Detoxification is important to both our physical body and our emotional health. Our lives are so very busy now, and it is too easy to overlook the importance of taking a longer-term view of our health.

This December, beauty, art, design, creativity, spirituality and love all raise the spirit.

The right fruits and vegetables play a key factor in the anti-ageing process, says naturopath and herbalist Toni Green.

As we enjoy ever-increasing life expectancy, more and more people are reassessing their traditional views on ageing – and what that looks like is as individual as we are.

Want more sparkle in your life? This month, the Sun and Jupiter in Scorpio being joined by Venus on the 8th will do just that: infuse your life with passion.

One of the most important keys to weight loss is letting go of old, negative emotions. Toxicity plays a major part in fat storage and it's the main reason why we can't lose weight or maintain that loss.

Smudging with cleansing herbs like sage encourages healing, invites guidance, celebration, and protection, and clears negative energy, leaving us feeling centred, calm, and relaxed.

The sky's the limit in October as Jupiter's transit into Scorpio spells sizzling excitement, intense passion and a strong motivation to realise personal ambitions.

This is truly an inspiring month. Back your bright ideas with research and you could attain goals and dreams – and, mid-month, romance with a capital R could come a-knocking at your door!

In the words of John Lennon, “Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away."

The big news this month is the two eclipses – which historically represent considerable, long-term change.

Elderberries have so many wonderful health benefits, but of particular importance at this time of year is their ability to treat coughs, colds, flu, and a sore throat.

Prepare for a lighter, fun-filled atmosphere in July; Venus in flirtatious Gemini from July 5th onwards will be ideal for planning exciting ventures, such as holidays.

From Cleopatra to the empresses of ancient China, legendary beauties have used natural ingredients like milk, herbs, fruit, and even pearls to care for their skin and hair.

Creating healing herbal salves is a satisfying pastime, and a magnificent way to alleviate dry skin and allow the herbs' healing benefits to enter your body's largest organ – your skin.