• Natural cold and flu remedies
    Herbal Remedies,  Holistically

    Natural Cold & Flu remedies

    Autumn is most definitely the start of cold and flu season.. Last week I covered cold and flu prevention. The next step is natural remedies for cold and flu for when the germs get the better of you. So here are all the bases you need to cover to help your body fight germs and help you feel as well as possible. Nutrition What you feed tour body in important always. But even more so when you are run down and your body is fighting to get you healthy. You need to be eating good whole foods that are high in vitamins C, E, A, Selenium, Zinc, B6, and Omega-6.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • elderflower uses and elderflower cordial recipe
    Foraging,  Herbal Remedies,  Recipes

    Elderflower uses & making elderflower cordial

    It’s the exactly the right time of year to pick Elderflowers. They are covering the bushes and hedgerows of lanes and paths all around me right now, so what better time to write about the uses and benefits of Elderflower. In this post I’ve included tips on elderflower foraging, uses and making elderflower cordial. If you are here just for the elderflower cordial recipe then just scroll to the bottom to find the recipe, but it’s other medicinal uses are worth noting too as it’s far more than just a nice summer beverage. Elder is actually a shrub, but can grow tall if left unchecked so can often look like…

  • 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 it you can read part one here. 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 relief and help the body in removing dis-ease, and are all crystals I use myself daily. If crystals…

  • 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…

  • Natural remedies for pain relief
    Essential oils,  Holistically,  Pain Relief

    Essential Oils for pain relief

    One of the things I deal with on a daily basis is pain. Most often constant muscle and joint pain, which isn’t fun for anyone. So whether its an old injury playing up, chronic pain, or just old age creeping up on you, I thought it would be useful to share some of the natural remedies for pain relief that I use daily to help. I have split this into three posts. Here is part one on essential oils for pain relief. In full disclosure I have a prescribed medicine too, or have been taking one. But as I don’t like the side effects I’m gradually reducing my dosage to…