Do you know that synthetic fragrances are extremely harmful and toxic to your health and your furry friends?
Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads. No one likes them. There are a number of causes of these breakouts: poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, hormones, hygiene, and the products that you use. Today, we'll focus on the last two.
Lionheads’ Hot and Sour Soup
If you haven't noticed, I've been on quite the quest to make healthier Chinese food. Because I have a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, I can't have most Chinese food at restaurants due to the MSG, food colouring, etc. Here is a healthier version that will surely warm you up and clear your sinuses in this chilly, but beautiful cold weather.
Soaps – the good, the bad, and the ugly
Like many people, I always believed that using "anti-bacterial" soaps were necessary. However, recent scientific studies have shown that soaps containing such "anti-bacterial" chemicals as triclosan, do not help reduce bacteria. In fact, they are harmful to you and the environment. In the United States, the FDA has ordered companies that use these chemicals to stop using them.
Why Essential Oils are Good for You
Contrary to popular belief, oil as a moisturizer is good for you in many ways. Most people – myself included – have been brought up to believe that oil is bad for your skin because it makes you breakout; hence, most mainstream commercial skin care products are oil-free. However, like dissolves like; therefore, oil dissolves oil.
Lionheads’ Jerk Pasta
This dish was partly inspired by my mom’s cooking. She used to make something like this when I was a child. Cremini and onions are meant to be together! The jerk sauce gives it a kick, while the basil and hoisin sauce give the dish a unique flavour, while keeping the spice in check (well, kind of!). Most importantly, it’s an easy and fast recipe. I hope you like it.
Caring for Dry and Sensitive Skin
Prior to my DIY days, I tried numerous commercial products without any success. No matter what product - even if deemed especially for dry/sensitive skin - my skin was always left dry, tight, irritated, and red. Now, I stick to this routine and have seen amazing results.