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Tooth Soap Recipe

Tooth Soap Recipe

    Yep, you read that right, Tooth SOAP! Many parts of the world use soap as a teeth cleaner and you might have noticed that people from some of the poorer parts of the world have lovely white teeth! How is that so? Well they are not eating processed sugars and white...

Have You Tried Oil Cleansing?

  Oil cleansing has been around for centuries but it’s a fairly new concept for us. The basic idea of oil cleansing is to use a combination of natural oils to cleanse the skin and also to balance the skin’s own natural oils. Oil cleansing produces a more...

Rubifresh Skincare

We’re very excited this week to review a lovely Australian business, Rubifresh Skincare. We were very impressed by their Anti-aging Moisturiser and the results we were having after using it for only a week! The Rubifresh vision was born out of a desire to...

Ajana

Looking for a gift for that person who has everything, well, Ajana may just have the right thing. Ajana sell home-made body products and homewares and today we are reviewing their reed diffuser. Ajana sent us a lovely packaged reed diffuser in scent; lavender,...

The Cheapest Shampoo and Conditioner

    These recipes have been around virtually since bicarbonate of soda was discovered! They really do work but they do take time for your hair and scalp to get used to so persevere for results. Once you have the mixtures to suit your hair you’ll never look back....

Homemade Body Wash

  You’ll Need: 1 pure soap bar, grated or crushed in the food processor 12 cups water 2 tbsp glycerine Instructions: Bring the water to a gentle simmer in a large pot, add the soap and stir until completely dissolved. Then take off the heat and stir in the...

Happy Skincare

100% natural skincare, organic, cruelty free and vegan; the aptly named Aussie business Happy Skincare is our featured business this week. It was the skincare sample pack which we received for review and this pack is the just the right size for 2 weeks use. We found...
Plantae Organic Skincare

Plantae Organic Skincare

New Zealanders, Carol Priest and her daughters Janelle, Jacinta and Fiona have created a lovely organic skincare range called Plantae, which is now available in Australia through http://chikii.com.au Today we’re reviewing their Rosehip Fruit Omega Rich Night Cream,...
Sun Zapper Sunscreen

Sun Zapper Sunscreen

Follow Sun Zapper on Facebook | Instagram It’s that time of the year again – SPRING AND SUMMER IN AUSTRALIA. No doubt you are looking for a sunscreen that will protect everyone in the family, no matter what skin type – well Sun Zapper have all your...

Hand Sanitiser

  1- cup Aloe Vera gel (or you can make your own) 1- teaspoon Isocol (Isopropyl Alcohol) 2- teaspoons vegetable glycerin 8-10- drops tea tree essential oil or lavender essential oil Simply blend all of the ingredients together and store in a pump bottle.    ...

Mater Maternity and Baby Care

  This week we are reviewing a new range of baby care products from the Maters Mothers, the Mater body balm for pregnancy the Mater baby wash and the Mater baby moisturiser. Mater maternity and baby care products have been developed specifically for newborn babies and...
10 ways to combat pimples

10 ways to combat pimples

Here a few unusual alternative tips on how to rid yourself of pimples. These are not meant to be all done at once! It is a list of tips that have worked for various people in the past and for you to try and see what the best solution is for you! Dab on a drop of tea...
Sugar Body Scrub

Sugar Body Scrub

Sugar Body Scrub (4 x 500ml jars) 8 cups White Sugar @$1.44 1/8 cup Apricot Oil @ $0.53 1/8 cup Almond Oil @$0.25 ¼ cup Soybean Oil @$0.12 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil @$1.00 Fragrance @$4.00 (6 tsp) Slowly mix the oils into the sugar, combining thoroughly. Add fragrance and...

Spritz

Spritz (makes 2 x 125ml bottles) 250ml Rose Water @$1.95 5ml Witch Hazel @$0.38 1ml Aloe Vera @$0.24 2ml Essential Oil @$1.80 This refreshing and simple to make spritz will keep your skin hydrated for hours. Terrific to use throughout a hot day or any day! b  ...

Salt Based Body Buff

Salt Based Body Buff (makes 2 x 400 gm jars) 4 cups Fine Sea Salt @$0.88 1 cup Bi-Carb @$0.40 1 tbls Aloe Vera Gel @$0.40 1 tbls Glycerine @$1.60 1 tsp Fragrance @$1.00 Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl and place into jars. This is a body scrub that...

Pumice Foot Scrub

Pumice Foot Scrub (Recipe makes 7 x 125ml jars) 1 cup Ground Pumice @$2.50 2 cup Sea Salt @$0.44 1 cup Bi-Carb @$0.40 2/3 cup Cream Base @$1.50 1 cup Soybean Oil @$1.00 1 tsp Tea Tree Essential Oil A beautifully healing and easy to make foot scrub that keeps well and...

Nourishing Hand Polish

  Nourishing Hand Polish 3 cups Fine Sea Salt @$0.66 ½ cup Epsom salts @$0.31 1 cup Soybean oil @$0.50 ½ cup Apricot oil @$2.13 ¼ cup Avocado oil @$2.38 ¼ cup Canola oil @$0.31 4tbls Glycerine @$1.20 1tbls Jojoba oil @$1.40 1tbls Almond oil @$0.40 1tsp Vitamin E oil...

Nourishing Body Lotion

  Nourishing Body Lotion  200ml Cream Base @$1.80 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil @$1.00 (Vit E capsule) ½ tsp Rose Hip Oil @$0.50 Fragrance @$1.60 (1 tsp true rose & 2.5ml lavender essential oil) Gently combine all the ingredients until well mixed and place into a clean,...

Nightly Hand Balm

  Nightly Hand Balm (makes 5 x 125ml jars) 500ml Body Butter @$7.50 1 tbls Aloe Vera Gel @$0.30 2 tbls Avocado Oil @$1.20 1 tsp Rose Hip Oil @$1.00 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil @$1.00 (Vit E capsule) 2% Fragrance @$2.00 (10ml Rose + Lavender) Mix all the ingredients together...

Moisturising Bath Salts

  Moisturising Bath Salts (makes 4 x 400gm jars) 6 cups fine sea salt @$1.32 2 cups bi-carb soda @$0.80 1/8 cup Almond Oil @$0.50 Fragrance @$3.00 (3 tsp) Simply combine the first three ingredients together in a large bowl and then add the fragrance to suit. d  ...

Mineral Shower Whip

  Mineral Shower Whip (makes 3 x 400g jars) 4 cups Fine Sea Salt @$0.88 1 ½ cup Bi-Carb of Soda @$0.60 1 cup Shower/Bath Gel @$2.75 1 tsp Fragrance @$1.00 This recipe makes a beautifully soft body scrub that cleanses and freshens the skin in one go. Place all the...

Fresh Foot Balm

  Fresh Foot Balm (makes 2 x 125ml  jars)  250 ml Body Butter Base @$4.37 1 tbls Aloe Vera Gel @$0.30 1 tbls Avocado Oil @$0.60 1 tsp Fragrance @$1.07 This foot balm soothes and heals feet rapidly keeping them very soft! Mix all the ingredients together well and store...

Fresh Face Lotion

  Fresh Face Lotion (makes 2 x 125ml bottles) 250ml Cream Base @$2.25 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil @$1.00 * 1 tsp Spirulina @$1.00 ½ tsp Rose Hip Oil @$0.50 Fragrance @$1.60 (rose fragrance) * Use a crushed spirulina tablet or spirulina powder * Add these extras to suit your...

Foot Spa Salts

  Foot Spa Salts (makes 4 x 200g jars) 1 cup bi-carb soda @$0.40 2 cups fine sea salt @$0.44 1 cup Epsom salts @$0.62 Fragrance @$1.50 (1.5 tsp) Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add the fragrance to suit and mix together thoroughly.  ...

Bubbly Bath

Bubbly Bath 200ml Bubble Bath Base @$2.20 50ml Flower Water @$0.40 Fragrance @$1.35 (2 tsp) Slowly mix the Flower Water into the Bubble Bath Base and then add the fragrance. Store in a 250ml bottle and use sparingly....

Bath Salts

Bath Salts (makes 4 x 250gm jars) 3 cups bi-carb soda @$1.20 4 cups fine sea salt @$0.88 1 cup Epsom salts @$0.62 Fragrance @$1.00 (up to 20 tsp) Combine all the ingredients in order and mix together well. Each jar should yield 2 baths.    ...

Naturally Nature

The lovely Amanda from Naturally Nature was kind enough to send us a bottle of her Anti-Aging Night Serum. ENTER TO WIN YOUR OWN BOTTLE OF ANTI-AGING NIGHT SERUM BELOW Amanda is a true believer of the powers of aromatherapy and is a qualified aromatherapist. After...

Your Eyes Have It

Your eyes demand attention whenever you are talking to someone or even glancing in their direction. They are an important feature of your face and the skin around the eyes can bring the eyes to healthy life or contribute to a dull, lifeless look. Naturally as you age...

Wrinkle Prevention

There are many factors that contribute to the development of wrinkles and with this knowledge you can do a lot to prevent them from forming in the first place. Free radicals are molecules that lead to the degeneration of collagen, a protein found in the skin that...

Skin Type Tips

Women who have dry skin often feel that their skin is tight, or rough. Dry skin is often also flaky and scaly, and it can sometimes be red or itchy. If you have dry skin, you should avoid washing with hot water. Also, stay away from harsh soaps and chemical based skin...

Shea Butter – All it’s Cracked up to be?

It seems so. Shea butter has been used in Africa for centuries with outstanding results for skin benefits. In fact, it is believed that Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba used Shea butter as part of their beauty routines.Shea butter comes from the nut of the fruit from...

Natural Foot Care for Diabetics

It’s very important for diabetics to keep their feet in healthy condition. Because of the disease damage can be caused to blood vessels and nerves and then circulation can be impaired and infections can form on the feet without the person realising. This can...

Natural remedies for Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Approximately 9 out 10 people suffer from dark circles under their eyes at some in their life. This can be for a number of reasons, some of which are listed below. 5 common causes of dark circles under the eyes: 1. Exposure to the sun: The skin under your eyes is very...

Luscious Lips

To have truly luscious lips throughout the entire day it is essential to use a lip balm or some other kind of lip moisturiser. This is because the lips do not contain any oil or sweat glands and dry out continuously, licking the lips is usually how we keep them...

Looking After Your Skin As You Age – Naturally

Without a doubt the over 50’s are far healthier, happier and more body conscious than previous generations of the same age. This ‘vanity’ has proven to be beneficial in that we are now expected to live longer than our parents, and guess what? we want to look good...

Exfoliation from Head to Toe

A major factor in achieving beautiful skin is thorough exfoliation, removing the dead skin cells. Your skin has its own cycle of shedding dead skin cells. To help accelerate this process it is recommended to exfoliate the skin at least once a week. Using gentle...

Eco-Friendly Skin Care with a Homemade Twist part2

Part Two It is a common occurrence for dry skin to also be sensitive skin. Therefore, make sure you use a hand and or foot lotion that is free of perfumes and dyes. It is also recommended that people with severe dry skin stick to skin care products that contain...

Eco-Friendly Skin Care with a Homemade Twist

Natural skin care can easily be overlooked in an eco-friendly lifestyle but when you consider how many chemicals and preservatives are used in commercial skin care products then perhaps you should take a closer look at the alternatives. With no regulations on how the...

Dealing with Mild Eczema, Naturally

Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which is an allergic reaction. Eczema is often very itchy and when you scratch it, the skin becomes red and inflamed. It occurs in adults and children,...

Controlling Oily Skin

Many people experiencing an overproduction of oil on their skin but there are natural alternatives and natural routines that can help control this over production and settle the skin. A simple daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising can be beneficial for...

Clay – Why it’s Beneficial for your Skin

Clays used as masks have the ability to absorb toxins from the skin by drawing them to the surface and then adhering them to the clay itself, the clay is then removed from the skin by washing, taking the toxins right along with it. Toxins that can be absorbed by clay...

How to Naturally Reduce Cellulite

Cellulite affects between 85% and 98% of women and it can have nothing to do with being overweight – both slim and larger ladies can get it and it is a dimpling of the skin, caused by fat trapped below the dermis. It can appear on the buttocks, legs, thighs,...

Beneficial Oils for the Skin

Carrier and base oils, such as almond, apricot, canola and soybean just to name a few are regularly used in skin care products and cosmetics. These oils can be applied directly to the skin or can be used to carry other ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin...

Antioxidants in Natural Skin Care Products

Antioxidants are free radical hunters and neutralizers. Free radicals are the unstable chemical substances in our bodies that damage our cells causing them to oxidize, they are generated during normal bodily processes and are also caused by air pollution, processed...

Anti Aging – Natural Alternatives

The process of aging is a natural one but the skins process of aging can be significantly reduced with the proper prevention methods and relevant natural skin care techniques. The major factor in our skin prematurely aging can be attributed to the sun. The sun damage...

An Easy Natural Skin Care Routine

To help achieve great looking skin here are 10 easy natural tips to have you smooth, glowing and healthy in no time. Please, please use a body scrub! It will quickly smooth your skin by removing dead skin cells and it will stimulate your circulation to give your skin...

20 Natural Ways to Combat Wrinkles

Aging of the skin is a natural process by which the collagen and elastin, that keep our skin looking firm and youthful, begin to decline, this results in wrinkles. Cell production and cell quality also diminish over time resulting in wrinkles. These factors...

10 Great Tips for Strong, Healthy Nails

  Your nails grow from the area under your cuticle (matrix), located at the base of the nail. As new cells grow, older cells become hard and compacted and are eventually pushed out toward your fingertips. Nails grow about 0.1 millimeter a day, which means that it...

10 Easy Steps to Clearer Skin

At some stage in all our lives we want clearer, fresher, younger looking skin. Well it can be achieved without spending a lot of money and it can happen naturally! What you must do is persevere and over the course of three weeks your skin will begin to look fresher...

Moana Organic Skin Care

  We received a sample sized selection of the new Moana organic skin care range that is now available in Australia to review this week from the lovely Annette from http://chikii.com.au The samples included: Cleansing Milk Moisturiser Oil Serum Instant Lifting Mask The...

Smooth Canoes

This week we are reviewing the fabulous Body Lotion from Smooth Canoes! You know when you walk past someone and smell how fresh and clean they smell and you'd just love to ask them what the use? Well I've found out what – they must be wearing the...

Eco Tan – Organic Deodorant

We are reviewing Eco Tan's latest product, their Organic Deodorant and let me just start this review by saying “It works! An organic deodorant that really does work!” If you have ever thought about using a chemical free, organic deodorant, this is the...

Wilde Organics

Emerson from Wilde Organics has produced a wonderful product created from passion and motivation. E’lustorious Shea is a powerful, yet delicate mixture of unrefined raw shea butter and organic cold pressed coconut oil. E’lustorious Shea is specifically made for those...

GAIA Natural Skincare

GAIA is an Australian owned company that was established in 2002 by mum Michelle Vogrinec after her baby developed eczema at 8 weeks old. GAIA does not test on animals and their products do not contain any sulphates, petrochemicals, lanolin, paraben preservatives,...

Alexami Cosmetics

Alenka from Alexami Cosmetics generously sent us her pure and natural skincare products from their Hydrabotanique collection to review this week. We received the Purifying Gentle Cleanser, Hydrating Toning Mist and 2 in 1 Hydrating Primer in a cute 3 pack and we also...

ProPlenish

  When the ProPlenish marine collagen arrived at Aussie Product Review I was a little excited. I love to try new beauty products and had heard about the effects of marine collagen before, so I new what to expect in results. ProPlenish has developed a product that...

Cosima Skincare

We have reviewed Cosima natural skin care products in the past and are not surprised we have received another glowing recommendation from our reviewer.  Cosima has a proven track record of developing skin care products that are not only organic but also exceptionally...

BikiniBand – Chelsea Road

Chelsea Road have some very unique products on their website, of which we reviewed the BikiniBand. There is no longer ANY excuses for tan lines, {on your chest}, with this innovative product. A BikiniBand holds your top securely in place so you can untie your straps...

Facial Fresh

  Facial Fresh have an extensive range of Cloth Treatment Masks; whether you want your skin to feel soft and moisturised or your would prefer to opt for a firming, anti-aging collagen mask, Facial Fresh has what you are after and everything in-between. Aussie Product...

Laviol Organic

“I’m very excited about this Australian business Laviol Organic. I was so impressed by their products and the results they gave me I can’t wait to tell you all!” says Rashelle from Aussie Product Review during one of our meetings…. right before...

D’Entrecasteaux Natural Soaps

‘We are great believers in keeping it simple without compromising luxury.’ D’Entrecasteaux Natural Soaps are handmade in Tasmania and use 100% natural ingredients in all their soaps. You won’t find any synthetic fragrance, phthalates, parabens, sodium laurel...

Cosima Skincare

Angela from Cosima Skincare has sent us some more of her beautiful natural skincare products to review this week. We received two of the Gentle Cleansing Milk, Hand and Nail Cream’s in lemon myrtle and rose and from the amazing Flawless range the Flawless Cream...

Sunhill Skin Essentials

This week we introduce to you Sunhill Skin Essentials, from which of whom we received three luxurious face creams for three of our reviewers to trial. A unique aspect to these great products is that Sunhill Skin Essentials run their own hobby goat farm, Sunhill Dairy...

Cosima Skincare

For review this week are products by Cosima Skincare who have created a magnificent, unique range of 100% natural cleansers, creams and lotions. Cosima have a wholly natural product range that is set to revolutionise the natural skin care industry by using effective,...

Absolutely Gorgeous

We received a great range of products to review from Absolutely Gorgeous. We had to share these around with all our (female) team of reviewers because we all wanted to try these products. Absolutely Gorgeous is an Australian owned company who specialise in making...

elly b Organic Skincare

The beautiful Lel Banks of elly b organic skincare says on her website that she sources the highest quality naturally active ingredients and essential oils in generous quantities that really will make a difference to your skin and that their products are packed with...

Saponify

Sarah, the founder of Saponify had been suffering from dry skin and extreme eczema for years and after realizing her skin only responded well to natural products she developed her range of beautiful soaps. We have been lucky enough to review a range of Saponify’s...

Homepeel

The lovely Jodie Culpin from Homepeel sent us her complete Green Herb Skin Peel to test and review a few weeks ago and we can now tell you all about the results! The process involves mixing the special mixture of green herbs which includes White Willow Bark (salicylic...

Beauty Mate

Offering a fresh, new approach to men’s grooming, Beauty Mate was developed by an Australian guy looking for a stylish, yet straightforward range of products that cater for an active lifestyle and the types of conditions that don’t do men’s hair or...

La Mav Organic Skin Care

  Australia’s first certified organic, anti-ageing skin care range formulated with 100% natural, chemical free ingredients. The beautiful Tarj Mavi, creator of La Mav Organic Science generously sent us a selection of her new skincare products to trial and...