Whenever there is a potential freeze in the Netherlands, everyone thinks of pea soup. Ice skating and pea soup go hand in hand. A good skating tour should be accompanied by a good „koek en zopie“ and that means hot chocolate milk and „erwtensoep“ (pea soup). When the weather starts to freeze, everybody keeps their fingers crossed for natural ice. Ice skating is one of the most beautiful Dutch traditions!
When you hear marshmallow, you think candy? Indeed, these soft and sweet candies were originally made from the root of a plant: the Marshmallow. Although it no longer delights gourmets, Marshmallow extract remains a real treat… for our skin.
Despite growth and the ageing process being a natural and rather remarkable experience, it can leave many of us feeling conscious of the way it appears on us physically. So, the more we notice the deepening of the creases around our eyes, and the loss of moisture and volume in our lips – our confidence can too lose the vigour it once had.
In this series devoted to oils as an essential cosmetic ingredient, we have seen that the most common oils used in our creams are of petrochemical origin.
There are two other types of oils that are of natural or partially natural origin and that have undergone a change in their chemical structure: esterified oils and hydrogenated oils. Here we will discuss esterified oils, which are widely used in cosmetics as an alternative to natural vegetable oils.
Getting rid of scars is not always easy. Whether it is hypertrophic or keloid scars, acne scars or scars following a surgical operation, it is possible to naturally reduce scars by adopting the right gestures and the right products from the beginning of the healing phases.
For those who love homemade cosmetics, here is my recipe from cream to improve the appearance of your recent or older scars.
There is nothing like a warm, smoking cup of thyme tea on a cold winter day, especially if you are a Bulgarian. We actually love to drink this fragrant and healing tea all year long. My family does go on mountain hikes in the summer in order to stock up on wild thyme for the long winter months.
Studies showed, about 25%-50% of the adult women and about 75% adolescent girls experience period cramps, commonly called Dysmenorrhea. And in about 5%-20% of the cases, the pain is severe enough to interfere in the performance of daily activities. The pain is often accompanied with symptoms like headache, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, pain in the legs and constipation.
How long has it been since you last took a shower and thought of nothing? How long has it been since you had an uninterrupted shower? And how long has it been since you were able to stand under the water without organising everything you need to do during the day? How long has it been since you decided to take some time for yourself and actually did it?
Feeling your digestion off balance? Here are five ways to get you back on track now and stay in balance in the long run..
Love is in the air, Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this holiday, I made a special pink and red treat for you all: Vegan Berry Pie w/ Red Velvet Crust. This recipe is low in fat, nut-free, no-bake, raw, and easy peasy orange squeezy to put together. Feel free to decorate your love pies however you (or your love) would like, but above are ideas on how you could serve these. Details on how I decorated these can be found down below.