April 21, 2020

Pantry staples for your skin and hair

Considering we are spending a larger amount of time at home during these COVID-19, it's a great time to make home your sanctuary. There really has never been a better time to get comfy and look to our home for beauty and health inspiration. 

Here is a list of pantry staples that Anna Mitsios, Naturopath Founder of Edible Beauty, suggests you can use for some uber natural beauty to help transform your skin and hair, at no cost!.

  1. Olive Oil– Olive oil has a chemical structure which matches that of the skin so works wonderfully to provide intense hydration. Mix olive oil with sea salt (use a ratio of 2:1) for a hydrating body scrub or use it as overnight hand mask by lathering it on your hands before going to bed and popping on some cotton gloves for more intense hydration.

  2. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)– ACV is a fermented food so contains live cultures along with anti-microbial properties and natural AHA’s. Use it to strengthen and make your hair shine. Simply mixing 3 tablespoons of ACV with 100 ml of warm water and rinse through the hair, massaging through the scalp after shampoo and conditioner.

  3. Avocado- Avocado has a unique profile of essential fatty acids so makes a wonderful ingredient for a DIY face mask. Use it alongside your Native Collagen Beauty powder for a delectable face mask which hydrates and balances oil productionThe recipe combines:  1/4 avocado, 1/2 lime juiced, 1 tablespoon oatmeal, 1 teaspoon coconut nectar, 2 tablespoons coconut yoghurt and 1 heaped tablespoon collagen or vitamin C powder. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Stir until combined together well. Apply the mask to a clean face and relax for 20 minutes, then rinse off.

  4. Coffee Bags– Coffee is a stimulant and works equally as well on the skin as in the body. Use it to boost circulation and oxygenation to the skin, in particular the under-eye area. If you can find coffee “tea” bags, soak the coffee bags in hot water, let them cool then apply on the eye area. Leave for 15-20 minutes to banish dark circles!

  5. Green Tea– Green Tea works well as balancing toner due to its ability to balance the skin PH and help the skin to appear brighter and radiant. Make a strong cup of Green Tea, add 2 drops of rose geranium oil (if you have it) and 1 tablespoon of witchhazel (you can find this in your supermarket). Pour it into a bottle with a spray mist and apply directly to the face or apply using cotton wool after cleansing.

  6. Rosemary Essential Oil– This beauty essential oil is fantastic to have at hand, to alleviate headaches and also to improve hair growth and strength. Simply mix a few drops of rosemary essential oil with olive or coconut oil, and apply it to your scalp. Leave it in for at least 10 minutes before washing it out with shampoo. It will help to boost circulation to the hair and improve cellular regeneration.

I am also excited to announce Edible Beauty as a new line of beauty basics that will hit the Pure Home Body store. 

And to celebrate we will be sharing something really special soon.