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June 6 – 8: Jasmuheen workshop
06/06/2014 - 08/06/2014
Jan 25 – Feb 1: Holistic cours and retreat
25/01/2014 - 01/02/2014
Jan 8 – 20: Permaculture Design Course
08/01/2014 - 20/01/2014
Dec 14: Healing Workshop
Dec 7 & 8: Yoga and Ayurveda Weekend
07/12/2013 - 08/12/2013
- June 6 – 8: Jasmuheen workshop
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Tag Archives: natural cosmetics
With a new shop opening in Andalucía, Jabonalia brings their exclusive range of 100% natural products to the region. Much of what they sell is sold loose so that people can choose the amounts they want to buy and still have it wrapped in attractive packaging. The extensive range of products include artesan soaps, salts, bath bombs, body products and natural, organic cosmetics.
Andalucía is one of the regions experiencing the most growth in artesan soaps with more shops planned for the rest of 2013. … Continue reading
Now that it’s time for special family gatherings, Bionatura‘s two shops (one in Los Boliches and the other in Marbella) offer a wide selection of Christmas fayre including dried fruits, turron, panettone, wines and cavas, fresh and frozen meat, poultry, tropical fruit and national fruit and vegetables. All of which are certified organic.
For the more alternative sort there’s an array of vegetable patés, salmon, or specialty flour mixes so you can bake your favourite loaf.
If you want to support local shops, why not … Continue reading
Choosing a product in recently opened Coffee & Creams Organics shop in Laguna Village doesn’t require a degree in chemistry – all the products are 100% certified Organic and 100% natural. In fact, it’s a joy reading the ingredients of every single product, appreciating the care and effort put into them. All the ingredients are sourced from fair trade and organic producers who do not use synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, growth hormones or livestock food additives. Discover Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps & Lotions, America’s number … Continue reading
To celebrate Biocasa’s second birthday, La Chispa called by to chat to owner Vanda Laktos about healthy and organic living in Fuengirola. As customers came and went during a typically bustling morning, Vanda told us about setting up the shop and her experiences over the past two years. “It was always my dream to open a shop like this. It is very much a proper organic supermarket, selling a wide range of products. I believe that healthy living starts with our diet, the food we … Continue reading
Traditional industrial cosmetics need to be manufactured inexpensively. The favourite ingredient: water, and the rest: chemical additives. The names of the ingredients are about as healthy as they sound: emulsifiers, petroleum-based compounds, synthetic preservatives, and petrochemical fragrances, mineral and silicon oils. They produce lots of foam, smell good and are absorbed quickly, but for the skin and the environment, this means pouring a lot of chemicals into the ground and with essentially no active agents in the products. Elsebeth Nybroe-Nielsen from ENN Care has recently … Continue reading
It’s a brave person who starts a new business at the moment, but as with other success stories we are featuring in this issue, new shop owner Manuel has got off to a flying start with his new herboristeria in central Marbella. More than anything the new venture is fulfilling a dream of working in the health food industry, helping to educate people about natural and organic alternatives. With the opening of Herbo Marbella on main street Avda Ricardo Soriano, he now has the chance … Continue reading
Following the success of previous editions of Arte Sano the organisers are now planning another festival on San Pedro’s beautiful Paseo Maritimo. “We were last here in 2009 and had a great weekend full of music and activities,” explained Monica Bereuther, co-organiser of the event. “This year we are planning to bring the colourful world of alternative Andalucía to life for another fun weekend for all the family.” The weekend will include a diverse mix of classes, workshops and talks on subjects related to personal … Continue reading
This month sees the launch of the new la Chispa web site, overhauled recently to bring us up to date, easier to access and more interactive. Building on the success of previous versions of lachispa.net, the new site retains its high quality content and comprehensive online resource directory, southern Spain’s alternative Yellow Pages, as well as exhaustive events guide to classes, courses, concerts and festivals.
The resource directory now has over 2,000 entries – www.lachispa.net/resourcedirectory, so whatever you are looking for – yoga teachers, acupuncturists, … Continue reading