make it hard for others to do it, too. And you know what else? That whole thing about beauty being on the inside? It’s the truth. If we’re not finding or feeling beautiful from within, there’s no serum, moisturizer, or mascara that can do it for us.
The mighty rose: it’s a symbol of love, of elegance, of purity. And what it does for our hearts, at least, in the spiritual sense, it does for our skin, most literally. Rose oil (rosa damscena) is a potent yet gentle skin tonic with numerous benefits.
Do detergents make you gag? Do you get weepy when you see women loading up on petroleum-based skin and hair care (or, gasp, baby care products)? Feel like you’re the only one in the world obsessed with natural beauty products? Well, you’re not—not by a long shot. According to a recent poll, more than half of women over age 35 and 73 percent of millennial women are choosing all-natural beauty products.
Move over, pumpkin spice lattes. The real star of the season are these pumpkin seed oil benefits. Its creamy orange flesh is chock-full of vitamins, fiber, and healthy, delicious goodness. But it’s those little seeds—you know, the ones you pitch when you carve that doorstep decoration—that are the real stars of the gourd.