Beetroot Relish

What’s not to love about beetroot? It’s colourful; the colour of beetroots is caused by the colours, betanin and vulgaxantin. Beetroot extract is used as a food colour and has E-number E162. Adaptable; can be eaten in an array of savoury or sweet dishes, and is fairly easy to grow. You can also eat the greens, more info on this in our blog. …

 

 

DIY Essential Oil Wasp Repellent

Even though the weather is getting cooler there are still a lot of wasps and hornets all around our garden, I was hoping they’d die off by now but with the weather being warmer than usual that’s not happening. They’re everywhere, including inside. One of our customers came into the store last week and mentioned that wasps strongly dislike peppermint essential …

 

 

Spiced Feijoa Walnut Cake

So many feijoas, what to do with them all? I say this every year, and every year I look for new recipes to try. Last years No Peel Feijoa Chutney was a big hit and the year before was Feijoa and Ginger Jam. This year it’s spiced feijoa walnut cake.  Grant’s mum, Ann gave me a slice of this absolutely delicious, lightly …

 

 

White Tea And Why You Should Drink It

Our guest blog this week comes from Sarah Lucas, one of the lovely ladies who makes our liquid castile soaps. Sarah also runs The Tea House, sourcing sustainable, organic teas from the Himalayas. More and more scientific research is emerging around the benefits of drinking this delicacy.   From containing powerful anticancer properties, through to being great in the fight …

 

baking soda on a wooden spoon

 

Where Does Baking Soda Come From?

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly baking soda is, how it’s made, and where it comes from – look no further. We’ve always taken great care to ensure that our baking soda is of the highest standard and free of contaminants. Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda comes straight out of the ground in Colorado. However, not all baking soda is the …

 

 

Simple Bircher Muesli

Now that we are going into work and not working from home, I’m on the lookout for easy meals I can prepare ahead of time. This recipe from Holistic Nutritionist Natalie Brady is a favourite. The key to eating well and creating new healthy habits is to keep meals simple. This simple bircher muesli is a fantastic recipe that you …

 

 

What Natural Skin Care Ingredients Are Most Effective

This weeks guest blogger is beauty and lifestyle writer Sophia Smith, this article looks at which natural skin care ingredients are the most effective. We’ve come a long way in learning to distinguish among the many harmful and undesirable ingredients commonly found on our beauty bottles. We’ve heard about the dangers of parabens, silicone, and other chemicals that can wreak havoc on …

 

 

Are Commercial Baby Wipes Ok?

New babies can require up to eight changes a day, and with most changes comes the need for baby wipes. They’re quick and convenient, but what about all that packaging and the harmful chemicals that most commercial wipes contain? Conventional baby wipes are a leading cause of nappy rashes and allergic reactions. However, if you opt for a natural option like our Baby …

 

 

DIY Magnesium Body Butter

Do you suffer from magnesium deficiency? There are many different symptoms as magnesium deficiency can contribute to an array of health conditions. Signs to look out for are muscle cramps, restless legs, low energy levels, poor sleep, and anxiety. These can be early indicators of a deficiency (if you’d like to know for certain, a naturopath or doctor can send you for a blood test …