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The 2018 Eat Love Move Happy Hormone Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2: To Help Balance Your Hormones

We’re a week away from Christmas. Are you ready?  I’m still getting those last minute gifts and hoping for a little gift inspiration for a few of my loved ones that are a little bit more difficult to buy for. 

The 2018 Eat Love Move happy hormone health holiday gift guide

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Part one of my happy hormone holiday gift guide was dedicated to a few different products that will help you or your loved ones go plastic-free (or just use a little less).  Have a look if you need a little inspiration! 

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This gift guide is dedicated to gifts that help support hormone balance and help reduce that amount of harmful chemicals going into the body through makeup, cleaning products, skin care or cooking utensils. 

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Happy shopping! 

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Lodge Cast Iron Pan 

I adore my Lodge cast iron pan and cook most things in it, from ragu sauce to pancakes to chilli. The trick is make sure to oil the pan and clean it properly. Do this and it will last for ages (and food won’t stick!). My cousin uses a cast-iron pan she inherited from our grandfather – he bought it at least 50 years ago! 

The other benefit of a cast iron pan? You avoid the hormone disrupting chemicals that make non-stick pans not stick. 

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Intey HEPA Air Purifier

This air filter is a lovely gift for the winter months when most of us don’t open the windows in our home as often as the summer, so the air gets stale and potential allergens like animal hair and mould hang around longer than they should, putting extra strain on the body’s various detoxification functions. 

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RMS ‘Un’ Cover Up


This is the perfect way to introduce a loved one to non-toxic, natural makeup. The RMS range, designed by Rose-Marie Swift, a make-up artist is made from non-allergenic, environmentally friendly ingredients and avoids the ones that are likely to disrupt hormones. I use this cover-up everyday and it goes on beautifully and the coconut oil in it makes it very moisturising. 

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Living Nature Natural Lipstick

Did you know that many lipsticks contain high levels of lead and other heavy metals? And because it’s applied on the lips, a lot of it is often swallowed. Happily, there are many natural, non-toxic alternatives on the market, including this fabulous lipstick by Living Nature, a New Zealand based natural beauty brand. 

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Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil 


I had to include my favourite coconut oil brand on this list. This coconut oil is a beautiful moisturiser for the skin and hair and absorbs very well, which is one of my biggest issues with coconut oil. Some brands leave the skin looking very shiny! This one doesn’t and smells great too. 

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Afro Skin and Beauty Natural Hair and Skincare

This is a wonderful brand, selling high quality natural hair and skin care.  It’s always nice to support small businesses, especially at this time of year, so definitely check out this company! 

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Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Natural Cleaning Soap


Have you considered making the shift to natural cleaning products? Dr. Bronner’s are a great brand that make very versatile natural cleaning and body care products. And their labels are chockfull of instructions on exactly how to make your own cleaning spray. 

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Amber Glass Cleaning Bottles


These amber glass spray bottles are a lovely way to store a homemade cleaning spray. You could make up a few bottles and give them a Christmas gifts! 

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Le’Nise works primarily with women who feel like they’re being ruled by their sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne & bloating.

They want to get to grips with heavy, missing, irregular & painful periods, fibroids, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, post-natal depletion and perimenopause. 

Her mission is for women to understand and embrace their hormones & menstrual cycle!

The 2018 Eat Love Move Happy Hormone Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: To Go Plastic Free (Or Just Use A Little Bit Less)

Two weeks until Christmas! Are you ready? I’m not… at all. I’m going to be doing a lot of last minute shopping this year! 

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For those of you that are on the last minute shopping vibe like me, I’ve put together a few gift guides with lots of ideas that will arrive in time for Christmas and will help your loved ones support their hormone health.  

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Part one of this gift guide has lots of gift ideas to help reduce plastic or even begin to go plastic-free. 

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Happy shopping! 

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Redecker Dishwashing Brush 

Ditch the disposable dishwashing sponges and make the switch to these sturdy dishwashing brushes, made from wood and natural plant fibres. 

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Bee’s Wrap Beeswax Wraps 

I’ve been using this clingfilm alternative for the past year and I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical at first. I didn’t see how they would be able to replace the durability of clingfilm. But then I started tracking how much clingfilm we were using and reminding myself how little of it gets recycled. Once you get the hang of these wraps and the different sizes, you’ll never go back to clingfilm! 

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Diva Cup Menstrual Cup

I made the switch to menstrual cups a few years ago and now, I would never go back to using tampons or menstrual pads. I wrote about my experience here, if you’d like to know more about the ins and outs of using a menstrual cup. From an environmental view, making the switch to a menstrual cup reduces your environmental footprint (the average woman throws away over 200kg of menstrual products in their lifetime!)

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Reusable Metal Straw

Many restaurants, bars and coffee shops have started to make the switch from plastic to paper straws, which is a positive step. By carrying around your own metal straw you help reduce waste and avoid the need for a disposable straw at all! 

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Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Set

If you have the metal straw, you might as well go all the way and get a full reusable bamboo cutlery set, complete with fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks and a bamboo straw. This would be a great gift for a friend that eats many lunches ‘al desko’ 😀

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Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle


These are such a lovely, thoughtful gift. So many of us want to increase the amount of water we drink (and rightly so!), but it can be easy to forget to fill up your water glass in the morning. These stylish water bottles take up to 800ml at a time and are light enough to slip into a rucksack when you’re out and about. 

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Lock and Lock Glass Food Storage Containers 

Over the last two years, I’ve gradually replaced all of our old hand me down plastic tupperware with these brilliant glass food storage containers. Yes, they’re glass, so you have to be careful with them, i.e. don’t just fling them into the sink like me, because they break 🤔

The 2017 Eat Love Move Holiday Gift Guide: For The Child That Loves To Help In The Kitchen

A great way to get kids interested in food, especially more nutritious food, is for them to help in the kitchen. My little guy loves helping me. His favourite kitchen duties are chopping up veg, stirring the pot, mixing pancake batter and doing the washing up (yes, really!).

Here are a few gift ideas to help instil a love of cooking in the kids in your life.

 

P.S. Check out my gift guide for the foodie in your life  and for the person that needs a little self-care.

 

little cooks co brownie boxLittle Cooks Co Healthy Cooking Kit. These cooking kits for kids are a lovely way to get them in the kitchen and trying out new flavours. Every month, there’s a new healthy snack recipe, all the dry organic ingredients to make it and a kid friendly family dinner recipe too! Get 25% of your first kit by using BOX1 at checkout.

kuhn rikon kids cooking knivesKuhn Rikon Knife Set. These knives are an amazing and safe way to teach your kids knife skills. They’re sharp enough that they can cut through softer vegetables without harming little fingers if they slip.

little helper fun pod kitchen stoolLittle Helper Fun Pod Kitchen Stool. I wish I had one of these when my son was younger. It’s a nice way for kids to reach the same height as the kitchen counter and for you to feel secure that they’re not going to fall off or accidentally touch a hot pot or pan.

personalised children's apronPersonalised apron. Make them feel like a top chef with their own personalised apron.

personalised wooden spoon set

Or a personalised wooden spoon set. How cute is this!

lunchbots stainless steel lunch boxLunchbots Stainless Steel Bento Box. These are a great way for your kids to take their packed lunch to school and are durable enough to last being thrown around in the school backpack. We have one and it’s so nice for J to have a few easy options in one place for his lunch.

nadiya's festive kids cookbookNadiya’s Bake Me A Festive Story. This is a lovely gift for an older child, with lots of easy to make cookies and cakes.

leithsLeiths Cooking Course For Teenagers. If you have teenagers or nearly teenagers, a cooking course is a lovely way to help them gain a little independence and learn how to cook a few meals. A great life skill, especially when they go to university and need to fend for themselves!

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The 2017 Eat Love Move Holiday Gift Guide: For Self-Care (For You or A Loved One)

Self-care has been a big topic this year and rightly so. It’s a nice way to do little things to take care yourself to reset amidst hectic lives and uncertainty.

 

Self-care doesn’t have to cost anything and I worry about the commercialisation of this term. Sleep,  positive self-talk and eating well are the best forms of self-care and the first two are free!

 

Here are some ideas if you want to give a self-care themed gift to a loved one.

P.S. Check out my gift guide for the foodie in your life.

 

daylesford organic candle

I’m obsessed with these Daylesford Organic candles. They’re paraffin and GM wax free and smell amazing.  Perfect to light just before a yoga or mediation session.

 

diffuser

A wood and ceramic diffuser is a brilliant way to clean the air and can be very calming, especially when you add in a few essential oils. And your house will smell amazing too!

 

yoga with adriene

A subscription to the Yoga with Adriene Find What Feels Good app. A daily yoga practice can create an amazing sense of health and wellbeing. For me personally, it grounds and calms me, whilst being an incredible workout that has sorted out my dodgy back and right knee.

 

eat love move holiday gift certificate

A health & wellbeing consultation with me! Give yourself or your loved one the best start to 2018 with a personalised gift certificate for a consultation or value towards a package.

 

sister and co coconut scrub

I love this body scrub. It’s such a beautiful product that makes the shower feel like a spa. So rejuvenating and the matcha in it helps to give you a healthy glow.

 

plyopic yoga mat

A colourful yoga mat (that can go in the washing machine).  There is something nice about having your own yoga mat when you take yoga classes, isn’t there?

 

weighted blanket

A weighted blanket. These are amazing – they ‘trick’ the nervous system into thinking you’re receiving a hug or some form of touch and can help you relax and fall asleep more easily. Perfect for those times when you’re struggling to switch your brain off.

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The 2017 Eat Love Move Holiday Gift Guide: For The Foodie In Your Life

It’s December, which means that the tree is up, we’re playing Christmas tunes non-stop and my husband goes on his daily mince pie extravaganza.

 

I’ve been working hard to bring you my first Holiday gift guide, with different themes, where I give you gift ideas for the various people in your life. I’ll post a new guide over the next few weeks, so you’ll definitely still have time to shop! Today’s gift guide is all about the foodie in your life, and has ideas for all price points. Happy shopping!

 

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

This is one of the best cookbooks I’ve seen in a long time and is high on my own Christmas wish list. The author breaks down the component parts of making a really flavourful meal. The foodie in your life will love this!

 

instant pot 7-in-1

Instant Pot Duo, 7 in One Electric Pressure Cooker

Having an Instant Pot is a kitchen game changer! Any meal that you used to prepare in a slow cooker, you can just drop into your Instant Pot and cook in less than a quarter of the time. I use mine to make rice, oatmeal, stews, pulled pork, pulled beef, creamy beans – the list is endless!

 

kleen kanteen water bottle

Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

Having a stainless steel water bottle stops me from buying plastic water bottles when I’m out and about and reminds me to keep up with my daily target of drinking at least 1.5L of water. These Klean Kanteen bottles are so durable and environmentally – I take mine everywhere!

 

big berkey

Big Berkey 

A water filter is essential for removing chemicals from your everyday drinking water. I love my Big Berkey Water Filter System, which is an investment at around £250, but it is the leading water filter of its kind and is big enough for a large family (it holds 8.5L).

 

lodge cast iron skillet

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets are incredible and very versatile. Once you get the hang of seasoning, your cast iron skillet can last you a very long time. True story: my cousin cooks with cast iron pans that are at least 50 years old and she says the food she makes in them tastes incredible.

 

biosnacky seed jar sprouter

Sprouter

Sprouts are the real stars of the vegetable world. Sprouted beans and seeds contain many more nutrients and enzymes than non-sprouted varieties. The vitamin content of some seeds, grains, beans or nuts increases by up to 20 times the original value within only a few days of sprouting! Research shows that during sprouting, beansprouts increase in vitamin B1 by up to 285%, vitamin B2 by 515% and niacin (for heart, brain and skin health) by up to 256%.

The Biosnacky Germinator Seed Jar at £10 is a good introductory product or, for the more dedicated, the 3-tier Germinator at £16.22.

 

nutribullet

NutriBullet

There are a number of these compact, countertop appliances that will whizz you up a decent smoothie and, if you’re the kind of person who struggles to get the recommended 7-10 portions of fruit and veg in each day, you should definitely consider one. I LOVE my NutriBullet. You’ll want to make sure that (regardless of what you choose) you pick one with a 600+Watt motor to ensure that nuts and seeds are efficiently blended. This one is also very easy to use and to keep clean.

 

herb zipper

HerbZipper

This little device is an easy way to remove the leaves from the woody stems on herbs, perfect for the cooking enthusiast in your life.

 

lock and lock glass storage containers

Lock & Lock Glass Storage Containers

I absolutely love these storage containers. I’ve been transitioning away from using any plastic to store food and these glass storage containers are the best. They are also oven safe – just remember not to put the lid in with it, because that is NOT oven safe!

 

reusable stainless steel straw

Reusable Straw

If you eat out or even get takeaway iced coffee, then inevitably you will have been given a plastic straw. These are terrible for the environment and in many places, not recyclable. These stainless steel straws are a lovely alternative, that come in their own little case.

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