There is a faint but unmistakable fragrance in the air when you visit the top of One World Trade Centre in New York.  The distinctive scent, which was commissioned by the centre,  is a blend of the fragrances of trees native to New York State, with citrus undertones. It is diffused through air vents in…

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Why Buying NZ Made Products Matters More Now Than Ever Before

When I first started writing this blog post, words like “COVID19”, “lockdown” and “social distancing” weren’t a part of our everyday language yet. The world is a totally different place since I typed those first words and I was blissfully unaware of how significant this topic would become. Why do local businesses matter? According to…

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Do You Know What Soy Melts Are and How to Use Them

We love to use candles and reed diffusers to make our homes smell fresh and inviting. Another simple and safe way to fill your home with fragrance is with Soy Melts. What is a Soy Melt? A Soy Melt is a block of solid natural soy wax infused with fragrance and essential oils. When placed…

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4 Lifestyle Trends to Love in 2020

Clean Living Clean living is about going back to basics and living as naturally as possible. This is not a new trend but it is growing in strength and becoming more mainstream. Just go into any grocery store and look at their shelves of beauty products and see how many claim to be “clean”, “natural” and…

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Are itchy, inflamed mosquito or sandfly bites driving you crazy? Is this hot weather causing your delicate skin to chafe? Do your children always get little cuts and scratches that need a little TLC? Are your cuticles dry and ragged? There is one balm that I always have on hand to help with all of…

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We have pedicures for gorgeous feet and manicures to nourish our hardworking hands. It’s likely you’ve had a least one of those treatments in your life but have you ever heard of a labicure and do you need one? Our lips are as unique as our fingerprints. They allow us to speak, eat, show emotion…

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This is Your Year

The start of a New Year can be a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand, it’s a chance to start again but there can be a lot of pressure that comes with that. It’s as if you only get one chance, and if you’ve already blown your resolution by February, you can feel…

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The Tree

Christmas is a time filled with family traditions and special memories. I have celebrated Christmas in both South Africa and New Zealand, so for me, it’s always a summery time with family. This December we’ve been doing Elf on the Shelf which the girls have enjoyed. On Christmas Eve we usually watch a family movie…

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There’s something about looking down at my beautifully painted toenails and soft, smooth feet that makes me feel wonderful! Whether I’m wearing simple jandals or pretty sandals, I always feel more confident when my feet look good. Our feet work so hard for us. Did you know that we spend about 80% of our waking…

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Scents of Summer

This weekend I walked out into our garden and was overcome with memories of childhood summers that have long since passed. I tried to figure out what the trigger had been. The sun was shining but that wasn’t why. The sky was blue but that wasn’t it. Then I realised that it was the smell…

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