Tea tree oil is one of those bathroom cabinet essentials I cannot do without. It’s a multi-tasking gift from Mother Nature thanks to its naturally occurring antiseptic properties.
This “jack of all trades” essential oil has been used for numerous beauty, health and household uses. Today’s post explores the brief history behind tea tree oil, and lists a number of examples where tea tree oil can be your savior.
There’s a little Iranian stall in my neighborhood, and I love browsing through their endless varieties of dried fruit and nuts, and exotic Persian herbs.
The elderly gentleman who sits at the stall barely speaks a few words of English, but with broken dialect and animated gestures, he proudly presents the jewels of his heritage to anyone vaguely interested.
The other day, I stopped by to pick up my weekly dose of zereshk, and found myself fiddling with a small bag of dried petals. They were in the prettiest shades of indigo, violet and purple.
Dubbed ‘Mother Nature’s Sports Drink’, natural organic coconut water is not just a passing health-food craze.
A glass of pure coconut water is super hydrating thanks to its naturally occurring electrolytes, has far less calories than a commercial sports drink, is naturally fat and cholesterol free, and has more potassium than four regular bananas!
There are many coconut water brands on the supermarket shelves today, but not all are created equal. Many are loaded with sugar and added preservatives.
Vita Coco has recently made an appearance in UAE grocery aisles, and given the brand’s celebrity following, I am sure their drinks will be quite the rave here too.
Meet the absolutely stunning Rashi Chowdhary. Rashi is a nutritionist by profession. She is absolutely obsessed with good, nutritious food and her passion for teaching people to eat right has led her into creating the decadently good ‘Protein Bakeshop’.
And read on for a recipe for a guilt-free sweet treat!
The week of 15th to 21st Jan has been loaded with feasts. This has made Week 3 of #100healthydays quite disastrous!
Here’s my week in images…
Wow we are already at the end of Week 2! In Week 1 I was still recovering from the aftermath of bidding 2014 adieu. The scales haven’t budged much, but then again this was never about the weight. 100 Healthy Days is a lifestyle change, one baby-step at a time.
Here’s what I got up to in Week 2…
Malavika, the effervescent RJ on City 101.6 started a revolution with her ‘100 Healthy Days’ Facebook page.
I interviewed her here in November, and she gave us insights into her ultra busy schedule, and how she still found time to give herself 100 days to transform into a healthier version of herself while making each step of this transition public.
Plastic bottle leggings you ask? Yes you read it right!
Californian brand Teeki have created a range of crazy, fun leggings out of recycled plastic bottles!
Hello my lovelies! Hope you’ve had a rested weekend. What did you get up to? Were you at the Dubai Yoga Day?
Dubai Yoga Day by Oysho is an outdoor yoga fest, and is free to the public. It was held this Saturday 15th November, and was Oysho’s first public yoga day outside of Europe.
I need to get back into shape. My muffin-top is crying out for a revamp. Given the cooler temperature outside, I am running out of excuses to get out there and run… save one. I need new workout clothes! Here is a compilation of images I fell in love with on Pinterest: