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The following story is fascinating.

An Israeli family struggled for years with their son's health problems.  His breathing problems worsened.  When inhalers and steroids failed to help, he had to be hospitalised where he was given oxygen and more intensive therapies.  When this became an endless cycle, the family began their search for solutions in alternative medicines.

The family met with disappointment after disappointment.  Finally, their doctor recommended that the family try salt room therapy.  

country news elaine fischer

Country News - April 2010

"A hand up to healing," by Elaine Fisher

Necessity, they say is the mother of invention but in the case of Pauline and Rob Stuart of Arohena, it was one of the unpleasant side-effects of dairy farming.

"Rob suffered terribly with cracked hands, particularly during calving, so I decided to develop a balm which would sooth and repair his hands," said Pauline of Infused with Nature.  Read on for complete article


Listen to my Radio NZ, Country Life interview.  Susan Murray came out to the farm to interview me.  We walked around the Calendula garden and through the workshop and talked as we walked about how I grow the medicinal herb and use it to make my natural ointments and balms.

Waitomo News article printed March 2012.  Photos by Robbie Kay, Waitomo News. The day she visited we had a thunderstorm and ran out between heavy showers to take the above photo.

"A business that's truly homegrown," by Robbie Kay

At 57 years of age, Pauline Stuart is a good advertisement for her natural skincare products.  

The youthful-looking Arohena mother of three with the creamy 'English Rose' complexion has used her own herbal soaps every day for years.  Read on for complete article

flower power

NZ Lifestyle Block - April 2009 by Nadene Hall (Editor)

Pauline Stuart has a large and beautiful country garden, but it's the bobbing heads of calendula on a mere quarter acre that are her star performers.

What made Calendula Officinalis (medicinal marigold) her favourite was its wonderful healing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that promote the speedy healing of wounds.  She started to make her own soaps and ointments as a hobby, incorporating her calendula flowers.  Read on ...

Urban & Country March 2009

Calendula not just a pretty face

Calendula by the thousand nod their golden heads in Pauline's Arohena garden.  And, beautiful and eye-catching though they are, the medicinal marigolds are not there simply for decoration.

Pauline produces a range of calendula oil-based skincare products, suitable for the whole family.  "Calendula ointment is so good for your skin and marvellous for healing cuts and grazes," she says.  "It's ideal for cold sores and many people find it helpful for conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, nappy rash, sunburn, cracked nipples, heels and fingers - even haemorrhoids."

Best Micro Business Taupo Her Business Awards 2010

Best Micro Business in the Taupo Her Business Awards 2010

 Sponsored by Konica Minolta.

 (Photo by Miranda Jeffries, Fotogenx, Taupo)

Women's Lifestyle Expos 2010

The Infused with Nature team showcased their product range and met many new customers at the Women's Lifestyle Expos in Hamilton and Rotorua. 

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Newsletter No 16 - dated 14 May 2014 -Tamahere Market this Saturday