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Why Raw Honey is the Bee’s Knees!

Why Raw Honey is the Bee’s Knees!

“If everything is honey and I am what I eat, I must be made of honey and life is very sweet” – Winnie the Pooh

It is a rare and wonderful thing when something very good for you also happens to be delicious. Raw honey is one of those special superfoods; packed full of natural antioxidants, nutrients and healthy enzymes, honey’s many health benefits include being effective in the treatment of allergies, healing wounds, helping with digestive issues, giving a natural energy boost and can even help to relieve hangovers!

Why you need to add Rosa Damascena Essential Oil to your beauty routine

Why you need to add Rosa Damascena Essential Oil to your beauty routine

Rosa Damascena, a type of Rose more commonly known as the Damask Rose, is the most widely cultivated for Rose Essential Oil, and for good reason. Damask Roses, cultivated mainly in Bulgaria, are the preferred variety as they contain the highest oil content and are considered to be the most luxuriously fragrant species of Rose. Rosa Damascena Essential Oil famously offers a host of benefits for all skin types, from dry, sensitive and ageing complexions to problematic acne and scarred skin, helping to soften, soothe, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.

Turmeric: From ancient medicine to modern miracle

Turmeric: From ancient medicine to modern miracle

Turmeric, a spice we usually associate with golden, fragrant, robust curries and other South Asian cuisine, is currently making a resurgence in the health and nutrition communities. This is due to the increasing amount of promising results arising from Turmeric research in areas such as cancer treatment and prevention, cholesterol, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and bowel disorders. The benefits of Turmeric as an organic medication are largely attributed to Curcumin, a healing substance found in the spice which is also the source of its vibrant golden colour.

Why you should believe the hype: Organic Aloe Ferox gel, the natural skin solution

Why you should believe the hype: Organic Aloe Ferox gel, the natural skin solution

By now we’ve all come across Aloe Vera in many different guises, from skincare to shampoo, lotions, cosmetics, vitamins and even drinks. While there’s no doubt that this succulent, spiky little wonder has many valuable uses, it’s time for Vera to step aside and make way for its impressive cousin, Aloe Ferox.

Aloe Ferox, sometimes known simply as aloe or bitter aloe, grows naturally in the Southern African Cape and is 20 times stronger than Aloe Vera.

Not all Cinnamon is created equal: Why Ceylon is considered ‘True Cinnamon’

Not all Cinnamon is created equal: Why Ceylon is considered ‘True Cinnamon’

We sprinkle it on pancakes and desserts and mix it liberally into that ubiquitous autumn favourite, the pumpkin spice latte. We use it to flavour fragrant savoury dishes, as a preservative and as a health supplement. Our trusty friend Cinnamon sits in almost every kitchen, its unique, spicy aroma easy to conjure up from memory. The autumnal pleasantness associated with Cinnamon is probably the reason most of us consider it to be a harmless accompaniment - who doesn’t love Cinnamon?

Why it’s time to switch to natural hair dye

Why it’s time to switch to natural hair dye

Conventional hair dyes have been at the centre of debate in recent years, with awareness of the potential harmful effects and incidences of serious adverse reactions to the products steadily rising. A turning point for many came in 2012, after the widespread news of 38 year old Julie McCabe’s massive allergic reaction to a chemical in her regular hair dye from a well-known brand, which eventually resulted in her tragic death.

Black Cumin Oil: From Ancient Egypt to your medicine cabinet

Black Cumin Oil: From Ancient Egypt to your medicine cabinet

How did Cleopatra maintain her famous locks and legendary complexion? How did Queen Nefertiti gain a reputation for her flawless face? What was Tutankhamun preparing for in the afterlife? The secrets to health and beauty around 3150 BC were a little harder to come by than popping down to your nearest salon, and yet we are fascinated by the legendary beauty of such historical figures to this day. 

What we don't know about Hydrogen Peroxide

What we don't know about Hydrogen Peroxide

H2O2 – is water (H2O) with an extra Oxygen atom – also known as Oxygenated Water, or by its scientific name: Hydrogen peroxide.

H2O2 is a naturally occurring molecule found in rain, snow, springs, seawater and almost all natural water sources. It is also produced by fruit, vegetables and animals, including the human body.

Rainwater has been scientifically measured containing up to 20 ppm active H2O2 and seawater up to 8 ppm.

Do you need Day & Night Creams?

Do you need Day & Night Creams?

Yes, we do. Night Creams tend to have a greater amount of active ingredients, such as natural Vitamin C from plants, and natural collagen stimulators, also found in plants. These will help protect your skin against free radicals and also keep it moisturised. Unlike Night Creams, Day Creams provide the necessary amount of hydration your skin needs during the day and also protect it against several environmental factors such as airborne pollution, dirt and air conditioning/ heating. They provide antioxidants that will help nourish your complexion all day long.

The secrets behind probiotics

The secrets behind probiotics

Did you know that about 2/3 of our immune system resides in our digestive system? Throughout our lives, we are told that in order to prevent catching a cold or flu we should incorporate a lot of vitamin C into our diets. But nobody has told us that the skin is our body’s first line of defense against pathogens in the air or that our digestive system is where 70 percent of our immune system resides.

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