• BODY and HAND creams

    SUPER HYDRATING HAND CREAM with castor oil

    We often think about taking care of our face with moisturizers for the day, for the night, anti-wrinkle specials for the eye area, or even with special serums (serums) for the face. But do we really take good care of our hands? Many times, we may realize too late that they are irritated or dry. This irritation occurs when we cannot hydrate our hands optimally. If we are not careful enough, we can increase our sensitivity to aggressions, which can often be painful and cause skin cracks or chilblains*. *Chilblains are alterations that occur on the skin due to sudden changes in temperature. This exposure causes blood vessels in the…

  • Natural HEALTH

    NATURAL REMEDIES AGAINST SKIN CHILBLAINS AND ERYTHEMA

    Chilblains are skin lesions due to the skin being exposed to a sudden change in temperature. This exposure causes blood vessels in the area to become constricting (vasoconstriction), causing blood supply to decrease in this particular region of the body. Painful inflammation of these small blood vessels occurs in response to this sudden contrast in temperature. Chilblains or erythema can cause itching, red spots, swelling and blisters on the hands and feet. In addition to pain, there are several other symptoms that are characteristic to chilblains. We are referencing these symptoms as follows: -The affected area usually takes a red and bluish color. -There is inflammation.                                                                                                 -There is itching of…

  • SOAPS and SHOWER GELS

    HONEY INTIMATE HYGIENE GEL

    “Vaginal flora is called the set of bacteria that live naturally in the female intimate area. The presence of these (mostly Lactobacillus bacteria) has a protective function, as they produce lactic acid and other substances, which maintain acidic vaginal pH by inhibiting the proliferation of pathogenic microorganisms.” “Each woman is home to several types of lactobacillus, which evolve throughout her cycle and life based on hormonal variations, environment, intimate hygiene, sex life, etc. In the menopause period, the pH is naturally 7 while in a normal state the pH of the vagina varies between 4 and 5”. So, as our partner of bcncosmetics (https://www.instagram.com/bcncosmeticss/); https://bienestarintimofemenino.com/2021/01/24/414/ comments; it is important at…

  • SOAPS and SHOWER GELS

    COLD PROCESS SOAP WITH orange zest powder.

    Let’s make another cold process soap because, as you know, cold process soaps over greased are optimal for the hygiene of our skin. Contrary to what is often thought, caustic soda disappears completely from the final composition leaving us all the properties that vegetable oils and natural glycerin bring to the skin. Many people believe that glycerin soaps are better and softer, but while this may seem like this in principle, glycerin soaps do not have the moisturizing capacity of good cold process soaps. Cold processed soaps contain quality butters and vegetable oils that, when broken down and converted into soap, provide glycerin to the final composition in an entirely…

  • NATURAL ingredients

    HOW TO PREPARE HERBS AND EXTRACTS IN POWDER

    Knowing this is very interesting because, in many cosmetic formulations for shampoos, soaps, creams, etc. it is much better if we have the powdered herbs to achieve a better integration of the components of our recipe. And not only to contribute properties to our recipes, but it is also possible to bring color to our natural soaps, bath salts and other preparations. There are several methods, and we will choose one or the other depending on where we live and the possibilities we have at our fingertips. In many cases, and if we are lucky enough to live in a warm and sunny place, we will be able to use…

  • NATURAL ingredients

    HOW TO MAKE POWDERED COLORS WITH VEGETABLES?

    The idea of this entry is to explain how we can very easily make our own dyes and pigments from vegetables and plants that we can easily dispose of to color our natural soaps and cosmetic preparations. However, just because something is natural doesn’t mean it has “cosmetic grade.” In order to use something on the skin you have to go through irritability studies. For example, natural pigments such as paprika, which has a matte red color, or turmeric, which has a faint yellow color, are not recommended to use them on the face, even if they are natural, due to their high irritability. In this case, some mica and…

  • DEODORANTS

    WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO MAKE OUR OWN NATURAL DEODORANT?

    The European Union has written a report to analyze the increase in hormonal disorders (decrease insperm quality, fertility problems, abortions, early puberty, sexual organ deformities especially in males, increased types of cancer such as breast, neurological disorders such as autism, immune system disorders, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and so on) over the past 20 years. The report acknowledges the fact that certain substances (parabens, phthalates, aquiphenols, nonylphenols, perfluorinated…) act as endocrine disruptors and that combined intervene in chronic diseases affecting not only humans but animals, in particular reproductive abnormalities. * The EU itself ensures through the REACH report (a list of 138 suspicious substances) that 99% of chemicals barely have…

  • THEORETICAL framework

    TYPES OF ENERGY OR BIOTYPES ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

    The literal translation of the term Ayurveda means “science of life”. This philosophy of life does not deal with the physical body exclusively, but also includes its psychology and spirituality. Ayurveda encompasses aspects such as meditation, eating, physical exercise, schedules and lifestyle habits… It is therefore a holistic conception of life that addresses all its aspects. According to this philosophy, the disease is the result of the imbalances and impurities that the body accumulates in the day to day. The specialty of Ayurveda science is to prevent these imbalances before the disease appears and eliminate them teaching the person how to live a healthy and balanced life. This philosophy, which…

  • Uncategorized

    SHOWER GEL without micro plastics.

    Are you a bar soap or liquid soap type? If you are one of the second, you will like this recipe with which you can prepare a liquid hand soap or a shower gel with the same properties as the best cold saponified natural soaps. We will need the potassium soap paste that, previously (in our entry about potassium soap paste), we have prepared. IT’S THE TIME TO TAKE OUR SOAP PASTE TO THE bain-marie and dilute it with water to prepare our shower gel, hand soap, etc … Normally, for one part of pasta, we will add three of water. As always, the ratio is based on tastes and…

  • ECOLOGY

    REFINED VEGETABLE OILS? No, thanks

    Everyone today has heard of “trans” fats or hydrogenated fats. And it is that, in the food industry, when certain foods are manufactured, it is necessary to use oils. It happens that olive, sunflower, or other seed oils are liquid at room temperature. And that for the industry is a problem, because what it needs are solid fats. They are much more useful, extend the life of food (and surely cheaper too, of course). https://www.bioecoactual.com/en/ In order to transform liquid vegetable oils into solid fats, a chemical reaction, hydrogenation, is carried out. When the oils are hydrogenated their qualities are modified. It is true that this way they are much…