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Organic cotton, organic clothing and organic baby clothes

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The cotton industry and the effect on the environment and health Cotton textile has grown in popularity in the apparel industry and a high demand in cotton means the use of chemicals and pesticides to speed up the harvest, sustain this demand and disinfect it. Cotton crops amount for 25% of the total use of […]

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The super fruits and a close-up on organic tart cherry juice

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What are super fruits? Super fruits are fruits that are promoted through the evidence of the health benefits they provide. Super fruits are rich in nutrients and antioxidants and can be included in the daily diet for general wellness. Super fruits include rare fruits that are attractive for their novelty and that are sold as […]

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Aromatherapy: alternative therapy through the use of essential oils

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Aromatherapy consists of the use of essential oils to promote the general wellness of the mind, body and soul. Essential oils are derived from the essence of plants and botanicals with effective therapeutic effects to soothe a wide range of disorders. Essential oils are made of such small particles that these molecules can easily penetrate […]

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Certified organic cosmetics versus ordinary cosmetics

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The skin is made of the epidermis whose thickness varies from one person to the next. Epidermis comes from the Greek “over” and is divided into 5 sub-layers: – Stratum Corneum (dead flat skin cells that shed every 2 to 4 weeks) – Stratum Lucidum – Stratum Granulosum – Stratum Spinosum – Basal Layer (the […]

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Organic arnica cream: the must-have remedy for bruises, sprains and traumas

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Arnica montana is a mountain plant that grows in Europe up to 3000 meter-high. The plant measures from 20 to 60 cm and has one yellow flower head of 5 cm diameter that blooms between May and August. It belongs to the Asteraceae (sunflower family) and its smell resembles of the pine. As a matter […]

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Organic argan oil, the new miracle skin care product or “liquid gold”

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Argan oil is derived from the argania spinosa tree fruit. The argania spinosa tree grows in the South-West of Morocco in very dry soils and measures between 8 to 10 meters. It always stays green which makes it interesting considering the harsh climate it grows under and can live up to 200 years. The argan […]

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Organic borage oil as a source of essential fatty acids for a beautiful skin

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The borage plant, also known as Borago officinalis in Latin, originated in Syria but is present now in the Mediterranean region, in North-Africa and in South-America. The borage plant is also dubbed as starflower because of the flower being made of 5 blue perfect pointy petals, reminding the shape of a star. The borage plant […]

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Organic evening primrose oil for dry skin

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Evening primrose is a plant originating from North- America that has been used by Amerindiens since centuries as a food (the root) and also as a traditional medicine remedy (leaves and seeds) to ease various conditions such as respiratory problems, skin conditions or to heal wounds or bruises thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. In the […]

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