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- The Holistic Ingredient.

By sharing my thoughts and experiences around the key ‘holistic ingredients’ fundamental in my path to wellness, I hope to educate, inspire and motivate others to better health.

My Living Blog

Self-sabotage - 5 tips to break free from what's holding you back.

Overcoming self sabotage

Ever wondered “why am I doing this to myself?” We are all masters of standing in our own way sometimes. Here's 5 tips to help you identify and overcome self-sabotaging behaviours.

Focus and Motivation Diffuser Blends.

Focus and motivation diffuser blends

Learn how to better support your goals by selecting essential oil diffuser blends to help clear a foggy mind and fuel your passion; blends that shout "let's do this!" as soon as you enter the room.

Seven simple ways to send less food to landfill.

Reducing food waste

Food waste is a huge global issue and one that starts with us, in the comfort of our kitchen. If you want to make a difference, it starts tonight - with this post and the scraps you gather at dinner.

Relaxing baby massage balm.

relaxing baby balm recipe

When bath time rolls around Mum/Dad and baby can sometimes do with a bit of relaxing and calming. Baby massage is a lovely practice to introduce to your routine. Herewith a beautiful recipe for that very moment.

5 steps towards healing from emotional pain.

5 steps to healing from emotional pain

Emotional pain and suffering comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and the process of healing doesn't come in an all-size-fits-all formula. Here's 5 steps to support you on your healing journey.

Every woman should read this post, vaginal thrush or not.

Vaginal thrush

A highly personal journey through the treatment of vaginal thrush and UTI's and an unexpected test result that finally freed me from their clasp.

Cutting up my credit cards to restore financial health.

Financial health

After reading a life changing book, I chopped up my credit cards; it was time to set myself free from the worries of 'what-ifs' in life and to make financial health a priority. Is it your time too? 

How to make toxic free foaming hand wash.

Foaming hand wash recipe

A foaming hand wash recipe that is both simple to make and good for your health. Choose your aroma combination and off you go!

Why we should foster creativity for greater happiness.

Creativity for happiness

When we’re feeling stressed out, we lose touch with those things that nourish us at a soul level - being still helps us sense what is missing in our lives. Sprinkling creativity across mundane tasks is a great first step towards happiness.

5 of the best kitchen cleaning hacks.

Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

With a few simple ingredients you will simultaneously reduce your toxic load, have THE best smelling house in the street and never walk the cleaning isle of the supermarket again.

One simple tool for reducing overwhelm.

Simple tool to manage overwhelm

Everyone knows the feeling of overwhelm, yet what many of us don't understand is that we actually have far more power over it than we realise.

THI's Ten Hot Tips for a Healthy Christmas.

Ten tips for a healthy Christmas

How many of us come back from our Christmas festivities cursing ourselves for splurging? I'm here today to help preempt our discomfort!

How to make toxic-free face serum.

Homemade face serum

Learn how to make your own face serum in 5 minutes; toxic-free skin care that will reduce the signs of aging and promote clear, healthy skin.

10 reasons why you should slow down to go faster.

10 ways to slow down

Slowing down brings you more focus and presence, allows you to notice more, make more connections and engage more of your own feelings. Here's why you should.

Locally made, crap free strengthening shampoo and conditioner.

Crap free shampoo and conditioner

Crap free shampoo and conditioner that will repair and strengthen your hair, without risk to your health. It promises to love your locks this summer.

How to purchase doTERRA essential oils.

doTERRA essential oils

Purchase these incredible, therapeutic grade essential oils at wholesale price and have them delivered straight to your door, wherever you are in the world.

I'm hiring.

doTERRA business opportunity

Are you big hearted, at your best when in service to others and eager to positively change the lives of others? Same. So why don't we do it together?

A natural and affordable skin care range that your skin will love.

Natural Instinct Skin Care

Tried AND tested. An Australian 100% natural skin care range that is affordable, easily accessible and brought about noticeable results for my skin.

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“Just saying...

... Having an alternating hot and cold shower is better for you than any skin moisturizer you could apply. When you have a hot shower the blood rushes to the skin to keep the body temp down. When cold, it rushes back towards the stomach to maintain the core body temp (of approx. 98.6%) - so the blood is constantly flushing your skin."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Showers.

... Coconut oil is fantastic for skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It also makes for a dreamy hair treatment. Whack a couple of tablespoons into dry hair and let it soak in for about 20 minutes. Beautiful."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Coconut Oil.

... Love the one you’re with and love yourself some more. And if you’re not in a relationship consider how lucky you are that you have SO much love to shower – all over yourself!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Love.

... A good quality yoghurt containing live and active cultures, contains on average 20 percent more protein than the same volume of milk. Look out for brands that provide at least eight to ten grams of protein per serving."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Yoghurt.

... Social support has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, so keeping your social networks alive may well benefit your ticker over time. No excuses then - go call your bestie quick sticks!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Friends.

... Ease occasional indigestion by sipping on peppermint tea after your meal. Peppermint improves the flow of bile, which moves food through the digestive tract more quickly. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Peppermint Tea.

... Green tea can help rev up your workout. The antioxidants and caffeine contained within increase the metabolic generation of heat. Drink a cup 10 minutes before exercising. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Green Tea.

... To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with lavender essential oil. Play soothing music and let the day drift away..."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Lavender Essential Oil.

... Dry eyes? Try increasing your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids which the body uses to produce tears. Consume higher amounts of these fats and say bye to dry eyes."

There's a yummy recipe for Salmon Pizza in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen!

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Salmon.

... Dry skin? Go Avocado! They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Add half an avo to your smoothie, or smash one up on gluten free toast."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Avocado.