Tag Archives: Hormones

Essential oils for hormone balancing

Hormone balancing is a ‘hot’ topic for women at the moment and myself as I reach 40, hot flushes, night sweats and breakouts abound! so whilst I know some things about how to help I needed to learn more, in this months natural Living Magazine there is an article on hormone hacks

And on Wellness Mama there is this brilliant guide to essential oils for PMT:

Essential oils can be very powerful and effective when used correctly, but because of their power they also carry their share of risks. Check with a qualified health practitioner before using essential oils or any other remedy, especially if you are pregnant or have a health condition.

box-06y_sWhat is PMS?

Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS, is a name that refers to a combination of symptoms that women can suffer from in the week before menstruation. It is estimated by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that nearly 85% of women suffer from some PMS symptoms. (1) These symptoms can include:

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Dangers of fake bake tanning


As the festive season is quickly approaching, Fake Bake mobile tanning units are popping up in my town and I guess in yours to. You can also buy the stuff online to tan yourself at home. Popular with celebrities, they have been deemed by the media and tanning salons as ‘a healthier way to tan’, they big them up by saying ‘Fake Bake uses botanical ingredients and advancements in their products have allowed them to remove ingredients such as parabens and artificial preservatives from their tanning products’. Ohh you think, they must be OK, in fact a local representative said

“Fake bake is suitable for anybody, young or old, is also safe to use if you are pregnant ( after 12 weeks) all skin tones, and can be used on many different skin conditions, with no irritation.”

Lets dig a little bit deeper, as I always advise you all to do with any product you are putting on your skin.

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