The wonders of peppermint

Peppermint extract and peppermint oil (Link for UK peeps!) are used both in baking and in multiple household everyday items to flavor and fragrance a variety of things from cookies and hot chocolate to soap, toothpaste, and mouthwashes. Peppermint is a sterile, hyrbid plant that’s made up of a blend of watermint and spearmint. First known to be…

Lavender aromatherapy helps us get a good night’s sleep

Using Lavender to relax, calm and induce a good nights sleep is not a new concept, just look at all the lavender infused eye masks, lavender pot pourri, lavender room sprays, etc. on sale. New evidence, however, suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may well be a way to restore balance and aid sleep….

Getting your Beauty Sleep

BEAUTY SLEEP Sleep is nature’s way of restoring and recharging both mind and body for a new day. It supports brain function, emotional wellbeing, and it’s not called beauty sleep for nothing; sleep really is the best anti-ageing treatment there is, helping to restore brightness to your skin. When it comes to your beauty routine, sleep…

Finally made the Chrysanthemum tea!

It really did not take long at all. The hardest part was drying out the flowers. I placed them in a shallow dish on the window sill in the kitchen, which happens to get a lot of sun. It took 2 or 3 days before they were completely dry. Then for the fun part. Put…

Chrysanthemums

One of the wonderful things about moving is you get to see what wonders will appear month after month in your garden; this month my favorite is these adorable chrysanthemums in such a beautiful bright yellow. They just look so summery and yet it’s nearly November. Chrysanthemum tea is surprisingly easy to make yourself and yet…