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This month we’re putting the spotlight on the time-honoured craft of fermentation.

In short, fermentation is the natural process during which a substance breaks down into a simpler substance. Micro-organisms like bacteria and yeast play a vital role in the fermentation process creating beer, wine, bread, kimchi, yoghurt and many other health food staples. Including of course artisan vinegar.

Rozendal Botanical Vinegar

We are therefore delighted to bring you the Rozendal Botanical Vinegar which you can now purchase from our shop on Longships Drive in Plettenberg Bay and through the online store (see link below).

At Rozendal they follow the traditional method of vinegar making, using a blend of red wine cultivars which is activated by an indigenous ‘mother’ culture (similiar to Kombucha) originating from the farm’s first vinegar in 1988.

Their delightful gift pack makes the perfect Christmas gift for the health-conscious foodie in your life.

There are 4 varieties: Hibiscus; Lavender; Fynbos & Green Tea.  Rozendal use our Gaia Green Tea for this variant.  The packs are R160 each.


Oxidative Stress: Why is Sodium Ascorbate Vit C so NB

Oxidative stress is a state that occurs when there is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body.

The body produces free radicals during normal metabolic processes, and cells very cleverly produce antioxidants to neutralise these free radicals.

However, due to our modern diet, lifestyle and other environmental factors, the body may not always be able to maintain a healthy balance.

The result, uncontrolled oxidative stress, can damage cells, proteins and DNA, which can contribute to ageing.

Antioxidants such as Vitamin C have a vital neutralising effect on free radicals. Vitamin C is, however, an essential nutrient which means it cannot be produced by the body and must be replenished regularly.

Gaia Sodium Ascorbate is a pure buffered soluble vitamin C powder. This means it is more abdomen friendly and usually recommended for people who may have gastrointestinal problems associated with ascorbic acid.

Gaia Sodium Ascorbate Vitamin C Powder is available via our online store at the reduced price of R160.00 plus VAT for 100g.



Gaia Organic Green Tea: The many health benefits……..

The majority of our skin care products are formulated around the rich antioxidant and natural anti-ageing properties of our Organic Green Tea, but there are plenty of other health benefits to be gained from including a freshly brewed cup (or two) in your daily regime.

Some of these health benefits include:

– Green tea is a good source of antioxidants which promotes longevity

– It may help to lower and stabilise blood sugar levels, as well as cholesterol levels

– It promotes weight loss and helps you exercise longer

– Good oral health and prevention of tooth decay

Gaia Organic Green Tea is Fairtrade compliant and available as whole loose leaf tea or in unbleached tea bags for your convenience.


Tell Us Your Story …

Gaia really is a family.  Claudia traded at the Wild Oats market in Sedgefield for 13 years and during that time had made acquaintance with so many people not only from South Africa but all over the world.

We would LOVE to hear your story … when did you first start using the Gaia products and how did you get aquainted with Gaia Organics?

Please email director@gaiaorganics.co.za and you could be in line to receive a Gold/Mature skin pack worth R1600.00.

Wisdom Quote

“Fermentation and civilisation are inseparable.”

– John Ciardi –


Best wishes, Claudia, Jethro, Allie & Shirley

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