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Let Rooibos Fix You

Just like in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, where the older relative thinks that Windowlene will fix everything, South African’s are no different, with rooibos, but possibly with a bit more science to back up their claimrooibos bushs, rooibos will help your problems. We love drinking our rooibos tea, its benefits are widely known and even get some international recognition.

Reasons why we drink rooibos include, but are not limited to:

  1. It is a refreshing drink.
  2. It is caffeine free, which means its safe for everyone to drink including children and pregnant ladies.
  3. It has strong anti-oxidants which protect the body in a number of ways, including fighting free radicals and has very strong anti-inflammatory properties which helps prevent heart disease.
  4. There are studies that suggest consumption of rooibos tea results in a reduction of cancer causing chemicals.
  5. It is rich in minerals, like the soil it is grown in. Some of the minerals are magnesium for the immune system; calcium and manganese for healthy teeth and bones; zinc for the metabolism; and iron which is important for helping blood and muscles distribute oxygen.
  6. It can resolve tummy cramps.
  7. Protects against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. Encourages a restful sleep.
  9. Research suggests that drinking rooibos may assist in weight management, as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  10. It can relieve skin conditions.

So, have you added “DRINK MORE ROOIBOS” to your new years resolutions? Me neither. I don’t believe in resolutions… and I will tea regardless of whether its on a list 😛

african extracts

Toward the end of the year I received the African Extracts Rooibos Skin Care as a present which is made using rooibos which is grown in the Cederberg mountains. African Extracts is designed by South Africans for South African skin. As rooibos contains a phunylpyretic acid, which helps improve acne, psoriasis and eczema you can actually apply a cooled tea bag to affected areas on the skin for a jump start to soothe and heal any inflammation but if the thought of this sounds a bit dramatic and possibly crazy, the African Extract range is able to address your skin concerns and provide all the benefits of rooibos tea bags on a daily basis in your skin care routine. The powerful antioxidants in all the African Extract products protect you from harsh environmental stress and pollutants.

Cleansing_LotionThe soothing cleansing lotion retails for R47.00 and is just that, I used it when my skin was aggravated after being in the sun and on a game drive for a few hours and once I had finished cleansing my skin had calmed down tenfold, and felt refreshed. Continue reading


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Make Your Makeup Stains Vanish!

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Housework is not the most glamorous thing in the world, but it has to be done. It’s a thankless job and sometimes you feel like it never ends. My personal worst? Laundry. At least now it is slightly easier for an answer to any laundry stains you may have. My personal worse is a makeup stain. There really is nothing worse than getting makeup on your favourite item of clothing, in the past it has ruined some of my favourite clothes to the point where I have actually had to get rid of them as they start to discolour and look down right terrible.

Well, this problem of stain removal now has a solution. A solution that has been around for a while and I’m sure you know the brand by now… Vanish. Not just any Vanish, Vanish Power 02.Upon receiving my Vanish goodies, there was the Power02 Powder, a beautiful plain white cotton T shirt and a booklet on stain removal that covers topics like blood stain removal  and tea stain removal.

Vanish Heart Pout Perfection

To explain the images here goes –

1. So in honour of Pout Perfection, I decided to ruin the T-shirt with lipstick and my POUT. I felt a bit crazy doing this.

2. I then soaked the T shirt in the sink with a scoop of POWER02 for 1 hour.

3. Then I added it to my other laundry in the washing machine on a quick wash.

4. Hung it up outside and voila, my result was impressive. There is a slight P from “Pout” remaining but with one more wash this will disappear.

Vanish Power 02 retails in my local supermarket for R69.99 and from my personal experience from using one scoop on each wash it will last you about 15 washes. I have always used a Vanish Pre-Treatment spray for some stains but I am very impressed with the 02 powder.

Thanks Vanish for letting me have some fun, now a clean t-shirt and some product which is now on my shopping list for the next big grocery shop!

x flea143

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post but this product was sent to me for review purposes. This has not altered my view in anyway and I have always had a Vanish product in my laundry cupboard, A Vanish Pre-treatment.


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