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Lip and Skin Balm Recipe

Ingredients 60ml Sweet Almond Oil25g Beeswax50g Shea butter2ml organic lip balm flavour oil or of your favourite essential oil Instructions Put sweet almond oil, beeswax and shea butter into a glass or ceramic bowlPlace bowl into a pot of gently boiling water, so it floats on itMelt your ingredients together, stir every couple of minutesOnce melted, add the flavour or essential oilPour into pots or jars, place lids on once cooled. This healing mixture will keep...

January 6, 2021

4 Ingredient Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup cocoa butter raw, melted. (218 grams)1 cup cocoa powder1/3 cup raw runny honey1 tsp of pure vanilla extract Instructions: Place cocoa butter pieces into the upper insert of a double boiler, estimating how much you'll need to get one cup of melted cocoa butter. (Make sure no water touches the bottom of the pan or gets inside. Alternately, place cocoa butter in an oven-proof pan and allow it to melt slowly in a 200 degree oven.)Measure 1 cup of this...

March 7, 2020

DIY Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

Too busy to wash and style your hair as often as you'd like? If this happens to you too, we have the perfect solution: DIY dry shampoo. Just apply the dry shampoo to your roots with a makeup brush, tousle your hair with your fingers to rub it in, then style your hair like normal; the greasy shine is gone, and the dry shampoo adds a ton of volume to your hair! This DIY dry shampoo is for dark hair, but if you have light hair, you can use the same recipe, just leave out the cocoa powder. DIY Dry&n...

August 20, 2019

First results in from our eczema trials

Samara was miserable with eczema. She's suffered from it since she was two years old. A combination of cold autumn days and dry weather meant she suffered the worst attack of eczema ever. She's used plenty of steroid creams over the years but decided she just didn't want to put it on her skin anymore.We sent her the skin balm, colloidal oatmeal bath soak and kawakawa oil. Look at the results, her skin responded so well to the natural and pure ingredients. She feels so much better and we are thri...

July 6, 2019

Colloidal Bath Soak recipe

Use this recipe to sooth tired, irritated skin. What you'll need: * 2 cups of pure rolled oats – ground (this is not essential but it makes for a smoother bath, you can use a grinder or put them in a blender until they are very finely blended) * 1/2 cup of baking soda * 1/2 cup of dried calendula flowers * 1/2 cup of dried chamomile flowers Mix ingredients together and seal in a jar to keep by the bath. Add 1/2 a cup to your bath for a relaxing, skin soothing soak. Our calendula and chamo...

June 23, 2019

Dead Sea salt scrub recipe

The benefits of Dead Sea Salt are well documented. Dead Sea salt contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulphur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. It has a lower concentration of salt than normal seawater, and the difference is made up by these extra minerals. Dead Sea salt can help with: - Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. The minerals are absorbed while soaking, stimulating blood circulation- Common skin ailments – for tr...

May 25, 2019

EASY Three Ingredient Lotion Bar Recipe

Ingredients: 100g Cocoa Butter100ml Sweet Almond Oil100g Beeswax Instructions: Place butter, oil and wax in a heavy bottom pot or double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make one by placing a glass bowl or wide mouth Mason jar in a small saucepan of water.Heat gently, stirring regularly, until ingredients are melted.Pour into moulds Allow to cool completely before removing from moulds. You can chill the bars in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to speed up the...

May 22, 2019

What's up with Caffeine?

Fights Free Radicals: Free radicals are responsible for causing premature skin ageing. This results in the appearance of wrinkles, sun spots and loss of elasticity. The antioxidants contained in caffeine can attack these free radicals and eliminate them. This will improve the overall look of your skin. Soothes Inflammation: Caffeine possesses anti-inflammatory properties that make it effective in reducing inflammation and redness in your skin. It is often used as an ingredient in anti-inf...

December 14, 2015

Honest Skincare Review by Antoinette Bonbon

Honest Skincare is a 100% edible, natural and mostly vegan range made right here in New Zealand! (The only product that doesn't come under the Vegan Umbrella is the Lip Balm which contains Beeswax) A super food for your skin with no chemicals and no added fragrances. Honest packages all their delightful products in glass to prevent any leaching of nasty BPA's and to be quite frank, that just makes the packaging that much more adorable! I had just discovered Honest Skin Care a month or so ago, an...

November 20, 2015

Delicious Skin by Chantal Dey Nutritionist

Our friend the amazing Fit Foodie aka Chantal Dey Nutrition has written a gorgeous blog packed with advice on what to do (and what not to do) to get your skin looking great this summer, featuring the lovely Keely Watson - Facialist and us Honest Skincare. Highly recommend you give it a read x Read Chantal's article Delicious Skin here...

November 20, 2015


Companies know that people like you and me will pay more for a superior product. The same as been true for donkeys years. But these days and for our demographic (the wellness warriors) the term "superior" has a new meaning. We no longer want the shiniest, wankiest, most famous, fanciest product (well, not always). We want the product that is the best for our health. Because our demographic knows that health is the true wealth. The companies know it too. And they're exploiting us. I've seen ...

October 15, 2015

Keeping it clean on the outside too

But did you know that your skin is your bodies' largest organ and it absorbs a great deal of what it is exposed to – what we touch and what we slather over it at morning and bed time. Just how much is actually absorbed, I hear you ponder. Well, that really depends on the individual substance and how soluble it is, but ponder also on this: Flea treatments, hormone creams and nicotine patches… all applied to the skin and absorbed into the blood stream for what is called a "systemic" treatme...

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