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!



I’ve just hung my clothes out to dry and I’m feeling particularly smug about it. I used no chemicals and minimal packaging and it cost me a pittance! I used a product called Terrawash which is nothing more than a bag of magnesium nuggets which you pop into the washing machine. I think it’s wonderful, minimum environmental impact and you save lots of money, yes please! But don’t take my word for it, Ruth, our own green activist, tested it on a rather tougher wash than mine. Read on :[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Ger started telling me about the Terra Wash, I was immediately skeptical of its cleaning power and challenged him to let me try it on Ciarán’s work clothes. Ciarán is the head gardener at Kilmokea House and he runs the garden completely organically. As a result, it’s not unusual for him to arrive home covered in horse manure as he uses this to nourish the garden instead of bottles of fertiliser.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10685″ img_size=”medium” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”green”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The day we decided to try the Terrawash was a horse manure day. Ciarán’s clothes absolutely stank of manure and were filthy from the days work. We put the clothes on a 40’C wash with no detergent – just the Terrawash. The results had us utterly flabbergasted!!![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Totally clean and smelling like new. And I mean that. They didn’t smell of washing detergent or softener. They just smelled like new clothes – like fabric!!! To say we were impressed would be a huge understatement and we will definitely be investing in our own one![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10686″ img_size=”medium” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”green”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Our July Compeition

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Meet the Experts in Only Natural

It’s a busy month ahead with instore activities. Why not stick us in your diaries right now.

Probiotic Talk by Optibac

We continue to be astounded by the benefits of probiotics for things like energy, digestion, mood, cholesterol control, urinary tract health and more. Norman - Optibac2On the 24th July from 6.30pm we’re hosting a free talk on these many benefits. It’ll be given by Norman who has been working for OptiBac, one of the UK’s most trusted manufacturers of probiotics for 7 years.
During his time with OptiBac, Norman has accumulated a great wealth of knowledge in probiotics and gut health. This experience and knowledge is regularly called upon to train and educate industry experts, retailers and CAM practitioners about the health benefits of probiotics.
OptiBac’s ethos of selecting specific probiotic strains to target specific health conditions has seen them become one of the U.K’s most established probiotic brands.
If you’d like help with any of the above conditions why not come in the hear Norman and get a consultation with one of the UK’s leading experts in probiotic use. Refreshments will be served.


Wild Herb Elixirs

Phil Walsh will be with us on Friday July 14th from 10am Phil is a herbalist living in Co. Wexford who’s passion for plants has lead her to produce a range of products including her rather revolutionary and multi tasking ‘healing balm’. Here’s some information from Phil herself.

Wild Herb Elixirs is the brainchild of Medical Herbalist Phil Walsh (SNHS Dip. Herbalism).  She creates totally natural elixirs, soaps and remedies from her Herbal studio in rural County Wexford, surrounded by nature.  Her gentle totally natural remedies are kind to all skin types.  
Wild Herb Elixirs Phil Walsh Only NaturalPhil has had a passion for all things natural all of her life.  Living in the countryside in Wexford Phil, had a deep interest in the herbs and wild flowers and nature that surrounded her, believing they hold the keys for unlocking the doors of illness that is created when we are away from that which is the peace and harmony of nature. This led Phil to study the wild plants and herbs that surrounded her, then furthering her studies as a medical herbalist obtaining a diploma in Herbalism.  Phil uses this knowledge, combining it with her passion for herbs and plants to create the Elixirs, Balms and Soaps of Wild Herb Elixirs. Phil a reiki master in Tsui Reiki, infuses each balm with Reiki healing, a system of energy healing which restores the body of the reciever to a state of balance.
Phil’s “Healing Balm” with essential oils is a salve for the skin, made from all natural ingredients making it the best skin care product for those with sensitive skin.  It is a clean, petroleum free, paraben free alternative to a lot of popular ointments available, it truly is a wonder product that is an essential in any medicinal cabinet and handbag. It has had amazing results on skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dry skin ,sunburn, coldsores.  Our customers also use it for many different things including acne, spots, bed sores, rashes, insect bites, dermatitis, athletes foot, dried elbows, hand cream etc. etc.
“Be Beautiful” Soap is handmade using unprocessed Goats milk, not water or chemicals, which can truly benefit your skin. Goat’s milk is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin. Any skin will benefit from using a pure, handmade soap with goat’s milk fresh from the farm.”
We can’t wait and, if you’re in town on the day, why not drop in for a chat with Phil and to sample her healing balm?


Personal Development Day in Nature

Did you know that horses can instantly pick up your emotional state. A day of equine assisted learning (plus yoga and Mindfulness)  will take place in Bolgerstown House in Barntown from 10am to 4pm on July 22nd. Cost is €150 and places are limited to 10.
For more information contact Ann Casselman Bsc (hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy on 0863892250 or Philippe D’Helft Eagla Certified Equine Specialist on 0876822093.


Stay healthy naturally this Summer.