The Miracles of Garlic and a Recipe for Fermented Garlic Paste

The Miracles of Garlic and a Recipe for Fermented Garlic Paste

Garlic is an incredibly powerful medicinal food. From fighting cancer to reducing infections to preventing premature aging. There's nothing this little bulb can't do. However, how you prepare it makes a big difference in its health benefits. Like did you know that garlic doesn't actually contain allicin? I'm really nerding out in this post, so get ready to learn a lot and then head to your kitchen to try my recipe for Fermented Garlic Paste!

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From VOC to DIY – Natural Air Fresheners

From VOC to DIY – Natural Air Fresheners

Most Air Fresheners, whether it's a Febreze-like product you spray, a toxic little tree you hang in your car or something you plug into a socket, aren't actually making the air 'fresh', they're masking odours with a toxic mixture of chemicals. A single scented product can have hundreds of chemicals in it to create its 'signature scent'. Learn simple DIY ways to naturally freshen your air.

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DIY Hand Sanitizer

DIY Hand Sanitizer

The majority of hand sanitizers on the market use alcohol, triclosan and artificial fragrances
The best defence against getting sick is hand-washing, but what about when you're out on the go and can't access a sink? Or when the only soap available is the toxic-laden, anti-bacterial kind? This is why I carry my own natural DIY Hand Sanitizer with me at all times, so I can avoid the toxic pink junk in most public bathrooms! 

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Fizzy Fermented Drinks - Beet Kvass

Fizzy Fermented Drinks - Beet Kvass

Beets are an incredible local superfood. Their deep red colour is due to phytonutrients called betalains. Betalains are potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and they support liver detoxification. With beet kvass, not only do we get the nutritional benefits of beets, but we also get a healthy dose of probiotics. Win win!

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Spring Detox — Mind, Kidneys and Bowels

Spring Detox — Mind, Kidneys and Bowels

Spring - a time to cleanse our external and internal environments. To shake out the dust and let a fresh breeze in. This May, I'm delighted to be offering a 21 Day Detox at Octopus Garden. Will you be there with us in spirit? Each week, I'll be writing about how to open the body's 'detoxification channels' and sharing a delicious recipe for you to come along on this journey with us.
 

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Healthy Teeth and Gums

Healthy Teeth and Gums

I make several lines of natural toothpastes for nutritionists and naturopaths who want healthy products to sell to their clients and the feedback from everyone has been overwhelmingly positive- cleaner mouth, whiter teeth, healthier gums, fresher breath, amazing dental visits.

In this post, I'll share my dental routine and a few recipes for you to try.

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Winter Skin Care

Winter Skin Care

Rub your hands together -do they feel soft and silky? What about your elbows? Heels? 
Winter has been long and harsh this year and for some of us, our skin is starting to show it. This week on the blog, I'll take you through my best tips for keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized during winter weather.

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