MEET OUR READERS This issue we have five wonderful sling wearing readers to try out baby carriers. Read about their experiences inside.
85 GREEN LIVING PAGES This issue our Green Living Pages are all about fairtrade. We meet the farmers and the producers behind the products and share the success stories. Everything from fairtrade chocolates to ethical nappies is contained inside. Find out how you can make a difference.
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LAURA WINGFIELD, 28 lives with her husband and children; Phoebe, nearly three, and Ezra, four months, in a village in Cambridgeshire. Describe yourself: Creative, passionate, chatty Favourite read: The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule Best place in the world: The
What your heart desires
Dr.Hauschka Rose Body Oil
Dr.Hauschka Rosemary Bath
Cornish coast Memorable experience: The peaceful home births of my children Hobbies: Reading, knitting, crochet, sewing and learning Pets: Four chickens Edible treat: Fair trade chocolate.
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Everything you need for green and ethical livingGREENLIVINGPAGES
SPECIALMeet the producers behind the products
L E A R NI
H E A L T H & B E A U T Y
H E A L T H & B E A U T Y
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All the products sold by Amarya are certified organic, which means all of them have been certified by a
ROSLYN RHODES, 31 is married to Paul and has five boys, Marcus 14, Josh 10, Mathew five, Irwin three and Benjamin, five months. They live in Derbyshire. Describe yourself: Content, homely and outdoorsy Best place in the world: In the middle of the peak district walking and having a recognised body such as The Soil
Association or Ecocert to contain only organic ingredients from certified organic sources. In fact, we are proud to be certified by The Soil Association ourselves!
La Claree Oliv Radiance Elixir
This month’s must have!
Visit our store or contact our qualified beauty therapists and make-up artists by phone or email for beauty advice on any subject, or spoil yourself in our salon offering a range of holistic treatments - all organic.
picnic with my family Hobbies: Making baby clothes by recycling charity shop finds, hill walking, camping and cooking Pets: Snake Edible treat: Dried fruit and chocolate, especially together.
It's all in the application. Choose a good colour, pinks and reds work best.
I love to use Nvey Eco's range,
especially numbers 359 or 369.
Moisturise your lips well, Herbfarmacy's Lip Conditioner is a great product and does the job.
Choose a lip liner that matches your lipstick. When you're sure of your shade then you're ready to rock!
Draw around your natural lipline and gently fill in the whole lip area with the liner. This method maintains staying power by slightly staining your lips. Use a lip brush and generously apply your lipstick in several coats. Then use the lipstick over where you've used the brush to create a smooth texture and appearance. Finish by applying a slick of
Strawberry Blush is a great all rounder. Luscious lips are yours. How can anyone resist!
A concentrate of antioxidant and regenerating active ingredients, this natural dry oil actively smoothes out wrinkles, stimulates cell activity and protects the skin from the effects of ageing. Skin is firmer and intensively moisturised, regaining it’s softness and supplety. Leaves you with a sparkling complexion!
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Shop and Salon:
109 King Street, Knutsford,
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Email: email@example.com www.amarya.co.uk
EMMA SHEPHERD, 34 lives near Cardiff with husband, Dave and their two daughters; Gwen, two and Molly, five months. Describe yourself: A creative, nurturing, anti-consumerist Favourite film/book: Amelie and the Tales of the City novels Best place in the world: On my
Dr.Hauschka, Nvey Eco, Sophyto, Spiezia, Herbfarmacy, Green People, Essential Care, Jo Wood, Weleda, Santaverde, Neom, Madara,
Lavere, Alima, Suzanne Aux Bains, Beyond Organic, Trevarno, Eyre, Lilas Blanc, Logona, Kaeline, Antipodes, Organic Apoteke,
Planet Botanicals, Pinks Boutique, Saaf, L'Artisan, Raw Organic, Circaroma, La Claree, Jigsaw, Naturetis, Pai, Edelbio, Lavera Biguine Bio,
Simply Gentle, Beginning, Druide, Primavera, Absolute Organic, Eco.Kid
Amarya only sells products that have been certified organic/natural by the Soil Association, Ecocert, BDIH, and many more.
62 POWER OF FLOWERS
Exploring how flower essences work and what they are used for HOUSE & GARDEN 67 AT HOME
Cool clothes with ethicsCheck out this fabulous fairtrade top on page 84
What’s inside? 76 learning fabulous fairtrade toys and swimming lessons for children in Sri Lanka
80 health and beauty luscious face masks to win and our favourite beauty products 82 eco living ethical fl owers and fairtrade treats tried and tested 84 bumps and birth changing bags to give away
88 real nappies handmade nappies and organic cotton 84 fashion ethical jewels and schoolwear
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sofa under a blanket with a good book, music, fire and a piece of cake Memorable experience: Molly’s moonlight homebirth Hobbies: Photography, cooking, making stuff, walking, reading.
KATE ALLISON, 29 has recently moved to Malvern with husband Sam and their baby Matilda, who was born July 2009. Describe yourself: Quiet, happy, homeloving Favourite read: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, or anything by Roald Dahl Best place in the world: Miljet
Island, Croatia Most memorable experience: Becoming a mother Hobbies: Walking, cooking, mountain biking, reading Favourite edible treat: My mum’s chocolate ginger trifle!
ROSE WOOD, 27 lives in Cambridgeshire with her boyfriend, Cliff, and their two children Zander, two and Gaia six months. Describe yourself: Outdoorsy, thought-full, creative Favourite read: Women Who Run With Wolves Best place in the world: Machu Pichu, Peru or
Green fuel for heating, and growing your own
68 SECRET LIFE OF
PLANTS Susun Weed reveals the healing properties of yarrow BUMPS & BIRTH 69 NEWS AND VIEWS
Art therapy and natal packs with a difference
Iris Coates shares how elimination communication works and talks to parents GREEN TRAVEL 79 WHERE TO GO Best places for a magical eco wedding ETHICAL FASHION 81 WHAT’S NEW? Best ethical clothes for older children REGULARS 7 EARTH NEWS 58 HOW TO SUBSCRIBE 82 NEXT ISSUE 83 ASTROLOGY
COMPETITIONS Email or send details on a postcard to address on page 6 58 Free beauty products 88 Chocolate face mask 92 Fairtrade changing bag 94 Nappy giveaway 96 Win love gifts
Jo Middleton explains what baby led attachment is and how it works closer to home, Glastonbury Tor Memorable experience: Giving birth, in particular Gaia’s birth as it was a hypnobirth Hobbies: Growing veg, anything arty, running Edible treat: Cheese board!
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