Monday, 20 June 2016

8 Great Ways to Use Epsom Salts

The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and unlike other salts, Epsom salt has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A Simple Lemon-y and Sugar-y Scrub to Make You Glow!


I know, I know, I've been a very bad girl and I'm sorry. I have been so busy and therefore unable to do any blogging.
Forgive me, please?????

Thank you! :)

Now, let's get on with it...

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A Lemon and Olive Oil Treatment for Itchy and Flaky Scalp

Olive Oil


You'll need:

  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 Tbsp water

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or cup.
  •  Massage mixture into damp scalp.
  •  Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair. 

  • This treatment should be applied every other week.

    Good luck!

    ¬ Neni ¬


    Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    Revive Dull Hair With Easy Tip!

    Styling products can leave a film on the hair  that both saps moisture and dulls shine—but a product like salad cream/dressing can help reverse this damage.


    Monday, 17 February 2014

    A DIY Carrot and Yoghurt Body Glow

    Carrots are known to be good for your eyesight but they're always very good for your skin, giving it a healthy glow and smoothness. When used on the skin, it helps in removing acne and unattractive marks and spots. 
    And no, it will not turn your skin orange! (I have tested this myself soooo many times). I especially like this body mask as it leaves your skin with a beautiful feel and definitely helps me relax during my stress days. 
    Try it and see for yourself!


    Tuesday, 11 February 2014

    Cucumber Oily Skin Facial Mask

    This is for my oily-faced brethren not excluding yours truly...:)

    You'll need:

    Half of a cucumber
    1 egg white
    1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    2 mint leaves (scent leaves)

    1. Puree all ingredients in a blender. 
    2.  After the ingredients have been blended, place them into the fridge so that mixture can be chilled. 
    3. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. 
    4.  Remove the facial mask with warm water and finish washing off with cool water. 
    Do this three times a week and see the difference in a month, I promise!!

    Random fact: I looooove cucumber. 

    Yum yum!

    *licks lips*

    ¬ Neni ¬

    Tuesday, 4 February 2014

    Got Body Odour? Try These Tips!

    Body odour is an unpleasant smell which is perceived when sweat comes in contact with bacteria on your body. 
    It is usually more prominent in the armpit and genital areas. The degree or severity of body odor is generally determined by genetics and lifestyle, but sometimes it can be caused by disease or psychological conditions.

    Here are natural ways you can help fight body odour:

    With Baking Soda
    Baking soda is an easy way to absorb moisture and neutralize odor, while reducing bacteria that causes body odor.
    • After shower, dip your fingers in water and then into baking soda and rub on affected areas. There is no need to apply deodorant afterwards.

    With Lemon or Lime Juice

    The acid in lemon or lime juice can help kill odor causing bacteria on your body.
    • Cut a lemon or lime into wedges. Apply directly onto the body parts with strong body odor. There may be a tingling feeling when you apply it. As long as it is not painful, the tingling feeling is normal.

    Good luck!

    You might need it! lol

    Have a great week!

    ¬ Neni ¬

    Monday, 27 January 2014

    Sugar and Spice Scrub: For Pimples and Smooth Skin

    This scrub is strictly for those who take their skincare seriously. It may sting a little..hence the word, spice but it will definitely give you results.

     What do you need?

    Sunday, 26 January 2014

    Brighten Your Skin Naturally with Avocado and Lime Body Mask

    This treatment, if and when used religiously, will make your skin glow... believe me!


    Friday, 17 January 2014

    A DIY Strawberry Moisturizer

    This is a simple moisturizer that you can make at home right in your kitchen. It's swimming with anti-oxidants and oils to help your skin glow!!

    ·        Mash 4 strawberries.

    ·         Add half a teaspoon each of olive oil and coconut oil.

    ·         Mix to make a paste.

    ·         Apply the paste to your face and wash it off after 20 minutes.
    That is all.
    Good luck!
    ¬ Neni ¬

    Thursday, 16 January 2014

    How to Get Rid of Pimples on the Buttocks

    The skin on the buttock endures the brunt of harsh fabrics, sitting for long periods of time, and even rashes. In the summer months, nothing ruins a good bikini or swimsuit faster than a calloused, dry or rough buttock. There are ways of smoothing the skin so that it appears soft and well maintained.However, pimples on the buttocks can be difficult to fight with conventional acne products. Here is  a home remedy to help you get your bum back!


    Tuesday, 14 January 2014

    6 Ways to Use Olive Oil for A Beautiful Body

    1) Olive oil bath

    To prepare the olive oil bath, just add 5 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil into your bathtub and you are done! (You can add more if you like). This simple, yet amazing beauty secret can make your skin soft and very smooth.
    Here is another variation the olive oil beauty bath: massage your body with the extra virgin olive oil before hopping into your bathtub, after you finish taking your bath, pat your skin dry and wipe away the excess oil; you won’t recognise your skin! It will be amazingly soft and smooth, like a baby skin.


    Thursday, 9 January 2014

    Dark Lips? Try This!

    1. Apply a paste of milk and water on your lips every night before bed. Wash it off in the morning.

    Wednesday, 8 January 2014

    Make Your Skin Glow With Tomatoes and Turmeric!

    Yep. That's right. Tomatoes and turmeric. This mask is fantastic for problematic skin. It got my skin under control, it was unbelievable.

    BE WARNED: Turmeric stains like no man's business, so please use metal utensils where applicable.

    Friday, 3 January 2014

    3 Easy D.I.Y. Haircare Recipes

    Homemade hair treatments like shampoo and conditioner can be as good as or even better than commercial bought ones. They are a more natural way to clean and condition, rather than putting your hair and scalp through a barrage of unnatural products.

    The live cultures and stimulating enzymes in homemade hair treatments make them unbeatable for bringing revitalizing your hair, for a fraction of the cost. Why waste your money on something that either doesn't work, or isn't as good as something you could make at home?

    So, the next time your locks need a lift, save yourself some good money by using any of these kitchen fixes.

    Thursday, 2 January 2014

    Clear Your Skin With Oats and Yoghurt!

    Now, this mask is the business! It gets rid of acne scars, hyper pigmentation, etc.  This is one of my prized treatments because it packs quite a punch.

    ·         Mix one tablespoon each of yogurt, oatmeal and salad dressing or mayonnaise.

    ·         Then, add a teaspoon of lemon juice in it.

    ·         Apply the mixture on face and neck.

    ·         Rinse it off after 20 minutes.

    Apply this mask thrice a week to get good results.
    Good luck!
    ¬ Neni ¬

    Monday, 30 December 2013

    How To Keep Your Hands Soft After Washing The Dishes!

    If you are frequent dish washer like I am, then this post is for you! I can be a little paranoid about germs, bacteria and the like getting into what I eat and drink. Soooo...I tend to go overboard on the dish washing. I can rinse a cup up to 7 times before I can deem it fit to use.
    Sorry, that's just me!

    I just had to come up with something to keep my hands baby soft without interfering with my kitchen sink duties. Here it is:

    Monday, 16 December 2013

    4 Ways To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

    Suffering from discoloured teeth? Not to worry, Neni's got you covered! ;)

    Here are 4 easy ways to help whiten your teeth naturally:

    DIY Paste: Baking soda is a very powerful whitener and is excellent at removing stains. Make a paste by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of salt (for extra manual exfoliation). Rub this mixture on the teeth with your finger and rinse. Just remember that baking soda can damage the enamel or gums if overused, so only do this once in a while.

    Friday, 13 December 2013

    An Easy DIY Lime Exfoliating Body Scrub

    • 1 freshly squeezed lime
    • 1 cup Epsom salts
    •  1/2 cup coconut oil or olive oil.

    Sunday, 24 November 2013

    Make Your Own Hairspray!

    Making homemade hair spray is surprisingly easy. The efficacy of the hair spray depends on how it is used, and natural, homemade hairsprays work best when sprayed in several layers of fine mist and allowed to dry between applications.
    To make the sugar-based hairspray, 
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