This month is short and sweet - I didn’t buy a lot of new things, but what little I did buy - I’m loving! I also have one tip that really stood out this month and it’s an important one to consider. 1. This is pure vitamin e oil. You may be familiar with vitamin-e, it’s found in many skin care products for it’s healing properties. I figured, instead of buying the...
DIY - All Natural Cocoa Lip Scrub
With all the treatments that we buy for our skin, we often neglect our lips, but they need extra love too! The skin on your lips is extremely thin and lacks oil glands, making them prone to dryness: that’s why they chap so easily… I’ve got just the thing for you! Lip scrubs are a beautiful treatment. They leave your lips soft, with a pretty, natural glow that you won’t want...
Linen, a Natural Beauty
BE LINEN MOVIE from Benoit MILLOT on Vimeo. If you have 15 minutes over your lunch break, this video is absolutely worth watching. It’s a beautifully-shot film which tells the story of linen; from the farmers who harvest the flax crop to the weavers who handle the fibers… When we look to sustainable fabric, natural linen is a beautiful choice. True linen is made from flax, a crop that...
I’m not sure about you, but, when it comes to spending times outdoors - it’s not something that comes entirely natural to me. I don’t particularly love the heat and I’m definitely not friends with all the insects flying about. But here’s what I know… when I do spend time in nature, I love the way that I feel. I wish it was easier to say “just do more of...
Protein Bar reviews with Ciaran
My husband Ciaran and I have started drinking green shakes for breakfast - incredibly healthy, but not terribly filling… By mid morning - he had been getting hungry and feeling a bit low on energy. So, I picked up 5 different protein bars - each boasting organic ingredients, wholesome ingredients and/or raw ingredients. This is about finding something to feed those cravings better than a...
Last Minute Gift Idea - Dark Chili Chocolate Bar!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and you might find yourself in need of a last minute gift. You don’t really have time to make something, but you feel that you should make an effort. You’re right, but please don’t go and buy a box of chocolately substance or a bouquet of pesticide coated flowers…it screams last minute gift and it doesn’t fall in line with your...
Lucky in Love!
Here’s a sweet DIY that I put together - a fortune cookie recipe for you to tell your loved one - “I’m so fortunate to have you, because…” Dare I ask, what plans do you have for Valentines? If you’re anything like me… home with the family, in bed by 10pm. Not terribly romantic, but still, that doesn’t mean that we can’t make an ordinary Tuesday a little more...
If you drink milk, it has probably travelled some 3,000 miles to reach your table. Looking at where your food is coming from and buying as close to home as you can is one of the best things that you can do for our planet. It’s not always easy, with our limited options - but it looks like our dairy farmers are stepping up! 1. Vishnu Fresh Milk: This is a great milk - a bit creamy but...
Zhai Organic Bamboo Dress Giveaway Winner!
And the winner is….. Congratulations Jess! Your name was chosen by random, but your answer to the giveaway question “What is a benefit of bamboo fabric” was brilliant! Jess said “Comfortable - Bamboo fabric absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky, in hot weather like Singapore” Well done! Getting out there,...
Love the Weekends!
How was your weekend? Here’s a peek into what we got up to! Meabh helped me to unpack the groceries! Thanks? :) I did come away with great find from the supermarket: local aeroponic romaine lettuce! Modern Urban Farming! I’ll be doing a Locavore Caesar Salad recipe soon, so look out for that! We made homemade crepes using this recipe. Amazing! For the filling, we mixed:...
When it comes to beauty, many companies will tell you that the secret to achieving it, is in their bottle - so when a company comes around with an honest and refreshing view - I take note! Beauty comes from the inside and out - to achieve it, you must nourish both. This is what I really like about Mekhala Living - their focus is on total body wellness. It’s about finding pure...
Inspiration - Healthy Eating
Do you ever feel like there are far too many “superfoods” to keep track of? Goji Berries, Quinoa, Flaxseed, Bee Pollen… And when you do buy it, you can find yourself holding a sack of seeds and not really knowing what to do with it! It can get a bit overwhelming and sometimes I feel as if I need a little focused inspiration… Well, I have found just that! My New Roots is...