The importance of cleansing: how to take proper care of your skin

Soaps, gels, creams, lotions, serums, toners, and many more different products for different skins and purposes are offered to us every day for taking care of our skin and enhancing our beauty. A research from 2017 estimated that the average woman in the U.S. uses a minimum of 16 products before leaving the house and…

Beauty from inside: What to eat for healthy skin, hair, and nails

These days, most people believe that taking a pill is the best answer to all the issues they may have. This belief (and preference) ranges from health problems, nutrition, and even beauty. Just think of the variety of different supplements that are offered in shops; one bottle for your nails, one for your hair, and…

Whole grains: science-based reasons to make the switch

We have all heard that whole grains are healthy. But what makes them better than the regular (refined) grains? Apparently, there is a whole bunch of science-based reasons why you should switch to whole grains only. For a better understanding, let’s first cover some basics about the anatomy of a grain. Naturally, a single grain…

Green tea for flawless skin: why and how

While most of us have probably heard about the soothing and calming chamomile tea benefits for skin (check homemade skin treatment with chamomile tea), not (as) much information is out there about how green tea can be used for skincare. There seems to be a lot of information about the health benefits of drinking green tea,…

The truth about Himalayan salt lamps: should you get one?

To put it simply, a real Himalayan salt lamp is a large piece of pure Himalayan salt from Pakistan with a small bulb inside. Besides its unique design and a warm dim light when lit, many people believe that the lamp provides a lot of health benefits, varying from easing the symptoms of asthma to…

10 effective ways to use coconut oil for beauty

Coconut oil is widely used in beauty  products because of its moisturizing and nourishing properties. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins E and K, which benefit the beauty of your hair and skin. In most cases, however, coconut oil used in your regular beauty products is refined and low quality in general. Besides, conventional…

Powerful and effective homemade remedy to treat cold and flu

Running (or blocked) nose, sore throat, cough, general lack of energy and feeling unwell. We all know how it feels to be sick and we all wish to get better fast. Drugstores and even supermarkets are filled with over-the-counter medications that claim to do the job and that are recommended by many doctors around the…

DIY: Natural skin treatment for healthy, soft, and nourished skin

It is said that you should be able to eat everything you put on your skin, since most of it gets absorbed deep into your system, and if you cannot eat it – you shouldn’t be putting it on yourself. I am a big fan of organic certified cosmetics that, unlike conventional cosmetics, are safe…

How a walk in a park can make you happy and healthy

How often do you go outside? By the way, walking to your car/public transportation and then to your work or a shop doesn’t count! Apparently, on average, people from the US and Canadians spend 93% (!) of their lives indoors. To be more precise, 87% of their life time is spent in buildings and 6%…

DIY: How to grow your own unlimited supply of spring onions

Who doesn’t like some fresh delicious spring onions on the top of their dish? Having eaten fresh veggies from my parents’ garden every summer back in my young days in Lithuania, I couldn’t live with the idea that I won’t be able to do it anymore when I moved to the Netherlands. Step by step, with…