Hi Health Food Lovers. Today we have a giveaway for some beautiful bath tea, from the lovely Natasha Linz from Temple Bath Tea. I met Natasha in India earlier this year. Natasha is currently studying Naturopathy (Bachelor of Health Science) and she has created her own line of Naturopathic, hand-crafted bath teas, called Temple Bath Tea.

Temple Bath Teas

Here’s what Natasha has to say about her hand-crafted line of herbal bath teas:

Temple Bath Teas were created from my passion for herbs and their medicinal values. Herbal baths have been used for centuries, by cultures all around the world. The skin is the largest organ of your body and when immersed in water, the pores of the skin are open and receptive to the healing properties of herbs. The Bath Temple experience allows you to unwind your mind while nourishing your body. For most of us, showering has become another task on the to-do list. Yet, having a bath encourages 15 minutes of you time, a time for peace and introspection. I strongly believe in conscious and mindful living, which is why I have provided mantras for you to meditate upon. All products are made by hand and naturopathically formulated to support the condition indicated. There are currently 5 therapeutic teas; Nourish, Detox, Sleep, Immunity, and Soothe. Jump on over to the website at  www.templebathtea.com to read all about the ingredients”.

Thanks to Natasha, today we have a giveaway. In this giveaway you have the chance to win a surprise Temple Bath Tea.

Win Temple Bath Tea

 Temple Bath Tea Giveaway



 What you will win:

One lucky person will win a surprise bag of Temple Bath Tea.

How to enter:

There are 6 ways to enter and each way counts as one entry. Please leave a comment with EACH way you have followed/liked/signed up/re-posted/tweeted/shared so we know which way(s) you have entered (though with Instragram we can see your entry with the #wintemplebathtea).

  1. Follow Temple Bath Tea on Instagram @bathtemple
  2. Like the Health Food Lover Facebook page by clicking here
  3. Sign up to receive the Health Food Newsletter by clicking here.
  4. Re-post the image above that is marked ‘giveaway‘ on Instagram by ‘hashtaging’ #wintemplebathtea  and tag @bathtemple. (You can save the image on your phone or computer and upload it to Instagram).
  5. Tweet about the giveaway by tweeting: 
  6. Share this link on your Facebook page: http://wp.me/pUqsc-21f and tag it with #wintemplebathtea


  • For Instagram entries to count, your profile needs to be set to ‘public’ (otherwise we won’t be able to see your entry).
  • This competition is open to Australian residents only.
  • This competition will close after the 30th of June 2015.
  • The winner will be generated by random.org and will be announced on the 1st of July 2015 .
  • We will contact you by email.

 Good luck!

UPDATE 1/7/15: GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is: TAYLA_W93 (on Instrgram).

Thanks everyone for entering!


Hi Health Food Lovers,

This is a bit of a mixed-bag of a post, but here goes! Here are some updates, a recipe and some information on my upcoming Ebook which I’m very excited to tell you about.

I’m now a qualified Naturopath! After studying for quite a few years, I’ve now completed my Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) and am a now a qualified Naturopath! Please stay tuned for more information on my future endeavors.

India & my visit to Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti: In January I had an awesome experience learning at Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti, which is an Indian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. I, along with a group of qualified Naturopaths and student Naturopaths/Nutritionists were introduced to some of Jagran’s programs including one where they support the traditional medicine healers, the Gunis. They help the Gunis to work at the health camps where they can look after their people using a range of therapies including myotherapy (originally taught to them by an Australian myotherapist) and herbal medicine. Here are some photos of the Gunis and the health camps we visited:

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It was really a great experience and we learnt a lot. I you would like to learn more you can contact Jagran, in the link above.

Ebook & Updates

I also have started a Health Food Lover newsletter! You can subscribe in pink bar at the top of my blog or from the box to the right under the search bar. The newsletter will give you updates of what i’m up to, the latest recipes and news.

I’m now in the process of writing my Health Food Lover Ebook. I would love to know what you would want to see in it, so please have a look at this short survey and tell me what you would like to see. Alternatively you can just let me know what you think in the comments below. Take The Health Food Lover Ebook Survey Now  Thank you! You can also sign up for an exclusive newsletter for information on my Ebook.  Click here to sign up.

Recipe: Indian Ginger Chai

Indian Chai

While I was in India, we had a few Ayurveda cooking classes and I tried to find out the recipes for as meals and drinks as I could learn, from the lovely people who prepared our meals. The chai was a recipe I found was essential for me to write down. We enjoyed chai every day and multiple times a day. It was so delicious, this is definitely a recipe you’ll want to try!


  • Water, about a cup per person
  • 1/2. – 1 tsp. per person of loose leaf black tea – At Jagran, they used a brand called Bajaj. Here in Australia I’ve just used a loose leaf Assam chai that I bought from an Indian shop.
  • ~ 1/2 – 1 C. Full cream milk (full cream, rather than low fat milk makes it taste best), or an alternative milk of your choice
  • Sugar – In India they used plain white sugar. When I’ve made it myself I’ve used Rapadura sugar but you could use honey instead or just leave the sugar out. When using sugar, I try to add just enough to sweeten, usually 1/2 tsp. to 1 tsp. of sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, sliced

How to:

  1. In a pot, add the water, put the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the loose leaf black tea.
  3. Add the sugar and milk and keep boiling.
  4. While that’s boiling, take the piece of ginger, and roll it with a rolling pin to crush it. Then add the ginger to the boiling tea. Keep an eye on it as it can boil over quickly. When your chai has a nice colour (like in the picture above) turn the heat off.
  5. Then strain the mixture and enjoy your chai.


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