Super Simple Strawberry, Coconut & Lavender Ice Cream (V)

Apparently ‘alternative’ ice cream flavours are trendy this year, including a pear and blue cheese flavour available at an artisan store in London, and a naan bread flavour option also available in the UK, made from a restaurant’s leftover naan bread (of course). This recipe is probably more inviting than cheese or bread flavoured iceContinue reading “Super Simple Strawberry, Coconut & Lavender Ice Cream (V)”

Calming Chamomile Skin Balm (For dry skin, eczema & psoriasis)

During Autumn and early Winter, the air tends to be drier (despite the rainfall….), causing skin to also become dry and prone to irritation. Add to that the fact that many of us are spending lots of time inside with central heating, we’re exposed to dry air a lot at this time of year. ThisContinue reading “Calming Chamomile Skin Balm (For dry skin, eczema & psoriasis)”

DIY Soothing Springtime Facemask

If the Spring season has your skin feeling irritated and itchy, or you’re suffering from a few too many late nights and sunshine fuelled celebrations, this easy kitchen cupboard facemask is here to soothe and soften. With antibacterial, hydrating, collagen-boosting, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this is a simple way to feel revitalised and is one toContinue reading “DIY Soothing Springtime Facemask”

Hibiscus Iced Tea

This is one of those recipes that creates something supremely luxurious and tasty, and is a real treat for guests, yet it’s SO simple and takes minimal effort. Whilst cold brew coffee is having a moment right now, with every high street coffee shop offering their own version of creamy, caffeinated goodness, iced tea hasContinue reading “Hibiscus Iced Tea”

Blueberry + Lavender Pudding Pots

Warm Spring evenings are complemented by lighter foods and cooling desserts, and this one is perfect for serving at a gathering or dinner with friends. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, fiber, potassium, phytonutrients, and vitamins C and B6. They’re a well known superfood, and are one of the best foods to consume in order to help maintainContinue reading “Blueberry + Lavender Pudding Pots”

Natural, Homemade Lavender Facial Exfoliator

With the intention of cutting down on both chemicals and costs, many of us are now experimenting with making our own, natural products to use around the home. First up from me is a natural face exfoliator. Since we’re well in to Spring now, it’s still a good time to be shedding our Winter coatsContinue reading “Natural, Homemade Lavender Facial Exfoliator”

Your Healing Home

  When we seek out relief from pain, athletic enhancement, mood-boosters, or need to relax, many of us reach for something man made. We take pills of pain-relief, drink alcohol to relax, or consume sugary & processed food and drinks to boost energy levels. But did you know – these processed substances can actually doContinue reading “Your Healing Home”

Mindful Monday: Sleep Well

If you find it difficult to get a decent night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Around 51% of the UK have problems sleeping, and over half of American citizens too – with about 10% having fully diagnosed insomnia. It was Warren Zevon who said ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’, (after doing some research in to hisContinue reading “Mindful Monday: Sleep Well”