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  1. Growing Ban on Triclosan

    Japan is one of a growing number of countries to ban Triclosan, a common chemical found in everyday personal care products like anti-bacterial handwashes/gels and toothpaste. The decision follows the US, with the FDA finding that triclosan was no more effective at preventing the spread of illness than washing hands with soap and warm water. Research […]

  2. Make your own natural lip balm

    Many of us use lip balm on a daily basis and it can be easy to make your own natural lip balm and avoid those that contain petrochemicals. This simple, effective recipe contains only plant-based ingredients (no toxic chemicals) so it’s safe for you and the planet! Lip Balm Recipe 5ml (1 tsp) organic shea […]

  3. Why use natural personal care products?

    One of the most important reason to use natural personal care products is your health. There is now strong scientific evidence linking chemicals in personal care products to disease. Did you know that women on average apply 168 chemicals onto their skin daily?! The greatest risk with exposure to synthetic chemicals is the effect they […]

  4. The power of magnesium!

    Magnesium is being celebrated as the miracle cure for all sorts of ailments, and it’s no wonder, as it is required for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body! Some of the benefits of Magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. Magnesium also has strong anti-inflammatory […]

  5. Ingredients to avoid in personal care products

    Using natural personal care and cleaning products is not only a good idea, there is strong scientific evidence linking chemicals in your personal care products to disease. We are the first generation that has been exposed to thousands of synthetic chemicals at once. The biggest identified issue with all this chemical exposure is that many […]

  6. Teens' chemical exposure plummets after switch

    We have known for some time that the use of chemicals in personal care products can have a major disruptive effect on our endocrine (hormone) system. A recent study in the US shows that after just 3 days of using makeup, shampoos and lotions free of hormone-disrupting chemicals, levels dropped by up to 45 percent. The volunteers, […]

  7. What is Natural? - Synthetic Ingredients

    If you have missed our last few posts, we discussed Certified Organic and natural ingredients as well as ingredients derived from nature. Today we will be discussing synthetic ingredients. Synthetic ingredients are defined as being synthesised entirely from lab-produced chemicals or petroleum derivatives and include “nature-identical” ingredients. Due to the way they are manufactured, synthetic […]

  8. What is Natural? - Naturally Derived Ingredients

    In our last post, we discussed Certified Organic and natural ingredients, if you missed that post, make sure you read it here. Today we will discuss ingredients which have been derived from nature. Ingredients are often labelled as being “derived from nature”. These ingredients are derived from a natural source, however may be produced either […]

  9. What is Natural? - Certified Organic and Natural Ingredients

    Over the next few days we will be explaining a little about the four main categories that the ingredients in personal care products can be sorted into. If you missed our introductory post, make sure you take a look at that one first. You can read it here. Certified Organic ingredients Certified Organic ingredients are […]

  10. What is Natural?

    In the past few years, a large number of people have begun to turn towards natural skincare products. This trend in consumer habits has been reflected in the skincare industry as a number of skincare companies have begun developing their own “natural” and “organic” ranges to get a slice of the pie. Recent scientific research […]

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