A couple of sleep care tips

Here are a couple of care tips for a comfortable and peaceful sleep πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈΒ I used to wake up in the night a lot, or take a while before falling asleep and hope the sleep care tips could be helpful in case you are hoping to have a peaceful sleep. A couple of the tips include taking a warm bath or shower in the evening if you can, reading a book, watching a nice movie or listening to music you enjoy, making a gentle cup of tea, herbal tea or hot chocolate, using lavender oil or essential oils and remembering a kind affirmation or a couple of things which you feel grateful for.

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Almond and banana smoothie

Here is a recipe for an almond and banana smoothie 🌸 the recipe is from the 100 Best Health Foods book, and has just a couple of ingredients, including almonds, plant based milk, bananas, natural vanilla and cinnamon, which you could hopefully find at your local shop. The smoothie is quite quick to make and has a light, creamy and nourishing flavour with the almonds, plant based milk and bananas. The almonds in the recipe from the almonds and plant based milk (in case you use almond milk) are very high in vitamin E, and the smoothie is also quite filling with the almonds and banana.

KORA Organics clay purifying mask

I bought a clay purifying face mask from KORA Organics a couple of weeks ago, as I had not tried a face mask from KORA Organics before and was hoping to try a natural and organic one. The clay purifying mask is so lovely and feels so beautiful to use and I have been using the face mask about once a week πŸ•ŠΒ the clay purifying mask has a light, natural clay colour, is smooth and has a light, fresh and lovely scent. I enjoy using the purifying face mask a lot, and my skin always feels soft and glowing and looked after just after I rinse the face mask off 🌸

Lavender oil

I have been using lavender oil for a couple of years, both in the bath with epsom bath salts, in a lavender and honey face scrub and sometimes on my pulse points just before going to bed, to help to have a calm sleep. Lavender oil has a very nurturing and calming scent and lavender flowers are one of my favourite flowers πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈ there is a lavender farm quite close to where I am from and I enjoy going there a lot, and also hope to go to see the lavender fields in the countryside in Provence, France too.Β Here are a couple of beauty care tips, sharing a couple of ways you could use lavender oil to help to look after your skin.Β 

Blueberry bran muffins

Here is a recipe for blueberry bran muffins, from a muffin recipe book from homeΒ πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈΒ I just made the muffins on Monday and I love the healthy bran flavour, the fluffy texture and the blueberries. Although there are a couple of steps in the recipe, the recipe is quite generous, and the muffins are quite quick to bake in the oven. I sometimes have a muffin for breakfast with a cup of coffee, or for morning or afternoon tea with a cup of tea or herbal tea and the blueberry bran muffins are also quite filling. I hope you enjoy the recipe 🌸

A raspberry and blueberry smoothie

Here is a second recipe for a healthy smoothie, made with raspberries and blueberries πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈΒ I just made the smoothie on Sunday, and added a couple of ingredients we had at home I enjoy a lot and are quite healthy. The smoothie recipe is quite simple and easy to make and you could hopefully find the ingredients for the smoothie in your garden or at your local shop too. The ingredients included in the smoothie include banana, raspberries, blueberries, almond milk, Greek yogurt, ground almonds and chia seeds. I enjoy making the smoothie both in the morning for breakfast, or for morning or afternoon tea as it is quite healthy and filling with the banana and the Greek yogurt.

Organic coconut oil

I use an organic coconut oil (by Blue Coconut) from our local supermarket often on my skin and face, both in the morning just after cleansing my skin and in the evening, just after having a showerΒ πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈ Organic coconut oil feels so soft and nourishing to use on the skin and helps my skin to feel moisturised and smooth. I sometimes use a small amount of organic coconut oil on the tips of my hair too, to help to moisturise and nourish my hair and organic coconut oil could also be used as a lip conditioner, to help to soothe sun burn, or to help to remove make up (including eye make up).Β 

KORA Organics turmeric face mask

KORA Organics, a kind natural and organic beauty and skin care company from Australia, just launched a new face mask product in June and kindly posted a gift launch pack to our home address (thank you so much KORA Organics) πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈ the face mask is called the turmeric brightening and exfoliating mask and is noted to be a 2 in 1 natural skin care product. The face mask comes in a beautiful rose gold colour packaging, and the gift box included a radiant affirmation card, a cotton headband, a face mask, a turmeric tea bag with Miranda's specially made turmeric tea by Orchard st and a KORA Organics noni glow face oil sample, to apply after the face mask.

An interview with Rael

Here is an interview with Rael Wright (from @raelruby) to share πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈΒ Rael is a gorgeous Kiwi and Bermudian model from New Zealand who has a beautiful Instagram page (@raelruby) where she shares a lot of professional modelling photos, behind the scenes photos from modelling shoots and life photos with her friends and family. Rael is also interested in health, healthy foods, nutrition and fitness, and has a second Instagram page called @raelrubyfitness, where she shares lots of photos of healthy foods and healthy food platters she makes, and fitness and exercise photos in beautiful exercise clothing.

June favourites

Here are a couple of natural beauty, skin care and life favourites from the month of June. The natural beauty and skin care favourites I chose include the beautiful rose quartz luminizer from KORA Organics, the balancing rose mist from KORA Organics and the organic coconut body lotion from Mailelani Samoa. A couple more favourites I chose include the treasure yourself cards by Miranda Kerr, a chocolate brownie recipe from a recipe book we have at home and a light pink silk top I bought from Trenery πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈ