Natural remedies for child skin ailments

If your little one has suffered from nappy rash, cradle cap or their skin is dry and prone to eczema flare ups, these tried and tested natural remedies are definitely worth a try. All of them are gentle to the skin, however if your child’s eczema or any other skin condition is severe, always consult with your […] Read more…

Keep away from children – ingredients to avoid in baby skincare products

When it comes to babies and children, all parents have one thing in common – we all want to give them the best things in life. This, I’m sure, applies to all aspects of care, including skin care. But as babies’ and children’s skin is much more sensitive than ours, it is especially important to make […] Read more…

Skin care ingredients to avoid when pregnant and/or breastfeeding

Most expectant Mums are well-informed about which foods to avoid when pregnant, however very few pregnancy guides or books offer advice on skin care products and ingredients which should equally be avoided or not used at all, due to their potential to harm an unborn baby. Some skin care ingredients have the ability to cross […] Read more…

My six golden rules for deciphering skin care labels & ingredient lists

The regulations behind cosmetics safety are more than a complex issue so this post, along with others that will follow, can only attempt to scratch the surface of the topic but I hope it/ they will offer a useful starting point for those of you who want to pay a bit more attention and want […] Read more…

My 5 essential accessories for cloth nappying

We’ve being using cloth nappies nearly six months now and I feel that during that time I’ve learnt a thing or two about how to make it a stress-free and successful experience. The first challenge was to get my head around all the different brands and the various types of nappies there are out there, then to figure out which ones […] Read more…

#WonderMama interview – My wonderful Mum

Drum rolls please… I’m really excited to launch today, on Mother’s Day, my new weekly interview series entitled #WonderMama. The intention for this series is to celebrate motherhood and all the WONDERful Mums out there, working so hard to make sure their little ones are well, loved and appreciated, and to bring them up to be […] Read more…

My Happy Days #14 – Swimming, jackets and new blog series

Hello everyone and welcome to my weekly gratitude list! Well, what a week this has been with all the horrid stuff on the news – hope that you’re all safe and weren’t anywhere near the incident when it all took place. Despite all the craziness in the world, it’s so important not to lose sight that […] Read more…

Chia pudding breakfast pots with homemade granola

These delicious chia pudding breakfast pots may seem complicated to make but once you’ve made a batch of your homemade granola, all you need to do is prep the chia pudding the night before and then top it with some yoghurt and fruits in the morning. These pots are such a big hit in our […] Read more…

25 ways to use raw shea butter 

Natural raw ingredients, such as coconut oil, are having their big moment now but I feel there’s one ingredient that doesn’t get enough attention – and that’s raw shea butter. I really wish I’d discovered it years ago as it would have saved me a couple of decades of dealing with painful skin problems, including regular […] Read more…

DIY skincare – Rejuvenating and anti-ageing facial serums

Making your own facial serums is incredibly easy and you can do it at a fraction of the cost of many leading brands. But what exactly is a facial serum? A serum is a skincare product that contains a very high concentration of active ingredients. You apply it directly onto the skin after cleansing but before moisturising […] Read more…

My Happy Days #13 – Being a team, blossom and new milestones

So it’s Saturday already and time for my gratitude list. And can you believe it’s nearly the end of March? I just think it’s scary how quickly the time is flying by! We’ve had a good week, with a few trips to the park after school as the weather was just glorious this week, wasn’t […] Read more…

DIY skincare – Zesty sea salt body scrub 

It’s time for my weekly recipe for making your own natural skincare product. This time round, I’m showing you how to create a refreshing body scrub which will leave your skin not only exfoliated and smelling fresh, but also beautifully moisturised. If you think making your own skincare products is difficult, then you’re in the right place […] Read more…

My Happy Days #12 – Warm days, swing and water baby

Hello everyone! How are you all? We’ve had a good week so far, not much happened really, just usual weekly routine but it’s been good on all fronts. Max is finally getting over his never-ending cold and I really hope that’s the end of all the germs for a while. Spring seems to be slowly […] Read more…

DIY skincare – Nourishing massage bars

When it comes to skincare, I can’t think of anything better than pampering myself with a beautifully smelling body cream or butter. I have made some body butters myself (you can get three super easy recipes here) but these massage bars have enticed me for a long time. I love how they look, how easy they are […] Read more…

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