The Power of Fragrance

The Power of Fragrance

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” – Helen Keller “The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind.” – Thalassa Cruso Scent and Memory It’s true, isn’t it?…

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Body Butter for Autumn

It’s that time of year again – autumn is here. While leaves on the trees put on a show with their changing colours, autumn can wreak havoc on our skin. Weather is notoriously changeable, and we find ourselves going to air-conditioning one day to extreme heating the next. Harsh conditions like these result in dry…

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Choose a Coffee Body Scrub to Naturally Exfoliate Your Skin

Naturally Exfoliate Your Skin

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous, rich coffee in the morning? Freshly ground beans, that enticing aroma, piping hot black gold! We feel refreshed and invigorated just thinking about it! Plus, it’s the perfect way to naturally exfoliate your skin… Coffee – More Than Just a Wake-Up Call As well as being the one thing that…

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Easy Foot Care

Easy Foot Care

Oh, what a life our poor feet live! They are crammed into suffocating shoes, while they carry the weight of the world. And in the hotter months of the year, we expose our feet to the scorching pavement, resulting in sore and cracked heels. Oh, how hard it sometimes seems to indulge in some easy…

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Benefits and Steps for an Easy DIY Pedicure

Benefits and steps for an easy DIY pedicure

Our feet have it pretty rough. They drew the short straw and are tasked with balancing and carrying our entire body weight. Treating your feet to an easy DIY pedicure is a fun and easy way to feel like a new woman, plus your feet will feel and look great. 4 Benefits of a DIY Pedicure…

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Reed Diffuser Tips and Tricks

Reed Diffuser Tips and Tricks

Reed Diffusers have become very popular and trendy over the last few years. A Reed Diffuser is a great way to add an interesting visual element to your home or office, and obviously they smell great too. It’s a win-win! Reed Diffusers come in many shapes and forms. Some are totally awesome, while others (usually…

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Winter Skin Essentials

Winter Skin Essentials

Do you ever feel like winter gets the better of you? We look forward to a break from the summer heat, but once the cold sets in it can be a real shock to the system! Don’t let winter get to you, here are some winter skin essentials to help you embrace the cold and…

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Microbeads Might Be Banned in New Zealand

Microbeads

It’s official, New Zealand is on the bandwagon to ban the sale of personal care products that contain plastic microbeads. A recent news article explains that Nick Smith (the NZ environment minister) and the National government has announced a proposal outlawing the sale of microbead products. Microbead products have already been banned in the US and…

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All About Essential Oils

Aromatherapy

There is a lot of misunderstanding about what essentials oils are. I often hear people assume that essential oils and fragrance oils are the same thing. Within the handcrafting circle I often see well meaning but misguided people using essential oils in products that simply shouldn’t contain them. In this article I discuss the basics of…

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Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt

Despite its name, epsom salt isn’t actually a salt in the normal sense. Instead, it’s a naturally occurring mineral named after a small English town where it first became known. It’s pure magnesium and sulfate and it has a long history of being a natural remedy for all sorts of issues. Even today it’s still…

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