natural cough mixture

 

DIY Serious Cold & Cough Mixture

With the recent cold snap and everyone spending time indoors spreading germs it’s easy to pick up a cold or the flu. We’ve had both kids off school leading up to the holidays and I was starting to feel snuffly and low in energy myself. I knew I’d seen a post in our archives that Wendyl wrote some time ago …

 

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Can Organic Produce Help Protect You From Cancer?

This article from holistic health and fitness coach Elly McGuinness discusses the importance of eating fruit and vegetables with a high level of phytonutrients known as salvestrols. A diet abundant in organically grown produce will help ensure a daily intake of salvestrols which aids the body in ridding itself of cancer cells as they arise. How choosing organic could help protect …

 

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7 Ways To Avoid Phthalates

You all know by now that we need to avoid phthalates because they are endocrine disruptors (which means they interfere with the natural hormones in the body). Unfortunately, these nasty chemicals are lurking in a huge range of products like cling film, children’s toys, plastic containers, personal care products, vinyl, air fresheners, and even some medical devices. While banned from cosmetics, …

 

after shave splash

 

DIY After Shave Splash

As with other lotions and potions for the face, aftershaves can contain a whole bunch of nasties that are not ideal for your man to be splashing all over his face after a shave. The pores are even more open than usual at this time and will absorb everything you put directly on the skin. I recommend staying away from any …

 

avocards

 

Amazing Avocados

Avocados have had a bad rap in the past because of their high-fat content, but let me say this out loud: it is GOOD FAT, full of oleic acid! When I was growing up, Dad planted a small orchard with a long row of avocado trees. At the time hardly anyone knew what they were but he’d done plenty of …

 

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Best Ever Healthy Salad Dressings

  Dressings are the key ingredient to any salad, and these four from nutritionalist Natalie Brady are absolutely delicious and healthy too, choose from Avocado Lime, Cleansing Vinaigrette, Miso and Tahini. “If you know me personally you’ll know I’m all about the dressing and sauces. Dressing are one of the best ways to jazz up a salad or any meal. Delicious dressing …

 

delicate white top

 

Protect Your Delicates With A Bran Wash

Cleaning delicates like silk and expensive underwear can be fraught with difficulty. It’s hard to find something which is soft enough not to damage the fabric yet robust enough to clean! Harsh commercial powders can harm your delicates by causing the fibres to bond and stick together, creating a ridged feel to the garment. One way to keep your delicates …

 

green tomatoes

 

Green Tomatoes Two Ways

What happened to my tomatoes this year? So many are still on the vine, and they’re green, there’s no chance they’re going to ripen now that we’re in autumn and it seems such a waste to leave them there, not even the chickens are attempting to eat them.  I remembered seeing one of Wendyl’s posts several years ago on how to …

 

girl checking hair for dry scalp

 

5 Simple Solutions for Oily Scalps and Dry Hair

Your scalp is oily but your hair is dry and split on the ends, seems like both need special attention and different products to sort it all out. There’s apple cider vinegar treatments and I’ve found dome relief wit topically applying colloidal silver, but if you’re still using commercial/supermarket shampoo and conditioner with all those nasties then the problem is …

 

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Doggy De-Flea Treats

Heading into winter usually means a downturn in the flea population as they tend to hibernate over the cooler months. This year, March has been much warmer than usual, giving fleas a nice temperature to continue breeding and looking for dogs to bother. If you’d rather not use chemical flea treatments or diatomaceous earth and are looking for another solution, these flea …