Bodycare

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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Campaign for safe cosmetics video

A few weeks ago we showed a new video made by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics team.  It highlighted safety issues surrounding cosmetics and some of the toxic ingredients contained in them. At the beginning of the week I shared my concerns about some of the ingredients I found in a child’s lipgloss. Their second…

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Toxic ingredients in child’s lip gloss

After my post the other week on Toxic chemicals in cosmetics, I was faced with my own toxic moment. Little Miss Green had some money to spend and she bought a magazine. On the front of the magazine were two freebies – some stickers and a lip gloss. I told her that I would not…

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Toxic chemicals in cosmetics

We’ve been concerned about the safety of synthetic chemicals in toiletries and cosmetics for years here at Little Green Blog. The Campaign for safe cosmetics have released the first in a series of short videos that will introduce more people to the myth of cosmetics safety. They hope these short videos will inspire people to…

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Five reasons to use organic beauty products

Last year, sales of organic beauty products increased by 69% to £27 million. More and more of us are turning to organic health and beauty products, but have you stopped to think why you and the environment might benefit from your organic purchases?

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Beauty Products To Carry The FAIRTRADE Mark For First Time

From today, Boots, Bubble & Balm, Essential Care, Lush and Neal’s Yard will be selling the first beauty products carrying the Fairtrade mark. There are 57 licensed Fairtrade Foundation products currently available with mamy more expected to follow. To obtain the fair trade mark, each product has to contain one or more certified fair trade…

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The First Harmonised Standard For Organic Health And Beauty

As more of us are aware of the health and environmental benefits of using organic products in our homes and on our bodies, UK sales of organic health and beauty products are increasing rapidly. Last year, sales increased by 69% to £27 million. However, there is no legal definition as to what constitutes an ‘organic’…

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