Amazinc Sun Protection

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Zero-Waste Natural Sun Protection Amazinc was founded back in 2015 with a vision to create a natural sunblock that whilst being kind to the environment is also functional. The zinc oxide in natural sunscreen work by coating the skin with a layer of protection to reflect the sun’s rays. They are non-nano and uncoated and…

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Well Oiled

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Ethically Sourced Olive Oils Olive Oil on Tap A few months ago, we added olive oil to our refill offering. But did you know that It’s actually illegal to offer extra-virgin olive oil on tap in the UK? Fear not, the extra virgin oil we sell contains a teeny bit of garlic oil which is…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Kirsty’s Story

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Kirsty’s Story I am writing this pretty cathartic blog post, 5 years after my own mental health crisis. It can happen to anyone at any time so don’t suffer alone. I am a testament that you can come back stronger with a little time and patience. My children were 3…

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We go ‘nuts’ for our cashews

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We go ‘nuts’ for our cashews Could you survive on £6 a month? Did you know that some cashew nut processing plants pay their workers as little as 30p per day and often don’t supply their workers with the correct protective equipment? An important cash crop in India… In India, cashew nuts are one of…

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Pumpkins somewhere over the rainbow

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The Big Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail Remember the ‘Rainbow Trail’ that did the rounds in spring and summer? It was a simple way of making children (and adults) feel connected with each other by drawing, painting or making a rainbow and displaying it at their house or in their window for other children to find on…

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Guest Blog – CA Spaces

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Have You Noticed There Is A Little More Colour In Chapel Allerton Then Usual? We’re giving a little space this month to a guest writer, Sarah from CA Spaces. The following piece is a guest blog from Sarah at CA Spaces. We donated to the crowdfunder platform last year and our media box is the…

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A Charity Cover-Up

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Sourdough lungs! A few weeks into lockdown when flour was hard to come to by were concerned by all of the flour dust that we were breathing in. At that time, a long-standing customer of ours, Catherine, was making scrubs for the NHS. We asked her if she would make us a few face coverings…

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Rapeseed Oil, Local and Healthier

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Healthier than Olive Oil Rapeseed oil contains much more omega 3 than olive oil…actually 11 times! It’s also a amazing source of omega 6 and 9 too! The oil contains half the saturated fat of olive oil and is a good source of vitamin E. Cooking and eating Because rapeseed oil has a high smoking…

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New Chilly Additions

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Frozen & Chilled Vegan & Vegetarian Goods Now At The Refilling Station Stepping it up We’ve moved into a new phase at The Refilling Station in Leeds – we can now offer chilled and frozen foods to hopefully complete your shopping! Unfortunately, we can’t fit a fridge or freezer in the Harrogate shop as its…

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