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Revival 2 – Carrot Muffins

Back in January we suggested a revival of proper Sunday afternoon tea with bang up-to-date healthy cakes. With Valentine’s Day falling on this coming Sunday we decided to give carrot muffins a ‘hearty’ make over. To make 12 muffins: 280g wholegrain spelt flour (or in this case we used 200g wholegrain spelt flour and 80g of raw muesli made with oats, quinoa flakes, oat bran, desiccated coconut and ground almonds), 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon…

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Love Winter

    It’s finally here and it’s beautiful – cold, crisp and sunny. The perfect time to relax in the evening and enjoy our Love Winter organic candle collection.

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Positively Good

The BBC series Trust Me I’m a Doctor aired last night and featured an interesting piece on toxic chemicals within the home. Testing levels in several family dwellings, the readings were then correlated against the amount of air fresheners (plugins, sprays & other commercial devices), cleaning products and scented candles the inhabitants used. The results were fascinating to them but to anyone already interested in natural health and the environment they were exactly as expected. The…

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Revival

A rather lovely childhood memory is of Sunday afternoon tea. Pleasurable in so many ways not least because cake was rarely on offer on any other day of the week. Nowadays we can of course have cake at pretty much any time, but in a way that detracts from the enjoyment. So for 2016 we thought we’d make a pitch to revive Sunday afternoon tea once a month and in a rather lovely way. We want…

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We wish you a Rather Lovely Christmas and a healthy new year

The sprouts and red cabbage are picked from the kitchen garden at our Rather Lovely HQ and we’re looking forward to a nice rest over the holidays. Here’s wishing you all a Rather Lovely Christmas and a very healthy new year. During 2016 we’ll be expanding our range to include other traditional, tried and tested natural skincare products and some new home fragrancing scents. It’s not that we don’t like modern, we do, but we know a…

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Looking ahead

If you’re already considering ways in which you can be healthier in 2016 then add dry skin brushing to your list. It’s the perfect way to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems ensuring the body detoxes effectively. Dead skin cells are removed and clogged pores unblocked allowing the skin to breathe and improving it’s appearance. This is one practice you do want to become addicted to. Complement it with some Rather Lovely body lotion and start the…

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Spoil yourself

It’s a lot easier to be healthy if you know what’s going on inside and can adapt accordingly. Whether it’s your skin that needs attention or your immune system generally, Giulia Enders international bestselling book GUT is the perfect gift to yourself – it’s great holiday reading and will set you up for a very healthy 2016.

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One kind word…

One kind word can warm three winter months is a Rather Lovely Japanese proverb. Health isn’t just about diet, exercise and good skincare, it’s also about our interaction with others. With today and 3 more days of our healthy advent calendar remaining, try to say as many kind words to those around you as you can before Xmas. You and they will feel better for it.

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Winter Inspiration

The colour of springtime is in the flowers, the colour of winter is in the imagination – Terri Guillemets. Nature is so important to wellbeing. Our Rather Lovely natural products are captured beautifully by Rather Lovely photographer Nicola Coe. Take a look at her …from a garden blog for some winter inspiration.

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Chill (day 19 of our healthy advent calendar)

No need to even put the oven on for this week’s cake. Our Rather Lovely Chocolate & Salted Caramel Ice Log is just the right combination of indulgence and healthy deliciousness. Bananas have a natural antibiotic effect and help reduce stress levels so you can eat this and feel good about it. Whoever thought that cake could be medicine. Roughly chop some hazelnuts in a food processor using the pulse button then roast them in a medium hot oven until…

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