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Learning How To Make Candles in London

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Last month, I was invited along to Lumiere de Londres studio to partake in a candle making workshop with a lovely lady named Sakeena Edo. In the workshop, we completed three projects in a relatively short amount of time – an aromatherapy candle, a massage candle and wax melts. The latter I hadn’t heard of prior to the event but Sakeena advised that a previous …

Aromatherapy Associates Indulgence Candle

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I’ve been a fan of the Aromatherapy Associates blends for some time now. They were one of the first brands I wrote about on Biteable Beauty! So when they asked if I would like to try one of their natural plant wax candles I was very keen and had a sneaking suspicion it wouldn’t last very long in our house. We always have a candle, essential …

Happy Easter! Healthier Chocolate Options

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Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate Egg I have so much respect for Jo Fairley, not just for her work within the beauty realm but also for her and her husband’s work for producing ethically sourced organic chocolate in the shape of Green & Black’s. Born out of an idea in their small Portobello Road flat some 21 years ago, the brand has gone …

Wild Chocolate Adventures

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A couple of months ago now (time flies – it’s scary!), the lovely Neal’s Yard girls invited me to a superfood spectacular event at Neal’s Yard Wild Juicery in Covent Garden, which involved a Wild Chocolate Workshop. Being a lover of Neal’s Yard, their PR team, superfoods and raw chocolate, tell me how could I say no?! I was excited to go along as I knew …

Animal Friends

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I love animals and always have done. I have had a pet for most of my life. Cats, fish and most recently Mimi our beloved dog. As I looked back through our holiday photos in Turkey it became quite apparent the extent to which I do. Thankfully Charlie does too so he didn’t think of me as some cat-obsessive destined to be a spinster as …

Turkey Excursion – Kaya Village (Ghost Town)

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Besides from our visit to the Dalyan Mud Baths (not forgetting turtle beach!) the only other excursion we went on was to Fetiye, a market town which sadly has become a bit of a tat-selling tourist trap.  I had a run in with one of these tat sellers, however he should have thought twice before trying to catch me out. After telling me he would …

The Eden Project

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On the way back from a wedding in Lands End recently, we stopped off at the Eden Project on the way home.  I was almost as excited about this as I was the wedding.  For ten years I have been longing to go but it is a rather long way from London to go especially to do a round trip in just a day. So …

Cocovogue Wellness Suite Room Sprays

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At the Natural and Organic Products Show in April earlier this year, I was handed out a couple of samples of room sprays from Cocovogue.  I had not heard of the brand before but I was drawn to the fact that their sprays use moringa infused raw virgin coconut oil.  Two of my favourite ingredients!  Moringa is an African superfood used to purify water, and …

Mimi Moment

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This is Mimi. She smiles. I know why she smiles; I don’t know any dog that has it better. She eats mostly organic meat. To keep as many nutrients in the meat as possible we feed it to her raw. However, over time, and with the treats bestowed upon her (think kippers, smoked salmon, pate, livers, Bruh Estate stuffed chicken legs and Aberdeen Angus seasoned …