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Organic Matcha Green Tea

This beautiful anti-oxidant packed powerhouse superfood is produced from the nutrient rich young tip leaves of Camellia Sinensis grown mainly in the shade. It contains over 100 times more EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) than any other tea in the market. It increases energy, stamina, calmness and relaxation of body & mind. It assists to strengthen immunity, enhancing overall health and has a positive effect on cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. It is loaded with nutrients and drinking this tea assists the body to burn fat 4 times faster than normal without any negative effects. For skincare, it greatly assists with wound […]

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Shaving Gels

Creating your own shaving gels suitable according to your skin has never been this easier. Listed below are recipes for creating a herbal shaving gel of your own depending on the type of your skin. For sensitive skin: 50ml pure organic Aloe Vera gel 2 tbsp. Witch Hazel extract 1 tbsp. Hydrosol of Sandalwood 1 tbsp. Squalene (Olive derived) 7 drops Cedarwood pure essential oil 2 drops of Lemongrass pure essential oil 1 drop Bay pure essential oil Combine all ingredients properly and place them in a brown glass spray bottle. Shaving gel for oily and troubled skin: 50ml pure organic […]

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Green Coffee Beans (Raw Organic)

These are the beans that have not been roasted or processed. They contain a higher amount of a natural chemical ‘Chlorogenic Acid‘ which is thought to affect with the weight loss, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases. Green coffee bean extracts burn fat by enhancing and boosting the overall metabolic rate and burns fats and excessive adipose tissue. It achieves this by altering the means in which glucose in the blood is absorbed as well as inhibiting the need to overheat (by killing the urge). They enhance concentration and attention span whilst enhancing brain activity and creating higher levels […]

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Cacao Butter (Raw Organic)

This butter has the highest anti-oxidant levels along with high levels of anti-aging resveratrol. The butter is enriched with polyphenols like catechin and epicatechin. Among all of these, it has excellent levels of: Magnesium Vitamins B1,2,3,5 and 6 Vitamins C and E Copper Calcium manganese Zinc Sulphur Iron Saturated Fats Amino Acids Enzymes Many other beneficial photonutrients The cacao butter has been used as a superfood in a lot of dishes, even in smoothies. If this butter is incorporated into creams, balms, lip balms or body butters for skincare use then the results can be astonishing. For making the butter, heat cacao […]

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Pure Sodium Bentonite Clay

A 100% pure unbleached clay used primarily as a detoxing agent for baths, scrubs, body wraps etc to absorb toxins via the skin. Sodium bentonite is a swelling form of clay and can expand up to 15 times its volume. Due to its swelling capacity, this form is not to be taken internally. Primarily it is used for external clay baths for the entire body or in foot baths to help rid the body of poisons and toxins and it is especially helpful during the time of illness. It assists with chemical toxins, heavy metals and impurities. As a clay […]

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Anti-Aging Face Scrub for Sensitive/ Mature Skin

Ingredients: 25gm Organic Colloidal Oatmeal 10gm Organic Rose Petal Powder 10gm Goats Milk Powder 6gm Finely ground Pumice Powder Organic Aloe Vera Gel Combine all of the dry Ingredients well in a bowl than add enough Organic Aloe Vera Gel to create a thick paste. Using Circular motions apply to face, neck and other areas requiring exfoliation, gently rubbing to remove dead, dry skin. Exfoliation without harsh chemicals is the key to improving skin tone and condition, especially important for increased collagen and elastin production. This is a divinely scented and most effective exfoliator for reducing fine lines and wrinkles […]

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2 Day Skincare Course Coming up this Winter!

TWO 2 DAY SKINCARE WORKSHOPS- THE ONLY ONES FOR 2015! SO GET IN FAST Details for Skincare 1 Dates:Saturday 11th July 2015- Sunday 12th July 2015 Time:  10.30am – 5.00pm Fee:  $480 Inclusive of all materials Note:  Please book early. Class numbers are strictly limited with places usually booked out early. Enrolment form and deposit required to secure your place. During the workshop you will make and take home: Base creams – Two types Herbal infused oil Healing hand cream Skin and body oil Moisturiser Cleanser Body scrub Facial masks Exfoliater Lip Balm Body Butter Nourishing face cream Shampoo Conditioner  *A […]

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Floral Soap Balls

What you will need: -280gms Grated soap -20mls cold pressed oil (Calendula or avocado) -3mls pure essential oil (strong fragrance) -1 cup of dried material eg. Lavender/ oatmeal/lemon verbena/ mint etc. -1 cup boiled/ distilled water (very hot) -3 drops of Benzoin Tincture *All ingredients available in store and online to purchase. Add 1ml Essential Oil, 3 drops tincture of Benzoin to 1 cup of boiled water, than mix whilst very hot to grated soap. Mix thoroughly than add 20mls cold pressed oil and mix again ensuring grated soap is blended well. Rest the mixture for 10-15minutes and than add a […]

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A new Aloe has landed in the shop!

Certified Organic Aloe Vera Concentrate Powder 200×1 A pure freeze dried concentrated powder of organically grown Aloe Vera to reconstitute to 100% pure Aloe Vera Leaf Juice or to make into Organic Aloe Vera Gel. To make up: Add 0.5% Aloe Vera 200x to 99.5% Distilled Water. Bring to 55 degrees  and hold for 20mins- than add Citracidal C at 0.5% to preserve the formulation. This extract forms the base liquid when creating a gel. Do this by sprinkling Xanthan Gum onto Liquid Aloe Vera, whisking with an electric wand untill desired thickness is reached. (See our Aloe Brochure for […]

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Do you have a Selenium Deficiency?

Selenium Deficiency causes poor skeletal muscle strength according to an Italian Study of people over the age of 65. Researchers reported 94% greater weakness of knee, hip and grip strength of those with the lowest selenium levels.  Selenium is almost non-existent in New Zealand soils and deficiency is widespread within the population. Selenium prevents the decay of cellular function or and protects our body’s 60 trillion or so cells, cancer, heart disease, immune function conditions and muscle weakness rates may all be improved by Selenium Supplementation. Food sources of Selenium are dependent on the Selenium Content and availability in the […]

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Autumn Immunity Enhancer

 Cold and Flu Vinegar (For Daily Immunity Boost) ! This Vinegar can be taken daily to enhance immunity, it helps neutralize toxins in the body, clears mucus congestion, opens the sinuses, is antiseptic, has anti-biotic and anti-viral properties, eases joint pain, alkalizes the body and gives energy due to its potassium content. This will have you fighting off all the bad bugs and germs being spread in your workplace, through the air conditioning or maybe from your children- who seem to catch everything from the Daycare! Below is the recipe; 1 litre of Organic Cider Vinegar (with the mother in […]

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AUTUMN MAINTENANCE- The Falling Season

At the end of Summer there is much to do in the Garden to prepare for Autumn than Winter. The Garden has lost its bloom and freshness, tasks are orientated towards tidying summer’s growth. There are many perennials to be cut back, annuals to be removed, seeds to be harvested and the last leaves and flowers to be picked for drying. This is the best time for gathering wild fruits and berries, making jams, jellies, pickles and stewing fruits to be frozen. You may be able to find; Plums, Apples and Blackberries, rose-hips, wild strawberries, cherry plums and elderberries are […]

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