Few weeks ago, when I was in Provence, the region literally seems to glow bluish-purple. The color of soft lavender bushes shimmering against a blue sky... rolling up balmy country days and the soulfulness of summer into one pretty package. But as I've come to realise through talking with both ... Read More about The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!
Today, my thoughts keep wandering back to roses... I have no idea why! Maybe it's the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner that landed on my table in the morning. Or the fresh batch of rose water I made last evening... the lush fragrance is still wafting through my rooms. Or the Herbivore Coco ... Read More about Beauty DIY: Rose recipes that pack a potent skincare punch
Ah! Hormones. Don't we adore them? The little buggers are responsible for so much that's wonderfully insane about our existence – like painfully terrifying acne, thinning hair, unwearable skinny jeans, mood swings, insomnia and out-of-control food cravings. However, the truth is it's not the ... Read More about 14 Natural ways to balance your hormones (no major life change needed!)
What if I told you there's a super-effective weight loss technique that costs nothing and doesn't need a single change in your diet? Yes, it's true. No, it's not a magic potion. It is – wait for it – SLEEP. Yes, saying that that people who sleep more end up eating less (and being less hungry) might ... Read More about Sleep less, weigh more: 6 ways lack of sleep is making you pile on the weight. LOTS of weight.
So, where sleep is concerned, how much is really enough? Last month, the National Sleep Foundation (yes, this exists!) released amongst the first-ever concrete guidelines for how much sleep we need on a daily basis: Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours ... Read More about Sleepytime Saturdays: How much sleep do you really need? And what happens when you don’t get it?