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Happy Mother’s Day!

From all of us at Ene Naturals, we wish all mothers a happy Mother’s Day! 💖

We are still celebrating mother’s in our Mother’s Day mega sales so please take advantage of the 30 percent off all products sales offer which ends on 13th, March 2018.

Please visit our Shop and remember to use coupon code at checkout.

Cheers!

Ene

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How to make hydrating Body Butter

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There are so many body butter recipes out there and it is so easy to make that it is the first thing most natural skin care enthusiasts learn to make. Body butters usually contain heavy natural butters like Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and natural oils as well. The healing power of body butters can not be underestimated because they are able to treat stretch marks, certain fibrosis, sunburn, spider veins, dry, flaky skin, to mention but a few. So body butters are great if you suffer from any of these or need intense moisture for your skin

But… yes, there is one 😀

Body butters contain high amount of natural oils, which though do not clog your pores but cause those of us who live in Africa to sweat a lot! From experience as a natural skin care crafter, I have had people complain all the time about body butters making them sweat a lot due to the African heat. If you have been to African – and I live in a very hot, tropical Nigeria where the sun shines all year round! My, you would give body butters a second thought as well. Secondly, we Africans predominantly have thick, oily skin hence when we use some body butters, we feel as though we’ve got grease on our skin.

So this was the reason why I formulated my own body butter. My recipe has one unique ingredient- water! With the addition of water, less amount of butters and oil and of course, with beeswax completely eliminated, what you get is a thick, creamy but light body butter that hydrates your skin and keeps you from sweating.

So if you live in Africa but still want to enjoy using body butters, then watch this video and start making your own body butter.

Am happy to hear from you and respond to your questions. So pls leave a comment below.

Cheers!

Ene

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How to use Ene Naturals Luxurious Body Spa

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Ene Naturals Luxurious Body Spa is a soap, scrub and mask combo that exfoliates, hydrates, moisturizes and firms the skin. It is a rich blend of a wide variety of natural ingredients like African black soap, African bentonite clay, turmeric, African sandalwood, Dead Sea salt, brown sugar, frankincense, rose, coconut oil, orange oil, glycerin and a whole lots more.

The Luxurious Body Spa makes caring for your body pretty simple and makes it even easier to experience real spa treatment at home at a fraction. You will see your complexion improve immediately.

This can be used on the face or the entire body. It is only recommended to be used once a week or twice weekly. Say goodbye to dull complexion.

How to use the Luxurious Body spa:

1. Moist your face or body with water.

2. Apply Ene Naturals Luxurious Body spa

You can use on your face or all over your body

3. Leave on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes. After 10mins, the Luxurious Body Spa dries and looks like a thin film.

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4. As you scrub, you will see that the product lathers as well because of the African black soap in it. Rinse off with warm water.

5. After rinsing, gently towel dry. You will find your complexion improve almost immediately. Moisturize your face soon after.

Please do not apply makeup after this treatment because your skin needs to breathe.

This Luxurious Body Spa takes your quest for a brighter, clearer complexion even closer. With this weekly treatment and any of our fine moisturizers, you will be amazed at your skin.

To order for this product and any of our products, pls visit our Shop on this website.

Cheers!

Ene

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Secrets of Natural skin care

I have been making natural skin care products for almost six years now so I can testify to the goodness of natural products for our skin, hair and general well being. When I use natural skin care products for myself and family, I do feel very good about myself because I know that I am keeping toxins which are common in cosmetic products away.

One of the known gains of using natural products is their safety to our skin and the environment at large. Natural products are made from organically grown plants and produce that do not pollute the earth as their systems of farming contain less toxins and are earth-friendly. So if you are looking for a way to contribute to protecting the earth and the environment, then patronize organic skincare products. You will feel good about yourself.

Second benefits of natural skin care products is that they protect your skin and body from toxins found in chemicals used for cosmetic products. Natural skin care products are chemical free, preservatives free and are free of artificial colors and other by-products so using natural products will be doing your body and health a whole lot of good. We are at an age where strange diseases and all sorts of cancer is on the increase, many of which have been linked to toxins found in cosmetic products. We must protect our skin and bodies; and going natural is the first step in the right direction.

Thirdly, natural skin care products contain a whole lot of goodness and nourishment for our skin and body which I will like to highlight below:

Anti-oxidants (Natural protectors):

Antioxidants protect our skin cells from damage and are responsible for skin cell regeneration and repair. Natural oils and produce are rich sources of antioxidants which help to repair and restore our skin.

Anti-inflammatory:

Natural oils and other natural skin care ingredients have high anti-inflammatory properties as such have healing powers to heal our skin of damages like fibrosis, spider veins, stretch marks, swelling, sunburn and a whole lot. Natural skin care products have the ability to heal the skin even faster than any store bought cosmetic products loaded with chemicals.

Collagen boosters:

Natural skin care ingredients are loaded with properties that boost collagen in our skin. Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin and body and vitamin C plays a significant role in the formation of collagen. Natural skin care ingredients are loaded with vitamin C that boosts collagen, which gives the skin elasticity and helps fight signs of aging.

Anti-aging benefits

Natural skin care ingredients are loaded with vitamins and minerals including being natural sources of Vitamins A & E. When you use natural skin care products, you do not need to use synthetic vitamins A or E or collagen because they are so full of nourishment that they fight wrinkles, reverse the signs of aging and makes the skin youthful for longer. Elasticity is what the skin needs to stay youthful and this is what natural skin care products give.

Free radicals eliminators

Natural skin care ingredients eliminate free radicals because of their rich source of Vitamin C and Alpha hydroxy acids which help to strip the skin of dead skin cells. Take pure goat milk for example, it is so high in AHA and is why it is used for natural skin brightening as it strips the skin of dead cells for a clearer complexion. Citrus based essential oils like orange, lemon, grapefruit are also rich sources of vitamin C and is the reason why they are used in treating acne and pimples.

Natural Moisturizers:

Natural skincare products have the ability to lock in moisture and keep our skin hydrated for longer. So whether we choose to use natural oils or to use natural sources of milk, our skin will receive intense moisture which means beautiful soft and shiny skin as against dry, flaky skin.

Natural skin brightening:

Natural ingredients like goat milk, lemon oil, orange oil, Jasmine oil, coconut oil and a whole host of others naturally clear our skin of uneven skin tone by stripping the skin of dead cells. With clearer complexion means a more even skin tone and brighter complexion.

Since I started using natural skin care products, I spend less time and money on makeup now because I no longer have to battle free radicals or be ashamed to go out bare faced. I love my natural skin so much that I hardly wear makeup. And I believe that this is important because many people spend more time and money on makeup than on their skin. Embrace nature, embrace your skin and you will have only yourself to thank.

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Dark spots and sunburn treatment with oils: Spotlight on Ene Naturals dark spots removal oil

Contrary to belief, harsh skin bleaching products in tubes or other forms do not necessarily clear dark spots like age spots, sunburn or dark spots caused by injury or scars; or even dark spots caused by skin that has been burnt by bleaching products. What these whitening or lightening or bleaching products do is to amplify the damaged areas because while they lighten the rest of the skin that is not covered by dark spots, they are unable to clear the spots but make them even more pronounced.

But why is this happening? This happens because most of these whitening or bleaching agents actually do not go deep within our skin and under our skin to heal the skin from inside out. It is a fact that for long lasting results and for healing to occur, the skin must be healed from the inside out.

This is where oils are different. And how you ask? Because oils are rich in so much nutrients, vitamins and minerals, they are rich in anti-oxidants and Collagen, which helps cell regeneration. Meaning, the oils help the skin to create new cells by getting rid of the old one so that new ones can appear. During the cell regeneration process, you will find the dark, dry outer layers of the dark spots peeling away to reveal newer ones which are brighter and same color as our natural skin. This is why natural oils are superior to skin whitening or bleaching products when it comes to clearing sunburn or dark spots.

I recently developed a blend of natural, healing oils that treat dark spots, sunburns and damaged skin. In this blend amongst a wide collection of oils, you will find carrot seed oil, frankincense oil, rose oil, Jasmine oil, orange oil, lemon oil, coconut oil, castor oil and more. These natural oils not only clear the skin but will give one a brighter, natural complexion.

Nature takes its time, I must say because this is not a quick fix but when we allow the oils to complete its cycle of healing which is cell regeneration, you will be happy you waited.

The Ene Naturals Dark Spots removal oil is now available at our store on this site. Give nature a chance and you will never regret it.

Cheers!

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My Valentine lipstick adventure

Hi guys,

Happy Valentine’s day!

So, what was your valentine’s day experience like? For me, it is almost the same yearly as I usually spend the day all to myself and away from the madness of hectic roads caused by the heavily commercialized valentine’s day celebration.

So, this year, I gifted myself with Labelle Makeup new collection of liquid matte lipsticks which came as part of its Valentine Set. It came in a beautiful black box and accompanied by a bedazzled key-ring and a box of heart-shaped chocolates. I really loved and enjoyed this package. Inside were three liquid matte lipsticks:

The first lipstick I sampled was Russian girl which is a bright red sexy lipstick while Victorian Glam is a much darker shade that is daring and seductive. Mocha is soft and sultry. The lipstick is extremely light-weight, very easy to apply and lasts the entire day because it is waterproof. I like the fact that I was not bothered in between meals and drinks because the lipstick did not wipe off. In fact, I did not have to touch it up because it stayed on just as I had applied it earlier.

I actually tried washing the lipstick off with water and soap; it really was not easy to wipe off as it stayed on.

 

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All three shades were the perfect valentine shades for me because I felt pretty and sexy in all of them.

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My verdict: I give this lipstick 5 out of 5 because I could not find anything wrong with them. You can purchase yours at www.labellemakeup.co.uk

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Whats your skin care goals for 2018?

So, at the start of every new year, we usually come up with resolutions, goals and expectations for the year that includes our finances, our health, fitness; but probably not much on our skin care.

Our skin is the visual representation of how we feel on the inside. This is why we look radiant when we are happy or at peace while our skin looks saggy when we are under stress or undergoing difficulties. Our skin is a mirror to our inside and to some extent, determines how we are seen and can affect the perception that people have of us. So, in a nutshell, our skin is our image – simple as that.

our skin is an important organ of our body that it makes me wonder why we would rather invest in makeup products than we would on skin care products. Makeup products are actually secondary to skin care products. Heavy makeup and over dependence on makeup is so last year, so lets make healthy habits and set healthy goals for our skin in 2018.

GOAL 1:

MAKEUP DETOX

Less makeup or no makeup at all means that you are giving your skin a breather! Take time to free your skin of makeup so it can breathe. Keep in mind that makeup clogs the pores of the skin, which in turn causes free radicals like acne, pimples and rash. So keep your skin fresh every once in a while.

GOAL 2:

CREATE A BEAUTY REGIME

Many people buy the wrong skin care products for their skin, which may even create additional problems. Sometimes too, people buy the wrong product for the wrong skin issue. So, before you buy any thing, make sure it is targeted and suited to your need and skin type. You should also create a beauty regime that is feasible and easy for you to implement. Rubbing lotion alone on the skin won’t do; you must exfoliate, tone, steam, mask and moisturize.

GOAL 3:

KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDRATED

Did you know that alcohol, smoking and stress, including inadequate sleep can dehydrate your skin? If you spent last year paying little attention to rest time, then this year should be different. Plus, drink lots of pure, natural water rather than carbonated drinks or alcohol; eat fruits and vegetables and do keep your skin moisturized with the right kind of moisturizer for your skin type.

GOAL 4: (FOR WOMEN OF COLOR): DWELL LESS ON SKIN LIGHTENING (BLEACHING) BUT MORE ON HEALTHY, YOUTHFUL SKIN

More women of color are obsessed with skin lightening or skin bleaching rather than focusing on nourishing their skin with moisturizers that keep the skin healthy and young. Skin bleaching adds years to your actual age so try to stay away from them as they contain harmful chemicals; and focus rather on keeping your skin healthy and youthful for longer. Keep in mind that skin bleaching causes the skin to lose elasticity, so this is why people who bleach tend to have wrinkles.

GOAL 5: EAT HEALTHY

Healthy foods provide nourishment for the skin so tame down on junk, processed foods and go for healthy, natural foods. Consuming healthy foods will give your skin health, radiance and youthfulness. These foods are great for the skin:

Fatty fishes: Benefit from their abundance of omega 3 fatty acids which are good for healthy skin, shine and suppleness. Fatty fishes also contain vitamin E, which is a vital anti-oxidant for your skin and protects your skin from damage.

Avocado: Just like fatty fishes, avocados contain vitamin E and Vitamin C, which is another anti-oxidant that prevents free radicals and helps your skin to produce collagen needed for skin repair and rejuvenation.

Nuts: Nuts like walnut contain omega -3 and omega -6 fatty acids that help combat inflammation and heal damaged skin.

Fruits and vegetables: broccoli, tomatoes, red or yellow bell peppers are rich in vitamins and minerals and are rich sources of anti-oxidants, all of which are needed for healthy skin.

Dark chocolate: Studies have shown the effects of consuming dark chocolate to be very good for the skin because dark chocolate contains anti-oxidants which protects your skin from sunburn as well as help to hydrate the skin, to improve the texture of the skin and help to fight wrinkles.

6. GIVE YOURSELF A SPA TREAT

Let no one kid you by saying that you do not need spa treatment because you do! While you can save money by creating your own d-i-y spa treatment at home, every once in a while, please go to a spa and let professionals take care of your skin as it should be. From facials, to pedicures, to massages, enjoy a wide range of treatments for your entire body. Go to a spa near you and go through their menu and select diverse treatments that you can enjoy all through 2018 as treats. You can choose to give yourself a spa treat once a month or once in two months. You will feel great about yourself and your skin will thank you.

If you live in Lagos, Nigeria, I personally recommend Victoria’s Touch Spa. Visit the Instagram page at Victoriastouchspa.

These are some of the skin care goals that you can set for yourself in 2018. Tell me, are your skin care goals similar to this? Please share your 2018 skin care goals with us by leaving a comment.

 

Cheers!

Ene

 

 

 

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Product review: Labelle So Lush shadows

Labelle So Lush eyeshadow palette as the name signifies, is lush, luxurious and high pigment eye shadows for both day and night. This palette has 14 shades of both matte and shimmer eyes shadows. The texture is powdery, soft and extremely easy to apply. This is the first shimmer eyeshadow that I have used that didn’t fall on my face. The colors last the whole day and are so pretty, I took them for a spin.

I complemented the eyeshadow with Labelle Nude Liquid lipstick

I had so much fun wearing this eyeshadow that I took loads of pictures.

Labelle makeup products can be purchased online at www.labellemakeup.co.uk

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Moisturizing & purifying mask recipe for soft,smooth & clear skin

Hi guys, I have a beauty regime that includes weekend Spa D-I-Ys that begin with me soaking my feet in warm water and Dead Sea salts and followed later by giving myself a well-deserved facial at home. This is necessary because this gives me an opportunity to pamper and nurture my skin which every skin deserves.

So, set weekends aside for D-I-Y facials that allows you to rid your skin of dead cells, stress and tiredness by exfoliating, steaming, masking and toning your skin for a cleaner, smoother, youthful and brighter skin. People complain a lot about having dull complexion and the solution usually lies in the amount of time you spend to care for your skin. So by dedicating weekends to pampering your skin, you are sure to achieve better skin.

Here are my simple steps to weekend D-I-Y facials at home.

1. I begin by washing my face with warm water without soap. Usually, just by using cotton pads soaked in warm water to massage my face removes surface dirts.

2. Exfoliate your skin. I use my own natural products as I have sensitive skin. I usually scrub my face and neck with Ene Naturals Moisturizing scrub. I love moisturizers so most of my products moisturize the skin as they make the skin soft and smooth. After gentle scrubbing, rinse off with warm water.

3. I follow with steaming my face over hot steam. I would bring water to boil, pour into a deep bowl and after lowering my head – stay a few inches away from the hot steam – and then I cover my head with towel. With my face trapped in the steam under the towel, the hot steam is able to melt the fats and dirts deposited on my skin, especially those clogging my pores. Sometimes, I place fresh lemon peels in the hot water to help melt the fat on my face away. I usually steam for 15 minutes.

4. Afterward, I apply Mask. I have an Organic Mask that purifies the skin as well as treat acne and fight wrinkles. And since I am obsessed with having baby soft skin, I always add pure goat milk powder to the mask.

The Ene Naturals Organic Mask Powder is made of pure bentonite clay, African sandalwood, frankincense and rose. All of these ingredients have purifying properties which means they treat acne and blemishes and they also have anti-wrinkle properties as well. And then, I add goat milk into it. Goat milk contains alpha hydroxy acid which helps to strip the skin of dead cells as well as vitamins and anti-oxidants that nourish, moisturize the skin and treat wrinkles. So with these amazing benefits of goat milk and the Ene Natural Organic Mask Powder, I simply can’t let go.

So to make my moisturizing and purifying mask, all you need are:

1. 1 tablespoon of Ene Naturals Organic Mask Powder and

2. 1 teaspoon of Ene Naturals Goat milk powder.

3. Add a little water to mix into a paste and apply on the face and neck. Allow to dry and leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

5. The only toner I use on my skin is pure goat milk. Usually, I take just 1 teaspoon of Ene Naturals pure goat milk powder, add just a little water and with cotton pad, I clean my face and neck. I rinse off with warm water.

Do this weekly and you will be amazed at your skin. The result is a softer, smoother, brighter and younger skin.

You can order for any of these products on the online store on this website.

Cheers!

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Home remedy for pimples

Don't pop that zit because it can be dangerous. Zits wrongly popped lead to blackheads so rather than popping zits, here are a few tips to treating pimples.

1. Pimples are a sign of stress so rather than popping the zit, give your body a well deserved rest.

2. Pimples are a sign of poor nutrition so eat leafy, green vegetables and fruits like oranges that are rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants that get rid of free radicals like pimples.

3. Pimples can also be caused by poor hygiene so rather than share your makeup tools with other people, wash your beauty tools like sponges and brushes regularly. If possible, use only disposables.

4. Pimples are also caused by hormonal imbalances which is why zits are expected during a woman's monthly period.

So rather than popping that zit, get an orange from your kitchen like I do.

This easy homemade facial
Cleanser recipe for treating pimples is easy and effective. Simply get an orange, squeeze out some juice into a bowl – you don't need more than 1 tablespoonful of orange juice. Soak it in a cotton pad or cotton wool and gently apply on the pimples or the area of skin where pimples are dominant. Allow the orange juice to dry on the pimples for a few minutes and rinse off. Orange is anti-oxidant rich that helps fight pimples and acne as well as brighten the skin. The juice will also help to dry out the pus substance in the zit.

Do try to be patient with the treatment of pimples and refrain from touching them to avoid infecting your skin some more with your non-sanitized fingers.

Tell me, do you have other home remedies for treating pimples that you would like to share?

Cheers!

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Why we are a bespoke natural skincare brand

So we create and stock a wide variety of natural skincare products for all different skin types and skin concerns; but we are heavily bespoke because the process of interacting with clients through free consultation and customizing unique products tailored to a client’s individual needs have actually helped us grow and expand pretty fast. Every client wants to be given that personal touch that is lacking in our fast-paced markets and especially in the area of skincare where clients have different skin types and skin concerns like allergies and what is tolerable.

Our bespoke natural skincare services begin with free consultation which allows us to gather information about the client’s past skincare regime, allergies if any and much more. At the end of the consultation, either we recommend one of our generic products or we customize. What I personally find interesting is that clients want the best for their skin and are happy when you meet their satisfaction.

Customizing skincare products sometimes can involve tweaking the ingredients in a generic product to suit the individual needs of a client or to create a brand new product entirely. Sometimes it is about changing the texture and packaging of our products. Take this one below for an example:

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This product originally is a lotion in a jar and while the client loved the goodness that this product provides, she does not like lotions. So she had us change the texture from a light weight lotion to a much thicker cream in a tub.

Collagen lotion, anti aging soap and lotion, ene Naturals Collagen plus
Similarly, these two above have been tweaked as well. The Collagen+ Lightening anti aging soap originally comes in a tub and is made with goat milk while the cream is usually packaged in a smaller tub and made with goat milk as well. For this client, we switched the goat milk for pure coconut milk, changed some ingredients; packaged the soap in a 500ml jar rather than a 250ml tub while the cream was packaged in a 250ml tub rather than in a 100ml tub.

Bespoke services can be challenging but very exciting and positively challenging because your goal is a happy customer.

At Ene Naturals, customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal so if you want our bespoke services, contact us today for free consultation.

Cheers!

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The joy of processing organic turmeric

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From raw turmeric to shredded bits

I have a penchant for wanting to control the sourcing of all natural ingredients used in my natural skincare products. As a natural skincare brand, being sincere through and through in the quality of ingredients I use is very important to me and the reason why my brand is consistently rising at a healthy pace.

In the regard, I went to a turmeric farm to source fresh turmeric myself. I went through the rigors of sorting, cleaning, washing, shredding, drying, milling and packaging just because I wanted to give my clients the best natural products or ingredients that they deserve. The process of making turmeric powder is rigorous but I am happy with the final result.

Turmeric powder
Organically sourced turmeric

Turmeric powder is great for the skin, hair and general health. I use turmeric with warm water and honey to treat cough as well as use it in cooking. Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties so it helps reduce scarring, wrinkles, acne, rash and other skin issues. It can be used as an exfoliator (scrub), cleanser and mask.

You can purchase this product online from the organic store on this website.

Delivery available within Nigeria and world wide.