• 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 a place in my stomach for Castello cheese!  Given that

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  • Responsible consumerism

    It’s an unfortunate fact of life for all creatures great and small, that there are ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’.  And although there are some weeks when I don’t know where our next mortgage payment is coming from, I’m pretty sure that as far as 99% of the world’s population is concerned, I’m a ‘have’.  Why? Because

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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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  • 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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