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Monserrat González is a health and wellness nutritionist. She tells us about the benefits of a wonderful beverage: the Golden Milk. “Let’s start by talking a little bit more about the properties of this great spice. Turmeric is a spice very similar to ginger, you could even say that they are from the same family. This spice provides endless properties and benefits, which is why it is considered one of the most used spices in India for healing purposes. Turmeric contains curcumin, which has a very similar effect to cortisone. That is why today I share the recipe of this beverage, which will bring endless benefits: “The Golden Milk”.

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my blooming beautiful mascara

Fran is a very talented florist from Bondi Australia. She loves our Natural Almond Oil Mascara and she tells us why… “As a florist, my number one rule is quality. How fresh are these flowers? Are these the best quality flowers I can find? Have they been ethically sourced? Procuring the best quality flowers for my customers enables me to create and produce my best work. Every bouquet or arrangement is made with confidence.

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Zara D’Cotta: Six reasons to eat with seasons

Zara D’Cotta started OhMyGoodness (OMG) following her breast cancer diagnosis just before her 30th birthday. This life-changing experience inspired her to take a leap of faith and leave her career in corporate communications to combine her passion for health and wellbeing with her love of storytelling. Zara noticed a push towards locally grown food; a desire to build our sense of community; the growing importance of wellbeing and interest in finding new and fun ways to exercise.  OhMyGoodness (OMG), her ultimate guide to healthy living, is now followed by 30,000 Australians who love its guides to the hottest healthy eating spots, fitness trends, travel adventures and beautifully styled whole food recipes. One of Zara’s key healthy eating tips is to eat seasonal produce. In a recent blog post, she explained why. Mother Nature is a very clever lady. She knows what foods are best to nourish and sustain us through each season, making sure they are abundant and ripe for the picking at the time of year we need them most. It’s no coincidence that root vegetables (like sweet potato, beetroot, carrot, swede) are plentiful in winter.  They have a …

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Deep clean your skin with our cocoa butter mask

There are many ways to deep cleanse your skin and moisturize with natural and healthy ingredients, but the following amazing DIY face mask, made with cocoa butter, almond and chamomile oils, does both at the same time and you’re going to love it! What you need: Cocoa butter 7 teaspoons of almond oil 1 teaspoon of chamomile oil   Preparation: Melt a few grams of cocoa butter and mix together in a pan with the 7 tablespoons of almond oil on a low heat. Add a tablespoon of chamomile oil and stir until the mixture is properly blended together. Leave to cool.   How to apply: Apply some of the mixture to the face in a circular motion with a moistened cotton pad. Leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water. After your face is clean, rinse it again, but now with cold tap water to help close the pores and improve circulation. That’s it! In addition to cleansing the skin, this mask works as an excellent moisturizer and it smells delicious …

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Maz Valcorza’s Chai Spiced Chia Pudding

Maz Valcorza is a social entrepreneur, author, speaker, creative director and self-confessed Star Wars enthusiast!  She has always had a huge passion for food and owns Sydney’s first organic, raw, plant-based wholefoods café – Sadhana Kitchen. A yoga enthusiast, she completed yoga teacher training at Samadhi Yoga (now Jivamukti Yoga Sydney) in 2011.  As well as spending her time creating deliciously healthy, sustainable and ethical food and teaching yoga, Maz runs workshops to help others transform themselves and their world through their plates. Here she gives us her amazing recipe for Chai Spiced Chia Pudding (Serves 2). Ingredients Chia: 2/3 cup chia seeds 1/2 cup chopped pistachios rose peta ls, green cardamom pods, fresh banana strawberries Chai Spiced Cashew Mylk: 6 cups filtered water 2 cups cashews soaked for 1 hour and then drained 1 inch knob ginger 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp cardamom ó tsp nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla powder 1/4 cup coconut nectar Strawberry Coulis: 1 cup strawberries 2 tbs coconut nectar 1 tbs beetroot juice Juice and rind from ½ lemon Method Pour chia …

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Toxins we use on a daily basis

Did you know that, on average, every single day, women use 10 products containing around 120 chemical toxins? It’s easy to focus on what we eat, but we forget what we’re putting on our skin. Our skin is the biggest organ in our body; it absorbs at least 60-90% of what we put on it, in a matter of minutes. You will be surprised to know how many chemicals you’re using every day, without even knowing. Think about it: On a daily basis we use shampoo, soap, skin care, toothpaste, makeup, perfume, deodorant and even nail polish, all of which contain countless chemicals that are a risk to our health.  These chemicals are associated with allergic reactions and are known to cause not only asthma, headaches and dermatitis, but also hormone disruption, nervous system disruption, mental illness and even cancer. Now, we know this sounds daunting, but there are plenty of healthy alternatives available to you and you can find them by just reading the labels! It can be difficult to know exactly what you should be …

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Holy Matcha! Have you discovered the wonder tea?

If you ask what are the health benefits of matcha, you may as well just ask what aren’t they! Because frankly matcha tea seems to be the answer to almost everything health-related.  It’s just so incredibly good for you, apparently!   Zen monks have sworn by it for centuries and they live a VERY long and healthy life! Matcha tea is a type of Japanese green tea that’s been around for thousands of years. A favourite of Zen monks and used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, matcha means “ground” and this wonder tea is basically ground into a powder then whipped into a frenzy of fabulous health benefits for drinking and digesting in other ways. Aside from Matcha tea and Matcha Lattes, Matcha is starting to be used in things like dairy free icecreams, froyos and other sweet treats like brownies.  It’s also great as a face mask – see below. Why is Matcha so good for you? Basically it is the holy grail of antioxidants!  Matcha green tea contains polyphenol compounds called catechins – super …