Cooking for Family and Friends the latest recipe book from Joe Wicks The Body Coach.

The smiles on their faces say it all about the eve we all spent on this roof top bar in Central London. The evening weather was spectacular and the best of the year yet. Nothing like cooking for family and friends and this recipe book certainly has something for everyone. Learning to cook really does make a difference to your life and helps control your diet a lot better. Knowing the ingredients and adding them together fully engages you in the creative process so helping to calm the mind.  Joe Wicks is an online fitness phenomenon who’s approach is warm, friendly, approachable and very focused when it comes to health and fitness.  I really get it why he’s so popular by making health and well being very accessible.  This book certainly adds to my kitchen collection.  There are many recipes here that are familiar and simple to make. Cooking for Family and Friends makes health and well being an easy option in your everyday life. Meaning it doesn’t exclude any of those treats you love to eat.  Take a look.. JOEWICKS 

Ethical and sustainable NEW PALMER’S COCONUT OIL FORMULA helps keep you in that holiday frame of mind.

WP_20160809_10_25_34_Pro [2305843009216731476]It feels as if I’m on a permanent holiday when using Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula body products. Completely Paraben free without a trace of Phthalates, Gluten, Sulfates, Dyes and mineral oils in their formulations.

I won’t use products that haven’t got some kind of ethical or sustainable angle nowadays so ruling out as much as possible any added chemicals onto my skin.

Palmer’s Body Lotion RRP £4.00 / 250ml,   Coconut Oil Formula Body Cream RRP £5.00 / 125g, Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil.

2nd image bbI’m a fan of the SPF 50 high sun factor and wear one all year round whatever the season. It keeps the skin healthy and reduces any potential skin damage in the long term. I just love the oil consistency with a high sun block and add over a moisturizer for added hydration daily avoiding the immediate eye area.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone® Suncare Lotions SPF30 and SPF 50 RRP £9.99 / 250ml and EVENTONE Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone® Suncare Spray Lotion SPF 30 and SPF 50 RRP £12.99 / 150g

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Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Hand Cream RRP £2.40 / 60g.  The most important factor of a hand cream is how hydrated and soft it leaves the hands.  Protecting the hands is just as important as the face, neck and body.  Find out more from Palmer’s  available from Boots, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Feel Unique and Amazon.

Just to add they’re a part of the promoting sustainable Shea Butter production and a member of the Global Shea Alliance. 

They say Eat it.. Wear It.. Swear By It..Vita Coco Coconut Oil 100% Raw, Organic & Extra Virgin Cold Pressed..

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The first time i found Extra Virgin 100% Cold Pressed Organic Vita Coco Coconut Oil happened to be in a goodie bag given out at Kinky Octopus press event in Soho around the corner from Berwick Street Market London  .  In true Brasilian party style we were offered Caipirinha’s,  Pão de queijo, some of my favourite Brasilian food & drink… On display were beautiful colourful wrist bands  “Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia”   which refers to the good life…these wrist bands are very synonymous with Bahia Brasil and is the backdrop of a place that’s full of culture, creativity and immense colour.

I finally got round to opening the jar and instinctively applied it to my face before reading the label, and then felt horrified when i discovered it was used for cooking, baking & frying. Thankfully  it went on to say, “Goes beyond the call of beauty as a moisturizer and hair conditioner,” and spread it on your toast! Really! 🙂

Lots of people around the world have used coconut oil for many years, countries such as Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Caribbean, India…. It can be used to soothe, calm and hydrate the skin & hair all in one go including offering an anti – bacterial agent for wounds and sunburn. Massage into the hair & scalp helping those affected by a dry scalp & dandruff. As an insect repellent just add a little peppermint oil which keeps away the bugs.  Then there’s the cooking element to add to the endless list of benefits…There’s only one precaution to using this product and that’s NOT to sit directly in the sun without any UV sun protection. You will burn no matter how much melanin pigment you have in your skin. Protecting yourself from direct sunlight is very important to very healthy skin long-term.

I really enjoy using this product and know many people who love it too….as the saying goes ( sent to me by the PR) Eat it. Wear It. Swear By It.

Have a look online Vita Coco Coconut Oil..

Vita Coco Coconut Oil is available at Amazon, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Ocado.com, Selfridges, Tesco, Urban Outfitters & Wholefoods.

Available in three sizes: 250ml & 500ml glass jars, 750ml PET jar. RRPs:  250ml from £5.99,  500ml from £9.99 & 750ml from £14.50

Avon’s latest BIG & MULTIPLIED Mascara launches 5th May 2016.

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Avon’s latest Big & Multiplied Mascara £8.50. I’ve always had a soft spot for Avon’s make-up range as its a good workable product and good value.  For many years I felt it was always an underrated make-up range due to the fact it was sold door to door and not over the counter in department stores. Those days have long gone and if you know your local rep it’s good to support them and an excuse to get together : ).  I’m sure as a customer you’ve used many mascaras and tried many types along the way. This mascara is designed to give maximum impact and volume by coating every individual lash without sticking to itself. So creating a fabulous full lash effect. I’ve used their mascaras and haven’t ever felt let down by the product. Top tip always coat the bottom lashes first before the top. Anyway it’s up to you & available online  Avon.uk.com  including through your local Avon Rep, Launches 5th May 2016.

Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist loves Brit brand ICONIC Strobing Stick to highlight the skin.

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Ever wanted to know how Kim achieves the light reflective look and effect on the skin? Well now you know it’s the Brit brand ICONIC Strobing Stick £29.99.  It has a cream consistency so easily glides onto the skin whether you’re using it over your foundation, mixing it in or using directly onto bare skin. I prefer cream highlighters to powder ones due to the fact it adds moisture to the skin and offers a more definite fashion finish. It’s the perfect finish for photography and a must have for all skin tones. For more information  ICONIC.

The Organic Pharmacy Homeopathic & natural health heros for summer hols & honeymoons.

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Homeopathic lineupWhether you’re a homeopathic believer or not these remedies will help any typical summer/travel health problems without having to resort to doctors meds. As a regular user of Homeopathic remedies and continue to enjoy the benefits they bring to my health over the years. Here’s some top tips on how to use the remedies above and what to do.

1. Make sure you never touch any of the tablets or the inside of the cap. Gently tip two tablets into the cap and then onto the tongue.  Let them dissolve gradually under the tongue. Always keep containers away from direct sunlight, strong fragrances, and the coolest place possible & keep them completely dry.

2. No eating or drinking ( apart from water)  up to 10-20 min either side of taking the remedy if possible.

3. If the problem is acute then take them every 20 min until it subsides & water is fine to drink.

There’s no side effects to taking these remedies so children, babies and loved pets would all benefit.

Lastly, insects either love or hate you, so if you’re one of these people who get bitten on a regular basis, a natural Insect Repellent spray £6.50 will keep them away.

Prices for the above remedies,  Jet Lag – Arnica, Coccolus 30c £12.95, Heat Rash – Urtica Sol Complex £12.95, Travel Sickness – Tabaccum Petroleum Cocculus 30c £12.95, Tummy Troubles – Aloe, Ars, Alb, Iris, Podophyllum 6c £12.95  & just below for Sun Burn – Urtica, Sol 30c £12.95.

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For further information on these and other Homeopathic remedies just click on the link. Organic Pharmacy.