Before Saturday, we thought we would share the list of ingredients with you that we will use to create 5 little pots of joy;
Their recipes will remain under wraps for now, but here are the wonderful benefits of the 15 ingredients we will mix, blend and whisk on Saturday…
1. Ground Coffee
Coffee is great for perking up your skin. You can use coffee to attack cellulite, dark circles, and dryness. Coffee reduces swelling and puffiness in the morning and it’s antioxidants fight the free radicals that age the skin.
2. Cacao Powder
Cacao powder is high in antioxidants which blocks free radicals in the body. It helps in increasing and protecting the blood flow to the skin, keeping it healthy and glowing. Cocoa has super absorbent properties, it protects the skin from harmful UV rays and acts as a natural sunscreen. Cacao is loaded with useful antioxidants. It’s enriched with mineral and vitamins like Vitamin C, magnesium and omega 6 fatty acids. It promotes blood flow and increases cellular healing to develop a youthful glow. Try to look for a product that contains at least 70% of cacao.
3. Bentonite Clay
Clay has the ability to draw out toxins, oil and impurities while it tones and tightens the skin. Clays are absorbent and rich in minerals. They can boost circulation to reduce puffiness and large pores.
4. Avocado Oil
Avocados are rich in vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. They are really great for deeply moisturizing the skin and hair. The omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids found in Avocados hydrates and softens the skin, while the plant nutrients and vitamins A, D and E repair environmental damage.
Honey is antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic and it has the ability to heal and repair skin. It is a natural humectant, it helps your skin draw in and retain moisture to keep you glowing. Honey helps lock in moisture and prevents dry, brittle hair.
*please note we have an alternative recipe for Vegans for the product we will make with honey
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
All the natural alpha hydroxy acids found in apple-cider vinegar such as acetic acid, lactic, citric and malic, work together to gently exfoliate by dissolving dead cells. Apply apple-cider vinegar to your face also delivers beneficial enzymes, proteins and good bacteria deeper into the skin. It’s antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiseptic and hit helps balance pH. It’s a great remedy for acne, dandruff and other skin and hair issues.
7. Lemon Juice
Lemon cuts through the oil on your skin and scalp. Its alpha hydroxy acids exfoliates, reduces the appearance of sun and age spots, as well as acne scars. Lemon juice can kick-start the cleansing of your body’s lymphatic system (which helps purge waste from tissues), while lemon essential oil acts as a diuretic to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
8. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is ideal for moisturizing and protecting the skin. Coconut oil is also naturally antifungal.
9. Green Tea
Teas (white, green and black) contain powerful antioxidants that help combat sun exposure by absorbing UV rays. ANd after sun exposure, tea’s tannic acid and catechins and polyphenols can reduce inflammation and help reverse the aging effects of the sun. They also make fantastic natural hair dyes and can play a soothing role in cleansers, toners and masks.
10. Ground Ginger
Ginger contains around 40 antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protect against aging. It also evens skin tone and improve elasticity. It increases the circulation to your scape, which is essential for stimulating hair growth. The amount of vitamins, mineral and fatty acids found in ginger also strengthens strands and combats hair loss.Ginger has toning and antioxidant properties, which means it can reduce the appearance of hypopigmented scars (scars that are much lighter than your skin tone). In addition to its detoxifying and invigorating qualities, ginger is also known to reduce cellulite.
11. Brown Sugar
Brown glycolic acid that fights bacteria. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxly acid, which keeps the skin vivacious and healthy. Brown sugar gives you younger and fresher looking skin by breaking down glue-bonded skin cells which supports cell turnover. It also helps to improve sun damage and offers support to aging skin. Brown sugar is a natural humectant so it absorbs moisture from your environment and deposits it into your skin. It guards your skin from destructive toxins and keeps it healthy, nourished and glowing.
Oats are packed with fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants that hydrate and rejuvenate skin. Often used in gentle cleansers, oats exfoliate dead skin, while their natural saponins create soap-like foam to draw out and absorb dirt and toxins. A naturals anti-inflammatory that also balances skin’s pH, oats make a soothing addition to baths when you’ve got irritated skin.
Berries are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish your skin. They have tons of vitamin C, which gives your face a big boost by destroying free radicals and assisting in collagen production. The are full of alpha hydroxy acids, which exfoliate dead epidermal cells and make berries perfect for dull or acne-prone skin.
14. Pomegranate Powder
Pomegranates are full of antioxidants, antimicrobials and anti-inflammatory properties which encourages radiant and glowing skin. They contain a high amount of vitamin E, zinc and copper which help maintain the health of your skin, regulates the growth of cells and provides natural sun protection to the skin. Pomegranate contains punicic acid, which keeps bacteria at bay and ensures that the skin stays moist and healthy throughout the day. It is also great for soothing dry and flaky skin and preventing the loss of moisture.
15. Baking Soda
Baking soda is an easy cleanser for all skin types. It absorbs anything it comes in contact with, including excess oil and gunk in your pores. Add baking powder to your bath can help soothe sunburn pain, itching and inflammation.
If you like the sound of creating natural skin and hair care with these delightful ingredients and find out how we mix them to create our 5 products, book in for this Saturday!
See you there x