A Wellness Boost thanks to Aloe Unique

It’s still very early in the year and we are all supposed to feel fresh and rested, right? I don’t. Feel the same? Then perhaps Aloe Unique has the wellness products you need to put the bounce back in your step.

Aloe Unique – Thrive. Regenerate. Bloom.

ALOE UNIQUE taps the rich resources of free-range South African Aloe Ferox for a new level of pure, potent botanically- derived beauty and well-being.

Why Aloe Ferox?

It contains almost twice as many amino acids as Aloe Vera, it’s indigenous to South Africa, it grows wild (no pesticides or chemicals!) and it contains 20 x more bitter sap containing Aloin.

Aloe Ferox

A Wellness Boost thanks to Aloe Unique

A Wellness Boost thanks to Aloe Unique

Aloe Unique sent me a couple of their wellness products last year and I am impressed. It also arrived at just the right time as I needed a boost at the end of a very hectic year.


Brand new from Aloe Unique, are their Detox tablets.

What is does: Today’s lifestyle of stress and unbalanced nutrient intake can cause the unhealthy build-up of free radicals. Boost your immune system with these botanical anti-oxidants tablets which energise, eliminate free radicals, improve memory and concentration. R125 for 60 tablets.


Aloe Unique Aloe Drink

Aloe Drink

This drink contains pure aloe ferox extract and is a great immune booster. I was worried that it would taste horrid, but that (luckily) is not the case. If you tend to hold your stress in your tummy, this drink will help as it  soothes & calms digestive discomforts. Take that IBS. It really helps with mine. 500ml retails for only R88.


Aloe Unique Bitter Crystals

Aloe Bitter Crystals

These little crystals are 100% natural, pure, unadulterated Aloe Ferox bitters and one heck of a potent detoxifier. If you struggle with being regular or constipation, these little crystals will sort you out in no time. Read the instructions though… a little goes a long way! This tiny 15ml tub is going to last for months and retails for only R32.

Pop on over to their website over here for more details and where to buy.

I’m super impressed Aloe Unique. Now I can’t wait to get my hands on your skin care products!


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Flying with Children – tips for stress-free travel

We haven’t had the opportunity to fly as a family yet, but hopefully we can get that chance soon. If Cara had her way, Paris would be the destination. My girl wants to see the Eiffel Tower. One day, my girl. One day! I’m not sure we’ll survive a flight to Europe on the first go, so perhaps a local ‘test run’ like Travelstart’s return flights to Cape Town will be a fun experience for us all. Plus we can visit a few friends that we haven’t seen in years. These top tips for flying with children will come in very handy when we do.

Flying with Children – tips for stress-free travel

Flying with Children – tips for stress-free travel

Travelstart recently sent through their top tips for flying with children and the info is invaluable! Especially if you will be flying with babies or toddlers. Make sure to save the below infographic.

Flying with kids

Travelstart really has a few fantastic tips here!

Number 1 for Cara would be the fully charged tablet. This child is obsessed with her tablet. I think it would also be a great idea to load a few new games and movies as a surprise. Also pack your child’s own headphones. Then you know that they fit perfectly and if they are noise cancelling, even better.

Small gifts are also a great idea. Who doesn’t like a pressie? Gifts like family-friendly travel games and a new colouring or activity book should work like a charm to keep boredom at bay.

I love the tip about the chewy snacks to help alleviate inner ear discomfort. This is one that I never would have thought of myself. Make sure to pack loads of snacks. And if you kid isn’t sensitive to sugar, pack that favourite treat. Who hasn’t used a sweet treat as a bribe now and then? Come on; you know you have ;)

Other items to pack include wet wipes, an extra set of clothes (because that dreaded spill WILL happen if you’re not prepared – Thanks Murphy), socks and a favourite blankie, teddy or small pillow if your kid has one of those.

If you child is old enough to understand, I think its best to have a long chat before the flight. Talk to the kids about manners and the fact that they have to be considerate towards all the other passengers.

My last tip may be the most important one. If you have done all you can to ensure that the flight runs smoothly, ignore any and all condescending jerks that may be on the flight with you. Most people are very understanding, but there are a few… Kids will be kids and flying can be a stressful experience for them. Especially the little ones. If the kids start acting up and you’ve already tried everything – just smile and wave, mom and dad. Smile and wave.

Travelstart asked a few parents how they manage to get around flying with their children and here are some of their top tips.

If you have any additional tips, please feel free to share.

Planning a trip? Why not check out Travelstart’s Cheap Flights From Johannesburg To Cape Town

Happy travels!


Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Travelstart.