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Sceletium Tortuosum - A South African Natural High

A South African natural high!

Some time ago, I was going through an intense period of change whilst trying to balance work and family responsibilities and started feeling like this was all getting just a bit too much! As I try as far as possible to keep things fairly natural, I started looking for a herbal or homeopathic anti-depressant, something which would just give me a slight boost to help me keep it all in perspective. Visiting Wellness Warehouse one day, I was given a bottle of sceletium tablets and assured that these were completely herbal, South African and non habit forming. This all sounded good to me, so I decided to give sceletium a try.

Box Schemes in Cape Town, Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal

Box-schemes in Cape Town and surrounds, Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal.

Part of living a sustainable lifestyle for me means supporting local initiatives which offer seasonal, fresh and organic produce. Over the past few years, quite a few local box schemes have emerged so I’ve listed the ones I know of below:

Natural Lip Treatments and Lip Balms

Natural lip treatments and lip balms

As a teenager, I used to scoff at my Moms ‘lotions and potions’ as I called them at the time, petroleum jelly was just fine as lip balm, thank you very much! Besides, one could use it for so many other things such as softening ones cuticles and keeping stray eyebrow hairs in place. Now, with the knowledge that age and experience so kindly bestows upon us, I have realised that making lip balms out of beeswax may be time consuming but it is by far the friendlier option, for ourselves, and for the environment!