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Lavender the wonder plant

Lavender essential oil is extracted mainly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. The flowers of lavender are very fragrant and have been used in natural remedies for centuries. With a high level of aromatic molecules called esters, lavender’s therapeutic powers are many; antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, […]

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Is CHOCOLATE good for wrinkles?

According to some UK scientists based in London, wrinkle-resistant skin could be just a square (OK, perhaps two) away. Wrinkles that are the result of overexposure to the sun’s UV rays may be prevented by consuming dark chocolate with high flavanol content. Dark chocolate has been used for a myriad […]

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How to make up a natural skin care travel bag

Going on holiday doesn’t mean you have to abandon your natural skin care routine. Learn how to pack the perfect travel bag for your travels.

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How Jojoba Oil Can Help Keep Your Skin Young

We are surrounded by anti-aging products, but many of them are laden with chemicals that may do more harm than good. Fortunately, jojoba oil is a naturally occurring treatment you can rely on to keep your skin young.

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Green Living

Your skin is an organ worth looking after. Rightly or wrongly, we judge a person’s life or lifestyle simply by the appearance of their skin.

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Coconut oil for island-style beauty care

Islanders have been using coconut oil for thousands of years, and now Hollywood is all over it too. This ingredient isn’t just another fad, it comes with some serious proven benefits.

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Chamomile isn’t just for your Grandma

Chamomile may have an ancient image, but it is actually quite a youth-inducing ingredient. As well as consuming it, you can apply it to your skin to see astounding benefits.

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Calendula for your daily skincare regime

If you could use a nature-derived product that benefits the entire family, it would be one based on calendula. As well as carrying anti-septic properties, it is gentle enough for babies, and persons who are immunocompromised.

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Rockstock labels – environmental choice

Want to know more then visit www.stonepaper.co.nz Plants and animals need calcium carbonate to form their skeletons and shells, and even modern mankind could hardly imagine life without calcium carbonate. Almost every product of our day-to-day life contains calcium carbonate or comes into contact with it while being produced. Calcium […]

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Janine Matchitt

In her mother’s footsteps

Janine Matchitt is clearly a minimalist. When you walk into her office/manufacturing laboratory, you know the bells and whistles are not what are important here. If anything, it is the exact opposite. The room is sterile and clean, and tucked away in one corner is a desktop computer and a […]

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Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Viola Organics has been around since 1986 and continues to this day to hand-make in small batches using the same tried and tested formulations. Why has this way of doing business proven so successful and a constant source of pride and joy for the owner. Attitudes toward natural and organic […]

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Organic Certification & What it means for you

Update on our certification status. Janine reports; In August 2021 we decided to withdraw from Organic Certification as it was not serving us to the degree we had hoped. International sales require certification but domestic sales do not, therefore due to the high cost of certification (certified for 17 consecutive […]

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