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Bath Milk

Take 1 cup of NZ goat’s milk powder, press out any lumps and place in a glass container. Chop one vanilla bean into the goat’s milk powder, shake to distribute well, cap and leave to infuse for several weeks. You will then have a delicious vanilla scented goat’s milk powder to use in bath. For an even more luxurious bath milk, add 6 – 8 drops of vanilla essential or fragrant oil. Add to bath and soak for at least ½ hour to allow for best absorption of goat’s milk properties.

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Tropical Coconut Bath Milk

1 Cup goat’s milk powder 1 Cup coconut cream powder ½ Cup full cream milk powder 20 Drops tropical coconut fragrant oil Combine all dried ingredients and mix well. Take 2 tablespoons of dried mixture, place in a separate bowl – add tropical coconut fragrant oil and mix in thoroughly with back of spoon. Add this back to main mixture and bottle in a glass bottle.

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French Clay & Goat’s Milk Mask

• 3 Tablespoons White French Clay • 2 Tablespoons NZ goat’s milk powder • 1 Teaspoon Rosehip Seed Powder (for extra Vitamin C and collagen production) Combine all powdered ingredients into a jar and shake till well distributed. Directions for use: Combine 2 teaspoons of mixture with your favourite hydrosol to form a thick paste. Apply thickly to face and neck area, after first cleansing the skin. Leave paste to dry till crack stage – then rinse off with warm water. This lovely mask is gentle on the skin, exfoliates, deep cleanses and leaves skin soft, moisturised and toned.

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Goat’s Milk Powder For Skin Health

Goat’s milk powder provides a substantial nutritional component for skin care and indeed general health care for all age groups. It is well recognized that vitamins and minerals act synergistically and offer much greater benefit and bioavailability when obtained through natural food sources. Goat’s milk contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxyl acid, that takes apart dead skin cells from the epidermis (outer skin layer) – leaving a new fresh soft outer skin layer. Lactic acid is an exfoliant, reported to make skin thicker, firmer, more elastic and younger looking. Additionally, lactic acid can stimulate skin cell regeneration. Lactic acid acts as […]

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Clay Facial Spa Procedure

Clay is a wonderful way to introduce a new, personalized treatment into your salon or create your own day spa at home! Making up a skin care treatment is simple and keeps you in control of the exact ingredients you use. 1. Cleanse skin with your cleanser. 2. Tone skin with hydrosol: a. German Chamomile–Anti inflammatory, gentle and calming. b. Lavender–All skins, including mildly blemished skin. c. Orange Flower-Helps to balance oily skin. d. Rose–All skins, particularly sensitive or mature. e. Rosemary–Refreshing and stimulating for normal to oily skin. f. Watermelon–Cooling, toning and soothing. g. Witch Hazel–Slightly more astringent and […]

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Clay Hair Treatment

For an alternative hair treatment, mix the clay with water, add your selection of essential oils (depending on the hair type) and coat wet hair and scalp with clay. Leave to dry and shampoo out (it is not necessary to shampoo beforehand). The white clay or moroccan red is excellent to help scalp conditions and greasy hair. As a hair mask, it soaks up dirt, cleans hair and scalp. Its antiseptic capabilities stimulate blood microcirculation and gives volume to hair. Wash the clay out thoroughly. For best results use twice a week. General directions for use In a glass/porcelain bowl […]

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Clays

The simple, natural & inexpensive way to healthy skin. Active french clays,Bentonite, Kaolin, Black & Moroccan red clay These pure chemical free clays consist of curative volcanic ash or feldspar minerals. Dug from the earth and carefully sun dried – each of these beautiful clays has similar abilities, but they differ in their level of absorption and mineral properties. Cosmetic clays regularly used, rejuvenate skin, exfoliate and stimulate blood circulation to the skin, removes dead skin cells and debris from the pores and refine pores to create a smooth, healthy glow. French clay properties and use: – Green Clay: Very […]

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Pet Care with Herbs

Animals, especially household pets such as cats and dogs benefit from a change in diet once in a while, especially one that is additive free and natural. Animals with skin problems, allergies, diabetes, kidney and liver problems will all benefit from a more natural food diet. Stop That Scratching! Flea treatment for cats and dogs is most effective using essential oil of Ti – Tree. For cats, dilute Ti – Tree into a carrier oil (Calendula is great) and rub into area at the back of the neck and base of tail twice weekly. Dilution rate is 34 – 40 […]

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Stills now on sale

We are now stockists of these beautiful hand hammered copper stills from Portugal. The stills may be used for making wine, hydrosols and essential oils. These are traditional distillers with no gaskets, simple and easy to use and very cost effective. We have them on display in our herb shop, if you would like to view them physically or email enquiries to [email protected]  

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Nutrition and Natural Foods

The following are some of the common minerals and trace elements, together with their functions, deficiency symptoms and natural sources. CALCIUM: Essential for all vital functions of the body including bone and teeth building and for normal growth, heart action and all muscle activity. Needed for normal clotting of the blood and many enzyme functions. Extremely important in pregnancy and lactation, also speeds all healing processes. Some deficiency symptoms are nervousness, mental depression, heart palpitations, muscle cramps and spasms, insomnia and irritability as well as the obvious ones of tooth decay and porous and fragile bones. Natural sources of calcium […]

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De-Stress Moisturising Bath Salt

1 cum Epsom salts 1 cup baking soda 2 tablespoon melted shea butter 15 drops ylang ylang essential oil 15 drops sandalwood essential oil Combine Epsom salts and baking soda. Add essential oils to the melted, but not hot shea butter. Carefully trickle liquids throughout dried mixture. Shea butter will tend to solidify as it cools in the powders. Rub well through with fingertips (like creaming butter and sugar) until well distributed. This mixture will leave the skin soft and smooth, the choice of essential oils is effective for anxiety, anger, PMT, nervous depression, stress, heart palpitations, high blood pressure […]

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Relaxing And Healing Bath Salts

This is helpful for stress, sleep problems and skin irritation. To your basic bath salt recipe add- 25gm chamomile flowers – dried 25gm lavender flowers – dried 10 drops sandalwood essential oil Add essential oils as before – then combine drieds either mixed through or layered into jar.

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