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Five of the best… natural quick fixes

Five of the best… natural beauty quick fixes

Ruth Styles

1st February, 2012

Whether it’s tiredness, stress or winter skin, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles has some super speedy suggestions – and no chemicals involved more...
Into the wild: getting to grips with primal fitness

Wild at heart: getting to grips with primal fitness

Hazel Sillver

24th January, 2012

Fed up of slaving in the gym? Wild Fitness’ emphasis on natural movement of the sort our ancestors would have used could be just what you need. Get in touch with your inner caveman more...
The Ecologist meets…Dr Fabrizio Mancini

The Ecologist meets… Dr Fabrizio Mancini

Ruth Styles

18th January, 2012

The concept of ‘self-healing’ might sound like mumbo jumbo but it’s actually a sensible way of giving our lifestyles a healthy overhaul says Dr Fabrizio Mancini - starting with organic food, plenty of sleep and lots of exercise more...
Cosmetic surgery: is it safe?

How safe is cosmetic surgery?

Ruth Stokes

17th January, 2012

In the wake of the PIP implant scandal, the Ecologist examines the cosmetic surgery industry and asks what impact it is having on the health of patients and the environment more...
Future perfect: organic beauty in 2012

Future perfect: organic beauty in 2012

Ruth Styles

12th January, 2012

From natural facelifts to slow beauty, Ruth Styles takes a look at the trends, products and brands set to hit the big time this year more...
Beat the January blues

How to...beat the January energy slump naturally

Liz Parry

6th January, 2012

It’s the afternoon and you can feel that familiar energy slump kicking in. Forget coffee or chocolate, try a healthier alternative, or give yoga, massage or aromatherapy a go instead more...
Frankincense and myrrh

Frankincense and myrrh: an ethical nightmare?

Sophie Laggan

14th December, 2011

Frankincense and myrrh are prized for their fabulous scent and are an essential ingredient in beauty products. But with 90 per cent of the global supply originating in war-torn Somalia, just how ethical can they really be?
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natural healing

Herbal medicine: can natural remedies really see off winter colds and flu?

Sophie Laggan

9th December, 2011

Although controversial amongst advocates of mainstream medicine, herbs and spices can help keep us healthy, says Sophie Laggan more...
Madara skincare

Madara: the luxury skincare range with social and environmental ethics

Matilda Lee

7th December, 2011

'Deeper than skin' is the motto of ethical green beauty and skincare brand Madara which has received accolades from WWF more...
eco beauty heroes

Eco beauty heroes 2011

Ruth Styles

29th November, 2011

From the brands making strides towards reducing packaging to the nail polishes made without toxins, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles salutes the beauty brands who have gone further for the planet this year
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DIY BEAUTY

DIY beauty products: do they really work?

Sophie Laggan

16th November, 2011

With no harmful ingredients and no packaging to recycle, DIY make-up is definitely good for the planet. The big question though, is does it do the job? more...
green shampoo

Five of the best…eco friendly shampoos

Ruth Styles

27th October, 2011

All are surfactant, pollutant and paraben free but which eco shampoo is best? Ruth Styles put them to the test more...

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Geraldine Howard

Q&A: Geraldine Howard

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

Aromatherapy Associates founder, Geraldine Howard, discusses naturals, synthetics and why certification schemes need an overhaul with Ruth Styles more...
Aromatherapy Associates boutique

Aromatherapy Associates launches London store

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

More than 30 years after it launched, Britain’s leading aromatherapy brand finally has a store of its own. Ruth Styles reports more...
bubble bath

How safe is your bubble bath?

Ruth Styles

12th October, 2011

Thought bubble bath was basically liquid soap? Wrong. Not only is it completely different, it contains a hefty dose of dodgy chemicals to boot. Ruth Styles has more more...
West Papua Campaign

The Smell of Freedom: Lush gets behind the Free West Papua campaign

Ruth Styles

11th October, 2011

West Papua is one of the world’s forgotten conflicts, where human rights violations are endemic. Now Lush has taken up the cause. Ruth Styles has more more...
eco lipsticks

Hello Hauschka! The green skincare brands making a bid for your make-up bag

Ruth Styles

28th September, 2011

OK, so Dr Hauschka’s cosmetics range isn’t really news, but the goodies coming out of Haushka and NATorigin HQ are well worth spending a few pennies on. Ruth Styles puts them to the test more...
dangerous beauty

The A to Z of beauty baddies

George Blacksell

20th September, 2011

Confused by chlorobutanol? Baffled by bronopol? George Blacksell has the skinny on beauty’s nastiest additives more...
bee

Bee Lovely: the hand cream standing up for insects

Ruth Styles

14th September, 2011

Britain’s bees are in big trouble, but Neal’s Yard Remedies have come to the rescue with a campaign and limited edition hand cream. Ruth Styles put it to the test more...
SURFBOARDS

Surfing: a greener way to get fit?

Phoebe Doyle

14th September, 2011

Bidding farewell to summer doesn’t mean turning your back on outdoor sports, says Phoebe Doyle. When it comes to surfing, autumn’s where it’s at more...
anniversary pack

Weleda marks 90 years of organic beauty

Ruth Styles

1st September, 2011

Pioneering natural brand Weleda will see in its ninth decade this year. Ruth Styles reports on the birthday celebrations more...
Nature Girl

Flower power: Nature Girl launches in the UK

Ruth Styles

25th August, 2011

Organic perfume brand Rich Hippie's skincare sister, Nature Girl, is to launch in the UK. Ruth Styles gets a sneak peek more...
holding

Ten of the best…British wild swimming spots

Rosie Spinks

19th August, 2011

Thought you couldn’t swim in the Thames? As Rosie Spinks discovered, London’s waterway is one of the UK’s top locations for a natural dip more...
luxury eco-beauty

Eco chic: why organic beauty is giving the luxury market a run for its money

Ruth Styles

17th August, 2011

Beauty’s new eco-luxury brands with their emphasis on organic ingredients combined with wrinkle-busting efficiency give you the best of both worlds, says Ruth Styles more...
OUTDOOR FITNESS

Ten of the best...ways to boost your fitness outside

George Blacksell

12th August, 2011

From Nordic walking to tai chi, George Blacksell rounds up ten great ways to take your workout into the great outdoors more...

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