Hydrosols for skin & hair care

The What, Why and How of Hydrosols

Hydrosols are one of our favourite products at Barakah Botanicals. Many of ours are steam or hydro distilled by us in a traditional alembic copper still, from botanical materials we harvest ourselves in a process that’s delightfully aromatic and just a little magic.    But we often get questions about…

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how to wash your hair with shampoo bars

Getting started with shampoo bars

Shampoo bars are a great, low waste way to wash hair. They’re convenient for travel, simple to use, & usually eco friendly. You probably know how to wash your hair but if it’s your first time using a shampoo bar, there are a couple of things that can make the…

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How to wash your face with cleansing grains tutorial

How to Use Cleansing Grains

Cleansing grains are a traditional beauty routine that are gaining ground because some traditions are worth holding on to.  So what are they? How do use them? Do they work?  They’re a gentle, soap-free way to cleanse facial skin without stripping it of the body’s natural sebum. Specific recipes vary…

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how to make handmade soap last longer

How to make handmade soap last longer

Maybe you found it at a craft market or boutique skincare store. Maybe someone gifted it to you or you bought it yourself ‘cos you’ve got great taste. Either way you’ve got a beautiful bar of artisanal handmade soap & you want to make it last.  Handmade soap is different…

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