Wednesday, 13 December 2017
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Spring 2017

This spring we are loving…

Cooking with Chocolate

Okay, we know this doesn’t sound like a healthy option, but stick with us. CHOC Chick has introduced Organic Raw Cacao Butter in the form of 3g cocoa bean shapes, making cacao butter as easy to fry and cook with as olive oil or coconut oil. It’s actually just as healthy, but requires only a small amount. Cooks can use a smaller quantity of raw cacao butter than coconut oil, yet still achieve the same results.

Cacao Butter is free from dairy, gluten and sugar and high in oleic acid, a heart healthy fat, known to reduce cholesterol and inflammation. And, just like coconut oil it’s not just for cooking with. It’s especially good for moisturising skin, hair and lips and, because of its anti-inflammatory properties, is particularly good for people with eczema, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions. It’s also a powerful source of antioxidant flavanols, palmitic acid, stearic acid, magnesium, iron and vitamin E. We’re sold as at £4.99 per 100g bag, it’s exceptional value for money. Find at Holland & Barrett.

A Spring Clean

New Milton Washing Up Liquid (£3.99) is designed to ensure thorough cleaning of babies feeding equipment before sterilising. The transparent gel comes in a 500ml dispenser bottle with a pump to release a small amount of liquid, that when added to warm water, makes a luxurious white foam for cleaning a range of products, including babies’ bottles, teats, teethers, toys, breastpump components, breastfeeding accessories and family dishes. The foam is also easy to rinse off and free from fragrance, colouring and paragons.

All baby feeding equipment must be pre-cleaned to be sterilised effectively as milk often creates a white film on feeding equipment which can be difficult to remove and if left on bottles can create a dangerous breeding ground for bacteria to grow. Dermatologically tested and formulated for sensitive skin, it’s available now from Sainsbury’s.

Letting It Shine

We are so in love with ALFAPARF Milano’s Diamond Cristalli Liquidi (RRP £15/ 50ml). Bid farewell to dull hair as this little beauty adds illumination and softness to any hair type. In addition, it protects against humidity and the harsh external agents which leave the hair dull and brittle. Apply to damp hair for no more knots, before brushing for extreme detangling action and to lengths and ends at any time to prolong your blow-dry. A real hair styling gem!

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