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Anti-aging rejuvenating skin oil

Makes 100ml bottle: • 5ml Vegetable Glycerine • 2ml Carrot oil • 10ml Meadowfoam Seed oil • 23ml Camellia oil • 40ml Jojoba oil • 5ml Borage Seed oil • 15ml Rosehip Seed oil Essential oils of: • 4 Drops Tumeric • 6 Drops Geranium Bourbon • 3 Drops Lavender • 3 Drops Patchouli Combine thoroughly – always shake bottle well before use. Note: This is an exquisite skin oil with highly effective skin rejuvenating properties. It is not recommended to substitute ingredients for they are each chosen for their particular skin benefits (see additional info) and work in synergy […]

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Deodorising Powder

This powder is suitable for underarms or smelly feet. Use generously as needed. • 3 Tablespoons Baking Soda • 2 Tablespoons White French Clay • 1 Tablespoon Rosemary Leaf Powder Combine these powders thoroughly. • 4 Drops each of pure essential oils of Ti-Tree, May Chang, Palmerosa, Sage & Sandalwood (Note – these essential oils are part of the deodorising formula & should not be substituted) Grind the essential oils into 1 tablespoon of the powder mix – then mix into remaining powder mixture. Store away from light in suitable container. This mixture works well for both men and women. […]

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Soothing – pure luxury talc

• 1 Tablespoon White French Clay • 2 Tablespoons Rice Flour • 1 Tablespoon finely ground Calendula Flowers, Chamomile Flowers or Sandalwood Powder (whichever one preferred) • 1 Good teaspoon of Orris Root Powder • 3 Drops fragrant oil of Violet • 3 Drops fragrant oil of Gardenia • Or 6 Drops of your favourite pure essential oil. Grind fragrant or essential oil into the Orris Root Powder till well blended. Combine this with all dried ingredients, mixing all well together. Place this mixture into a glass container, seal and leave for several weeks for all the ingredients to blend […]

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Citrus herbal powdered deodorant

• 1 Tablespoon Orris Root Powder • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Peel Powder • 1 Tablespoon Orange Peel Powder • 5 Drops Palmerosa essential oil • 5 Drops Lemon essential oil • 2 Drops Sage essential oil Method: Combine pure essential oils with the Orris Root Powder – grinding well into the powder to ensure no lumps. Add the other powders and combine thoroughly. Store in a sealed container. This mixture gets better with time. Dust under arms using a puff. Note: Always allow body to cool down after bathing, before applying a deodorant.

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Gentle exfoliating nut, oatmeal & sugar scrub

This is a lovely, effective, but extremely gentle scrub – suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. ½ Cup Ground Rolled Oats (this is a softer product if you grind the oats, rather than purchasing ground oats) ½ Cup Ground Almonds ½ Cup White Sugar 2 – 3 Tablespoons Sweet Almond cold pressed oil 40 drops Gardenia pure essential oil Mix essential oil into sweet almond oil, stirring well. Combine dried ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, then slowly add the oil mixture and mix well. Ensure mixture is not too wet or too dry. Store in a sealed container. […]

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Did you know?

Rose petals contain as much or more antioxidant power than green tea – making them a wonderfully healing and caffeine free beverage. Rose hips are a very rich source of naturally occurring vitamin C – they are also rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, Niacin, vitamin K, bioflavonoids, vitamin E, polyphenols and heart friendly pectin. Rose petals are also rich in B vitamins, polyphenols and bioflavonoids. Roses, especially the hips are a fine blood tonic, especially good for fatigue, anxiety, vertigo, dry skin and hair, pallor and other signs of blood deficiency. The entire plant is incredibly anti-inflammatory, Scandinavian […]

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Weaning & Early Childhood Diet

There is a great deal of evidence to show that poor weaning practices – such as infant and early childhood diets based on animal products, e.g. milk, dairy products, red meat, chicken and wheat products, are one significant risk factor (if not most) of asthma. Such a diet can cause inflammation anywhere in the body, including the airways. Animal products are naturally high in arachidonic acid and other potent mediators of inflammation. These mediators create inflammation responses in epithelial tissue, such as those that line the airways (and skin). This causes production of excess mucus (the body’s attempt to eliminate […]

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Rooibos Tea

Rooibos is a herbal tea made from the leaves of a South African plant known botanically as Aspalathus linearis. Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) is the Afrikaaner name meaning “red bush”. It’s a small shrub in the legume family with needle-like leaves that grows naturally in Western Cape and is now cultivated commercially. Rooibos has a long history of traditional use by the Hottentots and Bushmen, who left the leaves outside to ferment after pounding them with wooden hammers. Early European settlers and explorers noted that the local people drank large quantities of Rooibos as a tea. The tea was used as […]

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Green Tea – For Skincare & Health

Free Radicals are the main cause of skin aging and indeed body aging. Green Tea (organic only – never tea bags), traps free radicals, removing aggressive substances from the skin, giving it a tighter, younger appearance when used regularly. Green Tea extracts used in skincare products, supply the top layers of skin (namely the dermis and epidermis) with water, thus preventing the skin from drying out. Green Tea also provides natural sun protection – not by filtering UV rays, but by trapping their by-products, the free radicals, as soon as they develop. Green Tea is particularly good for treating the […]

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Cottage Hill Herbs Herbal Diploma (Year 2) 2011

Completely New Revised Course Due to repeated requests from past and current students, we are pleased to announce a new ongoing extension to our existing herbal diploma, taking students into part one of a new, revised year two – one week day per month for 10 months. Although there is a curriculum, much of the year’s work will be based upon an expansion of work already completed with particular emphasis on the needs and requirements of the class group. During the year, the class will be concentrating on wild harvesting, individualised herbal remedies and product development. Students will be working […]

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Sleep Bears & Sleep Pillows

Unique cuddly bears & pillows. Filled with safe, gentle, organic sleep inducing herbs to lull your little ones into restful sleep. Priced from $25.00 [salbumphotos=1,max,3,n,n,uploaded_timestamp,center,]

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Hair Mask

¾ Cup goat’s milk powder ¼ Cup french green clay 10 Drops pure essential oil of choice Small amount of hydrosol of choice Combine goat’s milk powder and french clay and mix well. Add pure essential oil to a small amount of powder mixture till well combined, then add back into the main mix. To use – Mix powder with hydrosol to a very thick paste. Apply to dry hair and coat thoroughly, ensuring the hair shaft is well coated. Leave till hair is dried – then rinse till hair comes clean. There is no need to shampoo. This mixture […]

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