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Your skin's needs change as the seasons do; that means skincare products that work moisturising magic for you in the winter may leave you feeling greasy and clogged-up when the summer months begin. Flare-ups, breakouts and allergies are common with seasonal changes, but with the right organic goodies in your beauty regime, you'll soon be ready for whatever summer might bring your way. Here's a look at our top natural and organic seasonal skincare tips for a healthy, beautiful and confident summer.

suncare

A little bit of sunshine is good for the body and mind; but of course too much of a good thing will do more harm than good, so we need to be smart about sun safety and outdoors and choose natural sunscreens for healthy skin protection. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can wreak havoc on the skin, causing sunburns and premature ageing, and also increasing the risk of skin cancer. There is good news though; Mother Nature has given us a wide range of highly effective, all-natural sun protectants to keep our skin safe and healthy. Many of these plant oils and extracts are used as ingredients in our natural sunblocks; we highly recommend adding any of them to your skincare regime before (and during) the sunny summer months!

We’re so excited about the new arrivals in out online organic store; a luxurious gourmet vanilla product selection from Vanilla Man. The foodies among us really can’t wait to get into the kitchen and get creative with these vanilla beauties! So of course we thought we’d find a deliciously decadent vanilla recipe to share with all our Faithful fans as well. This gourmet creation is vegan-friendly and gluten-free; baker and blogger Sugar Mama has put together a divine recipe that can be used to make a vanilla cake, or a batch of cupcakes. Perfect for a spot of weekend baking!

Yes, we know it’s only October, but really, Christmas will be here before we know it! To take the stress out of your festive season shopping, take a sneak peek at some of our first organic gifts for 2014, and get started a little early....

It’s summertime, and the beautiful sunny weekends and holidays mean ample opportunities for getting outdoors with our loved ones. If you’re planning a family picnic, take a look at this groovy organic picnicking guide for some inspiration! From snacks and drinks, to utensils and sun...

Christian Dior once said “A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting” – and it’s true, your favourite fragrance is like your “scent signature”, a powerful part of how you express yourself. And, when you consider that over 60% of what you spray on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, it’s clear that your perfume becomes part of you in more ways than one. Green goddesses know that natural perfumes win hands-down over synthetic fragrances, when it comes to scent, safety and sustainability; so let’s explore a little more about why you should be choosing a natural perfume as your signature scent.

We are very excited to sponsor and support what we believe is the most exciting new development in the natural and organic products industry. TOPIC stands for Testing of Products Initiated by Consumers and retailers like us. TOPIC will test the authenticity of natural and organic...

slimming-smoothies

With the arrival of summertime, weight loss is on everybody's mind as we look for an easy, healthy and long-lasting way to work off those winter pounds. Of course, regular exercise is a sure-fire way to stay slim and trim, but diet naturally plays a major role as well, and smoothies are amazing dietary tools for weight loss. Find out why they help and what you should be including in your daily smoothie recipes - plus we have two delicious and filling summer slimming smoothie recipes for you!

We've all been there, and we all know summer colds and allergies are the quickest way to put a damper on even the sunniest disposition! Summer colds are caused by the same virus as winter colds (although they are only 25% as common), but they tend to feel a lot worse due to the heat, and of course this isn't the time of year you want to be snuggled up with a hot toddy or a bowl of chicken soup. So here's a look at the tastiest, freshest summer foods to help you heal the sniffles, and two great nutrient packed smoothie recipes you can sip on to stay healthy all summer long.

According to Jonhannesburg's Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, around 3.5 million South Africans are living with Diabetes, and another 5 million are pre-diabetic. The prevalence of Diabetes throughout Africa is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years, largely due to more people living a more sedentary lifestyle and following a poor diet high in processed, sugary foods. Diet plays a huge role in preventing and managing Diabetes; let's take a look at the causes behind this widespread condition, and the best dietary changes you can make to help manage it.