• Plastic-free water

    One of the first commonly used items we switched away from plastic was our water bottles.  Plastic is an enduringly popular choice for drink bottles, despite health risks, because it’s cheap and just plain practical.  There is no denying that silicone covered glass or stainless steel water bottles are significantly more expensive than plastic bottles,

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  • How to organise an eco-friendly laundry

    When it comes to dangerous chemicals, whether you’re eco-friendly or not, the laundry must be the hub of the house (well, perhaps excepting the garage).  We have only just recently attached child-proofing gadgets to our kitchen cupboards, as little Daniel is very inquisitive and likes to go digging around in any little nook and cranny below waist height.

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  • Homemade lotions and potions

    I now make all our toiletries myself.  By toiletries, I mean lotions and potions like face cream, body cream, deodorant, insect repellent, sun screen, and nappy balm (we call it bum balm!). While there are many commercially made eco-friendly, cruelty-free products available these days, I don’t buy them because in general, I find them hideously

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