New Suma essential oil soap range, Available from the 1st September..
August 28, 2014 – 5:09 am | No Comment

Every one of these twelve new and beautiful soaps has been carefully hand crafted using a blend of olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. We’ve used an age-old traditional method that means each bar retains all of the soap’s naturally released glycerine. It’s a method which helps produce a wonderfully natural moisturising soap, with a rich creamy lather which is kind and nourishing to even the most sensitive of skins.

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New Suma essential oil soap range, Available from the 1st September..
August 28, 2014 – 5:09 am | No Comment

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Natural nourishment – a dozen new ways to help your skin feel good.

Every one of these twelve new and beautiful soaps has been carefully hand crafted using a blend of olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. We’ve used an age-old traditional method that means each bar retains all of the soap’s naturally released glycerine. It’s a method which helps produce a wonderfully natural moisturising soap, with a rich creamy lather which is kind and nourishing to even the most sensitive of skins.

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Free from Parabens, SLS and palm oil, this exciting range is loaded with ingredients to hydrate, soothe, and pamper the skin. Made using only the finest natural ingredients, pure essential oils, herbs, spices and flowers – these soaps are naturally kinder on the environment too.

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All beautifully packaged into perfect recyclable little boxes, each bar has unique properties which will help you relax, and indulge your senses, with some wonderfully unexpected exfoliates. The only problem is working out which one you’ll try first!

All our essential oil soaps are:

• Made using only the finest essential oils.
• Beautifully coloured using herbs, spices, flowers and clays, with some wonderfully unexpected exfoliates, try our aduki bean soap and see!
• Individually boxed into perfect recyclable little boxes.
• New increased weight, all our soap bars are cut by hand and have a minimum weight of 95g each.

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DY433 – Gentle – aloe vera and wheatgerm oil

(Pure white bar)
A natural blend of soothing aloe vera and wheat germ oils combine to help smooth and hydrate your skin, helping you to take care of dry and difficult skin conditions.

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DY438 – Relax – lavender and lime – with lavender flowers.

(A vibrant lilac bar)
A relaxing blend of lavender and crisp lime essential oils. The lavender helps promote a sense of calm and relaxation, while the lime provides an uplifting, refreshing zing, creating a refreshing soap with a warm, floral scent.

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DY440 – Refresh – lemongrass with chamomile flowers.

(A beautiful peach coloured bar infused with chamomile flowers)
The lemongrass and chamomile combine to make a wonderfully refreshing soap that will leave your skin thoroughly moisturised with a refreshingly clean and toned feeling.

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DY444 – Antiseptic – tea tree and eucalyptus with nettle leaf.

(A lovely green flecked bar)
Tea tree renowned for it’s superb antiseptic qualities, and eucalyptus for it’s antibacterial action, combine to create a wonderfully aromatic soap for deep cleansing. This is a fresh and soft soap, with added nettle leaf to soothe tired skin.

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DY445 – Revive – rosemary and lavender with rosemary leaf.

(Natural coloured bar with rosemary leaves)
Lavender essential oil soothes the mind and spirit while rosemary leaves and essential oil combine to waken and refresh, leaving your skin feeling toned, gently exfoliated and thoroughly revived.

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DY446 – Exfoliate – peppermint and pine oil with poppy seeds.

(A fresh white bar, speckled with seeds)
A great wake up soap, refreshing and uplifting – perfect for that early morning shower. The poppy seeds add great exfoliation to help make your skin tingle and leave you ready to face the day.

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DY448 – Citrus – grapefruit and mandarin with calendula flowers.

(Warm coloured golden bar with flowers)
A citrusy-crisp scented bar filled with tangy fragrances to lift the spirit while refreshing, rejuvenating and clearing the mind. Infused with gentle and soothing calendula petals, a treat for oily skins.

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DY452 – Spicy – cinnamon, orange and aduki bean.

(Zingy bar with wonderful brown flecks)
A warming, sensually, spicy soap with added aduki beans known for their cleansing properties, all perfectly blended to invigorate and revitalise your skin, leaving you feeling reenergised and ready to go.

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DY476 – Moisturise – coconut milk and ylang ylang with oatmeal.

(Pure white bar with oatmeal pieces)
A richly lathering exotically fragrant soap made with coconut milk to moisturise, and added oatmeal to calm irritated skin. Perfectly balanced with ylang ylang essential oil for an all over pamper sensation.

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DY497 – Uplifting – bergamot and green tea with green tea leaves

(Light orange with flecks of greet tea leaves)
The Earl Grey of soaps; cooling and refreshing with an uplifting citrus scent, paired perfectly with green tea leaves for gentle all over exfoliation.

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DY502 – Floral – rose geranium with rose petals.

(Subtle pink hue with rose petals)
A wonderful richly moisturising soap bar with a subtle rose geranium fragrance very much like turkish delight. This soap creates a gentle and relaxing cleansing experience – perfect for people looking after dry skin.

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DY560 – Tone – patchouli and hemp with sandalwood.

(Earthy colour with flecks)
A fantastic scrub with a wonderful patchouli aroma and skin enriching ingredients, combine to leave the skin feeling toned and smooth.

New Suma organic hamper
August 28, 2014 – 3:59 am | No Comment
New Suma organic hamper

The gift that keeps on giving.
Suma Product Code: BT351
To celebrate a little slice of Suma, we’ve very carefully selected a mix of our favourite vegan, organic Suma products, and presented them in a beautiful hamper, …

Suma and the Woodcraft Folk
August 21, 2014 – 11:20 am | One Comment
Suma and the Woodcraft Folk

At Suma we have a long friendship with the Woodcraft Folk (WCF or ‘Woodies’), the cooperative young peoples’ organisation. Woodies was founded in 1925 for young people to learn cooperative values and principles through group …

Vegan Tofu and Veg Picnic Pie
August 7, 2014 – 9:30 am | No Comment
Vegan Tofu and Veg Picnic Pie

A vegan vegetable and tofu layered picnic pie recipe, inspired by Ruby Tandoh’s recipe from the Great British Bake off 2013

Ethical Consumer readers vote Suma in their top 10
August 5, 2014 – 10:04 am | No Comment
Ethical Consumer readers vote Suma in their top 10

Suma has been voted one of the top ten ethical brands of the last 25 years by Ethical Consumer readers. To mark it’s 25th birthday, Ethical Consumer carried out a reader survey of the top …

Vegan Coconut Choco Bars
August 4, 2014 – 3:17 pm | 2 Comments
Vegan Coconut Choco Bars

When Suma’s new coconut oil arrived I was keen to find some exciting ways to use it. I’ve been experimenting with vegan baking for just over a year now and have to say I am …

The Italian Job, Coop Style
July 31, 2014 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
The Italian Job, Coop Style

For two weeks at the beginning of July we were very lucky to have a visitor all the way from Italy. Linda Casani is a member of Iris Cooperativa Agricola, based in the North of …

A Vegetarian Nursery in Hebden Bridge
July 21, 2014 – 9:29 am | One Comment
A Vegetarian Nursery in Hebden Bridge

Long time Suma Customer, Crossley Mill Nursery, sits in a beautiful canal-side location in the heart of Hebden Bridge. It is housed in an old mill that was specially converted in 1998 on the initiative of a group of parents who were keen to secure better childcare for under 5’s in the Upper Calder Valley. It cares for up to 46 children from 0-5 years.

Co-operative of the Year 2014: Suma Wholefoods
July 9, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment
Co-operative of the Year 2014: Suma Wholefoods

Suma Foods has been awarded the title of “Cooperative of the year 2014” in an annual award open to over 6000 cooperative businesses.
The decision was announced at Co-operatives UK AGM, held on Friday 27 June …

Healthy eating on a budget
July 8, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment
Healthy eating on a budget

Of course we’re not biased here at Suma but to quote from the Vegetarian Society Website;
“…research shows that in many ways a vegetarian diet is healthier than that of a typical meat eater… a …

New Style Suma Bamboo T-Shirts
July 3, 2014 – 9:40 am | No Comment
New Style Suma Bamboo T-Shirts

New design, same great quality, new lower price. An environmentally friendly choice with style! Bamboo is our fabric of choice. Fabric made from bamboo fibre is special because it is incredibly soft, smooth and comfortable, …