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The best way to use a skincare oil

It’s winter and with all this cold weather, many of us are using skincare oils on the skin for extra protection against the harsh weather. Oils are a wonderful addition to pretty much any skincare routine - and especially on skin that is dry, sensitive or affected by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. But do you know the best way of using them?
Cold and dry weather can trigger eczema. 5 tips to keep it at bay.

Do You Know These 5 Winter Eczema Triggers?

We all know that drier air and colder temperatures mean that skin loses moisture more quickly. And for eczema affected skin, which finds it challenging to hold onto its own moisture, it means that reminder to ‘moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!’ is more important than ever! But did you know that there are other triggers that can cause eczema to worsen in winter? Keep an eye on these five to ensure you keep eczema at bay during the colder weather.

Are You Using the Right Moisturiser for Your Skin?

Are You Using the Right Moisturiser for Your Skin?

Moisturisers play a key role in keeping moisture in the skin and keeping it hydrated. The right moisturiser will soothe and protect the skin, enhancing our skin’s natural ability to renew and protect itself.
Avoid these 4 ingredients in a facial wash

Avoid these 4 ingredients in a facial wash

The skin on your face is the thinnest skin on your body. In fact, the thinnest skin you have, which is around your eyes, is 80 times thinner than the thickest on your body (can you guess where that is? hint: you stand on it).
Camellia oil - the wonder oil you need in your regimen

Camellia oil - the wonder oil you need in your regimen

Camellia is an amazing plant which is one of the longest-lived and hardiest known. In Japan and China, the oldest living camellias are still flowering despite being over 500 years old, and it’s not uncommon to find camellias over a hundred years old (the oldest in Australia was planted in 1831!). With amazing regenerative qualities, it isn’t surprising that in many parts of Asia its seeds are prized and have been used by the legendary geishas of Japan for centuries.
Special Offer! The Ultimate Stress Reliever

Special Offer! The Ultimate Stress Reliever

Did you know our Mother’s Intensive Restorative Oil is one of our best sellers? If you’re already a fan then you’ll love this offer, and if you haven’t yet experienced its incredible effects now’s the perfect chance! If you’re not familiar with our Mother’s Oil read on...
Over-Sanitised Hands? Try this!

Over-Sanitised Hands? Try this!

Keeping skin well moisturised is important as soap and sanitisers don’t work as well on skin that is broken or raw (and people are more reluctant to use them due to the discomfort they’re in). Cracked, dry or bleeding hands are also susceptible to infection - so keep your moisturiser handy and make sure to use it only with clean hands.

Introducing Calendula & Camellia Lotion!

Introducing Calendula & Camellia Lotion!

Over the years, one of our most frequently requested products was for a lighter, nut-free, Calendula moisturiser suitable for all-over body use on all types of skin - in particular sensitive skin. Nanna's new recipe is finally ready - and we're thrilled to get to share it with you!
4 Tips to Make Your Skincare Earth-Friendly

4 Tips to Make Your Skincare Earth-Friendly

It’s 2021! There’s a sigh of relief all round that 2020 is over and all of us at the farm are full of hope that 2021 will bring better things. To help make that happen, we’re all in the midst of making our resolutions for the year, and if we want a better world, we know that should start in our own homes. 
So besides the usual resolutions of losing weight, being kinder and spending more time with our families (all very important!), we’re hoping that more people will try some of our earth-friendly skincare resolutions. Every step counts :)
Read Those Ingredients Lists!

Read Those Ingredients Lists!

Have you ever looked at an ingredient list and wondered what actually goes into the skincare you’re buying? Learning to decipher ingredients can tell you exactly what goes into your skincare. Instead of relying on what a brand tells you, a quick read will reveal whether your money’s actually going into the ingredients or the marketing!
Kids & Eczema

Kids & Eczema

Eczema can be an exhausting cycle for parents and child (we've been there!) and unfortunately the one thing which is needed most is also probably the hardest to find in situations like this - patience! Taking the natural route may not have the dramatic short-term results that steroid creams do but the long-term advantages definitely outweigh the wait. 

The Wonders of Tea Tree Oil

The Wonders of Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca alternifolia) is one of the most powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial natural ingredients known. The oral history of aboriginal Australians tells of healing lakes into which the leaves of the tea tree plant had fallen and decayed over time. And it seems Captain Cook and his men enjoyed tea made from the leaves (hence the name) and noticed its effects. But it was only in the 1920s when the power of the tea tree plant began to be scientifically recognised and studied and since then, a whole host of studies has verified the amazing power of the plant to heal and soothe all sorts of skin conditions.