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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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Flowering Tea is Blossom in a Cup

If you love herbal teas, then you’ll adore Sanatio’s Wellness Flowering Tea which literally blossoms in your cup! Beautiful to look at, gorgeous to taste and good for you too. I’m a huge fan of herbal teas and have been drinking them daily as an alternative to regular tea and coffee for the past 20 years. My favourites? I’ve tried so many flavours and brands…

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True Grit Health

Whether you’re feeling a bit under-the-weather or you have a health niggle that you haven’t been able to resolve, a health coach could be the answer.  Meet Stacy Marx, founder of Grit Wellness, a health coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) Practitioner, who sets her clients on the right track to healing.  More and more of us are suffering from health issues that are hard…

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Eating Our Feelings

I don’t know about you but everything in my life seems to be revolved around food! Whenever I meet up with friends – I eat, whenever I feel sad I eat, or when I sit in front of the TV – I eat, in fact I’m constantly eating! It seems I’m not alone, food companies are constantly looking to make a connection between food and…

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Flower Power

The Power of a Flower I’m not totally new to the healing power of flower essences as I’ve used Bach Flower Remedies (most of us have come across Bach Rescue Remedy at some point) but I was excited when my friend Lynn told me about a new range of flower essences that are handmade in Somerset. Like Bach Flower Remedies, Saskia’s Flower Essences are infused…

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The Perfect Blend

I love essential oils, so I’m always delighted to find new stockists and sources. I’ve recently discovered Blended Valley, a company specialising in unique essential oil blends, rather than single oils. The oils, grouped into three categories – healing, elemental and chakra oils –  are blended to target specific issues. So whether you want an oil blend to help you sleep, to improve your meditation…

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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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