Back in February, Natracare became the first Brand with MADE SAFE™ certified pads, tampons, maternity pads and nursing pads. This is a new certification to show which products are made with ingredients that are safe for you, and when you look at what’s in a regular pad or tampon you realise just why the MADE SAFE™ certification is important. Continue reading MADE SAFE by Natracare
Ecozone have always been known to offer high quality, eco-friendly household cleaning alternatives, and have now introduced a range of baby & kids bath & bodycare so you can bathe your little ones safe in the knowledge that you aren’t using any harsh chemicals. Continue reading NEW Baby & Kids Bath & Body Care from Ecozone
If you haven’t yet tried environmentally friendly cleaning products, then what are you waiting for? There’s such a huge variety of effective household cleaners about, really there is no reason not to use them. Not only do they keep your home clean and free from harsh chemicals, they are also much better for the environment because they are biodegradable and won’t negatively affect the planet.
As humans we are inquisitive and resourceful creatures, when we need something and can’t find it, we’ll create it ourselves. That’s exactly what happened for Charlotte Vøht in 1994. Her daughter Sandra suffered multiple skin allergies along with eczema, and although Charlotte tried to find skin care products made with natural ingredients that would be gentle on her daughter’s skin, but it turns out most cosmetics found on the high street contained chemicals – they only needed to have less than 1% of natural or organic ingredients to be labelled ‘natural’.
When browsing through our beauty brands you’ve probably seen Avalon Organics pop up a few times. Avalon Organics was founded on the belief that all beauty comes from the Earth, with a deep respect for all living creatures, which is why their products are made with all natural ingredients.
Your dog is your best friend, but let’s be honest, they are smelly best friends! And we want to give our furry friends the best care, as good as we would care for ourselves and our family – which includes keeping them clean. The Faithful Friend range from Faith in Nature is a range of natural pet care made with organic ingredients to keep your animal friends clean and happy.
I’ve been using Bio D laundry liquid for about two years now and honestly I wouldn’t go back. The thing I love about Bio D is that it uses mainly plant based ingredients which is particularly great for laundry liquid and fabric conditioners which can really irritate my skin otherwise.
It’s finally reached that time of year in the UK when we all dash outside for a couple of days of sun, optimistically proclaiming that “this is probably all the summer we’ll get”…and the amount of sunburn I see from people who should know better by now amazes me every year!
I’m fair skinned and blonde, and learned many years ago I burn very quickly (10 minutes in the South African sun gave me a glowing pink scalp) even aside from the obvious skin cancer and premature ageing risks to my skin, so a good sunscreen is my best friend! I started looking for a more natural alternative as all ‘mainstream’ suncreams, even the very expensive ones, give me painful heat rash wherever my skin touches – inner elbow, back of the knees etc – even when it’s not that warm. My mother suggested I try a natural suncream after she had the same issues, and we were thrilled to find it worked without any skin irritation!
Natural sun care you’ll love:
We have several great natural, cruelty-free, preservative-free brands here at Natural Collection, so you’re sure to find the suncare to suit you:
- JASON have a range of high SPF sunscreens including a handy facial spray, all free from parabens, SLS, petrolatum, phthalates and artificial colours.
- Lavera’s moisturising and calming natural After Sun Lotion heals and hydrates skin that’s had too much sun, and is free from all synthetic preservatives.
- Fair Squared give us fantastic Fairtrade options with their Facial Aftersun Cream to keep skin soothed, and nourishing Olive Oil Sun Cream to care for your skin every day.
- Green People have a range of options with scent free SPF30 sun lotion, Hydrating Aftersun, and there’s even a great sun lotion with tan accelerator to keep you looking bronzed!
- The Green People Children’s SPF25 lotion has calming lavender and aloe vera, suitable for the fairest and most sensitive of young skin.
- Burt’s Bees Aloe After Sun Soother helps soothe skin quickly and easily, packed with natural ingredients to care for skin without any sting.
Don’t forget the travel sizes:
Perfectly sized for the 100ml liquids carry-on restriction if you’re flying, or just handy for keeping in a handbag, Green People travel sizes mean you can be protected wherever you go.
We’d love to hear what your favourite natural suncare is – let us know your favourites and your tips for this summer!