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Get Your Glow On: Organic Beauty Products for Healthy Skin & Hair

March 21, 2024 Honest to Goodness

In a world inundated with often chemical-laden beauty products promising miraculous results, the appeal to switch to organic and natural products in Australia has never been stronger. Beauty is a multi-billion-dollar industry worldwide and according to experts, the global market for “clean” cosmetics is projected to increase 20% to US $54.5 billion by 2027. The global hair industry is just as competitive.

SWITCH IT UP

If you’ve been contemplating paring back conventional beauty products to use simple organic ingredients that make your hair, skin and the environment feel great, here’s a few simple products you can try for an all-natural glow.


Dead Sea Salt

The Dead Sea is high in minerals and has a salt concentration around 10x greater than ocean water. Dead Sea Salts can help relieve sore joints and muscles and can be used as part of a detox program for a natural inner and outer glow. For a natural deep therapy bath, add 2-4 cups of Dead Sea Salt into an average size bathtub and soak for around 20-30 minutes or as long as is comfortable & relaxing for you. Deep therapy baths should be done only one or twice a month. Use hot water to aid in the detoxification or warm water for maximum absorption of the salt’s nutrients. Be sure to drink plenty of water to re-hydrate yourself while following a bath salt routine.


Organic Olive Oil

Organic Olive Oil is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E and has been used for hundreds of years as an all-natural body moisturiser. It also works great as a makeup remover. Simply add a few drops to a cotton pad and gently wipe away excess makeup. Need a great body exfoliator? Mix Organic Olive Oil with Natural Celtic Sea Salt or Organic Raw Sugar, rub over skin and rinse. Choose fine salt for the face, and course sea salt to exfoliate the body and enjoy smooth, glowing skin afterwards.


Australian Bentonite Clay

Although not certified organic, sundried Australian Bentonite Clay is made from 100% natural, pure Sodium Bentonite Clay sourced from regional Australia. The clay makes an ideal base for a face mask or body wrap. Simply mix with water to form a paste for an effective face mask or add Organic Activated Charcoal Powder for a super-cleansing body mask. For an all-natural hair mask to draw out excess dirt and oil, mix Bentonite Clay with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to form a paste, apply and leave in for 15 mins before rinsing.


Organic Activated Charcoal

Want a natural glow-on for teeth? Try adding a dash of Organic Activated Charcoal to your brushing regime to help absorb surface stains. Activated Charcoal is also known to be a great scalp cleanser – great news if you have a naturally oily scalp skin. Simply massage the charcoal over your scalp, leave in for a few minutes then rinse. You can also mix it with Organic Coconut Oil for a healthy hair scrub.


Organic Bi-Carb Soda

For a quick and easy DIY face mask that leaves your skin glowing and smooth, mix two tablespoons of Natural Bi-Carb Soda and one tablespoon of melted coconut oil in a small bowl until thick and runny. Gently massage onto your skin and leave to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry. For a spot treatment, mix a spoonful of Bi-Carb Soda with a small amount of water until it forms a thick paste. Apply to the pimple, leave on for 15 minutes, and rinse off with warm water. The bi-carb soda will help to minimise redness.


Organic Raw & Manuka Honey

Not only great in baking or on toast, Australian Manuka Honey has been shown to be a great hair moisturiser. Try making your own conditioning hair mask from a mixture of organic or Australian honey and organic coconut oil. Let it sit in your hair for up to 20 minutes before rinsing to enjoy a natural organic glow. Raw organic honey has also been shown to have potential skincare benefits including wound-healing and antimicrobial effects. Try this honey mask:

Manuka Honey Intense Hydration Hair MaskManuka Honey Intense Hydration Hair Mask


Sisal Body Brush

Replace plastic body brushes and try an ethically sourced, hand made Sisal Body Brush made from all natural Agave plant fibres. Ideal for dry body brushing, use gentle, long and slow strokes from your feet towards your heart all over your body, adjusting pressure for comfort. After showering, apply your favourite organic olive oil or try the rich goodness of Organic Unrefined Shea Butter.


Water & Food

Experts agree drinking water is essential for healthy, glowing skin and hair. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is composed of millions of cells containing water. When we don’t drink enough water, dehydration can cause skin to become dry and flaky. Adequate water (preferably filtered) daily will help the body detoxify and keep skin and hair feeling healthy. What you eat can also greatly affect how you look and feel, so do a regular stocktake of the foods you are consuming. Look at ways to increase your intake of fresh organic fruits and vegetables and reduce your consumption of highly refined snacks.


MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

When making the switch to organic beauty ingredients, remember:

Pure Ingredients, No Nasties

Organic beauty products are crafted with pure, natural ingredients sourced from the earth, free from harmful chemicals like parabens and synthetic fragrances. By eliminating these "nasties" from your beauty regime, you ensure only the most beneficial ingredients are absorbed by your skin and hair.


Holistic Wellness

Organic beauty is not just about external aesthetics; it's a holistic approach to wellness that considers the connection between mind, body, and environment. Using natural Australian and organic products like Natural Bentonite Clay for purifying face masks and Organic Shea Butter to moisturise skin, not only enhances physical beauty but fosters a deeper connection with nature.


Eco-friendly Consciousness

Choosing organic beauty products isn't just beneficial for personal health; it's also a conscious decision towards environmental sustainability. Organic farming practices prioritise soil health, biodiversity, and conservation, ensuring that the planet remains vibrant and resilient. By opting for products packaged in recyclable materials and supporting brands committed to eco-friendly practices, consumers contribute to a cleaner, greener future for generations to come.


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