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It’s not surprising that yoga has many trendy hybrids, be it yoga with dogs, goats, lemurs or on horseback.   There’s yoga in water, with trampolining, with weights,  Rolfing, snowshoeing, Pilates, mindfulness, rafting, Capoeira, crossfit, Hip-Hop, boxing, acrobatics and using a silk hammock (aerial yoga). Geeta Iyengar offered yoga for women and now you can take […]

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Sea fennel

What is sea fennel extract? Sea fennel or rock samphire or samphire is an edible plant part of the carrot family. It's called Crithmum Maritimum  in Latin It's a  hardy plant that grows on rocky beaches and windswept cliffs of south western…
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Cacay Oil

What is Cacay Oil? Cacay oil is a new natural  anti-ageing oil that stimulates cellular turnover and slows collagen breakdown. It has 50% more vitamin E and double the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan Oil. Wow. It also has 3 times…
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Argan Oil vs Jojoba Oil – What’s best for your face, hair and body?

Argan Oil vs Jojoba Oil Both jojoba oil and argan oil can be used for face, body, hair, nail, wrinkles. Here's my take on how they're different and similiar so that you can choose what works best for YOUR skin. Enjoy.   Similarities…
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Aromatherapy Essential Oils , inhalers, vaporiser and diffusers

Now that Autumn is nipping at our heels, it's time to dig out the essential oil inhalers, vaporiser and and get them ready to purify the air. What do you mean, Wendy? Essential oils have many properties - they act on the physical, mental,…
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Rosacea & Celtic Skin – 2020 Guide-Natural Moisturiser, Essential Oils

Rosacea is one of the painful inflammatory skin conditions that affects many Celtic, Scandinavian, Scottish, Welsh and Eastern European skin types. Over 415 million people may suffer from it, especially adults over 30. What is rosacea? It's…
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What is hydrosol?

You may have read about hydrosols and wondered what they were and if you could make them yourself. You're in the right place! I'm a hydrosol geek, aromatherapist and natural formulator. And I make my own hydrosol. I'll show you how. What…
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Maskne – what is it? How to stop it

What is maskne? Maskne is the term used on social media for acne caused by mask wearing Yes even if your skin has been blemish -free, wearing a mask causes blemishes, pimples, zits, (aka acne.) (I've noticed whiteheads or millia around…
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Hibiscus Natural Botox

Hibiscus is an anti-aging superpower and termed the natural botox plant. It's a secret ingredient for making your hair shine and your skin glow! Hibiscus Folklore and History Hibiscus sabdariffa often called Roselle Indian Sorrel, Jamaican…
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Glossary of Natural Ingredients

Here's a list of natural  ingredients for hair and skin with anti-ageing benefits. Use it when you're researching new products. It's written for women who want to know more about what they are putting on their skin without having to become…
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Rosehip seed oil FAQ – 2020 Guide

I love rosehip seed oil. Why? Its jam packed with skin loving nutrients that benefit sensitive, dry or lacklustre skin. You can use it in your 20's, 30's, 40's and menopause onwards I'm going to answer the many questions on rosehip:   Where…
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Tumeric Bugs: Fermenting Turmeric into Pro-Biotic Soda

I've ordered a new-to-me Turmeric Bug. I'm going to make a bioactive nutritional drink with it to reduce inflammation and give my gut bacteria a boost Healthy skin needs lots of good gut bacteria!   What is a turmeric bug ? Nothing…
GlowRevival frankincense and turmeric soapWendy Gardner 2020

6 Dangers of hand sanitizers

Yes, they're useful when there are no washing facilities available, for instance at shop entrances, when you're out and about. Yes, sanitisers with at least 60 percent ethanol  act similiar to soap in destabilizing lipid membranes, but they…
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Bakuchiol & Babchi – natural retinol – 2020 Guide

Bakuchiol is a hot and trendy natural skin care ingredient for those looking for safe alternatives to retinol. But is it the same as Babchi Oil? Find out! What is Babchi Oil? Babchi is a smallish plant that grows in warm climates like Sri…
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What does Louise Hay say about dry skin?

Transformational guru Louise  Hay is well known for her alternative ways of looking at illness.. she doesn’t even use the word disease- instead she calls it dis-ease. Did you notice that little tweak? That simple '-' hypen,  shifts…
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Yoga at home in 2020

Yes, it can be tricky to get started at home, but the good thing is that you don't need to spend an hour to see some benefit. You don't even need a yoga mat or special clothes. And you can do it inside, no matter the weather.   Yoga…
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Fever – friend or foe?

It's cold and flu season.  They both are viral and occur in the respiratory system, but they are different. Difference between cold and flu Colds tend to affect the upper respiratory area - sinus, blocked or runny nose, feeling tired and…
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What is Vegan Skincare?

Vegan Skincare - the latest buzzword in the natural formulation world. But what exactly is it? Should you use it? And how to find it? What is vegan skincare? Thirty years ago, being vegetarian was seen as something verging on weird or eccentric. Sure…
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Herbs for Dogs

There is a reason why dogs sometimes eat grass or start chomping on herbs in your garden. They do it instinctively to alleviate some digestive discomfort. And it's not just dogs and cats that do this. Horses and wild animals do this too. …
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How to reduce waste

So you're already using your own carrybag for shopping... and repurposing those glass jars your honey, sauerkraut and jam arrive in. Maybe you even have a fleet of kilner jars making your own yoghurt, kefir and kombucha.  So now you're looking…
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What is Kombucha – Why I Switched To Continuous Brew

Kombucha - What is it? Kombucha, in short, is fermented tea.  It's a semi sour liquid rich in probiotics produced by a weird pancake type blob called a SCOBY. Scoby stands for Symbiotic Culture/Colony Of non-toxic Bacteria and non-toxic…
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What is the connection between wellness and mindset?

These few days nestled between Christmas and the New Year hours have been filled with reading and mulling over concepts from the personal transformation course I am doing. Today I wanted to write a final article for the year that joins the…
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The myth about fragrance-free

I've come to a scary conclusion, that Fragrance Free is a myth. I didn't wave my fingers over a crystal ball to reach this conclusion. Nope. A lady asked me whether Product x was 'fragrance free'. It got me thinking. 'What does fragrance-free…
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EFT Tapping – A Unique Remedy for Beautiful Skin

EFT for skin problems By Karen Alison www.no-ibs.com Have you heard of EFT Tapping? It’s a fabulous remedy for stress and, as we all know, stress makes a mess of your skin. How does stress harm your skin?   Are you frequently…
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Which Facial Oil or Serum is Right for My Skin?

Facial oil and serum are powerful allies for glowing skin. There are thousands of options, so how do you know whether a facial oil or serum is going to deliver the results it promises? Yes, you can read beauty blogs or Amazon reviews. Maybe…
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How To Choose Moisturiser: Natural Organic vs French High Tech

Choosing a great moisturizer is a challenge on par with climbing Mt Everest.  It's difficult, expensive and daunting, more so when you want high end skincare. Even if you have skills and specialist training, it still takes hours to seive out…
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Sunbathing for health

Sunbathing has many health benefits.  So what does sunlight do for the body?' Sunlight is essential for Vitamin D production (hello strong bones and teeth), sun baths also boost immunity, brain and heart function, mood and eyesight. After…
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My Natural First Aid Kit 2020

The Scout's motto 'Be prepared ' is true for life's little emergencies, especially with a natural first aid kit. Stock up today on a few items from your natural health store so that you have on hand the basic essentials when an emergency…
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Bach Flower Essences – 2020 Guide

What are Bach Flower Essences? They're gentle natural extracts from flowers and trees, preserved in a little brandy, safe enough for children and dogs. The original 38 remedies were developed in the 1920's and 30's by Dr Edward Bach who…
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Well-Being tips: Aspies and HSPs

You might know of somebody super sensitive. It might be you, a friend or a colleague.  I will share my 16 best coping tips so that you can pass them on....every act of kindness comes back to you, somehow, some day. Aspies and HSP For Aspies…
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Louise Hay: You Can heal your life

I had no idea that there was a link between my emotions and my body until I read a small book called Body Talk by Louise L. Hay. Louise L. Hay was a metaphysical practitioner and best selling author who noticed the connections between our…
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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki? Reiki is a form of energy healing from the Universe.   All living things contain Life Force(Qi , Chi or Prana) Qi is like electricity flowing through a circuit when you press a switch. Switch on a light and darkness…
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10 Mistakes Women Make With Their Beauty Routine

Put your hand up if you’re guilty of using dry shampoo for days in a row? Or maybe you’re a go-to-bed-with-all-your-makeup-still-on bandit? Listen, we know we aren’t all perfect when it comes to our beauty routine. It’s so easy…
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What is that e-symbol on labels?

You see the weird e-symbol everywhere. It crept in and nobody explained why it's there and what it actually means.. This quick article will clear up any confusion... What is the e symbol? The e symbol is also known as the Estimated sign…
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10 ways to recycle Miron glass in 2020

Miron glass has many benefits. It is considered the ultimate in glass packaging by holistic practioners and nutritionally aware shoppers. It's also beautiful. Benefits of Miron dark Violet glass It preserves products for longer - all those…
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Why Glow’s Moisturisers are free from palm oil

Going palm oil free felt like Mission Impossible creating a moisturiser that not only felt good to use but was also Rainforest Friendly. Palm-Oil Free Skincare Products As an artisan formulator, it's a metaphorical jungle out there. Swamps,…