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Eating With The Seasons

In this weeks post I'm talking about another of natures cycles - that of the seasons. More specifically we are delving into how to eat seasonally. If you haven't heard of seasonal eating before, it simply means to eat the available fruits and vegetables that actually grow at that particular time of the year. This helps us connect with nature because instead of only thinking 'what do I want for dinner' we must take into account what nature has actually provided at the time. As a child I grew up eating a lot of home grown, and thus seasonally available produce. We were not self sufficient, and still made trips to the grocery store, but I remember following the seasons...

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Non Toxic Cleaning Products

If you've read any of my ritual blog posts you will know that I love having a clean home. Being in a space that is clutter free, organised and clean keeps you feeling healthy both mentally and spiritually - however there is no point keeping these aspects of yourself healthy, if you're putting your physical health at risk with harmful chemicals in your cleaning products. In today's post I'm taking you back to a fundamental aspect of holistic living and naturopathic philosophy - that is to establish the foundations of health. We do this by removing obstacles ( as well as ensuring the main determinants of health are in order ). The obstacles I'm referring to today are those harmful chemicals...

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What is Self Care, Really?

 In this post I’m discussing what self care is to me - what the real meaning of the word is, and why I think it is important to practice self care daily. Self care has become a word that is now used for marketing purposes, for catchy titles and for products or habits that are really not - self care. In the mayhem of our modern world it seems as though the true meaning of the word has become lost, and we find ourselves purchasing products, performing long and tedious routines, or feeling as though we must over indulge or spend lots of money in order to be doing ‘self care’ properly. So today, we are getting back to the...

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The Benefits of Indoor Plants

For those of you that follow me on Instagram ( @ Lavenderandcobotanicals ) you may know that I am a huge plant lover, especially when it comes to indoor plants. The reason for this is not only because they look amazing and make great home decor, but also because they form part of my holistic lifestyle. Fore me plants are a must have in our home. They make our space feel inviting, calm, serene and happy. I love using very neutral furniture and decor pieces for the most part ( if you’ve been to our house you’ll know everything is either white, black, grey or wooden ) so the plants also help to bring a bit of life into the space....

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Holistic Morning routine | 2018

If you read my first blog post you know that I'm all about living holistically, so I thought I would share with you my current morning rituals to start my day off right. You may have seen a few of these if you watch my Instagram stories ! For me the mornings are a time for myself; I practice most of my self care rituals in the mornings, plan out my day, my week, maybe next month; I journal, I just take time out for me. The first thing I like to do when I wake up is boil the kettle and make myself a hot cleansing drink; at the moment I have been loving my Cleanse tea . Other...

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