Going 'au naturel' with your beauty regime is not about boycotting beauty products altogether, but rather, using natural beauty products made with safe botanical ingredients.
Bec Johnson agrees, and instead of turning to nasty chemicals for a quick beauty fix, she takes her inspiration from Mother Nature. Bec is the founder of earthYARD and a single origin oils expert. She's also a big believer in choosing essential oils over mystery elixirs, and Bec and I are kindred souls when it comes to understanding the benefits of natural ingredients.
I made the switch from chemical-based beauty products to toxin-free alternatives a few years ago, and it was the best skin-decision I've ever made. I've always been a lover of home-remedies, so earthYARD's essential oils range is perfect for my 'mixing and making' Saturday-night-in beauty sessions too.
My two favourite earthYARD recipes are toxin-free, chemical-free, nasty-free, preservative-free and therapeutic, both in their ingredients list and processes - exactly what a beauty regime should be...
Recipe one: Regenerative Hair Serum
The Regenerative Hair Serum recipe makes enough for a 100ml bottle, which lasts a good while. The power of Rosemary Oil will help to stimulate hair growth and replenish essential fatty acids for ultimate hair nourishment.
52ml Australian Jojoba Oil
18ml Australian Organic Avocado Oil
12 ml Moroccan Argan Oil
10 ml Fijian Fractionated Coconut Oil
1ml Tunisian Rosemary Oil
0.5ml French Clary Sage Oil
1.5ml Madagascan Ylang Ylang Oil
1 x 100ml reusable bottle and serum pump (or dropper, whatever works for you)
Using a measuring spoon or a pipette, measure the right amount of each oil and pour into a mixing bowl or jug. Mix all ingredients together for 30 seconds and then pour into a reusable bottle with a pump. Use twice a week, massaging into dry hair for up to 10 minutes and then rinse out. Easy!
Recipe two: Warrior Body Lotion
The Warrior Body Lotion is great for an all-over body pick-me-up. This blend is a force to be reckoned with. Prepare to feel fabulous.
500ml earthYARD Base Lotion
10ml earthYARD Warrior Blend
1 x 500ml reusable bottle with a lotion pump
Simply mix all ingredients together and use a piping bag to fill the bottle, screw on the lotion pump and use liberally every day, all over. Easy!
For more natural beauty recipes or to shop earthYARD's plant-based essential oils range, visit earthYARD.
The Fashion Advocate x