If I had a dollar every time someone asked me about mould.....I'd be a very happy person. Mould is a mystery to all of us and when I inform people that bleach is only whitening the colour of mould, NOT killing it, they gasp. Read More
Spring is just around the corner. And it's that time of year for some that suffer from allergies. Allergies are the most common reason why people tend to switch out their chemical based products with plant based, natural cleaners. Read More
The addition of lead to petrol, starting in the 1920s, has been called ‘The Mistake of the 20th Century’. But what's the big problem with lead? We asked Environmental Scientist and Eco-Lifestyle Coach Una Phelan to give us the educational low down. Read More
Next week is National Pain Week. Read More
It comes as no surprise that pain medication is one of the most common prescribed and dispensed medications I hand over the counter. This may come as a shock to you but the realities are treating pain is more complex than popping a pill.
Sooooo, did you stock up on your cleaning staples in the pantry. If you're anything like me you may have already had them in the cupboard. You ticked that box off. Yesss! But before you go, 'Great job Cara, now what do I do with them?!', here's the next blog to follow. Read More
For many of us the house cleaning is something we don’t want to do, but kind of have to. Arrrrgggh! Read More
We postpone it as long as we can, and then we rush through it quickly, using harsh detergents and whatever else will help us finish the dreaded task faster.
The war on waste is mounting as the ban on single use plastic bags comes into effect on the 1st July in Western Australia. We are following the lead of South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Queensland and Victoria with New South Wales yet to implement anything. Read More
On the 20th June this year, commonly used baby skin care line, Gaia, was fined $37,800 by the ACCC for misleading the public. An article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 20th June 2018 about the fine brought to light my concerns with greenwashing. Gaia made claims that their natural Baby bath and body wash, baby shampoo and baby moisturiser are ‘pure, natural and organic’ despite having synthetic chemicals in it. Read More
Gut health wasn’t as big as it is now when I first started practicing as a Pharmacist well over 10 years ago. It was considered a 'hippie' phenomenon. I myself, had not yet been on my journey to discover the power of wholefoods, our gut, the underworld of Big Pharma and believed that medicine was the cure for everything. So you can imagine how eye opening the journey was. Read More
One of the most common symptom I get asked to help with are hot flushes. Surprisingly it's not just peri-menopausal women who ask me how to treat it, heaps and I mean HEAPS of women ask from pregnant women, to time of the month women to young girls. Although there can be many causes for flushing, there is one thing we all have in common regardless of age and that's hormone. Read More
The dreaded lurgy, the sniffles, the days off school. We all want our kids to stay healthy over winter and see through the colder months with ease. So what can be done to help get them winter ready? Read More
This recipe is my wholesome go to for the family during winter. I call it the Goodness Packed Chicken and Vegetable Soup. It is a light, vege packed fusion style recipe (don’t go yuck just yet) where I have combined Asian herbs, spices, garnishes in a Mediterranean style soup. Read More
We’re on a mission to provide simple, effective, healthy solutions for your home cleaning and body care….here’s why. Read More
Stone is a popular choice in our homes, whether that be on bench tops, flooring or feature tiles. It’s a hard-wearing material so an excellent choice for style and longevity – but…it has a reputation as very hard to keep clean and sanitary. Read More
Who here digs a good choccie?
Ummm silly question right!
We can often become overwhelmed with the number of products in stores promising germ-free, sanitised and sweet-smelling homes; but is using 101 different products going to guarantee you and your family a healthy home? Read More
Depending on where you live you may or may not experience the hard water we have in Australia. I’m in Western Australia and I know after living up north for my early years that the further you progress up north the worse it gets. Read More
WOOOHOOOOO! HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
A little energized, inspired……… or a little worse for wear having overindulged on what has to be the most amazing time of the year?
To make things easier, I’ve put together my ultimate last minute gift guide to give you some inspiration on what to get your loved ones...or yourself ;)... this Christmas. Read More
MANY PEOPLE ASK ME
‘ARE CHEMICALS REALLY THAT BAD FOR US CARA?’
And rightly so.
I’ve done many pop ups, in-store activations, workshops and guest speaking in my time owning Pure Home Body. I have an absolute blast and love connecting with people. Each and every time, without fail there are the same 5 questions that pop up. So I thought why not write a blog out of it for ya’ll and share my tips and advice on the range. Read More