A couple of eco friendly tips

Here is a post to share a couple of eco friendly and green tips (or goals) from a quote found on Pinterest ๐Ÿ•Š the quote is noted to be made by hello nature blog, and includes 10 eco friendly and green tips (and goals) about how to make careful choices and be as eco friendly as possible in a simple and easy way, in day to day life ๐ŸŒธ a couple of the tips noted include planting a tree (or two), using reusable shopping bags and buying second hand where possible, and I am hoping to do as many of the eco friendly and green tips (or goals) as possible, to help to look after the environment ๐Ÿ•Š I also studied environmental studies at Uni and often try to learn as much about being as eco friendly as possible, and be open to and listen to others' ideas, notes and tips.

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A couple of nature books

Here are a couple of favourite nature, environment and mindfulness kind of books I have a copy of at home, or have borrowed to read from the library ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย I studied environmental studies at university and have always loved nature, being outside and reading books and notes about nature, the natural world, mindfulness and being kind to yourself and to the environment. A couple of the books noted include the treasure yourself book by Miranda Kerr, the prophet by Kahlil Gibran, mindfulness and the natural world by Claire Thompson, the art of mindful gardening by Ark Redwood and peace is every step by Thich Nhat Hanhย ๐ŸŒธ

A couple of on the go favourites

Here are a couple of natural beauty and on the go favourites I often carry with me in a handbag or cotton tote bag when I am away from home in the day time. A couple of the favourite things I try to always take with me include a water bottle, a book or notebook and a pen, a natural lip balm, a couple of natural lipsticks, a scarf and a KORA Organics rose quartz luminizer ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ a handbag I often use is a light brown handbag with a gold buckle from Trenery, a sister brand to Country Road, who are based in NZ (where I am from) and Australia. I also often use a cotton tote bag to help to carry a bit more.

A sweet smoothie bowl recipe

Here is a lovely and plant based recipe for a sweet smoothie bowl by beautiful Ella Mills, the founder and creative director of Deliciously Ella. The recipe is from Ella's book Deliciously Ella Every Day and I love all of the healthy and natural recipes, kind and helpful tips and beautiful photos in the book so much ย ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย the recipe has a lot of natural and caring ingredients, including strawberries, banana, chia seeds and almond butter and could be so lovely to make in the morning for breakfast, or in the daytime if you would like to. Strawberries are one of my favourite fruits and the recipe could be helpful to make in the spring and summer in case it is easier to find fresh strawberries. You could also hopefully find all of the ingredients in your garden or at your local shopย ๐ŸŒธ

A raspberry and pear recipe

Here is a simple recipe for a raspberry and pear drink, made with fresh pears and raspberries. The recipe is from a book called 100 Best Health Foods, which has a lot of beautiful recipes made with healthy ingredients from a number of different food groups, including fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, and also notes a lot of nutritional information about the healthy foods. The recipe has just a couple of ingredients, including fresh pears, raspberries, water and honey, you could hopefully find in your garden or at your local shop ๐ŸŒธ the recipe could also be lovely to make in the autumn when pears are in season and you could hopefully be able to find fresh pears a bit easier ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ

A chocolate ganache cake

Here is a recipe for a chocolate ganache cake by beautiful Ella Mills, the founder and creative director of Deliciously Ella. The recipe is from Ella's book Deliciously Ella Every Day,ย which has a lot of lovely photos of the plant based recipes in the book and all of the recipes are so beautiful and help to celebrate eating healthily and cooking and baking plant based foods ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย the chocolate ganache cake is made with a lot of natural and plant based ingredients, including coconut oil, avocado, almond butter and raw cacao powder and could be a beautiful cake to make just on its own or for a birthday or other kind of celebrationย ๐ŸŒธ

Hand and nail care tips

Here are a couple of hand care and nail care tips I often use and I hope the tips could be helpful in case you are hoping to look after your hands and nails. A couple of the care tips include using a nourishing hand cream in the day time or when you feel your hands need some, using coconut oil on your nails and cuticles to help to nourish and moisturise them, giving the nails on your hands and feet a careful trim quite regularly and using a nail polish if you would like to, in a colour you like ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย I also noted a couple of nail care tips included in the Beauty Guide book by Dr Libby, including a couple of nutritional and self care tips to help to look after your nail health.ย 

August favourites

Here are a couple of natural beauty, skin care and book favourites for the month of August ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย the favourites I chose include the very gentle restoring oil from Trilogy Products, a gentle and calming natural face oil for sensitive skin, the KORA Organics noni radiant eye oil, a soothing and nurturing eye oil for the delicate eye area, a natural red lipstick from Karen Murrell lipsticks and a beauty book called the Beauty Guide by Dr Libby. I hope the favourites could be helpful in case you are hoping to try a natural beauty or skin care product; are there any favourite things you have been using, trying or making a lot for the month of August?ย 

The Beauty Guide book by Dr Libby

I pre-ordered a copy of Dr Libby's new book called the Beauty Guide a couple of weeks ago, and a parcel with the book just came in the post. As noted in the book, Dr Libby is an internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author and speaker who holds a Bachelor of Health Science (nutrition and dietetics) with Honours and a PhD in Biochemistry, and has twenty years of clinical experience. I bought a copy of another book by Dr Libby calledย Beauty from the Inside Out, which wasย published a couple of years ago, and enjoyed reading the book a lot. Dr Libby's new bookย the Beauty Guide is also so beautiful and so lovely to read and shares a lot of generous and lovingly written information, beauty care tips and solutions about how to look after yourself and to uplift the way you see and feel about yourself as best you canย ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ

A couple of sleep care tips

Here are a couple of care tips for a comfortable and peaceful sleep ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย 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.