What happens when a French woman, Audrey, meets a Moroccan man, Mourad? They move to Penang and start up a company called Moroccan Tresors, importing argan oil, famed for its health and beauty benefits. Continue reading
Step into Sukhi Hotu Buddhist book shop and you will be entering an oasis of peace and calm, surrounded by Buddha statues and melodic chimes. Continue reading
The Penang Funmers Life Market is held on the first Sunday of the month at Pusat Agropelancongan, Relau from 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Organised by Wonder Wilderfarm, Consumer Association of Penang and Grassroot Organic Farm, the Funmers Life Market aims to bring together people who are interested in a sustainable living and protection of the environment. Continue reading
On the last Sunday of each month, you will find the Little Penang Street Market, located on Upper Penang Road and open from 10am to 5pm.
Run by a small team of volunteers, this non-profit making community venture provides low-cost opportunities for local artists and artisans to sell their Continue reading
It’s always nice when a friend offers to do a review for you. Bernadette Ackman went along to My Beauty Cottage to have the hairs ripped out of her legs and lived to tell the tale of her hair-raising experience!
A relaxing leg wax I have always considered an oxymoron. However my experience at “My Beauty Cottage” proved that having the hair ripped out of your legs can indeed be just that. Continue reading
If you are concerned about the long-term use of synthetic hair dyes, you can have your hair colored at one of the organic hair salons available in Penang
Why use organic hair dye?
Most hair dyes contain potentially harmful ingredients such as ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, coal-tar and parabens. These toxic chemicals can lead to allergic Continue reading
Looking for organic beauty treatments in Penang? There are a few places that specialize in using natural and organic skin and hair products.
According to a recent study undertaken by natural deodorant company, Bionsen, an average woman can use more than 500 chemicals every day as part of her beauty regime. Many of these products such as facial and body creams contain toxic ingredients which can cause harm to the body. Continue reading
Penang is not generally known for its arts and craft movement, but Eugene Lim is hoping to change that with his range of cruelty free handbags called Etanzo. Not only are his bags stylish and fashionable, but are not made from any animal-derived materials like leather, suede, fur or wool.
You may have seen Eugene Lim around Penang selling his unique homemade handbags. Continue reading
When Vietnamese fashion designer, Linh, and Australian scientist, Mike, merged their talents, they created a fragrant soap story. Penang Spirit had a chat with Dr. Mike Thair about the creation of Indochine Natural. Continue reading
When it comes to choosing organic and natural skin care products, it can be a bit of a minefield. Read this article to find out where you can find brands that you can trust.
Look in any pharmacy, supermarket, department store or beauty shop and you will see products that claim to be “natural”, “organic”, “pure”, “herbal”, “eco-friendly” among other terms. Continue reading