It’s the festive time of year again, and (as usual) I cannot believe how quickly this past year has gone! I celebrated my 1 year anniversary of living in New Zealand at the end of last month, and I cannot believe how quickly the time has flown by! It has been amazing to say the least, and I am loving this beautiful country and all it has to offer! Continue reading
It is absolutely mind boggling when you sit down and actually think about all the chemicals we are exposed to each and every day. Our cosmetics alone are laden with them, let alone the other household and environmental chemicals we come in to contact with on a daily basis. Now I’m not here to preach and tell you to throw out all your cosmetics, but I am here just to enlighten you with the effects of some of these carcinogens that lurk in our cosmetic ingredients lists.
Most of them you can’t even pronounce! Like BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE! What a mouthful! This nasty little bugger is an anti-oxidant. It slows down the rate at which product ingredients change in color. Continue reading
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. And these days it’s the one average woman is exposed to over 200 chemicals, just from what they’re putting on their skin. Having qualified as a Professional Makeup Artist, I learnt a lot about the skin, and how it works. Over the years I have become more aware of what I put on my skin, and have opted for a more natural skin care regime. I want to share with you my top 5 tips to nourish your skin, leaving it feeling soft and looking amazing. Continue reading
I see myself as an evolving naturalist, trying to keep living as simple as possible. Within saying that, I choose to use natural alternatives in every day living.
I stumbled across this box of ‘yummyness’ while browsing our local Green Grocer. I have tried the peppermint flavor before, so I decided to give this hazelnut option a try. Goodness me is it delicious!
Lately I have been super conscious of what I’m putting in my body, and especially of what I’m consuming and it’s effects on my liver. Now I absolutely love coffee! Don’t get me wrong! Every now and then I do have a cup of the real deal, and yes, I feel the amazing effects of it. After not having coffee for a while, you can really feel the ‘drug-like’ effects that caffeine has on your body. For me, a cuppa coffee is really like a little ‘high’.
This is such a stunning product, I had to do a review on it! From the packaging, to the smell when you open a tea sachet, to the first sip, it is just simply wonderful!
I like to start each day with a soothing cup of tea. A warm cup of herbal tea tends to hit the spot! Whether it be green tea, licorice tea, or any herbal blend tea, I find that the soothing flavors of the tea gently nudge my organs into action. As the ingredients are generally super detoxifying, I know my liver is grateful. Continue reading
When you start becoming aware of what your putting in your body, you’ll begin to take a closer look at what your putting on your body and what products you use around your home. Once I started doing a bit of research into what effects these unpronounceable ingredients have on our bodies and our environment, my eyes grew big and I actually had to take a moment. How can a society be using these toxic and harmful ingredients in so many commonly used products. It definitely warped my mind.
So with this new found knowledge I decided to clean out all my toxic chemical laden beauty, bath and home products. I urge you to have a peruse through yours, and become aware of all the chemicals you are coming into contact with on a daily basis. So out with the old and in with the new. Where to begin???
From mercury amalgam fillings to the controversy surrounding fluoride, more and more people are opting for a more natural approach to dental and oral care. There are so many lovely natural products available on the market, made with earth-friendly products.
” Iron is an essential mineral for the human body, required to transport oxygen around your body and ensure vitality and energy release. Iron also plays a key role in helping to maintain good health” Spatone Box
I discovered the Dischem Deodorant Crystal a couple of months ago. I was browsing the deodorant aisle at Dischem, searching for a reasonably priced, natural, chemical free deodorant, when I happened to find this wonderful range.
I had been using my homemade deodorant, which is lovely, but felt like I needed a bit of a change, you know, change is fun. I’ve seen the natural branded deodorant sticks, which look amazing and probably smell wonderful too, but they are seriously pricey, and I just can’t afford that right now. Continue reading