28 Mar Seven Natural Beauty Secrets from Around the World
Our green team is proud to bring you the purest natural and organic beauty treatments from all corners of the world. Take a trip with us and find out a little more about the best international beauty secrets out there!
Greece – Rosemary Hair Rinse
Get the Greek Goddess look with shiny, bouncy tresses; this rosemary rinse gives your hair a deep clean and removes product build-up. Simply boil a handful of fresh rosemary in water, leave it to cool, then strain and pour the water over your hair. You can also treat yourself to a rosemary hair masque to revive dull hair, or a rosemary shampoo for daily use.
South Africa – Rooibos Skin Remedy
We all love that proudly South African refreshment, a delicious warm cup of rooibos (“red bush”) tea. Drinking caffeine-free rooibos tea regularly gives your body a powerful dose of antioxidants, known for their cell-protecting and anti-ageing properties. Rooibos also makes a wonderful beautifying topical treatment for the skin; the flavonoids and antioxidants help to soothe dryness and irritation, and combat inflammation. Treat yourself to some organic rooibos skincare products and discover the powers of this South African beauty remedy for yourself.
New Zealand – Manuka Honey
This healing honey, made from the nectar of New Zealand’s Manuka bush, is just loaded with nutrients. A spoon a day helps to keep colds, ‘flu and all sorts of common ailments at bay, and Manuka honey is also a great topical healer for cuts, scrapes, minor burns and skin irritations. Manuka honey also has powerful beautifying properties – use it as a pure natural face mask, and you’ll find it gives your skin a rich moisturising treatment while helping to clear up troublesome blemishes. Our blog about Manuka honey will give you a full list of this golden nectar’s health and beauty benefits.
France – Lemon Juice Manicure
Before painting their nails, French women soak their fingers in a solution of warm water and fresh lemon juice for 5 to 10 minutes. This helps to whiten the nails and get rid of stains sometimes caused by frequent use of nail polish.
Morocco – Shea Butter
This ivory-coloured nut butter comes from the karite tree, which grows in West Africa’s savannah belt. Moroccan women have used shea butter as a skincare treatment for centuries – it’s a rich source of vitamins A and E, and is wonderfully nourishing for the skin. Natural shea butter also works to soothe dryness, irritation, rashes, sunburn and eczema, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy.
Brazil – Fresh Juice Tan Enhancer
The beaches of Brazil are known for their sun-worshipping beauties – and Brazilian ladies have a special secret to maintaining a gorgeous golden-brown tan. Safe, gradual sun exposure and excellent sun protection is essential, but many locals also swear by fresh-squeezed veggie juices to boost their glow from the inside out. Carrot juice and beet juice are packed with pigments and vitamins, helping to give your skin a healthy natural glow. You can make your own pure carrot juice (and a wealth of fruits and veggie juices) easily with a good quality juicer.
Southeast Asia – Coconut Oil
More than just a healthy cooking oil, coconut palm oil is a fabulous multi-functional beauty treatment as well. It’s full of nourishing essential fatty acids and is known as the world’s richest plant-based source of infection-fighting lauric acid. You can use organic coconut oil as a skin moisturiser, hair mask, wrinkle smoother, makeup remover and even a shaving cream!