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Sativa Bags March 27, 2008

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Recommendation time again….

A company that we can highly recommend is Sativa Bags and incase you don’t know what they make from the company name … it’s hemp products!

And we cannot recommend hemp products enough … both myself and my partner use alot of hemp products ourselves, from toiletries to clothes … infact my partner has got some boxer shorts made from hemp!

Hemp is incase you didn’t know, is one of the oldest materials used, and has a vast amount of uses from clothes to food stuffs all the way to fuel for machinery.

And incase you also didn’t know, hemp was widely used all around the world not so long ago, wartime ship sails were made from it, and even Henry Ford constructed a car made from hemp and it was run on hemp fuel too …. but I’ll let you research yourself into all that, as there is so much information available as to the uses of hemp.

Anyway, feel free to go and take a look at their website Sativa Bags … but also feel free to delve deeper into the world of hemp, I think you will be astonished as to the amount of products that can be and are made from hemp.




Bamboo Clothing March 23, 2008

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Something which I haven’t done yet on the blog is the recommendation of other websites, or businesses to be precise.

So, this will be the first!

I don’t intend on just mentioning any old website or business, only ones that we all use at the Enchanted Gift Shop, ones that we have at-least brought something from or just companies/websites that are alternative, a bit different from the norm!

Bamboo Clothing is one of those companies that is alternative .. and although we haven’t brought anything from them yet, my partner got a Bamboo T-shirt for a Christmas present, and not knowing who the manufacturer was he went looking on the net for Bamboo clothes and found this company.

We all think its a great idea to make clothes out of something different, other than the standard cotton, and the Bamboo Clothing company seem to have a wide range of clothes to suit everyone, and of course best of all it is all made from a sustainable material.

So, go take a look at what they offer … Bamboo Clothing



Mooncup Menstrual Cup March 15, 2008

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As part of our new look website, and new skin care range, we have been looking at a new line of products.

All of these new products are either organic, fair-trade or natural, as this is the way forward we believe — and something that we feel is important is of course skin care, as-well as toiletries.

As a female I am fully aware of the effect chemicals and un-natural products can have on me and my body, and none more so than when it comes to my menstrual cycle.

This may not be a subject some of you want to read or talk about, but it is a major part of most women’s lives, and for me personally it is something that I feel strongly about.

For the last few years I have tried to source natural and alternative sanitary-ware as I felt deep-down that for some reason, the normal products I was buying from the shops just weren’t right somehow.

Perhaps this was a knock on effect from me eating more healthy and wholesome foods, perhaps not, but either way, it made sense to look for alternatives to the normal tampons and towels.

It didn’t take me long to find tampons and towels made using organic cotton, or natural materials, but for some reason this still didn’t feel right … not only was I still adding to all the waste that gets thrown in our bins everyday, and consuming new materials, but it also didn’t feel right using a tampon and towel every month.

Anyway, some more researching and I stumbled across a product called the Mooncup …. yeah I know … the what!?! … I’ll say it again, the Mooncup.

It’s a reusable menstrual cup, made from soft silicone rubber, that collects the fluid, rather than like a tampon absorbing the fluid as-well as any healthy vaginal fluids that my body actually needs.

I won’t go into a sales pitch as our website does it for me! ;o) … but I will say that it has completely changed the way I live my life during my menstrual cycles. I no longer have to carry around small bags of tampons and towels, nor do I have to worry about embarrassing leakages!

As-well as the obvious of not consuming any unnecessary materials and not throwing anything away every month, it has saved me plenty of money too seeing as it is completely reusable and has lasted me at-least 2 years already with no sign of wear and tear!

So, there you go, a product pitch and a personal recommendation thrown into one … what more could you want? … ah yes, the link to the product … that’s below!

Mooncup Menstrul Cup