Plastics Are Forever – Plastic Free July

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Can you imagine a billion elephants made of plastic? Or 25,000 Empire State Buildings made of plastic? According to research by US scientists, that is the equivalent to the weight of the all plastic that has ever been produced. Since humans first started making plastic only 65 years ago, a colossal 8.3 billion tons of plastic matter has been created.

Plastic is a completely man-made substance, which is deliberately produced by heating and processing finite crude oil and adding other chemicals to it. You’re using it now – it’s part of your phone, your computer, there’s probably some in your chair and it’s very likely that you’re also wearing some!
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5 Yoga Poses To Help Ease Period Pain

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Yoga practice is well known to calm, center and strengthen both body and mind. So when it comes to menstruation, practising yoga can offer enormous benefits to balance your mood and ease menstrual cramps. You may not always feel like rushing to take part in physical activity on your time of the month, but exercise can really help with period pain. Yoga especially has been tried and tested to be beneficial for muscles and mentality. Here are some of the most effective yoga positions to do during your period.

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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Natracare wishes you a happy World Oceans Day! Find encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and help prevent marine litter. We need healthier oceans for a sustainable, safer future.

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Menstrual Hygiene Day

This Sunday, 28th May is Menstrual Hygiene Day, which calls on us all to focus on breaking the taboo and bringing attention to the importance of menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

Menstruation can still be a taboo topic and in many countries it’s a cause for shame and discrimination. Menstrual Hygiene Day MHDay aims to help girls and women worldwide with the challenges they face. Supported by organisations such as Unicef and Oxfam, MHDay will be celebrated around the world, spreading knowledge and confidence amongst menstruators worldwide.
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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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