• Garlic for Health
    Garlic is a pantry staple. However, many people don’t realise just how powerful this widely used kitchen herb is for health. Daily use can support the body in a multitude of ways.
    Posted: Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Self care ideas for when life gets crazy
    Many of us – especially those with mental issue issues – are worried, stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Even those who don’t usually suffer with anxiety and stress are finding things tough and feeling powerless.

    So we’ve put together a few ways you can help look after yourself. Even better, they are free!
    Posted: Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Elderflower: Nature's cold & flu fighter
    Famously been referred to as ‘The medicine chest of the Country People’, Elder has a long medicinal history. The flowers and berries have anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

    As well as supporting the body with fevers and flu, Elder may help reduce allergies and boost the immune system.
    Posted: Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Herbs for immune health
    We love herbs and their supportive powers. Here are some of our favourite herbs to to help support our immunity and use the power of nature to combat viral infections.
    Posted: Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Eco-friendly alternatives to balloons
    Balloons can be a real risk for our wildlife including fish, turtles, seabirds and more. If they end up in the ocean, they won’t biodegrade and can be eaten by sealife or birds who mistake them for food.
    Fortunately, there are eco-friendlier alternatives to balloons.
    Posted: Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Why we love Earth's Kitchen Sunscreen
    We are incredibly fussy about what sunscreen we stock, and this is the only one that passes our rigorous screening process.
    Find out why we love it....
    Posted: Monday 3 February 2020
  • Eco-friendly(er) back to school guide
    It’s back to school season. And that means buying school supplies. So we’ve got you and your kid/s covered with some ways to be more planet-friendly as they head back to school.
    Posted: Monday 20 January 2020
  • Worried kid?  Try magnesium, nature's original chill pill
    If your child is struggling with school, feeling stressed, anxious or worried, magnesium can help. It's nature's calmer and can help reduce worry and stress - naturally.
    Posted: Monday 20 January 2020
  • Not all plastics are the same
    Due to significant changes to the global recycling market, plastics grades 3 to 7 are no longer accepted at the kerbside recycling or at transfer stations in Northland (and most of NZ).
    These types of plastic make up a huge amount of the plastic used. Almost all yogurt, dips, and takeaways come in unrecyclable plastic packaging.
    Here are some ways you can help to reduce your plastic usage and waste!
    Posted: Thursday 16 January 2020
  • Simple spray to freshen up a stinky dog
    Life is great with a dog. But a stinky one can make life less enjoyable. If your dog smells less than fresh, give this simple DIY spray a go. It takes just two ingredients and can really help your dogs coat look and most importantly - smell - better.
    Posted: Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • How to use Castile Soap
    When it comes to a general all-rounder, Castile soap is one of our favourites. It has so many uses – from shampoo and body wash to cleaning, laundry and more.
    So we’ve put together some of our favourite ways to use this versatile product.
    Posted: Thursday 21 November 2019
  • Caring for your Menstrual Cup
    Keeping your Menstrual Cup clean and sanitised is key to the health of your cup and your vagina. It might seem like a bit to start with, but once you get the hang of keeping your cup clean it is easy-peasy. Here are some tips for looking after your menstrual cup.
    Posted: Monday 4 November 2019
  • Natural Pet Care for Fireworks
    We’re about to head into that time of year – fireworks. For some it’s really exciting, but for many pet owners it is very stressful.

    So here are a few ideas to help keep your pets cool and calm this year.
    Posted: Wednesday 30 October 2019
  • 2 Natural Homemade Cleaning recipes
    Without realising it, we can often fill our homes with toxic chemicals from our cleaning products. But it can be easy and simple (and cost very little) to get your home sparkling clean without any nasties.
    Posted: Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Aquafaba-lous vegan chocolate mousse
    Did you know that the liquid from chickpeas can be used as an egg-white substitute? It can be used in pavlova, aioli & mayo, as well as this delicious chocolate mousse.

    It's egg-free, vegan and uses something that would otherwise be food waste. And it's absolutely delicious and you'd never know it was healthy
    Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2019

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