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How to feel your best when the planets are against you

Speaking to friends this week there seems to be no escaping the dramatic impact that the Mercury Retrograde has had on us all, from disrupted sleep to heightened emotions. With all this emotion running wild, I thought now would be the perfect time to share my top tips on feeling your best when it feels like the planets are against you.

Kick-starter guide to having total body confidence

Your summer body is your body, the one body you have, the one you should love and nurture and be kind to. No matter what the weather, whether you’re wearing a bikini or not. True body confidence takes time, but here’s a good place to start: our kick-starter guide to having total body confidence.

Lily’s 3 tricks to upping your plant intake

Eating more plants might seem to be a ‘thing’ at the moment (plant-based food was declared 2018's top dining trend), but it has been the foundation of everything we do at Detox Kitchen over the past 8 years. Not only is eating more plants vital to our health and wellbeing, but is the most environmentally sustainable diet we can have. Here's how.

Content Beauty’s Guide to Planet-Friendly Living

Just as switching to a plant-based diet has both health and environmental benefits, considering what you use on your skin, at home and while on holiday can have a positive impact our planet too. While most of us are trying to update our daily habits to reflect more environmentally-friendly choices, it can be difficult! But with a bit of thought you can help reduce your pollution and create a new everyday habit. Here’s how.

Coffee: good or bad? What are the alternatives?

"But first, coffee" is a saying that a lot of us can relate to. The thought of giving up our morning caffeine hit is, quite frankly, unthinkable for most. But it's often tinged with a nagging feeling of guilt. So this month you put the question to our Nutritionist, Rob Hobson, coffee: good or bad?

Top 10 tips for going veggie

To mark National Vegetarian Week next week, we've come up with our top 10 tips for going vegetarian. These include forward planning, enlightening documentaries and avoiding areas that smell of bacon sandwiches. Obv.

The Benefits of Journaling with Papier

The backlash against social media usage and the related mental health issues has been rife in the past year, not to mention the furore over Facebook’s data protection breach. While there are definite benefits to being switched on digitally, even more beneficial is the time we take to switch off. Here Papier muse on this year’s breakthrough trend of journaling and the associated mental health benefits.

Amly's Top Tips for a Healthy Workspace

The backlash against social media usage and the related mental health issues has been rife in the past year, not to mention the furore over Facebook’s data protection breach. While there are definite benefits to being switched on digitally, even more beneficial is the time we take to switch off. We speak to Kerry Moore, Co-Founder of Amly Botanicals, about her top tips for a healthy workspace.

Air Cleaning Plants with Floom

We speak to Lana Elie, founder of Floom, about the best air purifying plants for your home, as well as what to do when hay fever season strikes. Given that we spend over 90% of our time indoors, air quality really matters, so introducing plants to your home is a simple and affordable way to combat pollutants by allowing them to absorb the damaging particles to purify the air.

5 Hacks for a Healthier Home

Sophie Lavabre Barrow, founder of KINN, sheds light on some fascinating topics, including how clutter is a hinderance to performance, the best alternatives to plastic packaging and which familiar cleaning products contain hidden animal fats. Yes, animal fats. In cleaning products.

Eat your way to healthy skin

One rule definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to skin. I find the best thing to do is simply try new things, be conscious of the changes you make and register how they affect your skin. Read our top tips on what to eat for healthy, glowing skin.

Little-known Secrets to Achieving Glowing Skin

More than just the name of the brand, Susanne Kaufmann founded her company based on the same principles she espouses in life and the rest of her work: a belief in the power of nature, in the importance of quality, and a commitment to sustainability. She talks us through the little-known secrets to achieving healthy and glowing skin.

Stress-Reducing Rituals Successful People Live By

With 74% of the population having felt 'overwhelmed or unable to cope' at some point in the past year, it seems as though we have reached peak-stress in the UK. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help manage this. In this article we speak to the founders of some of our favourite brands about the stress-reducing rituals they live by.

Top five multi-sensory foods

Forget unproven aphrodisiac foods and focus on stimulating the senses. Eating is the only thing we do as humans that stimulates every one of our senses including taste, smell, touch, sound and sight. If you’re looking to create something special in the kitchen for your beloved, let Rob Hobson show you how to get multi-sensory.

Mindful Eating

Will Williams, founder of Will Williams Meditation, teaches us that it is not just what you eat that’s important, it’s also the way you eat. Are you guilty of eating ‘Al desko’ as is so common in our screen-heavy world? Then you may want to rethink your lunch break.

The Summer Edition III: how Pai Skincare is channeling the ‘magic powers’ of nature

All-natural skincare brand Pai have been blazing a trail for those with sensitive skin since 2006. Taking the Maori word for ‘goodness’ as their name, the brand is built on three overarching commitments: to be good to their customers, to only source good, pure ingredients and to be good to the world around us. We felt very lucky then to sit down with Pai’s founder, Sarah Brown, for some insider knowledge on caring for sensitive skin over the summer months.

Summer Edition II: How to get skin that glows, from a nutritionist who knows.

We talk to Frances Philips of The Natural Edit - Frances is a registered nutritional therapist who draws on her decade of modelling experience to specialise in skin and beauty-related issues. It’s easy to forget the role that good food choices play when it comes to healthy skin – Frances’ food recommendations below will help you really radiate summer goodness over the coming months.

5 ways to reduce anxiety and stress

As part of Mental Awareness week, our founder Lily opens up about dealing with stress and shares her top five tips on finding that happy place!

How To Grow Your Own Culinary Herbs and Spices

Seed Pantry divulge their top tips on how to master herb growing, and the nutritional benefits of home grown herbs.

The Forgotten Art of A Hand-Written Note

We could all benefit from switching off from time to time. Kristina Karlsson, the founder of kikki.K, takes us through how she likes to detox from digital and re-connect with people offline.

How Tidying Up Can Change Your Life

We learn that taking part in the ultimate spring clean of your home can lead to so much more than you might think...

Three Ways To Set Your Table

The team at Floom show us how to chose your centrepiece for an extra special dining occasion.

Maximising Your Body Cleansing Rituals With Aromatherapy Associates

As Spring arrives we partner with Aromatherapy Associates to discuss reviewing our beauty rituals to welcome the new season

Spring Clean your mind with Re:Mind Studio

We have teamed up with the lovely people at Re:Mind Studio to bring you their top five tips on Spring Cleaning your mind.

Getting your beauty sleep with This Works.

Beauty sleep is not a myth, it’s a science and a good night sleep is integral to looking great at 7am when the alarm goes off. Here we speak to This Works about resetting sleep routines and sleeping smart!

18 in 18 - The LuluLemon guide to setting goals in 2018

Setting goals is the best way to live your best life. Which is why lululemon have come up with 18 in 18, an easy framework to start your goal setting journey – it’s simple but powerful.

Lily's Short Guide to Paris

A short guide on where to stay and what to do in Paris, one of my favourite city's. From the best vegetarian cafe to my favourite lake side restaurant, a short trip to Versailles or a tour around Notre Dame, there is always something magical to do in this heavenly city.

Optimum temperature for eating & storing food

The other day I made a simple salad, plump room temperature tomatoes, with chilled spring onions, hot toasted pumpkin seeds and warm black rice. What made the salad so delicious was that each ingredient was at it's perfect temperature. When I mentioned it to our team it prompted a long debate about what exactly is the optimum temperature for our food.

Super Mama Series - Madeleine Shaw

To celebrate the launch of our Mama package, in collaboration with Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer, we will be inviting our favourite super mamas to trial the package, and answer some questions on how to balance business with babies! Kicking off the series is Author and Nutritional Therapist, Madeleine Shaw.

Smoothie Bowls at the Delis

Blitzed and blended, bright and beautiful smoothie bowls bursting with flavours as bold as their colour. We are introducing smoothie bowls at our delis, of which there are four different flavours. The Coconut Dragon is the most fuchsia bowl you've ever seen. And it really does taste as good as it looks! Other flavours include Berry Oat, Avocado Spirulina and Acai Berry. These will be available to enjoy all day long.

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