We take water for granted. So much so that we don't drink it. Only two out of five people drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. Our brains and blood are mostly water, we need water to regulate our body temperature and even to breathe! We all know what it's like to be … Continue reading Water for your health and Beauty: Why you really need it
Green tea originated in China thousands of years ago. It has many health benefits including the treatment of heart ailments, brain health and even weight loss.
Fennel is a member of the parsley family and is native to southern Europe, more specifically the Mediterranean. Fennel tastes a little like liquorice and is widely used in food and medicine. Because of it's anti-inflammatory and soothing properties it is widely used to soothe digestive discomfort. Fennel can also be used as a beauty … Continue reading Are you a spicy beauty #5: The beauty benefits of fennel seeds
Clove THIS IS THE FOURTH IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON HOW YOU CAN USE THE HERBS AND SPICES IN YOUR KITCHEN AS PART OF YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE. Cloves are native to Indonesia's Maluku spice islands. They have been used in cooking and as medicinal remedies for centuries. We all know the smell of orange … Continue reading Are you a spicy beauty? How to use Clove as a beauty treatment
This is the third in a series of articles on how you can use the herbs and spices in your kitchen as part of your skincare routine. Cultivated for over 3500 years, saffron has been used to treat colds, coughs, stomach issues, urinary problems, insomnia, flatulence, and even heart trouble. The Greeks sailed all over the world … Continue reading Are you a spicy beauty? How to use saffron as a beauty treatment!
Turmeric This is the second instalment in the series of posts about the beauty benefits of the herbs and spices in your kitchen and how you can use them as beauty treatments. Most people think of bright yellow turmeric as the spice that gives rice and curries their distinctive colour but there is a lot … Continue reading Are you a spicy beauty? How to use Turmeric as a beauty treatment!
We all love a spa day. Getting pampered and scrubbed. You leave the place all shiny and soft..smelling vaguely of essential oils and rose water...your credit card still reeling... Here are a few tips and recipes to create those spa results from the comfort of your own home without the associated credit card melt-down!