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How the OHMat is taking yoga by storm

As yoga continues to be one of the most practiced forms of exercise across the globe, our desire for organic and sustainable yoga wear and accessories is also growing.  Inspired by her own yoga journey,  Dutch yoga practitioner turned yoga mat creator, Debbie Jongejan, has turned a dream into a successful business.  I interviewed her to find out how she has moved from working behind…

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The Secret to Sleep Problems

Sleep is such a big part of our lives, yet so many of us struggle to get a full 8 hours. Some of us who have experienced sleepless nights will know how hard it can be. Sometimes in the small hours of the night, everything seems a lot more heightened, problems seem bigger and anxiety more gripping. In fact the more I toss and turn,…

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Carrot and Coconut Soup

I am always looking for new ways to be healthier, and I believe simplicity is best; being healthy needs to be easy too. Recently I’ve been making myself soup for lunch, as it’s really easy to prepare, it fills me up, and stops me snacking throughout the afternoon. I often use a Sage Risotto Plus to make my soups. If you follow me on Instagram…

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Why I’m dipping into Atlantis Skincare

I love discovering new, natural beauty brands and my latest find is Atlantis Skincare. Founded by cosmetologist Zane Piese, all the products are hand-blended and created using plant-derived waxes, rare oils, exotic butters, herbal extracts and essential oils.  Zane’s passion for all-things-natural came from her mum, a doctor of traditional medicine in Latvia, where she grew up. Beginning her career with a well-known cosmetic company,…

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Egyptian Magic: One product that literally does it all!

As most of you know by now, I’m on a zero waste journey, so when I find a multi-use product  I get really excited, especially when it’s really affordable too.  Meet Egyptian Magic.  A well-kept beauty secret that has been endorsed by celebrities, make-up artists and beauty bloggers at home and abroad, the secret of its success lies in the unique formula of nature’s most moisturising…

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Turn Back Time with Facial Massage

As you may know already, I’m a big fan of the Gua Sha facial and of Face Yoga.  Both incorporate the benefits of exercising and stimulating your facial muscles – a bit like taking your face to the gym and with 43 main muscles present in the face,  a regular workout can be incredibly beneficial.  Some of our facial muscles get used more than others…

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About Me

About Me

Welcome to Does It Work, my blog dedicated to sharing my quest to live a healthier, less toxic and more natural way of life. If you want to look good and feel great, are eager to avoid chemical-overload in your life - and find effective alternatives to every day products, you've come to the right place! I'm passionate about finding organic and natural alternatives to mainstream products. Why? Because I really believe they are better for us - and for our environment. We use so many chemical-laden products in our homes, and on our skin and hair, that it's vital to be mindful of what we’re using, not just for our own health, but for our children, pets and the planet. My passion for natural, safer alternatives has also been fuelled by the fact that my mum died of cancer when she was very young, something that could well be attributed to the prevalence of potentially harmful ingredients commonly used in hair products and skincare, food additives and chemicals found in the environment. I've always shared my recommendations and experiences of products, treatments and therapies that I've tried and tested with my clients (I'm a professional hairdresser), and through my blog, I can reach a new and wider audience. As well as my expertise in hair, I have considerable knowledge and experience of alternative therapies and techniques, including Reiki, meditation, Feng Shui, EFT, NLP and martial arts. I’ve been actively researching, and testing as many products that I can over the last 10 years. From skincare and make-up, to food and even homeware, I’ve been incorporating the best of what I find into my daily life - and I’ve never felt better. And now I'm sharing it with you, so you can read about things that I've road-tested – and take your pick of the products that I've tried. I'm glad to have you on board and look forward to hearing about your experiences too.
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