Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Health Show

So, visited the Health Show in RDS last Sunday with friends. Spent way too much money than intended, but it's all good :) Didn't know what to expect as it was my first time, but reaaaaly happy with my purchases and decided to save for next time already, because I stopped myself of buying matcha (the best, I know, but so expensive!) and natural cosmetics (not using any at the moment. plus I'll replace the ones I have once I run out. You know, replace one by one.) They're by Benecos, and I need to research them more before I buy. I bought some Nakd bars - the new ones are soooo good :) some essential oils, manuka honey (always good), lavera kids tooth gel without flouride - after my bid kid got flourosis I'll never get regular toothpaste for my little one!! Damn Irish water with added fluoride, why?? The purchase I was most excited about was Dr.Bronner's soap - after extensive research I chose it as a purest soap with million uses for it. I got a big bottle of it for 12€ so saved myself a few quid there. Once I got home I brushed my teeth with it (soappy but fine) and washing my hair with it (couldn't even put the brush in it) I knew it would be drying, but this? I didn't give up on it as a shampoo yet - I'll try a few more combos with this soap, like mixing it with coconut milk, aloe vera gel and even with regular shampoo if everything else fails. I also made a concoction for cleaning - one part H2O, one part my homemade vinegar with lemon and half the amount of Dr.Bronners. Works well, natural, what more could you want?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Amazing Coconut Oil

Right, i have to start with this.. I looooooooove love love coconut oil! So glad it came into my life :) It literally has a million and one use for it, it has replaced many products in my house, I use it for everything, sometimes I even forget it is food and I can eat it. Mainly I use it as a body moisturiser, it has spf4 too, helps with sun damage too. shaving cream (and nothing soothes the skin after shaving than this!) hair conditioner, hand and cuticles cream, you can take of your make up with it as it melts everything off, even waterproof mascara.. You can brush teeth with it (alone or mixed with baking soda). I know of it's uses as a deodorant but l didn't used it yet that way. It helps with baby's nappy rashes like nobody's business, helps with skin iritations too. I am putting a spoonfull of it into her bath since birth, her skin is oh-so-soft and you won't need any Johnson's oils (that stuff is nasty, stay away from it! made from oil by products and works by closing pores, why would you ever want to touch it?? ) I started putting a teaspoon of it into baby's morning porridge and her hair doubled in volume in two weeks I kid you not! I'll start taking it internally too, I want luschious hair too :) I am taking raw unrefined kind, it retails about €16 for 690ml or you can get a tub of it for a fiver if you don't need superb quality, KTC brand used to be very cheap now it's €5 for half a litre but it will last you for months if you'll use it for bodycare only. So guys, are you using it too? Tell me your expierences with it, are you as happy as I am? and share your recipes below :) Thanks and have a nice day :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Natural You

Right, let's go back to business :) After long hiatus I'm back. This time around we will embrace the journey to green living. Join me! Together we will discover new exciting natural and non toxic products, natural baby stuff, natural beauty, kitchen pharmacy, clean eating and juicing recipes, natural vitamins & supplements, new ways to clean our houses etc etc. Plus I will link my favourite natural gurus via youtube, books and other blogs. All I've learned I will share with you :)