It is women and children in South Africa who suffer the highest burden of poverty and stunting. Our country also has alarming rates of maternal and infant mortality. Contributing to this crisis is food insecurity, substance abuse, limited access to health care and a lack...

“Ladies and gentlemen, wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” These are the opening lines of a song called Wear Sunscreen by Baz Lurmann. Have you heard it before? If not, it’s definitely worth peeling...

Aromatherapy is a relaxation and restorative technique that uses plant oils to heal the body. Quite literally, as you inhale, the molecules from the essential oils through the ‘aroma’,  begin to work on stress levels, cognitive performance and circulation – among other things. When receiving...

The year is speeding to an end and soon the festive season will be in full swing. While this brings loads of excitement to our lives, it can also make things feel like they’re spinning out of control. Now, more than any other time of...

We all love smelling good, but perfume can be pretty expensive luxury. Some beauty brands make alcohol-based eau de toilettes, which can be harmful to your skin, while other cosmetic companies use chemicals that consumers have allergies to. Now that people know the truths behind...

This Immune Boosting Bubbling Berry recipe is in ‘Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics’, by Catherine Barnhoorn, health coach, author and blogger at MILASMEALS.CO.ZA. We literally have a universe of bacteria within us, known us our microbiome, that forms the foundation of you and your little ones’...

Mixing your own perfume sounds pretty exotic doesn’t it? Well it is, but it’s also simple and very cost effective! Step 1: Dilution The strength of your aromatic liquid or perfume depends on the ratio of essential oils to water and alcohol. Perfume is the strongest formula:...

Sophia Du Toit, creator and owner of House of Mir (A beautiful range of natural perfumes which we have just started to sell) answers questions and shares insightful facts and knowledge with us on how the perfume industry has evolved from using natural essences to...

Scent-preferences are highly personal and subjective. Why is it that certain scents will transport one person with delight, but will be offensive to another? Our scent associations are directly linked to our memories. In one survey, for example, responses to the question 'What are your...

Steiner once said that the geography of the land reflects the hidden forces that shapes not only the landscape but is also a reflection of the Folk-Souls and thus shapes those born there. Just as the geography of the land reflects its hidden forces, so...