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 …

 

 

Easy Eggless Corn Fritters

Perfect for a busy evening, these easy eggless corn fritters are quick and easy to make. They’re bursting with flavour and make a light dinner when paired with a green salad (or add a roast potato for something more substantial). I also made a delicious raw feijoa salsa to go with them, together they are divine! Easy Eggless Corn Fritters …

 

 

An Eagle Is Hunting Our Hens

This is a photo of our two free-range hens Zippity and Doodah, happily clucking around our lawn. This behaviour has now stopped and both of them are missing their tail feathers and Doodah (the black hen) is missing a lot of the feathers off her sides too. At first, we could not figure out what had happened; there are no …

 

 

Seven Health Benefits Of Matcha Tea

Our guest blogger this week Tim Shanley – tea aficionado – shares his knowledge on antioxidant packed matcha. Move over green tea. Matcha may be the new super drink to keep in your cupboards. Japan and China have enjoyed this nutrient packed beverage for hundreds of years. Matcha tea is made from matcha powder which is made from specially grown green …

 

 

Traditional Anzac Biscuits

Who doesn’t have a copy of the Edmonds cookbook? It’s a New Zealand classic. Just like this recipe for Anzac biscuits. Trisha from Naturally By Trisha who supplies our wonderful natural healing balms shared her blog about making these traditional biscuits with us this week. “I’m on a baking roll right now. I love baking, always have. Biscuits, cakes and breads. It’s in …

 

 

Off The Grid Oils On Great Barrier

It may seem difficult enough to manufacture premium quality essential oils, let alone to do it sustainably and off the grid on Great Barrier Island. That is what Wayne Banks and Mark Edwards (Eddie) have been doing extremely successfully. Their aim was to produce the highest quality, totally natural, Manuka and Kawakawa products in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner – and …

 

 

DIY Static Taming Hair Spritz

Winter is almost here and so is static hair. As the weather cools down, the lack of moisture in the air creates more static for your hair. Having the heating on in your house and pulling woolly jumpers over your head can further add to the problem. Using plastic fibre brushes and over doing it with your curling, straightening and drying appliances …

 

 

How To Handle Waste At Home

Our guest blogger this week is Stella Holt, who has shared her fabulous piece on how to handle all types of household waste. Humans waste a lot, be it money, water, resources, or food. We throw away stuff without knowing how it is going to affect other beings and the planet we live on; we are even getting short of …

 

 

DIY Anti-Static Clothing Spray

Do you still use commercial dryer sheets? You may want to stop and make this simple two ingredient anti-static spray instead. Most commercial dryer sheets are made from a non-woven polyester material (polyester is a synthetic petroleum-based fibre) coated with softening agents and fragrance. One of the ingredients that is the most worrying is alpha-terpineol which causes central nervous system disorders and …