• Natural cold and flu remedies
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically

    Natural Cold and Flu prevention

    It’s that time of year as summer turns to autumn, when it feels like the weather can’t decide what it’s doing. With the weather turning hot to cold on a whim it becomes more likely that you will start with a cold. If you haven’t already had your first cold of the season, then dodging the coughs and sneezes of those around you can feel like an obstacle course. So here are all the Cold and Flu prevention things you can do naturally to help your body protect itself… and hopefully stave off those nasty germs!! How your body protects you Your body is already very good at its job…

  • Natural calming remedies
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically

    14 All Natural calming remedies

    Whether you need help to relax after a manic day, you’re a little anxious and need to calm down, or you just want some help to get you ready to sleep. We can all be guilty of pushing ourselves too far and ending up stressed, strung out, or with too much adrenaline whizzing round. I’ve covered natural energy boosters previously here and I thought it would be nice to cover the opposite too. For when you don’t need extra energy. So if you find yourself suffering with mental or physical stress and/ or anxiety and often have trouble sleeping. Here are all the natural calming remedies you can use to…

  • Adaptogens and their benefits
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically

    Adaptogens | Why they should be part of your daily routine

    I briefly spoke about adaptogens in a previous post on natural energy boosters. The herbs and roots in that post were, no surprise, purely for the increase of the energy benefits they naturally provide. But did you know Adaptogens can do so much more than that? AND there are many more adaptogens than the few I mentioned. In this post you can find out all the different adaptogens and what each of their benefits are. What are Adaptogens? In case you aren’t already aware of adaptogens, or you’ve heard of them but don’t know what they are, here’s the lowdown. Adaptogens are natural medicines, herbs and roots from plants that…

  • Herbal tea recipies
    Holistically,  Recipes

    Herbal tea recipes to cure all your ailments

    Whether it’s a cup first thing in the morning to prepare you for the day, numerous cups to break up the day, or a calming mug as part of your evening routine to get you read for bed. Tea has become a kind of ritual. And with everyone having a very particular way they prefer their tea. It’s a very personal one at that.. The preparation, adding the water, holding that hot comforting mug in your hands. It’s also a kind of meditation. A few minutes of peace out of your normal day to day. You can make that cup of tea even better for you by using one, or…

  • Chakra balancing with essential oils
    Essential oils,  Holistically

    Chakra balancing with essential oils

    You may have already heard of chakras if you practice yoga or are interested in holistic and spiritual practices. On the whole, when people think about chakras they are the 7 chakras: your root chakra, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakra. But did you know there are 10 chakras you can work with to heighten your practice, and really help align and balance your body? If you haven’t heard of the chakras but you’d like to know more, you can check out this article here, by mindvalley.     The 10 Chakras So if you were surprised to learn there are in fact 10 chakras you…

  • turmeric properties
    Holistically,  Pain Relief

    The magic of Turmeric – turmeric properties & healing uses

    Turmeric properties, it’s uses, healing capabilities and powers are endless. It is a magical healing golden powder. You may know this golden spice most from its use in curries and other Indian and Eastern dishes. But it is much more than just a spice for your food! Although turmeric is only just becoming more popular and well know in Western nutrition, it has been used for thousands of years in eastern culture and traditional medicine. What is turmeric If you haven’t heard of turmeric before it is, in fact, a flowering plant that is part of the ginger family. Native to India and Southeast Asia, due to its need for…

  • natural remedies for summer health and beauty
    Holistically,  Mind & Body,  Natural skincare

    Natural/Holistic remedies for summer health & beauty

    Each season has its own share of skin, beauty and health woes. As we all know!¬† Whether you are going abroad or staying at home, these are the natural products and plant based holistic remedies for summer health & beauty. Things to take with you to get you through the summer. Think of it as your go-to summer first aid kit. (Or something like that!). But after suffering with sunburn along my hairline, and a few bug bites of my own this month I thought some natural & holistic plant remedies for summer would be useful. If it’s popular I may even make this kind of post a seasonal feature…

  • Natural remedies for allergies and hayfever
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically

    Natural remedies for Allergies

    Seasons when flowers start producing pollen tend to be the time when allergy symptoms are the worst. Whether it’s hayfever, or year round allergies you suffer with here are some natural remedies for allergies and their symptoms. Although it sounds pretty ironic considering plants are causing the symptoms, plants can be used as a cure too! What are allergic reactions? Allergies are caused by the immune system over-reacting to foreign substances or sensitivity to pollen and fungal spores. These reactions cause itchy nose, throat, eyes, watering eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, congestion and even swelling in severe cases.   How to beat allergies When your body is fighting to keep…

  • Natural remedies for pain relief_crystals
    Crystals,  Holistically,  Pain Relief

    Crystals For Pain Relief

    I guess you can say this part two of natural remedies for pain relief. Crystals for pain relief is rather more woo-woo than part one. If you missed my other pain relief posts don’t forget to catch up on part one Supplements for Natural Pain relief and part 2¬†Essential Oils for pain relief .Although I’m aware it won’t be something that everyone believes in or wants to try, but I have had nothing but positive results in using crystals to aid in both mental and physical relief of symptoms. If using crystals for healing is something you fancy dabbling in, then these are the crystals which can aid in pain…

  • 11 all natural power booster _ herbal tea
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically,  Mind & Body

    11 ALL Natural energy boosters

    Whether mentally or physically, there are times when we can all get run down, exhausted and fatigued, or just unable to think straight anymore. As humans we are all guilty of doing more than we have energy for sometimes, and pushing our limits. Instead of reaching for that sugary energy drink that will just make you crash again an hour later, or (another!) cup of coffee that will keep you up or night try a natural energy booster instead.   A quick energy boost Here I have listed my favourite essential oils for a quick energy boost and pick-me-up at any time of the day. You can mix your favourite…