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Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Ever wondered about the role our general health and nutrition plays when it comes to allergies and hayfever?  How effective are natural methods to alleviate the symptoms? What’s new in the world of naturopathy that might help us beat the wheezes and sneezes this spring?
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Scientists at NASA know a thing or two about keeping the air clean – after all, they send astronauts into space with a limited amount of breathable air for months on end (and they can’t just open a window when things get stuffy up there).
 
So when NASA does a study on indoor air quality and discovers that the humble house plant is a potent weapon for neutralising nasty toxins, it’s a wise idea to listen up.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
If you’re an allergy sufferer you’ll know it can take its toll on your looks.  Constantly blowing your nose, itching your eyes and scratching your face can leave you a red, puffy, blotchy-looking mess.   Attractive?  No.   Fixable?  Yes!
 
Mix up some of this cooling, refreshing facial spray and keep it in the fridge.  Spritz your face a few times a day - with the natural anti-inflammatory properties of lavender and the sinus-clearing powers of eucalyptus, you’ll be fresh and ready to face the world in no time.
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
The nose is a wonderful apparatus, but often taken for granted…. until it’s blocked, sneezy or swollen that is.
 
If you’ve experienced the discomfort of sinusitis or allergic rhinitis (hayfever) – like 1 in 5 Australians - you’ll be amongst those who truly appreciate the freedom of an unblocked nose.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Whether you’re donning a flirty frock or a pair of shorts a body scrub is the perfect way to banish dry, flaky skin and keep your pins in top condition.  It's also vital if you're planning to self-tan, because exfoliating first helps make your tan more even and last longer.
 
This gorgeous exfoliating scrub uses magnesium-rich Epsom salts, nourishing coconut oil and skin-loving lavender which help boost circulation, remove any rough patches and reveal soft, smooth skin – not just on your legs but all over.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
If you’ve ever accidentally inhaled hairspray you’ll be aware it’s not the most lung-friendly of products… and if a cloud of hairspray chemicals is toxic enough to make you cough your lungs up, it’s probably not the best for your health or the environment.
 
Luckily you don’t have to forsake fashionable follicles while trying to be earth-friendly - we’ve come up with a solution that’s safe and easy, includes hair-nourishing essential oils and will save you a fortune compared to its commercial equivalents.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Take a moment and look at your current bottle of dishwashing detergent.  Do you see a list of ingredients on there?  No?  Ever wonder why?
 
A whole lab full of chemicals can go into the average “grease-fighting” dish liquid – including foaming agents, dyes, colours and fragrances - and even if you use gloves so they don't get on your skin, all those synthetic ingredients are still going on your plates, and into the waterways.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Knitting, baking, and bikes with wicker baskets have all become hip again – maybe it’s time for a potpourri revival?
 
These collections of scented, dried flowers, popular in the 70’s and often found in bathrooms, have had a bit of a daggy image.  But with today’s focus on biodegradable, recyclable and repurposed materials, they couldn’t be a more perfect fit for the eco-friendly home.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
There are many things which could be classed as a miracle while on holidays – finding a clean toilet precisely when you need one, your bags being first up on the carousel; a taxi driver who doesn’t go the long way.  Arriving with an entire suitcase of perfectly crease-free clothes?  That’s another one for the wish list.
 
Even if you fancy yourself some sort of packing ninja, no matter how carefully you roll or fold, inevitably some items arrive a little worse for wear.
Posted on 25 Nov 2014

If you’ve never taken your essential oils past the threshold of home, you’ve been missing out!  Essential oils are nature’s fix-it kit, and perfectly suited to the great outdoors.