Tag: ingredients

Your Homemade Beauty Questions Answered

Sometimes when I’m bored, I like to look at the keywords that people google to find this website. And sometimes, I notice that people have found their way here, but have searched for something that I haven’t answered in a blog post. That’s why I decided to take some of the most common search queries and answer them in this post. So I present to you some of the most interesting, tricky and downright odd things that people want to know.


How To Recognize Quality Rose Water – And How To Make Your Own

One of the ingredients that should be in every DIY beauty crafters cupboards is rose water, or another herbal water. Rose water is exactly what it sounds like – roses steeped in water, where the good components of the rose has soaked into the water. The great thing about these herbal waters, or herbal hydrosols, is that they are very versatile. They can be used as such as a face toner, or in a hair rinse. They can also be used in any recipe instead of water, and in that way you will get a lot of benefits from the hydrosol, instead just a filling agent (which water is). According to Livestrong, rose water is a mild antiseptic and is good for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, red and irritated skin as well as acne skin. In this post, I will discuss how you can find quality rose water in the shops, and how to make your own herbal hydrosols.

Homemade floral waters: rose water, orange blossom water, lavender water (more…)

The 5 Best Apps For Your Toxic-Free Life

Smartphones and tablets have really become a widespread phenomenon, and there are no limits to the kinds of apps you can get to your phone. But when I was going to look up some good no ‘poo apps I noticed that there were really few of them. I still managed to get myself a few, and by thinking a bit creatively I found no ‘poo-uses for apps actually meant for cooking.

Here are my five favorite apps that come in handy when you’re either making your own skin care products, or when you’re shopping for good products. All of them, except for one, are free. Enjoy!


Make Make Up – What Do You Need?

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It’s time for the second part of our make up series – which ingredients do you need when making your own cosmetics?

Here’s a list of the the things you’ll need. You will need to make a small investment to get the pigments and stuff that are necessary for making your own makeup, but once you have them, they will last really long – and in the long run you’re going to save a bunch of cash too!

You can order the minerals online – let me know if you need to find a good site.



INCI for dummies

Look at the picture to your right. How much do you understand of the list of ingredients? Most people will fall off the wagon after “water”.

This is an actual list of ingredients from a hair styling product that I used to own some years back. It was around the time when I was just getting interested in knowing what exactly was in the products I used daily, and after having looked at the ingredient list, I threw the bottle out.

This list contains many weird-sounding names that would be almost impossible to learn by heart. Luckily, there are a few ways that help the understanding of the ingredient declaration, or the INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) a bit better.