Plant magic: Let plants be your medicine

The incredible nutritional & medicinal properties of the humble dandelion!

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The incredible nutritional & medicinal properties of the humble dandelion!

Once considered a weed, dandelion (taraxacum officinale) is now a coveted superfood, sold in farmer's markets and health food shops worldwide!But while dandelion can be an acquired taste for a modern palate that has become accustomed to a sweet-salty dichotomy, dandelion were revered as food and medicine by many ancient cultures including the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Persians and Chinese. In fact, it is believed that dandelion was deliberately brought to America for nutritional and medicinal purposes.It's clear that we've known about dandelion's benefits for quite some time, but somewhere along the way our taste buds and our desire for the...

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Make Your Own Himalayan Rock Salt Body Scrub

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Make Your Own Himalayan Rock Salt Body Scrub

Make your own Himalayan Rock Salt Body Scrub This delicious salt scrub is the perfect little act of self love and a great DIY project. Not only does it help you polish away dead skin cells, leaving your skin smoother and brighter but it’s also super invigorating. By taking just a few minutes extra in the shower, you can bring a little sparkle into your everyday, with a myriad of benefits for your mind, body and spirit. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for tired mums who don’t have a lot of time of their hands. Himalayan rock salt: This is one...

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Why Waterless Skincare?

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Why Waterless Skincare?

Waterless skincare is a trend on the rise, with savvy ecological brands worldwide launching waterless lines in response to global water scarcity.Originating in South Korea, waterless beauty products gained popularity as more concentrated products than their water-based counterparts. After all, what's not to like about a 100% active botanical product? But today waterless skincare is also equated with a more sustainable lifestyle, not only as a way to reduce our water footprint but also as a way to avoid unnecessary packaging and the toxic ingredients necessary to manufacture and preserve water-based products. Why we chose waterless at Mama Bruja Since launching Mama Bruja in 2015, we made the conscious decision to avoid water in...

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What Are Natural Shampoo Bars and Why You Need Them in Your Life

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What Are Natural Shampoo Bars and Why You Need Them in Your Life

Natural shampoo bars are special soaps formulated to cleanse, nourish and moisturise your scalp and leave your hair soft, shiny and healthy. They contain oils, essential oils and botanicals especially chosen to benefit different hair types Although shampoo bars may seem like new, trend, they are the traditional way of washing your hair (before liquid detergents became popular in the 1940s). What are the benefits of natural solid shampoos? Natural shampoo bars have many benefits over liquid shampoos and detergent-based shampoo bars, both for your wellbeing and that of our planet. They are:Free from synthetic surfactants and other toxic ingredients:  Unlike liquid shampoos and many commercial shampoo...

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Peppermint: Properties and Uses

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Peppermint: Properties and Uses

Some of the very best ingredients for herbal medicine and natural skincare can be wildcrafted or grown simply in your own backyard. One such herb is peppermint, which once planted grows in abundance almost anywhere and is delicious in infusiones, aromatherapy and natural skincare.

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