There is a simple wellness trick that takes just five minutes a day and will help you cleanse your body inside and out. Dry brushing your skin has a number of health benefits and is really easy to do.
How does it work?
Your skin is the largest organ in the human body. A third of your body's toxins are excreted through the skin. Dry brushing helps unclog pores and excrete toxins that get trapped in the skin. In addition, it also promotes blood flow, which has a beneficial effect on the processing of waste.
What do you need and how do you proceed?
As the plastic-free revolution seems to be waking up, it's almost hard to imagine a time when you weren't looking for natural products. Fortunately, the realization that this is necessary has grown significantly and we would like to contribute to increasing it even further.
In the early 1980s and before the terms "natural" and "plastic-free" became popular, some products were already making their way from dusty health food stores to a wider audience. One of those products was a mineral deodorant that looked like a rock, but is a real salt crystal that deodorizes without harmful chemicals.
Animal testing isn't the only thing to look for when buying vegan-friendly cosmetics and skincare products. You may assume that brands should be clear whether their products contain parts of animals or their secretions, but that is a misconception. In fact, it can be quite difficult to know what is and isn't vegan friendly. Buying products without animal ingredients can therefore be a true minefield.
To add to the confusion, some ingredients that can be derived from plants or animals have the same name - without identifying the exact source (squalene, for example). -> read more
The current situation is, as is generally assumed by now, a consequence of how we deal with Mother Earth and her nature. In our opinion, it has also become clearer that nature is not of and for us, but that we are there for nature.
Like many other people, we also like good food, travel, enjoy other cultures and enrich ourselves with it. Fortunately, we were able to do that in full and hopefully again soon, but of course something has changed. Because there are so many of us, we have looted that beautiful pantry, which is called nature, a little too much. Something to think about?.
Because we have all now been confronted with the consequences of our excess of consumption, we realize that things must change. To make our living environment beautiful again, as it was once intended.
So we take measures; plastic out or reuse as much as possible. Avoid all kinds of packaging or opt for biodegradable material. -> Read more
All Elicious soap is made according to the traditional "cold method" and has a high glycerine content.
I know we are always talking about the high glycerin content and how good it is for your skin. But what exactly does that mean? A logo is nice, but it doesn't say much.
So; what exactly is glycerine? Glycerine, also called glycerol, is derived from vegetable oils. It also occurs naturally in fermented goods, such as beer, wine and bread. This ingredient was "accidentally" discovered in 1779 by a Swedish chemist heating an olive oil mixture. He identified the resulting fat as glycerine. -> read more
It's no wonder that we love our natural soap and shampoo bars; almost goes without saying. Our colleagues will have the same and secretly we like some of their products too (don't tell anyone...)
Yet all our handmade soaps and the shampoo bars that are made with the cold method have something special that others do not have. Of course, they are made for everyone and no one in particular. But they do have something for a special group of people: a real HALAL certification! --> Read more
Konjac sponges are great natural facial cleansers with various benefits for all skin types. Since there are so many different colors available, here's an overview of the benefits of the different naturally colored Konjac sponges for every skin type.
Konjac sponges may look like a cross between a loofah, coral, and a sea sponge, but these little sponges are actually powerful facial and body cleansers by nature. Made from the root of the Konjac plant, Konjac sponges can be used to remove dirt, oil build-up and blackheads, to deeply cleanse pores and refresh a tired, dull or dry complexion. -> read more
With the rise of more online sales, we are also seeing an emergence of providers of natural care products including soap and body bars.
Is the latter just a different, nicer name for soap or what about that actually? Well no, let me try to explain.
If you want to make soap there are actually 3 ways to do that; the cold method (cold process), the hot method (hot process) and melting and pouring (melt and pour) -> Read more
So much has already been written about microplastics or microbeads that we don't have to do it again. We have the button "Microbeads Free - Ocean Safe" under the heading "We take our responsibility".
We thought it would be a good idea to include the "Plastic Soup Foundation" label, also known as "Look for the zero" on our website, in addition to this button. -> Read more
Customers often ask us why we use palm oil in our soaps and not coconut oil or other substitutes? For while palm oil is an inherently sustainable, nutritious oil, the way most palm oil is produced has wreaked havoc on habitats, endangering the survival of critically endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger, Asian rhinoceros and the Sumatran Orangutan. This permanent removal of trees causes soil erosion, flooding and increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
And that's all true. You may not realize it, but you may have more products at home that contain palm oil than you think. -> Read more
The answer to that question is very simple: by eliminating the extra costs. As real do-it-yourselfers (and those who have not been raised that way in the Netherlands) we actually do just about everything ourselves. From product development to the online shop and everything else that is involved.
This not only gives a lot of satisfaction but also a lot of benefits, because we do not have to pay everyone substantial amounts for their services. And that makes a difference!
In addition, we cut away the "unnecessary" parts that are actually only used to "spice things up" a bit. -> Read more