Why Moroccan Argan Oil Hair and Skin Treatments are So Naturally Beneficial
Liquid gold. That’s how health experts and natural beauty aficionados are describing argan oil. What is argan oil? Made from the nut of the Argan tree in south-western Morocco, argan oil is full of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, making it a wonderfully natural treatment for hair and skin. Today, as in days of old, argan oil is extracted by Moroccan women by cracking the nuts between two stones and grinding it up slowly. Of course, mass production demands the use of machines for larger quantities, but benefits of argan oil for skin and hair remain the same.
Mint Chocolate, Berrylicious, and Clove & Orange
Save money and avoid the harmful chemicals common in conventional lip care products with natural lip balm recipes you’ll want to eat! Though the methods may vary, most of these natural lip balms rely on a mixture of plant-based oils, beeswax, and tasty flavours your lips will love.
Wrap up your homemade natural lip balm in upcycled mint tins, old lip gloss containers, or little jars. You’ll find that most of these recipes require time (about 3 hours) as the mixtures set, but your patience will be rewarded!
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Save the Earth & Make a Statement: Green Your Wardrobe
These days fashionistas are living the green life. They’ve switched from disposable plastic grocery bags to reusable stainless steel or aluminum water bottles. Stylish ladies are even taking the bus or riding a bike across town.
The wardrobe, however, has been one area lacking eco-friendly alternatives, and the manufacturing processes used to produce clothing on a large scale leave a lot to be desired. The standard, stereotypical eco-friendly fashions, such as hemp dresses in shades of oatmeal, aren’t exactly inspiring.
Luckily, green fashion has come a long way in just a short amount of time. There are a number of brands that produce earth-friendly and mirror-pleasing pieces, from clothing to accessories. If you want to fill your wardrobe with clothes that are sustainable, organic or inspiring on the eco-friendly front, here are a couple brands to check out and shopping tips to keep in mind.
Photo: Adidas by Stella McCarney, Flickr/adifansnet
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