Author Archives: Annie

Chamomile, Peppermint or Rose Foot Bath

Everyone needs a foot tub. A simple plastic tub will do, as long as your feet fit comfortably and it can hold a couple litres of water to cover your feet for a soak. Treat yourself to a foot soak at least once per week. You will need: A soaking...

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Simple Kitchen Hand Exfoliator, Cocoa Butter & Coffee

Try this recipe after chopping garlic or any time your hands need a good scrub and odour-eliminator. Ingredients   2 TBSP coffee grinds (used or unused)  1/4 cup 100% cocoa butter Method Work the butter and grind together with your hands in a small mixing bowl. If the cocoa butter becomes...

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Oatmeal, Honey and Yoghurt Face Mask

There are three basic categories for facial masks: masks for oily skin, masks for dry skin, and masks for skin somewhere in between those two extremes. Masks for oily skin contain ingredients that draw out excessive oil or even dirt or toxins lurking near the surface of our skin. Some...

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Mango Body Butter

Made from the seed of the mango fruit, mango butter is an excellent source of essential fatty acids with beneficial moisturising properties very similar in color and texture to cocoa butter.  1/2 cup mango butter 1/2 cup shea butter 1/4 cup sesame oil (or another favourite body oil, like almond or...

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Milled Soap Recipe

Milled soap is also called French milled or triple milled soap. In this process, you start with a cold process soap you’ve already made, run it through a grater and put the shavings into a pot with a small amount of liquid. Once the mixture melts you can add color...

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Goat’s Milk Coffee Soap

Anyone who just loves the scent of coffee will love this coffee soap recipe, it is also great for cooks because the coffee absorbs doors like garlic and fish and the goat’s milk which makes a lovely, creamy, moisturising soap. This recipe makes 3 1/2 pounds of soap. Ingredients 17 oz....

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Soap Making Safety

The most important safety issue is soap making is dealing with lye. Lye is the common name for sodium hydroxide and its chemical formula is NaOH. Although lye is needed to make mild soaps, on its own it is extremely alkaline and will burn anything it comes into contact with....

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Bee Pollen Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Local bee pollen and local raw honey when included in the diet a few times per week just prior to the growing season and during the growing season of your region can help alleviate seasonal allergies arising from the local plant life. You can add a teaspoon of bee pollen...

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Basic Sugar Scrub for the Body

Coconut oil may not agree with more sensitive skin types. Simply sub almond oil if your skin does not do well with coconut oil. – 1 cup brown sugar – ½ cup coconut oil Coconut oil is often found with cooking oils and is usually in a solid state at...

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Healing with Bodywork & Energywork

Massage, bodywork and energywork are wonderful ways to assist your body in relieving stress and maintaining a relaxed and healthy body. Some bodywork treatments also help correct alignment of the skeleton, reduce or eliminate abnormal or imbalanced muscle tension, and correct various physical abnormalities. Receiving these hands-on treatments is also...

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Say No to Palm Oil

The following information is taken from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Cruelty-Exposed. Please think carefully when you make choices. PALM OIL PRODUCT LIST Did you know that each and everyone of us is fueling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history? It’s an invisible ingredient, really, palm oil. You...

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The Health-Sleep Connection

  Sleep is the state when our bodies are given an opportunity to relax, refresh and restore. Most people nowadays work during daylight hours and sleep during the nightfall. However, it wasn’t always that way for human beings, and for some it still isn’t. In some cultures, sleeping during the daytime...

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Soap Saponification Charts

This information is from the following soap making book: Beginner Soap Making: Simple Homemade Recipes. I have added it here so that you can get a larger view of the charts if you need to. If you have any questions please contact us. These numbers are the saponification values in...

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Health Benefits of Rosemary Oil

Helps to Relieve Digestive Problems Rosemary oil relieves heartburn and indigestion. Helps Promote Rapid Hair Growth Rosemary oil is a main component in most volumizing conditioners and can promote rapid hair growth. Helps to Eradicate Bad Breath It is used as a mouth disinfectant and can relieve any symptoms of...

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Health Benefits Of Blueberries

Boosts Immune System It contains a high amount of Vitamin which enhances the immune system. It wards off potential harmful illnesses. Reduce Ageing The antioxidants fight off free radicals that rapidly enhance aging. This results in a more youthful appearance when blueberries are eaten at a daily basis. Promotes Weight...

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Healthy Benefits Of Including Ginger in Your Diet

Helps to Prevent Complications Of Diabetes Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes which accelerates kidney damage. Ginger has the antioxidant properties and can also reduce glucose levels which prevent rapid progression of diabetic neuropathy. Relieves PMS The use of ginger tea reduces symptoms of bloating and headaches. Relieves Menstrual...

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Some Health Benefits Of Rooibos Tea

Is Rich In Minerals It contains iron, potassium, copper and fluoride which comply with the body’s recommended daily requirement of minerals. Boosts the Immune System It has antibacterial and antiviral properties which boost the immune system. This prevents the user from easily acquiring diseases via airborne and droplet. Can Help...

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Better Health

Lowers Blood Glucose Levels Studies show that 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar taken before bed lowers blood glucose levels by 4-6%, making it ideal for Type 2 diabetes patients Improves Cardiovascular Health Incorporating apple cider vinegar into your diet or taken directly lowers blood pressure. Can Help to Reduce...

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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!