1 Sep 2013

Natural Beauty Essentials // Guest Post.

Hi everyone, my name's Ria - I write a little blog over at NatuRia Beauty where I mostly talk about natural and organic beauty products! I'm sure some of you may have noticed Annabel's been trying out more natural products recently so I thought it would be fitting to share some of my natural beauty essentials with you today. These are some of my personal favourites that I would struggle to live without!

Probably the highest up on my list of essentials is Coconut Oil. If you don't already have a jar of this in your home you seriously need to go out and buy some! The best stuff to get is cold-pressed pure virgin organic Coconut Oil. It usually comes in quite big jars and it's solid at room temperature so I like to transfer some into a smaller tub for day to day use as it's just easier! There are sooo many different uses for it (I posted about this on my blog a while back) but my personal favourites are as a cleanser, moisturiser, hair mask and for cooking with!

My latest natural beauty find is the Jane Iredale PureLash Extender and Conditioner. Basically it's a white-coloured primer for your eyelashes before you apply mascara. Honestly, be prepared for the best looking eyelashes you've ever had! Most natural mascaras I've tried have been pretty lacking in the volume and length department, but slap on a coat of this beforehand and you have eyelashes to rival the results from some of the best high street (and high end!) mascaras.

Yarok's Feed Your Youth Hair & Scalp Serum is also a must-have for me. It's simply a blend of Pure Avocado, Apricot Kernel, Ylang Ylang, Yarrow, Orange Blossom and Bitter Orange oils which are perfect for moisturising dry hair and removing any product build-up. I just rub a few droppers full of this in to my hair and scalp once per week and leave for 10 minutes before washing and conditioning as usual. This stuff is has done such a good job at improving the condition of my hair I just had to include it in this list.

Another essential I think everyone should have in their beauty stash is Trilogy's Rosehip Oil. It's one of those products you need to persevere with to see the results, but with continued use you should be left with a more even skin tone. Rosehip Oil is particularly famed for encouraging growth and repair of skin tissue, so if you have scarring using this once or twice per day can really help to fade them after a few months!

I don't think an essentials list is complete without a lip balm (slight lip balm obsessive over here!), so finally there's my current favourite EOS Summer Fruit Lip Balm. I love this one for the strong fruity scent but there are also plenty of other flavours/scents to choose from. These lip balms are 100% natural and 95% organic so you know you're not ending up with any horrible chemicals in your mouth (ew!). It's always nice to have a bit of a change from the usual lip balm stick to these cool little spheres too!

So those are my top 5 natural beauty essentials! Do you use any natural products? What are your essentials?

You can find Ria's blog here & you can follow her on twitter too!


  1. I love Coconut Oil too, I use it all the time as a hair mask! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  2. The rosehip oil looks so appealing! I've been looking for something to help with scarring on my face x


  3. Great post Ria, I love the Trilogy Rosehip Oil, EOS Summer Fruit lip balm & of course Coconut Oil :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  4. Fantastic choices, you can't go wrong with Coconut oil and the Yarok serum is amazing!! :) x

  5. Coconut oil is the best! Not to mention it leaves you smelling deliciously coconutty haha :)
    Gunna be giving the rosehip oil go!


  6. I've heard so many great things about EOS lipbalm but had no idea they were so good for your lips!

    I'm holding a giveaway on my blog if you would like to enter!

  7. I'm all about natural beauty products, I'm trying to move my makeup to the more natural end too. I need to pick up some rosehip oil!

    Roshni’s Journey

  8. thanks for sharing this post! going natural is something i'm really considering and this was helpful.

    A Beautiful Zen

  9. I keep reading so much about Rosehip Oil, very interesting in trying it now. Lovely post! x

    Alissia from Ma Vie en R0se

  10. I also love coconut oil and the EOS lip balms! I used the Jane Iredale PureLash Conditioner awhile back and really liked it, I keep meaning to buy another! xx

  11. Lovely post. I like learning about natural beauty products & trying to incorporate them into my collection.
    I have a few eos lipbalms and really like them. I also love the rosehip oil and find is very soothing for my skin.
    I want to try Coconut Oil & have heard lots of great uses for it, I must remember to pick it up.


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