The Bedouin have an ancient and fascinating history of life hacks. Here is one: crushed scorpion paste for your baby to keep the sting at bay. Recipe inside.
New York-based artist Kathleen Ryan creates small glittering sculptures that conjure up conflicting emotional responses. Stay with me on this.
Do you shampoo or do no poo? Some countries have soft water, others hard. How can you keep your eco "poo" regimen while you travel?
Lots of tips for oils to use on all your body's hair!
Ten essential oils for everyday use - from the kitchen to the bedroom.
We think it’s always good to give attention to an important cause, like finding more sustainable ways to help us at prayer. See our story on the sustainable prayer mat that is taking over the internet! And of course something is more sustainable if there is simply fewer or less of the thing, but we […]
The Bahraini design office Shepherd Design Studio has tongue-in-cheek reinterpreted the traditional Islamic prayer mat to make it more sustainable. Their solution? Use 50% less material but removing the bits y9ou don’t need. Featuring an unusual form, the rug will certainly catch the eyes of your neighbors during your call to prayer. “When Muslims are in prostration […]
As a blushing (green!) bride to be, you’re probably incredibly familiar with all of the roles and responsibilities of your bridal party. You’ve probably already figured out which bridesmaid will hold your bouquet, which is responsible for a speech, and what your flower girl will dole out as you walk down the aisle. But do […]
It is a common saying that “eyes are the window to your soul”. Even, in reality, they act as an exceptional window to our general wellbeing. In case you’re somebody who don’t wear glasses or contact lens, you presumably think that you don’t have to get your eyes checked until you face some problem. But […]
Whether you are a treehugger or not, it can be emotionally devastating if your hair has begun to fall out in large amounts. Maybe you use all the eco products in the world to help you but you still want your hair back. Some of you might just shave it off and enjoy being bald […]
If you can’t choose green, purple hair is perhaps the most trendy shade of hair color these days! Not only is it drop-dead gorgeous, it is also one of the few trendy hair colors that looks stunning with every complexion and eye color. Choose eco and gentle options for color when you can. The last […]
Not so long ago the dream vacation included a sail around Italy or a cruise around the Greek Isles. As adventurers become better travelled they look to novel destinations not covered widely in travel books or in Hollywood movies. One of those secret places, unspoilt nature, lovely locals, with a European vibe is Croatia. There […]
Looking for a pair of jewelry that won’t go out of style? Pieces that will make you stand out from the rest? Then quality pearl earrings might be just what you’re looking for. Although classic – they’ve been worn for hundreds of years, even by ancient civilizations – pearls are still kicking and will continuously […]
Mentalist Uri Geller is building a museum in the world’s most ancient port city, Jaffa. When they start digging, an ancient olive soap factory is unearthed. The impressive masbena – or soap-manufacturing factory – dates back to the nineteenth century was discovered along with several large underground chambers. “Our work on the museum required, among […]
We all have those nights of eating sugary junk food before bed and not brushing our teeth. Life happens, right? But, sometimes we fall into our habits too often. In turn, we find ourselves dealing with pain and sensitivity, two well-known symptoms of a cavity. Most people make an immediate trip to the dentist when […]
You can get thrown in jail in Saudi Arabia for making out on the beach, but with its new leader’s mission to modernize the ultra-conservative Islamic society, Saudi Arabia may become one of the top 10 beach destinations in the world. Maybe even topless? Well, let’s not go that far. But it is located on […]
Coconut oil is an important component of numerous hair and body beauty care goods, but you can also use it for your food cooking purposes. You can buy this oil everywhere, yet, what if you could make it on your own, in the comfort of your home and without heat? Here it is – a […]
Actress Cate Blanchett caused a social media tsunami when she revealed that she and actress Sandra Bullock indulged in an unusual beauty treatment while in New York City. Blanchett, the current face of Giorgio Armani’s new fragrance Si Passione, was in Sydney on a press junket. In an interview with Vogue Australia, she attributed her facial glow to […]
One of Green Prophet’s most-read stories was our article on sugar-waxing, an ancient method of hair removal that predates waxing. What is it about body hair that makes for riveting reading? Come learn what I’ve picked up about dealing with body hair in the Arab Middle East. (Feedback welcome: I’ve been knocking around the region […]
A dozen camels entered in an annual camel beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia were disqualified for use of Botox injections. According to the National online newspaper, judges discovered that 12 camels competing in the second annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival had been injected with Botox in order to enhance their appearance, a cheating ploy to […]
Today, we are in the unfortunate situation where the only thing we associate with the Middle East is political turmoil, strife, and extremism. However, this transcontinental region that spans so many different nations, languages, landscapes is steeped in history, culture, and even features a few of the world’s wonders. It’s easy to forget all about […]
Anyone who has enough capital and passion for making others look and feel beautiful can establish a salon. Unfortunately, the many environmentally-harmful products that are available nowadays are causing many of these people so passionate for beauty to have second thoughts about establishing their own salons. If you are one of the people held back […]
Sugar wax, sugaring or Persian waxing, whatever you want to call it there is an old, tried and true way to wax, naturally. Many beauty regimens do more harm than good as many products contain harsh chemicals including toxins, hormone disruptors and even pesticides! That’s why we have scouted out an ancient Arabic beauty regimen that does […]
Just the way disposable diapers are a nightmare for our environment and children’s health, so are all those disposable sanitary products being aggressively marketed. Yes I know that for many, just as cloth diapers, the idea of cloth menstrual pads and moon cups are hard to swallow but really these days there are many converts, […]