Hello Nature Lovers,
I am in the mood for sharing a little piece of me.
I am not very good at promoting myself, so I apologize in advance if this write up is a little awkward.
I am sure you will forgive me.
Please ask me questions. I do better at answering questions, so ask. Enjoy.
I started Natural Beauty Blog at Ruka's Place because of what I went through as a person with extremely dry sensitive skin. This dryness is the cause of extremely uncomfortable ITCHING.
It was years later that I realized this itching was one of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The itching made my life difficult.
I went from Doctors to Doctors both medical and alternative medicine and no cure could be found.
In my desperation I ditched my skincare products and turned to Store bought Natural Skincare Products.
Almost every skincare product makes me itch, even the so called Natural Skincare Products.
For a while I stopped using all skincare products, I was that fed up.
This stopped the itching but I ended up with extremely scaly, dry, and chapped skin. I looked like something from another planet (Think 'Avatar' the Film).
I complained to my mother, and as a true African woman, she sent me Raw Shea Butter and instructed me to use it without mixing it with anything, in other words to use it raw. And all my problems disappear, no more itching and no more dry-skin.
All was well, you think? But the smell of Raw Shea Butter was too strong for me. No amount of threats and cajoling will get my children to use it. The nutty, earthy smell followed us around.
I went around feeling very self -conscious and covering myself with perfumes.
I was resigning myself to fate when by chance I stumbled upon a YouTube video of a woman making Natural face cream.
I applied her techniques to my Raw Shea butter by placing a little of my Shea butter in a double boiler , then add a little quantity of Pure Coconut oil and let it all melt together (note she added more things to her cream but I was skeptical due to previous skincare products experiences) I poured into a jar and let it cool a little then added Ylang-Ylang essential oil.
In Retrospect that wasn’t the best mix of body cream I ever made, but at the time you’d think I had just discovered the recipe for Coca-Cola.
I was ecstatic with the result I achieved especially with the smell. I told everybody who cares to listen about my discovery and the result it was giving me.
So I started experimenting, adding more ingredients and taking some out.
The journey so far has been very informative, rewarding and satisfying.
It gave birth to my business RUKA’S PLACE. Where I sell Raw Ingredients for making your own Natural Skincare Products.
Because I believe strongly that each and every one of us need to take the future of our skin and its general well-being into our hands.
Many skincare manufacturers, especially the natural ones, really have good intentions and go as far as possible to make sure they use as less harmful chemicals as possible.
But they have to make profits and one of the ways to make their business profitable is to make sure the products’ shelf life is adequate, some of the stuffs used may be ok for some skins but not for some.
So doing it yourself is crucial.
Remember! it is only as difficult and complicated as you want it to be.
I have watched some YouTube videos of people making Skincare Products and the whole of their tables filled with lots of bottles, jars, tubs and so forth, Scary, isn’t it?
While I have watched some videos where some people make their Formulations with just 3 ingredients and in less than 10 minutes they are done.
You are in control, you have the chance to choose as many ingredients as you want.
As for me, my motto is to keep it as simple as possible. You can learn a lot this way and you won’t consider it a chore and frightening.
So my Natural Skincare Enthusiasts give it a try and make a nice body cream today for you and your family. You’ll be amazed what you can do. This is my story, what's yours?
Keep it simple
Hello Nature Lovers,
Simple Solutions To Dry Skin
Dry skin is nobody's best friend. It can be itchy, unsightly and generally very uncomfortable. Some people have dry patches on some part of their skin while others suffer from the whole skin being dry. Also dry skin in some people can be occasional while in others, like me, it is permanent,Read about my personal struggle with dry-skin story here.
The occasional dry skin can be cured once the cause is known and treated, but permanent dry skin is not that easy to deal with. Most of the people who suffer from permanent dry skin are born with it, maybe due to heredity or some other medical reasons.
10 Natural Tips for Managing Dry Skin
Whatever type of dry skin you may have, these 10 tips will help you manage it easily.
1. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
2. DON'T STAY TOO LONG IN THE SHOWER
3. USE NATURAL FRAGRANCE-FREE CLEANSER(SOAPS)
4. MOISTURIZE WHILE YOUR SKIN IS STILL WET
5. MOISTURIZE TWICE DAILY
6. AVOID CHEMICAL FILLED MOISTURIZERS
7. USE BODY SCRUB ONCE A WEEK
8. WATCH YOUR DIET
9. EXERCISE REGULARLY
10. AVOID EXTREME TEMPERATURES
Do all these and your skin will be glowing. Thanks for reading.
Keep it simple
Hello Nature Lovers,
I hope you are all doing really well. The above topic is one I am really reluctant to write about, because I am a staunch believer in saying no-no to skin bleaching. But many people keep asking me these questions about how to tone their skin lightly with natural ingredients.
What I find is that some are actually looking for skin whitening, which is a world apart from skin lightening. I am not even going to bother talking about skin whitening because I am against it. that leaves us with skin lightening.
My take on it is this; as we grow older we tends to get darker in complexion, some people have dark patches (Hyper-pigmentation) in different places on their faces. Many people will like to delay this for as long as possible, I think this is fair enough, what do you think?
So here are 11 natural ingredients known for their lightening effect, I have included the properties that make them have lightening effect on the skin so you can make informed decision.
The Key properties to look out for in natural skin lightening ingredient is Vitamin C because it has been scientifically proven to reduce the amount of melanin produced by the skin. Also antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Please don't expect to use them once and see instant result, it is a gradual effect. So patience and consistency is the key.
1. Aloe Vera Gel
5. Gram Flour
10. Camwood Powder
I sincerely hope you find this post useful. I suggest to mix 3 of these ingredients together and use to increase the potency. There are lots and lots of free recipes online on how to use these ingredients, check them out.
Keep it simple
Bespoke or Customized Skincare Products
At Ruka's Place, home of Natural Skincare Solutions, we understand the extremely busy lifestyle some of our customers live, and we want to do everything possible to help with their natural Beauty needs. That is why we offer Personalized Skincare Products.
We can help make Bespoke Skincare products, tailored to each customer's requirement.
Ruka's Place, home of Natural Skincare Solutions, have been successfully providing Bespoke Skincare products to many of our customers for a long time (Read what our customers are saying about us). We want many more people to be aware that we provide this service and come to us to enjoy it too.
Bespoke Skincare ProductsHow does this work?Contact us by phone or email to discuss what you want, based on ingredients you choose and quantity we will give you the price of the Customized Skincare Product, if you are happy, we will make the skincare product for you. Contact Detail is below.
Types of Bespoke Skincare Products
CUSTOMIZED SKINCARE SERVICE FEEDBACKS
The body butter arrived safely today, it was very well packaged! Thank you so much for the little lip balm too, it's great.
The body butter is incredible! It smells amazing, it reminds me of the icing my mother makes for her coffee cake (which is delicious!)
It absorbs into the skin really nicely too without leaving any oily residue. I think it should take me a while to get through the big tub but when I finish it I'll definitely be ordering more!!
Thank you so much for a great product and brilliant service too
I received the package yesterday. I took a shower and used the scrub. I'm so please, I can feel the oils you used. I used the body cream. I'm very pleased with your products they are excellent!
I will be telling as many people as I can. FROM TERRY
Ruka's place is not just about selling products but also making sure the customer understands the product. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. My products arrived on time, well packaged and its definitely value for money. I have recommended you to all my friends.TRISH AFILAKASOME OF OUR
HANDMADE SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Keep It Simple
Hello My Natural Beauties,
I am proud to present the much asked for FLAWLESS CREAM. This body butter was created for Natural Skincare loving people with busy lifestyle.
Please read the full information below and don't forget to order yours.
WHAT IS FLAWLESS CREAM?
Flawless Cream is a completely natural and handmade Body Butter with many skin loving ingredients to give you amazing flawless skin at affordable price.
Continuous use of this versatile Moisturizer will stop Dehydrated Skin, Flaky Skin, skin dryness, fight wrinkles, eczema, pimples, blemishes and dark spots, aging signs and many more.
Ruka's Place Flawless Cream can also be used as hair cream, Hand Cream, treat cracked heels, and many more.
Click here for Recipe if you will like to make this Body Moisturizer yourself
Flawless Cream Ingredients
Raw Shea Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Thanks for reading.
Helping you to keep it simple
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