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Natural dishwashing liquid that works

If you have suffered from really dry hands and want to use something more natural, or looking for something eco-friendly for the other living beings your sink water reaches on its journey to the ocean then this is for you. My gosh, I was surprised after we got this one right... I use Castille soap… Continue reading Natural dishwashing liquid that works

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Minimalist skin care

I was so happy when a big order came in last week of stuff I needed to make my own natural products, the order was for multi-use items which can either be re-used, like glass jars to store lip balm, handbag-sized amounts of my deodorant and moisturiser jars, as well as bases for many products that… Continue reading Minimalist skin care

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7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 6: Meditation

Meditation is the hot topic ... still! Everyone that is doing it, raves about it and gets their friends to give it a go. Then their friends meditate too and for a time, they are happy, calm and relaxed. Then as you notice the positive benefits for yourself, you fall into the hole of not… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 6: Meditation

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7 days of calm and cosy: Part 4 – Paper Back Reading

When do you get time to read... for fun. Not talking about the study books here, or blog posts, FB memes or 1000 characters or fewer, tweets and/ or other posts. I'm talking about a good 'old fashioned' paperback novel, you know the ones that pull you right in and you lose track of time? when was… Continue reading 7 days of calm and cosy: Part 4 – Paper Back Reading

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7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 2 – Let there be light!

I didn't realise how much of a difference candles make to the apartment and my own mood until I tried it one of the first dark December days a couple years back. To some people, this may seem obvious, but to an Aussie expat living in Romania - candles and Xmass don't go together unless you feel… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 2 – Let there be light!

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7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 1 – Sleep

With Xmas drawing ever closer there is a mix of excitement and stress in the air. Some are dreading to spend time with families, others stressing over finances and present shopping, card writing oh and don't forget if your hosting to have all the right food (and that there is enough) and remember every visitor's food allergies… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 1 – Sleep

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Blast from the past: The start of my hair loss

I thought I would put up some rather embarrassing images of my hair when it was at its worst (before I change my mind and not publish this post). Everyone loves a terrible 'before' image, so I'm being brave and posting these ones the internet. Woah, what mixed feelings, excited to share with you, embarrassed to… Continue reading Blast from the past: The start of my hair loss

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Natural Laundry Soap for the minimalist

It didn't seem to matter what type of laundry powder I used there would always be some that didn't dissolve in the wash cycle. It left a crunchy white spot on one or two items that would require rewashing. On the hunt for the next natural product to try I switched to liquids, when you think about it, how… Continue reading Natural Laundry Soap for the minimalist

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Embracing natural hair colour

I have had my fair share of hair colours over the years... until 1.5 years ago. First was saying no to bleach, then no to permanent colours, then big brand hair tints were out. I used 'natural hair tints' for a few years before being brave enough to say no to the lot. The teachers… Continue reading Embracing natural hair colour