Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Why We Like the Precautionary Principle As those of you who follow us might know, we care deeply about making cosmetics ‘clean’. – For 30 years Margaret has been striving to create exceptionally pure skin care – focused on bringing a smile to highly sensitive and allergy-prone skin. So we’re delighted that …
Dry Hair And Skin In Winter 101 – From Top to Toe, We Have You Covered! With the cold weather also comes dry hair. Winter can also be a hard time for your skin you may find yourself searching for a dry skin treatment to help your skin feel hydrated again. In the colder months, …
We have long been fans of People Tree. Truly gorgeous Fairtrade organic clothing that doesn’t compromise on style and an inspirational brand founder, Safia Minney, MBE. So on the eve of Fashion Revolution Day – and People Tree’s commemoration of the Bangladeshi sweatshop disaster, we are delighted to bring you an exclusive interview with Safia, as well as a fantastic People Tree offer.
This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (24th February – 9th March) theme is ‘Stick with Foncho’. It’s all about abolishing the unfair banana, so-named because years of supermarket price wars have reduced the farm-gate price of bananas down to a pittance. Of course Fairtrade Fortnight isn’t just about bananas, but about raising awareness and understanding of fair trade the world over. (I realised just how much this was needed after chatting with a new ethical label the other day – more on that later.)
We are officially busy this week at Essential Care. With our up-coming, super-special surprise taking loads of time, weddings, the kids half-term, business trips abroad and a multitude of other tasks that all need our attention right this second, it will come as no surprise that tension levels in the office is on the increase.
Our suppliers in the Stara Planina rose valley of Bulgaria have just finished harvesting roses for our beautiful floral water which will be making its way into your Rose Moisturisers and Rose Petal Tonics very soon.
I thought it might be a good opportunity to tell you more about the benefits of our particular rose water and in a second blog I’ll talk about how rose can help the skin.
Those not accustomed to my ranting about the lack of regulation in organic skin care products might be a bit confused about the title of this blog. So as a quick explanation, here’s the issue… you can go into a shop and buy a shampoo made by a company called Acme Organics and it could have never seen an organically grown plant and could contain a host of synthetic chemicals you might have wanted to avoid…
Eczema is tricky because it has so many causes. Scientists at the University of Oregon State recently found that eczema may be due to a malfunctioning protein which is a genetically inherited condition. But as yet no cure or permanent solution for eczema has been found and we are still in a situation where minimising and managing it is the best we can do.
Every April organic producers large and small gather in London to showcase its wares to potential and current trade buyers. …Lucky me also got the opportunity to discover and sample the wonderful emerging products in the organic world. I thought you might like to hear about my pick of the best of the bunch, so over the next couple of days I’ll bring you a couple of blog posts about what’s new and great in organic – from chocolate to fabric softener!