Well, that was May! Here is my love list for the month – things I have been using, trying, loving and crushing on.
♥ A Bit Hippy
Why, yes I am! I have been trialling this lovely natural skincare range this month and I am now a firm fan. My favourite products include the shampoo and conditioner (they make my hair feel sooo lovely). The deodorant works really well and has a very mild scent so suitable for either gender. The anti-ageing cream is gorgeous and I would use it again – for $30 it’s great value. My daughter loved the BB cream – as well as giving a light coverage, it also helps with acne!
They have a lovely baby range which makes a very cute gift. Also in the range is sunscreen, tanning cream, all sorts of products for the face, body wash and a body bar too. What I love is that it’s a really family friendly, affordable, natural range, made in Australia. The packaging and fun concept is also really quirky and appeals to me too! You can find it at some health food stores or pharmacies. Go here to find stockists near you or just buy straight from them online. Update: Free Shipping for all of June 2015.
GIVEAWAY: Yep the lovely hippies are giving away a hamper pack of their goodies to one of you to test it out as well. You will get a shampoo, conditioner, facewash and deodorant plus a heap of little samples added in as well. All you have to do is go and like the A Bit Hippy facebook page and leave us a message on this article letting us know how you are ‘a little bit hippy’! Read the terms at the bottom of this post too please!
The lucky winner was Rebecca F!!
♥ Anita Rossiter.
Anita is the awesome nutritionist at Eat and Three Veg and she lives near me now, so we get together and talk food and health! When Anita put up this post about Post Natal Depression and Nutrition, I was blown away. This info needs to be shared with anyone with PND or anyone about to have a baby. It’s time we support mums and nourish them after birth.
♥ The Happy Cookbook
Speaking of hippies, the biggest hippy nutritionist in Australia has to be Lola Berry. Her new cook book is amazing – all the recipes are gluten free and sugar free and based on real, whole food. She’s up on the latest nutrition so you won’t find any low fat in here! I love that it’s family friendly and simple too. A favourite for the collection.
Get it online ($15 off!) or wherever you normally buy good books!
♥ Nature Crown.
I am totally loving this project over at Mama Miss. It’s a gorgeous crown made from sticks! I think it’s so important to get kids not only being creative, but getting in touch with nature. Of course, non-plastic, eco-friendly, economical things to play with always get me excited too. This one is a winner.
Find all the details here.
♥ Happi Empire Gratitude Journal
I’ve actually had this for some time, but it’s been pulled out again and lovingly filled in. I like making my gratitude practice a lovely ritual – some quiet time, candles and oils and writing in a pretty book. There’s something more powerful about it this way. I adore Fran’s work – she is a graphic designer and sells some pretty and inspirational things on the side. I love the journal and it’s one of my favourite things to give my girlfriends for gifts.
Check out Fran and her Gratitude Journal here.
♥ Succulents in Recycled Tin Cans
How amazing is this project from Caz at Home Heart Haven? Make a very stylish pot plant for very little cost and effort. I love succulents – not only do they look spectacular, but they are hard to kill!
Read how to do it here.
♥ Red Boat Fish Sauce
Yummo – we have been loving the Red Boat Fish Sauce in our asian cooking. How amazing is this! Fish sauce with no sugar, no nasties, no preservatives. It’s made with traditional fermentation methods, it uses only anchovies and salt and it’s full of protein and vitamins and minerals. A two ingredient product? Unheard of! It’s a favourite with those following the paleo way of living too – many asian sauces are loaded with msg, sugar and all sorts of additives.
Get it online here (ps 10% off at the moment, see below)
This month’s bargains:
♥ 20% off Gourmet Organic Herbs and Spices only online here.
♥ 10% off all Eco Tan and Eco by Sonya products until 30th June, use code: NNAM
♥ 10% off storewide at Organics on a Budget until the 30th of June, use the code: celebrate
♥ Free 400ml coconut oil from the Wholefood Pantry range with every order at Nutra Organics.
♥ 30% off storewide at Miessence certified organic skincare, makeup and health products until midnite, 28th May. Use the code: tweet30
♥ 15% off storewide at Sustainababy until the end of May, use the code: NNAM1505
♥ The bargain bin at Shop Naturally has heaps of stuff up to 40% off!
♥ Check out what’s on sale at Biome Eco store (50% off a lot of natural make up)
♥ Allergy friendly food on sale at Happy Tummies here.
♥ 20% off all cookware at Zanui. Remember which ones are best in my last article!
This month’s articles:
♥ How to find a Holistic Health Practitioner
♥ How to Boost your Immune System, Naturally
♥ Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Dry Winter Skin
♥ Cookware: What is safe? What is toxic?
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