Menopause and back pain

menopause and back pain

Another little-spoken-about aspect of menopause is back pain. And now that working from home is a Thing, I’m guessing back pain is going to be on the increase. Back pain is horrible. It makes simple things like loading the dishwasher or putting on socks an agony. And it’s a real damper on mood. The good … Read more

Menopause and Hair Loss- Guide 2021

menopause hair loss

If Rapunzel was in perimenopause, she wouldn’t have enough hair to make a climbing rope for the Prince. One of the less talked about aspects of menopause is the shock of hair loss and hair thinning… ugh. I’ve been through it, and tried out ways to reduce the loss, so keep reading if this is … Read more


Hello!  If you like listening to podcasts while you work-out, commute or do chores, then try out my Aspie in Menopause podcast.   It’s not only for Aspies but it is for those concerned about staying well through their midlife. Menopause isnt a topic we know much about – well other than the jokes of … Read more

Bach Flower Remedies List – Guide 2021

bach flower remedies

What are Bach Flower Remedies? They’re gentle natural extracts made from flowers and trees. The original 38 remedies were developed in the 1920’s and 30’s by Dr Edward Bach who noted their power to help with emotions. Bach Flower Essences are energy remedies. They work to disrupt negative energy states or vibrations. They are non-toxic … Read more

Baobab oil

baobab oil

If Africa had to pick a wonder extract, it would be Baobab Oil. Not only is the tree full of mythical lore but it’s such an iconic shape. It’s been featured in movies (Madagascar) The first time I remember seeing a Baobab tree was in the Durban Botancial gardens.  I was studing at the  University … Read more

The vitamin your skin craves

niacinamide skincare

Some skincare ingredients have exotic names, like Moroccan Argan and Tunisian Orange Blossom. Others are less glitzy, but powerful in an understated way like a classic Little Black Dress. One of these unsung heros is Vitamin B3.  Yes it’s what your skin craves! It’s also called Niacinamide  and is a key part of skincare for … Read more

Clarins Double Serum


What’s inside Clarins Double Serum? I’m often asked if a certain product is any good, whether it’s natural,  whether it will work alongside one of my products… I spend quite a bit of (unpaid) time doing the reasearch to be able to answer these questions so decided today to turn one reaseach session into a … Read more

Watch the Christmas Star in 2020

jupiter and saturn

Christmas Star Hooray ..only a few more sleeps till Winter Solstice. To me, this time of year feels dense and syrupy. Inbetween decanting herbal elixirs and watching Star Trek, I’m dreaming about curling up in a hibernation pod (with an endless supply of hot beverage, Valrhona and good fiction), or migrating south for sun and … Read more

Japanese Skin Care- Guide 2021

Why Japanese skin is flawless

Why Japanese skin is flawless? I’m fascinated with how different cultures have their own beauty secrets. Japanese women have a mystery to them, and are known for their beautiful porcelain-looking skin. So how do they keep their skin healthy? How do they keep their skin clear so that they don’t need to cake-on makeup? Japanese … Read more

Why I don’t use Skincare Acids

why i dont use acids

Why would you even want to use an acid on your skin? Isn’t it dangerous? And if you live a clean and healthy lifestyle, do you even need to use acids? Good questions.     Hello, I’m Wendy. I don’t use ‘acids’ on my skin – why? The media will tell you, Of course you … Read more