Although there hasn't been a great deal of research carried out on the psychological benefits of making things by hand or crafting, experts say that it can help with anxiety and depression. In addition, it can ease stress, promote happiness and make you smile, which makes you feel good.
Ruth is a breast cancer survivor and a passionate advocate for natural beauty. Following her cancer treatment Ruth wanted to take control of what she used on her skin and started making her own natural products. Ruth is the owner and founder of an award-winning business and runs regular soap making classes, business courses, seminars and one-to-one sessions to inspire others starting out on their green beauty journey. For further inspiration visit www.ruthromano.com
Making your own simple and natural beauty products is rather like baking a cake. It is very therapeutic and very satisfying to make a product from scratch with carefully selected ingredients and then have the pleasure of pampering your skin without the guilt of piling on the pounds!
16/08/2017 13:41 BST
We all know about the more common side effects of cancer treatment but perhaps less well known are the effects on skin. The one and only mention of skincare during my treatment was a quick statement by one of the nurses when she said, 'your skin might be more sensitive than usual.' Other than that, there was no advice or further information provided.
07/07/2017 15:18 BST
There are many unanswered questions that justify further research. What were the parabens doing in the breast tumours? How did they get there? Did they contribute to the cancer growth in any way? Did they affect treatment outcome? What was the source of the parabens?
18/04/2017 13:32 BST
Life has a funny habit of throwing the unexpected at us when we least expect it. A breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 32 wasn't part of my grand plan and it completely threw me off course. The route that I had planned in my mind changed completely and I suddenly found myself sailing through uncharted waters. As a result of this challenge I learned a great deal and not just about myself.
24/03/2017 13:28 GMT
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