We’re not talking about your hair being CLEAN, more the products that you use to get there! The Clean Beauty movement is getting bigger and bigger, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017. Consumers are becoming more savvy to greenwashing, starting to question just what’s in those expensive beauty products they are putting on their bodies and seeking out really natural alternatives.
This is where Saach Organics comes in. Hair care with its roots firmly in Ayurveda. Products that are truly natural, using the finest quality oils and herbal extracts to create safe and clean beauty products. Even their hair dyes are 100% natural, something other brands on the market allude to but even these still have questionable chemicals in them!
Here’s what your routine would look like……
Step 1 To be completed at least once a week, going up to three times a week. Apply Saach Organics Gooseberry Herbal Hair Oil (£12.90 100ml) to scalp and lengths of hair, massaging thoroughly. Leave on overnight for optimum effectiveness. This blend is a stimulating oil formulated to boost blood circulation and delivery of nutrients to the scalp via opening up blocked capillaries. With use, hair is revitalised, and lost colour and strength replenished.
Ingredients: Sunflower Oil processed with Indian Gooseberry, Acacia Concinna, Cypriol, Madder, Basil, Red Sandalwood, Hibiscus, Henna, Rose, Musk Root, Bacopa and Eclipta alba, Cotton Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Almond Oil
Free from: Parabens, Formaldehyde, Sulphates and Petrochemicals
Step 2 Choose the Saach Organics Shampoo (£10.95 200ml) that is right for you. The team’s personal favourite here is the Basil, Hibiscus & Peppermint Shampoo, designed to strengthen hair, but you also have the following to choose from
● Dandruff Control Shampoo – A breakthrough anti-dandruff formula that strengthens hair roots, and fights dandruff with Tea Tree Oil and Rosemary Oil and relieves irritated scalps with Lemon Extract.
● Colour Protect Shampoo – Protect coloured hair with this Ayurvedic combination of Henna and Orange Oil to restore and revitalise both hair and colour.
● Damage Repair Shampoo – This Ayurvedic formula helps restructure damaged hair, providing needed moisture and nourishment. Safe for radically coloured and permed hair.
To use shake the bottle before use then squeeze a small amount out. Apply on hair and scalp to work up a lather. Rinse well with warm water. The formula is gentle enough to use every day.
Step 3 Finish with Saach Organics Hair Nourishment Conditioner (£9.95 200ml). Help your hair achieve its top condition with this unique formula enriched with the natural goodness of Hibiscus and Henna, essential oils of Primrose and Almond to improve hair health from root to tip.
Beauty Tip – When applying the conditioner, focus on the ends of your hair, apply to the roots very sparingly – due to the nature of our hair and thanks to the oil treatment you don’t really need to use conditioner here. Leave on for two minutes then rinse thoroughly with warm water, combing through your hair from root to tip. Finish with a blast of cool water to seal cuticle and invigorate.
There are many hair dye brands on the market, and in recent years we’ve seen an influx of more natural offerings. However, up until this point there has not been a 100% natural colour system that offers a wide selection of colours and is easy to use. Even some of the “natural” hair dyes contain questionable chemicals, it figures when you think about it. To change the colour of something (your hair) permanently, or even semi-permanently, it is likely you need something stronger (chemicals) to make that change.
Not so with Saach Organics! Their hair dyes (75g £10.95) are 100% natural, derived from plants and minerals, making it a perfect blend of rare hair treatment herbs without any active chemicals. They are the first semi–permanent hair colour treatment that lasts. The natural colourant system balances and nourishes each and every hair, prevents breakage and over-drying, and leaves hair thick, lustrous and naturally healthy.Available in an impressive selection of colours: soft black, rose brown, dark brown, medium brown, light brown and blonde. For best results choose colour closest to your own hair colour. Since these are natural products, results may vary as the products are hand-blended in small batches and natural ingredients can also vary from harvest to harvest.
As well as the colourant, Saach Organics hair colourants contain everything you need to apply your hair colour without any hiccups: gloves, hair cap and applicator brush, plus an application of their Natural Colour Protect Shampoo, to help lock in the colour and promote a healthy shine.
The hair colourants contain blends of herbs including henna, indigo, acacia, gooseberry and other indian herbs, and are alway free from: parabens, para-phenylenediamine (PPD), ammonia and peroxides.
Also Available in the collection are:
Saach Organics Herbal Henna Powder (75g £8.95) A powerful and natural blend of handpicked henna and other precious mother herbs to condition and strengthen the hair and scalp. Helps to control dandruff and hair loss. Providing natural colour and shine, whilst restoring the natural health and full body of hair.
Saach Organics Hair Care Management – Herbal Hair Powder (75g £10.95) A unique non-colouring, herb-enriched formula for strengthening and conditioning hair, controlling hair loss, preventing premature greying of hair and providing dandruff control. A great product for infusing all that’s natural back into your hair.
Winter can be a stressful time for our skin. The colder weather has a number of effects on our skin –
- It makes our blood vessels dilate, causing redness of the skin.
- Because humidity is generally lower in the winter it means there is less water in the air, and this dries out our skin and hair.
- Cold winds and central heating also have the same effect, which leaves skin and hair in need of some extra nourishment and moisturisation.
Our skin can become dehydrated if we’re not taking on board enough fluid to keep skin hydrated on the inside. Whilst other experts may disagree with this statement, I’m a firm
believer that taking on board fluids does improve the appearance of skin as well as how it feels inside (no tightness.)
Here are our top tips to help you have your best skin yet this winter, some of which you may not have thought about –
- Only have the central heating on if you really have to. Put another jumper on and keep the thermostat down low or on a time for the very few hours in the day when you really need the home heated.
- Use a humidifier to keep moisture in the air. This will help keep moisture in your skin from escaping into the atmosphere.
- Invest in supplements. If your skin is drier than it should be, the chances are you are deficient in one or more of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Potassium or Essential Fatty Acids, so it may be wise to invest in a decent multivitamin.
- Use a face mask to deeply hydrate the skin. rather than harsh or stripping treatments. Do not have super hot baths as these really dry your whole body out.
Last but by no means least, make sure your daily skincare regimen is suite to your skin, and invest in heavy duty skincare to see your skin through the cold winter days. Here are our top picks from the NAOBAY collection for this:
Oxygenating Moisturizing Cream: combines three skincare products into one, all of which have moisturising, protecting and smoothing properties.
Key ingredients: Sesame Oil, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil organically nourish the skin for a flawless complexion.
With a quick-dry formula, this cream is perfect as a makeup base.
98.83% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.
Moisturizing Milk Cleanser: with an indulgent milk-like texture this cleanser gently yet effectively removes impurities and dirt that grace the complexion daily without leaving any traces of irritation or redness.
Key ingredients: Olive Oil, Gotu Kola and Sweet Almond Oil protect and intensely nourish the skin.
98.87% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.
The HydraPlus range is designed to deliver endless moisture to thirsty skin, diminishing dehydration and signs of fatigue to reveal beautifully soft, plump skin.
Key ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Apple and Marshmallow Extract.
Not Another Bunch Of Flowers, love finding new and unique gifts that their customers with love and this year have discovered these fantastic Coz-E-Nailbar Manicure Cushions. So popular they are literally flying out the door each time they get a new stock delivery.
These colourful Coz-E-Nailbar Manicure Cushions are the perfect accessory for nail-care at home or away. The wipe-clean vinyl centre pad and the 2 dedicated holes to hold your nail varnishes ensure there are no annoying spillages on your sofa, clothes or tables every again. Paint and manicure your nails to perfection in comfort and style.
On the reverse there is a touch and close fastening pocket for storing all your manicure tools. A lovely Christmas gift or thoughtful birthday present for just about anyone; Mum, mother-in-law, sister, teenage daughter best mate or yourself.
Just some of the Facebook comments Not Another Bunch of Flowers have received;
“Add this to my Christmas list please! Such a great idea”
“I need this in my life! Much better than precariously balancing nail varnish on my knee…”
“These are amazing. Didn’t know such a thing existed! #christmashint”
● RRP £19.99
● Cushion size: 29.5 x 28.5 x 7.5cm
● Box dimension: 29 x 30 x 8cm
● Cover: 100% cotton canvas
● Filling: 100% polyester fibre
● Available in a variety of designs from
Ahhh Christmas.. The most wonderful time of the year, and the most stressful for some! Picking the right gift can be incredibly difficult, and many of us struggle when the time for a bit of gift shopping is present (pun intended). Whoever you are buying for, NAOBAY – natural & organic, beauty & you – have a gift set to suit each and every Christmas list!
NAOBAY Renewal Anti-Ageing Kit £21.95 This set contains a simple 3 step routine which is great for sensitive skin, and the cream is a powerful anti-ager of the skin. Ideal for: for women of a certain age, but also anyone concerned about the first signs of ageing skin. Don’t worry, nobody will be offended if this is their gift under the tree! Contains:
Moisturising Milk Cleanser (50ml) Catering specifically for dry and sensitive skin types, the luxurious formula eliminates daily impurities and makeup without stripping moisture. A nourishing blend of Olive Oil, Gotu Kola and Sweet Almond Oil protects the skin’s hydrolipidic film from environmental aggressors, whilst restoring natural elasticity to reveal a touchably soft, supple complexion. Skin is clear, comfortable and hydrated.
Calming Face Toner (50ml) A four-in-one toner that delivers multiple benefits to skin. Enriched with Chamomile and Gotu Kola, the gentle, clarifying formula eliminates traces of make-up and impurities after cleansing, whilst toning, soothing and leaving skin clear, smooth and refined. Delicately fragrances skin with an uplifting citrus scent. Your complexion is hydrated, comfortable and ready for moisturising.
Renewal Antioxidant Cream (30ml) A high performance formula that works to combat fine lines, wrinkles and signs of fatigue. Fortified with the Resveratrol molecule (a powerful antioxidant), the fast-absorbing cream protects from daily environmental aggressors, whilst a nourishing blend of Argan and Rosehip Oil soften the look of lines and wrinkles to reveal a smoother, more refined complexion with a youthful glow.
NAOBAY Essential Skincare Kit £19.49 A set of 3 different face cleansing and care products suitable for all skin types. Ideal size for testing and taking along on your next weekend getaway. Ideal for: younger skin types, men and those you want to introduce to a more natural way of skincare. Contains:
Moisturizing Facial Cleansing milk (50ml)
Facial Cleansing Milk for dry and sensitive skin, formulated with Olive oil*, Gotu Kola* and Sweet Almond oil*, protects the skin’s hydrolipidic film and provides cells with moisture. The formula removes daily impurities and makeup while restoring cutaneous elasticity.Facial Cleansing Milk for dry and sensitive skin, formulated with Olive oil*, Gotu Kola* and Sweet Almond oil*, protects the skin’s hydrolipidic film and provides cells with moisture. The formula removes daily impurities and makeup while restoring cutaneous elasticity.
Oxygenating Cream 30ml-1,01fl.oz
Oxygenating Cream moisturizes, protects and softens: this universal cream meets, in a single product, the essential needs of hydration for all skin types.Oxygenating Cream moisturizes, protects and softens: this universal cream meets, in a single product, the essential needs of hydration for all skin types.
Its special composition based on high-quality plant extracts and organic vegetable oils, such as Sesamum oil* and Sweet Almond oil*, helps ideally balance the skin’s hydrolipidic film.Its special composition based on high-quality plant extracts and organic vegetable oils, such as Sesame oil* and Sweet Almond oil*, helps ideally balance the skin’s hydrolipidic film.
Rapidly absorbed after application, it provides a makeup base for prolonged wear.Rapidly absorbed after application, it provides a makeup base for prolonged wear.
Soothing Face Toner 50ml-1,7fl.oz
This refreshing lotion provides 4-in-1 skincare action. Applied with a cotton pad, it effectively removes traces of makeup and impurities from the skin. It also cleanses, tones and soothes the skin thanks to Chamomile and Gotu Kola extracts.This refreshing lotion provides 4-in-1 skincare action. Applied with a cotton pad, it effectively removes traces of makeup and impurities from the skin. It also cleanses, tones and soothes the skin thanks to Chamomile and Gotu Kola extracts.
NAOBAY Body & Face Care Travel Kit £19.95 A trio of the brand’s favourite skincare treats that work in tandem to cleanse, hydrate and moisturise. Housed in a matching box, the kit will leave you feeling perfectly pampered from head to toe. Ideal for: wanderlusters and anyone you’re not quite sure what to buy for!
The Set Contains:
Protective Shampoo and Shower Gel (100ml) A two-in-one formula that cleanses and protects skin and hair. Enriched with nourishing extracts of Gotu Kola and Chamomile, the cleanser effortlessly eliminates dirt and impurities without over-drying or stripping moisture, whilst soothing, rejuvenating and leaving skin and hair super soft. Transforms into a rich foam upon contact with water and respects the skin’s natural pH balance.
Body Radiance Lotion (100ml) Perfectly pamper skin from top to toe with the lightweight lotion; a luxurious formula that works to soften, replenish and protect skin from environmental aggressors. Enriched with a nourishing blend of Olive Oil, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil, the fast-absorbing moisturiser envelops the body in a veil of hydration, whilst Aloe Vera shields from dryness to leave skin velvety soft, supple and comfortable.
Oxygenating Cream Moisturiser (30ml) Protect and regenerate your complexion with the luxurious moisturiser. Suitable for all skin types, its blend of Rosehip and Sweet Almond Oils reinforce the skin’s hydrolipidic film, whilst providing optimum hydration to leave your complexion soft, smooth and supple. Fast-absorbing and ultra-lightweight, the breathable formula creates a flawless make-up base.
“The best get well gifts are those that lift your spirits, let you escape for a bit with some much-deserved pampering, or serve a practical purpose”, says Anikka Burton, founder of Not Another Bunch of Flowers.
“Creature comforts become so important when you’re stuck at home or in hospital recovering from surgery or childbirth, recuperating from illness, going through treatment, or eight months pregnant and barely able to move”, continues Anikka.
Although grateful to every single friend and family member who sent a bunch of flowers as a token of their well wishes, Anikka was completely inundated by bouquets after being diagnosed with cancer, So much so, that she ran out of vases, glasses, pots and pans to put them in!
“I love flowers, don’t get me wrong, and it is lovely to have a few bunches but you don’t need 20 all at the same time”, says Anikka. ‘And many people don’t know that they are now banned in many hospitals, so my friends also sent me flower deliveries following my operations that I never even got to enjoy.’
And so the lightbulb moment came for a website especially for gifts for poorly people, that helps people through the selection process to choose thoughtful and useful gifts. Anikka’s first hand experience had even given her the name for her business.
Flowers only last a week maximum so they are not a gift of longevity, and are now not welcome in many hospitals. Someone with a newborn to deal with won’t have the time to enjoy them, and there’s allergies and sensitivities to think about. It is also almost guaranteed that they will have received a few bunches already so why buy flowers when there are so many other thoughtful things you can opt for instead.
The gifts on Not Another Bunch of Flowers are handpicked with this in mind – and a proportion of all profits are donated to charities that help support patients facing challenging illnesses, conditions and diagnoses, and invest in research to help find more treatments and cures.
Traditional edible treats given as gifts, such as choccies and fruits, may also not be suitable depending on the situation. If you’re buying for someone undergoing some form of cancer treatment, it’s important to know that many patients opt to, or are recommended to, avoid ingredients such as dairy. Other patients also avoid sugar, but in Not Another Bunch of Flowers’ gift collection some luxury, low-sugar, dairy-free chocolates are included.
Toiletries are another frequent item for gifting, however many cancer patients opt or are recommended to avoid chemicals such as parabens and sulphates, and even certain natural ingredients and essential oils are best avoided. Not Another Bunch of Flowers’ body and bath gift sets all contain natural ingredients, are high quality, and make lovely, pampering gifts. Mums-to-be and new mums often go through a journey to a more natural beauty regime, so for loved ones who deserve a little pampering TLC there is a lovely selection of pampering goodies that are also natural and free from nasties. There is something for everyone.
Traditional cards with their “get well soon” messaging are often not suitable as in many cases people may not get better. Emily McDowell’s empathy cards help people to find the words that they often struggle to find.
Not Another Bunch of Flowers also offer a new bespoke gift box subscription for regular gift deliveries. The service is completely bespoke but was introduced with the intention of sending a gift to coincide with every chemotherapy session (usually 6 gifts in total with a gift sent every 3 weeks.)
All gifts from Not Another Bunch of Flowers are lovingly wrapped free of charge with a handwritten message of your choice.
Also on the site are natural fibre nightwear, pillows, quilts, jewellery, chemotherapy gifts, hospital gifts, gifts for new Mums and Mums-to-be, gifts under £10 and much more!