Ethical Advent Day 7 – Hand Made Gifts

Behind Window 7 of my Ethical Advent Calendar is a focus on a hand-made gift. Something you’ve put a lot of love and effort into. A gift that means more that something purchased from any shop or website. A gift for the minimalist. A gift from someone trying to be a more conscious consumer and…

Love Perfume, Love Acorelle.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever thought about what goes into making the perfume you happily spritz onto your skin on a regular basis. Many perfumes contain a mix of chemicals that have been linked to hormone disruption and cancer. Many of the ingredients in perfumes can also lead to allergies, and affect those with…

Aromatherapy… Get Energised with Oils

I’m a huge fan of essential oils and aromatherapy. If I’m feeling a little stressed, tired or slightly out of sorts, I’d much rather use the power of scent than resort to any kind of tablet/medication or chemical. MyPure recently sent me this beautiful blend of oils from Acorelle, designed to be energising, and stimulate…

Keep Calm & Cleanse with A’kin

It’s so important to look after our skin. It helps to protect us from the outside world, and filters all kinds of products in and out. It’s vital therefore that we only put in our skin what we want it to absorb. Too many products used for cleansing the skin are full of harsh chemicals…

Lively & Uplifting Scented Candles

Lovely smells can really affect our moods and feelings. That’s the basis of aromatherapy and one of the reasons that scented candles are so popular. Smells are always used to mask bad odours – more often they are used to create an atmosphere. Lavender can help you to relax, orange can uplift and revive. I…

Random Health – Keep Calm & Relax

There’s definitely an aromatherapy theme going on this week, as I’ve got another gorgeous oil blend to share with you. This one is for promoting relaxation and peace of mind. It therefore has some similar oils in to the balancing blend, but is more focussed on relieving tension and anxiety. I was sent this lovely…

Random Health… Restore your Balance & Serenity

The busy and hectic world we live in can challenge us all at times. The stresses of work and everyday living can cause our emotions and inner-being to become out of balance. In my case, I need a little extra emotional support once a month, as I suffer from the dreaded PMS. I take a…

Random Beauty… Smooth, Calm & Hydrate your Combination Skin!

Even if you have oily or combination skin, it’s important to moisturise. Cleansing alone simply┬ástrips your natural oils away, so in response, your skin will pump out more sebum and oils in a bid to replace those lost, and you’ll be back to where you started! The secret is finding the right moisturiser for your…

Random Aromatherapy… Headaches & Colds

We all want to be full of health and energy for the festive season, don’t we? So, if you do manage to get a sniffle, a headache, or a migraine from writing one too many Christmas cards, why not try a natural support for your immune system? Aromatherapy is basically just the practice of using…

Random Beauty… Butter Me Up for Winter!

It’s that time of the year again. Cold air outside. Warm, central heating inside. Scratchy tights and long boots. These are all great things, but they can play havoc on your skin. My legs, in particular get very dry and itchy, and I need something really rich and nourishing to get them back to condition….