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Students and exams

Students and young people have taken quite a knock this year with Covid-19.  In my day job I deal with students, especially students taking assessments which count towards their school qualifications.  Stress has definitely been a bigger feature during 2020 with teenagers that I come across in all walks of life. Epsom salt baths are a great addition to a student's well-being toolkit.  A bath in itself is a great idea to stop, rest, calm and relax.  Add in some natural, food g...

September 19, 2020

Doctors and Nurses

My appreciation for doctors, nurses, ambulance staff and hospital support crew has hit an all time high 🧡 Over the last couple of years I've had to spend a wee bit of time in Waikato hospital. I have been horrified by the abuse I have witnessed towards staff from patients and their whanau. Our concern and worry for our loved one doesn't justify shouting, swearing and hurting others 💙 I am amazed and grateful for the patience, care, gentleness, time and humour offered to us. You must be bor...

September 18, 2020

Free Bath Bags this week

Bath Bags What are they?   They are like a tea bag for the body and soul, all wrapped into one neat little package, ready to pop into your bath or foot bath.  They contain our lovely NATURAL, CHEMICALLY PURE, FOOD GRADE EPSOM SALTS, swirled, blended and crushed with beautiful ORGANIC HERBS AND FLOWERS. Why a bath bag?  Well, because they are perfect for so many occasions! Take them with you for a night away to save you carrying a bigger bag which might spill.  Have som...

August 31, 2020

Why do we use organic herbs?

Why indeed?   Regular herbs are WAYYYYY cheaper, so from a business perspective that would make much more sense.  But, I have never been about the business, I am about getting the best for my family's needs.  Hence, bringing in the best epsom salts that we can find in the world. It doesn't feel right to not use organic herbs.  The epsom salts are  i      Natural, not made in a lab ii     Chemically Pure, tested for impurities and heavy ...

August 23, 2020

Raglan

Raglan, it's your lucky day! A friend has kindly taken a number of 25kg sacks of our beautiful NATURAL, FOOD GRADE AND CHEMICALLY PURE EPSOM SALT to the lovely town of Raglan.  Whilst most sacks were pre-ordered, there are a few extra down there, so no courier charges to pay!  Win Win. If you'd like to pick up a sack in Raglan please contact me via our Facebook page or through the contact form on the website.Enjoy! ...

August 23, 2020

They say patience is a virtue

If patience is a virtue then I have very patient and understanding customers. Thank you for waiting so patiently and understanding that the covid - 19 situation has affected everything, from the ship docking, to getting it unloaded, to having the epsom salts transported down to the Hamilton and Cambridge bases. It is not the easiest time for anyone right now.  Everyone I talk to seems to be affected by Covid - 19.  Extra work, extra time, extra effort, extra patience.   I rea...

August 18, 2020

Good news

Good news!Some of the epsom salts are now in Hamilton and should have been dispatched today. Those of you who opted to pick up will need to wait a little longer please. The truck takes 4.5 hours to get to the dock at the moment, due to the Level 3 Covid-19 road blocks, so the courier company is very behind schedule with everything. They are hoping I will have some in Cambridge by the end of the week....

August 17, 2020

Update: Covid and the arrival of our epsom salts

Ho hum.  Covid flaring up again has certainly impacted us.  I am sorry for the delay of getting the presales to you.  There have been delays after delays because of Covid.  I hope to update you tomorrow with good news.  For now, I know that the natural epsom salts are in Auckland and the ship has been unloaded.  Next, we need to get them from Auckland to the Waikato and then we can start to distribute them.I am sorry.  Sorry about the delays and sorry that...

August 16, 2020

Covid and us

An update on the presales and the new covid lockdown that we find ourselves in.  I have spoken to the freight company and they are sure they are allowed into Auckland to pick up the epsom salts and bring them back to Hamilton.  This might be tomorrow.  We are waiting on confirmation. Those of you who have paid for courier will have them sent out as soon as the logistics company get them.  They have all of our sales on the board at the depot and are prepared.If you arrang...

August 12, 2020

Stockists

We are very grateful to our stockists for selling our food grade, natural epsom salt and our new organic herbal collection. You can buy direct from:Phillips Family Chiropractor, St Andrews, HamiltonCandles & Things, HuntlyThe Crystal Point, Dinsdale, HamiltonEscape Hair Therapy, Rototuna, HamiltonLana Hartstone Massage, RaglanThe Storeroom, Te AwamutuWhole Family Osteopathy, Claudelands, HamiltonAngela Ericksen, NgaruawahiaFill Good, CambridgeLady of the Rainbow Heart, Pip Oxlade, Camb...

August 10, 2020

My mother, Granny Soup.

I've been thinking a lot about my mother recently.  She passed over nearly 4 years ago and strangely I feel her presence more strongly in my life now than I did when she was here.  My mother was an interesting lady, not everybody's cup of tea, a little unusual, a lover of wine and fine things but also a down to earth, potter at home with her numerous animals, sort of person. My mother's mother was a nurse.  Sadly, I never got to meet her.  However I think her healing nature h...

August 9, 2020

Cats

Who loves cats? Me, for 1.  My kids too.  My parents did as well. I got turned into a crazy cat lady.  We used to foster... (notice the word foster please!)  pregnant cats from the local cat rescue.  Once the kittens were born (and in the process destroyed my carpets!) we let them self wean.  Pretty special to watch them being born and grow up.  We had 1 cat that was a tad violent and used to attack the dogs and my kids, so she needed rehoming.  Her kitten...

August 2, 2020

Shattered

Ever had one of those weeks?One where you worked 7 days solid and need to do another 5 before you can rest again?  Not the best, is it?  It happened to me this week.  I am shattered.  Happily shattered.  I spent the weekend with some awesome people that I work with in my "proper job" as someone recently called it :-)  I was with some fantastic colleagues who pull together as a team.  And best of all some fabulous teenagers who showed such respect and care for e...

July 26, 2020

Rest

How do you rest? Do you rest? I had a really busy day yesterday, dropping off natural epsom salts to some of my stockists and then the dreaded trip to the gynae 🤦‍♀️🍸 Today, I need rest.  But, today I also need to attend to my other work. 1 answer was to have some extra sleep as I didn't need to set the alarm. The cats and dogs wanting breakfast AGAIN put paid to that. The second option was to raise darling daughter to deal with the pets whilst I snuck back to bed!  It work...

July 17, 2020

Some days just need gin!

A friend came over to help me clear out my barn ready for the new shipment of natural Epsom salt. We need space for 20 tonne!  Whilst he had a coffee to ready himself for the job ahead, I carried on pounding my herbs.  Now my love of a wee GnT occasionally might be known in some circles!  He asked me why he could smell gin and tonic at 1030am!  Haha!  No, I haven’t started drinking before 5pm.  The GnT blend REALLY does smell of gin and tonic…. With the ad...

July 16, 2020

GF Doughnuts in Putaruru

Many years ago I was lucky enough to live near my dear old Dad.  When I was pregnant he and I decided to stay fit!  So, we'd toddle off in my little Micra to the local swimming pool and do a whole 10 lengths of their not so large pool.  The best bit was afterwards when we'd go to Tesco and buy jam doughnuts!  I don't think the evidence ever made it home, other than gaining more weight than I should have done and not staying quite as fit as was expected. It would appear that t...

July 15, 2020

Maungakawa Reserve

My darling daughter thought it would be a good idea to take her mother for a walk today!  Maungakawa Reserve got to experience this old body taking the steps very slowly and apparently looking like a crab.  I gather there is video evidence as a fit 17 year old thought it quite funny to watch her old and unfit mum hobbling around, huffing and puffing!Finally home and still out of breathe I think I need to soak in the spa with 25kg of epsom salt. I might even need another 25kg poppe...

July 14, 2020

Dr Steve Joe, Hamilton

My family and I have been lucky enough to have experienced the Dr Joe magic for the past 14 years.  Dr Joe helped to recover my 2 children who were struggling with numerous allergies and reactions to the environment and food when we first arrived in New Zealand.  We were originally directed towards Dr Joe when he was a GP near to where we lived and we were looking for a doctor with a biomedical approach.  Once he opened his own clinic, we followed him.  Steve listen...

July 13, 2020

Purity of Epsom Salts

Chances are you already know about the benefits of Epsom Salts. From soothing tension, muscles and sleep, all the way to supporting ASD, Fibromyalgia or CFS - Magnesium, (as Epsom Salts) are naturally the next best thing to a relaxing holiday! But with so many to choose from, which one is right for you, and is there even a ‘right’ one? If you’re using Epsom Salts to support detoxification, these questions make perfect sense. After all – we want to remove impurities, not add more in! And ...

July 12, 2020

STOCKISTS

We are very grateful to our stockists for selling our natural epsom salt and our new organic herbal collection. You can buy direct from: Phillips Family Chiropractor, St Andrews, Hamilton Candles & Things, Huntly The Crystal Point, Dinsdale, Hamilton Escape Hair Therapy, Rototuna, Hamilton Lana Hartstone Massage, Raglan The Storeroom, Te Awamutu Whole Family Osteopathy, Claudelands, Hamilton Angela Ericksen, Ngaruawahia Fill Good, Cambridge Lady of the Rainbow Heart, Pip Oxlade, Cambri...

July 10, 2020

Organic Camomile

Camomile tea was introduced to me when I was 13 years old. Yes, that was a long time ago!  My oldest and dear friend Dr Nick advised me to drink Camomile tea and it soon became a staple in my life.  It is a very soothing drink, settling the tummy and inducing relaxation.  Not so long ago an organic gardener stayed in my home for a few months and grew organic camomile flowers which we used for tea.  It was delicious.  The joy of walking outside to pick your own camom...

July 8, 2020

My love of lavender

My memories of lavender go back to university days when I began to have an interest in essential oils.  It is my go-to essential oil and led me to become an aromatherapist 25 years ago.  I rarely go anywhere without a bottle of lavender oil.  I clean my desk at school with it, I put it on my arms when I accidentally burn myself with the iron or when cooking and I offer it to friends and family when they have a headache, pain, anxiety, upset et al.  My children know the answer...

July 7, 2020

Do you put Epsom Salts in your spa?

I sometimes have damaged sacks that I cannot and will not sell, especially if there are holes and the lovely natural epsom salt are leaking out.  But, I also cannot waste 25kg.  So, what do I do with it?  Well, one of the things I do is get my kids to dump all 25kg into my spa.  I've had my spa for 3.5 years and have never had a problem running it with a sack of epsom salts.  However, disclaimer here we come.... I am not recommending you necessarily follow my lead.&...

July 6, 2020

Compostable bags

It only seems right that we add compostable bags to our range of natural, food grade, chemically pure Epsom Salts with organic herbs & flowers.  Our new 750g bags are compostable when disposed of in a composting environment containing heat, water, oxygen, soil and micro-organisms.  Note that you will need to remove the labels before you compost the bags. ...

July 4, 2020

Rainbow Burst

Literally bursting at the seams with organic herbs and flowers. Herbals are combined, stirred and pounded to produce a stunning visual and beautiful scent. Containing organics of lavender, rose petal, camomile, calendula and peppermint. The burst of colour is purple, pink, yellow and green.  Simply gorgeous. Designed to calm, soothe, revitalise and heal all at once....

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