Author Archives: Annie

Make Your Own Carrot & Honey Face Mask

I enjoy nothing more then making facemarks and other beauty products straight from what I can find in my kitchen. It is not only cheap but natural and easy. We always have an abundance of carrots in our fridge as it is an easy healthy snack and I like to...

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Health Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

Who doesn’t love roses and their stunning aroma? hey have made contributions to myths, legends, and stories. The various colors, sizes, shapes, and fragrances of rose make it suitable for almost any occasion and mood. When it comes to beauty, health, and romance, many have experienced the benefits of roses....

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When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.

Christy Turlington

Coconut Chocolate Mint Homemade Lip Balm

It is hard to go past the perfect combination of chocolate, coconut and mint, make this divine and all natural, refreshing & delicious lip balm, perfect for both the cool winter months and warm summer months. There are many versions of homemade lip balms out there, but this particular one...

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DIY Lime & Coconut Epson Bath Soak

This simple divine little beauty pairs perfectly with our Natural DIY Happy Lime & Coconut Sugar Scrub for the perfect gift combination. The Coconut Oil leaves your skin feeling soft and glowing and the lime essential oil has a crisp, refreshing citrus aroma leaving you feeling uplifted and revitalized. What a little...

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Coffee, Vanilla & Coconut Body Scrub Hearts

Not the pretties in the world, but these awesome little cubes can be stored in the freezer meaning they are fresh and ready when you need. They pack a punch with all the benefits of coffee, vanilla and coconut oil in one neatly packaged personalised little cube. One for the...

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Rosemary & Sage Hair Rinse

It is spring her in Australia at the moment and my garden is going crazy, so I am always looking for creative ideas to use all the flowers & herbs. I have a heap of rosemary and sage, so I thought I would try a “no-poo” hair rinse, personally I...

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Cocoa Butter Rose and Geranium Bath Melts

Rose is widely popular not only for being one of the most beautiful flowers in the world, but also for its ability to keep our skin healthy and young-looking. It was used by ancient Romans and Greeks to perfume their baths. Natural skin care experts say that it promotes tissue...

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13 Ways to Feel Happy Now

1. Go outside for a few minutes Get some fresh air, smell the flowers, feel the wind and the sun on your skin, make snow angels, enjoy the moon, the stars, the sunset and the sunrise. 2. Meditate Meditation has been shown to have a big positive impact on our...

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Mini Lavender Cupcake Bath Melts

Lavender (derived from the Latin word “lavare” which means “to wash”), is one of the most widely used herbs because of its medicinal properties. It is popularly known to be beneficial to the skin. It has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties that help in the reduction of scars and speeds up...

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DIY Homemade Simple Uplifting Peppermint Bath Melts

Soaking yourself in a naturally fresh and uplifting peppermint bath is both energising and invigorating. Peppermint contains Vitamin A that helps reduce excessive skin oiliness and strengthen skin tissue. Peppermint oil also acts as an astringent, making it very useful in treatment of rashes and pimples. These peppermint bath melts...

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Simple Honey Lotion Body Bars

You can use the basic recipe idea for this simple lotion bar and then substitute you own flavours. I have a beehive at home so access to beautiful raw honey and beeswax, so love to add honey into my own homemade products. Honey is naturally antibacterial, full of antioxidants and it is...

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Health & Beauty Benefits of Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon essential oil has a warm, spicy musky smell, this scent is typically used in masculine scents and under notes that depict a more earthy scent.There are so many ways to use and get the benefits out of this beautiful oil and it has many benefits. Enhance and Uplift You Mood...

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DIY Natural Homemade Honey and Lemon Face Mask Recipe

Honey has the ability to absorb impurities from the skin. It is antibacterial and full of antioxidants, the antioxidant properties help protect your skin from the damaging ultraviolet sunlight. It also moisturizes, soothes, and lightens your skin. Lemon is used in many beauty products because of its exfoliating and brightening...

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Bronzing Whipped Mint Chocolate and Coconut Body Butter

There is no need cover your body with synthetic junk ever again, this whipped body butter looks as good as it sounds and is decadent body care goodness. In fact it was difficult to resist “licking the beaters” after it was whipped. Silky smooth, light and super moisturising,  combined with the...

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Turmeric for Osteoarthritis

As we age, our muscles, bones, and joints fall victim to the familiar villains of: Inflammation Oxidative stress Damage to DNA Changes in hormones Wear and tear Build-up of toxic substances General anti-aging interventions include an excellent diet and avoidance of environmental toxins—this will prevent and reverse some of these...

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About Me

Hey! My name is Annie Needs, I am a mum, wife & lover of travel, animals & all things natural and outdoors! Share, inspire, create, have fun!