Rosacea Awareness Month

As April is Rosacea awareness month, I feel it’s important to shed light on and provide support for those who suffer from it. 

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels on the face, along with the appearance of small, red, pus-filled bumps. It can also cause a burning or stinging sensation, and in some cases, the skin can become thick and bumpy.

Rosacea is extremely common and affects millions of people worldwide. It is seen in all countries and races but is most frequently seen in people who have fair sun sensitive skin, especially those of Celtic origin.

April 27th 2023

Dandelion Banana BreaD: 
Why dandelions are my favourite flower…

Dandelion is one of my favourite plants for a plethora of reasons and they are a herbalist and foragers best friend.

It’s Latin name, Taraxacum Officinale literally means the remedy for disorders!

They are packed with vitamins and minerals and grow everywhere, loosening compact soil and allowing air and worms to move through and nourish it.

One of the first signs of spring their cheerful yellow flowers bring us visions of the sunshine to come.

Here is my favourite banana bread recipe with a little twist…

April 5th 2023

Dandelion Banana Bread
My Woes with Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes itchy, flaky patches of skin which form scales.⁣
⁣It is a common, long-term (chronic) disease with no cure.⁣

⁣Psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body, but it is most commonly found on the elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back. There is no cure for psoriasis, but treatment can help manage the symptoms and reduce the frequency and severity of flare-ups….

March 31st 2023

Thoughts on black friday: 
Why you won’t see black friday sales on our website.

I have had people asking if we will be taking part in  Black Friday this year. 

To be honest what Black Friday has become doesn’t sit very well with me. I am all for availing of great prices on large purchases that we have been saving for. 

Most of the deals come from retail giants that have these discounts built into their pricing structure, something small businesses can’t afford to do putting extra pressure on them to compete. 

So instead of Black Friday deals from this small business you will find…

Nov 22nd 2022

boycott black friday gif
Break the cycle
Are you comfortable in your skin?

I hope you had a lovely start to your week and that you managed to squeeze a little bit of me time in your day. This morning I started back on my yoga mat for the first time in months. My mind needed it, my body needed it and my family definitely needed it! I had fallen back into a cycle that often claims me and I’m sure loads of other victims! Super Busy lives zap all our time and mental energy, we don’t eat healthily, exercise or have any time for ourselves. This week I’m going to break this cycle. Another vicious cycle I want to talk to you today about had me in its grasp for such a long time…

Nov 14th 2022

Why I use natural Deodorant: 
Regular vs Natural deodorants is a tricky subject.

From scaremongering about cancer and Alzheimer’s to the waste and sickly fumes of antiperspirant sprays (anyone else remember not being able to breathe in your classroom or changing room after P.E. class?),  it’s very difficult to make a decision about what type is right for you?

This is just my take on why I use a natural deodorant hopefully it might make it easier for you to make this very personal decision…

Sep 12th 2022

body odour
The Reluctant Guinea Pig Reviews: 
Natures ALchemy Valentines Gift Box

At the start of this year, Lynn approached me to try out some of her products and to report back with honest reviews. Being a man and stuck in my ways, and not one for skincare, or beauty products i reluctantly agreed. 

So my wife and I were asked to try out the new limited edition Valentine’s Gift Box from Nature’s Alchemy, i thought this i could do…

Jan 24th 2022