Coconut Oil for Baby’s Skin

Silvi said, ‘I want to use some cream for my baby’s flakey skin.’  I replied, ‘use coconut oil!’ It’s safe and uniquely moisturising and extremely nourishing for babies skin, as well as for the Mamas! Cold-pressed, virgin, unrefined, organic coconut oil is perfect for massaging into your baby’s skin if it appears a little dry or if your baby has cradle-cap. Best used after bath-time on damp skin and/or when your baby is quiet and it’s possible for you to lightly massage a small amount of the coconut oil into the skin to help with dryness.


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Eco-Tales No.1

Firstly Eco-Tales is a series of tales about people who have chosen to intergrate their lives more closely with nature, to embrace a more holistic lifestyle, to live more sustainably, consciously, and ethically whilst having a greater respect for their environment and to their fellow beings, whether of the two or four-legged kind. These short tales in interview style will tell people’s stories of why they chose a greener path, how they got to where they are now and what it means for them. They will share some tips, some insights, their experiences and knowledge. We can always learn and get inspiration from the stories of others. Enjoy!

No. 1 Pre & Post Natal Yoga with Eliza Coolsma

The first tale is ‘Pre and Post-Natal Yoga’ by Eliza Coolsma, a Dutch yoga teacher based in Madrid. Her website is

Thanks to the delightful cafe Magasand in Madrid for our juices and teas 🙂

Magasand Madrid
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The only beauty product you need!

…product for your beauty regime. Well, maybe a couple more but definitely not as many as a lot of people have. I want to extol the virtues of sweet almond oil. It could be my ‘product of the month’ but it’s my product of the year really! You can use it for everything!

sweet almond oil

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Organic Sun Protection

Yes! The sun is shining, well here in Madrid anyway and it’s getting hotter! So it’s the time you should be thinking about what suncreams to buy (note: suncreams usually only last 12 months maximum so throw out any oldies!). Although of course the best way to not burn your skin is to stay out of the direct sun! Wear light clothes, a hat and sunglasses and learn to embrace the coolness of the shade!

Girl on Beach

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Perfect Tea!

This post is taken from a favourite Japanese blog of mine called Wawaza – a treasure trove of fascinating health & beauty tips from the Japanese culture!

How To Best Brew Herbal Teas

Japanese Traditional Senjiru Method

Senjiru (煎じる, to infuse, to decoct) is a Japanese technique you can use at home for brewing herbal teas. It is a time-tested method which yields maximum goodness locked deep in leaves and delivers the optimum aroma, flavor and color.

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Organic Hand Love

I have a pile of lemons (and oranges and grapefruits!) in my kitchen from a recent trip to the sunny climes of Murcia in southern Spain, what to do with them all!? Luckily, lemons are probably one of the most versatile citrus fruits and can be used for many purposes from detoxing the body to cleaning your house, you can use their juice or the oil from their zest. PS: they also freeze really well!


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