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Rose Geranium Moisture Cream
Veronica Yeo (Perth, AU)
Perfect for me!

I have been using this moisturiser cream for a number of years. It is beautiful. I have tried other creams, mostly when I run out of Moonhaven ones and have never found anything that comes close to the quality of this cream. I always go back to Moonhaven. People often ask me what I use on my skin too, as I’m in my 50’s, and my skin must be responding well to this cream. I highly recommend it!! I love supporting a local business too rather than the big cosmetic companies.

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Soothing Salve
Nigel Tomkinson
Great customer service and quick shipping to Perth

The ladies at Moon Haven were extremely helpful in organising my order and shipping jars of Soothing Salve overnight to Perth.

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Soothing Salve
Alison Parr (Attadale, AU)
The best out there!

This salve has been my saviour. I had a skin condition causing painful cracked hands, many creams from the doctor, including steroids, and no improvement. I used this regularly morning and night and my hands are so much better. Thank you Moon Haven!

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Honey & Oats Soap
Silvana (Perth, AU)
Honey Oats Soap

Nice gentle soap for the skin, it lathers well without too much waste and spreads well. Does not make a mess in the shower, I keep it in a plastic soap box to protect it from wasting away. I recommend this for people that have sensitive skin, I don't have a problem but I can see it's medicinal value.

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Anti-Ageing Skincare System
Silvana (Perth, AU)
Anti-Ageing Skincare System Gel and Serum

I feel quantity you use is important not to over and under apply it, everyone is different. I spoke with Leonie about this to get it right! I pump a little into my palm out of each bottle, I apply the Gel first and then the Serum. You can apply both together but I like to be extra careful and watch each ingredient closely in the mirror to makesure I spread the right amount on my face and lower neck. I use the Ultra Cream every 2nd night with a small spatular and massage in with fingertips again careful with quantity, some ingredients are duplicated in both products but the texture is different. Both Night products are smooth and nourishing my skin as I feel very soft in the morning. I use Bergamot in the day with the Calendula eyecream and Exfoliant once a week. Having different products keeps me from getting bored and the different smells add the different dimension to my skincare routine. I am sure a nice body and foot cream is next on the list.

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Rose Geranium Moisture Cream
Veronica Yeo (Perth, AU)
Perfect for me!

I have been using this moisturiser cream for a number of years. It is beautiful. I have tried other creams, mostly when I run out of Moonhaven ones and have never found anything that comes close to the quality of this cream. I always go back to Moonhaven. People often ask me what I use on my skin too, as I’m in my 50’s, and my skin must be responding well to this cream. I highly recommend it!! I love supporting a local business too rather than the big cosmetic companies.

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Soothing Salve
Nigel Tomkinson
Great customer service and quick shipping to Perth

The ladies at Moon Haven were extremely helpful in organising my order and shipping jars of Soothing Salve overnight to Perth.

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Soothing Salve
Alison Parr (Attadale, AU)
The best out there!

This salve has been my saviour. I had a skin condition causing painful cracked hands, many creams from the doctor, including steroids, and no improvement. I used this regularly morning and night and my hands are so much better. Thank you Moon Haven!

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Honey & Oats Soap
Silvana (Perth, AU)
Honey Oats Soap

Nice gentle soap for the skin, it lathers well without too much waste and spreads well. Does not make a mess in the shower, I keep it in a plastic soap box to protect it from wasting away. I recommend this for people that have sensitive skin, I don't have a problem but I can see it's medicinal value.

S
Anti-Ageing Skincare System
Silvana (Perth, AU)
Anti-Ageing Skincare System Gel and Serum

I feel quantity you use is important not to over and under apply it, everyone is different. I spoke with Leonie about this to get it right! I pump a little into my palm out of each bottle, I apply the Gel first and then the Serum. You can apply both together but I like to be extra careful and watch each ingredient closely in the mirror to makesure I spread the right amount on my face and lower neck. I use the Ultra Cream every 2nd night with a small spatular and massage in with fingertips again careful with quantity, some ingredients are duplicated in both products but the texture is different. Both Night products are smooth and nourishing my skin as I feel very soft in the morning. I use Bergamot in the day with the Calendula eyecream and Exfoliant once a week. Having different products keeps me from getting bored and the different smells add the different dimension to my skincare routine. I am sure a nice body and foot cream is next on the list.

Make Your Own Spicy Masala Chai Tea

There is something special about making your own Masala Chai Tea from scratch.
Sure you get an acceptably tasting chai from any of the commercially available chai tea blends. They taste fine.
But there seems to be an added depth and authenticity to your cup of chai when you gather the ingredients together and make your own blend, using mortar and pestle to bruise the spices…bringing out the very best in each pod, root, seed and nut and infusing it into your cup.

There is nothing quite like a hot cup of milky, spicy chai tea to warm the body and soothe the soul in the depths of winter.

Easy to Make Step-By-Step Recipe

Here is an easy to make recipe for Spicy Masala Chai I have adapted from a traditional Indian recipe.

You will see that you can prepare it in two ways.
The first is perfect if you want Chai NOW…but the second is my favourite.  It allows the spices to release their full flavour into the tea…seeping their depths of scent and spice into the milky liquid.

Why don’t you try both and let us know which one you prefer?

Spicy Masala Chai Tea

We’ve used a lovely strong Indian black organic tea for our Chai

Ingredients:

3/4 cup water
2-4 whole green cardamom pods, smashed
1-2 thin slices fresh ginger
1 1-inch cinnamon stick
2 cloves
3-4 Black Peppercorns
1 piece star anise
pinch grated nutmeg
3/4  cup whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoons loose black tea leaves
Sweetener, to taste (honey, sugar, stevia)

Must Have, Drink Now Chai

Collect your spices, roots, nuts and seeds (except the black tea) and place in your mortar

Using the pestle bruise and gently break up the ingredients releasing the aromas –

  • Place the contents of the mortar into a small pot and add the water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes
    Add the milk to the hot infusion

    And then the black tea. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 1 minute.

    Remove the pot from the heat, cover and allow the mixture to seep for 2 to 3 minutes

    Place a fine mesh strainer over your cup and pour the chai into your cups

    Discard the spent spices, roots and seeds … they’re perfect to add to the compost
    Sweeten to taste – homey is a perfect compliment
    Enjoy… then make another

     

    Truly, Deeply Spiced Overnight Infused Chai

    Same ingredients as above=- just seeped overnight for a spicier, fuller taste.

    1. To make a deeply flavourful tea – start the night before.
      In a small saucepan combine the water with all the spices except the fresh ginger.
    2. Bring the pot to the boil and then remove from the heat. Cover the pan until the morning.
    3. In the morning add the sliced ginger and bring the tea to the boil.  Simmer 2 or so minutes until the mixture if fragrant.
    4. Lower the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the tea is fragrant.
    5. Add the milk and tea leaves – simmer for another minute then turn off the heat.
    6. Let the mixture seep for 2 minutes.
    7. Pour into a cup through a fine sieve.
    8. Add sweetener to taste.
    9. Drink to your  heart’s content.

    This article was written by Moon Haven’s aromatherapist and founder Leonie Gully

    and as such represents her personal opinion on the given subject.

     

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    Leonie loves to receive your emails, questions and requests for information .  Just email her at info@moonhaven.com.au

    While any advice provided is general in nature, it is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.  If you are at all concerned about your condition it is important that you do consult your medical practitioner of choice for an individual treatment plan.


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