• Foraging

    July wildflowers & wild plants | foraging guide

    Welcome to July! and another wildflowers & wild plants foraging guide. And what a wonderful month it has been so far. This weather is my favourite. Not only have we had glorious sunshine, but this week we have also had a New moon & solar eclipse, mercury going retrograde – all times for releasing dead weight and starting renewed and refreshed, AND we have another lunar event later in the moth with a Full moon lunar eclipse! I have always been fascinated with the moon and stars and astral events like these, so apologies if you don’t quite share my enthusiasm. But I hope how the moons phases and the…

  • Herbal Remedies

    Chamomile Benefits & Healing Uses

    Chamomile is a very gentle plant. You may know it as a calming bedtime drink, and it is most commonly talked about as a tea. But Chamomile has many benefits and healing uses that are often overlooked or forgotten about. We will cover all its properties here. What is Chamomile Chamomile is in fact part of the Daisy family, and its flowers are very similar to a daisy in colour and petal shape. You can find Chamomile growing in both gardens and in the wild. It likes well drained soil, so in the wild you will find it around field margins and grassy roadsides, as well as waste ground. There…

  • Essential oils,  Herbal Remedies

    Summer Essential Oils

    As it was essential oil awareness week last week I thought it would be a good time to share some of my favourite essential oils for you to use through the summer; whether that’s to cool you down, soothe sun burnt skin, or treat those pesky bites these are the perfect Summer essential oils… I have also included some summer essential oil mixes, beautiful combinations of oils that are my go to instead of perfumes, and invoke that summer feeling. Essential oils are a beautiful way to include natural scents into your daily skincare routine, and add an extra level of health and care when it comes to healing your…

  • Foraging

    June wildflowers & wild plants | foraging guide

    Welcome to the June edition of the wildflowers & wild plants foraging guide. The second instalment of this little series I started, which seems to have gone down quite well! (if you missed last months you can read it here ) I decided, as there are so many things growing this time of year with Spring in full swing and headed for summer, that it made sense to do monthly instalments. Then wind down to something more seasonal come Winter. But I’m open to your suggestions too.. So let’s dive straight in… June wildflowers & wild plants There are the wildflowers & wild plants and herbs with medicinal uses you…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    How to look after your skin

    Your skin is one of the most important organs you have, as well as the biggest. The best way to look after your skin and fight breakouts is prevention and daily maintenance, rather than only dealing with spots once they appear (and its already too late!). The wonderful thing about skin care is that it can be a quite time that becomes part of your daily self-care, and some aspects of the practices I will share here can be quite meditative to perform. My last post covered all things spots and breakout related including how to work out what’s causing your breakouts & what foods you need to be eating…

  • Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    What your breakouts tell you about your skin

    Your skin in the biggest organ in your body. It deals with both inner and outer stresses – what you feed your body, anxiety & stress, pollution, harsh weather conditions, central heating and air con…. the list is endless. Its also your immune systems first defence against bacteria, viruses, and other germs. In this post I will break down What your breakouts tell you about your skin as simply as possible, as well as some things you can do to help your skin health. If you have ever had a breakout, and lets face it who hasn’t ( if you haven’t you’re either not human, or I want your secrets!!),…

  • Foraging,  Holistically

    Spring Foraging | Plants & Wildflowers for May

    Spring is always a very special time of year. A time of new beginnings & fresh starts, when everything is waking up and starting to grow. May is a month full of flowers, where everything seems to be growing at an alarming rate. Each time I go out after it’s rained it seems all the plants and wildflowers have grown a foot or more! Nature never ceases to amaze me, for all the wonders that it holds. May is the perfect time of year to start picking plants and collecting your own herbs and wildflowers. This post is a collection of all the Spring foraging you can do right now,…

  • Morning Rituals
    Herbal Remedies,  Mind & Body

    Morning Rituals

    You never know what each day is going to bring, or what the world might throw at you. The best thing you can do is set yourself up each morning to deal with whatever will come your way. That’s what Morning Rituals can do. How you start your day makes you who you are and what you are able to give and achieve. So why not have a morning routine that lets you show up as the best version of yourself What does your current morning ritual look like? Making time for your self-maintenance and self-care each and every day is the best thing you can do for yourself and…

  • Herbal Remedies

    How to Detox Your Body Naturally

    Herbalists believe that your body is self-healing and self cleansing. Your body is always working towards a state of homeostasis. It already has a complex and wonderfully effective system to rid you of waste and poisons. However, if your body becomes overloaded with toxins or you wish to help the detox process & remove toxins naturally there are natural herbs you can use to support this process. Safely. This is not some get thin quick rubbish, this is eliminating toxins for the health of your body. to let you function better! To detox your body naturally using the herbal method you must look at the elimination process as a whole…

  • Recipes

    Simple Nettle Soup Recipe

    April is the perfect time of year to pick young and tender nettles are they are beginning to grow. Nettles are full of nutrition and have many health benefits. If you would like to find out just how good for you Nettles are I wrote about it here. This post also covers all my tips for foraging and picking your own nettles. Including blanching nettles with boiling water for 1-2 minutes to remove their sting! One of the easiest things to make with nettles is a simple soup this one has just 7 ingredients, and if you don’t have nettles it works just as well with baby spinach, watercress, or…