Sunday, August 4, 2019

Beauty from the Kitchen and the Garden

Just what I do with my creams. From NST:
THERE is something innately comforting about reaching into your kitchen cupboard or fridge to cook up a nourishing meal. And the same applies to making beauty concoctions using garden herbs or kitchen spices. 
As a teenager, I remember applying fresh aloe vera from the garden to clear acne, using a paste made of yogurt and turmeric as a face mask and crushing hibiscus leaves and flowers to create a natural hair conditioner. 
Turning to nature for beauty is nothing new. It’s an ancient tradition practised since the dawn of time. Cleopatra famously bathed in milk to keep her skin supple and moist and used everything, from honey and rosewater, to grapes on her face to keep her famed beauty intact. Helen of Troy, another famous beauty was believed to have used apple cider vinegar as a beauty tool while French queen, Marie Antoinette, was said to be addicted to a facial made of eggs, milk and lemon. 
Throughout the ages, women have turned to nature to maintain or enhance their beauty because there’s comfort and safety in using familiar ingredients. (Read more.)

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