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hemp-seeds

Hemp seeds, hemp oil, hemp protein powder - hemp products are the talk of the organic world right now, with more and more "greenies" opting to supplement their diets with this nourishing and healing superfood. There's so much to say about the benefits of hemp, we really could go on and on... but to keep things simple, we've put together a list of the key nutrients in this power-packed plant, and the benefits these nutrients have to offer. Plus we have a quick and easy hemp smoothie recipe for you, and some links to our popular hemp products available online.

sauerkraut

Let’s be honest, a dish literally known as “sour cabbage” doesn’t exactly sound very appetising! But if you’re serious about healthy eating (and not afraid to experiment in the kitchen), you’ll find there are plenty of sweet reasons to eat more sauerkraut.

What is Sauerkraut?

This tangy and tasty condiment is a time-honoured European side dish, widely enjoyed throughout Germany, France and Russia – although it’s thought to have originated in ancient China. Sauerkraut is made by fermenting white cabbage and juniper berries with lactobacillus bacteria; fermentation converts the natural sugars into lactic acid, which acts as a natural preservative.

Psssstt… all you lovely eco-minded ladies out there, our green team wants to let you in on a secret… one that’s sure to make your summer hikes, sports and seaside splashes that much easier to enjoy. We’re talking about MyOwnCup – an innovative eco-friendly sanitary product designed with your ultimate comfort, confidence and health in mind. It's already one of our most talked-about products, and there are so many great reasons it's worth talking about!

apple-cider-vinegar

You know what they say about an apple a day… but maybe “they” haven’t heard about the power of apple cider vinegar when it comes to keeping disease at bay. Made from crushed and fermented apples, this tangy golden liquid has become a natural wellness household favourite. You might just think of apple cider vinegar (ACV) as a tasty condiment or salad dressing; but did you know it’s also a potent natural health and beauty supplement? The high acetic acid and enzyme content in apple cider vinegar makes it an effective and highly versatile home remedy for your skin, hair, digestive system and even oral health. Here are 12 great reasons for you and your family to use real organic apple cider vinegar for improved health, every day:

What if we told you there was a natural beauty product out there that could reduce wrinkles, cleanse the pores, banish dandruff, brighten up dark circles, treat split ends AND even fade tan lines? Today, we’re shining a big bright beauty spotlight on sweet almond oil, which can do all that and more! This nut oil is light and silky and just loaded with nutrients, making is amazingly good for the condition of your skin and hair. Here’s a look at ten common hair and skin complaints, and how almond oil provides the perfect natural beauty fix:

maca-root-powder

It’s no wonder organic maca root powder is one of our top-selling goodies. This superfood is a powerful adaptogen – meaning it helps your body cope with stress, both physical and emotional. This magical Peruvian plant is rich in B vitamins, amino acids, protein, calcium and other essential minerals; it nourishes the adrenal glands, helping to keep you feeling energetic and focused throughout the day. Maca also has a “romantic” side; it’s known for its ability to improve fertility and boost the libido.
Our homes and lives wouldn’t be the same without batteries – the tiny dynamos that provide all our favourite gadgets and modern conveniences with the power they need. From torches and electronic toys to the TV remote control, we rely on batteries to keep things running smoothly. And then when the juice runs out, we just pop them out, toss them in the bin and put some new ones in their place – right? Wrong! Batteries that get thrown away will be left in landfills, where they’ll start leaching their chemical contents into the earth and the atmosphere over time. These nasties include lead, plastics, sulphuric acid, mercury and cadmium. Considering the amount of batteries the average household uses, we’re looking at a very small product causing a very big mess. So, while our latest newsletter and blogs are focused on the topic of green cleaning, we thought we’d give you a few quick tips on keeping your home’s electronics that much cleaner and greener, by being more responsible about your battery use.

olive-oil-soap

What if we told you that you could clean your home beautifully, from top to bottom, using little more than pure olive oil? You might think it’s reserved for use as a healthy cooking oil or natural moisturiser – but our green cleaning gurus  swear by the magical multi-purpose olive oil cleaner also known as castile. If this is all sounding a little too good to be true, we’ve got news for you! Here’s everything you need to know about this natural cleaning must-have:

You put so much effort into keeping your family’s home space clean, safe and hygienic – but how “clean” are your household cleaning products really? When you think about the loads of harsh chemicals that go into most commercial detergents, we’re sure you’ll agree that the only real “clean way to clean” is with pure natural alternatives! And the best news is, natural cleaning needn’t be expensive or fussy; it can be as simple as opening up your medicine cabinet and choosing your favourite essential oils. These little beauties aren’t just sweet-smelling – they’re also loaded with highly concentrated antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic powers that would put any commercial cleaner to shame! A few drops of essential oils go a long way, and one oil can do the job of several ordinary cleaners - so not only are they healthy and safe, they're also highly economical. There are so many wonderful, delicious-smelling essential oils available to help you clean your space the natural way; we struggled to choose our four favourites, but here they are: