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Coloring Your Hair ( The Natural Way)

What hair color highlights can you achieve without using harsh chemicals? Methods like Ombre or Balayage or ‘Grey Blending’. What sort of hair color are you looking for? This blog covers some very natural ideas, ingredients found in your fridge ( fruits for example) or special highlighting that doesn’t need to be painted onto your […]

How To Clean Soft Furnishings And Bedding (Naturally)

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu It is great to just pop your sheets or duvet covers into the washing machine, but what can you do when you have to deal with the huge duvet itself, pillows or mattress? Or what about the sofa or your […]

Natural Products Specifically for Men Of Color

Writing a blog for Black Men, African Americans, was mainly due to the differences in a need for different products to help with skin issues and hair types. Many of the products used by black men are more suited to the need for more moisturizing. The need for different products when growing a beard due […]

Cleaning Windows & Mirrors ( Without Streaks)

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu CLEANING WINDOWS Cleaning the windows in our home is a job that is easy to put off, with any excuse, its raining, or another job takes priority. It can be time consuming , there are quite a few […]

SUSTAINABLE FASHION (Upcycled, Recycled & Vintage)

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu Clothing now has almost become a disposable item, I do know people who buy a cheaper alternative for just one wear, maybe a night on the town, or a special event. There are shops on the high street […]

HENNA HAIR DYE

(COLORS, APPLICATION, PRO’S & CON’S) This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu ( updated April 2021) What is Henna? Henna is a dye prepared from the flowering plant, with seeds . The plant grows much better in hot countries. It has many properties, it can be used […]

Beards ( & How To Take Care Of Them Naturally)

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu MEN’S BEARD STYLING One of the most popular searches on google, was styling of your beard . The growing of a beard seems to be an increasing trend. The increasing popularity of beards started even before we were […]

WOMEN OF COLOR

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu ( Updated Feb 2021) Until recently, I thought that the cosmetics and hair color that women used ,were pretty much the same. I had a friend of color who used to use a coconut oil ,cream product that […]

BATH BOMBS AND CANDLES

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu Bath Bombs Do you know what is in that heavenly smelling Bath bomb or candle? Are you having a bath in a chemical soup? Have a look at what could be effecting you while you relax. BATH BOMBS […]

SUN PROTECTION

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu SUN CREAM/ SUNSCREEN This is always a subject I get totally confused on. I know the necessity of using a good sun cream or sunblock, but the stories in the media about what is safe or not, is […]

DEODORANTS

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu DEODORANTS- Deodorants ( Stop the odor associated with sweating, but don’t stop you sweating) or anti- perspirants ( block your sweat glands and stop some of your sweating )INSIDER– Ask that question . Which ever one you choose, […]

KILL HAIR NITS NATURALLY

At the thought or sight of nits in your hair, it’s off down to the pharmacy! It’s what we do especially as parents. But is shoving a bunch load of chemicals on ourselves or kids the only answer? Are there better options out there?

GREEN OFFICE

Working in an office is not always the healthiest place

EYE MAKEUP

Having our eyes look great is nothing new. Cleopatra is testimony to that. But what exactly are we putting near to our precious eyes and where does it come from? Here, I go through what I found some of which shocked me!

CLEANING YOUR HOME (NATURALLY)

What actually goes on in our homes? I’m talking about daily life and activity; Family, kids, pets, guests. What we use to keep our homes clean can make a big difference.

HEALTHY ANIMALS

The products in our home and the effect these could have on our pets

UP-CYCLING FURNITURE AND STUFF

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu UP-CYCLING, WHY WE GOT INTO IT AND SOME IDEAS FOR YOU  This was a new area for me, I have always ended up painting the stuff in the house, walls, woodwork etc .I actually feel at times that I […]

HEALTHIER CHOICES WITH FOOD

( Updated on May 2021) This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Me This blog is a natural progression for me. I love cooking, its a way of showing love to my family. I love to have a table full of people, lots of different foods […]

PERFUME & AFTERSHAVES

Perfumes and fragrances are “Trade Secrets” and with up to four thousand chemicals to make them up, you’ll never know what’s really inside them!.. Here, I share what I’ve found as possible solutions and alternatives.

MEN’S PRODUCTS

MEN’S Personal Care & Hair Products (Updated March 2021) This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu There is a much more detailed Blog here on Men’s Beards & How to Take Care of Them Naturally Due to the different products that are more suited to […]

NAIL POLISH, GLOSS

( updated 4 November ) This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu NAIL VARNISH /POLISHES What is in Nail varnishes and Polishes? I have always thought the smell of a nail varnish, smelt toxic, it is such a pungent smell. I can not say that […]

ALL ABOUT YOUR MOUTH & TEETH

Taking care of our mouth and teeth is supposed to be good for us. But if what we use isn’t…what then? Here are some ideas that work just as well and perhaps better.

FOUNDATIONS , Liquid and Mineral

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu FOUNDATION What is in this product? How can you find one which is really good for your skin? Without all the chemicals in it? I thought I would start at the base, and work up through the layers […]

Lowering Stress

( Updated Feb 2021) This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu Keeping Healthy is made up of a number of things.As they say, its mind body and spirit! Being healthy is in what you eat, drink or can be external factors , such as in […]

LIPSTICKS AND GLOSS

LIPSTICK AND LIP-GLOSS I always felt that putting on a little bit of a bright red lipstick, gave me a little boost for the day, made me feel a little more confident. Most article say that women wear lipstick to make themselves more noticeable and attractive. To make the mouth more noticeable, a sexual attraction. […]

CELLULITE AND HAIR REMOVAL

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. More information on the Menu (Updated March 2021) CELLULITE – WAYS TO COMBAT IT Cellulite , or as I have also heard it called Orange peel skin, cottage cheese , lumpy mattress and a few other not very nice names! It is the […]