Power of Peppermint Leaf

Power of Peppermint Leaf

Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) is actually a hybrid herb of watermint and spearmint. The plant is native to Europe but is now commonly grown worldwide. As with many of the botanicals we use in our Healthipops,…


Veganuary: Should we be Vegan all year?

Have you been taking part in Veganuary? If so, we hope it has been going well. We’re here to discuss whether veganism should be something we incorporate into our everyday lives year-round or perhaps a…

Lime Flower

Benefits of Lime Flower

Lime flower (Tilia cordata) also known as Linden, comes from a large deciduous tree and strangely has nothing to do with citrus fruit, it has also been called 'the nectar of Kings' due to its…

Immune System

Supporting Your Immune System

As we move into winter with the pandemic still looming, we should understandably be more aware of our health and, in particular, our immune system.

Vitamin D

Coronavirus: Can Vitamin D Help?

With the latest lockdown restrictions and the winter months quickly setting in, going outside is increasingly less attractive. Especially as a parent trying to convince your child against their superior judgement that they ‘do need…

Are We Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Are We Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Our main source of vitamin D is from the action of sunlight on our skin. When our skin is exposed to the sun's UVB light, our bodies can synthesise vitamin D3, so it is the…


Pumpkin 101: What to do with your pumpkin?

So, no trick or treating this year but that isn’t going to stop us from having a spooky Halloween. I will be honest and say that I have never really mastered the craft of pumpkin…


The Power of Chamomile

Chamomile has a long tradition of being utilised in natural medicines helping ailments from sore throats and digestive problems to aiding in stress relief and subsequently helping to get a good night sleep. It is…


Bonkers for Conkers

I love putting on a pair of wellies and going for a walk in the woods with the kids collecting conkers. As a child playing conkers in the school playground used to be the school…

What Is Marshmallow?

What Is Marshmallow Root?

I used to think the name “marshmallow” was a made-up name created by a confectioner, but for those that don’t know, there is such a thing as a marshmallow plant! Althaea Officinalis (marshmallow) is a…