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Finally! My blog is smartphone compatible …

Ta dahhhhh!

About a decade late, but my website is now mobile and tablet compatible. If you’re reading this from your smartphone email, pop on over and say hullo!

Plus, you’ll notice my site got a fancy reskinning.

 

 

In other news, if you struggle to feed your family healthy food, take a look at my last Instagram post. There’s an awe-inspiring murmuration of savvy mums sharing tips on how to sneak veggies onto kid’s dinner plates. Genius. One of my favourites in the thread is frozen cauliflower into smoothies – it blends up like creamy frozen banana.

Happy weekending.

x SJ

 

 

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How to Spot a Health & Wellness Junkie

Don’t forget that laughter is one of life’s greatest and simplest of superfoods!

Plant-powered pixie or coffee coyote; here’s wishing your kitchen indecent amounts of giddiness and joy.

x SJ


photo credit Jo Murphy for Roost Books

How to Spot a Health & Wellness Junkie

1. Your bowel movements are practically Instagrammable.

2. You can name 27 uses for coconut oil, faster than immediately.

3. Honestly, you think Gwyneth Paltrow is a good actor.

4. You’ve had therapy on your solar plexus.

5. Raw fennel is your go-to snack on playdates. Harib0 is homicide.

6. You’ve stocked up on jade eggs for your Yoni.

7. Traffic jams are an opportunity to catch up on kegal exercises.

8. Dairy is evil. You’re certain that burrata is the bastard child of a Mexican tortilla and a Korean fungus.

9. Cold pressed parsley juice makes you feel like you could live forever. And if you don’t? You’ll die trying.

10. You can fix constipation with your ujjayi breath.

11. Your cleaning products are so pure, you can probably eat them.

12. You’ve made your own gut-healing, vegan, gluten-free marshmallows and made your colleagues eat them.

13. Your children say Namaste instead of thank you.

14. You’re not passive aggressive about other people’s food choices. Much.

15. Most restaurants don’t understand you. Even waiters trigger your IBS.

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Beauty Heroes: skin food part 5

Sisters! I’m particularly giddy today.

I’ve become a cheer leader for a suite of incredibly strong, smart, deeply talented women; women who have started their own skincare brands born out of all-consuming love of nature and wizardry.

I want to help shout about these awe-inspiring brands. All natural, all organic, all small-scale farmers or producers; each of them deserves our attention and lovebombs.

The choices we make today, can help keep these wonderful green wizards stay in business. Heck, even thrive.

Fancy helping? Fancy looking amazing?!

Head on over to Beauty Heroes website, the mouthpiece for these brilliant alchemists and skincare specialists. I guarantee you will bounce higher than a caffeinated Smurf.

All of the products and brands within the Beauty Heroes family are formulated with the highest quality, organic and wild-harvested ingredients that have been ethically sourced by companies who care about your health and the health of our planet. 

“More joy. More love. More plants. More magic. Dear universe, I would like more of all of these things in my life.” – Laurel, of Laurel Whole Plant Organics.

What an amazing service to stumble upon, especially in a time when so many pseudo “natural” skincare products bombard our shelves. It’s a really cool educational tool as well as a go-to shopping source.

I’ve been hooked on it since 2016, and get such a fizz-rush knowing that my hard-earned cash is actually nourishing small, mindful, ethical companies instead of fueling mass-produced chemical gunk.

I’ll leave you with this nugget, who I follow on Instagram (Laurel is part of the Beauty Heroes tribe). Check. This. Out.

Namaste my friends.

x Susan Jane

What all goes into these precious powders?! Quite a bit actually: 🌿 1) In January, meet with farmer. Choose which plants they will grow and how much. 2) In March, seeds are planted. 3) By June, most plants are blooming and harvest begins. 4) In July, start receiving plants from our farms. Painstakingly dry them and handle them with minimal exposure to light and oxygen. The plants are stored in large Miron protective glass until we need them. 5) September, we have most of our plants in for the year. 6) To keep antioxidants at their peak, we make each powdered mask a couple times per month - and powder each plant by hand in house at the time the batch is made. 🌿 I have high standards for your products. You put your trust in me, and I take that seriously and do things as meticulously as I can. Xo laurel

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And finally, from the Department of Disclosure:

1.     I will only review small scale producers whose products I love and admire; whose work ethics amaze and astonish; and whose genius deserves a wider platform.

2. I do not receive payment or contra for the products that I review on my website. That ain’t my Feels.

As a Beauty Heroes ambassador, I receive their monthly discovery box in advance of its release, to trial-run the product as a member of their beauty council. There is no obligation to write about Beauty Heroes, in any form whatsoever, but I choose to do so from a place of love, deep respect, and incorrigible excitement.

3.     If I receive sample products to review for my site, you will be the first to know. Full disclosure. You are my friends. I have no intention to mess with your mind.