Natural Beauty: Coconut & Orange Deo | Guest post by To Be Natural Beauty

Hi everyone! I am B (to.be_natural_beauty) and I’m joining Hannah today for a much welcome blog collaboration. Hope you enjoy the topic

Some people call it eco-beauty. Some people call it a green luxury. Some may believe it is only related to products to use on your skin. Some believe that it goes from what we eat to what we wear. The fact is that it is all around us and nowadays it’s challenging to find someone who doesn’t care (in one way or another) for this topic.

I was 6 years old when I first started to look at natural beauty and my interest in it grew up together with me. Today, I am an aroma, massage and reflexology therapist in love with natural ingredients and their impact on our health and body.

Since I’ve started to make my own blends and natural beauty products, I saw that I had in hands the perfect opportunity to not only adjust my life to a more natural living purpose but also to integrate the zero-waste culture in it. The truth is that nature gives us all we need to live a healthy life and because of the way the society is structured we will always find something around us that is worth repurposing so, why not give it a try?

Let me give you an example: even though I have always tried to live a natural lifestyle, there were a few swaps that I have always struggled to do. Deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash I just couldn’t believe they would be as good as the ones we bought from the supermarket. And, to be honest with you, I was super scared of going out and suddenly the sweaty smell was coming from me… But, one day, we stayed at home and I decided to give it a try. And you know what? It worked! And today, I wouldn’t swap my natural ingredient deodorant for any other! Can you imagine the relief of knowing that you won’t stink but also that you are not using any chemical, no antiperspirant stuff on your skin? Trust me, that is gold! I’ll share the recipe with you so that you can try and let me know your thoughts:

Natural Coconut & Orange deodorant:

1/3 cup of coconut oil;

¼ cup Baking soda;

¼ cup arrowroot powder;

4 tablespoons of corn starch;

10 to 15 drops of Sweet orange essential oil.

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Mix the dry ingredients and add the melted coconut oil and the orange essential oil after. Put it in a repurposed deodorant container and you’re good to go! You can also find the video and the recipe on my Instagram page to.be_natural_beauty.

It doesn’t get any easier than this to be a natural beaut!

My Favourite Books | Guest Post From Ginger Blogger

Hey everyone! My name’s Meg and I’m so excited to be guest posting on Hannah’s lovely blog! I have my own blog over at Ginger Blogger (link – and I love blogging so I’m very honoured and grateful to have this opportunity. This is actually my first ever guest post and I thought it would be a nice idea to tell you my personal favourite books. I feel like you can tell so much about a person by their favourite books so I thought it would be a nice idea for my first every guest post. I’ve got quite a range of fiction and non-fiction books here but I feel like that sums up my personality quite well.


So my first fave is the fiction book Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. This is the first book in a trilogy and it’s set in the beautiful and hot Singapore. It’s a love story between Nick Young – crazy rich and Rachel Chu – an intelligent American-Chinese New Yorker. I think I love it so much because it’s got everything I want in a book – it’s funny, it’s romantic and it’s also a bit of a tear-jerker! I think I read a review for it somewhere saying that ‘it was the perfect beach read’ and honestly I think that sums it up perfectly – providing loads of gorgeous settings and making me want to travel. It was also recently turned in to a film last year and that is equally amazing – although it is quite different to the original novel.

Moving on to a more sobering read is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I don’t think this could be more different from Crazy Rich Asians. This non-fiction book is about the life of Dr Kalanithi – it’s such an interesting read from the perspective of a doctor who becomes the patient. Dr Kalanithi develops stage 4 cancer and it’s just such a good read. This review is definitely in no way shape or form doing the book any justice but I honestly just would say read it. As the book moves on it retells the story of him finishing training and his daily life as a doctor before becoming the patient but as I say, just read it.


Another one of my fave books is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafazai. I remember reading this maybe 5 years ago I think and like When Breath Becomes Air it’s just stuck with me ever since. The book begins in Pakistan when Malala was shot in the head in her teenage years and follows her life and desire for female rights and equal education. It’s such an inspiring book and I would recommend it.

I’m currently reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and that’s quickly becoming one of my favourite books. It’s a fiction book but it’s written from the perspective of death which I know sounds a bit confusing and I was a bit confused but I was just drawn to it and something just kept me reading. It’s in a completely different style to anything else in this list and it’s also set in Germany in 1939 before World War Two so a completely interesting time in history.


Lastly, one of my all time favourite books is Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. After watching the film countless times I actually read the book and just loved it. If you don’t know, it’s the travels of a recently divorced New York woman as she visits ItalyIndia and Bali. It’s so fantastic and I think the reason I love it so much is that its just so real and raw and full of such amazing experiences. The book just makes me want to travel more and more and in terms of giving it a read, it’s such a nice, easy to follow yet powerful read and i’d 100% recommend you give it a go.


So that’s it – 5 of my favourite books… I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found some new books to add to your to be read and if you’ve read any of these books leave a comment and i’ll reply back on my own account.

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I just want to say another big thank you to Hannah for letting me guest post – I really appreciate it! If you’d like any more book blog posts or to see anymore from me you can check out my lifestyle blog here (link – and my instagram here. (link –


Easy Lifestyle Changes You Can Do In Lockdown For A Happier You | Guest Post From Alisha Valerie

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Hello my lovelies, I really hope that you’re all having a wonderful day and start to your week so far! I’m Alisha Valerie, a full-time blogger and social media influencer from Merseyside UK. I’m also a Wiccan and being a Wiccan, of course, believe in the law of three and changing the simplest things in your daily routine can really have a massive positive effect on your life and mental health so I wanted to share some easy lifestyle changes with you all for a happier and healthier you.
x | Make an effort to put your phone away whilst with family members and friends, or whilst in lockdown make the effort to get in touch with family members and friends – it doesn’t take thirty seconds to send a quick text which will brighten someone’s day.
x | Take the stairs instead of the elevator, if possible.
x | Create a morning routine that you can look forward to every day. Check out my latest morning routine as a fulltime blogger by clicking here.
x | Create a calendar or journal with sections for work, life, exercise and fun – and make sure that you fill it in every day.
x | Drink more water and eat more fruit.
x | Never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry. You’ll only waste your money and buy crap you want but don’t need.
x | Always keep healthy snacks to hand. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are always great and will boost your energy.
x | Make an effort to smile more. Speaking with a smile with automatically make you feel better and put out positivity into the world.
x | Don’t put things off, and make sure that you reward yourself for finishing big tasks. Even if it is only loading the dishwasher for the third time that day.
x | Create a daily positive playlist to listen to every morning. Check out local bands online and find new music to listen to.
x | At least once a month, step out of your comfort zone and try a new recipe.
x | Before you fall asleep each night, visualize tomorrow’s success.
x | Express gratitude daily. If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that each day I express my gratitude on there.
x | Don’t be scared to ask for help when you need it, and be there for those people who ask you for help.
x | Don’t waste TV time. Yes we all want to get comfortable and binge watch our favourite shows but for just five or ten minutes, make the effort to stretch or do arm-chair exercises whilst watching TV.
x | Spend as much time in nature as possible. We all can’t go camping etc right now so why not simply walk your dog, have your lunch outdoors in your garden, or read outside. These little things can really improve your mood and mental health.
I’d really love to know your views about including these easy lifestyle changes into your every day so please get in touch with me on one of my social media pages and let me know your thoughts? Thank you so much for Hannah for letting me host a guest post on her website, it means the world to me. I’m sending you all so much love, happiness and positive vibes!
With love, Alisha Valerie x