A Healthier Take on an Anzac Day Tradition

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Apr 252015
 
A Healthier Take on an Anzac Day Tradition

With Anzac Day tomorrow commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, I thought I would bake some Anzac Buiscuits.     This may seem a trivial sort of tribute to pay to those who fought in that terrible battle. But I feel the every day celebration of cooking for our loved ones, […]

Jan 292015
 
Cocoa Butter - Aiding Dry & Damaged Skin

The Many Benefits of Cocoa Butter in Your Skin Care  Products. Cocoa butter has a long history of use as a moisturising agent for dry and damaged skin. Being an emollient that melts at body temperature and is quickly and easily absorbed by the skin, cocoa butters ability to penetrate through the epidermis (the top […]

Jan 272015
 
Grapeseed Oil - Assists Healing & Collagen Production

Grapeseed oil has excellent moisturising properties and works well in face creams, lip balms, hand creams, body butters and massage oils. (Please note, we are looking at grapeseed oil as opposed to grapefruit seed extract – easy to confuse the two as they are both used in skin care products. Grapeseed is a wonderful ingredient to include […]

Jan 262015
 
H2O - Precious Life Giving Water.

Purified Aqua: This is the recommended label statement which shows that water is used in skin care products. The water used for Eco Apothecary skin and body care products is either rain water collected from the roof of the miner’s cottage which has been boiled and cooled, or if due to drought, there is limited […]

Jan 262015
 
Calendula:  (Calendula officinalis) - Marigold/Pot Marigold

Calendula: (Calendula officinalis) Marigold/Pot Marigold.  In my Eco Apothecary products I use Calendula as a tisane, de-alcoholised tincture, infused oil or essential oil. Due to Calendula’s wonderful skin healing and softening  properties, I often use it in more than one form within the same product.   Use of Calendula in Skin Care Calendula, as a plant extract, […]

Honestly! Does This Look Like a Getaway Car to You?!

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Jan 152015
 
Honestly! Does This Look Like a Getaway Car to You?!

To See Ourselves As Others See Us……   Is not always very flattering!   Being an Herbalist may not always be a hugely lucrative vocation, and I do supplement my income with a variety of fill in positions, but really, things are not that bad! They’re actually pretty good! Very positive, and life is good! […]

Rose Coloured Glasses?

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Jan 072015
 
Rose Coloured Glasses?

How Does Our View of the World Affect Our Daily Life? We are all so very different in our outlooks. Even siblings can have totally opposite views and thoughts about life. This was highlighted to me when I applied to study externally as a mature age student at a university where my sister had also […]

Eco Apothecary Night Cream

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Jan 042015
 
Eco Apothecary Night Cream

Eco Apothecary Herbal Infusions Rich Nourishing Night Cream     Eco Apothecary Herbal Infusions Rich Nourishing Night Cream is exactly as the label describes it! Thick, rich and nourishing, this night cream is formulated to moisturise, soften, hydrate and heal the skin as the body rests overnight. By the next morning Eco Apothecary Night Cream’s wonderful natural healing ingredients will have thoroughly […]

Eco Apothecary Day Cream

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Jan 042015
 
Eco Apothecary Day Cream

 Eco Apothecary  Herbal Infusions Moisturising Day Cream   Eco Apothecary Herbal Infusions Moisturising Day Cream is a rich moisturiser intended to nourish & protect facial skin from everyday harsh elements. Testimonials from current clients report softer, more hydrated skin and a softening effect on fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, mouth, forehead and neck […]

The Healing Cup

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Dec 262014
 
The Healing Cup

Tea Tips: What better way to start – or to end – the day, than with a refreshing or relaxing cup of Herbal Tea!   When you pour yourself your favourite cup of Herbal Tea, to gain the benefit of all those wonderful active constituents, it’s important to capture the steam component as well! Otherwise […]

Add Calm and Emotional Balance to Your Day with Serenity Tea

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Dec 272014
 
Add Calm and Emotional Balance to Your Day with Serenity Tea

Serenity Tea: Relaxing and Calming, Serenity Tea will help you chill out at any time. It is especially useful for winding down after a hard day – thereby ensuring you get a good nights sleep. Chamomile/Peppermint/Passionflower/Lemonbalm This relaxing, calming night time tea can actually be used at any time!It is a nervous system and smooth muscle relaxant which […]

Boost Your Vitality with Herbal Spring Tonic Tea

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Dec 272014
 
Boost Your Vitality with Herbal Spring Tonic Tea

Spring Tonic Tea: This Spring Tonic tea is a nutritious antiseptic and antibacterial tea which enhances digestion and absorption of nutrients and stimulates excretion of wastes. It is a mucous membrane tonic for the respiratory tract, enhances circulation and immune function, and is a stimulating restorative for the nervous system.   Spring Tonic Tea: NettleLeaf/Yarrow […]

Shaping Your World

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Dec 062014
 
Shaping Your World

Have the Courage to Follow Your Dreams: We are very fortunate to live in a state of relative freedom. Although the easy boom times may be past for the moment, we still inhabit a country and time where the possibilities are only limited to our own imagination, abilities, energy and commitment. We are ultimately able […]