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Organic YOUR September

September is the month of all things organic, and this year is no different. Once again the Soil Association is running their nationwide campaign Organic September, so make sure you get involved! It’s all based on the slogan ‘Small Changes, Big Difference’ to show the impact we can make by switching just one household item to organic. The campaign is running throughout the entire month to celebrate all things organic, and is encouraging everyone to make one small change to their shopping habits in order to make a big difference

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Treat Eczema Naturally

To support National Eczema Week (13-21 September) this month, we’ve asked the experts for their advice and top tips to help combat the uncomfortable symptoms of eczema naturally. What is eczema? Eczema is a dry skin condition, which comes in many different forms and varies from person to person. In mild cases, typical symptoms include dry, scaly, red and itchy skin. In more severe cases there may be weeping, crusting and bleeding. The skin will be inflamed and irritated so those who suffer from it are often in a constant

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This Month’s Top Picks

Advertisement Discover Devil’s Claw Are you tired of being worn down by persistent pain but don't want to take more medication? You could try Devil's Claw. This herb has a long tradition of use for joint pain, backache and muscular pain, not to mention many of the other unpleasant twinges that make life less pleasant. A.Vogel Atrosan Devil's Claw tablets are a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of backache, rheumatic or muscular pain, and general aches and pains in the muscles and joints, exclusively

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Boost your Family’s Immunity

By nutritional therapist Katharine Tate, an expert in family health and nutrition As we prepare ourselves for the changing seasons and the start of a new school term, it’s that time of year when boosting our immunity becomes hot topic. This is especially important for children as their immune systems are developing. As children grow their body goes through a huge ‘learning curve’ and their systems can be tested by a wide range of different bacteria and viruses, increasing their likelihood to pick up infections especially

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Weleda – Skin Food Facial

To celebrate Skin Food’s 90th anniversary this year, Weleda designed the Skin Food Facial- a half hour pampering facial treatment created by their team of experienced beauty therapists. The facial was specially created for The Model Zone during London Fashion Week, which Weleda sponsor, offering it to models to help them relax before and after taking to the catwalk. So admittedly, it’s been kept pretty top secret and only revealed to those inside the industry. But luckily, Weleda were more than happy to send me all the products

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Khadi Natural Products – Shampoo & Anti-Ageing Oil

Khadi Natural Products are well-known for their best-selling all natural hair colours, but have branched out in recent years and now offer a range of organic certified shampoos, hair oils and skin oils. All Khadi products are vegan-friendly, BDIH organic certified and free from SLS, peroxide, ammonia, preservatives, synthetic or artificial colours of dyes. They all contain pure Ayurvedic herbal infusions that have been prepared and blended by Ayurvedic experts in India. Have I lost you at Ayurvedic? I’ll explain, Ayurveda is

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Essential Oils

Many people are unaware of the medicinal properties that essential oils hold, and how they can be used to promote and maintain health and vitality. So if you’re interested in essential oils and how you can integrate aromatherapy into your everyday life, keep reading. “Many illnesses are either caused by, or exacerbated by low mood, depression or anxiety and this is where aromatherapy can really help,” explains Fiona Tutte from Absolute Aromas. “Essential oils can have an effect on your mood within seven seconds, therefore

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Skin Solutions

It can be tricky finding the right products to suit your skin type, especially with so many different products on the market. We’ve spoken to a number of natural and organic skincare experts to get their advice for the most-common skin types. Read on to discover the best products for you and the ingredients to look out for: Sensitive Skin Sensitive skin can become inflamed and irritated easily. “It’s more likely to react to external influences, meaning that cosmetic ingredients tolerated without any problems by most people can

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Cut your Cholesterol

High cholesterol increases your risk of both heart disease and heart attacks. Cholesterol acts as a fat-like substance, and when there is a high level in your blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries. Over time, this build up causes ‘hardening of the arteries’ so that arteries become narrowed and blood flow to the heart is slowed or blocked. Dr D Mantle, medical adviser for Pharma Nord, explains: “Cholesterol is a complex substance synthesised in the liver and transported around the body in the blood. At normal levels,

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Organii Everyday Organics

Since 2014, British brand Organii has been creating bathroom essentials that contain only pure, 100% natural ingredients sourced from organic certified suppliers where possible. From soaps and shower gels to dental care and sun protection, there are 16 different products to choose from – at really affordable prices. Argan Shower Gel £5.95 300ml  There are six shower gel scents to choose from: Aloe Vera & Bamboo, Argan, Liquorice, Peach, Shea Butter or Strawberry. I tested the nourishing and nurturing Argan Shower Gel,

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