• Why we filter our water

    Last night, I can’t even remember how it all started, but I ended up in a heated argument at the dinner table with my father-in-law.  I do love and greatly respect my father-in-law but as similar as we are, we have very, VERY different views on some things.  This particular disagreement was about our differing

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  • Homemade sunscreen

    When I was a kid, I don’t recall ever using sunscreen (although perhaps that’s just my flawed memory). What I do remember is lying out on the lawn as a young teenager with a bottle of Johnson&Johnson’s baby oil (shudder…) slathering it over my skin in the hope of getting a quick bronze tan.  I

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  • Soap

    Originally, I had planned for this post to be about my very cute glass preserving jar soap dispensers, and about our lovely (organic) foaming hand soap that smells beautiful and is very gentle on our hands.  But then I sat down to write and I realised I actually want to share my ideas on soap

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  • 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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