All posts tagged: natural beauty recipes

clean your brushes

How often do you clean your brushes? I have asked family and friends this question and to my surprise most of them answered that they have never done it! The ideal answered would have been … once a week.  I know we are always moving and think we don’t have time to be cleaning our brushes, but it is so important for so many reasons! Most of all is the bad bacteria building in the brushes – yuk, the performance of them, and the bonus that taking care of things will always make them last longer – so you don’t need to be buying more, think of the environment and your wallet.

golden milk

Monserrat González is a health and wellness nutritionist. She tells us about the benefits of a wonderful beverage: the Golden Milk. “Let’s start by talking a little bit more about the properties of this great spice. Turmeric is a spice very similar to ginger, you could even say that they are from the same family. This spice provides endless properties and benefits, which is why it is considered one of the most used spices in India for healing purposes. Turmeric contains curcumin, which has a very similar effect to cortisone. That is why today I share the recipe of this beverage, which will bring endless benefits: “The Golden Milk”.

Holy Matcha! Have you discovered the wonder tea?

If you ask what are the health benefits of matcha, you may as well just ask what aren’t they! Because frankly matcha tea seems to be the answer to almost everything health-related.  It’s just so incredibly good for you, apparently!   Zen monks have sworn by it for centuries and they live a VERY long and healthy life! Matcha tea is a type of Japanese green tea that’s been around for thousands of years. A favourite of Zen monks and used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, matcha means “ground” and this wonder tea is basically ground into a powder then whipped into a frenzy of fabulous health benefits for drinking and digesting in other ways. Aside from Matcha tea and Matcha Lattes, Matcha is starting to be used in things like dairy free icecreams, froyos and other sweet treats like brownies.  It’s also great as a face mask – see below. Why is Matcha so good for you? Basically it is the holy grail of antioxidants!  Matcha green tea contains polyphenol compounds called catechins – super …