Annis Fender Blog

Focus on: Grapefruit body essential oils Jun 24, 2019

My mum, much like my previous self, could not shift that extra stone when she hit the mid-forties, and so was a perpetual dieter for the rest of her life. She tended to start the day with half a...

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The Tooth Fairy does not live here essential oils recipes May 14, 2019

‘Oh, are you health conscious then?’ asked our new and bouncy young dentist and crinkled her nose in disapproval. I don’t think she was aware she did that.

It was time for the 6...

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Ah-choo... Gesundheit! essential oils May 07, 2019

It is prime allergy season and my ginormous sneezes shake our 160-year-old home to its foundation. Especially annoying for the more delicate souls in my family, because I always sneeze 3 times (and...

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Focus on: Air essential oils Mar 15, 2019

Yes, I am the first to agree that this was not the wisest of name choices for this incredible oil blend previously known as Breathe. But, we are about to enter hay-fever season and it’s...

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Focus on: Melaleuca essential oils Mar 12, 2019

Melaleuca is better known as Tea Tree Oil, and it spent much time neglected in my oil box because of its clean, medicinal smell. Until I suddenly loved the smell started using it during a...

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Focus on: Vetiver essential oils Mar 11, 2019

One of my particular favourites - its earthy, freshly cut grass after summer rain scent has made it known as the ‘oil of tranquillity and ‘fragrance of the soil.’

Wonderfully...

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How to... make dry shampoo body essential oils recipes Mar 11, 2019

It's okay to give your hair a break from shampoo and conditioner - not least to save on plastic if you don’t use shampoo bars already. Dry shampoo is a great way to rock that third-day...

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Dem Bones, dem Bones body yoga Mar 07, 2019

I have found a new yoga teacher. The joy of having someone else tell you how to move without having to think about it is not to be underestimated. And also, to be honest, because we all need...

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Don't mention the M - Word essential oils life women's health Feb 28, 2019

My maternal grandmother was 49 when she accidentally gave birth to my mum. I never met her, but with 3 grown sons and 2 of them away at war, in a city that was being bombed to bits and food hard to...

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The Fidget King and Queen essential oils Feb 25, 2019

If fidget spinners, Rubik cubes and wobble cushions are part of your Mary Poppins handbag, then it is likely that you are a parent or carer of a kid with dyscalculia, Irlen, dyslexia, dyspraxia,...

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I'd rather not bleach, thank you! essential oils home Feb 19, 2019

Bleach is so common that most of us connect its smell with cleanliness. To make bleach, a direct electrical current is sent through a sodium chloride solution (table salt and water), which "splits"...

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Simon wants Sushi life yoga Feb 15, 2019

Since the days of yoga with the wild boys the group has changed: It now has more girls, a number of teeny reception yogis have joined and tooth boy is back after a six-month break, now “in...

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