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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

DIY Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

Easy Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

A simple homemade body scrub recipe that is not only economical, but is good for you and makes the perfect Mother's Day or "just because" gift.

How I tamed my frizzy hair and reclaimed my curls, naturally.

No more frizzy hair

It can be a challenge finding 100% natural hair products that don't turn your hair into straw. Well I've discovered a hair treatment that has tamed my frizzy hair and reclaimed my curls. 

How to choose ethical skincare + a natural skin care pack for one lucky reader!

Skin care choices; every day we are faced with thousands. Ethically sourced? Chemical free? Free from animal testing? Where do your priorities lie?

Organic skin care. Is it always what it's cracked up to be?

Did you know that many cosmetic companies use the term 'organic' with reference to its chemistry definition - meaning a compound that contains carbon?

The safest cookware: 3 of the best.

When going to the trouble of prepping healthy food, surely it's well worth considering the safety of your cookware. My top choices for best cookware within.

Detox your life in 30 days (with an expert to show you how).

So you want to detox your life, but you have no idea where or how to start? This 30 day course will walk you through and save you from any sense of overwhelm.

Coffee versus tea - the age old debate. Is it time to energise a different way?

This energy tea contains roots and herbs that 'adapt' to your needs. Need a pick me up? This tea is a great coffee alternative.

8 simple steps to a safe sleeping sanctuary

A few simple tweaks can create a healthier, toxic free bedroom and sleeping space.

Is it that time of the month (TOM)? Are your tampons toxic? + a GIVE AWAY!

A woman uses on average 12,000 tampons in her lifetime. The majority of our population however are using tampons laden with pesticides. There is a better option.

The eco friendly, Lemon Lime Cream Cleanser - your healthy homemade Jiff alternative!

Why bring toxic chemicals into your home when we have at our disposal the amazing cleaning power of nature?

The benefits of an Infrared Sauna, an essential instrument in your health tool kit.

If you’re in Melbourne, pencil in an hour in the next week for a complimentary Sunlighten Sauna session (usually $40 – free for THI readers!), and experience the benefits we write about within.

How to test for food intolerance

Would you like to know once and for all, what you can and can't eat for the sake of your health?

A peak inside a night of 'Detox Your Pantry'

An evening of healthy yet decadent food and thought provoking conversation. If you detoxed your pantry today how would you feel?

How to clean your silver, safely.

The environmentally friendly way to spruce up your silver. Dazzle your dinner party guests the eco-friendly way.

How to Detoxify Your Life + tickets now on sale for our "Detox Your Pantry" event in February!

We've put together a few tips on detoxifying your life, to help remove the overwhelm many feel at the beginning of a new year.

A Personal Word on Alcohol and Organic Wine.

I bet you're wondering why on earth I'd write a post about wine. I mean isn't this a wellness site? And where exactly does alcohol fit into wellness? There's method to my madness, I promise.

How to Create a Plastic Free Home

If you've found de-plastifying your kitchen a challenge, just you wait -  the bathroom is a beast!  Here's a few tips I found helpful on my journey to become plastic free.

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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.