New in store and giveaway: Burt’s Bees Sensitive skin care range

Burts Bees Sensitive Skin Care Range: Sensitive Cleanser, Sensitive Day and Night Creams, Sensitive Eye CreamWe love you sensitive types, so we’ve just added a whole new range of natural skin care to suit your needs. Burt’s Bees’ line of products for sensitive skin caters to temperamental, irritated, and overall harder-to-manage skin with 99% natural formulas that are allergy and dermatologist-tested. The resulting Sensitive range provides maximum efficiency with minimum risk of irritation or redness. And you can win yourselves some. Sounds good? Read on!

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New in store: A’kin and Al’chemy

Alchemy Lavender Shampoo 225mLWe’re very excited to announce A’kin skincare and Al’chemy shampoos, conditioners and treatments have joined our ever-growing Natural Beauty catalogue. A’kin and Al’chemy products are formulated with 100% natural active ingredients and finest quality botanical extracts to nurture, nourish and balance all skin and hair types. All products from A’kin, Al’chemy, A’kin pureBaby and A’kin pureMan are suitable for vegans, certified Cruelty-Free and free from toxic additives, harsh preservatives or synthetic fragrances. In other words, award-winning natural products that deliver healthier, more radiant skin and hair!

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Wellbeing Wednesday

How to make almond milk at homeIt’s Wednesday! Why the excitement? Because we’ve got another edition of our regular wellbeing picks for you – we’ve mixed it up this week with some face and hair pampering, two delicious and easy recipes, and the hidden superpowers of some foods – revealed! We love this week’s links and we hope you will too.

 

 

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How to make your own natural deodorant

Natural DeodorantUntil we evolve to naturally smell of roses, citrus fruit, or fresh air after a storm, most of us need a daily deodorant fix. Finding one that is both effective and not laden with dubious chemical additives can be a treacherous exercise. As we always prefer caution when it comes to applying any product on our skin (especially frequently), we’ve stocked our Echolife virtual shelves with only natural deodorants – aluminum-free with no added synthetic preservatives.

But that’s not the only option if you want to smell fresh – if you like pottering around your kitchen (whilst not actually cooking), you can make your own all natural deodorant too! We’ve even put together a few links to easy-peasy recipes below to get you started.

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Fight dry skin and keep your hands soft in the cooler weather

Red GlovesNow that autumn is settling in, you’ll need to pay closer attention to your extremities aka the poor dehydrated skin that’s exposed to the wind, the cold, and other unpleasant elements. Take your hands for example – how do they feel right now? If you’ve answered ‘sandpaper’ instead of ‘smooth and comfortable’, you’ve got some moisturising to do!

We’ve put together a quick selection of our favourite natural hand creams to keep your paws and the tip of your nose soft and smooth through the colder weather. Read on if your hands are in need of some rescue!

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Wellbeing Wednesday

Fruit face maskIt’s Wednesday! Which can only mean one thing: another instalment of freshly-served and note-worthy links that have grabbed our attention. This week’s Wellbeing links talk about decaf, the wonderful idea that is putting fruit on your face, the importance of maintaining a healthy gut, and the misguided focus we place on our weight and/or body shape. Read on!

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Multi-tasking hero: 10 ideas on how to use aloe vera

Aloe Plant - Köhler Medizinal PflanzenWe like to use single, pure ingredients in our skin care routine: it makes sense to go straight to the source and feed your skin with as many beneficial nutrients as possible, no?

And one of these pure ingredients is none other than organic aloe vera gel. It’s a non-negotiable part of our routine and we couldn’t be without it. It turns out, we’re not the only ones who love aloe: the lovely ladies at ‘No More Dirty Looks‘ feel the same way about it (how great is this quote: ‘[…] every beauty biff under the sun could be ameliorated with a little aloe*.’)

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