I have been fascinated with the traditional Jamu drink for quite a while now. It dates back almost 1,200 years to ancient Java and has often been likened to Ayurveda. In Indonesia, Jamu is used to address everything from weight gain and a sluggish metabolism to acne, insomnia, fatigue and cough or ... Read More about Indonesian Jamu: A simple recipe to make your own healing detox tonic
Turmeric is pretty much skincare's magic elixir, tackling everything from acne and hyper-pigmentation to wrinkles and eczema. But many of us are super-wary of putting this bright yellow spice on our faces, since the Lisa Simpson look is not really too attractive on normal mortals. So, how to reap ... Read More about Beauty DIY: How to remove turmeric stains from your skin
Long weekday nights with crazy work deadlines. Longer weekend nights with crazier socialising. No sleep. Tons of junk food. And makeup that's more often slept in than not. In the middle of all this craziness, who has the time for long detox rituals and complicated concoctions? Instead, try ... Read More about The 5-minute, 2-ingredient detox that you can (easily!) do at home
Right now, everything in Provence literally seems to glow bluish-purple. The color of soft lavender bushes shimmering against a blue sky... rolling up balmy country days and the soulfulness of summer into one pretty package. But as I've come to realise through talking with both beauty industry ... Read More about The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!
What's bright, fresh, smells of summer and heals the driest, most sensitive skin in a flash? Calendula salve. A vintage skincare remedy that's so powerful, it's being repurposed by everyone from Korres and Kiehl's to Jurlique and Farmacie. Calendula is a variety of marigold that is excellent for ... Read More about What heals dry, sensitive skin, acne AND eczema? That would be calendula salve