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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Product of the month of March!


This little pot of balm is AMAZING! Egyptian Magic has been around for a while, but I only just got round to buying a pot last month. It is made only from Olive oil, Beeswax, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Honey and Propolis extract. So no synthetic nasties lurking anywhere. Unfortunately it might have cost a few airmiles, but one pot at least should last you a while! Continue reading “Product of the month of March!”