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Five of the best… natural ways to quit smoking

Five of the best… natural ways to quit smoking

Ben Martin

29th February, 2012

Trying to quit, but can’t face puffing on e-cigarettes or chewing Nicorette? With National No Smoking Day coming up, we take a look at some of the natural, sustainable alternatives more...
Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment

Natural antiseptics: safe for your skin and the environment

Bethany Hubbard

24th February, 2012

Essential oils and plant extracts can zap zits without causing lasting damage to your skin or the planet more...
Tried and tested: organic facial oils

Tried and tested: facial oils

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2012

No longer is moisturiser the only way to hydrate your skin. Thanks to Shu Uemura’s pioneering oil-based range, facial oils are becoming a serious alternative to traditional creams. But which are the most planet friendly? more...
How to… make your own beauty products

How to… make your own beauty products

Priyanka Mogul

9th February, 2012

Whether you’re foraging for ingredients or scouring the shelves of your local health food store, DIY beauty products are as good for the planet as they are for your skin more...
RELAX SPA

Review: the Relax and Rejuvenate uplifting facial

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2012

If your visage has lost its va va voom, some TLC could be required. Luckily Covent Garden’s Relax Spa has just the thing for skin-conscious greenies more...
The A to Z of beauty goodies

The Ecologist A to Z of beauty goodies

Priyanka Mogul

3rd February, 2012

You’ve learned to avoid parabens and sulphates but what should you be using instead? The Ecologist takes a closer look at the natural beauty ingredients that can make a positive difference to your skin more...
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...
Top 10… natural ways to detox

Top 10… natural ways to detox

Laurie Tuffrey

20th January, 2012

From upping your antioxidant intake to raising your yoga game, we round up 10 easy ways to detox – no dodgy pills or extreme diets involved more...
The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days

The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days

Ruth Styles

19th January, 2012

Don’t let the touchy-feely title put you off: Dr Fabrizio Mancini’s latest opus is packed with sensible advice, argues Ruth Styles 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...
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...

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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...
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...

Ecologist Film Unit

Investigative films on key environmental and climate change issues from the Ecologist Film Unit more...
A salmon

The Greed of Feed – the hidden cost of your cheap farmed salmon

1st December, 2008

Andrew Wasley & Jim Wickens

A major investigation by the Ecologist reveals a host of unreported environmental and social costs linked to the fishmeal production industry in Peru 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...
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...
anti-ageing

Natural anti-ageing: Melvita versus Tata Harper

Ruth Styles

20th July, 2011

Claiming to combine anti-ageing efficacy with green credentials is nothing new but in the case of Melvita and Tata Harper, those claims could be justified. Ruth Styles put them to the test more...
stress

How to beat stress naturally

Phoebe Doyle

19th July, 2011

Stressed? Tired? Don’t turn to medical anti-depressants. As Phoebe Doyle discovered, natural stress-busters can be just as effective more...
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Review: Lush Validation Facial

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Tucked away underneath the King’s Road store is the Lush spa, where, as Ruth Styles discovered, you’ll find a soothingly green approach to beauty treatments more...
perfume

Ask the Ecologist: can I wear perfume and still be green?

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're taking a closer look at fine fragrance more...
We may be  underestimating the risk of exposure to chemicals

Chemical companies 'misleading' gardeners over toxic pesticides

Sarah Bentley

29th June, 2011

Despite a surge of interest in organic gardening, green fingered consumers continue to favour toxic chemicals to combat pests. But are they being exploited by clever marketing and inaccurate labelling? Sarah Bentley investigates more...
pretty feet

Fishy business: could fish therapy be the green alternative to the pedicure?

Ruth Styles

20th April, 2011

Chemical free and ultra natural, Ruth Styles put Aqua Sheko’s fish pedicure to the test more...
The Ecologist January '71

The Ecologist January 1971: PCBs

Ecologist

Forty years ago this month – John Noble and Harry Rothman wrote in the Ecologist about the mystery of 8,000 bird deaths and the toxic effects of PCBs found in the environment more...

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