Win Win Win: 3 x March Notox Boxes Up For Grabs!

Notox box is a monthly box filled with handpicked natural, organic and eco products! It allows us wellness lovers to spoil ourselves with a box full of goodies delivered right to the doorstep every month. The products are all natural, safe & eco conscious. Notox box does the research for you, so you can sit back and enjoy!

Wellness WA has teamed up with Notox box this month to offer three super lucky readers the opportunity to experience the gorgeous March box pictured above – you'll be thrilled with the assortment of conscious goodies, including…

Clay Mask
Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion
Soap nuts!
Raw Acai Bar
Cute biodegradable foodware
Biodynamic brown rice

This goodie box will delight any wellness fan! To be in with a chance to win, just do the following:

1. Like Notox box on Facebook. Entrants will also be added to the Notox Box mailing list.

2. Leave a comment on this post with your best tip for starting a non toxic day!

3. Keep your fingers crossed 🙂

Good luck! Winners will be drawn on Monday 18 March 2013!

Be well,



Top Ten Posts for 2012!

Hi everyone! As we all know, 2013 is just around the corner. When the clock strikes midnight we’ll be transported into a brand new year – how exciting is that?! A brand new year to look after yourself, strive to feel as healthy as possible, reach towards your biggest goals and dreams & live the life you’ve always wanted to. Every day is a chance to take a step closer to it. You can do it!

Instead of a resolution this year, I’m adopting a mantra for 2013:

There is no limit to how radiant, alive & irresistible I can be

The amazing Marie Forleo said this, and it’s already helping me stay on track – whenever I have a decision to make I think of this mantra and whether my actions are going to work towards radiance, or detract from it. Powerful stuff!

I’m also going to be doing the following: drinking water, eating veggies, sleeping, breathing, and moving. No pressure though, just doing the best I can.

So without further chit-chat I present to you the most read articles* of 2012 on Wellness WA!

1. Wellness WA Green Smoothie Database – seems a lot of people were getting in on the green drink action this year, something I hope to continue exploring and experimenting with in 2013!

2. Where Can I Get a Fish Pedicure in Perth? – great question, check out my answer in the post!

3. Health Food Focus: Natvia Natural Sweetener – with the surge in people interested in quitting sugar thanks to Sarah Wilson’s fantastic “I Quit Sugar” E-book, this recipe post about sugar alternative Natvia was a raging success!

4. The Wonders of Pomegranates: A Three Way Pomegranate Ritual – a fantastic article on how drinking, eating, and using pomegranates on your skin is wonderful for your wellbeing and beauty!

5. Product Review: Nature’s Botox Alternative – nuff said! People want the results of medical skincare, without the needles.

6. Perth Market Review: Stirling Farmers Market – a new trial farmers market popped up in Stirling this year, and thanks to the support of local residents it got the go ahead from the council to keep running. Yippee!

7. Quinoa and Where to Buy it in Perth – it’s been a good year for quinoa, this post will let you know where to pick up this super healthy superfood!

8. Wellness Recipe: Superfood Raw Fudge Balls – I can personally attest to the yumminess of these, in fact I just whipped up a batch as I was writing this post!

9. Perth’s Newest Deluxe Day Spa: Endota, Perth CBD – this new spa in the heart of our beautiful city caused quite a whirlwind of excitement when it launched in March. If you’ve not been yet you should certainly do yourself a favour in the New Year.

10. Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Emma Smyth, Model – Nutrition Student – Wellness Blogger – local beauty & blogger Emma caused traffic numbers to spike dramatically in the day we posted her interview (and ever since!). A combination of her gorgeous looks, holistic approach to nutrition and exercise and her bubbly personality made this one of the top interviews we’ve done so far. Check her out!

* Some of them may not have been written in 2012, but have resonated with people this year.

A Week in the Wellness Life – Juicing, Sweet Treats & Organic Goodies.

I absolutely love a visit to any boutique-y health store, and Organic on Charles is a great find. Heaps of fresh organic fruit & veggies, drinks, skincare, chocolate and snacks, groceries and there is even a smoothie bar too! I picked up some organic red grape juice (packed with antioxidants), Quinitos – quinoa and rice based sweet ‘n crunchy snack, green tea, apples, coconut mylk luvju, strawberries & a free book. Love!

An epic farmer’s market fresh fruit and veg haul for two. We decided that some juicing was on the cards this weekend, and are now stocked up on all the juicy essentials (apples, carrots, cucumbers, ginger, silverbeet, celery), plus lots more produce to keep my housemate and I happy and healthy for the week!

I’ve come to the realisation that these two products make my skin feel better than almost anything else. Sodashi Rejuvenating Concentrate & Sodashi Marine Brightening Mask = total skincare heroes! The concentrate brings my face back to life when it’s looking dull & tired, and the mask amplifies that brightness by about 5 times. I’ve just comleted this little mini ritual and then massaged rosehip oil into my face, so I’m hoping for a glowing complexion in the morning!

And what better to treat myself with than some healthy chocolatey goji berry balls whilst wearing above face mask!! These treats are the second type I’ve tried from the Modern Day Hippie organic snack range, and I’m a fan. Perfect to satisfy a craving for sweets at 3pm or 8pm at night! 🙂 Or anytime really – have them for breakfast if you like, they are packed full of healthy ingredients for guilt free gobbling.

In case you missed out on any of our articles from the past week and a bit, here is a recap:

Exercise Review: Power Plate at the Perth Pilates Studio, North Perth – if you need a little something different to jazz up your exercise routine – Power Plate could be it!

Beauty Product Review: Benefit High Beam Illuminator and High Brow Glow Pencil! – glowing face, found.

Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Amy Zempilas, Perth Lifestyle Blogger. – Basil Zempilas’ stunning wife, Amy, shares her beauty routine!

Green Smoothie Inspiration: Glowing Green Smoothie – we road test one of the most famous green smoothies!

Healthy Snack Review: Modern Day Hippie Organic Snack Mixes. – one word, YUM.

Beauty & Wellbeing Crushes: Vegan Chocolate, Organic Muesli, Iridology & Steam Rooms!

Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Candice Aiken, Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach and Local Blogger @ Co-Inside! – A super inspiring interview from wellness blogger Candice – not to be missed.

Fitness Review: Hypoxi at The Urbane Body, Subiaco. – We road-tested Hypoxi to see if it lived up to the hype.

Green Smoothie Recipe: Kiwi Sublime! – another Green July recipe!

Alternative Therapy Review: Kinesis Myofascial Integration with Adrian Boyd. – another bodywork therapy trialled!

Thanks for coming along for the ride this week 🙂

I’d love to hear what wonderful wellness treats you’ve been upto, or if there’s anything new you think we should try out, leave a comment below!

Be well,



Wellness WA, Pevonia Botanica & Keturah Day Spa Competition Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered this competition, we had 108 entries which is our biggest response yet, there’s another very exciting competition on the way so make sure you keep an eye on the Wellness WA Facebook page, and keep enjoying the daily posts too!

Congratulations to our three lucky winners!

1st Prize. Pevonia Botanica facial (to the value of $200) @ Keturah Day Spa (Monday-Friday)

Elissa C!

2nd Prize. Pevonia Spa-at-home Essentials pack (RRP: $126.00)

Jennifer Michnik!

3rd Prize. Pevonia Dry Oil Body Moisturizer (RRP: $73)

Jane Barnett!

Well done lucky ladies, I will be in contact with you shortly to arrange the delivery of your prizes.

Once again, thanks to all the entrants & stay tuned for more competitions that will get your beauty & wellbeing skyrocketing!

Be well,



One Week Wholefoods Challenge – Feb 2012!

Roll up, roll up! It’s time for a bite sized challenge that will kick-start your wellbeing and have you equal parts zinging with energy and cruising with calm. Sound good? Then read on.

So here’s the deal:

♥ For one week from Monday 13th of February – Sunday 19th December I am going to be doing my darnedest to eat only wholefoods. This means no junk food like: chips, chocolate, burgers, icecream, candy, biscuits etc. I would like you to join me if you feel so inspired!

What can we have instead?

Instead we will feast like Kings, Queens & other noble folk on everything that is GOOD FOR US! 🙂 This means wholefoods and herbal teas, smoothies and lean sources of protein – I would encourage you to cut out as much meat as possible for this one week, if you eat it, otherwise try and get free range! You can get all your protein needs met from vegetable sources such as lentils, chickpeas, beans, avocados and, my favourite, quinoa!

How do I keep track?

Commenting on this post! I’ll be coming back and updating my diet day-by-day so you can check out what I’ve been eating, I’d love you to share your daily menus (and how you’re feeling) in the comments section below and ask any questions you need answered + check out what other healthy delights participants have been tucking into.

Recipes & resources:

These links should help you on your way! Remember, if you have any questions or need support then post a comment below, lets try and help each other out 🙂


Fresh & Easy Summer Quinoa Salad – a staple of mine.
Stove cooked porridge, plus roasted almond snack
The Amazing Epic Salad of Goodness / Life (TM) – !
Mango, Avocado & Butter Bean Salad
Amazing looking superfood salad
A Basic Green Smoothie Recipe
Green smoothie #1
Avocado, apple & berry smoothie – a fun twist on the regular green smoothie.
Blueberry, banana & cashew butter smoothie
Healthy, snacky, fruity balls
Superfood Raw Fudge Balls – perfect for dessert, or when you just want something sweet!


List of whole foods from WH Foods – this website is the BEST resource! They have tonnes of recipes, all super healthy and tasty. Make good friends with this page!
Teresa Cutter – healthy Aus chef with incredible whole foods recipes.

PS. If you have any fantastique links to recipes etc please mention in the comments and I will add to the resources list!

SO LETS GET STARTED! Kick off monday morning with a healthy bang, personally I’ll be having a green smoothie to start my day. Comment below to get started! XOXOX



Green smoothie consisting of – frozen banana, 2 handfuls of baby spinach, large glass of water, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1 tbsp pepitas, 1 tbsp organic beauty oil, 1 tbsp liquid vitamin b, 1 tsp floradix (mega smoothie!)


Chickpea, avocado, cucumber, pineapple & black sesame seed salad (so good)


Bowl of Anskos brown rice porridge w/plum, apple & cinnamon


2 x avocado on rye toast w/salt, mashed chick peas & sweet potato.


1 x Nudie Orange, Pineapple & Mango Smoothie (Had a crazy morning and was in a giant rush!)


Mashed sweet potato and chickpeas


Salad – 4 bean mix, dried cranberries, avocado, tomato.
Salad – cucumber, tomato & lettuce
Coconut water
Hummus & healthy crackers

(Valentines picnic!!)


Sicilian herb & garlic roasted chick peas

&hearts (Wednesday, if you didn’t guess!)


Quinoa, pepitas & banana mixup
1 x Reboot Your Life Very Berry Good juice – and wow, was it good! More to come on this…


Leftover four bean salad with quinoa & diced yellow capsicum and tomato
Green juice from PAWS Cafe


A large corn cob, quinoa w/pepitas & lightly steamed zucchini


Raw apple crumble with cashew cream from the PAWS Cafe (ahhh-mazing!)

Disclaimer: I’m no doctor, if you have a medical condition or are currently undergoing any form of medical treatment or taking medication, please check with your general practitioner before commencing any new program of eating.