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Marigold magic

Marigold magic

There are some herbs which seems to do just about everything: lavender is certainly an all-time wonder-herb. And so is calendula, or pot marigold as it’s often known.So what is calendula good for? Well – you can drink it, eat it, make skin potions and medicines or simply look at…

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Let's have a nice cup of tea

Let's have a nice cup of tea

Who doesn't like a cup of tea?  It's comforting, warm, familiar, delicious and always seems to do you a power of good.Tea is very English too. At least that's what we like to think but of course tea came originally from China. It's a camellia bush with a wonderful Latin tag…

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Stepping into Spring

Stepping into Spring

At least the weather's better! So maybe it's a good time to think about a how to you put your best self forward while the world outside puts on its bright Spring coat.It’s worth thinking about what you put in your body as well on it. What you eat is…

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How Incey-Wincey Spider saved the day

How Incey-Wincey Spider saved the day

Spiders have been with us for 100 million years and so – no surprise - are a crucial part of those ancient stories and beliefs, they conjure up fear and fascination, they are always with us in one form or another, sometimes poisonous, sometimes insect-munching benevolence; they are symbols of eternity, creativity, persistence.  

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What does a doula do?

What does a doula do?

A doula? What on earth's a doula?  It is close to doolally? Or maybe a girlie doodle? No. Definitely note. It's someone who helps with birthing and they're becoming very popular with the stars - Nicole Kidman and Jessica Biel  among them - and many more 'ordinary' mums. We asked Sarah Johnson, who has been a practising the art for nearly two decades, to explain why. Oh, the word 'doula' comes from ancient Greek and means 'woman's servant' so you can see why they could be useful.

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Bee friendly to bees

Bee friendly to bees

Bees: there’s a lot of buzz around bees because they are responsible for at least one third of what we eat. Without them the human race is more than likely doomed. They are the busy little creatures who pollinate our trees, fruit, vegetables, flowers and all things green. But bees are under threat.

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The beautiful benefits of baby massage

The beautiful benefits of baby massage

Little Herbs created Baby Oil for two main reasons – to help the Little One’s skin stay in peak condition and to act as a really good medium for baby massage.  Massage has become very popular because it is such a natural thing to do and is amazingly beneficial. It can help with easing colic and wind, lowering tension, attaining better sleep and communicating with your Little One.

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