Ger's Monthly Update Only Natural

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.

We’re not saying that we’re perfect or that you have to be perfect either but we do believe that respecting these principals and trying to live in accordance with them where possible is in the interest of the planet and of all her children. If, on a local level, ‘Only Natural’ can promote this way of life it’ll continue to be way more than a means of earning a living to us.

Buying bulk, save packaging, save on cost

We have a team of passionate eco-warriors here at Only Natural who believe that consuming does not have to cost the earth.  In an effort to encouarge each other and our customers to reduce waste, we’ve introduced our new Bulk Dispensers. Customers now have the option of buying a number of nuts, seeds, grains and other commodities by weight rather than in plastic packs.
The advantages of the bulk dispensers are many.
– You can buy the exact amount you need.
– You can minimise packaging (or eliminate if you bring your own container). Less packaging means less waste, which in turn means less resources and energy being used in production.
– You can save money, the cost is significantly less than the same foods ready packed.
– Less waste packaging to be disposed of, more efficient transporting, less production of packaging … all of these mean that the carbon footprint of buying from bulk containers is much lower. It’s a no brainer!
Bulk bins and dispensers are not a new idea. Rather, it is a nod to the way it was before the explosion of plastic packaging and marketing – a simpler time when our shopping habits didn’t have catastrophic effects on the planet. It’s time to be more conscientious when purchasing products and turn back the clock on climate change. Buying packaging-free could be the first step! 
Dispensers Only Natural

Our Competition

Dr Hauschka Only Natural

To celebrate the amazing new makeup offering from Dr Hauschka where skin therapy meets totally natural beauty we’re offering a delightful introduction to the range to September’s lucky competition winner.

The hamper is worth just under €50 and includes volume mascara, lip gloss, translucent loose powder and a cleansing milk to take it all off with. Check out our Facebook page to enter. All you need to do is nominate a deserving winner (and if it’s you that’s ok too!).

Our new coffee cups

Want to do one thing for the environment right now? Stop using take away coffee cups!
We’ve teamed up with Westgate Design to help you out here. We’re now selling our own rather snazzy bamboo ecoffee cups for you to use again and again. Want a little motivation? This is from the manufacturer’s website.

ACT AS IF WHAT YOU DO MAKES A DIFFERENCE. IT DOES.”

William James

Every time you use your Ecoffee Cup you’re helping make a tiny dent in the 100 billion single-use coffee cups that go to land fill each year! But imagine if we all did it? It could really add up to a lot of cups per day – and even more per year. So with the powers of social media to help us in our quest to raise awareness – and effect some real change in the way people drink their takeaway coffee – we’re seeking your help to spread the word.  

All we ask is that when you use your Ecoffee Cup (and feel inclined) simply add the #stopthe100billion hashtag each time you tweet, post your pics or even shoot a vid.”

Coffee Cup Only Natural

We love this and so do the folks in Westgate Design (purveyors of truly divine coffee)  so, and here’s the good bit, when you take your bamboo ecoffee cup into Westgate they’ll give you a 20 cent discount off your coffee each and every time.

Save the planet and save money, you know it makes sense!

An Inconvenient Sequel

If you need to reboot your environmental conscience and make sure you do what you can to halt climate change by adopting a greener lifestyle and supporting the bigger initiatives working in that direction be sure to catch Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel. It’s a great insight into one man’s passion for doing right by the earth and a plea for the rest of us to get fully on board the same moral journey.
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