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Brrr it is definitely feeling like winter out there now, but fear not, Louise from Vitality Aromatherapy is here with some top tips to help us get through. ***************** Winter can be tough on the immune system and our general health. Coughs,...
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By Louise Green of Vitality Aromatherapy Aromatherapy can provide great support for anyone experiencing stress and tension. Because essential oils work on the mind and the body they can really help counter the psychological and physiological effects...
Pregnancy is a time when many women look for natural ways to nurture and pamper themselves. Plant oils and butters can make simple, effective skin-care solutions that are safe and beneficial for mum and baby.  Gentle Essential Oils can be added...
I consider myself a handmade devotee and that extends, where possible, to my beauty regime. There's nothing quite like handmade beauty products made with natural and organice ingredients and sometimes even tailore made to suit your own skin. I was...
With hay-fever season upon us and an abundance of pollens and biting beasties floating/flying in the air, today's post from Louise Green of Vital Aromatherapy is timely indeed. Louise talks to us about remedies for common summer ailments....
Today, aromatherpist, Louise Green of Vital Aromatherapy talks to us about how to make your own botanic beeswax balms to keep your lips super soft and kissable.Beeswax is a fantastic natural product that can be easily used at home with...
Spring brings thoughts of renewal, so why not embark on a mini detox to revitalise your body and mind. By cutting out meat, dairy, processed foods and caffeine for a few days and instead turning to simple, lighter foods, you can give...
Shea butter is a familiar ingredient on many ingredients labels and can be found in a wide variety of beauty products from household names and small handmade producers alike. In this article, Paul and Helen Frear of Derbyshire-based, handmade beauty...
Most of us know that we need to get our 5 fruit and veg each day to keep our bodies strong and healthy, but how many of us neglect our minds? Today, we want to introduce you to Mind Apples: 5 a day for your mind ~ 5 things you do each day to keep...
Clays are easy to get hold of and, as is the case of most things, the better the quality of the clay the better the properties.A favourite of mine is French Green Clay - a wonderful beauty product that boasts rejuvenating skin qualities as well as...
Today, Emma Heathcote-James of the Little Soap Company talks us through the many uses of the humble Epsom salt! Bath Salt by Body Care Luxuries Before you dismiss the humble Epsom salt as something belonging in your great Granny’s medicine cabinet...
Today we are pleased to bring you a couple of recipes for some home beauty pampering by Emma Heathcote-James, founder of the fantastic Little Soap Company which provides 100% pure, natural handmade soaps to local Waitrose, National trust and health...
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These days, many more people are realising the benefits of natural hand-made skincare products and are increasingly turning to small independent skincare ranges for their skincare needs. It is hardly a surprising trend given the chemicals that are...
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With the weather turning colder again, and the usual colds and flu doing the rounds, I thought you might like a few natural remedies to keep you fighting fit. When a cold strikes, there are a many herbal or nutritional remedies that will help to...
This won't really apply to those of you who are tea-totallers but for those of you who like a few glasses of wine or somes sneaky G&Ts, there is always the fear of the dreaded hangover, which only seems to get worse with age. Headaches, stomach...
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According to a poll conducted by mental health provider Turning Point in January 2010, three quarters of the UK population experience depression occasionally or regularly. Many in the handmade community already know of the therapeutic health...