Naturally All Well and Good

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Hello Gorgeous People!

I hope you are all very very well!

I’m very very excited to tell you about an amazing organic edition to keep everyone healthy in Worcester, ‘Naturally All Well and Good’, at the ‘Farm Shop’ at our beloved ‘The Fold’ in Bransford… Matt and I love going for amazing organic buffets at the weekend here. They always do amazing vegan, gluten free and sugar free dishes and they even have lovely raw salads too!! Woo Hooo! On the odd occasion there has been something in the food I couldn’t eat they always whip up something delicious and nutritious in a flash!

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Years ago I was very lucky to meet an amazing woman who has inspired me with her incredible attitude and absolute kindness, her name is May and she first came to see me to help her back pain, she was totally dedicated and did all of the exercises I gave her and went to see Claire McDonald, my incredible nutritionist and her health soared! Over the years May became so passionate about good health that she decided she wanted to help others too! So she went to The Fold and set up this amazing store!

Before All Well and Good opened I would travel to london to get my shampoo, organic chemical-free make up and other products like clean tooth paste and organic sunscreen… Our skin is our biggest organ and needs to be looked after just as much as our insides. There are links now to certain chemicals actually lowering our immune systems so much that it causes allergies. On a recent BBC documentary a doctor said that SLS actually causes eczema as soon as it touches the skin! It is in pretty much every mainstream soap! All well and good offer two different lovely natural soaps that are totally clean and wonderful for the skin!

There is organic, vegan, mineral make-up (the only brand not to use talc) by Inika, which I use and actually used for our wedding day, it stayed put all day and I didn’t even have to reapply! Recipe books and bottles, from yours truly, amazing soaps, moisturisers, kids products, shampoos and even organic food!

May has gone to so much effort to find the very best ranges of healthy, nourishing skin care brands and has taught me a lot along the way, so here are my top 5 products from All Well and Good…

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1. Our Tiny Bees Vanilla Candles – I didn’t realise that plain old candles could be so toxic until a few years ago, the artificial fragrances are not the healthiest of things to be breathing into our awesome lungs, whereas these candles smell deliciously real and natural, with a beautiful fragrance that works its way around the house and these amazing little fellas burn for up to 45 hours! Awesome right!? We actually have 4 dotted around the house which makes coming home smell super sweet! They are made with soy and bees wax, from local, happy, healthy british bees!

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2. A.S Apothecary Sussex Rose Aromatic Water – Having always loved the addition of liquid chlorophyll in my water, to alkalise and add a lovely minty taste to H2O, I was intrigued to try these aromatic waters, simply drop a pipette into your water and sip for a wonderful clean flavour with lovely benefits, I love the taste of rose water and it calms the body and skin helping to heal redness! There are many other lovely flavours to try too! I loved using this on our recent holiday when we were flying to feel even calmer and more relaxed.

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3. Our Tiny Bees Lavender Hand Balm – Despite the name I actually use this little beauty as a natural deodorant, I was away on a fitness course in the summer and forgot my usual coconut oil and bicarb deodorant, so gave this a go and love how hydrating and nourishing it is to the skin and the fact that even after 4 days of sweating, I still smelt clean and fresh! May also has a great range of other, equally effective deodorants that I can’t wait to try ranging from honey and vanilla to coriander and lime…mmmmm!
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4. Sister and Co. Activated Charcoal Tooth Whitening Polish – I had been trying to get my hands on this for months and was delighted when I saw it in the shop, charcoal is very cleansing and a brilliant natural whitener! This doesn’t just work, but makes brushing your teeth fun like halloween every time! After a good brush with the black stuff your witches mouth will be transformed to pearly whites! Simply rub your dry tooth brush into the mixture, brush and admire the results! I use it up to 3 times a week.

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5. I’m in love with the all natural soap, it smells amazing, my hands feel soft and I use it all over my body too. I used to always suffer with cracked, bleeding hands when I was little, which turned out to be a reaction to standard soap, so I’ve used natural soaps for years. Also, if I travel I always take an organic hand sanitiser with me as the soaps found on planes, trains and public toilets always irritates my skin. I use either Bentley or or Jurlique.

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6. Ok…I know I said top 5, but I couldn’t resist a 6th favourite product! As an avid body brusher, sometimes I just want to get in that warm shower! This body scrub is the perfect time efficient tool for super soft skin. With natural almond oil, sugar, honey and vanilla it buffs away old dead skin cells, feeding the body super delicious oils to leave your skin beautifully buffed and smelling sweet enough to eat! Simply jump in the shower, get wet, buff all over and let wash off and done!

I hope you’ve found this post useful, as many of you know I’m quite minimalist in my skin care and nutrition and opt for simplicity, but I also like to feel good and smell nice and I love that there are luxurious products and great prices to really look after ourselves and the planet.

So if you too are an eco warrior who loves a little pampering here and there All Well and Good @ The Fold is the place for you!

Happy weekend everyone!xx

Skin… very interesting!

Hey lovely people!!!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the great weather still! I’ve just finished my Wednesday morning Pilates class, I love my ladies! We started talking about a very interesting topic, hot flushes and night sweats…

A few years ago I started getting really bad night sweats, waking up in the middle of winter absolutely soaking wet, even though I always felt cold. So I went to the coolest nutritionist I know, Claire McDonald who helped me heal my body from all sorts of nasty things. Anyway, she simply asked what I was using on my skin, I replied “cocoa butter” which I thought was a pretty good product. I had bought it in Boots and loved the smell. She kindly explained that actually what I was using was full of chemicals and nasty toxins that my poor skin, the largest organ in the body was absorbing into my blood stream and when we sleep it’s our bodies chance to detox. When I was sleeping my body was literally pushing out all of those chemicals to get rid of them.

She also told me that night cream is also the biggest rip off as the skin needs to breath, so only to use a really good natural product on my skin in the morning.

So now I use good quality coconut oil on my body when I need it, maybe 3 times per week and my skin is the softest and in the best condition ever! It turns out that our bodies adapt to whatever we do to it, so by moisturising excessively our skin gets used to it. I found for a few weeks my skin felt so dry and flaky, then I found my trust coconut oil and popped a tsp in my mouth, a teasp on my body and was good to go!

I also make a face scrub using coconut oil and raw coconut sugar (health store) i simply mix the two on my skin, rub it around, use a warm linen cloth to remove and toss it in the wash (only use the cloth once!) I do this once a week, it’s lovely!

Moisturiser wise, I have been using a brand called Ren, but am after something even cleaner so am going to try Dr. Alkaitis, a raw skin food brand who is used by many many celebrities and is so clean you could eat it! I am also trying RMS, coconut oil as a facial moisturiser. I will do a review soon! But check out Rose-Marie Swift’s awesome site, it is fantastic and tells you all about the make-up industry…

http://www.beautytruth.net/

http://rmsbeauty.com/

http://www.beingcontent.com/ (where you can get the cleanest products for your lovely skin, it is a wonderful shop in London where I spend hours chatting to the wonderful American girl who works there and she actually did my wedding make up for me!)

So, in a nut shell… your body is gorgeous and absorbs everything that goes on the skin. Respect your skin enough to only put the best stuff on it and the best food in it.

Start by switching your body moisturiser, read beauty truth and gradually replace your old cosmetics for new, better ones that will leave your skin happy and healthy!


Miranda Kerr, nutritionist and super model swears by organic skin care and RMS beauty products, I love the RMS lip balms and living luminiser, high lighting balm!

Have a great day lovelies!xxx