Give the gift of a Perfect Cuppa

Gold Tea from Cafe Direct

Gold Tea from Cafe Direct

With Christmas coming up our office is beginning to resemble Santa’s workshop. We’re getting hampers brought up for us to make up every day. There’s shredding, ribbon and cellophane everywhere!

Have you considered giving one of our beautiful hampers for Christmas? We truly pride ourselves on our hamper service.

The new Gold Tea from CafeDirect would look wonderful in one of our hampers. It’s of the highest quality and has been hand picked in tea gardens in Rwanda and Kenya, where the growers and farmers are treated and paid fairly for their work.

In fact, CafeDirect reinvest over 50% of their property with growers, helping to create sustainable livelihoods, and wonderful teas for the future.

They’re a highly commendable company who create items of fantastic quality. Which is why we wanted to suggest their tea bags for your Christmas Hamper.

Tis the season to be jolly, and happily sipping your tea.

Carry your Onya bag on ya’

Reusable bags are mostly made of hemp or plastic and come branded by the supermarket you bought them from. Ever had that awkward moment when you’re at one supermarket checkout with bags from another?

Onya Bag for Life

Carry your Onya bag on ya’!

Onya Bags are the perfect reusable bags. They’re made out of recycled parachute material, how cool is that?

Being made from parachutes means that they’re able to carry a huge amount of weight without breaking or wearing out. When you’re not using the bag it easily packs down into its little pouch, which is attached to the bag so you won’t lose it.

The bag’s pouch has a clip on it which means you can easily attach it to a strap on your bag or a pram handle, wherever you like really. It simply means you can always carry your onya bag on ya’. Cleverly named product.

Using reusable bags is a great thing to do to help reduce the amount of wastage in the world. Using a reusable bag that is made from recycled materials is even better!

Onya bags are the perfect accessory to have with you on a shopping trip. In fact all of our office staff were given one each to try out a couple of years ago and they’re all still going strong!

Cleaning your bathroom shouldn’t be smelly.

Method Tube + Tile Wipes

Method Tube + Tile Wipes

Cleaning the bathroom and toilet doesn’t have to leave a surgical smell. Not everyone appreciates being bombarded with the strong chemical smell of bleach when they’re nipping in for a relaxing number 2.

Method create all of their household cleaning products to be completely free from harsh toxins. Their ingredient are natural rather than chemical and are taken from plants. They’re a really great company, and from just looking on their website and reading their manifesto, you can tell that they get excited about what they do.

Obviously, the main benefit of using no chemical cleaning products is that you’re doing your part to help the environment and look after the world. But an added bonus on top of this is that you won’t have that clinical smell in your home after cleaning.

We’ve just taken on two new products from Method to help you keep your bathroom clean, while smelling fresh. Minty fresh at that.

The Toilet Cleaner is scented with spearmint and the Tub + Tile Wipes with eucalyptus mint. Despite being made without harsh chemicals method’s products will still cut through the toughest of dirty stains and grime.

I got a bit too excited about the Tub + Tile Wipes. They’re designed to be used on all of your bathroom surfaces, bath, tiled walls, shower head, basin, toilet tank and toilet seat. They are completely biodegradable and what’s more, flushable!!

How useful is that?

For someone like me, who loves the feeling of knowing their bathroom is immaculately clean these wipes are perfect.

Walk into the bathroom to be met with a welcoming, pleasant minty fresh smell. As method say ‘don’t replace one unpleasant odour with another in the name of clean. Your toilet and your nose deserve better’.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

I love peanut butter cookies. My mum used to make them for me and my brothers and sister when we were kids and the delicious texture and nutty taste always brings back that sense of nostalgia.

My friend has decided to go vegan recently and so I thought I’d help her out by finding some nice recipes for her to try. I found this one for Peanut Butter Cookies on allrecipes.co.uk  and it looked lovely. So I figured I should share it with you too.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

You will need: 
75g Vegatable Margarine
50g Peanut Butter
50g Caster Sugar
50g Demerara Sugar
100g Plain Flour
1
pinch of Salt

Method:
Firstly, you need to blend the margarine with the peanut butter, whether you use crunchy or smooth peanut butter is up to you, I guess it will give different textures. Then stir in the sugars.

Next, stir in the flour to make a dough. If you want to be really thorough you can sieve the flour in.

Divide the dough into 18 balls and space them out on a greased or lined baking tray. Flatten each cookie slightly with a fork, criss-crossing the fork on top can look really nice.

Bake for about 15 minutes at 200°/Gas Mark 6 until light brown.

Carefully remove them from the baking tray and leave them to cool. Then, simply, enjoy!

Remember- we love hearing from our customers. If you find any great recipes that you love then please share them with us!

Customer Feedback – so appreciated

Thanks so much for your feedback on our service and the wonderful and wacky selection of foods and eco-products. We appreciate every single one.

Excellent service from your staff online and on the phone to sort out a problem with my order.

Karen Brimm

I love #goodnessdirect ! It’s like Xmas when the box arrives full of goodies. Also found a bar I haven’t tried #Roobars, Hope they taste as good as the packaging looks

I would very much like to express my thanks to all the people at 
Goodness Direct who processed my order which I placed on line late 
morning on 12th November.  The parcel arrived, all present and 
correct, at 12:10 the next day.  Great service.

Thanks again 
Regards
Gill
One very happy customer :)

 

Order arrived when expected and contents were correct, however had 
a problem with some of the chilled goods but you quickly sorted it 
out.  All the people I have spoken to are always very polite and 
helpful - good customer service
G Musgrave

Gentle, Organic Make-Up Wipes from Natracare

Natracare Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes

Natracare Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes

Sensitive skin needs treating with care. We women can often treat our skin roughly while scrubbing off our make up at the end of each day.

These new cleansing make-up wipes from Natracare have been made especially for sensitive skin. They will gently, yet thoroughly remove even the toughest of waterproof mascaras.

The wipes are made with organic cotton and natural ingredients that will treat your skin with the delicate care it needs. They have been dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested so you can be assured that they won’t take away any of your skins natural oils or cause any reactions.

Standard make-up wipes can contain up to 32 toxic chemicals and when you apply things to your face they can easily be absorbed into your skin’s pores.

Natracare have made their wipes using only the best organic and natural ingredients. They are infused with the essential oils of almond, apricot and chamomile to leave your skin, moisturised, cleansed and refreshed.

These are the first make-up wipes to ever receive the COSMOS Organic standard. Like all Natracare products they are never tested on animals, nor are they made with any animal ingredients.

Here’s what Natracare say about them themselves:

Rooibos Teas – for a bit of ‘Tea’-LC

There is a commonly used British phrase that tells us ‘A cup of tea will fix just about everything’. This might actually be the case for Rooibos Tea, otherwise known as Red Bush Tea.

Rooibos is naturally caffeine free, which means it doesn’t need to go through any chemical process to remove caffeine and qualify it for the noble ranks of caffeine free beverages. This makes Rooibos a suitable natural choice for those wanting to avoid caffeine for any of the many health reasons, including expectant mums and children.

There are many antioxidants packed into Rooibos, these are great for your body and do so much to help you keep healthy.

A specific antioxidant found in rooibos is called, chysoeriol.

Rooibos is also rich in minerals that are vital to our health, including; magnesium, which is essential for the nervous system; calcium and manganese, which are good for strong, healthy bones and teeth; zinc, important for metabolism and iron, which is essential for aiding blood and muscles distribute oxygen through the body.

There are many benefits to drinking Rooibos Tea in place of normal black tea or coffee not least of all the refreshing taste.

We’ve just taken on this new range of Rooibos tea from Tick Tock teas, there’s

Tick Tock Rooibos Teas

Tick Tock Rooibos Teas

three delicious new flavours for you to choose from, all with these amazing benefits to your health:
Earl Grey
Vanilla Chai
Restore & Renew- with liquorice, fennel & lemongrass.

If you’ve tried them let us know what you thought, we love getting your feedback.