Three out of every four households in the UK now buy organic food and almost fifty per cent of baby food sold is organic. If you care about eating organically, it is logical to also care about the products you use on your skin, in your home and in your garden, for the good of all the family.
Simple steps like recycling and composting your waste can benefit the environment. You can take your commitment further by reducing the amount of artificial chemicals in your home and garden. This can be achieved through using natural toiletries, textiles and building materials. If you use complementary health therapies, check if your therapist uses organic products.
In the garden, stop using weed-killers, refuse to use unsustainable peat and grow your own organic vegetables. Even if you don’t have room for a vegetable patch, tomatoes can be grown in a container and salad leaves in a window-box. Children can be encouraged to help with watering and caring for plants, which introduces them to thinking about where their food comes from and how it is grown.
Items in this directory include ideas from big (materials to build or renovate your home) to small (organic items for new babies – and their families).
Here you will find lovely products that look after both your skin and the environment. Treat yourself to luxury handmade soaps or bring the fragrance of organically grown flowers into your home with aromatherapy toiletries.
This part of the directory contains complementary therapists who are pro-organic and sources for your own supplies of organic essential oils.
Buy organically-reared plants for your organic garden from nurseries that sell direct to the public. Growing your own herbs gives you satisfaction when cooking and they can also be used for health and beauty recipes.