My home is my sanctuary, and I find great joy in making it a multi-sensory experience befitting of the many different purposes it serves. The new Wellness organic essential oil blends make it easy to shift the ambience from work to play, and everything in between. I simply choose from one of the tailored formulations - whether it’s time to Boost my focus, Calm my mind, Breathe in a new day, or prepare myself to Dream…
With the new year comes a new set of opportunities and – let’s be real – challenges. I’m grateful to be heading into 2022 armed with some medicinal mushroom mood magic! Goodmind has combined reishi, cordyceps and lion’s mane in their 100% natural smart supplement formulated to improve the body’s response to stress, promote better sleep, and optimise overall cognitive wellbeing. Two little capsules a day really do make all the difference to my state of mind.
Summer time is schvitz time! While I must admit to experiencing my fair share of natural deodorant disasters, there are some wonderful options that actually work. One of my favourites is the Ginger & Jasmine roll-on and spray from Salt of the Earth. I love walking around smelling both fruity and floral, and the formula offers long-lasting protection without marking my clothes. The best part? It’s all-natural, vegan, and free from any nasty ingredients like aluminium chloralhydrate, parabens, and alcohol.
While I want to take the best possible care of my skin, I also really love spending time outdoors and soaking up the sun. My fair skin burns easily, regardless of how much sunblock I lather on it. I’m grateful to have discovered the Rescue Me All Purpose Soothing Gel, which I now keep on hand all summer long! It’s great for soothing and supporting the healing of everything from sunburns to itchy bites and generally irritated skin. The anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties of manuka honey make it even more of a must for your natural first-aid kit.
I really love flowers – in my home, in my hair, in my food, on my clothes – you name it. Most recently, I’ve discovered a wonderful way to incorporate florals into my daily skincare regime. Hugo Apothecary’s vegan-friendly botanical skincare products harness the naturally beautifying properties of the best local and internationally sourced floral ingredients. While the range has something for everyone, my favourites are the gentle Soothing Gel Cleanser, refreshing Hydrating Toner, and silky smooth Hydrating Mask.
Silly season has come and gone, and I’m ready to reprioritise my health and fitness (said everyone, every year, but it’s always worth another try). The innovative Vanilla MCT Oil from Lifematrix is a great performance booster, supporting sustained energy, lean muscle growth and fat metabolism while providing extra nutritional support and accelerating nutrient absorption. I’ve even noticed better digestive health since adding it to my morning coffee and smoothies.
I’ve always viewed digestive health as a crucial component of my overall wellbeing, and am a bit of a gut geek when it comes to the latest and greatest in probiotic advancements. The experts at Rawbiotics have left me suitably impressed by their multi-strained, live-fermented, non-freeze-dried liquid probiotics. I take a shot of the Daily Balance every morning, and my partner swears by the Gut Correct formulation to help regulate and relieve his digestive disorders. The Defence option is great for times when my immunity needs a bit of bolstering, and there’s even a Kids version for healthy little ones.
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The new ABC of health is here: absorb, benefit, and cleanse! Bettamed’s Cleanse and Recover capsules are filled with immune-supporting ingredients like vitamins A and C, zinc and selenium, as well as fulvic acid, which unlocks the body’s absorption and waste removal potential. I swear by the unique formulation to help me get the most nutrients out of my food and ensure that my body is effectively removing toxins and fighting off infections in a pretty toxic and – well – infected world.