Gentle shampoo and hair conditioners from Pure Potions

 I am horribly fussy about the products I use on my hair, and over the years, have found things that work and things that don’t. I struggle with some issues with my skin and scalp including having a very dry, flaky scalp and also mild psoriasis, so some products don’t work.  I am also quite […]

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Helping skin get better with Cetraben…

It’s no secret that we have struggled with skin issues in our house. I have psoriasis and Emily has dealt with eczema as well as very dry and sensitive skin since she was a baby. We have spent a lot of time and energy into figuring out what treatments and skin care regimes work for […]

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When dry skin on your hands is a major problem…

I wash my hands a lot. I work with small children, which often means I get messy. My hands are often very dry and sore at the end of the day, and I have a mild form of psoriasis which means they get easily irritated and can take a while to heal.  I have “fancy” […]

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Surcare – Getting tough laundry done, but being kind to skin…

I do a LOT of laundry. Two kids, who wear school uniform, and a lot of extra curricular activities that mean there are lots of muddy, sweaty, sometimes paint covered clothes dumped in the wash basket every week. I also have a husband that runs and cycles for exercise and I work with small children […]

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Skinnies Silk Skinware for eczema

When I was training as a student nurse in London, I spent time on a Dermatology ward, and learned a lot about various skin conditions, that can cause many problems for children and adults. I worked with children with severe eczema and other issues, and one of the things we did was “wet wrapping” which […]

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My hair doesn’t like shampoo.

Or to be more exact, my scalp doesn’t like shampoo, so I have been experimenting with less hair washing and alternative methods of keeping my hair clean and my scalp healthy…. We have all seen the adverts, billboards and glossy pages in magazines, telling us to use x brand of shampoo, or conditioner, to make […]

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Tuesday’s Reviews – Island Natural Products

  When Tina, from Island Naturals e-mailed me and asked me if I would like to try some of their range, I jumped at the chance. I am always looking for more natural, less chemically filled things to use for our family on our skin, in baths, and as beauty products, and given that Big […]

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10 uses for coconut oil, in our household

We use coconut oil for lots of things in our house, these are the ten I can think of, off the top of my head, every day uses for it. We buy a jar or two of cold pressed, virgin oil from our local health food shop, and each jar lasts about two months or […]

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