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|Natural Hair Dyes?
Not long ago we searched for natural hair colorants able to dye hair naturally. Henna, as an example, can be a great natural color ingredient but by itself does not cover gray hair. Henna and other hair color products that do cover gray hair contain the chemicals p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and p-toloenediamine (PTD)[…]
|The Caribbean Seaweed Expedition (Part 5 of 6)
Meeting a Woman Sailor – Musician – Artist… Jessie’s Story. Wherever I go in the world, I love to research local resources that could benefit our customers, especially for skin care. I am […]
|Give Away All You Know, and More Comes Back To You.
You will remember from school other students preventing you from seeing their answer by placing their arm around their exercise book or exam paper. It is the same at work, people are secretive with ideas. ‘Don’t tell them that, they’ll take the credit for it.’ The problem with hoarding is you end up living off your reserves. Eventually you’ll become stale. If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing […]
|A Tropical Treasure for Beautiful Skin
Coconut water, oil, meat, milk used in curries, jellies, jams or grated every part of this tropical treasure – the coconut – has its use. Some may be surprised that the fibrous shell is a perfect pot for an orchid, rice wrapped in coconut leaves, that serves for storage and cooking. […]
|Is There Something Like Organic Sunscreen?
The FDA does not allow sunscreens to be labeled as “organic sunscreens” and here is why. There are two ways sunscreens work. Physical sunscreens that physically block or reflect harmful UV rays from the skin. They have mineral pigments zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as active ingredients. Chemical[…]
|The Secret Life Daphne Selfe
My parents were.. My father was a schoolteacher and a classical scholar. My mother was a singer and a pianist. The household I grew up in was very happy. It was an unexciting childhood, apart from the war. We were far out of London so didn’t see much of it, but there were nights when we slept in the cellars because of the bombers, and had wonderful midnight feasts. When I was a child I wanted to be a horsewoman. I worked in a riding school for several years. Then there was a competition […]
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Daphne Selfe was born in north London in 1928. She married Jim Smith, a TV floor manager, in 1954, and worked as a model, dancer and television and film extra throughout their marriage. Later in life, Jim suffered a series of strokes and Daphne cared for him until his death in 1997. At the age of 70, she appeared in Vogue and was signed by top modelling agency, Models 1. She has appeared in campaigns for Dolce and Gabbana, Nivea and Olay. She has three children and lives in Baldock, Hertfordshire