Did you know September is the month where in the UK we celebrate all things organic?
Organic September is a month-long campaign designed to raise the profile of organic in the UK and shine a light on the amazing organic farmers,
producers and brands who work hard to produce food as it should be. Here are some of the reasons why;
43 % – the amount of British food found to contain pesticide residues by Government testing in 2015.
98 % – the amount research suggests pesticide use would drop in England & Wales if all farming was organic.
50 % – the average increase in wildlife on organic farms.
Click here to see our Organic September Newsletter with fabulous prizes, news and special offers! Visit our competition page!
You can also click here to read more, find recipes, offers and events in association with the Soil Association.
What a fantastic Summer! This year we entered 3 products in 3 separate awards and had 3 WINS!
This is a really wonderful skincare product, and our Rosehip Oil is of the finest quality. Organic Rosehip Seed Oil has become increasingly popular and is one of the best skincare oils to help with anti-aging and numerous skin complaints, its reputation is well deserved!
In addition we are delighted our Pure Body Butter was not only shortlisted in the highly acclaimed Free From Skincare Awards, but won a Bronze medal!
This is a really highly contested set of awards and you can read here how stringent these awards are and what the judging process is. This year there were 264 entries, and products are tested solidly by the judges for 1 month!
These are just some of the comments the Free From Skincare Awards testers made about our Pure Body Butter;
“I used it on sore, irritated skin and it helped soothe it. After a month, my skin seemed less dry and eczema on my back was in a much better condition. It also improved the dryness on my shins. Its richness helps get the job done. At the end of the day my skin still feels soft and silky after using this body butter in the morning. I love it.”
Last, but by no means least our Conscious Man Absolute Shower won Gold in the Janey Loves Platinum Awards!
This is a brand new product in our range for men, in an fabulous new fragrance blended specifically for men. Amyris, Cinnamon and Frankincense essential oils combine to make a lovely scent in this all over wash for men.
It was fantastic to be part of the Love Natural Love You show at Olympia in London!
The weekend was extremely busy and it was so good to meet lots of Conscious Skincare fans! We also picked up a FreeFrom Skincare award for our Pure Body Butter!
You can read all about the show here, with something for everyone from food to skincare and plenty of ideas for home and living.
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!