€26.90 EUR €29.95 EUR
Green Angel Seaweed Shampoo with Neroli & Lavender essential oils is vitamin and mineral enriched and helps to feed and nourish the roots of the hair. It helps improve the volume and vitality of hair, leaving it healthy, soft and manageable. Seaweeds are well known for their hydrating qualities and inject moisture into the hair. They are also a rich source of iodine and according to many case studies the lack of iodine can cause the thyroid gland to under produce thyroxin which can result in thin hair, poor hair growth, dry hair and hair loss. As featured in Herald HQ's 'Tried and Tested'.
Ingredients: Bladderwrack Extract, Carrageen Extract, Glyceryl Oleate, Knotted Wrack Extract, Lavender Oil, Mandarin Oil, Neroli oil, Sea Lavender Extract, Thyme Extract, Toothed Wrack Extract.
Not tested on Animals and Paraben Free.
Use: Lather the shampoo into the hair and leave for a few minutes to allow the hair to benefit from the active ingredients and essential oils. Rinse thoroughly and apply Ri na Mara Seaweed Conditioner.
Benefits: Not only does Green Angel Shampoo contain seaweed, with all its attributes, but it also contains high quality Lavender and Neroli essential oils chosen for their therapeutic benefits. Lavender essential oil naturally soothes the scalp and is very helpful for the treatment of alopecia (hair loss) as well as scalp psoriasis. Neroli essential oil contains great therapeutic properties. it is very calming and soothing and wonderfully rejuvenating and regenerative. It also has the most incredible scent.
Essential oils enhance the appearance and condition of your hair and also benefit your emotional wellbeing as the oils reach the limbic system of the brain which is the part of the brain that regulates emotions and behaviour.
Green Angel was founded in 2006 by Chris and Mary Mitchell. It is an award winning, luxurious range of Irish body care preparations based on the fusion of Irish seaweed and natural essential oils. Chris and Mary are committed to creating skincare products which promote wellness and bring balance to the mind and body. ’We are very passionate about our product which has an holistic approach that leaves the whole body revitalised and enriched… quality and service are very important to us’.
Mary grew up with dry, sensitive skin which led to a personal interest in experimenting with various natural botanical and essential oils for their therapeutic benefits as effective ingredients for natural skincare. Chris learned from his mother how to sustainably harvest seaweed. His mum made roasted seaweed snacks for the family. Chris became aware of the amazing healing powers of seaweed when he used a seaweed poultice to dress a wound from a motorbike accident on his father’s leg with.
With their own knowledge and passion, huge amounts of research, help from experts, and insights from Thalassotherapy (use of seawater & seaweed) and Aromatherapy (use of essential oils), they developed Green Angel. They have built a dedicated team around them and the range has won many industry awards and 100’s of fantastic media reviews.
€13.50 EUR €15.00 EUR
This Ballyglass Seaweed Bath Puff with Peppermint contains traditionally hand-harvested, high quality seaweed from the clean waters of the unspoilt north Mayo coast. The seaweed is hand-dried outside in the natural elements, as it has been for generations. As a consequence, it is in its most natural form and all the gels are preserved within it when it is dried. In addition to the seaweed, this puff contains peppermint which helps to revitalise the body and mind. A seaweed bath soak is a great way to de-tox and recover from the day.
For ease of use, each bundle of seaweed is wrapped in fleece which can be gently rubbed on the skin to encourage exfoliation. Having the seaweed contained in a cloth also prevents it from going down the drain! The bag can be undone if you would prefer to have seaweed floating freely in the basin. Seaweed in warm water is completely different to our experience of it on the beach and warm seaweed wrapped around your body is soothing and restorative.
Ingredients: Hand harvested, air-dried serrated wrack and bladder wrack. Peppermint. This product is free from chemicals, not tested on animals and 100% biodegradable.
Use: Put the bath puff in a basin and cover with boiling/very hot water. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes to release the algal gel. Add sufficient hot and cold water to the bath to make it the perfect temperature for you. Rub the bath puff or the seaweed over your skin to exfoliate.
Benefits: This seaweed bath soak cleanses, detoxifies, moisturises, rehydrates and tones the body. It stimulates the lymphatic system and remineralizes the body. It boosts the circulation and reduces water retention as the seaweed helps to release excess fluid from congested tissues. It is good for skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne. It alleviates joint and muscle pain, rheumatism and arthritis, and is a lovely treat for aching bodies. The whole experience helps to balance your body chemistry and relieve stress, creating an anti-ageing effect.
Ballyglass Seaweed Gatherers is run by Sue Mackill and her family. They believe in using natural ingredients in their most untreated form, so their products come to you in as close to their natural state as possible and are produced in the most energy efficient way, often only using sun and wind to dry their seaweed.
They hand harvest seaweed from the shores of Ballycastle on the north coast of Mayo. This area is very clean and unpolluted by any large towns or industries. They gather the seaweed by hand in a traditional, sustainable way, cutting the seaweed to make sure the holdfast is left in place so the seaweed can continue to grow. The herbs are grown and gathered locally using no chemicals./p>
€17.10 EUR €19.00 EUR
The rope on this soap helps you use it in the shower. Our skin care products are made with natural, pure ingredients with the aim of maintaining and improving general skin and hair condition. They are naturally moisturising as well as being a pleasure to use. Traditionally made using the cold process method our products soothe, pamper and restore skin to prime condition naturally.
We start by blending different vegetable oils, waxes and butters. Each have slightly different healing, soothing and health maintaining qualities. Then we produce our lye using spring water. We combine the oils with the lye which starts the chemical soap making process. We then add a blend of essential oils to give the product its botanical identity. The cure time for the soaps is in the region of a month. One of the lovely features of the seaweed soaps is the way the colour leaches from the raw material into the soap bar during the curing process.
Zesty seaweed (Dillisk) harvested from the beaches of Achill adds an unmistakeable surfy fragrance and a restorative essence to this wholly natural product. Together with the Cedarwood essential oil we have married the strong floral Geranium with the fresh citrusy vibrance of Lemongrass and the sweet balsamic Bergamot. The effect is as healing and invigorating as a brisk walk on the Strand.
Ingredients: Pure, organic, sustainable and hypoallergenic, our Soaps are made using pure Achill Island Spring Water and organic and fair trade vegetable and essential oils. As much as possible we use ingredients from where we live; the water is from a spring at the most westerly point of the island and the duileasc (dillisk) is from local beaches.
Use: When using the soap on hair, wet the hair and use the soap to form a lather with the hands. Apply the lather to the hair, work through and rinse. Natural vegetable glycerine is made in the saponification process. This gives the soap its naturally moisturising quality so there should be no need to use an additional hair conditioner.
Benefits:The salty ‘ozone’ essence of the material is refreshingly evident and the natural inclusion of numerous trace elements and minerals are wonderfully beneficial to skin and hair. Used regularly, either as hand soaps or for hair and body, this soap provides an easy body-care system with benefits that can be felt and seen in the general condition of both skin and hair.
Achill Pure is run by Stuart Foster. His career has wandered through agriculture, construction and manufacturing. When he retired he moved with his wife to their house in Mayo, busying himself with renovations to the house and developing some of the surrounding bog into a garden.
Shortly after moving, the latest grandchild was born with a very sensitive skin. Stuart was very concerned and set out to help the poor little fellow. He researched the problem and anything that might possibly bring relief. He concluded that a washing soap was a good place to start. After much research, blending, tweaking, waiting and sometimes failing, he produced something his daughter was prepared to use on her little boy who was, by then, about 12 months old. Thankfully it relieved the irritation, and six years on he still relies on it.
From that first success, Stuart just had to go further and became really passionate about the whole skincare business. He was an early member of the Mayo craftworks group and, through this, became involved in craft markets and fairs. This brought the opportunity to expand the product range to include many more locally associated varieties of product, including seaweed, heather and turf!
€10.70 EUR €11.95 EUR
Mungo Murphy's Single Sea-Bag contains approximately 50g of sustainably harvested and naturally dried and ground Laminaria digitata from the wild Atlantic waters of Connemara. Mungo Murphy's Sea-Bags are a clean and compact way of taking a seaweed bath in the comfort of your own home.
This product is perfect for people who want to avail of all of the benefits of seaweed, but who don't want to have bits of seaweed floating around their bath tub.
The Sea-Bag also acts as a very good loofah in the bath and, once used, it can be used again for a second bath or in the shower as a scrub.
Ingredients: Laminaria digitata
Use: Cover the sea bag in very hot/boiling water and soak for a few minutes. Use in the bath or shower to rub over the skin.
This conveniently packed kelp can be used to treat skin imperfections, stimulate blood circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite, detoxify the body, soften stiff muscles, improve thyroid health and may also serve to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.
Mungo Murphy Seaweed is the brainchild of Sinead O'Brien in Connemara. The team is made up of Sinead & Cindy O'Brien and Kevin Murphy. Sinead is a law graduate from UCD with a masters from the University of Amsterdam. Kevin is a talented musician and artist with strong IT skills, a degree in Politics and Economics from UCD, and has toured Ireland as the bass player in avant-garde Dublin band 'Blind Yackety'. Cindy is originally from California where she did a degree in Marine Biology at California State University and worked at the University of Miami’s experimental fish hatchery before coming to live on the West Coast of Ireland with her beautiful daughter, Sinead.
It is a lifestyle choice to be on the beautiful West coast of Ireland growing their innovative seaweed business. They all love hand harvesting seaweed in the traditional way. They delight in the fact that they can wear wellies to work and find great enjoyment in transforming various algae specimens into easily usable products for the consumer. Sinead uses her creative spirit to formulate the products and Kevin uses his many left and right brain talents to develop the branding and business concept. Cindy contributes her considerable experience from her successful business 'Connemara Abalone', and her impressive ability to drive across rocks and potholes!
€21.50 EUR €23.90 EUR
You can relax and unwind in this luxurious Rí Na Mara Detoxifying & Remineralising Foaming Bath. It is rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, and helps to eliminate impurities accumulated throughout the day.
All Rí Na Mara products are PH Balanced, biodegradable, not tested on animals, free of animal derivatives, free of mineral oil and derivatives, free from parabens, harsh chemicals and GMO’s. Suitable for all skin types.
Key Ingredients: Fucus serratus, Chondrus crispus, Laminaria digitata and Fucus vesiculosus.
Rí Na Mara Detoxifying & Remineralising Foaming Bath detoxifies and remineralises the skin due to active ingredients in the seaweed and other natural ingredients which help to re-energise your body and alleviate aching joints.
Directions for use: pour this silky gel into a running bath, then immerse yourself in this luxurious and relaxing seaweed soak and just feel the tension disappear. To optimise the seaweed effect, relax in the bath for 10-15 minutes.
Follow with Rí Na Mara Firming Body Lotion or Toning & Moisturising Body Cream.
Rí Na Mara is a family owned business based in Connemara and run by Deidre and Seamus Uí Chathmhaoil. Since launching their boutique Irish range of Luxury Seaweed Skincare in 2004, the company has gained substantial recognition winning a number of prestigious awards including ”Connacht Marketing Champion” from The Marketing Institute of Ireland, Lá Viridian Award for Innovation and The Top 50 Cross Border Achievement Award. Director Deirdre UÍ Chathmhaoil was voted “BPW Business woman of the year“
Following three years Research and Development, throughout Europe and in particular France, Rí Na Mara discovered the same species of seaplants were thriving off the west coast of Ireland. Irish Atlantic coastal waters are some of the purest in Europe and our seaweeds are of a very high quality. Rí Na Mara use a variety of organic hand harvested seaweeds including Laminaria digitata, Chondrus crispus, Fucus serratus, Fucus vesiculosus and Ascophyllum nodosum.