• How to balance your mood and emotions during PMS
    Herbal Remedies,  Mind & Body

    How to balance your PMS mood & emotions

    Your hormones have a powerful effect on your emotions. Low oestrogen (or low oestrogen levels compared to progesterone) can lead to depression in women — and is the main culprit when it comes to postpartum depression. At the same time low progesterone levels can also have a negative effect and cause many of your mood & emotion related issues. As well as balancing your hormones, which we covered in last weeks post: How to Balance your hormones naturally, knowing how to balance your PMS mood & emotions during and leading up to your period can work wonders to help you feel happier with your moon cycle and minimise any PMS…

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    How to Balance your hormones naturally

    Welcome to part 2 of this mini-series on your moon cycle and using herbal & natural remedies to cure all your problem symptoms. This post is covering everything you need to know about how to balance your hormones naturally. If you missed part one on managing period pain you can read that here: Natural remedies for period pain Female hormones and your moon cycle While changes in your hormone levels throughout your moon cycle is normal for many of us our hormones can be too high or lower than they should be at different times. This can be caused by many things — your diet, stress, environmental factors. Not to…

  • Natural remedies for period pain herbal tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Mind & Body

    Natural remedies for period pain

    There are many elements contributing to a woman’s monthly moon cycle that can make it uncomfortable. Most of these are caused by an imbalance of hormones. Over the next few weeks I will be writing a mini-series covering all things period & PMT. But here I will cover all the natural remedies for period pain, to make your monthly cycle as easy as possible for you. Treating period pain can be approached both internally and externally. There are a number of supplements you can take, as well as massage techniques you can use with essential oils and in your baths that relieve period pain. Natural remedies for period pain Cramps…

  • Natural supplements for IBS ginger tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Healing IBS with Natural Supplements & More

    Digestive issues, IBS, Chron’s Disease, they can all play havoc with your digestion and your life. In part i of this post, Healing IBS Naturally,  I broke down all the reasons behind what causes IBS and digestive problems, and the most common problems around these causes. Here I’ll take the next step in this process and help you find the remedies for healing your IBS with natural supplements, & changes to your lifestyle and diet that help. Including my own gut healing smoothie recipe! Although much of the process of living with IBS and digestive issues is learning what your triggers are and what causes your flare ups. Then working…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • Why you should be including Nettles in your diet Nettle benefits
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically,  Recipes

    Why you should be including Nettles in your diet!

    If you had asked me a couple of years ago I would have told you Nettles are just prickly weeds, with a sting, to be avoided. That may even be what you are thinking now. But bear with me, I haven’t gone mad, Nettles are actually full of lots of nutrients & vitamins that are really good for you. As well as having lots of medicinal uses too. So let me tell you why you should be including Nettles in your diet, and all of the benefits you will get. I have even included some lovely simple recipes (scroll to the bottom of this post) to give you some ideas…

  • Superpowers of Green Tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically

    The Superpowers of green tea | Green teas many benefits

    Anyone who has tried Green tea will tell you it’s an acquired taste, but one that you can grow to love… and I can attest to that personally! I can also tell you that Green teas many benefits are worth its slight bitter taste. There are many different brands of green tea, so if it is something you struggle to enjoy I would suggest maybe experimenting with different varieties to start until you find one that suits you. Try going for one that is described as ‘light’, as these tend to have a less strong green taste! I drink Green tea every day, at least two cups, as part of…

  • Herbs for fighting seasonal blues
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically

    Herbs for fighting seasonal blues | SAD

    As it’s nearing the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere at least), it’s just four days away as I write this, it seemed like an appropriate time to cover Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD). When the amount of sunlight we get is at an all time low it can have a huge impact on your life. These are all the herbs for fighting seasonal blues that you can use daily throughout the winter season. What are the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder? Unless you know you suffer from seasonal disorder it isn’t always easy to diagnose. A lack of sunlight (and vitamin D)…