Natural beauty

Make your own blend of essential oil for cold and flu

We’re in the middle of one of the worst outbreaks of flu since records have been kept, here in Australia, and I’m doing everything I can to make sure it keeps bypassing me! For me, that means to make up an essential oil for cold and flu and support my immune system in every way…

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DIY essential oil serum for the over 50s

diy essential oil serum for over 50s

Occasionally I notice that my skin isn’t the dewy perfection it once was. Not that I noticed it was dewy perfection in my extreme youth 🙂 And I don’t lament at all that I’m a mature woman – I’m stronger and happier now in my 50s than I ever was in my 20, 30s or…

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Six Great Reasons to Start Your Day With Lemon Water

  My dear old Gran always talked about how she felt better when she started the day with the juice of half a lemon in a “wee drop” of warm water. (She lived to be 101, clearly she knew a thing or two!) I could never understand why you’d want to drink lemon juice in…

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Delicious Remedy for Stress

lavender to help ease stress

Sometimes you run across a blog post that just blows your mind. For me this was yesterday when I came across the simplest idea that I think is just brilliant! First I’ll tell you when I think you could use this, and why I think it’s brilliant. Then I’ll tell you how to do it.…

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Why I don’t make my own liquid castile soap

Have you ever used castile soap? It’s like the holy grail of soap really – it’s soft and gentle and environmentally safe – so of course that means it’s blissful for the bod as well 🙂 The famous Dr Bronner’s castile soap is known around the world, generations of people have been using it and…

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Body Bliss Blend Flower Essence

I’m a massive fan of Australian Bush Flower Essences. You might have heard of or used the classic Bach Flower Rescue Remedy essence. In Australia and the UK it’s available just about everywhere – most pharmacies have it and of course health food shops sell it. I had used Rescue Remedy and had no idea…

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