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Ger’s May 19 Monthly Update

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Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s already May, it seems like only yesterday I was taking down the Christmas tree. Oh well, time moves on and change happens and in Only Natural we’ve lots happening so if you’re as passionate about Natural Health as we are come on in and check out the latest such as…………..

We’re Going Wild

As part of our mission to bring our customers the very best there is in our field we’re about to take on the Wild Nutrition range. This is a range of ‘food grown’ supplements including nutritional, herbal and combination formulas. Born from the passion of nutritionist Henrietta Norton to produce the very best supplements for her own family’s use Wild Nutrition is based on the premise that smaller units of food grown supplements are way more effective than mega doses of synthetic nutrients. Many of the formulas are geared towards female health and were born from Henrietta’s own story. As she puts it “Nutrition changed the course of my life. I suffered with chronic Endometriosis during my twenties. Each month I would nearly pass out with the pain. To add insult to injury, the doctor told me that I would never be able to have children. So I went to see a nutritional therapist who specialised in female health. I listened. I changed my diet. It changed my life. Today I’m a mother of three.”

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Ger’s October 18 Monthly Update

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I do love a good Show

The Vitality Expo in the RDS in early September (you know the one, I harped on incessantly to get you all to go!) was brilliant. For me some of the highlights included the zero waste talks which made me want more than ever to make that ethos central to Only Natural (watch this space, plans are afoot). The sooner the collective penny drops and we all realize that our use and throw away lifestyles just aren’t sustainable, the sooner we stand a chance of keeping our world habitable. Yes by all means get yourself a buy now trendy keep cup (and be proud that you did, the ocean is made up of drops) but see it as a jumping off point and let the consciousness slowly pervade your life, how you dress, what you eat, where you holiday, one facet at a time.

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Ger’s September 18 Monthly Update

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We’re still beaming with pride at being selected among the top 100 shops in the country by Retail Excellence Ireland and looking forward to participating in the selection process as it continues so fingers crossed please. I’ve said it already but I’ll repeat myself. Thank you all of our loyal customers who make it possible for us to enjoy moments like this by your continued support. In a world where more and more of life is turning into faceless, personless interactions some of us in retail want to buck the trend, we actually want to know you and serve your natural health needs all the better for it. read more →

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Bulk Buying by Liza

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We are all looking for ways to save money when shopping. Many of the products we buy are contained in single use packaging that costs money and natural resources to make. So when you buy in bulk, you often eliminate the need for packaging, which has a positive impact on the environment. It is believed that plastic packaging can lead to ingestion of synthetic chemicals over time, so buying in bulk might also help preserve your health. read more →

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Eco Friendly Bathing Habits by Liza Seavers

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Swap shower gels for natural soap bars

Avoid soap containing unsustainable palm oil or those wrapped in plastic. Only Natural have beautiful, naturally fragranced unwrapped soaps from ‘Faith in Nature’ and also from an Irish owned company ‘Palm Free Irish Soap’. By opting for packageless or minimally packaged products the need for recycling is reduced. Obviously recyclable packaging is better than un-recyclables but the recycling process still puts a significant strain on the environment. Some cosmetic companies offer a refill service where you can top up your container at a discounted rate.

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Try Shampoo Bars

Shampoo bars are also a greener option worth trying. Palm Free Irish Soaps have a bar called ‘Thyme Travel’. I love the fresh, natural scent of this bar. To use simply rub on dampened hair and work up a lather then wash out. The makers of this bar recommend rinsing with apple cider vinegar as a great natural conditioner and then treating the hair to a drop of argan oil. Friends of mine have tried this and they love it, unfortunately my hair is too fine but my husband tried the product and is now fully a converted shampoo bar devotee. read more →

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Ger’s Monthly Update – The Japan Edition!

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Anyone who knows me well knows that for a long time now I’ve had a deep interest in Japan, the country and its culture. In May I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to indulge myself with a trip over there and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts about it and where my fascination comes from. It wasn’t my first time in Japan and I hope I’ll get the chance to go again. I spent my time in Kyoto and Nara, both former Capitals of Japan and both regarded as places where the country’s traditional culture is still at its strongest.

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Liza’s Green Living!

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Liza Seavers, beauty salon owning, cat loving, marathon running, vegan shares her journey to’green living’ at home and in her Wexford salon Highbrow Beauty. In this blog she reveals her approach to tackling laundry the eco, cruelty free way using products that are tough on stains yet gentle on the environment and all available at Only Natural.

My green living lifestyle really took off when we built our house and opted to have solar panels installed. We are lucky enough to have 2 types which I scientifically call the ‘water heating panels’ and the ‘electricity making panels’. As a result our electricity making panels generate power when the sun is shining, this is when I schedule our washing machine to do it’s thing.

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Ger’s February 2018 Monthly Update

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Shiva Speaks

My friend Nuala who, with her husband Matt, runs Enniscorthy’s Evolv Health Store, is a talented psychic and spiritual counsellor and over the years has used her talent for healing and guidance for the benefit of many. One practice she has honed to a fine art is that of channeling which can be defined as “quite simply the process of expanding and focusing your consciousness to bring through Divine guidance.”
I’m thrilled to say that the results of channelings done by Nuala over the last few years are about to take the form of a book ‘Shiva Speaks’. In the book are 21 eloquent and wise discourses on topics like ‘happiness’, ‘finance’, ‘pain’, ‘addiction’, ‘love’, ‘the obsessive mind’ and ‘the truth of who you are’. Each is an example of distilled wisdom channeled by Nuala’s higher self and sure to be a source of help and guidance when we come up against these issues in our lives as surely we must. Simple prayers and affirmations are included to help on the path and the beautiful photography that accompanies the text is also Nuala’s work. The book is truly a labour of love. Here’s an example of what Shiva has to say about bravery, think on this as you face your own fears.

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Ger’s September 2017 Update

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We’ve got something to say!

Only Natural is evolving. We’ve made some big changes in the shop over the last year and our new shop front, which we hope you love as much as we do, is part of the same process. We thought long and hard to come up with our new motto ‘wholesome, sustainable, ethical’ and it’s meant to say loud and clear that, no matter how much we change, the core values that Only Natural is firmly grounded on remain the same as ever!
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We stand for wholesome. We sell products that are natural and good and believe that their use promotes well being naturally.
We stand for sustainable. In a world where natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate we sell products which, as far as possible, respect the natural environment rather than burdening the earth further.
We stand for ethical. We sell products which, to the best of our knowledge, don’t involve unnecessary exploitation of people, animals or of the earth.

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Ger’s August 2017 Update!!

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There have been plenty of hazy summer days so far and here’s hoping there will be plenty more to come but that does not mean we have been lazying about!  Oh no we have lots to fill you in on this month!

New From Dr. Hauschka

This month we’re thrilled to be launching the all new make-up range from Dr. Hauschka. It’s just been unveiled in celebration of the Company’s 50th anniversary and comprises 82 products at the heart of which are medicinal herbs, plant waxes and oils, silk and minerals? The new deep violet packaging with its unique design reflects the premium contents. Everything you’d expect is here including foundations, concealers, mascara, lip definers, liners and lipsticks, lipgloss, eyeshadow and eye definer, defining and volume mascara and much more and all made from premium natural ingredients which nourish your skin’s health. 
See our Facebook Page for your chance to win a fabulous introduction to the range.
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And Speaking of Competitions!

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