Why Use A Natural Deodorant?

I want to explain why I use a Natural Deodorant and thought it would be a good idea to write about it to help you make choices as to whether a natural deodorant is right for you. My lovely customer, Shelley, emailed me this week with some questions about her skin and how best to use Roscara products. As we were sending emails back and forward, I casually mentioned that I don’t use antiperspirants. No, I am not stinky in any way. Hand on heart. I do use deodorants. I choose to use a natural deodorant to minimise any irritation [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:47:54+00:00March 29th, 2017|

Easter in Ireland

A time of new beginnings and a sign that summer is just around the corner following a cold, bleak winter, Easter in Ireland is usually enjoyed by many people, whether religious or not. It is a gloriously, long weekend with a real sense of spring-time renewal. The Donegal skies are beautifully sunny here this morning although there is a gentle but slightly biting wind carrying with it the musical bleats of the newborn lambs safely shepherded in nearby fields. Outside my window, daffodils are dancing along the hedgerows.     Others are lifting themselves towards the sun from garden containers [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:48:02+00:00March 28th, 2016|

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2016

A Chara, This post is coming to you from a most beautiful morning here in County Donegal. The sun is, quite literally, splitting the heavens as we prepare for a day, or in some parts, days of wearing the green, smiles and an excuse to be as silly as we like. Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit! Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland Saint Patrick's Day is the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other. Even the small Caribbean Island of Montserrat has declared the 17th of March a national holiday. [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:48:07+00:00March 17th, 2016|

The Amazing Science of Your Skin

Skin is the largest organ in our bodies. Even with problem skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and psoriasis ( which I have now lived with for 41 years), we wouldn't be able to survive without it, faulty and difficult though it may be. No matter what the challenges are with our skins, we can always improve its health. So, just for you...some of the science behind the wonderful world of your skin. Skin: The Largest Organ in the Body Your skin is a remarkably complex organ which reflects your total health. It is the largest organ in your [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:48:13+00:00January 10th, 2016|

3 Wonderful Irish Christmas Poems for You to Enjoy

I have chosen three of my favourite Irish Christmas poems to share with you as we go into December 2018. They are... "A Christmas Childhood" by Patrick Kavanagh "Christmas Eve" by Celia and Ruth Duffin "The Magi" by William Butler Yeats Enjoy! From Patrick Kavanagh Collected Poems A Christmas Childhood by Patrick Kavanagh This poem was shortlisted in the Top 10 of RTE’s Poem for Ireland competition in 2015. 'One side of the potato-pits was white with frost – How wonderful that was, how wonderful! And when we put our ears to the paling-post The music that came out [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:48:19+00:00December 13th, 2015|

Traditional Irish Recipes : 3 Delicious Halloween Treats

With Halloween upon us there’s lot’s to be excited about. We go half daft with the celebrations in this part of the world. To help you celebrate Irish style here are three delicious, easy to make, traditional Irish Halloween recipes. The 3 recipes are for : Traditional Irish Barmbrack Soul Cakes Traditional Irish Colcannon They’re all about simple flavours, quality ingredients and centuries of tradition. TRADITIONAL IRISH BARMBRACK "The fire was nice and bright and on one of the side-tables were four very big barmbracks. These barmbracks seemed uncut; but if you went closer you would see that they [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:48:30+00:00October 31st, 2015|

Lavender Essential Oil : The Story of Lavender

Lavender Essential Oil: The Story of Lavender Won’t you buy my sweet blooming lavender, Sixteen branches one penny, Ladies fair make no delay, I have your lavender fresh today. Buy it once, you’ll buy it twice, It makes your clothes smell sweet and nice. It will scent your pocket handkerchiefs, sixteen branches for one penny. As I walk through London streets I have your lavender nice and sweet, Sixteen branches for a penny. Lavender Sellers's Cry, London Lavender Essential Oil Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family, and Lavendula Angustifolia is the most widely cultivated species. It [...]

By |2019-06-22T13:48:46+00:00December 29th, 2014|