How to eco-up your laundry

In my last blog post I shared with you my recipe for homemade laundry powder. I was going to continue writing about the other ways I try to make my laundry rituals more sustainable because laundry powder is just one small (but important!) part of the laundering process, but it was starting to turn into a real essay… So I stopped at the end of the recipe and decided to continue my ramblings in another post (this one). People can really get quite attached to a brand of laundry powder (!) so it may be that only one or two people will ever try my zero-waste, eco-friendly laundry powder recipe, BUT there’s a possibility that more of you will be open to incorporating some of these other eco-friendly considerations into your laundry routine from now on (my fingers are crossed!) 🤞

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Homemade laundry powder

Laundry is one of those domestic chores I take little pleasure in (although it’s not the worst), so I never thought I would ever celebrate it with a dedicated blog post!  But while I have yet to meet a homemaker who enjoys folding washing, there’s

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A new year and a new perspective

Happy New Year everyone! It’s been a long time since I wrote on my blog, and I’ve really missed writing. It’s the one part of Mrs Goodness that really fulfills me, even though it can hurt my brain a bit these days (I seem to

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Homemade probiotic marmite!

Over the past four years, we’ve ditched most of the instant (processed) foods from our kitchen but one condiment has managed to retain its presence on our pantry shelf all this time, basically because there’s just nothing else quite like it: vegemite. Personally, I could

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The art of finding balance

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recall my New Year’s resolution to schedule active relaxation into my life, and my plan to practice daily yoga for my physical and mental well being.  Well, it’s now Labour weekend, I haven’t done

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My zero waste aspirations

‘Zero waste’ is a new attitude towards environmentalism that is growing fast in popularity and momentum. I find it seriously inspiring, if not a little bit daunting – the idea that you can live a fulfilling, ethical life leaving only a minimal amount of waste

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My obsession with food

Last week I learned a new word.  I had never come across it before and yet it popped up twice in two days, in two completely different pieces of writing.  My New Roots is a healthy food & lifestyle blog I recently discovered and have

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Homemade iron tonic

This blog post is a follow-up to one I published a few months’ ago called, “On being a woman, period.”  I wrote about how I decided to try addressing my iron deficiency issues and menorrhagia through diet and lifestyle in an attempt to balance my

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Homemade hazelnut mylk

It’s been 6 months since I wrote about how, and why, I quit milk.  I’ve actually ended up eschewing dairy completely, except for the odd restaurant or takeaway curry.  Oh, and I still occasionally buy a wedge of Castello cheese – there will always be

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