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Welcome to Tarn & Daisy

At Tarn & Daisy we believe in getting closer to nature and feel that our carefully selected range of products reflect this. Through our blog we’ll provide you information on all of our wellbeing products as well as general tips on having a happy and healthier lifestyle.

We only sell through Amazon – so you can be assured that your purchases will be dealt with safely through a verified and trusted online retailer.

We will also post information on the Friends of Serra Verde Charitable trust which does great work saving Brazils Atlantic Rainforest.

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Why you should drink coffee!!!

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Coffee: smells good, tastes delicious and if you’re like me, really helps you get through the day. It also seems to suffer from being on every detox plan going; so for my fellow caffeine addicts out there here’s 3 reasons to justify your caffeine intake!

1)   Coffee helps to preserve your memory

Moderate long-term coffee consumption (around three cups a day) is associated with a 27 per cent reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

2) Coffee helps you to live longer

Studies show that people who drink coffee regularly tend to live longer and have lower rates of diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer and melanoma. These benefits are probably connected to the black stuff’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

3) Coffee can boost your endurance levels

It is believed that two to three cups of a strong brew can increase endurance performance by an average of 24%; giving you an extra push when you need it!

So if you enjoy a coffee feel guilty no longer!

Dead Sea Mud Mask

Dead Sea Mud Mask

Tarn & Daisy’s Dead Sea Mud Mask provides the ultimate in care for your skin. It’s high concentration of minerals and salts has meant that Dead Sea mud has been used for thousands years to get smoother and clearer skin. Tarn & Daisy’s Dead Sea Mud Mask accelerates natural exfoliation, is known for deep pore cleansing and hydrates and moisturisers the skin to help wrinkle reduction.

In a nutshell Tarn & Daisy’s Dead Sea Mud Mask:

  • Is the Ultimate Natural Skin Care Formula;
  • Moisturises and Hydrates the Skin;
  • Helps to Reduce Wrinkles;
  • Tightens the Pores for Anti Ageing Effect.

But don’t just take our word for it, look at what our customers are saying!

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Is Your Phone Damaging Your Wellbeing?

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If you’re like most people, you own a smartphone and you’re addicted to it. Did you know that 46 percent of smartphone users say that they couldn’t live without it? Did you know that, on average we look at or touch our phones a staggering 2,617 times per day?

Smartphone addiction is not without consequences

When is the last time you took a day—or even a few hours—without connecting digitally? Many people are choosing their phone over social interaction, getting outdoors, sleeping, or mindfully eating meals—even at restaurants when they’re with other people. What are the consequences? It appears that a strong correlation exists between screen time and higher rates of depression, anxiety, attention deficit, fatigue, and poor performance.

But don’t worry—there is good news. You can detox yourself from your smartphone and then learn how to use it wisely. In other words, you have the ability to get control over your phone rather than letting it control you. Here are four simple tips to detox yourself from your technology:

1. Step into nature.

Smartphone lifeSpending time in nature will lower your stress hormones and improve your immune system along with your energy and mood. You can go for a walk in a park, go for a hike, spend time at the beach, garden, exercise outdoors, or have a picnic. You actually only need 20 minutes to access the health benefits, but there is a caveat: You need to be unplugged for that period of time. NO phone. NO photos. The benefits come from being mindful and fully present while spending time in nature, using your sense of smell, taste, sound, sight, or touch. The longer you unplug and spend in nature, the better. Start with 20 minutes and try extending it to one hour, or take several 20-minute breaks a day.

2. Turn off notifications.

Since we do need to answer emails and look up information, you likely can’t get rid of your phone altogether. So what you want to do is schedule times during the day when you look at it and answer emails, texts, and so forth. You want to turn off notifications so that your phone isn’t always alerting you to an incoming message or update. Unless there is a big deadline or emergency, it’s unlikely you need to respond to anything right away.

3. Practice mindfulness.Life smartphone

Mindfulness is a meditative practice that involves being in the present moment. It is a wonderful way to meditate if you have a brain that doesn’t stop and is also really good for you. You can eat mindfully, walk, cook, listen, speak…the list is endless. It essentially involves you paying attention to nuances and details without judgment. For example, you can shower mindfully, appreciating the aroma of the soap, the feel of the water against your skin, the way the shampoo lathers up, and the sound of the running water, while also noticing the sounds of the birds outside or a moving car. NO judgment. NO phone. NO thinking brain. Just being in the now. The more you practice being mindful in everything that you do, the more you will be mindful of how, when, and if you use your phone.

4. Make a schedule to unplug.

The more of a schedule you put yourself on, the more likely you will stick to any rules you set when using your phone. For example, it’s important that you are not too stimulated first thing in the morning and late at night. So set a rule that you will not check your phone for at least 30 minutes to an hour after getting up in the morning, as this is your time to take care of yourself. Eat your breakfast mindfully and enjoy the time. Same thing goes for the evening, but I would suggest it being an hour at least, or decide that after 10 p.m., you turn the phone off. Choose to unplug during all of your mealtimes and at least one afternoon, morning, or full day each week. Use this time to be mindful, read, spend social time with people you love, or go out in nature.

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Source: Dr. Eva Selhub, Mindbodygreen.com

One Thing at a Time!

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There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means full concentration on a single act.

When we just do that one activity, we express our true nature.

But it’s easier said than done. How often are we not in the moment?

Think about times when we are:

  • Jumping between tasks in a browser
  • Checking our phones while doing other things throughout the day
  • In a rush to do the next thing while still doing the current thing
  • Thinking about other things when someone is talking to us
  • Irritated by someone when they interrupt whatever we’re doing
  • Taking whatever we’re doing for granted, because it’s dull or routine

It turns out, we are very rarely fully in the moment with any single activity. How can we try this enlightened activity of full concentration on one act?Wessex Feb 10 034

How to Do One Thing at a Time

These are as much reminders to myself as they are reminders for you, but here’s what I’ve been practicing with:

  1. When you start an activity, turn to it with your full attention and set an intention to be present with the act, to do nothing but this activity. You might think, “Just walk” or “Just read” or “Just drink tea.”
  2. You might open up a wide-open, sky-like panoramic awareness as you do the activity, being fully engaged with the entire moment.
  3. When you notice yourself thinking about something else, or getting your attention pulled elsewhere, or starting down a pattern of judgment, resentment, etc. … just notice. Then return to being fully present with the activity.
  4. Empty your mind of preconceived ideas about the activity, and just be curious about what the activity is actually like, right now, as it unfolds.
  5. See the brilliance of each moment, of each activity, that underlies everything around us.

Tarn & Daisy, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0178M8XCEJust write. Just shower. Just give someone your full attention.

As we give each activity our full loving attention, we start to appreciate each person, each object, everything around us as something worthy of respect, love, and gratitude.

We start to take life up on the opportunity to fully engage with it, with a smile!

 

Source: Zen Habits by Leo Babauta.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip Oil Red Mar 16 - CopyTarn & Daisy’s 100% Pure Rosehip Oil is a natural essential oil to enhance a healthier lifestyle. We feel that Rosehip oil is a truly remarkable natural product with amazing skin rejuvenating and hair conditioning properties. It is a wine coloured oil from the ripened fruit and seeds of the Rose Hip and has been used for generations by the Andean Peoples of Chile because of its exceptional healing skin care and hair care benefits. As well as Vitamin C it also contains high amounts of essential fatty acids, and antioxidants such as lycopene which help form the building blocks of healthy skin.

Our favourite uses for Rosehip Oil are:

  1. Nourishing oil for dry skin Rosehip Oil is rich in the essential fatty acids which can be efficient in fighting signs of aging. Apply Rosehip oil to dry and cracked skin to nourish and rehydrate it. It’s especially effective on dry, elbows, knees cracked lips and heels.
  2. Scar & Stretchmark treatment Use pure Rosehip oil on stretch marks, burns and scars. Its skin nourishing properties will help to speed up the healing process, as well as hydrate and moisturize the area.
  3. Sunburn Apply Rosehip oil to sunburn and feel the soothing effect immediately. The oil will also gently aid the healing process and reduce the inflammation.
  4. Hair & Scalp Care Rosehip Oil can help with Dry Hair – massage slightly warmed Oil into your hair and scalp. Leave for about an hour and then wash thoroughly; you’ll be left with soft, revitalized hair. Rosehip oil is also proven to help with dandruff and other similar scalp conditions. Simply massage pure Rosehip oil into the scalp, leave it on for 30 minutes, then shampoo.
  5. Nourish brittle nails Rosehip oil can nourish and hydrate your brittle nails, making them stronger and healthier. Just massage your nails every evening during one week with Rosehip oil before going to sleep and see the difference!Skin-care-100-natural-and-pure-organic (2)

We believe that our products will help you to feel good when used as part of a healthier and more natural lifestyle.

Laugh…It’s Good for You!

This weeks top tip to boost your wellbeing;

Laugh More!!!

Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain
Sometimes, we take life far too seriously. Whilst children laugh about 200 times per day most adults only manage to laugh an average of 15 times per day. So go on…laugh a little!!!!

Tarn & Daisy Tea Tree Oil

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Our Tea Tree Oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most popular essential oils and has been widely used for centuries due to its wonderful healing properties. Extracted from the leaves and twigs by the process of steam distillation, it has a light, spicy and rather pungent smell.

This versatile product has many uses and our Top 10 are:

  1. Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties Tea Tree Oil can be used to wash out and disinfect cuts and scratches. Because of the mild qualities of tea tree’s terpinen content, the oil can soothe cuts, sunburn and cold sores.
  2. Tea Tree Oil is widely used in aromatherapy and can help with colds and viral infections.
  3. Tea Tree Oil can be used to combat acne and oily skin.
  4. Tea Tree Oil can be helpful when treating sunburn as it helps to produce soothing and healing effect to the skin. It can also be helpful when treating calluses and corns.
  5. Tea Tree Oil can be used to improve the health of your hair and scalp.
  6. Tea Tree Oil can enhance aftershaves and perfumes.
  7. Tea Tree Oil can also be used to treat oral bacteria that cause cavities, gum disease, and halitosis.
  8. Tea Tree Oil can also be added to massage oils.
  9. Tea Tree Oils have powerful antimicrobial properties and can kill off bad bacteria in your home. To make homemade a tea tree oil cleanser, mix with water, vinegar andlemon essential oil.
  10. Tea Tree Oil can be effective in the removal of mould from the home.

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