We are now half way through the year and summer has begun! Here are some of the products we have been enjoying during this sunny month.
Booja Booja Chocolate Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Our favourite from Booja Booja’s range of organic, vegan ice creams, this flavour is sweet, salty, smooth and best of all, agave free. Made with just water, coconut syrup, cashews, cocoa powder and salt, this chocolate dairy free ice cream with a salty chocolate sauce satisfies everyone’s cravings.
Hodmedod’s Organic Quinoa Puffs
Hodmedod’s works with British farms to source foods usually grown outside of the UK. Perfect as a topping for smoothie bowls and ice cream, as an ingredient in home made granola or for giving chocolate an extra crunch, this quinoa is grown in Essex and puffed using traditional Japanese cannons. Neither hard nor soft, their quinoa puffs have a perfect texture and a light but delicious nutty taste.
Morgiel Organic Raw Fermented Gherkins
These pleasantly sour gherkins are raw, fermented and savoury. Morgiel are a company committed to promoting human and ecological health. With an emphasis on flavour and nutrition rather than shelf life, they believe food should be free of pesticide residues, growth hormones and genetic engineering. Their organic pickles are made using a traditional natural fermentation process that does not rely on a starter and uses only organic vegetables, unrefined rock salt, organic herbs and spices.
BioStyle Organic Raw Goody Bites
We love their raw crackers so it’s no surprise that we love their other raw snacks, too. These little chewy discs come in recyclable bags and are perfect for snacking on. Raw, vegan and organic, they are made with a special probiotic, Lactobacilus Bulgaricus, which is born on the leaves of the Bulgarian snowdrop flower and works in harmony with the human body to support digestive and immune health. Made with seeds and pseudo grains in a variety of flavours, our favourites are the Carob Chocolate, Vanilla Chocolate and Cheesy.
Viridian Organic Mineral Complex
This organic supplement offers a natural source of more than 80 essential macro and trace minerals for everyday supplementation. Including Horsetail, Nettle, Seagreens and Aquamin, a red algae-derived mineral, this supplement strengthens hair, nails and bones as well as supporting all round health. We felt and saw improvements within a week of taking it. Viridian is a brand we trust and their supplements are always free from fillers, preservatives and stabilisers.
John Masters Organic Volumizing Foam
We are huge fans of this brand and their organic lightweight volumising foam provides lift and hold whilst being free of GMOs, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, TEAs, SLS, artificial colour and artificial fragrance. Used on wet or dry hair, it is effective in creating volume whilst strengthening and adding shine. It’s bottle is non aerosol, recyclable and a little of this mousse goes a long way.
Odylique Organic Gentle Herb Shampoo
Summer means sun and sea which can cause damage to hair, making it dry and brittle. We are combatting this with Odylique’s Gentle Herb Shampoo, designed to nourish and condition hair by avoiding harsh and synthetic chemicals such as salt, sulfates, fragrance and artificial preservatives. Packaged in recycled and recyclable bottles, gluten free, vegan and designed for sensitive skin, this shampoo has an impressive ingredients list, including aloe vera juice, coconut oil, chamomile and rosemary, that strengthens, conditions, promotes shine and locks in moisture.
MERME BERLIN Organic Nourishing Body Remedy
At this time of year, our skin needs extra moisture and MERME BERLIN’s Nourishing Body Remedy, containing only 100% organic cold pressed sweet almond oil, known for its blend of essential vitamins that combat dehydration and improve elasticity, provides it. This oil works best for us added to a bath and removes the need for moisturising afterwards. MERME BERLIN specialises in one ingredient products that harness the power of natural ingredients to treat skin without hidden chemicals or preservatives. Their products are vegan, organic and packed in beautiful dark glass jars and bottles.
Raw-Vitalize: The Easy, 21-Day Raw Food Recharge by Mimi Kirk and Mia Kirk White
Mimi Kirk has joined forces with her daughter in her new book to create a 21 Day Recharge complete with weekly meal plans and shopping lists, advice on necessary equipment and pantry staples as well as encouragement and enthusiasm. This book delivers a large variety of recipes, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, smoothies and snacks, that are simple to make and easy to enjoy. Mimi is a big advocate of changing recipes to suit individual tastes and following her lead, we edited recipes to create beautiful, satisfying dishes that worked for us. Clearly laid out with colourful photos and a personal and encouraging note from both women, this book got us feeling well and empowered to cleanse.
Zhineng (Chilel) Qigong: Overview and Foundation Methods: Selected Writings by Dr Pang Ming Translated by Hou Hee Chan
Dr Pang Ming created Zhineng Qigong, known as Chilel in the West, in 1982 and went on to found the world’s largest ever medicine-less treatment centre where he worked with over 300,000 patients with a 95% success rate. This book of selected writings offers an introduction to Qi, Qigong and Zhineng Qigong, as well as exercises, advice on proper movement and an explanation of terms and methodology. Clear and concise, this reference book is perfect for readers new to Qigong as well as those already familiar with it.
Header image: Running in the Dark, Tracey Bolton