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Eco FINDS STRAWS
Metal Foreva™ Straws are made from 18/8 Stainless Steel, are BPA free and have a classy look. They come packaged with a cleaning brush, are easy-to-clean and are ideal for travelling with. They are curved for ease of use and also retain drink tempera
EcoBalance Lifestyle2 min lettiCooking, Food & Wine
Don’t Take A Holiday From Being
Spending a few days in a new place locally, abroad or simply at a place other than your home can alter your gut flora, proving that it doesn’t take much to affect gut health. Keep these tips in mind when you next plan a trip away from home: While the
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It’s Time For Our Kids To Sow, Grow And Save The Planet!
Myecosprout is a great local company who assist the ecology by teaching our kids to be one with nature. Copeland Koorts, founder of the company had this to say “We are extremely excited about the products we have developed as an alternative to enviro
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Would You Go Foundation-free On Your Wedding Day?
Close to 40 hopeful brides-to-be entered Nimue’s #NoMakeUpBride campaign in August 2019, but only one stole Nimue’s heart. 38-year-old, Sheri Nel, a Central Load Controller from Gauteng, was determined to fix her skin concerns for good and give herse
EcoBalance Lifestyle1 min lettiMedical
Back your Bones IN 2020
Did you know that one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 years old suffer from osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become porous, weak and more susceptible to fractures, particularly of the spine, hip and wrists? And there
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Eco FINDS READS
Finding your Inner Goddess by Delia Vipond is a beautifully illustrated interactive journal. Go on a journey of self-discovery and take some ‘me time’. Jot down your inner thoughts and work through these wonderful exercises for rediscovering your inn
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CAN A ZERO-WASTE lifesyle BE ACHIEVED?
The 5 ‘R’s that reverse the rubbish scourge REFUSE, REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE, ROT In essence the answer to the question posed here – ‘Can a zero waste lifestyle really be achieved?’ lies in that word ‘lifestyle!’ You see, too many people think of wast
EcoBalance Lifestyle5 min lettiCooking, Food & Wine
Choose HEALTHY RECIPES For You To Enjoy!
Breakfast Preparation Time: 10mins Cooking Time: 20mins Difficulty Level: Easy Moderate Difficult • 100 grams gluten-free oats• 250 ml water• ¼ teaspoon salt• 50 ml full cream• 200 grams plain yoghurt• 3 soft citruses• 20 ml honey• 3 strawberries• Mi
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An Inspiring HOME With Personality
OWNERS: Gary and Delia Vipond LOCATION: Midrand, Gauteng The Midrand, Gauteng property was originally the brain child of John Masson who saw the potential of turning their existing four bedroomed home, two bedroomed cottage into a French-styled villa
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PALM OIL - IN SEARCH OF A sustainable solution
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that comes from the fruit of oil palm trees originating in West Africa but is now cultivated commercially in Latin America, and particularly Malaysia and Indonesia (more than 82% of the world’s palm oil is produced
EcoBalance Lifestyle4 min letti
COFFEE CAPSULES dream solution OR ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE?
According to Nespresso, although still fast-growing, the portioned coffee segment, as it is known, only represents two per cent of overall consumed cups, however, this still equates to over 65 million single-serving coffee portions in South Africa in
EcoBalance Lifestyle3 min letti
GIVING A HOOT ABOUT OWL conservation
The Centre has grown exponentially over the past decade, as calls have come flooding in asking for help from the couple, renowned experts in their field. Where they initially could focus their energy on saving only a few owls a month, they have rescu
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PUBLISHER’S Note
Dear Readers Welcome to our launch issue of EcoBalance Lifestyle, a magazine that is all about finding balance whilst living in harmony with the environment. We are committed to giving you well balanced articles and content that is relevant, informat
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The COUNTRYSIDE Is Her Art
Now known as ‘Hannah Longmuir Artist,’ her business was officially launched in 2011, but Hannah’s story really began from her infancy. Growing up in the Scottish Borders countryside, this little girl, with a passion for nature and art, was always bri
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SMALL SPACE GARDENING Upwardly Mobile?
We all know about container gardening. The only limit with this kind of planting is your imagination. Any old items – shoes, tins, pots, wheelbarrows… you name it – can be planted up with any amount of combinations of plants. Mini movable vegetable g
EcoBalance Lifestyle3 min lettiPopular Culture & Media Studies
Contributors
Kerry-Ann Scrase is a freelance journalist and copywriter. She has been writing and working in the media for more than 25 years. She has experience in everything from covering news to feature writing, trade journalism and public relations. Kerry-Ann
EcoBalance Lifestyle1 min lettiFashion
CLOTHING With Love
The Pacca wrap top is made of a soft hemp and cotton blend making it comfortable and breathable for the spring/summer days. This timeless design with its prominent V-shaped neck line, full sleeves and waist wrap will have you feeling romantic, elegan
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Citrus AND ITS CHALLENGES
The first step is to make your tree as healthy as possible. A strong tree is able to fight off many diseases – just like humans do. So start off right. As with most fruiting plants, plant in full sun. The citrus family are sensitive to cold, thus pla
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MAKE RECYCLING A lifestyle
Separating household and office waste is the first – and most practical – way of contributing to a more sustainable future. “With a little bit of thought and a few extra bins or containers, South Africans can change their rubbish to recycling ratio s
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ECO BEAUTY BASICS HOW TO START making the change
Images of deforestation and oceans polluted with plastics have placed the excessive packaging that many of these products arrive on the shelf in, under the spotlight. The challenge is immense especially for manufacturers of mass market & luxury produ
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Eco FINDS GARDENING
Jane’s Delicious Gardener’s Hand Scrub. A moisturising and deep cleansing scrub to scour grubby gardening hands and heels. Made from pure soap with lavender, rosemary, tea tree, vitamin E oil, sweet orange oil and kelp extract - plus gentle but gritt
EcoBalance Lifestyle2 min letti
KNOW YOUR recycling SYMBOLS
This is the universal recycling symbol which essentially indicates that a product is capable of being recycled provided it is collected and channelled into the appropriate recycling programme whether it be for paper, plastic, glass or tin. Sometimes
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Eco FINDS BEAUTY STARTERS
Pure Beginnings Organic Care – Revitalising Body Wash This delightfully fragrant body wash is SLS-free and is infused with community sourced organic Baobab fruit extract. It has natural citrus and ylang ylang extracts and leaves skin feeling genuinel
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Eco FINDS TRAVEL
This Bamboo Travel Set is perfect to keep in your bag! Ideal for travelling, picnics, camping trips and even just to keep in your car for when you are out and about. The straws are handmade out of bamboo and the straw cleaner, knife, fork and spoon a
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WHAT’S IN A word?
Recycling VS. Recylable VS. Upcycling Recyclable products are items which can be collected and re-manufactured into new products after they’ve been used. The original product does not necessarily contain recycled materials and only benefits the envir
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Liquid dreams ARE MADE OF THESE
I have always been fascinated with therapeutic and essential oils”, says Izette. “As far back as primary school I found it wonderful that oils could be calming, uplifting, enhancing and used for mood balancing.” The countless health and wellness bene
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TOP VEGAN TRAVEL Tips
While it’s easy to answer this one when you know the lay of your own land, it’s a little trickier when it comes to the unfamiliar surrounds of a new town, city or country when travelling – believe me. Been there, done that, survived on Subway sandwic
EcoBalance Lifestyle3 min letti
THE REFILLERY a plastic-free GROCERY STORE
The concept is simple: buy what you need with their ‘weigh and pay’ policy, meaning there is less or no wastage. The store has a lovely feeling with big glass jars and containers filled with the freshest quality ingredients – many of which are locall
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FINDING YOUR Zen
Attending a yoga class, at least once a week has been scientifically proven to decrease stress levels and bonus - assists with fitness levels and toning of the body. If you find yourself wanting something more meaningful in life and if you are keen o
EcoBalance Lifestyle3 min lettiCooking, Food & Wine
Emily Moon
This gorgeous river lodge offers a WELCOME ESCAPE from the urban hustle and bustle. It is nestled on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful winding Bitou River. The secluded lodge suites are laid out for LUXURY AND COMFORT which are all connected with p
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