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No SLS In Our Shampoo Bars!

No SLS In Our Shampoo Bars!

What is SLS and why should we avoid it? The most common sulphate shampoo ingredient - Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) - has been used in many commercial formulations for years because it is inexpensive, offers good lathering and can even be thickened easily with salt, which is also cheap and in abundance!  It is an ‘anionic’ surfactant, so it cleans dirt and grease from our hair and is very foaming; this last point is an important consideration as consumers generally associate foaming with cleaning (whether it be for your hair your hands or even your car!), due to its small...

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20 Essential Noseeum Facts For 2020!

20 Essential Noseeum Facts For 2020!

Everything You Need To Know About Noseeums!    So Mr Noseeum, what exactly are you? Well the best way to describe a noseeum/midge is as a small biting fly no more than 3mm in length but I pack a pretty big punch!  That's a noseeum/midge in the picture below, sitting on the end of a finger.    Image of A No-see-um/Midge on a Finger People have given noseeums/midges several alternative, what I prefer to call derogatory, names all over the world, in England, Scotland and the United Sates wherever we live - in fact in the USA they can't even decide...

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5 Ways Fake 'Shampoo' Bars Damage Hair!

5 Ways Fake 'Shampoo' Bars Damage Hair!

How To Make Sure Your Hair Stays Clean, Healthy and Beautiful! 1. What Defines A Soap? 2. The 5 Reasons NOT To Use Soap On Your Hair! 3. How Can I Tell If I Am Using A Soap Bar? 4. What To Look For In A Shampoo Bar! 5. The Benefits Of Using A Shampoo Bar Over Conventional Liquid Shampoo. These days we don’t expect shampoo to simply clean away dirt and grease, we also expect shampoo to have a secondary function; to condition and beautify our hair.  To achieve this you need to remove just enough sebum for the hair to...

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Mosquito Diseases Affecting Travellers In 2020

Mosquito Diseases Affecting Travellers In 2020

Whether you are travelling or even just staying at home, you need to have the best mosquito, noseeum and midge repellent available and here's why.  Vacationers who travel to other countries, and now even certain areas of Europe and the southern United States, can return with mosquito-borne diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow fever, West Nile fever and Zika fever. What is the common factor connecting all these disease outbreaks? They are all spread by several species of female mosquitoes. Most are spread through bites from Aedes mosquitoes,with the species Aedes aegypti identified as the most common vector, though recently many other...

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