After feeling sick for the last few days (must have been all that blue sky and sunshine....... ;) , my mind has turned to natural alternatives to nurture ourselves.
You know, things like what beauty products do we use - are we predominantly using the story bought ones, or are we coming up with natural alternatives? Or using the tried and true methods hadn't done from the past.
Maybe we could share some of these healthy beauty/wellbeing ideas, and I could list some of them on the blog, a bit of a resource for ideas (with links back to your blog, of course).
I must admit, I'm not a great one for fussing with my appearance too much. Too busy with crafty things for that.
But, I do love natural products.
For a moisturiser I have a little squirty bottle that I fill with oils like Jojoba and a little rosehip oil, which is great for the 'mature' skin. Jojoba, apparently, is very close in composition to the skins oils.
Actually, I think that technically it isn't an oil, but a wax - I could be wrong.
I then add in a few drops of essential oils, depending on my mood. I often add geranium, or carrot seed, neroli, that sort of thing.
I am a huge proponent of essential oils
In fact, after the rainy, soggy Summer, I have discovered the benefits of clove essential oil in getting rid of mold.
In the last few days of being sick, I have been drinking elderberry syrup, elderflower tea, sipping on lemon, ginger and thyme tea and, even, wait for it, swallowing raw garlic!!
Yes I know, yuk, but I hate being sick and will go to these lengths to get better without resorting to antibiotics.
I also believe in the power of prayer, which has been put into practice in the last few days (to great effect).
I ended up with pneumonia a few years ago, and believe me, I don't want to end up there, so, as they say - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Ain't that the truth!
So, come on, out with it.....
What's your favourite remedy, natural beauty treatment, etc.