Skin food

It has been a long journey perfecting my body balm with numerous recipes tried, tweaked & failed to finally settle on my perfect recipe.
I love feeding my skin with all the natural, vegan & cruelty free ingredients & the added essential oil leaves a subtle lemon fragrance that is clean & fresh. Cocoa butter & shea butter nourish my skin without leaving it oily. Vitamin E oil with its anti oxidant properties & anti inflammatory benefits is the jewel in the crown of my recipe. Vitamin E is also the natural preservative in my product which means there is no need for other chemical preservatives, something I feel very strongly about. My skin & yours is our largest organ, I want to look after & feed it only goodness.

What are you using on your skin & what ingredients do you rate?

Lisa xx

What’s making your shampoo get in a lather?

It’s an inexpensive chemical detergent called sodium lauryl sulfate that’s added to give the unnecessary lathering experience so many people expect from their shampoo, body wash or soap etc. But do you know it’s not cleaning you it’s added purely to satisfy consumer demand?

I’ll abbreviate sodium lauryl sulfate to SLS from here. So do you know what it can do to your body?
Studies indicate that using SLS on the bodies largest organ, your skin, can leave residue on your heart, lungs and brain. This means some of it never leaves the body causing a build up of cancer causing chemicals inside you.

SLS is one of the most worrying ingredients you will find harbouring in beauty products. People absorb SLS with its cancer causing impurities (even though it’s allowed to be labelled ‘natural’ on packaging) into their body and then wash them down the drain.

Did you know the above, any thoughts?

Lisa xx

Vegan exfoliating 

Today I have vigorously blended lavender to create a workable ingredient for my sugar scrub, my kitchen smells beautiful with the aroma of one of my most favourite perfumes. I’m feeling super relaxed too. 

The lavender is the consistency of coarse flour, added to raw cane sugar, organic coconut oil, vitamin E Oil, sweet almond oil it’s now perfect for exfoliating while leaving my skin clean & gleaming with moisture as well as leaving a subtle lavender scent on my skin. 

Another product ready to add to my range. Xx

Vegan cruelty free beauty products 

I’m vegan & want my skin to be vegan to,  with this in mind I’m busy expanding my Bristolmade vegan beauty range. 

One of my most popular products is my lemon whipped body balm but what other essential oils would people like in their balms? 

I’d love to hear your preferences for essential oils & the products you like them in. 
Look forward to hearing from you. 

Lisa xx

Magical Magnesium Oil Spray

Magnesium Oil Spray/Deodorant £6 for 80ml with added essential oils Lavender & geranium or Grapefruit & lemon 

10 sprays delivers 43% of your RDA directly into skin tissue & fast. 

Deficiency symptoms include – insomnia, anxiety, muscle cramps, headaches & so many more. 

I recently developed carpal tunnel which I treated with my magnesium spray, I’m now symptom free. 

If you have any questions about magnesium & why you need it in your life, please message me. Xx

Vegan Beauty Products 

Here are two products from my vegan range of handmade beauty products. 

The Lemon Whipped Body Balm is packed with all natural ingredients including the much over looked vitamin E oil that acts as a deeply nourishing skin treatment as well as an antioxidant. The lemon essential oil gives a fresh smell but is best known for its ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body, it’s also widely used to stimulate lymph drainage & rejuvenate energy. £12 120ml

The other product is labelled cleanser/toner but does so much more, it truly is a multi purpose miracle that I have to say is my favourite. I use it to clean away makeup, as a night oil, as an anytime of day moisture boast & I even use it to tame my sometimes frizzy hair & unruly eye brows. With the main ingredient sweet almond oil with it’s high vitamin E content it’s already a winner. With its mild hypoallergenic properties it’s perfect for all skin types including sensitive. Sweet almond oil protects against uv damage plus slows down damage already done & even renews the cells of facial skin. With added essential oils of lavender which increases circulation & geranium with its amazing ability to reduce inflammation this oil is a must. £8 100ml
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Lisa xx