Getting started with Moon magick

Since ancient times, the Lunar Goddess has reigned as the feminine force of the Moon. The Moon’s divine energy is a great force which we draw power and strength from during rituals and lunar magick plays an important role for us as we honour the Goddesses, utilising each lunar phase within our spell workings and…

Natural no-nos: Hidden enemies on your bathroom shelf

Are there hidden enemies on your bathroom shelf? Many years ago now, I embarked on a new adventure of exploration; a journey into the world of natural and organic products. My aim was to detox myself of harsh chemicals lurking in many household products and cosmetics. Some, such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) I was…

M.E./CFS: The silent illness

In my experience of helping people with M.E, I have found that this illness is silent. Most people are not heard. They’re not heard by their doctors, most of the medical profession and friends and family. Inside, the person is silently screaming; looking for some sort of relief and although the hospitals go through the…

5 benefits of choosing a natural perfume

From time immemorial perfumes have been all natural botanical formulae. Chanel No 5 was the first mass-marketed perfume to utilize synthetics on a large commercial scale  The first perfume house to use synthetics was a French house called Houbigant after Coumarin was isolated from Tonka Beans in 1868. Some reasons for synthetic compounds to be…

Fertility through herbs – A natural approach

Planning a family is an exciting and unifying stage in the process of fulfilling your life’s potential. It is a time when you become increasingly aware that having a baby is a gift of Nature. It follows that natural form of medicine would be a preferred path in assisting you throughout from preconception to postnatal…

Immunity – your first line of defence

Immunity is undoubtedly the first line of defence between your body and the outside world. Thus, supporting it through maintaining its strength is vital for good health. It is never too late to give your immune system a helping hand! There are many things you can do to keep the immune system in good shape….

Winter blues? Beat SAD naturally

If you suffer with episodes of recurring low moods or depression during winter months, you may be suffering with Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. Classical symptoms of SAD include needing more sleep than usual, low mood, lethargy and a general lack of interest in ordinary things. Seasonal Affective Disorder is usually worsened during…

How to banish your phobias

Do you suffer with a phobia that is preventing you from living the life that you dreamed of? If so, you are not alone. From a fear of spiders to fears of flying, phobias affect around one in ten of the general population. Real figures are likely to be higher, however, as many people keep…

Top 5 guilt-free (blissful) chocolates

Calling all sweet-toothed chocoholics out there (and yes, I am a self-professed member of the club).  Did you know that there’s more to chocolate than the run of the mill supermarket varieties? The ones which often include low levels of cocoa, cow’s milk and high level of refined sugar?  Cow’s milk and refined sugar, whilst…

4 tips to treat eczema naturally

Are you a sufferer of eczema, medically known as dermatitis? If so, according to fineskin.com you are not alone. Eczema is fairly commonly occurring – approximately 1 in 10 people in the world will be affected by it at some point in their lives. Eczema symptoms include swollen, red, inflamed patches of scaly skin in…