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Aug 19, 2007
Name: Raw Gaia
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Organic Skin Care Company to Launch Luxurious Gift Sets

http://www.responsesource.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=32998&hilite=

Organic skin care company Raw Gaia announces the launch of three luxurious gift sets from its distinctive range of living skin care products. The gift sets will be available for purchase from September 10th, in time for the Christmas shopping season.

Raw Gaia is quickly becoming a very popular organic skin care brand. Using only organic, vegan, and as much as possible, fairtrade ingredients, products are hand-made through a special low temperature process in order to retain all the life energy, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and EFAs in the ingredients.

As a result, Raw Gaia’s skin care products are unusually pure and have wonderful moisturising and healing qualities.

The gifts sets to be launched are:

Pamper Box:

This complete skin care set will give your face and body the living nourishment it truly deserves. Containing some of Raw Gaia’s best selling products, this is a real pampering treat for yourself and as a gift for your loved ones! (RRP: £48)

Contents:

• For Her Daughters Living Moisturiser. A beautiful feminine cream with revitalising rosehip, evening primrose and palmarosa. 60 ml jar

• Floral Face Toner. An uplifting and refreshing spray that helps to tonify, balance and revitalise all types of skin. With rose otto, neroli, palmarosa, chamomile and melissa. 100 ml bottle.

• Living Facial Cleanser. Leaves your face wonderfully cleansed & nourished. Made with cold-pressed oils, essential oils & floral waters with outstanding anti-bacterial & nourishing properties. 100 ml bottle.

• Wildcrafted & Fairly Traded Shea Butter. Rich in vitamins A, E & F, it is a fantastic moisturiser for the body and makes the skin feel wonderfully smooth. 90g jar.

• Sun-dried Green Clay Face Pack. A wonderful detox face pack that gently draws out toxins and environmental pollutants under the skin in order to heal and clean while giving your face a nice lift and glow. 65g jar.

• Sweet Orange Living Lip Balm. A soothing vegan lip balm with zesty orange essential oil. It helps nourish & heal dry & chapped lips as well as to promote the growth of new skin cells. 10 ml tin.

Lovely Box:

A great starter pack to experience the benefits and sensual nourishment of Raw Gaia’s living skin care range. It includes Raw Gaia’s new Detox Living Massage Bar, which is great for drawing out toxins and beautifying the skin as well as the Sweet Orange Living Lip Balm, which helps to nourish and heal chapped lips. (RRP £29)

Contents:

• For Her Daughters Living Moisturiser. A beautiful feminine cream with revitalising rosehip, evening primrose and palmarosa. 60 ml jar

• Floral Face Toner. An uplifting and refreshing spray that helps to tonify, balance and revitalise all types of skin. With rose otto, neroli, palmarosa, chamomile and melissa. 100 ml bottle

• Detox Living Massage Bar: A lovely massage bar that helps to break up and draw out toxins that lie just below the skin’s surface while at the same time, softening and beautifying the skin. With cacao butter and detoxifying essential oils.

• Sweet Orange Living Lip Balm. A soothing vegan lip balm with zesty orange essential oil. It helps to nourish and heal dry and chapped lips as well as promote the growth of new skin cells. 10 ml tin

Baby box:

The vast majority of baby skin care products contain chemicals, parabens, heated oils, etc. and lack any living qualities. This gift set will allow parents to give their babies of one of the most pure and nourishing skin care available anywhere. Includes the For Her Babies Living Cream, created for very sensitive skin and ideal for conditions such eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. (RRP £27)

Contents:

• For Her Babies Living Cream: A pure & soothing herbal cream, with healing calendula, comfrey and St John's wort. Effective for nappy rashes & conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Unscented. 60 ml jar

• Massage Oil For Her Babies: A gentle & pure baby massage oil that is calming and highly nourishing. With macerated lime blossom oil, which has wonderful relaxation properties. 50 ml bottle

• Floral Water Spray For Her Babies: This floral water spray helps to cool and heal delicate or inflamed skin. With chamomile, lavender and rose otto, which have a calming, balancing effect.

Further information about these gift sets can be found at: http://www.rawgaia.com/organic-skin-care/gift-sets-1275.asp (Please note that gift sets will be available for purchase from September 10th onwards)

Notes for editors:

Raw Gaia is currently the only company in the world producing a full range of living skin care products. These are hand-made using only organic, vegan and unheated ingredients, free of any chemicals, through a low temperature process. This offers two advantages over traditional high-temperature methods: it ensures that all the natural nutrients beneficial to skin are retained and avoids the creation of toxic compounds.

For information about Raw Gaia please visit http://www.rawgaia.com. Company information, product details and previous releases can be found at Raw Gaia’s new press centre at http://www.rawgaia.com/press-centre.asp

For additional details, to arrange an interview or to obtain high resolution images, please contact Hector Bolanos, via the details below:

Raw Gaia
Brighton, UK
Tel: 01273 311 476
Email: press@rawgaia.com
Website: http://www.rawgaia.com
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Maryland Sets a Health Cost for Wal-Mart

by Michael BarbaroThe New York Times
January 13th, 2006
http://corpwatch.org/article.php?id=13101

The Maryland legislature passed a law Thursday that would require Wal-Mart Stores to increase spending on employee health insurance, a measure that is expected to be a model for other states.

The legislature's move, which overrode a veto by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, was a response to growing criticism that Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer, has skimped on benefits and shifted health costs to state governments.

The vote came after a furious lobbying battle by Wal-Mart and by labor and liberal groups, and is likely to encourage lawmakers in dozens of other states who are considering similar legislation.

Many state legislatures have looked to Maryland as a test case, as they face fast-rising Medicaid costs, and Wal-Mart's critics say that too many of its employees have been forced to turn to Medicaid.

Under the Maryland law, employers with 10,000 or more workers in the state must spend at least 8 percent of their payrolls on health insurance, or else pay the difference into a state Medicaid fund.

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the company was "weighing its options," including a lawsuit to challenge the law because it is close to that 8 percent threshold already.

It is unclear how much the new law will cost Wal-Mart in Maryland - or around the country, if similar laws are adopted, because Wal-Mart has not publicly divulged what it spends on health care.

But it was concerned enough about the bill to hire four firms to lobby the legislature intensely over the last two months, and contributed at least $4,000 to the re-election campaign of Governor Ehrlich.

A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart, Mia Masten, said that "everyone should have access to affordable health insurance, but this legislation does nothing to accomplish this goal."

"This is about partisan politics," she said, "and this is poor public policy driven by special-interest groups."

There are four employers in Maryland with more than 10,000 workers - among them, Johns Hopkins University, the grocery chain Giant Food and the military contractor Northrop Grumman, but only Wal-Mart falls below the 8 percent threshold on health care spending.

A Democratic lawmaker who sponsored the legislation, State Senator Gloria G. Lawlah , maintained: "This is not a Wal-Mart bill, it's a Medicaid bill." This bill says to the conglomerates, 'Don't dump the employees that you refuse to insure into our Medicaid systems.' "

Opponents said the law would open the door for broader state regulation of health care spending by private companies and would send the message that Maryland is antibusiness.

"The message is, 'Don't come here,' " said Senator E. J. Pipkin, a Republican. "This is an anti-jobs bill."

Several lawmakers said that in the end, the law would require Wal-Mart to spend only slightly more than it does now on health insurance. But with Wal-Mart refusing to disclose what it pays for health costs, it was unclear how much more it would be required to pay.

This is the second time that the Maryland legislature, which is dominated by Democrats, has passed the Wal-Mart bill. Governor Ehrlich vetoed it late last year, inviting a senior Wal-Mart executive to sit by his side as he did so.

Indeed, the bill is shaping up as an issue in the fall campaign, with Republicans and their business allies lining up against it, and Democrats and their labor union supporters backing it. Wal-Mart has 53 stores and employs about 17,000 people in Maryland.

Debate was particularly emotional among representatives from Maryland's Eastern Shore, where Wal-Mart recently announced plans to build a distribution center that would employ up to 1,000.

Wal-Mart executives have strongly suggested that they might build the center elsewhere if lawmakers passed the health care bill.

In a passionate speech in the State Senate, J. Lowell Stoltzfus, a Republican, warned that the bill "jeopardizes good employment for my people."

"It's going to hurt us very bad," he added,

The bill's passage underscored the success of the union campaign to turn Wal-Mart into a symbol of what is wrong in the American health care system.

Wal-Mart has come under severe criticism because it insures less than half its United States work force and because its employees routinely show up, in larger numbers than employees of other retailers, on state Medicaid rolls.

In response to the complaints, the company introduced a new health care plan late last year, with premiums as low as $11 a month.

Consumer advocates specializing in health care are hoping that the Maryland law will be the first of many.

"You're going to see similar legislation being introduced," said Ronald Pollack, executive director of Families USA, a nonprofit health advocacy organization, "and debated in at least three dozen more states, and at least some of those states will end up also requiring large employers to provide health care coverage."

Mr. Pollack suggested that he did not expect any groundswell of opposition from corporate America. Most companies, he said, provide insurance and know that the costs of medical treatment for uninsured people are reflected in their insurance premiums. Mr. Pollack said that, by his organization's calculations, the cost of such treatment drove up employer premiums by $922 a family last year. In 2006, he said, the added cost could reach $1,000 a family.

"Those employers should welcome the fact that the companies that do not offer coverage now will be forced to step up to the plate," he said.

State lawmakers here in Annapolis took repeated swipes at Wal-Mart during debate over the bill on Thursday. It appeared that the company's intensive lobbying campaign in Maryland, including advertisements arguing that the requirement would hurt small businesses, might have soured some lawmakers.

Senator Lawlah called the lobbying "horrendous" and adding, "I have never seen anything like it."

Frank D. Boston III, the chief lobbyist for Wal-Mart on the health care bill, stood in the main corridor of the Capitol building on Thursday wearing a look of resignation. Referring to unions in the state, he said, "They have a power we can't match, and we worked this bill extremely hard."

Wal-Mart is appealing. The company settled a similar case in Colorado for $50 million.

Wal-Mart has given "every indication" that it will go to trial rather than settle, Mr. Donovan said. A Wal-Mart spokesman, Kevin Thornton, said the company was considering appealing the decision.

Claudia H. Deutsch contributed reporting from New York for this article.
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