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3 Brilliant Reasons to Start Using dōTERRA Essential Oils

If you've landed on this post then you're probably wondering what all the fuss is about with dōTERRA essentials oils and WHY they are so different to all others. I've always been interested in using natural remedies rather than medications to solve any symptoms of ill health, it was part of my upbringing. My mum always used food, herbs and spices...

4 Ingredient Healthy Chocolates

These homemade chocolates are healthy as they contain only a handful of ingredients and are low in natural sugar which makes them a great alternative to shop bought chocolates and healthier for children to eat too. Ingredients: 1 cup of organic Cocoa Butter 3 heaped tablespoons of Cocoa Powder 2-4 tablespoons of Mapl...

2020 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. They have released their 2020 shoppers list to help reduce toxin exposure in produce. The list below is useful to be aware of if you're trying to eat organically, as eating organic can be pricey ...

How to Boost Your Immune System

The immune system is our defense system made up of many biological structures and processes that protects us against disease. In order to function properly, our immune system must detect a wide variety of pathogens, from viruses to parasitic worms, and distinguish them from our own healthy tissue. Triggers to the immune system can be anything...

7 Benefits of Drinking Green Smoothies

I whizz up a green smoothie most days its THE best way to get the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fats etc your body NEED to grow, repair, protect, support you so you can thrive! Here are 7 reasons why have a green smoothie everyday is the quickest and easiest way to meet your nutritional needs and gaps from your diet: Hitting yo...

Mini Frittata

These mini frittata are so versatile and can be eaten hot or cold at ANY time of the day (or night). Try them for breakfast, mid-morning or after school snacks, lunchboxes or a light supper with side salad As they are egg based they're rich in protein, filling and depending on the other ingredients you choose can certainly contribute towards me...

Buckwheat Banana Bread

This Banana bread is such a #WINNER on all fronts. Its quick and easy to make, healthy, satisfying as a mid morning or mid afternoon snack for both adults and children. I make this at least twice a month with a view to freezing it but at least half gets eaten within 30 mins of it coming out of the oven the rest is devoured in the following 24 h...

10 ways to stay healthy at Christmas

1. Eat before going out With an increase of visits, trips, family dinners and catch ups its best to eat something before heading out as it means you’re less likely to overindulge. Skipping meals is not a good idea either as this can lead to eating more later on! 2. Drink Water We should be aiming to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day,...

Ginger Chai

There’s something quite calming about making tea, it takes time to make a well brewed cup of tea which forces you to sloooooow down. I don’t often get the opportunity to make tea with fresh ingredients, brew all the ingredients to release their benefits and then still have time to actually enjoy the warming and soothing effect...

Why you need....ZINC

Zinc is an essential trace mineral naturally present in some foods. Trace minerals can sometimes be forgotten amongst the more obvious, well-known vitamins and minerals. Zinc is needed every day to support and maintain health. It is needed for healthy cell division and enhance immune function, works as an antioxidant and help...

Tongue Scraping: Benefits of this Daily Practice

Tongue Scraping and its benefits have been overlooked. I've grown up with this daily practice, however it's not a common practice in western culture, something I did not realise growing up, I just thought everyone else did it too! Like packing cuts and grazes with ground turmeric to stop the bleed and encourage healthy healing, this was the norm ...

Buckwheat and Blueberry Muffin

Buckwheat is a seed making it wheat and gluten free, perfect for anyone with sensitives or allergies. I also like to use alternatives to cows milk as often as possible so this recipe is a favourite in our house. Buckwheat flour is a great alternative to plain flour for baking, its one of my many pantry staples . Even though I do not have a...

50 ways to use dōTERRA's Top 10 Essential Oils

If you've been hearing about essential oils but not sure how to actually get the best use out of them, you're in the right place! I hear from many people who are really excited to start using oils and make a positive impact on their health but just don't know where to start...once you start using essential oils and incorporating them into y...

Homemade Ice Lolly

I'm always looking for healthier versions of treats which children still love and enjoy and keeps parents happy too, so it's a WIN-WIN!! These homemade ice lollies are a great activity for the kids to do, a healthy alternative to shop bought, sugar loaded ice lollies and a fun way to cool down and stay hydrated in the summer months. Ingredien...

Supporting Mental Health Naturally

Next week, 13th-19th May, is Mental Health Awareness week in the UK, it's also mental health awareness month in the US. #mentalhealthawareness Good nutrition plays a vital role in providing both our mind and body with nutrients to function optimally, but factors outside of our control can negatively impact our health. While it can b...

5 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Spread

There were times in the past when I craved chocolate, but no matter how much I ate I still did not feel satisfied, the chocolate had not hit the spot and instead I felt queasy and sick...I didn't understand it or why the thing that I wanted was actually making me feel sick. What I've come to realise is that I did not fully understand my bod...

Green Cleaning Tips

Identifying and minimising the stressors in your life is key to having more balance and calm, however, we often forget our home life and things we bring in and use around homes. Making and using home made products, whether that's food or otherwise means you know exactly what's in your product and are in control of what you're eating, putting on yo...

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen 2019

You may have heard of the dirty dozen and clean fifteen but might not know that this list is updated every year by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. The list below is really useful to be aware ...

Are you eating enough Fibre?

Fibre is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet and helps not just to eliminate toxins from our body but has many health benefits too. The average person should be consuming about 30g of fibre a day however, most of us are eating less than half of this amount. Fibre is actually the indigestible parts of plant structure such as cellulose,...