Soaps are soaps. Unlike facial serums or leave-on facial creams which are designed to stay on the skin and deliver relatively high doses of their purported contents, soaps are designed to be washed off. As such, we cannot expect soaps to perform as well as do creams, lotions and serums. Please don’t expect soaps to… Read More Ingredients in Leafy Lather cold-processed soaps
Variants of soap from left to right: mangosteen, neem, local cherry leaf powder, cinnamon, activated charcoal, annatto, lemongrass leaf powder, turmeric root powder, cocoa, moringa, organic coffee grinds The big news is that I am now making soaps and selling them. I now introduce to you Leafy Lather soaps which are all-natural, handmade, unscented soaps… Read More I am now making and selling natural soaps!
Kimchi is one of the the lacto-fermented foods that I must learn in my lifetime. Kimchi is that tangy lacto-fermented food that is a staple among Koreans. It may be the secret to their svelte figure and clear skin — enough reason to get this food into our system, right? But then there are other… Read More Health benefits of Kimchi
It was a family encounter with a German gentleman on a beach one fine Saturday morning that introduced me to the wonders of nettle. We initially just talked — rather animatedly — about Sauerkraut when our chat spontaneously deviated towards healthy living in general. Apparently excited by how a Filipina (me) taught a kindly old… Read More Stinging Nettle Health Benefits
A dear friend’s father died yesterday. It got me thinking about my own Dad. Tatay Cargo, like my Dad, is a Pangasinense — a group of people in the northern Philippines who pride themselves in those age-old traditional values of solid work ethic and diligence. I was not really planning on writing this, or rather… Read More Happy Father’s Day to my Dad
Lacto-fermented kamias or iba is one of my more recent lacto-fermentation projects. It never ceases to amaze me how powerful and beneficial this ancient way of food preservation is. I still am a newbie in lacto-fermentation, though I have always made it a point to ferment something each week. The mainstay is Curtido, as it’s… Read More Lacto-fermented Kamias or Iba
(Disclaimer: This is a sponsored guest post.) Psoriasis, a chronic skin disease can be treated through regular medication based on the severity of the symptoms. Though there is no complete cure to the condition, there are certain medicines that can ease out the symptoms. These medicines have their own side-effects too and hence one may… Read More Foods to include and avoid in your regular diet to prevent skin psoriasis
You’ve probably come across Ono all-natural soaps if you’re fairly active on Facebook. This line of soaps has gotten hold of my attention for some time now, me being always on the lookout for natural and local food and health products that come in fair prices. I tried to contact via Facebook the owner (who… Read More Ono — all-natural, all-Filipino and affordable skin care products
Human Nature has been my brand of choice for personal care products for many reasons. I am still using other organic brands but Human Nature has such a growing variety of products that their products make up most of my toiletry items. Here are my reasons for patronizing this brand. I want to use safe,… Read More Five reasons why I opted to be a Human Nature dealer
Rambutan is one of the more common tropical fruits around and one that Westerners would find exotic. What it lacks in visual appeal it makes up for by the charming, mildly sweet and tangy flavor of its white, jelly-like flesh. All hairy and spindly and red, rambutan is not one fruit you would easily fall… Read More Rambutan — what’s with this hairy tropical fruit?