REMOVING CLEANSER

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What do you remove your cleanser with? A warm flannel? Your hands and a splash of warm water? Did you know that the best thing to use is a household cellulose sponge – you know the ones you get from the supermarket in a pack of 5 for a couple of $. It is gentle on the skin, helps to remove make-up, made from wood fibres so biodegradable, but most … Read More →

EAT 2 BRAZIL NUTS A DAY

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Did you know Brazil nuts are packed full of Selenium. Selenium is a trace mineral required for healthy function of the thyroid gland but more importantly it protects tissues from toxic metals as it binds to them making them less damaging to cells. Selenium along with Zinc and Molybdenum are needed for detoxification. So if you want glowing skin, give your Liver a helping hand with a daily dose of … Read More →

LEMON WATER ON WAKING

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Yes I know you’ve probably heard it before – balances pH, helps with weight loss and helps digestion – but are these substantiated health claims? Well I have looked into the science behind it. Lemon juice in water DOES help hydrate you (and hydration is good for digestion, and fills you up, so maybe good for weight loss) but other than that it provides 30% of your Vitamin C requirements. … Read More →

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR GORGEOUS SKIN

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Essential oils are extracted from plants – the blossom, peel, leaves or bark. The oil captures the plant’s essence in a highly concentrated form and its small molecular size allows easy penetration of the skin. Essential oils have wonderful benefits for the skin. Here are some of them….. Improves skin elasticity Encourages new cell growth Regulates oil production Reduces acne breakouts Reduces the appearance of wrinkles Tones sagging skin Refines … Read More →

MAKE YOUR OWN TOOTHPASTE

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Have you taken a look at the ingredients in your toothpaste? Most use SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, a foaming agent, which is also used in engine degreasers. They also contain TRICLOSAN which has shown links with an increase in allergies and disrupted hormonal development. ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS and ARTIFICIAL COLOURS are also used – the research against these products are too lengthy to list here. Here’s a NATURAL TOOTHPASTE that has NO … Read More →

MAKE YOUR OWN HAND AND BODY WASH

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Make Your Own Hand And Body Wash Despite research on the dangers of many chemicals used in hand and body washes, companies continue to put them in personal care products – why? – because they are cheap to produce. It is scary to think about the effects these chemical laden ingredients have on your health, but don’t despair as here is a super EASY recipe for you to make your … Read More →

SERIOUSLY? OIL PULLING TO CLEAN TEETH AND GET RID OF BAD BREATH?

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I must say when I first heard about oil pulling I was very sceptical. So I went to investigate and this is what I found…. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic tradition dating back 2000 years. It involves swishing oil in the mouth for 10-20 minutes prior to brushing teeth. Supposedly it cleans the mouth by removing bacteria and microorganisms that not only cause bad breath and tooth decay but … Read More →

FINALLY THE REAL DEAL ABOUT WATER INTAKE

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There’s so much information out there about how much water we should be drinking that it gets quite confusing. Here is some research that will help point you in the right direction! WHY DO WE NEED WATER? Water makes up approximately 65% of our body weight, we need to drink water daily to replace water lost due to body functions such as perspiration, breathing, urinating, and bowel motions. It is essential … Read More →

So what is oil pulling? Should you be doing it? What are the benefits?

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I must say when I first heard about oil pulling I was quite sceptical. But I’m willing to give anything a go (well most anything). Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic tradition dating back 2000 years. It helps to REALLY clean the mouth (oral cavity) by removing bacteria and microorganisms that can enter the bloodstream and play havoc with your health. A report released by Dental Health Services Victoria (2011) … Read More →

Get Rid of Cracked Heels

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Do you have cracked heels? Would you like your feet to be soft and smooth? Then read on. Cracked heels stem from both external (dry hot or cool air, build up of skin, lack of moisture, open back shoes, standing for long periods of time) and internal factors (nutritional deficiencies, poor circulation, eczema/psoriasis, advancing age, being overweight). Slight cracking and dryness is more embarrassing than anything but if these cracks … Read More →

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN BABY CARE PRODUCTS?

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Many of the baby products that we know and love contain skin damaging, cancer-causing ingredients such as parabens, sulphates, fragrance, phthalates and petrochemicals (full details below). These can play havoc with a baby’s under-developed immune system (more info at http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=296) . PETROCHEMICALS are a derivative of crude oil. They can be seen in skincare as mineral oil and paraffin. Toxic to the body they clog pores with studies revealing it can caused … Read More →

Zinc – your skin’s best friend

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Does your skin look dull? Is it prone to breakouts? Is it slow to heal? Then you may be low in Zinc. While Voi treats the skin from the OUTSIDE-IN it is equally as important to treat your skin from the INSIDE-OUT to ensure proper cell functioning to optimise your skin’s condition.  Zinc is an essential trace element found in every tissue in the body. It is directly involved in … Read More →

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