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Permaculture at The Green Woman - Embedding Permaculture Principles and Design into a Business

Permaculture at The Green Woman - Embedding Permaculture Principles and Design into a Business

A permanent culture means changing every part of our culture, including our economy, to something sustainable. But how do we transition from here to there? If you’re thinking of incorporating permaculture thinking into your business here’s some advice from the last 7 years as we’ve walked that path.

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Do you know what's in your Toothpaste?

Do you know what's in your Toothpaste?

We all use toothpaste every single day, but how much attention have you paid to what’s actually in your toothpaste? Industrial toothpaste (what most people are using on a daily basis) is full of artificial colours, flavours, synthetic chemicals and even microplastics.

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How much plastic is in your beauty regime?

How much plastic is in your beauty regime?

Over the past decade, we have found that many consumers don’t realise the amount of plastic, in particularly microplastics, that are prevalent in their everyday beauty products. These products don’t just include make up, but also include products such as; shampoos, soaps, toothpastes, moisturisers and other creams. The statistics can be quite shocking and the effects these microplastics can have on your health are concerning.

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What makes this Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil so special?

What makes this Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil so special?

We tried LOADS of coconut oils for use with skin and hair, so you don’t have to. Our Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil was the BEST we could find. Unlike most coconut oil, our Extra Virgin Organic Coconut oil is cold pressed and unrefined, so it retains a more beneficial compounds.

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Skincare uses for Coconut Oil

Skincare uses for Coconut Oil

The classic skincare routine of cleanser, toner and moisturiser can be replaced with coconut oil because it can clean as well as moisturise. So ditch the chemicals, unclutter your bathroom cabinet, and put your coconut oil jar in pride of place.

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Haircare uses for Coconut Oil

Haircare uses for Coconut Oil

You've probably heard that Coconut oil is amazing for skin, but did you know it’s also your hair’s friend too? It's a natural alternative to many mainstream hair products. So ditch the chemicals, unclutter your bathroom cabinet, and put your coconut oil jar in pride of place.

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Becoming COSMOS Organic certifed

Becoming COSMOS Organic certifed

The Green Woman was delighted to have received our organic certification with the Soil Association COSMOS Beauty and Wellbeing scheme in October 2021. That means The Green Woman company is certified organic, along with our Fit Pit natural deodorant, Green Cream natural moisturiser and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil products. We want to share with you the journey we made to get certified and what it means.

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Leading the Fight Against Single Use Plastics

Leading the Fight Against Single Use Plastics

Being plastic-free is a huge part of what we do at The Green Woman.In our ‘Where does your plastic waste go’ blog we highlighted the need to refuse plastic where we can. Systemic change requires the companies that are producing the millions of tonnes of single use plastic to change.…

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What’s lurking in your beauty bag?

What’s lurking in your beauty bag?

Animal-by products are used widely in skin care, makeup, and hair care products. If you’ve not checked the ingredients you could be spreading all sorts of yucky stuff all over your beautiful face.

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Chemicals to avoid

Chemicals to avoid

Over the last fifty years there has been an explosion in the use of synthetic ingredients in cosmetics. They sneak into use and most of us are unaware of them. For example the use of microbead plastics as exfoliants which was only banned after the campaign gained wide public awareness (they…

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