Make Your Life Better – 14 Resolutions for 2014

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It’s still resolution time (just about) and I actually thought long and hard about what could make my life better in 2014 than it had been in 2013.

Which things were vacuums of my time but yielded no benefits?

Which activities would make me feel happier and calmer every day if I just took a few minutes to do them?

What would help me end 2014 with a happier healthier body and mind?

The following are what I came up with.

My attempts at them so far have proved that (as difficult as they may be to stick to completely) incorporating them into your life in even some small way can be of huge benefit.

I hope you give some of them a try! You won’t be alone if you do.

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Chemical Free Essentials – John Masters Organics

John Masters in the house!

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That’s right, John Masters Organics makes a range of delicious chemical free organic products that includes shampoos, conditioners, body washes, body milks, hair styling products and lip balm.

If you need it John Masters will make it.

Their products contain 70-100% organic ingredients, their essential oils are steam distilled not extracted using propylene glycol and their plant oils are cold pressed not heat distilled (so they retain their therapeutic properties).

The ingredients are harvested in an environmentally friendly manner and none of their products are tested on animals or contain artificial colours, fragrances, fillers, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, TEAs or GMOs.

Perfect!

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Chemical Free Essentials – Nails

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Nail varnishes are filled with very harsh unwanted chemicals, all of which are absorbed into your nails when you’re wearing them.

But the idea of having colour free nails for the rest of my life was too dull for words.

So I did a little digging and found some brands that don’t use harsh chemicals but still produce beautiful nail polishes and other lotions and potions to keep your nails in mint condition.

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Chemical Free Essentials – Skincare

Right, here’s the lowdown on my favourite chemical free skincare products.

Hand cream, foot cream, face cream, sunscreen, cleanser, sanitizer. You name it, if your skin needs it, it’s here! Continue reading

Chemical Free Essentials – Lipcare

Ever wondered what you’re putting on your lips everyday?

Well chances are it’s lots of chemicals you don’t want anywhere near your face, let alone your mouth!

Here are my suggestions for chemical free alternatives to your usual lip balm or vaseline.

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Chemical Free Essentials – Shampoo

IMG_7769Which shampoos will leave your hair feeling soft, clean and full of volume without the chemicals?

Find out which Paraben and SLS free shampoos I use all the time to keep my tresses in great shape! Continue reading

My Dr Hauschka Daily Routine

IMG_8179 When I decided to switch to natural personal care products  – I attempted to start off as naturally as I could by using completely pure things like grapeseed oil (apparently Emma Stone swears by it) and olive oil as face moisturisers. But this resulted in my skin feeling parched and like sandpaper. It somehow managed to be dry and oily all at the same time!

So I decided to try a brand that uses all natural products but had spent the last 40 years dreaming up weird and wonderful ways to combine them so that their products actually work! Dr Hauschka was my answer.

I’m now a HUGE fan of their products. They’re amazing.  They’re great for sensitive skin, have something for pretty much every condition and are completely chemical free. Here’s what I use everyday to keep my skin happy and in tip-top shape. Continue reading