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Winner of our herbal tea taster kit!

Winner of our herbal tea taster kit!

  Congratulations to the winner of our herbal tea kit giveaway! Stephen will be enjoying a taster kit with all of our new organic herbal tea blends. Struggling for Xmas gift ideas? You still have time to get your hands on our gorgeous and life giving organic herbal tea blends before we close for Christmas on the 21st! Orders can be placed via phone  (04-526 4753)  or e-mail ([email protected]) We accept credit cards and online payments.  Check out our products and get your orders in now!!!

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Meet the new darling of mature skincare!

Chicory root. It’s not just a good alternative for coffee…it’s also the new big herb in skincare for mature and aging skin. It has major restructuring benefits which enables mature and or dehydrated skin to recover its epidermal (outer) barrier, allowing it to revitalise and repair its ability to hold moisture within the cellular structure. Chicory is a rich source of anti-oxidant compounds (phenolics), plus the Organic root contains Oligosaccharides, which when delivered to the skin either by oil or hydrosol, increases collagen synthesis, creating a tightening and skin lifting/firming effect quite quickly. When used daily, the skin responds by […]

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A STUNNING new product range is on its way soon!!

A STUNNING new product range is on its way soon!!

Would you just at these absolutely gorgeous products; hand crafted by Donna Lee herself at the herb farm!! Artisan Handcrafted Soaps; made from pure NZ goats milk and shea nut butter. All these soaps are 100% natural; free from PEG’s. SLS amd GMO ingredients. Plus they smell and look divine. All soaps will be available in a variety of colours, including a black, activated charcoal…ooooh. Christmas is coming, and what better way to spoil your family and friends rotten than with these sumptuous, beautiful bath products. They don’t only look amazing but they are also incredibly soft and soothing for […]

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This post is not about magic dogs.

This post is not about magic dogs.

  As the title suggests, this post is not actually about magic dogs, or about dogs at all for that matter, but we liked the pun and thought it might make you giggle. This post is however about MAGIC!! The magic of plants to be specific, and the final course of the year from herbalist Donna. As you may have heard by now, Donna is winding down on the teaching front and this is likely to be one of if not the last major learning opportunity at the herb farm EVER. This is also the first time Donna has taught […]

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Free Herbal Parasite Guide!!

Free Herbal Parasite Guide!!

     

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What happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola?

What happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola?

This part of the blog is from www.mercola.com…see below for my sugar alternative!   Do you want to be healthy? Drinking soda is bad for your health in oh so many ways; even science can’t state all the consequences. Here is what happens inside of your body when you assault it with coke!   10 minutes 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100% of your recommended daily intake in one quick hit, and the only reason you don’t vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because of the Phosphoric Acid, which cuts the flavour. 20 […]

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Stop using toxic deodorant – make your own!

Stop using toxic deodorant - make your own!

Ahh body odour. It is such a natural and normal thing for us to smell, however our social norms and attitudes towards hygiene and not smelling of roses have made it very difficult to embrace this natural human quality that is present, more or less, in all of us.

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Remedies for our animal friends

Remedies for our animal friends

As with our human friends and loved ones, our animal loved ones are oft in need of a little care and attention, and if you can help them yourself or subsidize their regular veterinary care with a few herbal additions, all the better! 

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Natural herbal shampoo and conditioner!

Natural herbal shampoo and conditioner!

Time to give you hair some herbal love!

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Massage Oil for Age Spots

Massage Oil for Age Spots

Ok folks  this one is so easy to make, all you need to do is gather the ingredients, stick them in a bottle and then massage the mix into those pesky age spots that you desire to be minimized!

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Soothing Stretch Mark Cream Recipe

Soothing Stretch Mark Cream Recipe

‘Your body is not ruined. You are a tiger who has earned their stripes.’ 

While I completely agree with this sentiment, it doesn’t mean that we all wouldn’t love to reduce our stretch marks just a little bit, especially for those of us who have very defined and angry looking tiger stripes after the stretchy fun of pregnancy! Not only will this cream lessen your stretch marks over time but it will also sooth, moisturize and give your precious, fierce tummy and stretchy bits a well deserved pamper! 

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Bath Salts for Circulation

Bath Salts for Circulation

This particular bath salt recipe is helpful for all kinds of circulation problems, including acne. Now that the weather is getting colder, some of you may be really feeling the affects of poor circulation, with cold toes and fingers plaguing you for months at a time.

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