Go Green, Go Healthy and Save
With the amount of pesticides used in everyday farming, it’s no wonder that more and more families are tempted to go organic but far too often this healthier option is out of the financial reach of many of us on a day to day basis. This month is Organic September in the UK, a campaign by the Soil Society to celebrate and learn about all things organic. We take a look at how everyone in the family can enjoy organic products at affordable prices. When we think ‘organic’ most of us think about food and drink but it’s not just about what we put into our bodies. Organic products range from make-up to shoes, clothing to baby products.
Why not start your baby off the way you hope to go on? Many companies offer luxurious baby gifts, toiletries and clothing all made from organic products and materials. Baby Elephant offers not only general merchandise but also a beautiful organic hamper full of products for a mum and new baby, while Green People offer natural skincare including body washes, suncream and lotions, with free delivery on your first order.
It has been estimated that British women spend anywhere between £1000 and £3000 a year on beauty and skin products but very few are certified organic. EyDirect offers 100% chemical free, organic products that have also been approved by the Vegetarian and Vegan society. You can also save yourself 15% with our exclusive Body Shop voucher code and treat yourself to a range of skincare and makeup that are also certified green.
There was a time when organic clothing meant rough fabrics and loose, unattractive designs that made even beautifully figured women look like a sack of potatoes. Today, ethical fashion has come a long way, mixing beautifully designed fashion with ethical awareness. Along with prices that match good quality High Street fashion, it’s really not that difficult to move to a ‘greener’ alternative fashion brand, especially when we also have an extra 10% voucher code for top organic clothing company, Fashion Conscience to save you even more.
Organic Bags and Shoes
In the world of organic, eco-friendly accessories, hemp bags are stylish accessories that even the most fashion aware amongst us can wear with pride. Sativa bags offer a range of bags for every walk of life including handbags, purses, backpacks, luggage and even camera bags ranging in price from £10 to £100.
When it comes to footwear, there’s still a lot of catching up to do but Simple Shoes is on target with their ‘Good, Better, Best’ standard. They provide reasonably priced shoes that are made from sustainable materials and certified organic cotton.
There are numerous companies, particularly online, who offer organic household items including furniture and home furnishings. Biome Lifestyle offers free delivery with minimum order on everything from organic bedding to bathroom linens, while Spirit of Nature has a huge range of organic cleaning products which cost practically the same as the regular products you can buy on the High Street. You can save even more on organic products for the home, including organic mattresses, when you shop with Eco Centric who’ll give you a 10% discount voucher just for registering with them.
It always seems that organic produce is just so much more expensive than regular food and, in today’s economy, that’s often enough to stop even the most eco-conscious of us from making this better choice. If you’re still debating, why not make a start with Graze boxes. These ‘snack’ boxes are pcked full of completely organic produce and delivered fresh to your door on the days that you choose. Perfect for snacking on during the day or even as a healthy lunch, what’s even better is your first box is absolutely free and your second is half price.
Another company offering free organic food is Abel and Cole, delicious 100% certified organic fruit, veg and meats delivered straight to your door. They are currently offering a voucher code for a full box of produce worth up to £24 absolutely free.
Of course, mainstream supermarkets all offer organic foods including Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda and, as we’re constantly posting new voucher codes for all of them, it’s worth keeping an eye out and checking back so see if you can save enough money to eat organic all week!