Create Connection Through Tea This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity and reminder of the importance of connecting with our mothers and mother-figures to strengthen the bond we share and cultivate joy and authentic communication in the here and now. Any mother knows the sacred bond and attachment that she holds for her children, and through this bond, we are […]

How To Create Autumn Rituals To Embrace The Change In Season

Autumn is such a beautiful and intriguing time of year. With the vibrant changing colours and falling leaves, the crisp feeling in the air and the contrast of blue skies during the day leading to cooler evenings. The natural transition from summer to autumn invites us to reflect on the cyclical rhythm of seasons, and […]

Hands holding aromatic cacao beans

Cacao: History And The Benefits For Health

Human consumption of cacao has a long history – dating back thousands of years. The World Cocoa Foundation says growing cacao as a crop was started by South American cultures such as the Aztecs and Mayans. Studies of cacao history show the Aztecs consumed cacao as a bitter drink – which was later sweetened and flavoured by Spanish […]

Why Choose Organic?

At Organic Merchant we are passionate about all things green, organic, eco-friendly, fairly traded, locally traded and sustainable. We feel these passionate lifestyle choices, in our own small way demonstrate our care, respect and compassion for the broader community and the environment. Here’s why we choose 100% certified organic ingredients: Organic produce contains an average […]

Breathing Exercises

Breath work is used to invigorate, energize and relax the body, mind and spirit. Relaxing techniques include such practices as Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath), Long Deep Breathing and Alternate nostril breathing Invigorating techniques include Breath of Fire (Agni-Prasana) ‘Bellows Breath’ and Kabalabati. These are just a few there are many others to explore. RELAXING TECHNIQUES Bhramari Pranayama (Humming […]