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Why I’m following the Mad Hippie trail

One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to share my own search for natural products that were an effective alternative to mainstream ranges. My hunt for skin, make-up and hair products that are plant-based, paraben-free and non-synthetic for starters has taken me on quite a journey. And when I find something I love, I share it, so essentially, my research means…

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Orange Cacao Raw Balls

I’ve been following Sweet Caramel Sunday on Instagram and have really enjoyed seeing photos of all of Adrianne’s recipes. I have tried a couple of recipes, and one of my absolute favourites are these orange cacao bliss balls. I love raw balls as they are so easy to make and help with my sweet carvings too. The things I love about this recipe is; It’s…

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How to Manifest Your Perfect Partner

I’m a big believer in The Law of attraction and Manifesting, in fact I believe everything in my life today I have manifested. To celebrate Valentine’s Day,  I’m sharing my tips and insights on how to find the perfect partner using this technique. So, if you’re a single lady looking for love, read on! 1. Write List of Qualities Take some time to think about the qualities you are looking for in…

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How Carrot Oil Rescued My Winter Skin

Sinivalia Carrot Oil £15.99 My skin has been feeling a bit dry and dull this January, I think it’s a cross between the cold winter air, the central heating, and getting in and out of a car with the heater on full bore. Sometimes I find walking the dog in this type of cold winter weather can aggravate my skin too, making it look red…

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My Zero Waste Bathroom Essentials

I’m still on a journey of reducing my single use plastic, but I’m really pleased to report that I have now replaced most of my bathroom big brand products over to natural zero waste ones. It’s quite a journey replacing everyday products, as often you try things that don’t work as well. Thats why I thought I’d share with you the products that I’ve found,…

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Non Toxic Cleaning with Tincture London

I think one of the most shocking things I’ve learned on this journey is the most toxic place I frequent is my home! When I did the post with Amanda from Non Toxic Life I was upset to learn so many items at home are toxic to our health, everything from plastic tupperware dishes, candles, air fresheners, fabric conditioners, even my mattress that I spent £2000…

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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.
Natalie X

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