My baby turns 14

Hi Guys,

Today my blog is about how my baby is turning 14, she is beautiful, intelligent, thankful and loving. These type of qualities are becoming very rare in young people, so I really hope that she brings these qualities to the table in everything she does.

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Market beginnings

Hi Guys,

its been so long since I have been able to right a post. Who I decided to sit down and do some.

Today, I went with my family to the Nungarin markets which was  so much fun. I was able to catch up with any of the stall holders that I have know for many years. We were all working out how long we have known each other. I have been going to Nungarin markets for the past 6 years. I have met many amazing people, sold products, learnt about how to deal with many interesting situations. I have had many laughs and grown as a person, business woman and enjoy teaching others the joys of being in charge of your own destiny.

i have travelled the country selling my wears and along the way learnt the most important thing is to havefunwithwhat you are doing and let your inner soul shine. Being positive is a lifestyle trait that I have live with now for many years. If you send out positive vibes you will attract customers. This how you just jump off the cliff and find your wings on the way down and soaring to international freedom.

Be positive, until next time.


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Inspired by others to do more for the earth.

Hi Everyone,

How are we all???

I am fine and dandy. I am refreshed and ready to get into the workshop by an inspirational day that I had yesterday.

Myself and a friend travelled the wonderful countryside of our Wheatbelt through Narembeen, Kondinin, Kulin and our stop at Lake Grace.


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The Benefit of Herbs posted on Oct 17, 2008 Herbal medicine is an ancient and traditional practice, used in many Eastern and Western countries. In many cultures it is part of main stream living and it is the preferred source of alleviating and preventing dis-ease. For many years the medicinal properties of plants have been documented and used worldwide. There is a vast range of herbs throughout the world, they vary from area to area, and their growth and cultivation depends on the local ecosystem. The healing properties of herbs are dependent on their active constituents. Different herbs contain different constituents, and they are what determine the beneficial uses and applications of each herb. Once the healing property of the herb is identified, different extraction methods are used to obtain these constituents. Here at New Directions, we use herbs that are manufactured using a delicate extraction process known as, Cold Percolation. It is a process which requires attention to detail, so that the finished product, known as the extract, is of high quality, ensuring that you, the customer, are obtaining the maximum healing benefits of the herb. One of the unique characteristics of herbs is that they are able to work on the whole being as an integrated system, hence the name ‘Holistic’. It is common for one herb to have several therapeutic actions. This multiple action exists because of the complexity of the herbs chemistry. It is not uncommon for a herb to have a primary action and several secondary and tertiary actions that all benefit our health and well being. An example of this is Calendula officinalis, a common herb found in many gardens. Calendula officinalis also known as Marigold is a herb primarily indicated for assisting wounds to heal. Its other traditional uses include; alleviating indigestion and promoting the flow of bile. What are some uses for herbs in cosmetic preparations? Some modern uses of herbs include incorporating their healing properties in cosmetic preparations. They have been used in a variety of topical applications including; • Ointments • Creams • Compresses- a liquid extract is used when making a compress. • Poultices- the dry herb is used when making a poultice. • Liniments- a liquid extract or herb oil is used when making a liniment to massage into the skin. • Oils- try our infused herbal oils. At New Directions we sell a variety of cosmetic bases, ranging from skincare, hair products and for those who are more experimental, raw materials to allow you to experiment and come up with your own individual product.


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