You can look in the hedges along tie lane ways in our country side or at forest edges and you may find a shrub with delicate white flours in early spring, usually in March, but this year already in February.
The shrub has long spikey thorns and in October little fruits not unlike plums, but are bitterly sour and used traditionally in sloe gin after the first frost.
You may know it as
Blackthorn/Sloe – Prunus Spinosa (Rose family)
Salt and Skin Problems
If you have a diet high in salt – and many people forget that bags of crisps contain a huge amount this addictive condiment – one of the ways your body may try to get rid of the excess is through your skin. Salt is very acidic in the body, and this can show up as inflammation either inside your body, as with an ulcer somewhere in your digestive tract, or outside as red itchy skin. The following case is of man who had a severe skin inflammation when I first saw him, and was very addicted to salt. His body took just six weeks to cure itself once the cause was taken away. read more →
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With knowledge of nutritional health continuously moving at a tremendous pace there’s always a ‘new trend’ and the most successful companies tend to be those who engage in research and use it to produce products with new and unique benefits. BetterYou is a UK based natural health company who certainly fit this bill and, over the last few years, they have time and time again introduced innovative and truly effective products to the market which have won many loyal customers. BetterYou was set up to provide availability of superior supplementation, using pioneering delivery mechanisms of those vitamin and minerals increasingly under represented or omitted due to modern diets and lifestyles, including transdermal (through the skin) magnesium and oral vitamin sprays. read more →
One Supplement, Many Uses
Everyone wants beautiful, flawless skin right? Well now you can achieve it easier than ever! Your Beauty Tonic is a unique food supplement specifically targeted to rejuvenate skin from the inside out. It comes in sachet form which you can add to your favourite juice or smoothie or just add water. Want to know more about this glowing product, make sure to check out our blog giving all the ins and outs.
If you would like to sample this product and find out if it’s for you make sure to join Marie from Your Tonic instore on Saturday 26th August from 1pm to 5pm and she’ll tell you all about it.
Atlantic Aromatics set up in business in 1985, the same year that Only Natural did, and we’ve been proud to stock their top quality essential oils from the beginning. On Sunday the 9th of July we had a wonderful opportunity to attend a training day given by the company in Wicklow. Michelle, Ruth and Kim popped off for a delightfully scented and sensuous educational day. Here’s Michelle’s account of how they got on.
Phil Walsh, a medicinal herbalist and founder of Wild Herb Elixirs, living in Co. Wexford will be instore with us on Friday 14th July from 10am. Phil’s passion for plants has lead her to produce a range of all natural products including her rather revolutionary and multi tasking ‘healing balm’ which is perfect for very sensitive skin or problem skin.
Phil will be letting us all know of the many benefits of this wonder balm when she is instore so make sure to drop in for a chat.
Is it vanity to want beautifully healthy looking skin? Perhaps so but I think we’re vain by nature so I think there will always be a market for products that promise that. The science behind them is sample, supplement the body’s flagging supplies of collagen (the building block that keeps skin healthy and plump) which start to dwindle after our mid 20s. However an Irish Company called Your Tonic has just taken the idea a step further with ‘YourBeautyTonic’ a daily sachet to add to water, juice or smoothies with a fantastic dosage of collagen and lots of other skin enhancing nutrients and herbs.
“Who doesn’t want to wake up to flawless supermodel skin? A new Irish tonic that claims to eliminate wrinkles is set to cause a stir amongst beauty junkies.
Last year an ‘anti-ageing’ gin called Anti-AGin was launched onto the market which claimed to combat ageing while you drink. Boffins have now created a wonder tonic containing collagen and hyaluronic acid that may help slow down the ageing process
Sukin was launched in 2007 by a Melbourne based family on a mission to provide high quality, affordable and effective natural skin and hair care. We’ve stocked some Sukin products for many years now but, in line with our new drive to support products which truly love the environment as well offering quality and value, we’ve just increased the range. As to quality I have no doubts, you don’t get to be Australia’s No. 1 selling natural skin and haircare range without being a brand that works, especially in a comparatively harsh environment like down under.
As for eco credentials Sukin have chosen to make that the core of their ethos from the start. As their website puts it : “Skincare that doesn’t cost the earth” is our tagline which reflects our affordable price positioning and also touches on Sukin’s natural formulations and earth friendly brand ethos, these elements have resonated well with our customers.