Skin treats from Healing Earth

The lovely people from the premium African spa brand, Healing Earth, sent me a few of their products to try and now I understand why this brand is loved by so many. The brainchild of spa veteran Elisabeth Brandt, Healing Earth is a premium African spa brand that offers natural, organic products, therapies and spa concepts to discerning clients the world over. Each lovingly created Healing Earth product harnesses the restorative powers of Africa’s rich natural resources and is made from only the purest natural active ingredients sourced from the continent’s powerful minerals, oceans, flowers, herbs, fruit, seeds and natural oils. Our products are divided into families that aim to address specific skincare needs: Kalahari Melon for hydration, Marula for softening and relaxing, African Ginger for slimming, Pinotage for its strong antioxidant qualities, African Potato for healing and repairing, and Mongongo Nut for detoxifying. Skin treats from Healing Earth Healing Earth African Ginger Corrective Cream This firming body cream is a treat. It contains ginger to tone and brighten the skin. Extracts of fennel, black pepper and cypress also aid in toning and firming. This cream, as with all Healing Earth creams, is free of parabens, preservatives and mineral oils, and no artificial fragrances or colours have been added. It smells lovely, is very moisturising and soothing and it does not irritate my sensitive skin. Healing Earth Pinotage Facial Polish Can we just first chat about how stunning this product looks?! I love the packaging. This facial scrub is made from real Pinotage grapes that are said to improve skin’s elasticity. Unfortunately, I don’t use physical exfoliators on my face as my skin is way too sensitive (especially during winter). I’ve also been told that...

Treats from Matsimela Home Spa

Earlier this year I had a glorious full body massage when we visited Aquila Private Game Reserve’s new Tranquila Spa. The therapist used the most divine smelling massage medium and I just had to know what it was. I was very surprised to hear that it was a body butter. Body butters don’t usually make the best massage medium, in my experience, but this one, oh my! Delicious. And who makes this lil’ pot of gold? MatsiMela. Treats from MatsiMela Home Spa Who is is MatsiMela? ‘Matsimela is an indigenous word meaning “roots” and originates from the African language, Sotho. We are returning to our roots in all that we do to enrich you with our African heritage. Our philosophy is to create a unique and ever-evolving product range that incorporates the finest natural ingredients selected for their beneficial properties. We endeavour to source our ingredients through rural communities in our commitment to make South Africa a better place for all. The MatsiMela retail environments are classically African & modern in look and feel. With stone clad walls, glass shelves and perspex-lit middle unit tables on which the product is displayed, our stores call for a unique interactive African experience in which you, the consumer can willingly participate. The MatsiMela Home Spa range of products is constantly growing and developing with the ethos of caring for yourself and the environment. MatsiMela Home Spa is a premier Body Care Range that was developed by Wayne and Olivia Nel in 2005.  The MatsiMela Home Spa Range is inspired by their love for mother-nature and the fine botanical ingredients indigenous to Africa. Give...

New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus

Eucerin is one of my favourite skincare brands. I have used quite a few of their facial products and they are all top notch. I am a bit new to their bodycare products as, let’s be honest, they are not exactly cheap. But in this post I am going to tell you why the new Eucerin UreaRepair Plus range is worth its weight in gold. If not more! New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus If you have sensitive, very dry or eczema-prone skin like I do, please take note: this range is life changing. Let me start off with this… last year I wrote a post ‘There’s urea in my body lotion?’ that you can check out HERE . Now that you know what urea can do for your skin, let me tell you more about Eucerin UreaRepair Plus. A New Kind of Freedom for Dry Skin When your skin is dry and irritated: Eucerin® UreaRepair PLUS provides immediate relief and 48 hours of protection. With over 25 years of expertise in skin care, Eucerin is the most recommended brand by dermatologists for dry skin. The products come with proven effectiveness and skin tolerability and have been clinically tested on skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and people living with diabetes, as well as the aged with thinning skin. Suffering from medically dry skin is not only uncomfortable, itchy and sore, but the effects go beyond the physical symptoms, often leaving people feeling frustrated, helpless, emotionally drained and tired from lack of sleep. Eucerin® has provided a comprehensive and effective solution for people suffering from extremely dry skin, with the Complete Repair Range....

Pregnancy Education Week and a GIVEAWAY

‘The Perfect Dance of Birth Hormones’ is the theme of  Pregnancy Education Week from 18 to 26 February 2017, when childbirth educators, Bio-Oil and hospitals around the country highlight how knowledge empowers expectant parents for better pregnancy, birth, bonding and breastfeeding experiences. Childbirth education is proven to have many benefits for expectant parents and the newborn child.  Pregnancy Education Week Lynne Bluff, national co-ordinator of the Childbirth Educators’ Professional Forum, explains how antenatal classes can help facilitate an understanding of the interplay of hormones before, after and during birth.  “Our hormone system prepares us in the final weeks, days and hours for an efficient labour; they help manage the pain and stress and ensure a safe birth. Hormones also give us a feeling of intense reward and pleasure as we meet our baby for the first time. For all this to happen in harmony, the birthing hormones need to work together in perfect synchronicity. At childbirth education classes, parents learn these intricate steps. The knowledge and understanding they gain helps facilitate the ‘dance’ for a better birth experience.” “Four hormones star in the show – oxytocin, endorphins, catecholamines and prolactin. Each brings its own style to the dance of labour. Oxytocin takes the lead, guiding you with love and connection, while catecholamines excite and energize you. Endorphins help you navigate through the daring twists and turns and nurturing prolactin will be there at the dazzling finish to welcome your baby.” Bluff explains several steps that expectant parents can take to best prepare for this perfect ‘dance’:  Most importantly you need confidence that you can give birth to your baby,...

Pedirelax foot cream review PLUS a huge giveaway!

I love all lotions, creams and butters and I thoroughly enjoy slathering them on from my head to my fee… No wait. I lie. From my head to my ankles. I find foot creams to be a pain. Especially in summer. Most creams and balms are think and greasy. Whilst they can do a great job at moisturising and healing, they leave a slippery film on your feet that I hate – you can’t put on your shoes, walking around leaves your footprints everywhere and I am not putting on socks in this heat waiting for the cream to absorb. So what do I do? I skip it completely. What does that result in? Dry skin and cracked heels that should not be shown off in pretty summer sandals. You feel my pain? So what should you do? You go to Clicks or Dis-Chem right now and go get yourself Pedirelax foot cream. Pedirelax foot cream review PLUS a huge giveaway! Pedirelax Diabetic Foot Care Cream – R99.95 for 100ml I was very surprised when I tried the cream for the first time as it seemed way too light to be effective. I was wrong. Even though it is super light (which also means that it absorbs very quickly), it is very hydrating and moisturising and will sort out dryness and cracked heels in no time. I also find the cream to be very soothing when my feet feel a bit puffy or swollen. Why is the cream good for diabetics? Diabetes can cause dehydration, impaired circulation and increased risk of infection which means that diabetics really have to take...

Win an Eco Diva Crème Brûlée Bath Soak

Not tested on animals, chemical free and 100% natural. Sounds good, doesn’t it? That is what Eco Diva stands for. Who is Eco Diva? Eco Diva Natural – is a range of HOME CLEANING and BEAUTY & BODY products made with organic plant-based ingredients from the botanical kingdom. Our products are made locally with much love and care and  are all 100% non-toxic, eco-friendly, not tested on animals and chemical-free. Safe for the whole family and grey water systems. Head on over to Eco Diva’s website www.ecodiva.co.za to learn more about this local brand. I am very keen to try their cleaning products and I can’t wait to get my hands on their hair treatment. Today it’s your turn though… Win an Eco Diva Crème Brûlée Bath Soak Relax your body and mind with Eco Diva Relaxing Bath & Foot Soak. Formulated with the most natural and healing ingredients, this Bath Soak works wonders for tired aching bodies and feet, or just for a general pick-me-up. This relaxing Bath & Foot Soak is made with 7 different organic oils and has anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It works as a skin-conditioning agent and enhances the appearance of dehydrated or damaged skin by reducing dry flakiness and restoring suppleness. It sounds so good! Plus… Crème Brûlée!! Enter via the Rafflecopter below and you can win an Eco Diva Crème Brûlée Bath Soak worth R205. a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions: All entries will be verified. The giveaway is open to SA residents only. Giveaway entrants are not obligated to like any Facebook pages, but it would be appreciated. The sponsor will send the prize...

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