Treat Yourself to a Spa Day at Home — ecogreenlove

Personal home spas have become a common feature of modern homes, so more and more homeowners decide to transform their own bathrooms into retreats. Not only can this elevate your home décor, but it will also provide you with an opportunity to indulge yourself in a soothing spa experience right in your personal sanctuary. From bathroom design to treatment ideas, you can bring the spa … Continue reading Treat Yourself to a Spa Day at Home — ecogreenlove

Plastic Free Periods: Empowering women to make positive and informed menstruation choices

It’s official – plastic is a pain in the proverbial for everybody including the planet. It’s rabid and just like palm oil, it’s found in everything – right down to tea bags and feminine hygiene products too. But how many women actually know their tampons and sanitary pads contain plastic in them? That’s what Bristol-based campaign group, City to Sea, ask in their awareness raising video, Plastic Free … Continue reading Plastic Free Periods: Empowering women to make positive and informed menstruation choices

Qi Gong exercises to relieve stress and tension while sat at your desk

If you are sat at a desk for the majority of your working day, you may experience tension around the neck, shoulders and back. Tension and stress in the back, neck and shoulder muscles can easily be released by doing regular Qi Gong exercises whilst seated at your desk. In the below video, Qi Gong instructor Lee Holden demonstrates how tension can be alleviated in … Continue reading Qi Gong exercises to relieve stress and tension while sat at your desk

Sourdough: Health Benefits and How to make your own Starter

If you adore bread but want to find a loaf that is good for your health and weight, look no further than sourdough. With its unique tangy taste, sourdough takes advantage of the bacteria and yeast that are naturally present in flour. These microbes are the reason for the tanginess that sourdough offers. Sourdough is created through fermentation, which directly affects the taste and texture of … Continue reading Sourdough: Health Benefits and How to make your own Starter

Plogging: Combining jogging with picking up trash as a force for good

Plogging, an activity which involves jogging and stopping to pick up rubbish, is helping people to get fit while contributing something positive to the environment. A portmanteau of “jogging” and “plucking”, plogging is a new fitness trend from Sweden. Founded by Erik Ahlström, the Stockholm-based group Plogga aims to activate the city’s runners as a force for good. Ploggers run while wearing gloves—all the better for handling garbage—and … Continue reading Plogging: Combining jogging with picking up trash as a force for good

Growing Well: Organic and sustainable farm helping those with mental health issues

Growing Well is an organic farm which primarily exists to provide opportunities to people who are recovering from mental health issues. The importance of nature in supporting a person’s mental and physical wellbeing has long been acknowledged by people suffering from mental health as well as health care practitioners. The Cumbria-based mental health charity and farm, which supports sustainable farming practices, enables volunteers to manage … Continue reading Growing Well: Organic and sustainable farm helping those with mental health issues

DIY Natural Healing Antiseptic Balm

Antiseptic cream is a household essential to tend to cuts and scrapes. Many of the conventional antiseptic creams contain paraffin, and while there are many natural alternatives on the market, it is just easy to make a natural antiseptic healing balm at home with a few simple ingredients. The below healing balm uses lavender oil, lemon oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil. Both lemon and lavender … Continue reading DIY Natural Healing Antiseptic Balm

Kefir: What are the health benefits and How to make it at home

Kefir is a cultured, fermented milk drink which is packed with healthy probiotics. It is similar to a yogurt drink, but is tart and has a creamy flavour and texture. Kefir is made using “starter” grains, just as sourdough bread has a “starter”. This starter is a combination of yeasts, milk proteins, and bacteria. Kefir, which originates from the Caucasus Mountains, is one of the most … Continue reading Kefir: What are the health benefits and How to make it at home

Soothing Bedroom Plants to help you Sleep [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Several factors can keep us from getting the rest we need, including insomnia, anxiety, stress and poor air quality. Luckily, there are many natural remedies that can help facilitate the rest we need. Simply introducing certain plant species into your bedroom can help reduce stress, boost your mood, and promote a more restful sleep. Below we’ve compiled a list of the 15 best bedroom plants … Continue reading Soothing Bedroom Plants to help you Sleep [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Ways to Boost your Energy naturally [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Fighting off sleep at work during a boring meeting is nothing short of torture. And like it or not, there are some times when coffee or those sugary energy drinks and sodas don’t cut it. Learning how to get more energy naturally will help you avoid those crashes that come from sugar drinks and caffeine. GetVoIP has outline 20 ways to get more energy at … Continue reading Ways to Boost your Energy naturally [Infographic] — ecogreenlove