Natural Acne or Spot Treatment

I will share with you that I have often suffered with spot breakouts. Many spot treatments in the shops contain ingredients that dry out my skin and after a while stop working. However I have found the best way to treat my spot out breaks and it requires only using natural products that contain no chemicals. Using this method I am able to keep my skin looking clear and healthy.

Just mix a little Aloe Vera with a drop of Tea Tree oil and dab on your face using a cotton wool pad.

Rinse of with Warm water and then pat dry with a muslin cloth.

You can also dab Tea Tree Oil on to your face on its own but be aware it has a strong smell.

 

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Tea Tree £3.14 http://bit.ly/1insa3w
Muslin Squares £5.99http://bit.ly/1ahOB0d
Organic cotton wool pads £1.69 http://bit.ly/18u2ePL
Aloe Vera Gel £9.99 http://bit.ly/1ba3K3U

You only need to use a drop of Tea Tree and Aloe Vera so they last for ages. and both products have many other uses too so offer good value for money! Aloe Vera also works great as a Moisturiser too.

I would also recommend the Faith In Nature Replenishing  Moisturising Cream. Faith In Nature Products are free from harmful chemicals such as parabens and are also vegan, cruelty free, and made with organic ingredients. As it contains gentle ingredients it is much kinder for your skin.

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Faith in Nature Moisturising Cream http://bit.ly/1c6kKZQ

If you like to wear make up, I find it best to use mineral based make up, as it is made with gentle ingredients. Make sure you remove your make up every night before bed. (Aloe Vera makes a fantastic make up remover too!)  At the moment I am using this KBK mineral make up .

KBK Foundation.  http://bit.ly/1b4gSrc

 

 

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Product Review – Naturtint Permanent Hair Colourant 

I have not coloured my hair since before my daughter who is now 16 month is born.  I was worried about exposing her to the chemicals in the hair colourants. When ever I had coloured my hair in the past using a home dye kit, the house has always had a strong smell of chemicals. When using them, they gave me a headache and made me feel dizzy.

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When I saw this home dye kit had no harsh chemicals, is free from ammonia, parabens and made from  vegetable Ingredients I decided to give it ago. So here is my honest review.

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I used the honey blonde colour, my hair was a dark blonde before hand.

The packaging looks like many leading brands you can get in the supermarkets etc. Inside the box there is two separate bottles of mixtures that you mix together, a pair of gloves, a sachet of shampoo and a tube of conditioner as well as instructions on how to mix the dye and apply it.

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You mix the dye the same way as you would with many of the leading brands, you shake the mixed mixture for 2 minutes and then apply to dry hair. It was easy to get good coverage on my hair. There was absolutely no horrible smells from the mixture at all. It did drip a little as I applied it to my hair but not as bad as others I have used.

When applied it needed to be left on for 30 minutes which I felt was a long time compared to some of the other brands I have used as many now you can wash off in 10-15 minutes. As it doesn’t smell it is not such an issue though.

When I rinsed the dye out of my hair after 30 minutes, my hair actually felt horribly rough. I needed to put quite a bit of the conditioner on to make if feel smooth and even then I felt it still benefited from a little bit of coconut oil. This fixed the “rough” feeling though so not a big problem.

 

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 The end result though is what I would expect with a leading brand from the supermarket, I can’t say it is better but it certainly isn’t worse. My hair feels lovely, smooth and healthy with a nice shine. The main benefit of this colourant is that is without any harsh and nasty chemical.

Product description

  • Naturtint Permanent Hair Colorant with Vegetable Ingredients

  • The leading alternative hair colour in the UK health market and fastest growing colorant in Spain

  • Colours can be mixed easily & economically to create an infinite range

  • No ammonia, parabens or resorcinol – dermatologically tested

  • Covers 100% grey and can lighten up to 2 shades at a time

  • Enriched with Soya, Corn, Coconut and Wheat Extracts

  • Selected certified organic ingredients

  • Adds wonderful shine and vitality to the hair.

Naturtint hair color products are manufactured to the very highest international standards using ecofriendly, biodegradable packaging. They are also suitable for vegans and against animal testing.

You can click this link for Naturtint Permanent Hair Colorant in honey blonde

Claire Eco Stuff also has a range colourants in other shades

 

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5 Ecofriendly Health and beauty products! Under £10

5 Eco Friendly Health, personal care and Beauty products! £10 or less!

Are you putting nasty chemicals on to your skin every day. Most beauty products that we use everyday contain nasty chemicals that are damaging to our health! From our make up (foundation, lipsticks, etc) , body creams, toothpaste, deodorants as well as our hair care products.

Parabens are in most products on shop shelves, though there are becoming more products that are now free of parabens. Parabens are preservatives that are used to extend the use by date of products however they have been found in almost all breast cancer tumours.  I now actively make sure I avoid products with parabens for me and my daughters.

Sodium Lauryl sulfates are foaming agents found in toothpaste, shampoo, soap etc. They are linked to skin conditions, liver damage and also suspected to be linked to cancer. 

These are just two chemicals that I will look to see if they are on the ingredients list of beauty products that I buy.

The products that I list below are all free from harsh nasty chemicals and made from safe gentle ingredients.

 All products are under £10 and can be found at Claire Eco Stuff

1.Salt of the Earth Natural Deodorant Stone £4.99

Free From Parabens and alcohol Safe for the whole family! Lasts for ages!!

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2.Faith in Nature Exfoliating Face & Body Polish! £6.29

Exfoliating Face & Body Polish refines your skin’s surface by removing dead skin cells, whilst gently polishing and leaving the skin feeling smooth, soft and revitalised

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3.Fractionated Coconut Oil. Only £4.99

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While more people are familiar with the usage and benefits of coconut oil, there are only a handful of people who are aware of the advantages of Fractionated Coconut Oil. In this variety of coconut oil, the smaller fatty acid triglycerides are taken out from the coconut oil, and this process does not involve chemicals. Due to this, this variety of coconut oil is light and does not have a staining effect as compared to the whole coconut oil.

If you are not familiar with the benefits of coconut oil, you will be amazed to learn that it is not only used as hair and skin care, but also considered as good cooking medium.

The combination of coconut oil along with lemon is increasingly used in the Indian subcontinent as a hair strengthening and conditioning agent. The oil is heated and applied to the scalp and hair. It is believed that application of coconut oil helps to keep your hair free from dandruff and provides protection from the environmental pollution. Besides this, it is also used for enhancing growth of hair. In fact, there are various brands of shampoo that contain traces of coconut oil for nourishment of hair.

New born babies are often smeared with coconut oil as it keeps their skin soft and supple.

Coconut oil: In a nutshell

When it comes to coconut oil, the benefits extend beyond the normal beauty effects and the health benefits of this oil should not be overlooked. It is considered as a safe cooking medium that aids in metabolism, easily digestible and required for proper functioning of some of the major glands in the body. This oil can be applied on the skin and hair before taking a bath to leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised for a longer time.

While whole coconut oil is useful, fractionated coconut oil is even better for skin, and it does not have the greasy effect, which is sometimes undesirable to people who use coconut oil.

4.Sarakan Toothpaste £2.79

Sarakan toothpaste and mouth fresh were first developed 40 years ago by a British army doctor serving in India. He noticed that the Indian people seemed to have good teeth and gums despite their generally low quality of nutrition.

Looking into the reasons why it appeared it was the regular use of chewing on sticks from a shrub called Salvadora persica, or the “toothbrush tree.” This plant is widespread throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia and is well-known for its powerful antiseptic and curative properties.

They are suitable for both adults and children, contain no sugar, alcohol, artificial colours or preservatives and are sodium lauryl sulphate free.

5 Concealer – Fairly Light £9.29

 A light peachy shade for fair skin.

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Our healing mineral concealers contain Allantoin to heal damaged skin and promote skin regeneration which makes them perfect for use on blemishes too. You can also use them to control oil and they are particularly effective if brushed onto the T-zone before applying foundation and will keep your complexion matt and shine free all day.

Click Here for a FREE E book on How To Beat Cancer and Other Major Illnesses The Natural Way . It contains useful information about the chemicals found in our food and products that we use every day that could be making us ill. It is well worth a read!

Useful information and links –

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/environmental-breast-cancer-links/cosmetics/

http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/six-makeup-chemicals-avoid

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Switch to Eco Friendly products! 5 products £5 or LESS

Switching to Eco Friendly products? All products £5! or LESS

Buying Eco Friendly products has lots of benefits. Being free from harsh chemicals is less damaging to you, your family and the environment

Some people often say to me that Ecofriendly products cost more money than the usual brand they buy. I don’t think this is true unless you are buying items of lesser quality. Obviously you can get things cheaper however items such as bin bags often are thinner and rip, so you use more of them. The washing powder packets are smaller so you need to buy more of them plus these products often contain harmful chemicals which are damaging to your skin, health and environmentally You also get the satisfaction that you are buying responsibly and taking care of your health and the environment It is good to know that you are doing your bit.

To show that being Ecofriendly and buying products free from harsh chemicals I am going to show you 5 products from my online shop that all cost £5 or LESS!

  1. A good place to start is switching your bin bags to degradable ones.  They will completely degrade to H2O and CO2 within a period of 12 – 18 months, unlike the typical plastic bag that will be around for about 400 – 1000 years! Only £2.29 for 20 bags!

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  2. To clean your house, go back to the traditional methods! White Vinegar, is a cleaning solution that has been passed down generations for a good reason!  White Vinegar is mildly acidic, making it an extremely versatile multi-purpose cleaner, and perfect for a range of uses! Only £1.29

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  3. BIO D Washing up liquid, A concentrated effective washing-up liquid – tough on grease, yet containing vegetable glycerine which helps keep sensitive skin in a supple condition. Only £2.29washing-up-liquid

  4. Soap nuts – Eco friendly alternative to soap,detergent and shampoo. Soap Nuts laundry soap nuts are the pods (or nut shells) from the soap nut tree – a natural, organic cleaning product which comes from an entirely renewable source that grows in tropical climates. The soap nut tree is a large deciduous tree with fleshy fruit like a berry. The skin of the berry (the soap nut) contains 12-15% saponin, which is similar to soap and is the active natural cleaning agent. Soap nuts are natural, organic cleaning and are ideal for sensitive skin. Only £4.99soapnutsdisp

  5. Magic eraser -clean stubborn stains, grease and marks without the use of harsh chemicals! This really is Magic! Shifts stubborn deep-seated stains, crayons from walls, scuff marks, baked on grease, mould. The possibilities are endless! £2.29

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For more products or to shop please go to claire eco stuff 

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Earn Eco Reward points when you Shop for Eco Friendly products!

Do you buy Eco Friendly products?

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Well if you shop at  Claire Eco Stuff you can be rewarded for shopping Eco Friendly

Claire Eco Stuff Sells up to 900 Eco Friendly products for your home, family, children, pets and more. You can get all your get all of your health and beauty, personal care, feminine care, laundry and cleaning products!

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What are Eco Reward Points?

Eco Points work exactly the same as Nectar Points.

You get 2 points for every £ you spend on products.

These points soon mount up, especially if you take part in our promotions, and bonus offers that we display from time to time.

Once you have 500 Eco Points they can be used against future product purchases to provide you with lots of savings.

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How to earn Eco Reward Points?

There are a few ways you can earn Eco Reward Points..

Registering as a customer

Signing up to receive the customer newsletter

Buying products from our shop

Reviewing products

….and so much more

You even get points for referring a friend who subsequently places an order

You also get points on your friend’s order!

You also get 250 Eco Points for every video review that you do which is published. You can submit one video testimonial/demonstration every day for products that you have purchased

So you can start earning and saving today!

Simply go to Claire Eco Stuff and sign up as a customer.

 

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Would you buy used toys for Christmas gifts?

I asked this as the past couple of years, I have changed how we shop for christmas.

Christmas can often be an expensive and wasteful time of the year. In the current climate it is important to save money as well as become more resourceful. It is also important to reduce waste. I have two children to buy gifts. One who will be almost 18 months and one who will be almost 12 years. I admit in the past I have often felt I had to get my daughter as much as I could possible afford without using credit or getting into debt.  If there wasn’t many gifts for her under the tree I would feel bad.

Two years ago she wanted a Nintendo Wii with a couple of games. This is cost more than I would usually pay for a christmas gift for her. So this was the first time I looked into buying used gifts. She got her Nintendo Wii and games, now granted it didn’t come in a box or packaging however this is no problem. In fact less waste and rubbish to dispose off. Two year later the game system is still working fine and my daughter even buys pre owned games out of her own money. She knows she can get more games this way. She never complained about getting used items as she knows she would not have them otherwise.

Last year I struggled with what to get my oldest daughter. She was just about to turn 11. She didn’t need much so I brought stuff just so she would have something to open. She enjoyed playing with the science set and magic kits we got her however many of the gifts are still unopened a year later. So these unopened gifts will be getting wrapped up and donated to a charity this year. We have decided that we will be only buying her gifts that she needs and we know she will use, even if she doesn’t have as many gifts. She has also got a lovely new dressed brought used which she is over the moon with.

For my toddler, we have brought used toys for her this Christmas. She has got a lovely train set and a few wooden toys. I know she will love them. Nearly all her clothes we have brought her in the past have been pre owned and in excellent condition, and she has only a few toys that have been brought new. The stuff is in excellent condition with plenty of use still left so I see no reason why not to. She has lots of fun playing with her toys and is neatly dressed and tidy. In fact we can get better quality clothes and toys that we would buy new. Her train set cost us £10 and would have cost us £60 new! We would not spend £60 of one toy. It would be such a shame if these items were just thrown away. If they are still in good condition when we have finished with them, we to will pass them on to someone else rather than just throw them away.

So I think the benefits of buying used –

1.Saves money

2.Less waste

3.Can get better stuff for the same amount of money.

4.Helping others earn a little money by buying their unwanted items.

5.More Eco Friendly

 

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Eco Pets! 5 eco friendly products for your pet.

Pets are members of your family too, so today I thought I would share some Eco Friendly products for your pets.

Here a 5 products for your pet.

Neem & Coconut Pet Shampoo

treat your pet to this shampoo, so easy to use and rinse out. It contains Neem, which is an amazing anti bacterial and anti fungal herb that is use widely to treat skin conditions and to for healthy shiny hair. Used on your dog it will help prevent insects, ticks, ringworm and fleas.

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Buy this product here

Libby Chan Smelly Pet Tonic

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Buy here 

Libby Chan Smelly pet tonic is a natural tonic that is made from edible ingredients and is pet friendly.

(Product description)

The big cleaning manufacturers keep telling us to kill all known germs dead, that a sterile environment is a clean & healthy environment and that we should be downright scared of touching anything that hasn’t been flooded with gallons of chemicals or anti-bacterial cleaners. Some of us know that this approach is far from healthy and frankly dangerous for us, our families and our pets. By killing all bacteria you also kill all the beneficial strains that live with us & help us & our pets build and maintain resistance to the bad. You also INCREASE the number of bad bacteria in your home – this is because the ONLY thing that can compete with bad bacteria for the space & food is other bacteria! By killing all the good the bad just come back stronger, faster and more resilient than before.

The most effective way to combat this is to use a friendly bacterial fighting force so the clever folk at My Living Water UK have created Libby’s Smelly Pet Tonic. A probiotic cleaner & odour eater concentrate made from all natural products containing friendly & beneficial bacteria. These bacteria create a balanced microbial environment by producing enzymes which break down odours, grease, dirt and grime. With continued use, Libby’s Smelly Pet Tonic probiotic cleaner & odour eater creates a natural, clean, healthy and balanced home eco-system; chemical free and safe for you, your family & your pet!

Concentrated formula, 500ml bottle makes 2.5 Litres of product!

 Billy No Mates Tincture

 A totally natural flea, mite repellent. No nasty chemicals for your pet! Add to your pets food. Also helps promote a health coat for your pet. Only a small amount required so lasts for ages!

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Roast Beef Bones
Treat your dog to some hand-made yummy Roast beef bones. Made from the best ingredients, as only the best for your dog.

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You can buy dog treats here.

Doggy wash mitt

Get your dog all lovely and clean easier. This is great for removing all dirt from your dog and also helps you use less shampoo.

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buy this from here

Buy your Eco Friendly pet products from my Online Shop as well as a range of other products, for you, your home, and family.

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