ie Produce In-Store Times

Posted by trisha on 12 September 2008 | 0 Comments

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ie Produce 1 Barrys Point Rd Takapuna NEW ZEALAND'S BEST RANGE OF HEALTHY FOODS www.ieproduce.com In Store times with all our Naturally by Trisha products: Kerry Friday 12th September 12.00 - 2.00pm Trisha Sunday 14th September 12.00-2.00pm Kerry Friday 17th October 12.00 - 2.00pm Trisha Sunday 19th October 12.00 - 2.00pm Kerry Friday 14th November 12.00 - 2.00pm Trisha Sunday 16th November 12.00 - 2.00pm LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THERE

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Meet with Trisha at Wellsford Pharmacy

Posted by Trisha on 27 July 2008 | 0 Comments

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Launching............ Naturally by Trisha New Zealand Natural Herbal Problem Skincare Products at WELLSFORD PHARMACY 156 RODNEY STREET WELLSFORD 11.00AM TO 1.00PM FRIDAY 8TH AUGUST 2008 Come meet Trisha

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Workshop in Otara

Posted by Trisha on 27 July 2008 | 0 Comments

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Trisha along with the help of Jackson is demonstrating to locals of Otara, South Auckland How To Make Balms and Ointments This is a community project which is being held at: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Otara Monday Night 4th August 7pm-8:30pm Please bring along your friends and see how these old fashioned balms and ointments are made. Trisha blends age old European and Maori remedies to make these balms. Make time to attend as you will be truly entertained, plus learn how and what to do in making these wonderful natural herbal balms for your future generations

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Natural Diaper Creams and Balms: They Do Work Better

Posted by Trisha on 24 July 2008 | 0 Comments

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http://greentot.wordpress.com/2008/07/23/natural-diaper-creams-balms/ Posted by Julie under Green Baby Health, Green Bath Time, Green Diapers | Tags: diaper, nappy, rash | "There’s a saying by Canadian social reformer and educator Martin McLuhan: “Diaper backward spells repaid”. One thing is pretty certain: a wise choice of diaper care products can be repaid with quieter nights and happier daytime play. All babies have at least one bout of diaper rash before they are potty-trained. There’s no way around it. Frequent diaper changes (not less than seven a day), water rinsing when practical instead of baby wipes, a regular application of lightweight baby oils and use of all-natural baby wipes can help control, if not completely prevent baby rash. Sometimes diaper rash can be caused by the very diapers you use. Cloth diapers are more prone to causing skin irritations, perhaps due to a fact that the moisture is not quickly whisked off the skin, like in disposable diapers. Unlike many other green moms, I am not a firm believer in cloth diapers (I already envision skeptical frowns.) Before my baby was born, I stocked an ample supply of soft, fluffy cloth diapers, woolen pants, and waterproof pads, none of which came cheap. After a month of daily diaper washes, our water and electricity bills skyrocketed! The almost constant diaper rash despite frequent changes and usage of only natural detergents (think Dr. Bronner’s soap and plain unscented soap flakes, not Fairy liquid!) was also a decisive factor. We switched to biodegradable, chlorine-free disposables made of corn, and my daughter has never had a bout of diaper rash ever since. With monthly a cost of $40 (instead of $100-plus that advocates of cloth diapering claim) and substantially lower environmental impact, I am happy to use disposable diapers with biodegradable liners and pack them in compostable diaper sacks. Even if you choose to use cloth diapers, keep a pack of larger-sized (not training pants) diapers for diaper rash emergencies. To soothe a baby’s diaper area, always wash it with water instead of cleaning with wipes, even if you made your own completely green ones. Pat the area dry and apply a barrier cream with zinc oxide, calendula, aloe or chamomile. I am not a huge fan of lavender, and whenever possible, I choose a cream that has only few ingredients, to minimize any risk of irritation. And of course, I steer clear from any diaper balms that have any PEGs, parabens, artificial fragrances, silicone, or other chemicals nasties. Why would I use them if so many natural alternatives are available?"

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The 9 Ways to Green Your Cosmetics

Posted by Trisha on 22 July 2008 | 0 Comments

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THE 9 WAYS TO GREEN YOUR COSMETICS New Zealand Herald 5:00AM Monday July 21, 2008 1: Chemical chaos - look at the label The biggest and most complicated issue regarding the cosmetics we use are the unregulated chemicals that are used to make them. The best advice is to learn the main ones to avoid and then check the product ingredient label. 2: No sweat - aluminium-free deodorant Aluminium has been found to cause skin irritation. Anti-perspirants prevent the body from eliminating toxins through perspiration. Try brands without aluminium, or the crystal stick which uses natural salts. 3: A natural smile? - toothpaste Many popular brands contain chemicals such as parabens, titanium dioxide for whitening, and high levels of fluoride. But natural toothpastes are available, and many people find that using a bit of baking soda will do the trick as well. 4: Taming the mane - hair care Watch out for shampoos and conditioners containing petroleum products, hair dyes with carcinogenic coal tar hairsprays and gels containing petroleum derivatives, formaldehyde and phthalates. 5: Oh so slick - petroleum-free products Mineral oil, paraffin, and propylene glycol can be found as basic ingredients in the majority of cosmetic products. Once again, is it essential to look for certified labels. Lip balm and gloss use petroleum - use beeswax instead. 6: How did you get your tan? The Ecologist says: "Because sun creams encourage a false sense of security, we stay out in the sun far longer than is smart or safe." Look for natural sun creams and/or cover up in the sun and stay out of the midday heat. 7: Cruelty free - no animal testing Look for the Humane Cosmetics Standard (HCS) label on products to check that they are cruelty free. It is the world's only international standard for cosmetic or toiletry products that are not animal tested. The HCS was introduced in 1998. 8: Organic products Don't be taken in by words such as natural, organic, or hypoallergenic on the labels; make sure the product has a certified label. Using organically produced ingredients means your cosmetics help the environment and you avoid absorbing chemical residues. 9: Toxic shock? - organic tampons and sanitary pads TSS is not the only health danger in these products. The chlorine bleaching is another to watch for. We recommend looking for 100% cotton tampons and sanitary pads, organic if possible.

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Why Organic Balms Work Better

Posted by Trisha on 10 July 2008 | 0 Comments

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www.good-parenting.net/2008/07/06/why-organic-balms-work-better/ "Why Organic Balms Work Better July 6th, 2008 by admin There are plenty of baby products on the market, many full of chemicals and artificial colors and perfumes to make them look and smell better. These chemicals tend to be harsh on delicate skin and parents in the know usually prefer organic baby skin care products such as organic baby balms. Baby Bottom Balm should be completely made of natural ingredients that are chemical free. Each ingredient has a specific purpose and it´s a good idea to understand which ingredient does what for your baby´s skin so you can choose the perfect organic baby balm for his or her skin. Organic Baby Balm Ingredients Beeswax: This ingredient is one of the most commonly used in baby balms. It´s a natural ingredient that smells heavenly and also works to seal and protect delicate skin. When used with moisturizing ingredients, it helps to seal them in, maximizing the moisturizing potential of any baby balm. Calendula: This Mediterranean flower is a very useful natural ingredient. Used on its own, it can eliminate pain and when used in organic baby balms, calendula reduces inflammation and promotes healing. It also reduces the itching of insect bites. Chamomile: A natural antiseptic, chamomile is soothing and great for use on sensitive skin. It boosts natural cell regeneration and helps reduce rashes and swelling. This herb is particularly useful in baby skin care products meant to treat diaper rashes. Coconut Oil: An amazing oil that originates from the meat of the coconut, this natural ingredient has anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties that make it a very useful ingredient in organic baby balms. Lavender: This aromatic herb is well known for its soporific effect on people and a little of its essence added to an organic baby balm will help calm and soothe a fussy baby and promote sleep. Olive Oil: This natural moisturizer is just as healthy when applied to the skin as it is ingested. Rich in Vitamin E, olive oil helps promote healing and minimizes scarring. It is also excellent for treating skin problems like eczema and dandruff. Shea Butter: An organic, heavy duty moisturizer, shea butter is also useful for protecting little faces from the wind and sun. It also promotes healing of small cuts and rashes, such as diaper rashes and can be used to prevent and treat blemishes and scars. Shea butter is also used to help reverse skin damage caused by harsh chemicals and can really soothe tender baby skin. Zinc Oxide: One of the most common ingredients in diaper rash cream, zinc oxide eases inflammation and works as a natural astringent on the skin. It´s gentle healing action is very useful for rashes and sores. It is also a natural sun block. Organic baby balms are the natural way to treat your baby´s skin. Not all of the above ingredients will be used in every balm, as each is specifically formulated to serve a purpose. For example, a healing balm might contain olive oil, zinc oxide and calendula, while a moisturizing balm would be more likely to have beeswax and shea butter in it. The simpler organic baby skin products are, the less likely your child will have a reaction to any of the ingredients. Most baby balms have just 4-6 ingredients and all are recognizable, as opposed to chemical laden versions. Look for an organic baby balm that has the ingredients needed for your baby´s particular skin type. Each ingredient will do a specific job and combined, they are dynamite for treating dry infant skin."

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Solar X Featured in the Waikato Times

Posted by Trisha on 6 June 2006 | 0 Comments

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We had a small write up in the Waikato Times last week. One of their contributors uses the Solar-X ointment on her whole family and finds it very effective so she mentioned it in combination with a longer piece on preventing skin damage from long term exposure to our southern hemisphere sun. "A natural product several members of my family are very impressed with is a New Zealand-made balm called Naturally by Trisha Solar X. This is a natural ointment made from beeswax and several herbal extracts that is very effective at healing certain types of sun damage. My family is very fair-skinned and several of us have sun damage spots on our noses. Regular application of this product as recommended on the jar has healed these spots. The ointment contains herbs with anti-oxidant activity and states that it shrinks solar keratoses and fades age spots. It is available from health food stores." Clare Baker, Waikato Times, 26th April, 2006.

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