Health & Lifestyle
Walking is the perfect activity for reflecting and relaxing. Approached mindfully, it can provide a window of calm in our everyday routine. And yet we tend to focus on simply getting from A to B, giving little thought to how this time might be used more productively.
5-Minute Mindfulness: Walking contains thought-provoking essays and short exercises that will help you follow the path to inner calm while on the move as well as meditations that can be completed in just five minutes. Five Second Thought feature boxes that take just a few moments to read will give you food for thought for an entire day.
Attractive, compact and accessible, this book works in harmony with the fast pace of modern life.$19.99
From insect bites, insomnia and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress and heart health, this authoritative and comprehensive guide offers easy, effective recipes to bolster your resistance to illness, ease aches and pains and manage minor ailments naturally.
The authors explain the science behind these remedies, debunk common myths and let you know when to call the doctor. In addition, they provide a blueprint for wellness for you and your family. The book's 500 recipes contain readily available, inexpensive, and safe ingredients. Many you'll find within your cupboards or at the grocery store. For instance:
- Dab on tea tree oil to clear up acne
- Gargle with sage and thyme tea to combat sore throat
- Engage in mindfulness exercises for weight loss
- Eat chia seed to help with hay fever
- Whip up a calendula salve for diaper rash
- Heal dry skin with coconut oil
- Lift mood with a gratitude journal
- Take elderberry syrup for influenza
- Apply aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil to sore muscles
Tara Button has become a champion of a lifestyle called ‘mindful curation’ – a way of living in which we carefully choose each object in our lives, making sure we have the best, most classic, most pleasing and longest lasting – kettles, desks, pots & pans, scissors, coats and dresses, instead of surrounding ourselves with throwaway stuff and appliances with built-in obsolescence. Tara advocates a life that celebrates what lasts, what is classic and what really suits a person.
There are 10 steps to master mindful curation and each is explained in this book, from understanding and using techniques to freeing yourself from external manipulations. Finding your purpose and priorities and identifying your core tastes and style. Learning how to let go of the superfluous and how to make wise choices going forwards.
Mindful curation is a lifestyle choice that will make you happier, healthier and more fulfilled spiritual as well as helping save the planet.$27.99
Claire Thompson invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity of the avian world.
Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky? Or delighted in the uplifting tunes of nature's songsters? Birds can do wonders for our hearts and minds – if we simply pay them attention. The Art of Mindful Birdwatching reveals how the practice of mindfulness enriches our birdwatching experiences – and explores how birds are, in turn, the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness.
To Claire, bird flight is a symbol of freedom to soar through life without constraint, and mindfulness similarly enables us to invite freedom and happiness into our own lives.$18.99
This modern leather journal encourages you to take up travelling by bike and record your colourful journeys.
Drawings act as prompters and punctuation marks, dividing sections, on travels through cities, the countryside, coasts and mountains … mapping out ideas and guiding imaginative riders through new landscapes, both real and imaginary.
With 20 illustrations, blank pages to write on and 16 envelopes to store keepsakes of your journeys.
Coconut Oil explores the versatility of coconut oil with tips, advice and easy-to-follow instructions. This unique book explores the uses of coconut oil that reach far beyond cookery, by offering a fully comprehensive guide to coconut oil and its benefits and uses.
Focusing on the use of coconut oil within four categories (Beauty, Health, Home and Cooking), this guide shows how coconut oil offers natural and affordable solutions to a number of life's problems - from sore throats to frizzy hair. Readers will be surprised with new and innovative ways to use coconut oil – from their bathrooms to their kitchens and throughout their home – with ideas such as using coconut oil as a stain remover or to remove chewing gum, alongside more traditional uses, such as a replacement for butter in cooking, a skin moisturiser and lip balm.$19.99
Every day we encounter natural chemicals that can cause damage or irritation to our bodies. By helping your body to combat these chemicals, the detox plans in this book are a fast, effective route to maximum health and well-being.
From the gentle month-long plan, to the weekend energizer, the simple questionnaire will reveal which detox is best for you. You'll also learn how to boost your plan with herbs, supplements, exercise and hydrotherapy, and how to enhance your programme using relaxation, meditation and visualization techniques.
With clear, practical plans to help you increase your energy, lose weight, relax and look great, the Complete Detox Workbook will cleanse and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.$19.99
Filled with Drybar's techniques and advice, this book exudes style and substance.
On every page, readers will find a mix of beauty basics, insider secrets and easy-to-follow instructions. Three in-depth sections share the secrets of Drybar and help readers master techniques for great-looking hair. Learn about essential tools, then use the terrific step-by-step tutorials to master each of the signature Drybar styles.
With over 100 style-inspiration photographs and how-to information presented in chic, Drybar-style, readers will get the foolproof, fail-proof, head-turning results that have made Drybar famous.$34.99
Filled with lush photos and reproductions of Monet’s most famous paintings, Everyday Monet is a practical guide to finding ways to implement Monet’s beautiful designs into any home and garden, whether you live on a country estate or in a city apartment.
Combining the history, palette colours and designs of Monet’s gardens and paintings, the author shows how to encapsulate a home and lifestyle inspired by the artist. Filled with insights, step-by-step instructions, musings, recipes, gorgeous photography and how-to graphics, Everyday Monet teaches how to grow a garden like Monet, preserve a waterlily inside the home, decorate a dining room table or a bathroom inspired by Monet’s aesthetic and prepare foods that inspire your inner-Impressionist.$42.99
Learn to make your own organic bath bombs and beauty treatments at home with this step-by-step guide to leisurely do-it-yourself skincare.
The author take the mystery out of bath and body recipes and give you all the tools you need. They will teach you how to create all kinds of delightful, natural, homemade treats from fizzers to scrubs, masks to soaps, bubble bars to shower melts.$27.99
Learn how easy it is to make your essential products at home using simple ingredients that can be found at your local supermarket or health-food store.
The book is divided into three main areas: Bath & Body, Hands and Haircare. Master homemade hygiene with a stunning collection of recipes for soaps and body washes, luxury hand lotions, natural deodorants, hair-washing and styling products, dental care, foot scrubs, bubble bath and beyond.
You'll find advice and recipes for both younger and more mature skin, including rejuvenating hand creams, cellulite-busting body scrubs and stretch-mark savers, as well as natural hand sanitizers, deluxe hair masks and amazing homemade gift ideas. Whether you want to whip up a simple, super-hydrating body lotion, a fragrant citrus shampoo or an all-natural teeth whitener, this book makes sure that your kitchen is the only cosmetics counter you'll ever need to visit.$19.99
The book is divided into two main areas: Facial Skincare and Cosmetics.
Learn how to identify your own skin type, then create personalized core products to cleanse, tone and moisturise, before rustling up the finishing touches to your skincare regime including blemish busters, exfoliators, serums, eye creams, face masks and more. Then give your cosmetics kit a complete makeover with recipes for foundation, concealer, bronzer, blusher, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, lip gloss, self tanner, perfume, nail polish, anti-shine powder as well as everyday and evening essentials to enhance your natural beauty.
You'll also find advice and recipes for mature skin, simple fridge-to-face solutions for beauty emergencies and great gift ideas. Whether you want to whip up a simple homemade moisturiser, a rosehip facial serum, a brightening face scrub or an all-natural lipstick, this book will revolutionize your beauty regime.$24.99
Reece Carter shows you how to grow and make your own gentle herbal remedies, taking you right through from growing your own plants to concocting your own tinctures and ointments. Using 40 of his favourite recipes, Reece reveals how you can use organic raw ingredients to relieve a wide range of everyday ailments, naturally.
These natural remedies can help you:
- Boost your immunity and fight flus and colds
- Relieve stress and sleep issues
- Improve your digestion and gut health
- Increase your vitality and libido
- Resolve skin and beauty problems
This book will inspire you to take hold of your health with remedies backed by traditional use and modern science that can all be rustled up from your own garden or pantry.$39.99
Handmade Beauty is an inspirational guide to making skincare and haircare products at home. Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, with a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment, anyone can craft simple yet effective recipes with natural ingredients.
The first part of the book explores the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make the cosmetic projects. The second part of the book is devoted to 37 luscious recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations. The featured projects cater for all skin and hair types, and include face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, body butters, bath bombs, foot sprays, shampoos and hair treatments.
Step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions throughout ensure that recipes are easy to follow. The book concludes with ideas on packaging and presenting your beautiful homemade products.$39.99$21.99
Handmade Spa is a unique and comprehensive guide to replicating the luxury of the spa experience in your own home using natural, botanical preparations. The book contains over 40 recipes, focusing on cosmetic treatments for skin, hair and body, as well as the creation of therapeutic spa accessories such as reed diffusers and wheat packs.
The authors encourage you to explore your kitchen, garden and local shops for the natural products and active ingredients that will grant you the ability to create your very own home spa paradise. All are accompanied by step-by-step instructions and clear, illustrative photographs, enabling you to bring the entire realm of spa treatments, as well as the practice of mind and body self-care, into your own home.
This unique guide includes some of the most creative and innovative thinking in botanical and cosmetic science, and reveals the importance of scent and fragrance families in soothing, healing or rejuvenating body and mind.$29.99$16.99
Authoritative and easy to use, Healing Herbs Handbook is your one-stop guide to herbal health.
This approachable handbook, with photographs for easy identification, helps readers understand and use herbal medicine to best advantage. It offers a brief introduction to the basics – such as choosing, growing and preparing herbs – and then features an A–Z compendium of common health issues and how to treat them.$22.99
Ranging from soaps and shampoos to soothing lotions and lip balms, the 50+ projects include such easy-to-find ingredients as beeswax, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, vitamin E, honey and shea butter. Best of all, you can tailor the recipes to fit your own specific needs and hair and skin type.
You'll find helpful information on the benefits of various flowers and herbs, and an overview of essential oils that details their therapeutic properties and scents. Enjoy these herbal delights yourself or give them as gifts.$29.99
From applying a sultry smoky cat-eye to a flawless red lip, How to Wear Makeup is a guide to perfecting any beauty routine. There is advice on the best products to include in a makeup bag, tips for seasonal skincare tips and the best techniques for transitioning looks from day to night – a must-have for anyone seeking fresh and simple ways to wear makeup.
Covering everything from foundation and contouring basics, eyeshadow and eyeliner tutorials, finding the best shade of lipstick for any occasion and tips for eyebrow shaping, How to Wear Makeup is the perfect pocket reference, gift wrapped in an irresistible package.$16.99
When it comes to looking gorgeous, many of the best treatments are to be found in the fridge or fruit bowl, rat her than the beauty counter. Nature is an amazing provider, with each season bringing an abundance of different herbs, vegetables and fruits that supply important nutrients to keep our bodies looking beautiful and feeling healthy all year round.
This compact, illustrated guide offers advice on the 30 most nourishing superfoods and explains why they will boost yo ur beauty routine. From cherries to olives, or avocados to pomegranates, find out how each nat ural wonder product boosts well being and nurtures healthier skin, hair, body and nails.$19.99
Part nostalgia, part how-to guide, The Little Book of Slow offers practical suggestions, recipes and more for making delicious food from scratch and cultivating meaningful activities and pastimes. Bestselling cookbook author Sally Wise teams up with radio personality Paul McIntyre to help you slow your life down, relax and de-stress with vintage inspiration from a more leisurely time.
Discover how to make your own bread, pickles and preserves, fresh cheeses and yoghurt. Pack the perfect picnic, cook over a campfire or host a vintage-style high tea. Or be inspired to take up slow hobbies and pastimes like beachcombing, collecting vinyl, playing boardgames or cards and holding dinner parties.$24.99