Clays are a natural substance that have been used for their beneficial effects on skin for over 2000 years. Clays may tone, hydrate, calm, soothe and stimulate the skin whilst drawing out impurities. Each clay contains its own variation of minerals and elements specific to the region it is mined from which makes clay so adaptable to a wide range of skin types when applied as a mask, in skincare, cosmetics and soaps. Some clays are silkier than others and they all absorb moisture at differing levels. Read more
Once a year everyone should take the time to have a good old fashioned spring clean. You can use natural resources such as baking soda, essential oils
and mild cleansers and make a healthier home without toxic chemicals polluting your own environment and the planet. That’s better for everyone!
Thieves oil is an essential oil blend based on a story way back in Medieval times. In the 15th century, when the plague was decimating populations in Europe and Asia, four thieves from Europe were robbing the infectious dead bodies of all their possessions. They somehow never contracted the highly infectious plague. When eventually caught, the magistrate offered them a deal - their secret for a reduced sentence. Taking the deal, they told stories of this herbal blend that seemed effective in killing the airborne bacteria. Wearing the concoction of Clove, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Lemon and Rosemary appeared to rid them of the possibility of contracting the deadly sickness. An exciting probability for the time. Read more
As it gets cooler I find myself pulling out the eucalyptus oil and checking I have a good stock on hand. Eucalyptus is my ‘go to’ essential oil during winter. I find the scent to be sweet, earthy and refreshing with a hint of clean! Eucalyptus essential oil I find helps with clearing my respiratory system, making it easier to breathe when I'm blocked up with a cold. Eucalyptus essential oil adds a hint of freshness and can deodorise and disinfect the air, making it a positive and uplifting scent which is why I choose to use this essential oil more in winter. Read more