Bodycare

Calendula ointment for the natural medicine kit

Calendula ointment is a number one ‘must have’ for the natural first aid kit. It’s soothing, healing and calming and is gentle enough to use on children. Unfortunately many unscrupulous companies mix calendula with all sorts of chemical nasties and still call their products ‘natural’ or claim they ‘contain natural plant extracts’. Thankfully there are…

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National Bug Busting Day – June 15th

Campaigning to tackle the massive problem of head lice, June 15th 2010, is the Department of Health’s National Bug Busting Day. On this day, families everywhere are encouraged to check their hair for traces of head lice and their nits. It was only when Little Miss Green went to school that we had to contend…

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Faith in Nature natural beauty products

Some companies pride themselves on quick delivery. Other companies are so quick you wonder whether they got in the car and delivered the parcel themselves. One such person is Karl from the Eco Green Store. No sooner had I sent my wishlist than the postman was knocking at the door delivering my goodies in a…

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Honey as a natural beauty remedy

This week we’re celebrating National Honey week! So far we’ve talked about using honey as a natural remedy for hayfever. and introduced the wonders of manuka honey. Today we’re going to look at how honey can be incorporated into our beauty routine.

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Why you should get rid of Triclosan in your home

Our Change the World Wednesday Challenge this week is to remove, or begin to phase out, antibacterial products from our homes; specifically those products containing Triclosan. You might be wondering why – I mean, antibacterial products containing triclosan are good right? They help to keep us safe, clean and germ free. Wrong!

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Toiletries with nothing nasty in them

Congratulations to Elin from one of my favourite companies “nothing Nasty” who has won an award recently! Elin’s Nothing Nasty products contain exactly what they say – no toxic or nasty ingredients! Her products are pure, natural and organic, using the minimum amount of ingredients to produce effective results.

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Treat your hands with fair trade shea butter

Now the gardening season is in full swing, you might find your hands are suffering! Fortunately, help is on hand from a fair trade company called ‘Exclusive roots” who specialise in quality fairly traded products from Africa. All profits are reinvested in supporting disadvantaged communities in Africa. They have a selection of three great products…

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Naturity pure personal care products

It’s not often I find personal products that come up to my high standards! From making my own products in the past I’m pretty fussy when it comes to ingredients. However, Naturity tick all the boxes! Located in New Jersey, Naturity use 99-100% certified organic ingredients and what really excites me is the number of…

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Chemerical film review for a non toxic home

Andrew Nisker sent me his docu film;  “Chemerical” to watch. Andrew was on his way to the Green Planet Blues, International Environment Film Event, in Romania when I caught up with him to get the scoop on his reasons for making the film. The inspiration for Chemerical came from his own childhood and through having…

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Review of bamboo and organic washable menstrual pads

Here’s one for the girls! It’s a subject close to my heart and one which I’ve talked about before. If you’ve used washable nappies, you’re only one step away from using washable sanitary pads (or the mooncup if you prefer to keep things under wraps). Using reusable sanitary protection makes total sense for the environment,…

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