When it comes to skincare, I find the easier the better. Apple cider vinegar is definitely one of my quintessential must-haves in my arsenal of DIY skin care. Apple cider vinegar is made from fermenting apples. Bacteria and yeast break down the sugars in the apples into alcohol,
As the quintessential butter of the natural hair community, it makes sense that people keep finding new ways of incorporating Shea butter into different recipes for hair and skin. My go-to sealant in the winter has always been a whipped mixture of Shea butter and a liquid oil.
I am really not one to purchase body scrubs from the store because with basic ingredients (all of which I can pronounce by the way) I can come up with a far better product that works for my lifestyle. I have been using this simple coffee scrub for at least 11 years (see video here).
If I could only use one oil for the rest of my natural hair journey coconut oil would be a no-brainer choice for me. I consider coconut oil as my signature oil when it comes to hair care. Granted the oil does not work for everyone so it’s important to try out different ones and always go with one most agreeable to your hair.
I am a wearing zero make-up in the photo above. Not even my eye-brows are done. I won the genetic lottery when it comes to skin (and people say I look a lot younger than I really am but that’s a topic for another day).
Most Ayurveda skin care recipes I have come across call for Besan, which is chic pea flour and also referred to as gram flour. I decided to give besan a try in combination with tulsi a.k.a holy basil.