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  • How to calculate your sun protection period and Tan naturally by Hannah Dare

    What an amazing start to our summer this year - a sizzling heat wave in May! I thought this month I would take a look at the difference between natural and chemical sunscreens, because I think it’s good to be informed about what you are putting on your skin and the skin of your precious children. Cheap sunscreen may mean you don’t burn in the short term, but it’s long term good health we are interested in and the cocktail of chemicals they contain are very concerning.

    I also came across a handy way of calculating how long you can stay in the sun both with and without sunscreen depending on the factor you have chosen.

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  • Organico Wine Club

    Domaine Ecu ‘Janus’ Chardonnay, Loire, France, White

    DEMETER Biodynamic and ECOCERT organic certified. No added sulphur.

    €20.99, 12%

    What a smart wine! Biodynamically DEMETRE certified since 1998 with organic practises since 1975, this ‘Janus’ chardonnay is minimal intervention at its best. Spontaneous and naturally fermentated from the indigenous yeast on the grapes and within the microflora of the winery, it is matured for 9 months in concrete tanks, then bottled with minimal filtering to retain the vineyard character. No added sulphur, no added anything – a true expression of vineyard to bottle. Brioche complexity with balanced acidity, Janus matches beautifully with Bantry bay seafood, mushroom dishes and stinky cheese.

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  • Treating Hay Fever Naturally

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    Summer is certainly coming! Great news for most of us as we welcome the lengthening of the days, unfortunately for others this means the start of the dreaded hay fever season. Personally I have never suffered from this condition, but I have some family members who do and I know it can be really miserable. Hay fever is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen causing the release of histamine, which causes inflammation around the nose and eyes. Characteristic symptoms include red, itchy eyes, and a runny or congested nose, and can include a cough and an inflamed throat.

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  • 25 Years and Counting! The Story of Organico

    When my father Alan opened Organico I was 16, my sister Rachel was 13, Aoife was 10 and Jaime was only 7. We all absolutely LOVED playing shop, and we took to working Saturdays and school holidays like ducks to water! Thankfully 25 years later Rachel and I still love it and this month we are celebrating Organico’s 25th birthday and having big celebration to say a huge Thank You to all our friends, customers and suppliers. Our parents, Alan and Caroline Dare, were involved in a Wholefood Cafe and community center in Brighton - so you could say Organico completed that circle.

    In 1980 our parents moved to West Cork where they bought a small farm to start a family and a new life. My father was very industrious and started Glenlough Yoghurt, a live natural yoghurt business. He bought milk directly from local farmers that he trusted Read More...

  • Dr Maher’s Natural Skin Care

    Doctor Mahers I don’t know about you, but I love looking after my skin these days. Where brushing teeth can (wrongly I know!) feel like a chore, taking care of my skin feels like a treat, especially when I find natural products that suit me. Unfortunately many of the compounds in beauty products are not good for us and some are downright toxic. The problem with applying products laced with petrochemical compounds on your skin is that our skin is a really good delivery system for things we want to get into our body (think insulin patches, nicotine patches, hormone patches). So what you put on your skin is going to end up in you blood stream as sure as if you injected or ate it.  Therefore it’s important to look for skin care products that contain ingredients which have the same purity and quality you’d look for in the foods you choose to eat, and In terms of having beautiful and well-nourished skin, products containing high-quality plant-based ingredients are simply a better choice. Read More...
  • Coffee - an addiction or a healthy drink?

    Let’s face it: many of us love our coffee! But is it a guilty pleasure or a healthy drink that is good for us? It feels like one day we see studies that support coffee and the next day we see 10 reasons why coffee is bad! What’s the truth about this aromatic beverage that so many of us love? I’ve been reading some very interesting articles on coffee by Dr Mark Hyman (an American Physician). Coffee contains antioxidants and can be the number one source of antioxidants in the modern diet (a sad state of affairs considering we ought to be eating 6-9 portions of antioxidant rich fruit and veg every day).

    A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology showed improvements in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cholesterol when mice consumed coffee and fat together. (More on that combo in a minute.) They also found coffee can help reduce gut permeability or leaky gut.

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  • Come and bake at Organico

    We're currently looking for a baker for our Bakery in Bantry. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced baker who has an interest in handmade sourdough breads.
  • Come and cook at Organico!

    We're looking for a skilled cook to come and join our happy team at Organico Cafe in Bantry. If you love healthy eating, are excited by cooking real food, and would like to be part of a dynamic team, this could be the job for you!
  • Retail Shop of the Year 2016 - Thank You John and Sally McKenna!

    We're so excited to have won the Retail Shop of The Year Ireland award from the McKenna's Guides!

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