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Posted on 25 Nov 2014
If your pout gets a bit parched over winter, why not give it a bit of TLC with this luxurious lip balm?
 
Made from natural ingredients like coconut oil, raw honey and lavender oil, once you get the hang of it, it’s easy, inexpensive and a real treat for dry lips – plus if you make a few extra, they’re a great gift idea too.
 
Lavender & Honey Lip Balm
Posted on 25 Nov 2014

This nourishing DIY body cream is a post-wax or post-shave essential

You don’t have to be a hippie to make your own skin and body care products.  Many people just prefer knowing what’s going into - and onto - their bodies, and enjoy getting creative with natural ingredients.  Not forgetting all the money it saves (after you set yourself up with a few basics).
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
From dropped vegemite toast to juice spills, muddy boots to pet ‘accidents’, carpets are a magnet for grubby stains. And since we spend so much time indoors, especially in winter, it’s important to keep up with those little spots and stains before they become big ones.
 
The problem is commercial stain removers are expensive, not to mention a toxic soup.  If you’d prefer to save your cash, and your family from exposure to harmful chemicals, we’ve got the answer.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014

Messes are inevitable when you're a busy household, and even more so if you have kids, pets or grandkids running around. Sometimes only a proper scrub will do - but for all other times, cleaning wipes are a godsend.

If you’ve never used them before (perhaps you’ve been put off by the cost) you’ll be surprised how handy wipes are for small everyday spills.  Plus they’re much more hygienic than damp dishcloths, which not only fail to disinfect surfaces but also add even more germs.
 

Posted on 30 Jul 2014
You've probably noticed your hair gets drier in winter, but have you ever wondered why?
 
Amped up indoor heating, low humidity and increased use of hair dryers are just three of the reasons winter’s no friend to your follicles.
 
Posted on 24 Jul 2014
Feeling winter’s chill?  You can’t beat that old favourite remedy – a soak in a warm bath.  But you don’t need to head off to an exclusive spa for a top notch aromatherapy experience… why not DIY all the way to relaxation heaven with your own batch of bath salts?
 
Eucalyptus essential oil is wonderful in winter bath salts for an invigorating experience that also gives your sinuses a refreshing blast – and mixed with luscious sweet vanilla it’s a real treat.
 
Posted on 17 Jul 2014

If your household hasn't been struck down with the dreaded lurgy yet this winter, you're one of the lucky ones. More probably, you've been barking like dogs and tripping over a sea of used tissues like the rest of us lately.  If so, here's a couple of handy natural DIY recipes everyone in the family will appreciate.

Why eucalyptus oil for colds?

Posted on 10 Jul 2014

Now we're in the thick of winter flu season, hand hygiene is more important than ever.   Most colds aren't actually caught due to airborne coughs and sneezes – it's when you touch an infected surface and then transfer the virus to your nose or mouth.

Posted on 26 Jun 2014

‘Soft as a baby’s bottom’ isn’t just a saying. Did you know that babies’ is skin actually 20-30% thinner than your own?1

This makes it more delicate and less resilient. It also loses moisture more quickly than adult skin, and its protective barrier is not yet fully developed which makes a baby’s skin super-absorbent and susceptible to external irritants, all the way up to age one.