Environmental Action

Genetically Modified Crops Threaten Bees

The world’s food supply could be under serious threat. Antibiotic resistant genes from genetically modified crops are suspected of decimating the North American bee population. The US is importing millions…
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Waste-Free Shopping, Is it a reality?

Shopping waste free (almost completely) for your weekly groceries isn’t as hard as it sounds – there is a few items that we haven’t figured out how to avoid plastic…
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A bit of Byron Shire’s Plastic-Free History

Since the early 1970’s the Byron Shire has been home to a plastic-free shopping experience.  45 years on we still stand strong on our war against plastic waste. Santos Organics…
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Recipes

Broccoli, Celery & Walnut Slaw with Lime & Avocado Mayo

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Choc-coated Chocolate, Fig & Hempseed Balls

I’m pretty fussy when it comes to eating bliss balls. They must have a variety of textures, and also two or three different flavours going on. I’ve had too many…
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Cauliflower Nasi Goreng

If you’ve never had cauliflower ‘rice’, I strongly urge you to try this dish. It makes a lovely light and nutritious lunch (or dinner) that is super-simple and quick to…
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Healthy Living

Safe Sunscreen?

At Santos Organics, we only stock natural, mineral based sunscreens with UV reflective ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, providing strong sun protection without the use of harmful…
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Inflammation and Autoimmune Disorders

It seems that autoimmune disorders are on the increase and more and more autoimmune diseases are being added to the list daily.  What is causing this increase and what are…
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Love Your Disease, It’s Keeping You Healthy!

This is the title of a book I read in the 1980’s by John Harrison, a doctor, naturopath, acupuncturist and psychologist. It’s a catchy title and it opened up my…
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Sustainable Living

Waste-Free Shopping, Is it a reality?

Shopping waste free (almost completely) for your weekly groceries isn’t as hard as it sounds – there is a few items that we haven’t figured out how to avoid plastic…
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Farewell to “Raw” Cacao!

Since the early 1970’s we’ve been doing research about our products, and 45 years on we employ an Ethics Researcher to do the research so you don’t have to. It’s…
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Time To Ditch Artificially Fragranced Products

Time To Ditch Artificially Fragranced Home & Personal Care Products – Here Is Why “In urban areas, emissions from consumer goods such as paint, cleaning supplies and personal care products…
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Food Philosophy

Hormone Imbalance – Excessive Estrogen Disorders

Many things affect the fine balance of women’s hormonal systems and an out of balance network of hormones can not only lead to crankiness, feeling out of sorts, heavy periods,…
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Reversing Dementia Naturally

Dementia is a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain and there are many different types including Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. Brain function is…
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The Acid/Alkaline Balance

This is a topic of much confusion and I will try to simplify it as much as I can. Foods are generally categorised as acid or alkaline based on the…
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In General

Waste-Free Shopping, Is it a reality?

Shopping waste free (almost completely) for your weekly groceries isn’t as hard as it sounds – there is a few items that we haven’t figured out how to avoid plastic…
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Grant Winners Announced 2018

We’d like to congratulate the five local organisations have been announced as the recipients of our $40,000 in grant funding. Environmental and Social Investment – Our 2018 Grant Outcomes These…
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$40,000 – Staff Charity Fund Grant 2018

Congratulations to our wonderful customers and generous team! You have made it possible for us to invest another $40,000 in local or national not-for-profit organisations working on social or environmental…
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