Meet the Maker: Isla Apothecary

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Meet the Maker: Isla Apothecary

I've been oogling over these copper products for years and I'm so glad to have them on the shop. The wonderful Kate Protopapas is a lady of my own heart, seeking out the natural answers to her problems and sharing them with others. This is her story. 

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Should men be more involved in contraception?

Recently an article in The Stylist spoke about the increasing pressure from sexual health research to improve the options and expectations we have for men and their involvement in contraception. The journalist writing it actually felt that contraception should be kept in the control of the woman. I disagree.

At present, most options of contraception revolve around disrupting the hormones of a woman. In fact, most research up till now has been around options for a woman to take. This is because we have, up till very recently, seen baby making and family care as primarily the job of a woman. As those views shift we start to wonder if men should be more involved at the first point of contact; contraception. 

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Podcast E22 Peppermint

In this episode I talk about the common Peppermint with Erika Galentin. We discuss how Peppermint is not just cooling but also potentially irritating and heating to the body. How information about herbal medicine can be pretty unreliable online.

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Natural Options for Fibroids

If you're feeling like you've got a foreign body living inside you, taking over your periods, bowels and bladder, this is the video for you. A lot of Fibroids go unnoticed as they aren't big enough to cause a problem. But when it starts to feel like it's taking over and the only option you're given is surgery, or waiting for menopause, you might start to wonder; surely there's something else I can do? In this vlog I give you some herbal and dietary suggestions.

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Meet the Maker: Anu

Let me introduce you to Anu. She is the bright light behind the Anuuk brand. Bringing you naturally scented oils and candles. I am now stocking her oils on the website so it's easy for you to incorporate scent into your daily life. I especially like the oils because they are so adaptable. I've burnt them in my room, I've put some in the bath, I've worn a little as perfume and even taken it for massages with me. I worked in natural beauty care for 7 years before starting Forage and I feel that I've smelt the same old natural scents for years. That's why when I smelt Anu's products I knew this was something different. She does not compromise on quality and the oils she makes are out of this world. Let's hear a little from the maker to discover why she does what she does. 

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