09 September 2021
Want to find out how easy it is to swap to organic? Just keep reading...!
We know that your skin is the largest organ in your body, and what goes on your body is just as important as what goes in it. Cool, relax and ease tired muscles and joints and aid bruises, sprains, swelling and stiffness with Organii's certified organic Arnica Gel.
Arnica gel, derived from the arnica montana plant, has been used for centuries. Containing helenalin, a potent anti-inflammatory, and other active ingredients including red seaweed extract and lavender essential oil, this Arnica Gel can help to assist the normal healing processes of the immune system. This is an essential for any first aid kit.
HayMax is a natural, organic and drug free allergen barrier balm that has been proven to reduce dust and pet allergens and trap more than a third of pollen from entering the body. Less allergen, less reaction.
There are five varieties of HayMax allergen barrier balm: Pure, Aloe Vera, Lavender, Frankincense and Kids. All you do is wipe the balm onto the base of your nostrils and around your eyes. Magic!
The Echinacea plant is popular for providing natural support during the cold and flu season. This tincture is made on the day of harvest with fresh, organic Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) whole plant extract, 1:1.33 w/v in 45% organic ethanol. 1ml is equivalent to 480mg fresh whole plant.
This liquid is formulated to provide immune support for the whole family, helping you avoid colds and flu. Featuring organic ElderCraft® elderberry extract from Austria, which contains active compounds of oligo-proanthocyanidins (OPC’s) that are standardized to provide a consistent therapeutic dose. Also formulated with Brazilian acerola cherries, providing a great-tasting elixir, rich in immune-boosting vitamin C.
Greenfibres produce beautiful and ethical products in a way that benefits both people and the environment. This wonderfully soft wash cloth is made from 100% organic cotton and is GOTS certified - perfect for soaking in cool water and resting over tired eyes.
In the UK, the main ones to look out for are:
The UK’s no. 1 organic flour brand who offer over 20 different flours. As ancient grain pioneers, they were also the first to reintroduce some of the UK’s lost ancient grains back to our soils including Rye, Spelt, Einkorn and Emmer.
With their range of organic Everyday Flours such as Plain, Self Raising, White and Wholemeal bread flours, they have the option you need for your cupboard!
A must have for any kitchen, Kallo stock cubes come in a variety of options and add flavour to soups, stews or sauces. From the standard beef, chicken or vegetable to the more unusual umami, sriracha, french onion or garlic & herb, the only limit is your imagination!
Juicy, sun-ripened Organic Italian tomatoes, packed within a few hours of harvest, keeping their flavour and freshness fully intact. Mr Organic tomato products are made at their sustainable production base next their farms in Italy and each tomato can be tracked back to the field in which it was grown!
A premium Italian Olive oil made from the finest organic olives, which are carefully selected and cold pressed - enjoy the full, fruity flavours of this healthy oil every day in your kitchen.
The Tarantella range is recognised for their rich, thick, tomato juice; proving a great base for inspired Italian cooking. Sourced from the Salerno region in the heart of Italy, Tarantella products are organically produced with no additives, fertilisers or pesticides and GM Free.
Quick, convenient and easy, Fish4Ever's sustainably sourced Sardines and Mackerel come in a range of flavoursome sauces and oils, created using only the highest quality organic ingredients. Or reach for a tin of their tuna which is rated a world beating 89% by Greenpeace. Their Skipjack isn’t only the best option in ethical terms, it’s also the best for quality because their little island factory in the Azores only works from whole fish rather than frozen pre-processed loins. And they only add really good, natural and organic ingredients. Using named, locally owned and operated pole and lines boats this is tuna you can trust – for taste and sustainability. Check out some of their delicious recipes here.
Always a staple in our cupboards, Amy's Kitchen soups are perfect for a quick and nutritious lunch. Made with premium organic ingredients, these soups remind you of a home cooked meal. Simply pair with some warm crusty bread.
Clearspring's award-winning Tofu is a delicious organic, high-protein and low-fat food that tastes as good as the fresh tofu made in Japan. It is ready to enjoy straight from the pack and is extremely versatile - perfect for use in numerous savoury and sweet dishes.
Their producer has been dedicated to perfecting Tofu since 1973 and produces Clearspring’s unique-recipe tofu using only 3 ingredients: fresh water, whole soya beans and nigari (a naturally occurring mineral-rich coagulant derived from seawater).
Premium quality, whole organic soya beans are specially contract grown for Clearspring. By law this means that the soya beans have to be sustainably cultivated, grown without the use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and cannot be Genetically Modified. Organic certification also means that the tofu production process does not permit commonly used processing aids such as defoamers, bleaches or preservatives. Nigari, a naturally occurring mineral rich coagulant derived from sea water. The base of nigari is magnesium chloride which makes tofu a good source of both magnesium and chloride. And fresh water - perfect! Check out some recipes here.
Biona Organic White Spelt Penne is sourced from one of the oldest cultivated grains, and an ancient cousin of wheat; spelt. Spelt is high in fibre, has a higher content of protein and vitamins than wheat and although not gluten free, is often tolerated by some people with wheat allergies. Great for a quick dinner paired with some pasta sauce.
Ok - this may not be as simple as an 'opening a can' meal, but bear with us! Garden Organic are a charity that brings together thousands of people who share a common belief - that organic growing is essential for a healthy and sustainable world. Through campaigning, advice, community work and research, our aim is to get everyone growing ‘the organic way’. They also offer a complete range of organic gardening products, from seeds & plants to equipment & gifts. So a quick and nutritious meal could be as simple as popping out to the garden and picking some of your own, homegrown fare!
Organic snacks form one of the best parts of the day for us! Those tasty treats that fill the gaps between meals when our energy levels start to flag. Here are some of our tops picks:
These organic soft dates are gorgeously rich and are now available in handy resealable pouches. Perfect for keeping in your drawer and snacking on at your desk to get you through that afternoon slump.
Green & Black's is passionate about taking inspiration from the wild. It's more about what hasn't been done to the ingredients. The ethos originates from the belief that great taste comes from following nature's way. Sustainable cocoa beans and whole torn Madagascan vanilla pods dried by the sun to maximise their flavour; flaked sea salt harvested by hand from the coasts of Anglesey; they even wait until the last harvest to ensure almonds and hazelnuts that have a freshness of flavour and a satisfying crunch. A few squares of their dark 70% complement your afternoon coffee perfectly.
You will love the rich 70% cocoa content of the chips in these indulgent Chocolate Chip Oat Bars. Baked in a dedicated gluten free Wiltshire bakery that does not use gluten, milk, peanut, egg or soya, these delicious oat bars do not contain processed crystal sugar. These oat bars are dairy-free so they use sustainable palm oil, sourced from certified Colombian farms where wildlife and habitats are protected. A tiny pinch of salt is the finishing touch.
These sparkling drinks are a lovely thirst quencher with a burst of flavour made with all natural ingredients for when you fancy a bit of fizz.
We love the selection of flavours - we can mix and match according to our mood - Apple, Orange & Lemon, Cola, Cranberry, Elderflower, Ginger or Lemonade.
Organic rice cakes coated with Belgian chocolate? Excuse us for a minute, it's rude to talk with your mouth full...