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Natural Living

Bringing the UK’s natural and organic products industry the latest natural and eco living news.

Treat hand gels as last resort, or risk superbug ‘armageddon’

Prolonged use of hand gels during the pandemic could lead to a superbug 'armageddon situation', an expert in surface disinfection has warned.

Totally Solid shower gels

This month sees Eat Grub co-founder Neil Whippey launch Shower Blocks – bubbly, hydrating and plastic-free alternatives to shower gel.

60% of schools not tackling period poverty, says charity

A scheme launched by the DfE which makes period products free to school pupils has seen under 40% uptake, reports the Free Period group.

Reusable containers safe during pandemic, scientists insist

More than 100 scientists this week signed a statement to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colt & Willow creates plant-based cleaning solutions

New household cleaning brand Colt & Willow has launched with a range of sustainable, plant-based products created to look great as well as being effective.

Recycled material called into action for H&M collection

Organic, vegan and innovative recycled materials are all called into action in H&M's latest 'circular fashion' collection.

Lots of GOTS: organic textile mark sees highest ever growth

GOTS, the international organic textile standard, reports the highest growth in certified operations ever last year, reports Jin Manson.

TODDS aims to scrub up well in the UK market

TODDS has introduced its 100% natural Coconut Scourers to the UK in a bid to offer a competitively priced plastic-free alternative.

Green living solutions from The Squeeky Cleaners

In February, The Squeeky Cleaners will be unveiling a new solution for more eco-friendly house cleaning: a range of 100% natural, organic, vegan and pet-safe cleaning fluids packaged in aluminium bottles.

Onya aims to wrap things up in UK market

Australian brand Onya has brought its line of reusable and recyclable household essentials to the UK market in a bid to help reduce single-use plastics.

Waitrose tells Oxford customers to BYO

A location in Oxford has become the first store to trial Waitrose’s new refill station, providing customers with a facility where they can shop for unpackaged everyday basics such as rice, pasta, cereals, lentils, seeds and coffee, using their own containers from home.  

Consumers cotton on to organic and ethical clothing

Organic cotton, says the Soil Association (SA) is not only good for the environment, but good for business too, as consumer spend within the category rises.

Natracare ‘proves industry wrong’ in NPD first

Growing concern about the presence of fatbergs in the UK’s sewers, along with mounting plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, has led organic personal hygiene brand Natracare to develop and launch what it says is Europe’s ‘first truly flushable' moist tissue wipe.

Store Brighton brings sustainable shopping to Fiveways

Last weekend a new sustainable shop opened in the Fiveways area of Brighton, to cater for the plastic-free shopping needs of local residents.

Huskup harnesses all-natural by-product for reusable cups

Durable, biodegradable and free from plastic, Huskup is a new reusable coffee cup produced from rice husks.

Light up for a soporific scent

New from natural wellness brand Green Goddess is the Slumber Sleep Candle, designed to induce a peaceful night’s sleep.

Natural cleaning solutions from Green Goddess

Sussex-based, ethical brand Green Goddess recently launched to offer customers effective, non-toxic, plant-based cleaning solutions that are designed to feel luxurious to use yet are environmentally friendly.

Outback Organics creates first candle

Outback Organics has announced the release of the first candle to join its extensive range of natural skincare and beauty products.

Aroma Spray crosses the Channel

French brand Saint Côme has arrived in the UK with its Aroma Spray range of essential oil-based natural products.

Bio-D introduces 100% recycled bottles

Eco-friendly UK cleaning brand Bio-D has further boosted its green credentials by introducing new packaging made from 100% UK post-consumer waste.