Author: Amelia De Grandis


From a young age we are taught to brush our teeth twice a day for healthy teeth and gums, and to brush our teeth using a chemical-free toothpaste, but of course we want to ensure that it tastes nice, with the average person having 10,000 taste buds. This Aloe Dent Activated Charcoal Toothpaste is free from fluoride and SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, which is made quite clear on the packaging. Don’t let the use of ‘charcoal’ in the name put you off. The toothpaste might be black when you apply it to...

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“This skin-purifying facial exfoliator gently removes dull, dry and dead skin to instantly revive the complexion and promote the absorption of moisturisers. Enriched with Pomegranate, Rosehip and Bentonite clay, it gently refines, detoxes and revitalises your skin.” If you’re anything like me, finding the correct skin care is a struggle – and time consuming, endlessly scrolling through different websites reading the reviews and weighing up “this one is cheaper, but this one has an extra 0.5 in the rating” – then ultimately you end up buying the most expensive one, which just so happens to be the smallest quantity. After...

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Aloe Pura – Aloe Vera Shampoo & Conditioner

Having spent my adolescent years experimenting with various hair dyes, spending too much time in the sun and then having to deal with the consequences, choosing an effective shampoo and conditioner that will nourish my hair and leave it looking and feeling great is a must have. Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Herbal Shampoo Dry Hair and Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Herbal Conditioner are doing just that. Both the shampoo and conditioner are produced from pure organic aloe vera inner gel independently certified by the International Aloe Science Council, capturing the maximum nutritional activity of the aloe barbedensis plant. Having...

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Meridian – Cocoa & Peanut Butter and Cocoa & Hazelnut Butter

Nut butter mixed with cocoa, what’s not to love? Meridian’s newest products to hit the shelves are Cocoa & Peanut and Cocoa & Hazelnut butter and will leave you licking the spoon clean. Delivering all the deliciously nutty taste of roasted peanuts and hazelnuts alongside unadulterated cocoa, the nut butters are made with peanuts and hazelnut, and blended with cocoa powder, pure coconut and a dash of honey. Being a keen baker I was excited to give them both a taste. Cocoa Peanut Butter Twists The first thing I noticed on opening the lid was the rich smell of...

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Tiana Fair Trade Organics – Raw Ginger Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has being sending us all coco-loco lately, and for good reason – it’s an incredibly versatile natural product that can be used for so many things, from skin and hair care to cooking and baking. Coconut oil is especially suited to cooking at high temperatures, as it is made up of around 90% saturated fatty acids, which are able to withstand much higher temperatures than other oils and do not become toxic in the process. I have to confess, that while I have enjoyed using coconut oil in my beauty regime, up until very recently I was...

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