Category: Mind & Body


Mind & Body
Five Natural Beauty Swaps You Need Right Now

By Naturopath Amy Hotz Just like the foods we eat, many of the beauty products we use can contain synthetic chemicals that can be harmful to our health and wellbeing. According to the Environmental Working Groups (EWG), ‘the average adult uses 9 personal care products each day, with 126 unique chemical ingredients’. That’s a huge amount of chemicals that we are exposed to, which can be absorbed straight into our bodies through our skin. Why are chemical ingredients harmful? Synthetic chemicals can cause skin

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A Naturopath's Guide: Why you need to try a clay mask for glowing skin

By Naturopath Amy Hotz There’s something very luxurious and relaxing about putting on a face mask. Taking the time to apply a face mask has long been one of my favourite beauty rituals. It’s not only therapeutic for your skin, but also for your soul. So I was very excited to try the all-natural Pure Rhassoul Clay Mask by Akhal. What are the key ingredients of this product? I absolutely adore the simplicity of this single ingredient product. Made from 100% pure Rhassoul

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5 scary ingredients hiding in your humble lip balm

Perhaps not as innocent as it looks or as good for you as it smells, your little lip balm may have been made with some not-so-healthy ingredients. Our Nutritionist debunks five ingredients to to look out for when choosing your next lip balm. 1. Petroleum Jelly Turns out several brands of a popular, super-commercial lip/multi-purpose ointment are made with 96% petroleum jelly…and just 4% paw paw extract. Highly refined and processed, petroleum jelly is an oil industry by-product. Ointments with a petroleum jelly

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Kate Kendall's 5 meditation tips for staying on your A-game in 2017

We're all guilty of letting the roller coaster of life carry us to a place of stress, worry or discomfort and never really taking a moment to stop. But sometimes it's important to take a step back and just breathe. We sat down with Kate Kendall (aka Active Yogi) to get her top 5 meditation tips for when you are feeling like you need a little reset. Kate is the Co-Founder and Yoga Director at Flow Athletic, Blackmores Yoga and Wellbeing Coach and host of

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How to know if you are washing your hair with car chemical cleaners

Are you careful about what goes in your body? What about on it? Specifically, your hair? We’ve investigated what’s going on in the haircare industry, and believe us – it’s not pretty. The shelves are lined with shampoos, conditioners and hair products that promise to give you silky, shiny and sweet-smelling hair that’s soft to the touch. But it’s not healthy; it’s just good marketing. Behind the scenes, brands are creating and selling chemical cocktails. We’re not being dramatic.

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Melissa Ambrosini's 5 Ways to Hack Your Health

Feeling a little frazzled as we are nearing the end of another huge year on the what seems like the treadmill of life? We get it! So, we sat down with bestselling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and self-love teacher Melissa Ambrosini to find out her top 5 health hacks to help you thrive at your best, always. Melissa is on a mission to inspire women across the globe to create a heart-centred life one that’s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. So

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