Beauty treatment so pure made with 100% organic coconut oil

I love the advice that you should “never put anything on your skin you can’t eat.”

Janey Lee Grace explains it well in the video I’m about to show you.

In it she describes the use of 100% coconut oil on your hair and skin, and a new range of beauty products from Tiana, made without any chemicals or artificial additives.

Some of us in the West are only just beginning to discover the usefulness of coconut oil. It’s nutritional similarity to mother’s milk makes it a very efficient oil to eradicate dryness and restore damaged cells.

In Tiana’s Beauty Sensations range, excellent blends have been created to enhance your beauty. They include:

Here’s the video:

Skincare that aspires to be as natural as your skin

If only all the creams you put on your skin were as natural as your skin itself.

Dermatologically tested pure and natural skincare
Dermatologically tested, pure and natural skincare

We all know that protecting our skin is important, but where do you find a moisturiser that gives your body the respect it deserves?

Ecover’s Mizu range is designed with the balance of your skin in mind, as well as the balance of nature.

Their shower gels, lotions and hand washes achieve a skin-neutral pH and both the contents and the bottles are completely environmentall friendly.

With mild formulas made from plant and mineral based ingredients (and honesty when they’re not) Mizu have set out to provide pure and natural care for your body to keep you and your skin happy and healthy.

PS. “Mizu” is the Japanese for water… makes sense really.

Look after your skin with hypoallergenic laundry tools

We all get a rash sometimes, but imagine  not being able to use deodorant, polish, air-freshener and even being cautious of what’s in your washing…

Chemical sensitivity is often overlooked when we think of the allergies that affect people on a daily basis.

But companies like Ecoegg are making in-roads into making life more bearable for those of us who experience such a disabling condition. In particular, they create laundry products, among which their eponym, a curious laundry egg, is the most famous.

Laundry for sensitive skin
Laundry that’s kinder to yyour skin

The Ecoegg replaces washing powder or liquid and you can use it up to 720 times – which amounts to about 3 year’s worth of washing on average! Talk about a money saver…

But perhaps more importantly, it’s hypoallergenic – suitable for sensitive skin and supported by Allergy UK and the National Eczema Society.

It can be used on all clothes, no matter the colour or textile and can even be used at cooler temperatures without the use of harsh chemicals, so it also helps save the environment. And finally, if you’ve heard of Kim Woodburn, celebrity Queen of Clean, from Channel 4’s “How Clean is Your House”, even she’s endorsing it.

Many women are ignorant about the chemicals in their make-up

This organic September it’s worth remembering that organics isn’t just about food it’s about cosmetics as well, and the chemicals which women are putting on their faces.

As this video reports:


Green People are vegan and aim for 100% organic ingredients in their skin care, body care and sensitive skin ranges, including scent-free solutions for people with skin allergies, eczema and psoriasis.

Beautiful coral-shaped candles

Beeswax Candle
Beeswax candle made entirely from renewable resources

I remember the first time I learnt about beeswax.

It’s amazing how many uses it has…

Lip balm, polish, crayons, sealant, waterproofing and lubricant to name a few.

But the really interesting thing for me is that burning beeswax candles is believed to ionise the air and rid it of pollutants and so it’s useful to people with skin and breathing sensitivities.

Beeswax also burns very slowly and produces a honeyed scent and, of course, it’s a natural substance straight from mother nature.

Candles Naturally make beautiful coral like beeswax candles with attention to environmental sustainability. The coral structure glows like a lantern while the wax burns down inside, leaving the elegant structure of the shell behind.

True to their environmental instincts they only harvest the wax after the bees have left the hive so that no bees are harmed in the process.

The company makes a lot more besides beeswax candles too, including Coconut Shell Candle with essential oils made from sustainable soy oil, which burns for approximately 40 hours!

Water that makes you beautiful

Willow water hasa unique mineral composition
Willow Water has a unique mineral composition

Now this is interesting…

We all know that drinking water is good for your skin.

But is it possible that drinking particular types of water will produce better results?

Tests are being done. One study has found that, due to a unique mineral occurence, drinking mineral water filtered through a petrified White Willow Forest has noticeable benefits.

150 women, most of whom already drank over a litre of water a day, were asked to drink 1.5 litres of Willow Water per day, replacing their regular water consumption, and to record changes in skin condition/well-being.

7 out of 10 women saw an improvement in their skin condition after 6 weeks. In addition, 5 in 10 women felt happy with their skin condition at the end of the trial compared to only 1 out of 10 at the beginning of it.

The secret is in salicin – an anti-inflammatory agent, produced from willow bark, which also prevents pores clogging up.

Not only that, the women involved in the research said they prefered the taste of the water too. Willow Water is sourced in the Lake District, where what was once a White Willow forest and limestone combine together to filter the water into a unique mineral composition including calcium and salicin.

Another test on both men and women, involving doctors using scanners to detect wrinkle development, found a 24% decrease in wrinkles, which compared to the 19% decrease produced by another premium brand.

Is there something in the water? You’ll have to find out for yourself.

3 tools for clear skin

3 great tools for skin care
3 great tools for skin care

You know the experience…

You get yourself ready for the day, look in the mirror and think,”What’s that!?”

Any plight on our skin, be it acne, eczema, premature ageing or skin tone issues can come at any time.

It’s worse when the outbreak just won’t go away, or does go and then returns with a vengeance.

Well, Viridian have looked into the research on how we should nourish our skin and found three consistent factors: inflammation, free radical damage and digestion. To combat these three elements they’ve created a trinity of Clear Skin tools.

Clear Skin Complex Veg Caps are a specifically formulated blend of botanicals, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics to aid digestion and designed to offer hope for a clear, fresh, blemish-free skin.

Organic Clear Skin Omega Oil is to help you get enough anti-inflammatory omegas 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids in the right balance. In addition, the oil contains antioxidants and vitamin E for skin cell health.

Finally, The Clear Skin Cookbook is written by celebrity and medicinal chef, Dale Pinnock, to focus on our largest organ, and how diet effects our skin. In the book he offers tasty and healthy solutions, involving the right vitamins and minerals needed to improve the skin’s condition.

Why we should always have some aloe vera gel in the medicine cupboard

My wife regularly gets heat rash (which is a bit embarrassing as a South Indian). The main remedy she uses is aloe vera gel, so I know from experience how incredibly soothing this stuff is.

The sap of the aloe vera plant contains minerals and proteins, vitamins and amino acids, which are essential for cell growth and renewal in the human body. That’s why it has been used for centuries to care for the skin. It deeply penetrates the skin and nourishes the skin from the inside out.

Life Stream Biogenic Aloe Vera Gel is not sticky and contains no parabens, artificial colourants or synthetic fragrances. It’s called biogenic precisely because of its ability to stimulate cell rejuvenation.

Alo vera - 'the medicine plant'
Aloe Vera – ‘the medicine plant’

In addition to using aloe vera on rashes you can use it on wounds, sunburn, scalding, blisters, cold sores, stings and bites. It also useful for scalp problems like dandruff and psoriasis, and can soothe the inflammation and pain associated with muscle strains and arthritic pain.

Splash out on Green People’s mini holiday cosmetics

There must be a little Japanese in me… I love mini versions of bigger things – as long as they’re useful that is…

Green People now have a set of mini hair and skin care products which are very useful for taking on holiday – and they’re all 100ml or under so you should be able to carry them on a plane.

Don’t forget that Green People are vegan and organic too.

Green People travel miniatures
Green People travel miniatures

The Shampoo and Conditioner are both a form of UV defence and gently cleanse the hair from salt and chlorine.

The Sun Lotion is factor 15 and is a tan accelerator; and the After Sun is just a jolly good moisturiser, perfect for cooling down and loving your skin (not just for when you’ve been burnt).

There’s a Cooling Hydrating Mist too for when you feel hot and clammy. It’s carefully blended to soothe, refresh, hydrate and balance your skin. (You can also keep it in the fridge to make it extra cold!)

Finally, there’s a Cleanser & Make-up Remover. Whether you’ve worn make-up or not this cleanser is sensitive enough to help purify, hydrate and feed your skin making you feel all clean and looked after. Perfect after a grimy sweaty day.

For the whole Green People range on GoodnessDirect look here.

The ‘free from’ times, they are a changing… for the better!

Everyone’s getting excited about this year’s Allergy & Free From Show this May. It’s the biggest event yet for everyone affected by an allergy or intolerance with the latest products, information and up-to-date support.

Tickets are free so come and see us there.

Tom Treverton, Event Director at The Allergy & Free From Show, tells us how it’s going…

As our team enters the home straight towards this year’s Allergy & Free From Show (18 – 20 May, Olympia, London), our third edition as organisers, the excitement in the office is really building.

This is an event that we all love working on. Since we took it on in 2010, year-on-year growth (in terms of visitors, exhibitors and sponsors) has been staggering. 2012 is set for another record year; pre-show ticket registrations are already 4,000 higher than they were at this stage in 2011 (and last year’s show ultimately attracted over 10,000 visitors!).

Naturally, these kinds of trends will make any event organiser very happy, though they are certainly not the only reasons we enjoy working hard to progress this show each year.

Another massive reason: this is an extremely important event to our visitors, because it’s the only UK public-facing show that exists for people living any kind of ‘free from’ life, for reasons of health (i.e. due to allergies, intolerances, coeliac disease, chemical sensitivities) or lifestyle. Our job is to provide the best possible live forum, where visitors can discover product / treatment solutions and take control.

In direct contrast to the woefully inadequate UK provisions of skilled healthcare professionals in this space (supply still nowhere near demand!), we are constantly amazed by the incredible number of fantastic ‘free from’ products that are emerging – seemingly on a daily basis – and are becoming part of the show! These are positive changes; this constant influx of improved products and new choices can only enrich the visitor experience.

We’ve instigated a few changes of our own. The show will take residence in the larger, recently completed West Hall at Olympia, London. We’ve also tweaked our show name, replacing ‘gluten free’ with ‘free from’, in order to better reflect what the show has become. Yes, we are (and will always remain) 100% committed to serving those that need to exclude gluten from their diets, BUT we also exist for those living free from… nuts, dairy, eggs, soya, wheat, pet hair, dust mites and pollen (to name just a few!).

A final change… there will be two editions of the show in 2012! Alongside the London show in May, we are launching a northern edition of the event, taking place later in the year in Liverpool from 27 – 28 October. We can’t wait to replicate the buzz of the London show on Merseyside.

The UK ‘free from’ market is rapidly maturing, and is undoubtedly one of the best on the planet. We relish working on a show that’s right at the heart of that market and delivering a multi-sensory, exciting live event that places the leading brands alongside the thousands of people that are looking to discover them!

See you on the show floor!

Tom Treverton, Event Director, The Allergy & Free From Show

London show: 18 – 20 May 2012, West Hall, Olympia, London
Liverpool show: 27 – 28 October, BT Convention Centre, Liverpool.
Tickets: Access FREE tickets for either show at
Exhibiting enq: / +44 (0)1442 289927