Quick and Easy Lemon Tart


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 12 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • pinch of salt


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Zest and juice two lemons
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  1. Place the base ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Use your hands to press the mixture firmly into the base and a centimetre or two up the sides of an 18cm spring form pan. Place the base into the fridge to set.
  2. Place the egg yolks, honey, maple syrup, lemon zest and juice into a saucepan and whisk to combine. Place the saucepan over low – medium heat and add the oil. Whisk continuously for five minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken. Do not let the mixture boil. You may need to reduce the heat. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and leave to cool. Once cool spoon the mixture over your base and return to the fridge to set.
  3. Slice. Serve. Eat and enjoy.

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The amazing benefits of Herbal Teas


Not only are herbal teas a delicious hot beverage but a lot of them are jam packed with goodness that is beneficial for your health. After some research these are my top 3 favourite herbals teas that can do wonders to your health and wellbeing.

Green Tea

Many of the plant compounds found in green tea leaves contain a large amount of important nutrients. Tea is rich in polyphenols that have effects like reducing inflammation and helping fight cancer.

Green tea contains about 30 percent polyphenols by weight, including large amounts of a catechin. Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits. Some other wonderful health advantages that drinking Green Tea may have is it has the potential to:-

  • Reduce atherosclerosis and risk of heart disease
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Reduce inflammation in arthritis cases
  • Improve bone density
  • Improve memory
  • Prevent cancer

Although Green Tea has its benefits it may not suit everyone’s taste buds so what other herbal teas are out there that also have an abundance of benefits?

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is not only refreshing it can boost your overall health in a number of ways. This tea in particular has quite a positive impact on the digestive system and the base element of menthol in this tea is the most valuable part of its organic structure.

So what does this tea do for our bodies in terms of health benefits? This tea has the ability to:-

  • Reduce Fever
  • Improve Digestion
  • Prevent Nausea and Vomiting
  • Treat Respiratory Disorders
  • Boost Immunity
  • Removes Bad Breath
  • Aid in Weight Loss
  • Reduce Stress Levels
  • Relieves bloating, cramping and stomach discomfort.

Drinking Peppermint Tea has so many positive benefits to your mind and body it’s hard to believe something so refreshing and lovely to sip on can be so good for you at the same time. However if Green Tea or Peppermint tea don’t seem to be the right hot healthy drink for you then maybe Chamomile will do the trick.

Saving the best until last.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is one of the most popular herbal teas on the market and it has a variety of health benefits and uses. Derived from the Asteraceae family of plants, the flowers of this plant can be dried and used for different herbal and natural remedies and poultices, as well as its most popular form – tea.

Chamomile tea contains a presence of flavonoids, sesquiterpenes and other powerful antioxidants that have a significant positive effect on our bodies. This particular tea can aid with some of the following:-

  • Boost the Immune System
  • Relives Stress
  • Regulates Sleep
  • Treats Stomach Disorders
  • Hair Care
  • Skin Care
  • Manage Diabetes
  • Treats Stomach Disorders
  • Treats Allergic Reactions

Who knew drinking herbal tea could do so many positive things for our bodies!

Until next time.


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Quick and Easy Raspberry Muffins

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup full fat coconut cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup raspberries*
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C or 350°F. Grease 18 holes of a mini muffin moulds.
  2. Place the honey, coconut cream, vanilla and eggs into your processor and blend until the mixture is well combined. Add the coconut flour and baking powder and mix to combine. Stir through the raspberries.
  3. It is best to work quickly here as the mixture will thicken rapidly.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly into your prepared holes and bake the muffins for 25 minutes or until golden.
  5. Remove the muffins from the oven and leave to cool in the tray for 15 minutes before gently transferring to a cooling rack.

*frozen is fine.

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Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broths, broths and stocks are soothing, nutrient-dense additions to the kitchen table, and they’re wonderfully easy and inexpensive to make at. They’re extraordinarily rich in protein, specifically gelatin and they also contain trace amounts of minerals like calcium and phosphorus.

Making your own bone broth from scratch is easy and economical, but if you don’t have the time or would rather not fuss with simmering bones for hours to make broth, you can buy excellent, traditionally prepared bone broth from your local Health Food Stores. It’s the next best thing to homemade. Have a read below of the benefits this yummy broth will bring to your lives:

Bone Broth Boosts Immunity
Amino acids in bone broth, like arginine, glutamine, and cysteine, have been shown to boost immunity in humans and animals.

Bone Broth Alleviates The Common Cold And Bronchitis

There’s a solid scientific reason that we reach for chicken soup during cold and flu season. In 2000, a study was published in Chest, the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, which studied chicken soup (bone broth) and found that it does indeed aid in alleviating symptoms of the common cold, by clearing mucus, opening respiratory pathways, and providing easily digested nutrition.

In addition, according to medical doctor and UCLA professor Irwin Ziment, chicken soup naturally contains the amino acid cysteine, which chemically resembles the bronchitis drug acetylcysteine.

Bone Broth Fights Inflammation
Studies show that many of the amino acids in bone broth (such as cystine, histidine, and glycine) reduce inflammation, and L-glutamine specifically reduces gut inflammation. Additionally, the same Chest article from October 2000 mentioned above concluded that chicken soup’s anti-inflammatory benefits may be one reason it is so helpful with relieving symptoms of the common cold.

Bone Broth Strengthens Bones And Teeth
A study on the necessary nutrients for bone health found that the process of bone-formation requires “an adequate and constant supply of nutrients” as follows: calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, potassium, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and the B vitamins.
Bone broth with vegetables and meat or fish provides a good source of all of these vitamins and minerals.

Lastly, if you’ve ever wondering why chicken soup is good for a cold, there’s science behind that, too. Chicken broth inhibits neutrophil migration; that is, it helps mitigate the side effects of colds, flus and upper respiratory infections. Interesting!

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Healthy Christmas Cake

zest and juice of one orange
1 cup raisins
1 cup currants
1 cup cranberries
1 cup slivered almonds
3 cups almond meal
2 small, ripe bananas (the flesh of mine weighed 200 grams)
10 Natural Delight Medjool Dates, seeds removed
2 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F. Grease a 18cm round cake tin. I used my spring form pan, if you are using a cake tin I would line it also.
Place the zest, juice, raisins, currants, cranberries and almonds into a medium sized saucepan. Heat until the juice starts to boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover. Simmer for 5 – 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Place the almond meal, banana, dates, spices, vanilla and salt into your processor. Blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a smooth, thick batter. Stir through the raisin mixture. Spoon the cake mix into your prepared tin and use damp hands to smooth over the top of the cake.
Bake for 30 minutes. Cover with foil and bake for a further 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 30 minutes. If you are using a spring form pan remove the sides and allow the cake to cool completely.

Recipe sourced from our favourite website

On behalf of the whole team here at EverEscents, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to providing you with more Organic content and beautiful receipes in 2018.


Gluten Free Weet-Bix Slice

The Slice
6 Gluten Free WeetBix
2 cups desiccated coconut
1/2 cup honey*
1/4 cup cacao
2 tablespoons hulled tahini
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

The Top

50 grams dark chocolate, melted


Line a square 20cm cake tin with baking paper overhanging the sides for easy removal.
Place the ingredients for the slice into your processor and blend until they are well combined and sticking together.
Spoon the mixture into your prepared tin and use slightly damp hands to press it firmly down.
Top the slice with the melted chocolate if desired and place into the fridge for several hours or overnight to set.

Slice. Eat. Enjoy.

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living sustainably

How to live a more sustainable life

We came across this fantastic blog about how to live a more sustainable life by, be sure to check it out below!

Everyday we see people trying to make a difference in the world with eco-friendly initiatives and zero waste campaigns. But that doesn’t give us an excuse to sit back and assume they’ve got it all under control.

To contribute positive change to our planet, it’s up to us as individuals to change our daily habits. Living without waste not only benefits the earth, but supports our physical and mental health in many ways.
All it takes is the desire to make a change, along with actionable steps to do so.
Check out these 16 suggestions to help you get started with the no waste lifestyle;

1. It’s time to break up with your stuff
A survey by the Australian Institute for a Just, Sustainable and Peaceful Future has found 88 per cent of Australian homes have at least one cluttered room, and the average home has three or more cluttered rooms.
De-cluttering not only gives you more space, but it also clears your mind so you can focus on what really matters in your life. The easiest place to start? Your closet. A minimalist wardrobe will help make room for what’s important in your life.

2. Make your own cleaning products
It’s no secret that chemical cleaning products are linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity. Switching to natural, homemade cleaning products not only saves you money, but your family’s health too. You’ll find most ingredients to make natural cleaning products are already in your cupboard.

3. Stick a ‘no advertising’ label on your letterbox
It’s called junk mail for a reason. Not only are advertising brochures adding to our rubbish pile, but they’re encouraging us to buy more ‘stuff’ we don’t need

4. Fix broken things before throwing them out
You would be surprised at what you can find on YouTube when it comes to fixing things. So before jumping to conclusions and tossing something out, get your creativity buzzing and look up a DIY video on YouTube. You might just become your own handyman.

5. Exchange books with your friends or go digital
Start a book swap with your friends. It’s a great way to read much loved books and expand your reading interests. Otherwise purchase from a second-hand bookshop or download your books digitally. Not only will you save paper, but it’s half the price of a hardback copy and you can keep it on your digital device wherever you go.

6. Sustainable lunches
Stay healthy and save money by making your own lunch. Opt for a reusable container or natural piece of fabric to wrap your lunch in.

7. Limit prints
After typing something up, why not try fitting it to one less page than it already is? Condense the font, increase your margins and don’t waste unnecessary printing. Recycle paper and use double sided printing.

8. Replace your post-its with visual ones
Going online is an efficient way to file your life and work stuff with ease. Chrome extensions such as Sticky Note or applications like Evernote are easy to use. The best part? You can keep your to-do list with you wherever you go and sync it to all of your devices.

9. Bring your own coffee cup
Each year over 20 million trees are cut down to make paper cups. The sad thing is, how hard is it really to purchase a reusable cup or bring your own mug?

10. Adopt a composter
Whether you’re living in a house or apartment, you can still use a compost bin.
11. Say goodbye to plastic containers, cling wrap and aluminum foil
Plastic containers and cling wrap are not only adding to more landfill, but are lined with chemicals that are harmful to the body. Purchase eco-friendly lunchboxes and glass containers instead.

12. Bring your own bags
Australians use enough plastic bags per year that if these were tied together they would stretch around the world 24 times. Grab yourself a sustainable canvas bag which you can alternatively use as a handbag or keep in your regular handbag for unexpected grocery shops.

13. Refuse paper towels in restaurants
According to a recent study by Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, paper towels generate 70% more carbon emissions than the newest technology on the market. Opt for a fabric serviette and use the hand-dryer in the bathroom.

14. Bring a container with you and do your own doggie bag
If you’re the type to never say no to leftover meals in a restaurant, be sure to bring your own container and skip out on the plastic.

15. Switch for durable alternatives
Instead of using cotton pads to remove make-up, opt for a reusable cloth. Swap out your plastic toothbrush for one made out of bamboo. Store your homemade beauty products in reusable jars.

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Quick and Easy Lime Tarts

The Base

6 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons honey*
2 tablespoons coconut oil
pinch of salt
the top

flesh 1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped (approximately 180 grams)
2 tablespoons honey*
2 tablespoons coconut oil, soft
juice and zest 1 lime
Place the base ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Spoon the mixture evenly into the holes of a mini silicon muffin mould, half filling each mould, and place in the freezer while you make the top.
Place the ingredients for the top layer into your processor and blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Spoon the mixture over your base and place in the freezer to set and to store.
Eat and enjoy.

Sourced from one of our favourite websites, Wholefood Simply.


Is your coffee addiction harming the earth? Reusable Cups Vs Takeaway Cups

Did you know that Over 50% of us are regular coffee drinkers, with 16.3 million coffees being consumed daily? If you stop by your favourite coffee shop every day, that’s at least 7 takeaway cups being used and wasted every week. That’s over 300 cups annually and that doesn’t even take into consideration other consumables being served in takeaway cups on different occasions. And the worse thing is that they can’t be recycled so end up in landfill!

If you’ve been thinking about reducing your carbon footprint, converting from takeaway cups to a reusable cup is a great and easy first step! Many people assume that paper takeaway cups can be recycled because they are paper but unfortunately that is not the case. Most paper cups are lined with plastic or wax to help keep your coffee hot and to prevent the paper cup from dissolving into mush. Because of this special ingredient, paper cups cannot be recycled or composted.

So what can you do?!

The solution to this one is simple; purchase a reusable cup!

Reusable cups are usually made from separable, single components, which makes them easier to recycle. Most of them are made from plastic, but its polypropylene, which is BPA free and has the greatest capacity for recycling and reusing at the end of its life – alternatively there are glass and ceramic options available.
After 15 uses a reusable cup starts ‘paying for itself’ in an environmental sense, meaning you’ll be saving more trees, water, and energy than you would have if you had chosen disposable.
Reusable cups last for at least three years so if you had chosen to use takeaway cups during this time you would have contributed just under 3kg of plastics to landfill.

My secret is that I own 2 reusable cups and always keep one clean one in the car ready to use – I love drinking my coffee in it as it makes me feel good that I am doing a good deed for the planet. 😊

So get onboard today!
Cheers Julia (General Manager, EverEscents)

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5 minutes with the General Manager of EverEscents!

How long have you owned EverEscents for?
For nearly 11 years now, wow how time flies when you’re having fun!

What was the inspiration behind purchasing EverEscents?
I was lucky enough to be brought up by my Mum who was very alternative and into all things healthy, eco conscious & chemical free – which was very rare back then! It has always resonated with me so when I was looking for a business to buy in 2006 and EverEscents came up, it ticked all the boxes of what I was looking for in a business and a career!

What role do you play in the business?
I am classed as the General Manager which basically means I do all the “General” stuff (he he). But seriously my key focus is all the behind the scenes stuff and keeping the Admin / Accounting side of things running smoothly. I also help with Customer Service, Product Development, HR and do all the stock ordering to ensure our customers always get their products on time.

As a business owner, what are your three top priorities?
1) Produce a great product that everyone can enjoy.
2) Give back to those less fortunate or in need.
3) Be kind to the Earth in the process.

What sets EverEscents apart from other haircare companies?
I would say Ethics! Being in the Hairdressing industry sometimes has it’s downfalls and we come across some companies, big and small, that don’t have a lot of ethics. To us, it is the single most important trait of a business.

What are some harmful ingredients people need to be avoiding in haircare products?

There are lots but the main nasties are Toxic preservatives such as Parabens, DMDM Hydantoin, MIT’s & Phenoxyethanol. Plus also Silicones, PEG’s and artificial colours and fragrances.

What’s your favourite product in the range?
My favourite product for a while has been our Heat Protector – it is the one product in our range that I use consistently. I use it before heat tools and also after. It is nice and light so doesn’t weigh fine hair like mine down and is perfect for taming the frizzies and flyaways after straightening.

What’s your biggest haircare tip?
Always use EverEscents Organic Hair Care! Am I allowed to say that?! Seriously though, reduce the chemicals especially things like Silicone that coat the hair shaft and seal out moisture leading to breakage.

What skincare do you use?
I have a few favourite natural brands including; Twenty-8, Tri Nature, & Australian Bushflower Essences

What makeup do you use?
Kylie’s Professional Mineral Makeup

What do you do in your everyday life to reduce the use of chemicals?
I am blessed to feel like I have pretty much always lived a fairly chemical free life (apart from the odd wine, does that count!!). In our home & here in the office, we use all chemical free cleaning products, obviously I use chemical free haircare! I also use natural makeup and natural skincare. We buy all our fruit & veggies from a local farm and most is Organic or Spray free. I don’t use artificial perfumes and use Salt lamps around electronic devices to help with the eSmog.

Stay tuned for 5 minutes with Business Development Manager, Tiarna!