We love interviewing holistic business owners, learning more about what inspires them. One business we were thrilled to highlight in our Summer 2021 issue was Wild Rose Botanicals, creators of some truly amazing, all natural skincare products.
Alison Canavan’s action-packed holistic living and wellness event, the Full 360 Series, is going nationwide in 2018 after a successful debut in Dublin last September. Four different Full 360 events will be taking place across Ireland over the next few months. The first stop is the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin, on January 14th. To avail of a 10% discount for Positive Life readers, just use the discount code ‘positivelife’ when purchasing your ticket online. Visit alisoncanavan.com/the-full-360 for tickets and booking information. You can find out more about Alison’s work at becomplete.ie.
Followers of the wellness coach and award winning author, Alison Canavan, may remember that last September, she organised an inspiring holistic health event called The Full 360 Series in Dublin. This event showcased a large variety of natural products and simple everyday self-care tips to help attendees take control of their own health, in addition to hosting expert exhibitors and speakers such as David Gilna, Jennifer Rock (a.k.a. The Skin Nerd) and Miriam Kerins. If you missed it the first time round, the good news is that The Full 360 Series is now going nationwide, with four scheduled events set to take place in Dublin, Athlone, Cork and Kilkenny over the next few months.
The upcoming dates and locations are:
January 14th at the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin
February 4th at the Radisson Blu, Northgate Street, Athlone
March 25th at the Radisson Blu, Little Island, Cork
April 15th at the Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, Kilkenny
Attendees will receive a goody bag of natural products worth over €100, a fresh, healthy lunch, and the opportunity to learn a wide range of wellness tips that can help them to lead more productive and positive lives. There will also be talks on a large variety of subjects such as gratitude, meditation, mindfulness, healthy eating, and stress reduction.
“People are more stressed and busier than ever,” Alison explains on her website, “and we all put enormous pressure on ourselves to be everything to everyone, often treating ourselves quite harshly and negatively. It’s time to practice self-care to cope with the demands of our busy world. The Full 360 is about joining the dots with our health and wellbeing and having fun along the way.”
Some of the event sponsors include natural make up company Couleur Caramel, Eskimo-3, Wild Nutrition, Dr. Bronner’s, Dr. Coy’s, Pukka, and the Eden Beauty Group. These companies, and many more, will be present on the day to display their amazing products and offer their guidance on how customers can enhance their health.
Visit alisoncanavan.com/the-full-360 for tickets and booking information. Tickets for the Dublin and Athlone shows are €109 each. Early bird tickets, which cost €99, are still available for the events in Cork and Kilkenny. To avail of a 10% discount for Positive Life readers, just use the discount code ‘positivelife’ when purchasing a ticket. You can find out more about Alison’s work at becomplete.ie.
By Alison McEvoy
Born of the combined passion of its co-founders for genuine, natural skincare and fair principles, Lavera celebrates its thirtieth birthday this year. Co-founder Thomas Haas had suffered from the itchy skin condition, neurodermatitis, since he was a child.
He began his skincare journey by cultivating plants and developing formulae for natural products that might help
his skin. After ten years of research he launched the original company, Laverna. At around the same time, in Germany, Klara Ahlers had set up a natural cosmetics speciality retail business named Cremetopf (‘Cream Jar’). It wasn’t long before these two joined forces and in 1997 they set forth together as Lavera – ‘the real thing’ in Latin.
Lavera now produces a massive range of skincare products, from deodorants and make-up, to skin care for babies and children, which it ships to over forty countries worldwide. This global distribution thread remains rooted in the Hanover region in Germany, meaning that production can stay thoroughly regulated to ensure organic, cruelty-free and eco-friendly manufacturing standards are kept. Ingredients are also locally harvested in that region; “Some 300 organic extracts are obtained from natural sources such as flowers, freeze-dried fruits and herbs, hence a high level of quality control is possible, which has been confirmed many times by top ratings from independent testing bodies.”
Given their history of pioneering work in Germany, having been involved in the creation of the first certifying body
for natural cosmetics, NATRUE, and being the first world-wide producer of 100% mineral-based sun protection, Lavera will no doubt continue to grow and innovate over the decades to come.