Soften And Remove Callouses With Aspirin

Did you know that a good way to soften callouses on your feet is as easy as crushing some aspirin? All you need to do is to crush six aspirin* tablets into a powder, then mix them into a paste with 1/2 teaspoon each of water and lemon juice. Apply this paste to all the hard-skin spots on your foot, …

 

 

DIY Deck And Path Cleaner

It’s the time of year when it’s very easy to slip over on our decks and driveways. Ours have started go have a slimy film that makes it quite dangerous, especially when in a hurry. I took a slide on the deck in front of one of the sheds and immediately thought of a previous post that explained how to …

 

 

Ingredients You Don’t Want Near Your Face

As you make the transition from chemical beauty products to natural ones it can be a very confusing process. My advice is always throughly check ingredients and certification if applicable. If it’s certified in Europe, such as Weleda and Dr Hauschka, then you know that you can believe it, that process is long, expensive and involved and only those who …

 

 

How To Remove Ink Stains

I’ve had a few emails lately asking for tips on how to remove ink stains. There are several things you can do to remove accidental ink staining. If none of these options work for you, and the fabric with the stain is white you can make Javelle Water which is a super spot and stain remover, I’ve shared the recipe before, …

 

 

Creamy Thai Buttercup Soup

This is my absolute favourite soup this winter. It’s incredibly nourishing, filling and creamy, yet dairy-free! Packed full of flavour with plenty of spice and protein from the addition of lentils, it’s a well rounded meal in a bowl. The coconut milk, Thai spices, turmeric, and ginger go so well with creamy, nutty, buttercup. To keep it easy on Grant’s digestive system I left …

 

 

8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

  We all know that baking soda is great for cleaning up around the house but what about using it for our face and body?  Here are eight recipes for using baking soda in your beauty routine: Give your feet a good soak. Mix 3 tablespoons of Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda in a wide bucket of warm water for …

 

 

Easy Peasy Pita Pockets

Yum! Light, fluffy, warm, perfectly cooked pita pockets straight out of the oven, sounds so much better than the dry slightly stale ones I got from the supermarket the other day. This uncomplicated pita pocket recipe of Wendyl’s uses only five ingredients and is pretty easy to make. The kids will get a good appetite breathing in the fresh, baked bread, aroma …

 

 

The Whole Acid + Alkaline Thing

This week I am very excited to introduce one of my favourite bloggers, Lisa Fitzgibbon from www.lisasaid.so. Lisa is an experienced, qualified, registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist who specialises in preventative health care and care for chronic health conditions in her practice in Grey Lynn, Auckland. If you’d like to get in touch with Lisa, or learn more about what she does, …

 

 

Try This To Refresh Flat Pile

Has your furniture been in the same place for a long time and now that you’ve moved it there are noticeable indentations in the carpet pile? Try one of these nifty tricks to lift out the mark and get some bounce back. Place an ice cube on each indentation. Leave it to melt overnight then mop up any remaining wetness. …

 

 

One Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl

Family friendly, easy, nutritious and delicious! This one pot, slow cooker, Mexican Quinoa Bowl recipe from Holistic Nutritionalist Natalie Brady is the perfect meal to make any night of the week. It’s bursting with fresh, delicious and healthy ingredients. “All you have to do is prep all the ingredients, throw them in a slow cooker, then walk away! It’s that …