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professor-skm-bubbleaiProfessor  Kalimagik’s Calming Cough Suspension gently soothes away sore throats and coughs.

Made from natural ingredients like honey, glycerol and lemon oil, it contains no added sugar, but every golden spoonful has a delicious sweet taste that your little ones will love.

Suitable for children over one year of age, it contains no pharmacologically active ingredients making Superkalimagik Calming Cough Suspension the safe, simple solution to the symptoms caused by upper respiratory tract infections.

Find out more about SuperKaliMagiK at www.superkalimagik.co.uk

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Five quick and easy Easter Crafts

With the Easter holidays upon us, and no guarantee of good weather, we are always looking for ways to entertain the children whilst they are off school. Here is Prof. Kalimagik’s round up of 5 quick and easy Easter crafts to keep your little ones entertained.

bunny plate1. Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft

These super cute paper plate bunnies from The Best Ideas for Kids are so easy to make that even toddlers can get involved. They would look great hung on the walls around the house or cut eye holes in the plates to make your own bunny mask! See the tutorial here.

 

2. Easter Egg Carton Chickschick

Grab the yellow paint and an old egg box and get your kids creating their own Easter egg carton chicks. These make cute boxes for sweets and mini chocolate eggs and would be perfect little gift boxes for friends too! Head to Onelittleproject.com for the tutorial.

peek-a-boo-chick-open3. Peek-a-Boo Chicks

Kids will have so much fun playing with these peek-a-boo Easter chicks. A simple card craft; with the addition of some googly eyes and a brass fastener. Not got a fastener? You can punch a hole and tie with ribbon. See the simple All Kids Network tutorial here.

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Cut an egg shape out of some card and let your kids have fun with scraps of coloured paper or even cut up magazines to decorate their own Easter egg which can then be hung up. Clear acetate decorated with tissue paper makes a cute suncatcher to hang in your windows. See Clare’s Craft Room tutorial here

bunny rolls5. Toilet Roll Bunnies

I am a big fan of a toilet roll craft. What a great way to use something which we all have readily available at home? Prima’s tutorial for these lovely little bunnies is great and there are so many variants on the theme possible. Fill the tubes with sweets or chocolate, use them as napkin holders…the possibilities are endless.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for keeping the kids entertained this Easter! We would love to see your kids creations. Post a photo of your children’s crafts with the #superkalicrafts on our Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Happy Easter! – Prof. Kalimagik

 

 

 

10 things to eat when you are poorly …according to you!

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Our current giveaway asks you to tell Prof. Kalimagik about your go-to comfort when you and your little ones are feeling under the weather.

The majority of responses feature snuggles under blankets and duvets, having cuddles in bed or on the sofa whilst watching TV and movies. However, lots of your suggestions included food and drink. Comfort food and warm comforting drinks seem to be the solution to most ailments.

Below are 10 things you suggested to help you feel comforted when poorly.

  1. A bowl of warm soup; chicken and tomato being favourites.
  2. Grilled cheese sandwiches
  3. Hot chocolate
  4. Hot blackcurrant drinks
  5. An oxo cube crumbled into boiled water
  6. Flat coke or flat lemonade
  7. Murray mints
  8. Chocolate and cake
  9. Oranges, honey, ginger and lime
  10. A cup of tea or coffee

What would you add to the list? You can still enter our giveaway until February 17th. Follow the link here: bit.ly/SKMGiveaway

Prof. Kalimagik’s Top 10 Natural Ingredients to help coughs and colds.

It is amazing what abundance of natural ingredients nature provides us to help prevent and cure all manner of illness. Here are my top 10 natural ingredients to help treat the symptoms of coughs and colds; relieve congestion and soothe sore throats.

garlic-139659_640Garlic – Used to reduce pain and relieve inflammation, garlic can be used in a multitude of ways. The allicin present right after garlic is crushed and before it is heated is a powerful antibacterial so eating raw, chopped garlic is a popular folk remedy. Not sure I could stomach that!

Peppermint – Peppermint contains menthol which is a popular ingredient to help relieve congestion in the form of rubs. Peppermint tea tastes delicious. However, menthol is not suitable for infants so please don’t be giving it to small babies.

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Salt –  The humble salt can help relieve sore throats and coughs and has an antibacterial effect. Mix half a teaspoon with warm water, gargle and spit. Salt can also be added to chopped pieces of ginger to chew on.

Pepper – Accidently get black pepper up your nose and you will sneeze. Add black pepper to tea or make a syrup with honey to help remove unwanted mucus from your system. Cayenne pepper and chilli pepper are also effective ingredients to help remove unwanted congestion from sinuses and chest. Ahhchoo!

Pineapple – Natural pineapple juice is said to be extremely effective as a cough medicine and suitable for the whole family. You can find a great recipe for Homemade Cough Syrup with Pineapple here.

elder-1595360_640Elderberry – Abundant on roadsides and woodlands in the autumn in the UK, Elderberry is a free and readily available fruit that when made into a syrup makes a great cough remedy and is also thought to have preventative properties. It tastes delicious too! Learn how to make your own elderberry syrup here.

Licorice Root – Not to everyone’s taste, and not suitable for pregnant women, licorice is a powerful flavour. Available in herbal tea form, licorice root has been used for centuries to help relieve coughs, colds and digestive discomfort

turmeric-gingerGinger – This firey spice can be eaten raw, steeped in boiled water as a tea or added to all kinds of food to help relieve coughs and congestion. I love adding it to a drink of lemon juice, honey and warm water to warm the belly and soothe the throat!

Turmeric – Used for centuries in Asia to cure and protect against illness, this brightly coloured spice is so versatile that you can add it to almost any meal. Add turmeric, cinnamon and ginger powder to warm milk for a calming bedtime drink. Find out more about the healing power of turmeric here.

honey-823614_640Honey – When we are feeling under the weather we often favour something sweet. That is why honey is such a welcome ingredient in so many cough and cold remedies. Perfect for children (over the age of one) and adults alike, add honey to teas, syrups and just about anything to help loosen mucus and soothe sore throats.

Lemon – The perfect accompaniment to honey, lemon juice, is also a great expectorant. Add lemon and honey to warm water for a calming and uplifting cold remedy.

My calming cough suspension uses natural ingredients honey and lemon to provide great tasting and effective relief the symptoms caused by upper respiratory tract infections.Visit our website www.superkalimagik.co.uk for more information or you can try it for free by requesting a sample here.

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Ten reasons to love honey

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Since ancient times honey has been used for a variety of health and beauty purposes. Here is our round up of 10 reasons to love honey.

#1 Honey has antiseptic properties and eliminates the sore-throat causing bacteria strep, giving relief from raw and painful throats.

#2 The ultimate superfood, honey is full of polyphenols, a powerful anti-oxident which is associated with protecting against degenerative diseases and cancers.

#3 Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of probiotic bacteria, including species of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. These friendly bacteria help keep ur bodies working in tip-top condition.

#4 Local honey can be used to help build protection against seasonal allergies such as hayfever. A spoonful of honey, that has been produced by bees that have collected local flower pollens, taken each day can help prevent against hayfever during the summer months.

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#5 Another great property of honey is that it releases melatonin which aids restful sleep. A spoonful of honey each evening can help you drift off into a relaxing and deep sleep.

#6 The anti-bacterial nature of honey, along with its ability to protect, and benefits for the skin, means that honey can be used to heal cuts and wounds, making it part of nature’s first aid kit.

#7 Honey is anti-bacterial. Bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide to honey, which is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. This is why a bottle of honey has such a long shelf life.

#8 Fantastic for the skin, honey has been used in beauty treatments for thousands of years. This is in part due to its anti-bacteria properties, but it also has moisturising and nourishing properties as well.

#9 Honey has been found to protect the guts and stomach and offer relief from digestive disorders such as stomach ulcers.

#10 Honey is a powerful cough suppressant, giving relief from dry, tickly coughs in adults and children.  It is for this reason that every 5ml spoonful of SuperKaliMagiK contains 0.25g of honey.

This is just the beginning of the benefits of using honey. There are hundreds of other health and beauty benefits, not forgetting that it tastes delicious!

What is your favourite use of honey?

Bonus Fact:  You should not feed honey to children under the age of 1 years old, either directly or added to their food. Spores of Clostridium botulinum have been found in a small percentage of honey in North America which whilst not harmful to adults of older children, can cause serious illness in infants.