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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 January 2018 Monthly Update!

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A fresh new year is upon us once again, a blank page to fill however you wish.  It’s time to acknowledge all our achievements of the past year and be excited for what you can achieve in the coming one. We, in Only Natural, are here to help you on that journey and we think we’ve made it a bit easier for you to know exactly who to ask.

Getting to Know Us

We’ve just festooned our hallway with some rather dashing pictures of ourselves and I hope it’s going to serve a little more than our vanity. We’re currently eight in Only Natural and, despite our common passion for natural health, I think we’re a pretty diverse group of individuals. Each of us has particular interests and strengths (from essential oils to gluten free food, from sports nutrition to natural bodycare) within the sector so we thought we’d put that out there a bit so you know who to ask about an area of particular interest to you or a problem you need help with. So check them out next time you’re in the shop, the theory is ‘Get to know us better and you’ll get more out of your interactions with us.’

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Ger’s November 2017 Update

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For November we bring you news of some of the small companies both new to us and not so new who are natural partners for us ethically and otherwise, from a new vegan ‘cheese’ producer to a small scale soap producer in the West which came into being in answer to an bigger environmental issue to our favourite candle producers in Cornwall. Our industry seems to be conducive to building a network of individuals and companies who, although each doing different things, are united by a bigger aim, healthier people and a healthier planet! We have quite a number of events happening this month so make sure to have a read below and keep an eye on our Events section of our website.

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Ger’s October 2017 Update

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We are really enjoying our coffee mornings here at Only Natural and hope that our varied topics interest a wide range of our customers. Our next coffee morning takes place on Saturday morning October 7th from 10.30am to 12.30pm in conjunction with national breastfeeding week. Stephanie Marray and Nuria Tasies, who are both midwives in Wexford General Hospital will be here to answer all your questions on the subject. Please come along if you’re interested and pass on the word to anyone you know who might be and why not take a look at our blog where we’ve put together a list of hints, tips and supports for the breastfeeding mother.
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Another event worth mentioning is a long time friend of the store – Amber SOS is paying us a visit.  Amber SOS are based in Co Mayo and specialise in importing and promoting the use of real Baltic Amber. You may know about it’s use to help teething babies but read our blog to discover the many other uses of this beautiful natural product. We’ll have Ben from Amber SOS here on the Saturday the 14th of the month so, if you can, be sure to drop by.

Sadhana Yoga

Linda O’Grady founder of Sadhana Yoga popped into us instore to let us know that Sadhana Yoga has moved to it’s own Studio! Have a read of our previous blog when Michelle headed off to one of Linda’s classes. The new studio is based in The Folly, a couple of minutes walk from Tesco, is open throughout the year and offers a wide range of daily classes:

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Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Beginners to Advanced
Yoga Somatics for Deep Relaxation
Pilates Level 1 and 2
Saturday Morning Drop in classes
Workshops and events

The room is available to rent and suitable for yoga, tai chi, meditation, workshops, training…
Linda has also very kindly dropped in some complimentary class passes to the value of €15, these can be used against the payment of the next 6 week block (normally €75, €60 with pass) so make sure to drop in to Only Natural to pick up your pass and also make sure to check out Sadhana Yoga’s website for timetable information.

Our Competition

To further support National Breastfeeding Week from 1st to 7th October Only Natural have teamed up with Breastfeeding Consultants.ie to offer a free one to one private lactation consultation with an experienced lactation consultant.  The consultation with be done on a one to one basis in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Knowing when to call for help can really make your breastfeeding experience go a lot more smoothly. Keep on eye on our Facebook page where you will find details on how to enter.

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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 July 2017 Update!!

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Since last month we’ve celebrated Ruth and Ciarán’s wedding. You won’t be surprised to hear that there was plenty of evidence of the couple’s alternative approach to life on the day and why not, if you’re walking the walk you walk it every day! It was a truly joyous occasion and we wish them both a full and happy life together.
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Other news is that our newest staff member Paul is settling in remarkably well. Already customers are appreciating his personal experience and depth of knowledge when it comes to blood sugar management. If this is an issue for you do come to talk to Paul.
This month we’re sharing a new case history from Anna Skrine that shows how allergens can switch illness on like a light while their removal can pave the way to better health, we have news of events both in Only Natural and elsewhere, Ruth reviews the Terrawash , a new clothes wash product that’s good for the earth and good for your pocket too and I’ll introduce you to the Jackfruit so you can be the toast of the barbecue circuit impressing vegans and meat eaters alike!

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Ger’s June 2017 Update!!

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Hi everyone,
We hope you’re all enjoying the start of a great summer. In Only Natural we’re very excited as more opportunities present themselves for us to go in the direction we want to. It’s a new direction and it’s not, in ways we’re just going back to our roots. Over the next few months you’ll see us increase our offering of fresh, local produce, all produced by people who care as passionately as we do about wholefoods and how a diet firmly based on them really is the way to health and vitality.
As well as this we’ll be taking a serious look at sustainability and how we can help you, our customers, to make the most environmentally sound buying choices, whether that’s by buying organic, buying local or just minimizing packaging . Let’s look to the health of the planet as well as our own, after all they do go hand in hand. Yes these are lofty ideals but we can all make a difference, no matter how small, and we’d welcome any suggestions or comments you have so don’t be shy!

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Ger’s May 2017 Update

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As summer approaches not everyone looks forward to this time of year as exam time is getting close again so don’t forget that there’s lots you can do to alleviate the stress of it and improve your chances of the good performance you deserve with some well chosen natural supplements. We’ll have some great promotions on these supplements all month.  Here’s a link to an Exam Preparation blogpost where we outline the options and we wish all you hard working students the very best!

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Ger’s March Update!

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So what’s the low down on Only Natural this month??

 Firstly our rather fantastic Surya Brasil Henna Hair Colour Competition

If you’ve ever coloured your hair with henna (and I have, albeit a while ago), you’ll know just how good it feels. Unlike chemical hair dyes which penetrate the hair shaft, henna coats it. The result is a wonderful thickening and conditioning of the hair. It’s also the only 100% natural hair colorant I know of.
Our friends in Surya Brasil have given us a fantastic prize worth €500 exclusive to Only Natural!  Just check out here to find out more details.

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Ger’s on South East Radio

Oliver & Ger picTune into The Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran at 11.05am to hear Ger tell us all about, what promises to be, a fantastic morning out at Murphy’s Barn.  Oliver McCabe, author of recently published, wholefood cookbook, The FuelFood Cookbook, is hosting a cookery demonstration on Saturday 7th May.  Read more details of this event here.

Part of the proceeds of the day go the Wexford Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Services so Claire from the R&SASS will be on air with Ger letting us know the vital services they provide and where these much needed funds will be headed.

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