Article Title: 11 tips for clothes care
“Buy less, choose well and make it last” said irreverent British designer Vivienne Westwood. One antidote to the environmental impacts of fast fashion is looking after what’s already in your wardrobe.
Article Title: We’ve gone black for a good cause
Colour us very excited – this week we launched our Vanilla & Coconut Body Wash and Hand Wash in limited-edition black bottles in stores throughout New Zealand.
Article Title: Sandra Clair’s food and plant medicine combinations
Plant medicines and a nourishing diet go hand in hand. Plant medicine works best to harmonise bodily functions when the body is well nourished.
Article Title: Megan May’s choc waffle treat
This delicious but nutritious treat can be made even more special with fresh berries or coconut yoghurt / ice cream.
Article Title: Aaron Brunet’s super vital summer salad
This salad recipe from Aaron Brunet is full of leafy greens, other raw veggies and a delicious cashew parmesan topping.
Learning to enjoy a handful of simple morning rituals not only helps us to slow down, but to connect with the beautiful, everyday moments that we might otherwise miss, says Eleanor Ozich.
Article Title: Simple ideas for eco Christmas gifts
If you’re stuck for present ideas, here are some gifts you could consider to help people be greener.
Article Title: Ideas for summer baby care
Yes, finally summer is coming. This a great time to get outdoors and enjoy our lovely weather, but there are a few things to think about around keeping our babies cool
Article Title: Six essential truths of living well
Sandra Clair recommends six areas of healthy living that can help you thrive.
Article Title: Top tips for baby skincare
A baby’s skin needs extra care because it’s so delicate, especially in their very first months of life.
Article Title: Permaculture for sustainable design
If you’ve looked into permaculture, you might be wondering how this system of design is different to other ways of gardening and shaping the space where you live.
Article Title: Podcasts for green living
Podcasts are a great way to soak up information in your spare time. If you’re keen to be more in the know when it comes to sustainability, being a conscious consumer, living well or doing business with ethics, check out this list of podcasts.
Article Title: Try our new kids range for safer bath time fun
With foam to the max, and bubbles for a bit of trouble making, ecostore’s new kids range makes bath time more fun than ever!
Article Title: Natural deodorant recipe from The Daily Raw
The Daily Raw shares her natural coconut oil deodorant recipe that actually works. It is safer for you and the environment!
Article Title: Planting an organic Spring garden
Organic gardening is a philosophy that stresses increasing the natural health of the soil, choosing plants that are suited to your area, and working with nature to produce a healthy and productive garden that benefits the environment. Organic gardening, even if you only have a tiny patch of land, enables you to have a natural relationship with the cycle of nature and the production of food.
Article Title: Sensitive skin? Avoid irritants that might harm
Unlike cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning supplies are not required to disclose a full list of ingredients. Because of this, some manufacturers use potentially harmful chemicals that can cause skin irritations and allergic reactions because they also happen to clean well. It’s hard to make better choices without full disclosure, however, there are still some easy steps you can take to avoid inflammation.
Article Title: Selina Singh’s tips for winter wellness
Naturopath and medical herbalist Selina Singh shares her tips on how to naturally support overall health and boost immunity and take care of common winter ailments such as colds, headaches and stress.
Article Title: What to look for in lip balm this winter
Many lip balms have toxic petrochemicals in them that can affect your health long term and actually dry out your lips more.
Article Title: Lee-Anne Wann’s top five energy boosting foods
Lee-Ann Wann, a health and fitness consultant and performance nutritionist for the New Zealand Warriors, has five foods she suggests to busy clients who want to boost their energy, manage their weight and feel better in themselves. We thought they were too good not to share!
Article Title: Perspectives on infertility and tips for a boost
Dr Olivia Stuart, reproductive medicine sub-specialist,and Sandra Clair, medical herbalist/anthropologist, share their expertise on fertility issues and offer natural suggestions for a healthy mother and baby.
Article Title: How to add plant power to daily detox
Medical herbalist Sandra Clair has a clear passion for the potential of medicinal plants to detoxify. Detoxifying isn’t just something to do now and then if we’ve overindulged in food or drink, it should be a regular ritual, Sandra says.
Article Title: Taking a holiday? Spread the word about our Amenities range
If you’ve got a well earned holiday booked somewhere in New Zealand, you might want to help us tell the B&B, lodge, motel or hotel about our new Amenities range.They’re each made with gentle, plant-based ingredients and won’t strip the skin’s natural protective oils.
Article Title: James L Wilson on nutrition and estrogen dominance
Dr James L Wilson describes estrogen dominance as estrogen of normal, deficient or excessive level in a woman, the effects of which aren’t balanced by progresterone. Wilson says estrogen doesn’t naturally occur in excess by itself, but becomes dominant because of other drivers. Those drivers might be stress, obesity, insulin resistance, excess cortisol, low thyroid hormones, or sources from outside the body, like oral contraceptives and hormone replacement.