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A Round up of the best Herbal Nervines

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A Round up of the best Herbal Nervines

  If you find yourself struggling with anxiety or insomnia, herbal nervines can really help.  When I grow these herbs and connect with them on an energetic level they are like sweet comforting friends who know just when to give a hug and just when to tell you to get up and dust yourself off and keep going.   Lemon Balm I use this for my kids all the time, it is one of those gentle safe herbs that not only smell good but taste good too.  It calms the mind, releives anxious jitters and prepares us for sleep. Use...

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Why you should grow your own herb garden!

Why you should grow your own herb garden!

  If you have been following me for a little while, you would have seen me mention that I have grown my own herbs since I was about 12.  I was given a herb book by my Nana and at the front of it is the most beautiful hand drawn illustrations of garden plans for creating your own herb garden.  Something in those drawings and the descriptions simply captured my heart and began a lifelong love of herbs.  I think everyone should experience the joy of growing herbs.  They are some of the easiest plants to grow, if you are...

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My Story

My Story

  I just wanted to share my story with you all over here on the blog in a little bit more depth.   A few years ago I was stressed, overworked with two kids whose pregnancies and new born phases I worked through, even sending emails from the hospital bed hours after giving birth.  I did not stop.  I was working for myself in the demanding wedding industry, doing flowers, styling and running a hugely successful hire business.  And then after I had my second child and tried to do it all again, I crashed.  My health deteriorated.  I had crazy...

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How to make a Calendula Oil and Balm

How to make a Calendula Oil and Balm

Calendula are such bright cheery little blooms.  Their golden faces open to greet the morning sun and at sunset they close up as though going to sleep.  They are rich in compounds so beneficial for skin and wound healing, but are gentle and soothing.  Making an infused oil with their blossoms is a simple way to add this helpful ally into your home herbal first aid. The first step is to use where possible, home grown or certified organic blooms.  Calendula are so simple to grow in many climates all around Australia and their seeds are readily available.  They are...

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How to help prevent stretch marks

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How to help prevent stretch marks

I get asked about stretch marks nearly every week.  I have two children and each time I was pregnant my belly just could not cope with all the stretching. It was itchy and very sensitive. I wish I knew then what I know now.  One of the main things I learned is to make sure you are getting enough zinc and magnesium. Zinc deficiency is one of the main reasons for stretch marks.  Both are very important for pregnant women internally as well as for mood. Oils are great to keep the skin supple and moisturised, even very simple like...

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