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Cold Cream Is Making A Comeback!

Your Granny most likely used something called “Cold Cream” as part of her daily facial regime. Think Mrs. Doubtfire with her thick white creamed face!  What the heck was it, and why is it gaining popularity again?

Cold Cream feels cool on the skin, hence the name but it is designed to cleanse, soothe and soften the skin while removing make-up. Traditional “vintage” Cold Cream used equal parts of water and oil and ingredients such as beeswax to thicken the cream. Today’s cold creams offer vegan options by replacing beeswax with a plant-based candelilla wax and natural oils and butters with low comedogenic ratings such as sunflower oil and shea butter, both completely sustainable and with a zero comedogenic rating–so no worries about clogging your pores.

More and more research is shaking a finger at “Oil-free” products and harsh medicated face cleansers with alcohol and high levels of surfactants.  Research shows our skin needs these precious oils and butters, even people with acne! Think about it, we strip our skin from all its natural protective oils making it literally squeaky clean, sending the signal for our skin to go into overdrive and make more face oil, stressing out our skin. Cleaning with oil from the start, may sound counter-intuitive but it’s far more balancing and a less stressful way to loosen dirt and grime locked in those pores.

In efforts to cut back on unwanted plastic waste and as part of the zero-waste movement at we have designed cold cream in a bar that’s 100% natural. This bar is Infused with calendula oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, and 3 nurturing essential oils. Highly economical because the bar contains no water like most creams which do.

It’s convenient and easy to use: Just massage the cream bar on your face, work it in a bit, then wipe clean with a hot face towel. You most likely won’t need to add anything more to your face for the night. If you like to travel with your bar, pick up one of the convenient refillable travel tins. from the travel size section on our website

80gr Cold Cream Bar S$16.00




Cleansing Face Oil And Why Is This Good?

If the idea of smearing oil all over your face makes you cringe—please read on!

Researchers are re-discovering huge benefits from oils for our skin. More and more of us are shifting away from soapy, foamy, harsh, oil-free cleansers.

Oil cleansing is the process of deep cleaning your face with oil instead of soap and water.

Oil does a much better job of dissolving and removing dirt, blackheads, makeup, and even oil clogged pores than anything else. It’s like the old adage fight fire with fire, here we fight oil with oil, basically melting away dirt.

As counter-intuitive as it may seem, even acne is best fought with proper oil cleansing.

People with oily or acne-prone skin tend to over clean and dry out their skin, which sends the signal to overcompensate and make more sebum. Proper oil cleansing can reduce chronic blackheads and diminish breakouts.

Since oil has mild properties, it won’t cause irritation or an extreme reaction the same way harsher products can and most importantly it keeps your skin’s eco-system intact. Just like our gut contains bacteria, so should our skin and scalp. Oil cleansing helps protect the natural lipid layer which is where the “Good bacteria” lives. Help restore your skin’s natural balance with oil cleansing—your skin knows what to do to make you glow.

Important is how you oil cleanse.

Take a generous portion of cleansing oil, about the size of a quarter and rub to warm the oil in your hands. Take a moment to apply and work it all over your dry face and neck. Work with your palms and fingertips for a minimum of 1-2 minutes.

Now for the magic part!

Take a steamy, hot, wrung out, washcloth and apply it to your face by pressing and holding the heat. This will steam open your pores and dissolve dirt and blackheads. Then, in a circular motion start washing your face with the cloth and slowly remove dirt with the oil. An added benefit is you will find dead skin cells slough off as well, giving you that beautiful healthy spa glow. May sound simple and it is but the results are incredible.

You may find your skin feels hydrated enough and you may not need a moisturizer after this.

Find an oil that works for your skin type:

If you do have acne and break-out prone skin, then you will want to choose a lighter oil such as argan, hemp or sunflower oil,  that contains additional essential oils such as peppermint or tea tree oil.

If you have dry mature skin you can choose a richer oil such as avocado oil, almond and apricot oil.

List of oils and the comedogenic values.

0 – Not Likely to Clog Pores
1 – Low
2 – Moderately Low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly High
5 – High
Almond Oil – 2
Apricot Kernel Oil – 2Argan oil — 0
Avocado Oil – 2
Camphor – 2
Castor Oil – 1
Cocoa Butter – 4
Coconut Butter – 4
Coconut Oil – 4
Corn Oil – 3
Cotton Seed Oil – 3
Evening Primrose Oil – 2
Grape Seed Oil – 2
Hemp Seed Oil – 0
Mineral Oil – 0
Mink Oil – 3
Olive Oil – 2
Peanut Oil – 2
Petrolatum – 0
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius) – 0
Sandalwood Seed Oil – 2
Sesame Oil – 2
Shea Butter – 0
Soybean Oil – 3
Sunflower Oil – 0
Wheat Germ Oil – 5 
0 – Not Likely to Clog Pores
1 – Low
2 – Moderately Low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly High
5 – High

Beeswax – 2
Candelilla Wax – 1
Carnuba Wax – 1
Ceresin Wax – 0
Emulsifying Wax NF – 2
Jojoba Oil – 2
Lanolin Wax – 1
Sulfated Jojoba Oil – 3



Algae Extract – 5
Aloe Vera Gel – 0
Calendula – 1
Carrageenans – 5
Chamomile – 2
Chamomile Extract – 0
Cold Pressed Aloe – 0
Red Algae – 5


Cleansing oil for Dry Skin Lemon- Peppermint from 100% natural from Leaf Juice S$29.00

Cleansing oil for Oily skin Lavender & Orange from 100% natural from Leaf Juice S$29.00


How To Choose An Effective Mosquito Repellent That Is Natural & Safe

So many mosquito repellents are not really effective or only effective for a short time.  Others are so toxic that you should only put them on your skin if it is imperative to protect yourself (and then not too often).

Mosquitoes are considered to be one of the deadliest insects in the world. This is because carry life-threatening parasites and viruses and they have a very high rate of reproduction. Every year more than a million people die from the consequences of mosquito bites.

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Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients, which effervesce when wet. A chemical reaction between the citric acid and the bicarbonate of soda causes the fizzing action. They are used to add essential oils, salts, bubbles or color to bathwater.

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A Beginners Guide To Zero Waste and the 5 R’s

Why Is Zero Waste Important?

Zero Waste has become the new buzzword in the greener and safer society movement.

Scientists have been warning us about the negative impact of human activities on our environment and how they will make the world unsafe for many decades. Waste in every form has been singled out as one of the most notorious and dangerous product of human activities.

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Reality check: Is your sunscreen harmful to you and the planet?

For many sunscreen products the short answer is yes! Many sunscreen products protect the skin from ultraviolet rays with chemical filters, but then tend to create new problems of their own.

Sunscreens containing chemicals such as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate have been significantly contributing to destroying our ecosystem. Coral reefs are beautiful works of nature, but unfortunately human activities and the massive use of sunscreens is driving reefs to the brink of destruction. Scientists have discovered beyond reasonable doubt that chemicals contained in sunscreen have played a role in this destruction.

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Read Your Labels: How To Choose Natural Products That Are Good For You

Learning to find products that are good for you, good for the environment, and have the positive effects you want for your hair & skin can be a little daunting at first. You pick up an innocent-looking bottle of cleanser or moisturizer to read the ingredients and find yourself faced with all kinds of long, impossible-to-pronounce words instead. Some of these crazy words are perfectly innocent, like Simmondsia Chinensis which is actually just good old jojoba oil, but there are others that can be a little more sinister.

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The Self-Care Revolution: Why Self-Care Is Essential, Not An Indulgence

It’s no surprise that self-care has become such a trending topic of late. In an increasingly connected world, with global fear and political unrest on the rise, we’re all searching for a safe place and a brief respite from the constant flow of information. More than that, we’re realizing that it’s much better to take care of ourselves at home and avoid the doctor’s surgery than to ignore our health until a problem arises. A weekly face mask, an unplugged breakfast, or regular scheduled time off may seem like silly luxuries, but in reality, self-care is an essential element of living a healthy and happy life.

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Leaf Juice is the brainchild of the established Tempat Senang Spa Resort & Restaurant brand from Batam Indonesia. At the heart of the group’s core principles is the importance of delivering the best wellness experience to guests using products of the highest quality. As commercial skincare products are increasingly filled with higher amounts of synthetics ingredients, the team became concerned about the quality of products that they were using on their guests – and of the products their guests were using at home. After years of operating in the wellness industry, the spa veterans decided to take action and expanded their portfolio to include Tempat Senang Laboratories in 2017.

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From a young age, we learn to associate bubbles with cleanliness, but do you actually know why? Rather than doing any cleaning, bubbles mostly just create a nice lathering effect which can actually be detrimental to skin and hair health. We explore the dangers of bubbles, the chemicals to watch out for, and how to make the switch to healthier skincare products.

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