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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Beauty That Lasts

I have been inspired to write this post in response to two things I saw last week.

One was a documentary about Greece (with the dishy Simon Reeve on the BBC) in which I saw the most enormous landfill site, in fact the biggest in Europe, just outside Athens. A truly disturbing site, that made me feel nauseous.

Second, on a lighter note, was the great website by Tara Button called ‘Buy Me Once’. A site which sells only items from manufacturers that can guarantee that their product will last a lifetime, if it breaks it can be mended to full, operational functionality. Adios planned obsolescence!

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Early Spring Clean…

…ok so it’s not quite Spring yet, but it does feel like it’s so close due to this surprisingly warm weather we have had for winter! If it is due to climate change then all the more reason to be that little more ecologically aware, make your green footprint even bigger starting from today!

But back to the body – in winter our skin can become like a lizard’s and needs to be sloughed, brushed and buffed back to shiny, smooth perfection! Our circulation too can be sluggish as perhaps we spend more time inside on the sofa or in bed hibernating! The best way to wake up and renew our skin is by  dry body brushing, an old, old technique that really works.


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A Yogi Bride

My dear friend and yoga teacher got married this summer in the beautiful mountains of Italy and had a ceremony in Holland. I am sure you will agree that she looked stunning on the day! In preparation for her wedding she came to me for some organic makeup advice as she had planned to do her own makeup on both occasions and wanted to know what to do and what natural beauty products she could use.

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A Bohemian Bride – Organic wedding makeup

I have been doing some bridal makeovers recently and I was super happy to be asked to use only organic, eco-friendly makeup and beauty products for Xochi Balfour’s wedding in June. Xochi runs her own blog ‘The Naturalista‘ and is passionate about green-living, sustainability and ethical practices, therefore she wanted her bridal makeup to be in line with her beliefs. Marcus_Dawes_167

For her bridal makeover these are some of the products I used:

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