April 28, 2017

After many months of formulating, testing and branding we are pleased to announce the launch of Coco Black, our 100% natural, vegan friendly handcrafted oral hygiene range.  You can chose from Mint, Lemon & Orange Anise Mineral Rich Toothpastes and Oil Pulling Mouthwashes along with our popular Black Magic Tooth Polish and our Eco Friendly Black Magic Bamboo Toothbrush with Charcoal Infused Bristles.

To celebrate we are offering 10% discount for all purchases of our Coco Black range until the end of May.  Visit and enter PASTE10 at checkout

April 28, 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have rebranded to Lochside Natural Products.  

To celebrate we are offering 10 % discount on all purchases made via our new website until the end of May.

Visit USE CODE NEW10 at checkout


November 25, 2016

Thank you to Michelle Wieldraayer who has shared her Yin and Yang soap that she has made using our activated charcoal powder.
This soap sounds fab and as soon as it is for sale we'll be buying some. Here's what Michelle told us..

"Yin Yang Soap specially formulated for people with acne problems. I called my soap Yin Yang because Yin and Yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts.
I have incorporated aloe vera gel and bentonite clay to cleanse and purify skin. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.
Geranium essential oil is an excellent essentia...

Remember we posted a recipe for a drink taking the USA by storm called Dirty Lemon..... We are so pleased and proud to announce that we are now supplying Glasgow based juice bar company, Juice Garden with our activated charcoal for adding to their juices....They have put their own twist on the drink, adding apple and mint, it's called Black Lemonade and can be bought on it's own or as part of a cleanse package... so excited!   

Why Not buy our activated charcoal to make up your own black inspired juices.

I became obsessed with Macaroon's about 5 years ago and baking them became a labour of love.. and a hit or a miss... they are hard work but if you get them right they are the most decadent sweet.... So when I found this recipe by Alessandro Zaccaro that uses activated charcoal I had to share it with you...  

I'm going to also try making these with a dark chocolate and peppermint ganache ... like an after eight for a dinner party... I'll post the results, but for now here is the cherry and chocolate charcoal macaroon recipe... ENJOY!

Black French Macaroon Recipe

Preparation: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 14-15 minutes

Makes: 24 macaroons

Ingredients for the ganache
80g whole cream
200g white chocolate
1 knob of butter


Many of our customers are using our activated charcoal in baking, cooking and juicing

Here we share a charcoal bread recipe by Alejandra Ramos... 

Activated Charcoal Bread

Makes one large braided loaf

1 package active dry yeast
1 cup 235ml lukewarm water
½ cup (100g) sugar + 1 teaspoon sugar for the yeast proofing
1 tablespoon of molasses (treacle)
1/4  cup (60ml) olive oil, plus more for greasing the rising bowl
2 large eggs + 1 large egg for the egg wash
¼ cup (32g) activated charcoal powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 - 4.5 cups (540 - 610g) -  cups all purpose flour
poppy seeds or black sesame seeds for sprinkling over top (optional)

In a large bowl, proof your yeast by whisking with 1 teaspoon of sugar in 1 cup of lukewarm water. Set...

July 13, 2016

This smoothie recipe has wonderful ingredients packed with vitamins ... BUT... it also has a secret weapon ingredient from Lochside Seaweed Salts and Minerals.  This secret weapon not only aids digestion, helps the effectiveness of a weight loss program and cleanses your body to rid it of toxins in the gut, intestines and colon... but also deposits silica into the body.  Silica is an essential mineral for healthy glowing skin, hair and nails... this secret ingredient is Diatomaceous Earth  ... it is tasteless and can be added to water, juice and smoothies.  

Hope you try our Lochside Cleansing Silica Blast Green Smoothie Recipe

1-2 handfuls of of rinsed spinach

1 core...

There are so many benefits from using coconut oil as a mouthwash...

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