Celebrate Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week

The cosmetics and beauty industry are among the most rampant for exposing potential toxins and chemicals to consumers. There are over 80,000 ingredients in use in beauty products – many of which haven’t been tested for safety or regulated. That’s a pretty terrifying thought, and naturally the option for choosing organic in our beauty products becomes of paramount importance to trust that what we put on our skin is really looking after us inside and out.

Enter: Soil Association’s Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week, from 15th-21st May, Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week is a chance for everyone to get involved with events, talks and activities with beauty experts and brand founders. Continue reading

Doing Good: 5 Gyres Helping Oceans Go Plastic Free

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5 Gyres is amazing, their mission: To empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.

Many of us already know that we need to change our relationship with disposable plastics, and we need organisation to help research and save our oceans to prevent our world from becoming a Plastic Planet. We have an unnecessary and uncomfortable dependency which is totally wasteful and damaging to the environment. Millions and millions of plastic applicators from tampons litter beaches and waters the world over from being flushed down the loo.

This is why we need to celebrate wonderful organisations like 5 Gyres: a non-profit that has been fighting plastic ocean pollution for nearly a decade. Here’s some of the good things they get up to:

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Enjoy an Eggthical Easter – Top 5 Chocolate Eggs

At Natracare HQ we’re starting to enjoy lunches outside, the sound of birdsong filtering through open windows, and cycling to work in the bright morning sunshine. With Easter just around the corner, we’ve been doing some research into one of our favourite topics: CHOCOLATE.

Not only a great comfort during your period but also a natural releaser of serotonin, good quality ethical chocolate is a must from us. There are many great brands out there that give us ethical choices for our easterly chocolate eggs: organic, fair trade and ethically-sourced ingredients, as well as a plethora of options for people of all dietary choices: vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free.

Here are our top five favourite ethical Easter chocolate choices:

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Green Guide To Spring Cleaning

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The time for Spring cleaning is upon us so we’ve come up with some simple steps to an eco-friendly, toxic-free and cleaner home.

A quick scan of the supermarket shelves and you’ll see that nearly all cleaning products contain health or environmental warnings: toxic, hazardous, irritant etc. But really there is no need to use toxic sprays and liquids. By putting a few natural cleaning tips into practice your home can soon be well on its way to becoming a toxin-free zone.

Here are our top, naturally effective cleaners for spring cleaning:

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Period Sex – What You Should Know

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Period Sex. Can it be done? Should it be done? Is it something you’d like to explore? Whatever your reaction to the topic of sex during menstruation might be, whether fainting in disgust to eagerly awaiting the next ride on your crimson wave, you should read on and find out some ‘good to know’ pointers for navigating the sexual experience during your period.

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What to put in your Christmas travel bag?

We have collected together our top 5 both helpful and essential items to pack during this busy festive season to ensure you get a good night’s sleep wherever you are staying.

Whether it is crashing at a friend’s house after a Christmas party, staying with a partner or visiting family for a few days, there is a good chance at this time of year that you’ll be away overnight more often than usual. What with all the Christmas wrapping to do you may find yourself with not much time to think about what to pack. This is where we can help!

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