As going sugar-free seems to be the latest thing, and if you want to lose some weight this year (and this is the most popular resolution) then here are some very simple steps to shed some pounds effortlessly and without any drama.
1. If you take sugar in your tea or coffee, stop.
Habits take about 2 weeks to break so initially, your beverage will taste strange but try re-tasting it. Imagine you have never had tea or coffee before. Explore the flavour of the drink without the distortion of sugar overriding all the flavours. Smell the aroma; do you notice how it smells slightly different without the sugar in it? Think about your drink and how it feels when you drink it. Think how much happier your heart, pancreas and waist line will be.
And there you are…as well as taking one small step in weight loss, you’ve just experienced a quick session in mindfulness too!
2. If you don’t take sugar, replace a processed snack (biscuit, breakfast bar, cake, chocolate) with a couple of handfuls of nuts and / or seeds, a piece of fruit or some carrot sticks, just out of the fridge so they’re nice and crunchy.
3. If you already do steps 1 and 2 then try to skip one snack, morning or afternoon and see how you get on. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water along the way. Symptoms of thirst are often mistaken for feelings of hunger so think ‘thirst first’
4. And try to go for a good paced walk a couple of times a week – no phone gazing! Look around, breathe, be in the moment and enjoy the sound of silence. Listen to the sound of your feet hitting the pavement / grass / sand / concrete / mud. Listen to your breathing.
Just a couple of good walks a week can help reduce stress, cholesterol and improve posture and muscle strength so your body will love you for it!
Spread the Lagom!
We are delighted to further our existing accreditation with EWG with the EWG VERIFIED™ programme.
What does this mean?
Skin Deep® is an educational tool for consumers which rates ingredients in personal care products, in which all our products have been independently rated.
Our first product to be EWG VERIFIED™ is our Organic Shampoo.
EWG VERIFIED™ goes beyond ingredient labels by taking into account other criteria and offers the EWG VERIFIED™ mark for those products that meet the criteria.
The mark is a quick and easily identifiable tool for consumers to identify products that meet these rigorous criteria at the point of sale.
EWG VERIFIED™ MEANS THIS PRODUCT AVOIDS EWG’S INGREDIENTS OF CONCERN, IS COMMITTED TO FULL TRANSPARENCY AND OPERATES UNDER GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES.
• Meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health;
• Avoids ingredients that authoritative health bodies have flagged for potential health concern;
• Has labeling that fully discloses its ingredients;
• Uses adequate preservatives;
• Is free of contaminants; and
• Is a manufacturer that follows good manufacturing practices.
Visit EWG to learn more about EWG VERIFIED™ and Conscious Skincare ratings.
How brilliant to have our Mini Spa Gift Set featured in the Monarch Airlines in flight magazine ‘Passport’.
In a Spring ‘Best of British’ guide, our gift set was described as ‘Pampering heaven in a bag – and perfectly sized to fit into your carry-on luggage’
You can read the full article and magazine by following this link https://issuu.com/monarchpassport/docs/spring2017/86
FANTASTIC! Our Pure Body Butter is shortlisted in the FreeFrom SkinCare Awards 2017!
The FreeFrom Skin Care Awards 2017 are designed to celebrate and encourage skincare and cosmetics manufacturers who create products that exclude many of the allergens, chemicals, fragrances and artificial additives associated with skin and health concerns, ethical and environmental worries, and which may appeal to those looking for purer or more natural cosmetics and products for their skin, including those with problem skin conditions.
Each accepted entry is initially submitted to four experienced Beauty Bible testers to undergo a rigorous month of ‘real life’ testing. Their feedback is then collated and used to draw up a Shortlist of products, which then go forward to our expert roundtable panel of judges, who choose products to receive bronze, silver and gold ‘medals’ within their categories.
You can read more about the awards here, keep everything crossed for another win this year!
It was a privilege to have our Neutralize Serum featured in a really informative article on treating acne with Vitamin B3. In the Skyn Therapy blog author Amy describes the ‘Skin benefits of topical vitamin B3 for acne prone skin’.
Writing about the Neutralize Serum Amy says ‘Along with all these super skin friendly base oils, it also contains the key vitamin B3 too support skin renewal, soothe inflammation and help to bring down redness within your skin.’ You can read the full article here
2 Summer Awards in 2016! Fantastic news!
Our Enrich Exfoliant was Awarded Editor’s Pick in the 2016 Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards.
In addition we are delighted our Conscious Man ‘Fuzz Off’ Shave Gel has been awarded Silver in the highly acclaimed Free From Skincare Awards. Read more about the awards here.
Judges for the Men’s Grooming Category for the awards had the following comments;
“I have a heavy duty beard and need a heavy duty product … This was a delight to use with easy spread, and a delicate floral citrus aroma.”
“Works very well on its own without the need for an oil under it … a good close shave and skin didn’t feel sore or dry afterwards.”
The products in the shortlist are the strongest performing entrants in the 2016 FreeFrom Skincare Awards. This follows a two-month period of evaluation by a 100-strong team of dedicated Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible testers. Each has sensitive or reactive skin, or with a specific interest in natural, organic and ‘free from’ skincare.
Fingers crossed for the results later this year!
It’s National Vegetarian Week!
To celebrate this, and the launch of our brand New Website we have a special saving for you.
Just enter coupon code VEGWK10 at checkout to save a fabulous 10%!
Valid from 16th May – 22May 2016, excludes shipping.
Why not come and see us at Bristol Vegfest this weekend – the Uk’s biggest vegan event! On May 21st and 22nd at Bristol harbourside with lots of stalls, information and great live acts in the evenings.
We also have a great competition! WIN a pair of tickets to attend Vegfest FREE this weekend! We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for both Saturday and Sunday!
To enter just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which day you prefer. Please not we will allocate tickets on a best efforts basis and cannot guarantee the day of your choice.
‘If you’re looking for an eco-friendly shaving gel, check out Conscious Skincare’s new organic Fuzz Off Shave Gel which is suitable for all skin types.
This shave gel is packed full of beneficial natural ingredients which allow you to get a really good clean and close shave, but with minimal skin irritation as it feel’s lovely and soothing when you use it.
And of course ignore the ‘Man’ tag – this product is happily unisex and just as good for using on your legs as it is on your fella’s face.’
It is always a pleasure to work with top natural beauty blogger LaaLaaMonroe.
In this review she gives a great account of our Neutralize Exfoliant.
‘The exfoliant is amazing. It smells uplifting, it has a slight spicy but citrus scent, I apply it to damp skin and use my hands in a circular motions rub it onto my skin.
There’s a slight tingling to the skin, sometimes I leave it on as I shower for a few minutes and rinse off.
Smooth, clean skin. I don’t find my skin feels stripped and I use this every other day but I do find for myself it can be used daily as it’s gentle enough. I find it helps my face control the oil.’
You can read the full review here!