Spring Roundup: Quarter 1 2024

Welcome to another roundup where I look back on all the delights from the first quarter of the year. For my writerly friends, there were posts on how to stay motivated and inspired and the best subscription boxes. And for the natural wellness lovers, we’ve got essential oils, detox teas, soaps and gut health. So much to choose from! So without further ado, I’ll leave you to catch up on anything that takes your interest…

Simple tips for writing inspiration

Simple Tips for Inspiration to Write

It’s a new year so I’m sure most of us have made resolutions to do something with our writing. Get it finished, get it published.  Get it started.  Unfortunately, there’s a lot of Christmas chocolate left over, it’s hard to restart after a break, and it’s still getting dark in the middle of the day.

Subscription boxes for writers and readers

Subscription Boxes for Writers & Readers

Ever heard of a writer subscription box? Monthly boxes have been gaining popularity in recent years, and it’s not surprising. Who doesn’t love getting things in the mail (as long as they’re not bills)? It’s like getting a present from someone who knows all your interests and how you work—a monthly delivery of writing gifts.

How to get motivated to write

Tips on How to Get Motivated to Write

If you’re reading this I’m going to guess you’re having one of those days where you can’t get motivated to write. You tell yourself it’s only a first draft but the quality of your writing just seems… blah. The blinking cursor on a blank page, the endless distractions, the constant battle with procrastination and writer’s

Turmeric Soap Benefits for Natural Glowing Skin

Turmeric Soap Benefits for Natural Glowing Skin

I’ve tried many different natural oils and skincare products over the years. There are few remedies out there as effective as the magic yellow powder that is turmeric. Today we’re diving into its history and use in skincare. For centuries, turmeric has been used not only in cooking but also as a potent natural skincare

Natural Hemp Soap benefits for fresh, glowing skin

Natural Hemp Soap benefits for fresh, glowing skin

When it comes to natural products, you can’t get much better than hemp oil. This unrefined clear green oil is made with cold-pressed hemp seeds and contains an abundance of fatty acids, essential amino acids, and vitamins that work marvels. But what happens when it goes through a saponification process along with other key ingredients?

Truth about the Health Benefits of Detox Tea

The Truth About the Health Benefits of Detox Tea

The health benefits of detox tea have been much hyped in recent years. They claim to be capable of promoting everything from weight loss to good digestion and increased energy levels. You wouldn’t think consuming tea of any kind would do that much for your health. Unless we’re talking about mental health, which also involves

7 Best Essential Oils for Teeth and Gums

7 Best Essential Oils for Teeth and Gums

As it gets harder and harder to afford a dentist (or find an NHS one if you’re British), the rise of essential oils in oral health is not all that surprising. Essential oils have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties known to help skin and hair, but can a natural remedy be good for oral health problems too?

Gut and Skin Health: Is Collagen a Probiotic?

Gut and skin health: Is Collagen a probiotic?

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about what a healthy gut can do for your skin. You’ve probably heard of collagen and probiotics and you wouldn’t be the first to wonder if they could be related in some way. After all, both are often associated with total skin health and overall

Moroccan Black Soap Vs African Black Soap Benefits and Uses

Moroccan Black Soap Vs African Black Soap: Benefits and Uses

If you’ve heard of natural black soap, you might be wondering what the difference is between Moroccan black soap and African black soap. Both are known for their natural ingredients and traditional production methods and both are celebrated for their benefits. So what sets them apart? Let’s take a closer look at Moroccan black soap vs

Benefits of Ylang Ylang essential oil for skin and hair

Benefits of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil for Skin and Hair

In the quest for the best skin and hair care routine, you’ve probably come across ylang-ylang oil. It’s one of those ones that pop up in lots of different (and expensive) skin and hair care products. And there’s a good reason. Ylang ylang essential oil (pronounced ee-lang ee-lang) has plenty of benefits for skin and

Wrap up

As usual, if there’s anything you’d like to share (or just say hello), you know where to reach me. Otherwise, thank you for taking the trouble to stop by – it really means a lot. Happy reading and I’ll see you again in quarter 2!

Nicole x

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