Monthly Archives: May 2016

Refreshing Deodorant in Time for Summer

Summer time is here, which also means that we will be sweating more. I don’t know about you, but I hate the smell of my sweat and even more so I hate the feeling of sweat under my armpits. This is why a good quality deodorant is a must for me – one with a nice fresh smell that lasts for the hole day without me having to worry about reapplying it.

Luckily I have found one! The Epoch Deodorant has been made with a with a patented Citrisome technology that combats odour extremely effectively. At the same time, natural conditioners refresh and moisturise the skin under the arms. The formula enables it to glide on easily and it is also non-whitening. I tried it on with many different shirts and none of them got stains!

What I found nice about it as well was that it seems to have a soothing effect on the skin under my armpits. After reading about the ingredients, I discovered that indeed it contains an extract that has a soothing effect. The citrus extract found in the deodorant has been used in various cultures throughout the Caribbean and China as a skin moisturiser and softener. The deodorant also contains a camomile extract  that is known for its skin softening effects.

No irritation under the arms and a freshness that lasts the whole day – what else would we want?

…Well, one more important point – the use of antiperspirants has been linked to cancer as they blog the emission of toxins from the body and so can contribute to the development of breast cancer in particular. But you don’t need to worry about that with this deodorant – it has been designed so that you will still sweat out all the toxins, but you won’t smell and you won’t get any stains in your clothes. Amazing as now we can be fresh the whole summer without worrying about terrible illnesses such as breast cancer!


I was also told by a friend that the extracts in the deodorant can help clear any pimples and outbreaks on your skin. Although initially I was sceptical, I tried it out when I got a spot on a my skin – and it worked! I put a little bit on the spot and left it on over night: in the morning the spot was gone!! The same friend also told me that it works as an excellent mosquito repellent. I am yet to try this out this summer when I go to the countryside, but I’m pretty sure that the sharp citrus smell would keep mosquitos far away!!

Also don’t forget that a percentage of the money you spend on purchasing the product – which is a very reasonable price for its excellent quality and also lasts a long time – is donated to education projects in Malawi. Over the past years with the money donated through products purchases  schools have been built, trees planted, farmers educated, and kids fed in one of the poorest countries on this planet.

If you would like to try out this deodorant , do get in touch with us a- we’d be happy to get it for you and help the folks in Malawi (please note: it is not available in shops, it can only be purchased directly from distributors).




Piano Keyboard Lessons in Kampala

Piano and keyboard lessons are in full swing at our music school in Kampala again. Summer holiday classes to be announced soon!

Perfect 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner for the Summer

Nowadays there are so many shampoos and conditioners that it’s hard to know which one to go for. Often it’s trial and error for some time before you find your favourite ones. That’s how it was for me and then I discovered this 2-in-1 shampoo and light conditioner that keeps my hair clean and conditioned while also keeping my scalp healthy.

The product is called Ava Puhi Moni Shampoo and Light conditioner. It contains the Ava Puhi extract, which is an extract derived from the flower of a ginger plant called Zingber Xerumbet. The extract has been used for centuries in the Polynesians in South East Asia as a cleanser for hair. The formula leaves hair clean, manageable and lustrous.

Personally I can say that my hair is very soft after using this shampoo. The conditioner in it is light indeed, because my hair is not greasy at all. My hair type is more on the dry side – not extremely dry but would rather be classified as dry than oily. Using this shampoo & conditioner twice a week has been enough to keep the hair clean, soft and conditioned. However, if you decide to try the product out, you may need to use it more often depending on your hair type. But not to worry – the product has especially been designed so that it can be used daily.


What makes the shampoo & conditioner even more wonderful is that a  percentage of its price goes straight to education projects in Malawi. Over the past years, with the money donated through products purchases  schools have been built, trees planted, farmers educated, and kids fed in one of the poorest countries on this planet.

If you would like to try out this shampoo and conditioner at a cheaper price, do get in touch with us a- we’d be happy to get it for you and help the folks in Malawi.



The Mother Ann Foundation and nursery school in Kampala

The Mother Ann Foundation is an initiative that aims to help orphan kids in Kampala, Uganda. Our music school has linked up with them by providing them with premises on Saturdays in order for them to run a nursery school for orphan kids. The nursery school not only provides the children with education and activities but also gives them a safe place to make friends and to eat properly at least on that day. The nursery school has only been running for a short while but already it is making a huge difference to the children’s lives – and we are delighted to be able to help the Foundation.


Firewalker – relaxing foot cream for the end of the day

Although it’s called Firewalker, we are actually talking about a very relaxing and rejuvenating foot cream. We all know the feeling of when we’ve been on our feet for ages and feel like lifting them up on the table or resting them against the wall. We also know how relaxing foot baths and pedicures can be. If you know what I’m talking about, then the Firewalker foot cream is for you!


The foot cream contains two plants that have been used in traditional medicine in South America and South East Asia for centuries. Cordyline Terminalis  is a small and beautiful tree with broad soft leaves found in South East Asia and has been used for centuries as a cooling gel on dry and callused skin. Babassu (official name Orbignya Phalerata) is pressed from the kernels of the Babassu Palm found in South America and has been used for generations as a natural moisturiser.

Can you think of a better combination for nourishing your feet?

Simply massage the cream into towel-dried feet after cleansing and let its wonderful effects sink in.

And don’t forget that a  percentage of the price paid for the f cream goes straight to education projects in Malawi. Over the past years, with the money donated through products purchases  schools have been built, trees planted, farmers educated, and kids fed in one of the poorest countries on this planet.

If you would like to try out this wonderful foot cream at a cheaper price, do get in touch with us and we can make it happen.


Amazing Diffuser for Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used in many ways at home to create a relaxing spa-type atmosphere, or to energize you through the day. They can be excellent in calming hyper kids down (I have a lot of experience of this!), helping you concentrate when you work on the computer or just generally create a cosy environment.

Many of us apply them on our skin or use them in a bath. However, using them in a diffuser is also an excellent way of gaining the benefits. Our sense of smell is very strong. What we inhale in the air inlfuences our brain as well as our neurvous sytem. Through smelling essential oils in the air, we can influence how we feel and this can also have any health benefits. For example, inhaling lavender can really relax you and calm you down, while inhalinh a citurs scent can energise you and refreshen you.

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It is essential to choose a good quality diffuser. What you want is to be able to put only a couple of drops of essential oil in water inside the diffuser and then enjoy the lovely aroma that will not only help you feel better but also create a lovely atmosphere at your house. Oil burners have been used for the purpose for a long time, but in fact they don’t diffuse essential oils properly and a water-based diffuser has been found to be much more effective as they instantly diffuse essential oils into the air.

Sometimes you need to try different diffusers and ways of doing it before finding the right one. But I can help you out here as I have found an excellent diffuser that certain serves its purpose very well. Its high technology build enables it to diffuse any essential oils into the air instantly. It is also a small size with a wooden pretty look, making it fit any décor or home nicely. It is also sturdy and, although I have had mine only for a short while, I would expect it to last for a long time. The price is also reasonably and very average for such  diffuser.

What’s more, a percentage of your money will be donated to helping kids in Malawi through a Foundation working on educational an food projects over there.  If you would like to know more about the diffuser, do get in touch!