How to reduce plastic usage

Plastic Free July has become a global movement where individuals, families and businesses avoid single-use plastics for a month in a bid to reduce plastic pollution. The idea is that at least some of the new behaviours adopted throughout the month will become...

Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Elderflowers come from the elder tree and grow in hedgerows and woods. The tiny white flowers are beautifully fragrant and can be used to make cordial, wine and tea.   Picking elderflower The flowers are ready to be picked when the little buds are newly open, usually...

Natural Beauty: What’s it about?

When it comes to putting things INTO our bodies, we’re pretty good at considering the ingredients and maybe even their origins. But we often overlook this when it comes to what we’re putting ONTO our bodies.  We sometimes forget the skin is an organ – our biggest one...

Hypnotherapy – The Lowdown

What is it? (and will a swinging watch make me think I’m a chicken?) Absolutely not! The key is in the name: hypno – short for hypnosis; and therapy – something which assists positive change within someone. Hypnotherapy therefore is far from ‘stage...

Uses of Dried Coconut

Last week, a friend (who is developing an interest in health foods) messaged me to say that she had bought a packet of dried coconut but didn’t know how best to use it. I replied with a list of ideas and she asked me to blog about the uses of coconut, for her and for...