Oh honey, how we love you… on toast, in tea, in my hair and on my face, say what? Honey has so many medicinal properties it is one for the kitchen pantry as well as your first aid kit and your beauty counter. Don’t be shy, dive in, Winnie the Pooh just bathes in the stuff!

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Looking for a natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly skin care product can be tough with all the fake labeling and overwhelming ad's. It is important to read your labels, especially when choosing for your children. Erbaviva's personal care products from mother, to baby to daily life has won the hearts of our home. Gentle aromas and real natural ingredients offer us an enjoyable experience whilst cleansing and moisturizing safely. 

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RECIPE: MAPLE ROASTED PUFF CEREAL

RECIPE: MAPLE ROASTED PUFF CEREAL

After finding myself in the cereal isles buying my daughter a boxed cereal, I realized it was so much easier and cleaner to make our own. We make granola so why not make our own version of a cheerio too. Using maple, cinnamon ,kamut and rice puffs this makes a great snack too!

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Nothing better than a sparkly white toilet which smells like a spa treatment compared to a heavy toxic aroma of bleach. Get that bowl clean, deodorized and sterile using some very simple natural ingredients you should already have in the home! 

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This household staple of essential oils has a long list of primary uses. During the holidays we experience so many needs and wants for this uplifting and disinfecting oil; from hangover cures to all purposes cleaners. Rid the grease from your roasts or your roots! I have included some great recipes in this post. 

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Why not try a little something different this holiday season. Replace those regular oils, butter, seasonings and go with a built in golden butter full of benefits. With hints of turmeric, clove, cardamom, cinnamon just to name a few. It provides the perfect balance whilst indulging; aiding in digestion, inflammation and blood sugar levels!

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Choosing cleaning products can be tough because although they claim to be green or natural there are actually many hidden ingredients you would rather not expose to your home or your family. Making your own cleansers is the future, it is inexpensive, eco-friendly and effective. The house smells incredible too!

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TIP OF THE WEEK: DIFFUSER MAINTENANCE

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TIP OF THE WEEK: DIFFUSER MAINTENANCE

A diffuser can really set the tone the home. Beautiful aromas filling up your four walls. However, it is not so pretty when the water is stale and your diffusers stops working from reside build up. Daily and monthly maintenance is required...

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With the temperature drop outside, we tend to loose heat from our body, leaving most of us with cold hands and feet. A hot foot bath is a great way to recirculate blood and warmth through the body as well as help detox a cold or flu. Read on to know how.

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Last week I delivered the horrifying news on toilet germs, this week I promised to give you a little tip to clean, sanitize and refresh with an anti-bacterial oil. Plus some more nasty facts about the germs which live on your toothbrush... sorry! 

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Whether you have a little one crossing over from the land of fairytales to the land of letters and numbers or you have a big one prepping for the academic pressures of collage applications, stress enters the brain and our environment. We often find stress has wrapped itself around the entire family. There are four categories we need to show the most support when it comes to our mind and our bodies. 

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With the change of season comes the cold. We should start preparing our bodies for what is to come this winter by boosting our immune systems. Using Elderberry as a preventative and a way to treat infections quickly, find out a quick home made syrup which will keep you going for three months at a time!

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Are you searching for a coffee alternative? Something creamy, smooth and full of health benefits. None of the acidity, caffeine or bitterness that coffee holds so strong. It took me years to give up the cappuccino habit, mainly due to smell and my morning ritual. However, thanks to Amara Kitchen I found the Dandy alternative Mocha and all my latte dreams came true.

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STORY TIME: CHILDREN OF THE FOREST

STORY TIME: CHILDREN OF THE FOREST

Deep in the roots of an old pine tree live the children of the forest. Step into a magical world of animals and woodland stories as they adventure through the seasons. We adore any book by Elsa Beskow, this is one of our favorite for fall. Plus a vegan cookie recipe to enjoy while you read to your little one.

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It seems late in the day to be posting about insect repellent, however, global warming is confusing the world. I got by all summer and only now in October am I finding myself being constantly bit by tiny mosquitos. As my blog is relevant to what is going on in our home, it seemed on point to share a DIY bug spray, so maybe for the rest of you- bookmark it for summer...

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As winter approaches and the last days of summer fall way to golden leaves and cooler days, our skin is feeling the change. Dehydrated from the sun's excessive heat and soon to be exposed to dry central heating and toasty fires which suck out even more moisture. Protect your skin with home made body oils, lather up ladies and gents.

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A new world opens up to kiddos once they start eating, a journey into color and taste. From the sun, the moon, the earth and the water we nourish our children. If you are like me you also like to do this with non-toxic materials and in a pretty, tasteful way ( no pun intended lol). Here are some of my essential feeding picks from my favorite online store; Cloth

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ROUTINE & RHYTHM: GRATITUDE LIST

ROUTINE & RHYTHM: GRATITUDE LIST

We live in a society of consumerism. Social media platforms have formed this false sense of self need, want, desire. In turn leaving us full of comparison, judgement and resentment. On top of this we have the reality we live in which also can bring us into this negative space. We all need a daily dose of gratitude, to gain perspective and to be thankful for all that we have inside and out.

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