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NN DIY Friday: Easy, Three Ingredient Dark Chocolate

Make your own dark chocolates Natural Nigerian

Who loves chocolate? Yeah, that's what I thought. Almost everyone does.

​However, for those of us trying to pursue a healthy lifestyle, we find that we can't indulge guilt - free because of the ingredients in a chocolate bar. The ingredient list below is for a bar that is quite popular in Nigeria. Not terrible but definitely not  a healthy bar. 

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The hidden health dangers of the Nigerian Fuel Scarcity

The fact that there is a Fuel Scarcity in Nigeria is no longer news. It has endured from one administration to another. While I would like to believe that we will soon be rid of the queues, their persistence weakens hope everyday.

Beyond losing man-hours to spending long periods of time in these unending queues, there are other costs that we do not see.

Our health as a nation suffers every time there is a queue. Every. Time.

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So, where have you been NN?

After almost a month of not blogging, this would be a fair question. I do wish I was at a place like in the picture but nah! I was very much around. However,  I had a bit of a setback. You see, my Macbook stopped powering on and I had to send it to the US to get fixed. 

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Optiphen Plus Preservative

Optiphen Plus is a highly effective, broad spectrum paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative system. A broad spectrum  Optiphen Plus performs best in formulations below 6.0 pH, but is also proven effective at pH levels above 6.0.

Recommended use levels: 0.75 – 1.5%.
Appearance: Clear light yellow to dark yellow liquid.

Storage: Store tightly closed:  cool, dry, protected from direct sunlight
INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

Please note that the container is not full. This product is sold by weight and is currently in a 150ml container. Contents are 100ml as advertised. We intend to review the size/container after this batch runs out.

What could be lurking in your juice?

This post is about something I have said already before but since the ones most affected tend to be our little ones (children), I figure that it is worth repeating. 

So what is NN on about again this time? Why is she getting on her soapbox. Most importantly, why is talking about herself in the 3rd person? LOL!

Last year, I shared information that had come my way from a very reliable source about mold (or some other biological matter) being found in a whole carton of caprisonne. Unfortunately, this was only discovered after it had been consumed by a young child who promptly fell in and had to be taken to the hospital immediately. ​You can read the entire story here.

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Enugu Naturalistas – First Ever Enugu Natural Hair Meet Up!

Natural Hair Meet Up Enugu  Nigeria

Finally, Enugu here we come!

Nappily Nigerian Girl and I invite you all to the First Natural Hair MeetUp in Enugu tagged "Enugu Naturalistas"

If you have natural hair, relaxed hair, transitioning and are interested in learning how to properly take care of it, then don't miss this great event as we are taking everything from the very top and keeping it simple!

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Tips for Oil Storage

Store oils to last Nigeria

Oils are becoming more and more useful outside the kitchen. In Nigeria, coconut oil has been used as a cosmetic product for a long long time but is now proudly joined by oils like Hemp Seed Oil, Sweet almond e.t.c. 

A fairly common problem with oils is that they get spoilt or they go rancid. And we don't want that, so this post is about storing your oils to last.

It is fairly easy to tell when oils have gone rancid - they smell "off"

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