Welcome to Suneeta Cosmetics
We are small family business who hand-make and sell completely natural, fresh, vegan and chemical-free skincare products.
My recipes are based on the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda, renowned for enhancing well-being, with my own original twist, to make wholesome natural skincare products.
Much love, Suneeta xx
Completely plastic-free and eco-friendly products, either unpackaged or with biodegradable packaging
What is a soap nut?A soap nut is literally a nut… that turns to soap!
Where do soap nuts come from?
Soap nuts actually grow on trees! They are native to India and Nepal, where they have been used in numerous wonderful ways for hundreds of years. Soap nuts have grown to be a popular alternative to traditional washing detergents, shampoos and cleansers as they are better for the environment and for your skin.
How do soap nuts work?Do soap nuts really work? YES!
The fruits themselves are collected and sun-dried to become quite firm and brittle. Afterward the inner pit is shucked from their outer shells, because the shell is the part which holds the soap. When mixed with water, the nuts produce a foamy liquid, known as saponin, which is a natural soap. Saponin leaves your skin, hair or clothes squeaky clean, just like any other cleanser, but are completely biodegradable, eco-friendly and zero waste!
They can be placed in a cotton bag and put into the drum of your washing machine, or boiled to create shampoos and washes, and best of all - they can be reused up to FOUR times!
Oliver's Soap Nuts Recipes
I personally use soap nuts for laundry, surface cleaning and even as a hair and body wash! They are naturally mild and hypoallergenic, so therefore kinder to eczema-prone skin and those that suffer with dermatitis/psoriasis. This natural non-toxic cleansing agent is also water softening, which is great news for those in hard water areas, who like me might struggle with buildup and a waxy residue on hair strands.
The start of a brand new year is the perfect time to make some skincare resolutions.
As you may know, many factors affect our skin on a day to day basis - hormones, stress, diet and weather all play a role, not just skincare!This time of year especially can be pretty rough on your skin. The stress of the holiday season (late night wrapping sessions, anyone?), lots of organisation, lack of sleep and perhaps a little overindulgence over the festive period... All of these have a part to play. If you have noticed any extra clogged pores, redness or if your complexion is simply a little tired, try our January Skincare Detox.
Not only will Suneeta’s Detox items help to clear excess oil, remove impurities and brighten dull skin, they all all Vegan, so will help any of you on your Veganuary journey!
Beauty sleep is no myth!
However, using a soothing, moisture-rich cream at night is a brilliant natural way to fight these nasty effects.
Did you know that while you sleep, your skin is hard at work repairing damage made throughout the day by environmental aggressors such as harsh winds, sun exposure and cold, dry air.
During the colder months it is always recommended to take a little extra care at night to help the healing process along, and using a night cream is a brilliantly effective and easy way of doing this.