Talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, nanoparticles, synthetics … no, we’re not talking about the workshop stash at your local car repair place. We’re talking about your cosmetics bag! Unless you’ve made the switch to natural make-up, you’ll find these names cropping up to varying degrees in pretty much all the cosmetics out there. It’s awesome that [...]
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And so it goes, and so it goes. The new year has us on our toes! By our actions we are known. And by the end of the first week of January, we can already see clearly whether we’re on track for our resolutions based on whether or not we’ve started any of them. I have [...]
Christmas is a time of storytelling. Some believe Christmas is storytelling. Whatever your faith, it is a beautiful time of year to reconnect and celebrate the gift of life. Intrinsic to all nativity scenes recreated the world over are the most famous bringers of gifts: the three wise men. Whether displayed as ornaments in homes and [...]
There's a rising consciousness of being kinder to the planet and whether the footprints we leave behind leave a plus or minus sign. One of the added benefits is this: eco-friendly and natural homemade gifts are becoming more and more fashionable! We’re growing more aware of the knock-on effects of mass production driving mass consumption. We [...]
The common name for melissa (Melissa officinalis) is lemon balm – and this speaks volumes, as its grassy, lemon scent is indeed a balm for the fatigued heart and frazzled soul. Back in ancient times, melissa was treasured as a restorative tonic. Monks have a long tradition of crafting elixirs and spirits from selected herbs and [...]
What if you spent your life cruising the world, and you were told on boarding that there’s a crucial storage and cleansing system that runs throughout the ship just beneath its exterior on which your wellbeing depended? This amazing system contains a magic liquid and eventually through various filtrations, the rubbish that needs to be cleansed [...]
Prevention goes without saying as the ideal when it comes to our health. Here at The Good Oil Daily, we’re huge believers in food as medicine, balance and interaction, and doing what we can as part of our daily habits and lifestyle to: maximise nutrition vs empty and sugar-laden calories energise and fortify our spirits with [...]
In word association tests, I’ll bet ‘joy and happiness’ and ‘herbs’ aren’t often linked together. But if you’re familiar with the marjoram, maybe you’ll be the exception. Known by the Ancient Greeks as ‘joy of the mountain’ and as ‘herb of happiness’ to the Romans, marjoram has long been esteemed for making people kick up their [...]
I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t love spending at least a little time at the beach. Maybe if you’ve ever been stranded on a desert island, that would get it out of your system (and here are our tips for oils that would be perfect companions in that unfortunate case). But aside from that? Not [...]
Manuka has become the darling of the honey world. And did you know it’s closely related to the tea tree? If the tea tree gave us drinking tea, we could marry the two and have a match made in heaven. While manuka is sometimes referred to as “New Zealand Tea Tree”, in the essential oil world [...]