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Spicy Orange Salad-Great Kick start of a calming week

~Saturday Recipe: Spicy Orange Salad , Great Kick start of a calming week~ Oranges are full of vitamin C, fiber, and have a calming, sedative effect. A great food for summer to keep cool, and stay calm. Ingredients: 6 oranges 4 to 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1...

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Lemongrass and Ginger Cooler – Yum yum for Summer

~Saturday Recipe: Lemongrass and Ginger Cooler - Yum yum for Summer~ Refreshing and grounding, a great drink for warm, humid days. Ingredients: 2 sticks lemongrass (trim the base and remove outer skin, and bruise the white part) 1 inch mature ginger root (peeled and...

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Grounding time through Base Chakra and Heart-Warming Blend

~Grounding time through Base Chakra and Heart-Warming Blend~    The holiday season can be an emotional and unsettling time for many people, as the media keeps telling us.  However, this need not be so, and being more in touch with, and balancing, the base chakra can...

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~Lemon-Ginger-Turmeric Iced Tea~

~Lemon-Ginger-Turmeric Iced Tea~ Summer is now here. Sunny days at the beach, or in the mountains to escape the heat. Relaxing weekends besides the pool, or in the shade at a park. Holidays spent travelling and visiting relatives, with big feasts and lots of Christmas...

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Aromatic Chakras?

Aromatic Chakras? Even with the increasing popularity and awareness of complementary medicine and modalities, and a more natural approach to maintaining health and well-being, the philosophy behind chakras, and how this fits into the healing picture is poorly...

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Camphor Muscle Soothing Cream

Camphor Muscle Soothing Cream This is a lovely light cream which is good for sore, tired muscles, and works especially well with cold, chilled muscles that are so common over the winter months. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tsp beeswax pellets 5 drops camphor oil...

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Lymphatic Detox Massage to Fight Off Cellulite and Aging

Lymphatic Detox Massage to Fight Off Cellulite and Aging.   ‘Cellulite’, and ‘aging’, words that strike fear and dread into the hearts of many women.   Cellulite occurs in most postpubescent women, a review gives a prevalence of 85 to 98%. Cellulite is the...

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Thai-Inspired Mini Kaffir Lime Tarts

Makes 18 Mini Tarts Ingredients: Kaffir Lime Curd Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup butter 4 eggs 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup lime juice Zest of 1 kaffir lime Pastry Crust Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/4...

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Turmeric and Coconut Cake (Vegan)

Turmeric and Coconut Cake (Vegan) Why not enjoy the health enhancing benefits of turmeric in a delicious and colourful, not to mention healthy, cake?  Best enjoyed with a tumeric latte. Ingredients: 3 cups self rising flour 2/3 cup sugar 1 tbsp turmeric 1 ½ cups...

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Turmeric, Why All The Fuss?

Turmeric, Why All The Fuss? Turmeric is all the rage at the moment, and for good reason.  However, there’s more to tumeric than just the friendly yellow powder used in curries, supplements, and tumeric lattes. White Turmeric is often referred to as Zedoaria or Amba...

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Best Anti-Aging Wonders For Our Skin ~ Geranium

When it comes to skin care, essential oils such as lavender and rose, and even neroli, are usually the ones which spring to mind.  They are often seen as the ‘superstars’ of skin care, and are widely used to help soothe the skin, and to maintain a youthful appearance....

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Best Anti-Aging Wonders For Our Skin

When it comes to skin care, essential oils such as lavender and rose, and even neroli, are usually the ones which spring to mind.  They are often seen as the ‘superstars’ of skin care, and are widely used to help soothe the skin, and to maintain a youthful appearance....

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Thai Herbal Baths For Health And Beauty

Taking a bath is more than just keeping clean.  Throughout the ages baths have also been used for maintaining good health, and as a beauty enhancer.  Pharaoh Cleopatra, a highly intelligent and ruthless ruler, is better known for her beauty, and bathing in asses milk...

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Ancient Thai wisdom for Autumn remedy 🙂

With desk jobs, long commutes, and a mostly sedentary lifestyle becoming more common, so many of us are experiencing tired and sore muscles.  Even if you do lead a very active lifestyle, the muscles will complain from time to time, and make you well aware of their...

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Get yourself ready for Autumn!

Just as the trees change colour and prepare to shed their leaves in winter, so we too should look towards shedding our summer selves as we head into the cooler weather. Summer’s dry weather and hot sun can leave us coated with layers of tired old skin, and the festive...

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It must be love ! Your’re love, I’m love

With Valentine’s Day so close, romance and looking after yourself and your partner are on the minds of so many of us. Of course, it’s not just on Valentine’s Day that we should consider introducing a little more romance into our lives. Studies have shown that many...

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How do you look after your skin this Summer?

Once again, summer is upon us, and for much of Victoria, it has come suddenly and with vengeance. After such a long and mild spring, the sudden increase in temperature can have a quite detrimental impact upon the body, with the skin suffering most of all. While we all...

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What exactly is ‘lymphatic drainage’ massage ?

Some of the benefits can be seen almost immediately, with a reduction in swelling, especially around the ankles, and improved skin appearance, especially on the face. One of the latest buzz phrases is lymphatic drainage.  Although this phrase is often used in...

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