If you have been following my product review posts under ‘Beauty’, you already know I am somewhat addicted to the Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense range. The key ingredient in this range is frankincense essential oil.
But what is Frankincense? And why has Neal’s Yard Remedies dedicated a whole range of skincare products to this age-old essential oil?
Avocado & honey are the perfect ingredients for an indulgent health-boosting smoothie, but have you ever considered this combo as a part of your beauty regime?
I decided to smear this combo on my face. Best decision ever!
I introduced you to Justyna Stocklosa in my previous post on blogging. Justyna’s Instagram page entitled Fit Shortie Eats has made her a bit of a celebrity in the world of clean eating.
Today we take a peek into her life; on turning fruitarian overnight, staying fit, managing an enviably stress-free life, and her passion for food photography. She’s one impressive chic. I told you I have phenomenal friends!
What is the one thing you’d take with you if you were stranded on an island? For me, it would be a gallon (or more!) of organic, virgin coconut oil.
In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is called ‘kalpa vriksha’ meaning ‘the tree that supplies all that is needed to survive’.
Ancient wisdom has been passed down generations, and modern science is finally waking up to the plethora of health-inducing benefits this humble multi-purpose oil provides.
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…