The other night at dinner, Stella snitched on her Poppy (my father-in-law). My husband laughed and explained that his father had snuck her a licorice lolly, whispering “Don’t tell Daddy!” with a wink. I rolled my eyes at my husband and said to Stella, “Well, aren’t you lucky! What a treat!” and let it go.
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
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,
Growing up, I only ever recall storing our vegetables in the plastic bins at the bottom of the fridge. Now that we don’t use them anymore I have to say that I found them so irritating! Like cutlery drawers, those vege drawers would always fill up with debris that I just never got around to cleaning
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.
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
I have to begin this post by saying that I have been blessed with very good teeth. Now, at the age of 38 and after two pregnancies, I have only one tiny filling behind my two front teeth. Thanks to my mum and dad’s foresight when I was a teenager, I have a very orthodontically-engineered
Since puberty, I have considered myself slightly unfortunate for having ‘oily’ genes. Photos of me in my early twenties almost always featured reflective patches on my face, as the light bounced off my oily skin. I’m not quite sure how or when it came to be that I needed to wash my hair at least
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