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Liza’s Green Living!

Liza's Living Green Only Natural

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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The Gift of Giving

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Gifts Galore

As always we have a wonderful selection of gifts to choose from this year:

The salt lamp, more popular than ever, decorative as well as therapeutic, we have all sizes, sculpted and natural. Prices start from only €17.

Gifts Only NaturalCombining ultrasonic technology, optional mood lighting and aromatherapy, the 105 Aroma-Diffuser is an elegant and safe alternative to the traditional night light oil burner. (Regular price €49.95 offer price €39.95).

Amber jewelry, made from real Baltic Amber, very beautiful as well as an source of healing properties. We’ve never had a better selection then we do right now!

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The Maker of Jo Browne Natural Solid Perfumes Instore

Joanne Browne, the founder and creator of Jo Browne Natural Solid Perfume will be instore with us on Friday 28th April from 10am to 2pm.  Joanne has created three delicious scents for both men and women which we stock here in Only Natural.  All perfume recipes are a combination of carefully selected ingredients, organic when economically possible and always natural.

Plus our competition for the month April is to win both a female and male scent of your choice so make sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook page for details how to enter!!

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Aromatherapy for Detox

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This the season for detox and, while many of us know about herbs to promote the body’s cleansing process, we’re less likely to think of using aromatherapy. Ellen from Atlantic Aromatics, whose excellent essential oils we’ve sold from the very beginning of Only Natural, put her thoughts on the matter together for us and here they are. So have a read and get blending, use the relaxing and mood balancing properties of essential oils to make your new year detox all the more pleasurable and effective.

Aromatherapy and Detox

Detox is a word we hear a lot about in general these days and while there may be mixed messages about detoxing (especially in marketing blurb promoting the magical detox effects of a certain product) it does suggest that people are thinking about their health which is good.  Let’s try to get a bit of clarity about this matter.

Detoxification is “the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances” (Dictionary.com).   Our organs all play a part in this process:, sweat from skin, urine from kidneys, C02 from our lungs etc.  Effectively this means we are detoxifying all the time, yeahhhh!  A healthy diet, daily exercise and balanced lifestyle all have a vital role to play in reducing toxins and therefore making the natural ongoing process of detoxifying less of a burden on the body and the organs performing this metabolic process.

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Let’s Get Down to the Nitty Gritty – treating headlice naturally!

Treating headlice the natural way.

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I’m all for live and let live when it comes to sharing the planet but I draw the line at headlice and, if you have kids, you may feel the same. To make matters worse it seems that the little buggers are evolving and that today’s ‘super lice’ have donned armor that makes them impervious to many conventional treatments that have been effective until now. Don’t worry, natural treatments are kinder to your kids’ and your head and are, in many cases, more effective than the other options. For example in one study only 25 percent of children were lice-free after using a conventional method, while almost all of the children who were treated with tea tree oil and lavender were lice-free. Remember that , once removed from their host, headlice die within a matter of hours so once they’re gone after a thorough treatment an easy prevention regime should keep them at bay. It is not necessary to fumigate the house or to treat furniture, or carpets with insecticides, because headlice cannot live very long away from the host. So now that they’re back in school get ready for battle. Here are some strategies that work.
Buy a good lice comb. We recommend the Nitty Gritty brand (RSP €19.89). Weekly, careful combing can remove all adult headlice and eggs and, by disrupting their life cycle, can eradicate the problem in a matter of three to four weeks. With long hair this is easier to do with conditioner in the hair? This also temporarily stuns them while you work on getting them out. At the same time 30 minutes in the dryer gets rid of any headlice on bed linen, towels etc.
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Kill them with pesticides. Chemical pesticides are proving to be less effective on today’s ‘super lice’ and do you really want to use them when you think that 60% of what we put onto our skins is absorbed into the bloodstream? 

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