Sulfates (or sulphates) refers to ingredients normally found in shampoos, soaps and most foaming products. On the label, you’re looking for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate. They’re also called SLS or ALS for short. To get science-y for just a moment, sulfates are primary surfactants. These molecules work to attract both oil and water […]

Purchasing body care and cosmetics products can be a pain when it comes to ingredients. What are the ingredients and what are their functions? What is good for you and what is bad? Sometimes a product has so many listed ingredients that we get lost and make our decisions based on whats on the label. […]

The health benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicide. The insecticidal and insect repellent properties of this oil have been known for many years, particularly as it was used in the protection of clothes and fabrics from insects. As history moved […]

Consumers are voting for organic produce with billions of dollars of year-over-year growth in organic product consumption. Whether you’re an early adopter or still looking for reasons to go organic here is a deeper look into the reasons we should go organic; for our families, our communities and our global environment. Here are six (6) […]

If you have the suspicion that washing your face is making your skin dry, or that shampooing is giving you an itchy scalp or making your eyes sting, or that cleaning your teeth is giving you mouth ulcers, sodium lauryl sulfate is the likely culprit. In studies, there are “significant correlations” (in the words of […]

You must have heard of the clichéd phrase, “like mother like daughter”. Absolutely true. I love food and I’ve managed to pass those good genes to my daughter too. Ahem. You see, my husband is a relatively wise eater. He eats small portions, sticks to pretty much to the tried and tested and knows when […]

3000, 6000 and…… that’s 7500. Oh. Apologies. I was busy counting the calories I’ve put on over the past week. While I don’t celebrate Chinese new year culturally, I help paint the town “red” by buying tonnes of traditional sweets and candy. Pineapple tart lovers, you feel me! Now that that’s over, I’ve sworn to […]

Ever wondered what is all the hype about the benefits of coconut oil? Coconut Oil is not only beneficial when consumed as or with food but also has many proven skin and hair benefits! Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which kills harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. Breast milk is not the only […]