This year kicked off with four weeks spent volunteering at Sadhana Forest India – a sustainable living and reforestation project. It’s nearly the end of another year and I find myself reminiscing.
It was December 2013 in London, grey and cold. After a bout of uninspiring circumstances on the job and relationship front I decided to leave London and spend some time with Mother Nature. I wanted to get back to my roots. I needed to plant some trees. After some online research I decided to volunteer at Sadhana Forest, a project set-up in 2003 by Aviram Rozin on the outskirts of Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. Sadhana Forest India has three main aims: the reforestation of 70 acres of severely degraded land with the indigenous TDEF (Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest); practicing water conservation techniques and providing environmental education to all.
Being female has its highs and lows. Fortunately, Mother Nature is here to lend a helping hand. Read on to discover 6 natural remedies that every woman needs to know.
1. Majoram for Menstrual Cramps
Sweet Majoram oil is analgesic and anti-spasmodic, making it a perfect natural pain reliever. It can be applied directly to the lower abdomen using a homemade hot compress. Make a relaxing and numbing hot compress by mixing 3 drops Sweet Majoram oil and 3 drops Clary Sage oil to a bowl of very hot water. Soak a piece of sterile cotton cloth or flannel in the bowl, wring out the excess water and place over the lower abdomen. Once the compress has cooled to body temperature, soak and repeat as many times as desired.
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6 Natural Remedies To Make Every Woman’s Life Easier
Yesterday I made my first trip of the year to the ladies pond. For those not in the know, the ladies pond is a ladies-only outdoor swimming pond on Hampstead Heath. As a born and bred NW3 girl I have spent many of my happiest days here, lounging around semi-naked in the sun (and quite often cloud) within the boundaries of this haven of tranquility.
So there I was, bikini clad and shivering in the wind. Those who know me will back me up when I say that I am afflicted by some kind of body temperature disorder, forever cold and sporting goose bumps in the middle of summer. It had gotten to past 5pm and somehow I had managed to still avoid actually going in the pond. The thought of it filled me with dread, could anything be worse? Continue reading