Soil Association "Oscars" for New Beauty Product

The Soil Association, Britain's esteemed charity promoting organic farming,has announced its 2006 organic industry awards—akin to the Oscars-- and the winner is: Spiezia. This small Cornish company has won the certified organic beauty product award for its organic lemon and marigold soap. The business was started by an Italian doctor, turned naturopath, who moved from Italy to Cornwall and began farming organically. The products are 100% organic, made by hand. The lemon and marigold soap uses only the purest of oils and herbs grown on the farm. The soaps are "made with passion, and respect for people and nature". Prize for best large store: Oliver's Wholefoods & Natural Remedies. This charming shop, with a village-like atmosphere, is impeccably stocked with every organic food, cosmetic, and vitamin imaginable. The owners are dedicated to community involvement and have food tastings in-house, speakers on relevant topics and a clinic. Best organic restaurant, should you be in the Yorkshire Dales: the Austwick Traddock. And best name (best small store): Pillars of Hercules (in Fife).:: Soil Association

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