• 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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  • 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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  • The problem with plastic

    As I mentioned in my last post, “I didn’t know I was sick until I was healthy”, my interest in making our home plastic-free probably had the greatest impact on my family’s lifestyle. It positively affected our habits and consumer decisions in a way that addressed so many ethical issues we were interested in.  We

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