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Organic Sanitary Items – with Aimee Marks Posted on June 28, 2016 | No Comments

In 2005, Aimee Marks, founder of TOM Organic, was given a school assignment to design packaging for a product that hadn’t changed in 10 years, she chose tampons. As she was copying the list of ingredients into her prototype, she became concerned. What was viscose rayon and polypropylene? More importantly, what was it doing to our bodies? It was then she realized the necessity for organic, chemical-free feminine hygiene products that genuinely care about women’s health. It was then, that TOM Organic was born.

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Natural Gifts for New Mum and Baby Posted on May 4, 2016 | No Comments

I loving giving presents that are useful and in this case, non-toxic, so I sat down with all of the new mums in my life and asked them what were the best present they received as a first time mum was and why. If you’re ready to become the friend or family member of the year, this one’s for you.

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Why I Turn My Wi-Fi Off At Night Posted on February 16, 2016 | No Comments

As Wi-Fi is a relatively new thing, the jury is still out regarding whether or not it poses any risk to our health. There are passionate arguments for and against and as such, I want you to understand that I’m not here to argue either side of the equation. At this stage, it’s a matter…

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How to open a Coconut: Coco Jack hits Australia Posted on January 12, 2016 | No Comments

We all love a fresh coconut, but I am the first to admit opening these things can be a nightmare and a half (I used to have to wait for my husband to get home to open one for me). Not only that, once you’ve hacked away at it with a knife, the kitchen (well at least my kitchen), was covered in shreds of young coconut shell. After searching you-tube only to find demonstrations by the pros (who were clearly born with the coconut opening gene), I stumbled across the Coco Jack and for the first time ever I thought to myself, I can do that!

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6 Herbs You Should Grow in Your Garden Posted on July 31, 2014 | No Comments

Starting a herb garden is a lot easier than you think and the benefits are endless – no last minute runs to the grocery store, no food wastage (no leftover soggy herbs in your fridge), they are extremely low cost – saving you money, they are full of nutritional benefits and pack a whole host of delicious fresh flavours… what more could you ask for? Today I list the 6 herbs you should be growing at home and why they are so important to achieving good health.

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The dehydrator that didn’t cost me a fortune Posted on July 9, 2014 | 13 Comments

Activating nuts were one of my non-negotiables, but to be honest, drying them in the oven for 12-24 hours on the lowest temperature wasn’t something I was thrilled about (nor did I have the time to do it). To overcome this problem, I used to spend a small fortune purchasing activated varieties from the health food store. This seemed to work well UNTIL I moved in with my partner and I quickly realised he was going to send us broke on the consumption of activated nuts alone. I knew I had to find another solution. I started to do some research on dehydrators… Today I reveal my inexpensive and still very impressive find that will save you hours in the kitchen…

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