About Gizelle

Gizelle is a natural health therapist, writer and researcher who has had a life-long love affair with words and nature. Her blog posts put them both together for your enjoyment. Hopefully you will be entertained, informed and maybe even amused sometimes.

Natural Pest Control for Ants

There’s nothing like starting your weekend with a massive ant infestation in the kitchen. I was informed rather early in the morning that we had a bit of an ant problem down there. There were thousands of them milling around, travelling in droves towards the bathroom or making ant highways up and down the walls. [...]

By |2017-04-10T19:41:36+01:00February 18th, 2016|Non-toxic Home|0 Comments

Mouth-watering Olive Oil Recipes for Salad Dressing

If you are anything like me, a salad without the olive oil is just plain naked. There’s a good reason for that because many of the vitamins in fruits and vegetables are fat soluble – meaning that they need a bit of fat for absorption. And wouldn’t you know it but studies have shown that [...]

By |2017-04-10T19:41:36+01:00December 22nd, 2015|Olive Oil|0 Comments

Benefits of Argan oil for Eczema

  Eczema has to be one of the most horrible skin complaints. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a surprisingly common but extremely unpleasant skin condition that may appear anywhere on the body. It causes the skin to appear red and feel hot and inflamed as well as maddeningly itchy. It is hard to resist the [...]

By |2019-03-26T16:11:20+01:00December 22nd, 2015|Natural Health|0 Comments

2 Tested Shea Butter Recipes for Natural Healthy Hair

Did you know that you can use organic Shea butter for hair? It is naturally conditioning and because it is loaded with vitamins, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, can nourish and protect the skin on your scalp too. It is anti-inflammatory and contributes to the creation of healthy collagen. Shea butter softens hair, makes it [...]

By |2019-03-03T22:08:55+01:00December 21st, 2015|Natural Beauty|0 Comments

2 Easy Coconut Oil Recipes for Weight Loss

  Obesity is on the rise globally. A large part of the problem is the confusion about fats and the ridiculous advice to exchange healthy, natural fats like butter and coconut oil for the toxic, overheated and highly processed vegetable oils. How to eat Coconut oil for Weight Loss The coconut oil weight loss diet [...]

By |2017-04-10T19:41:36+01:00December 21st, 2015|Coconut Oil|0 Comments

Are there Benefits of olive oil massage for infants?

According to a small study at the University of Sheffield Medical School: “In contrast to sunflower seed oil, topical treatment with olive oil significantly damages the skin barrier, and therefore has the potential to promote the development of, and exacerbate existing, atopic dermatitis. The use of olive oil for the treatment of dry skin and [...]

By |2017-04-10T19:41:36+01:00November 19th, 2015|Natural Health, Olive Oil|0 Comments

Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil for Dogs & Cats

Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs to each other and to humans. There are some amazing natural oils for dog health and the first that comes to mind is coconut oil. It’s good for cats too. But are there any benefits of evening primrose oil for our beloved pets? It seems there are. For [...]

By |2019-02-22T08:04:45+01:00November 16th, 2015|Natural Health|4 Comments

Tea Tree Oil Benefits for Hair Growth & Scalp Health

Tea Tree oil or melaleuca oil is one of those must haves in the medicine cabinet. It hails from Australia where the Aborigines have used it for centuries to treat cuts, burns and wounds. It is one of the most useful oils for first-aid and for the hair and scalp. Tea Tree Oil Benefits [...]

By |2017-12-07T11:37:43+01:00October 21st, 2015|Beautiful Hair|0 Comments

Hopping for Health – the miracle of rebounding

Rebounding, or hopping, on a mini-trampoline is probably the quickest and most efficient way of stimulating lymphatic drainage and therefore ramping up your immune system. Walking and jogging are great but they don’t hold a candle to rebounding. The secret to hopping is the vertical movements up and down which help propel lymphatic fluid in [...]

By |2017-04-10T19:41:36+01:00October 12th, 2015|Natural Health|0 Comments

Top 9 Essential Oils for Naturally Clear and Glowing Skin

There are so many lovely essential oils out there that it’s so hard to choose just 9! Essential oils are the aromatic distillates of plants. They are incredibly powerful so just a few drops in a carrier oil transfer a wealth of natural wisdom and healing. They can give you a natural glow without all [...]

By |2017-08-27T13:12:21+01:00October 5th, 2015|Natural Beauty|1 Comment