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How safe is your sunscreen?

Posted by Elyse Comerford on

“Bring on summer” they said. “I need some of that Vitamin D’” they said.  We are all aware of the epic and potentially damaging UV rays the sun brings during the heat of summer. I am sure at some point in our lives, we have all fallen victim to sun-kissed, I mean, sun-BURNT skin after a few too many hours in the surf or on the beach. So I ask you, HOW are you going to protect yours and your families skin this summer?  Recently, reports from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) are warning people against the use of conventional...

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What's the Crack on Free Range Eggs?

Posted by Elyse Comerford on

There is a wonderful trend going on a the moment- and here's hoping it stays that way- towards local, free-range, and ethical produce. Unfortunately when something becomes popular, everyone wants to make money from it. What does this mean for you? You need to become a savvy consumer! When it comes to eggs, unfortunately a lot of the brands that advertise their product as "free-range" are not all they are cracked up to be. The industry code of practice stated free range to mean eggs produced by hens who have access to an outdoor area during daylight hours for a...

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Wild crafted mushrooms- Guest post by Chelsea

Posted by Elyse Comerford on

  I am a 24 year old woman with hormonal supporting curiosities and energy defficiency issues with the desire to step out of my comfort zone to try new things. So guess what, I have recently begun my mushroom journey through 1tsp a day… For thousands of years, mushrooms have been used by shamans and herbalists as a medicinal form of healing the human body. It’s only in recent years that mushrooms have in fact found themselves to be apart of cancer inhibiting trials. I’m not talking about your portobello mushrooms or your cup mushrooms either, although they too are...

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Gelatine and Gut Health- Guest Post by Kate Duncan

Posted by Elyse Comerford on

Most people that take beef gelatin report stronger nails and shiny hair. Alas, with the amount of ocean and sun my poor hair sees, there’s been no noticeable change there. Nor have my fingernails managed to survive their usual onslaught of habitual biting. But, over the last few months of my gelatine journey, there has been one insanely important change that happened to me. My skin has become clear, smooth, and shiny.  I am a 36 year old woman who began experiencing adult acne after finally stopping the birth control pill three years ago. I didn't know that my gut...

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Delighting in Winter Warming Tea

Posted by Elyse Comerford on

I was never much of a warm drink person, and then I had a child...now a moment with a warm cup of something feels like a moment of peace. Making tea is like a little evening ritual, and wrapping my hands around a nice warm cup is just bliss. I find black tea pretty boring, and coffee at night is not an option, so I like to get a little bit fancy! As most of you know, I have things in my shop because I love them, so these are the warm drinks that I absolutely love! Nourish and Nest: Tara's philosophy says it...

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