Five Green Footprints

Hello, it's Monday. Again. July. Warm. Thunder-y. Breezy. Hot. Despite or because of all this, I hope you'll enjoy some of the links below. 1.When I was looking for some new Bamboo toothbrushes for me and my family last week, I spotted this rather inspiring site &Keep. Along with sites like Big Green Smile, the … Continue reading Five Green Footprints

Top Natural Sunscreen Brands and Homemade DIY Sunscreen

Chemical sunblock, mineral sunscreens, natural sunscreens - what's the difference? Using appropriate sunscreen is one of the most important steps we can take to protect our skin from potentially harmful UV-rays. At the same time, the product of your choice should preferably be free of any ingredients which can both affect our health and can … Continue reading Top Natural Sunscreen Brands and Homemade DIY Sunscreen

Five Green Footprints

It's Monday again and time for a few useful and optimistic snippets of "green" information. 1.Let's start with a product that has found its way into our household and more specifically into our bathroom: Eco-Friendly Deodorant. This award-winning natural deodorant is made on the Isle of Wight and really ticks all the boxes - along … Continue reading Five Green Footprints

Five Green Footprints

I'll start off with some more regional news this week if you don't mind me. I am sure though that these bits of uplifting news are representative of what is going on in our society across the globe at present. Let's be optimistic! 1.Zero Waste Space is based in Dumfries & Galloway and is creating … Continue reading Five Green Footprints

Natural Insect Repellents As An Alternative to Chemical DEET- How Effective Are They?

I take my daughter to a woodland playgroup almost every Thursday morning. In the summer, the woods are swarming with midges. Being quite intelligent little beasties, these midges look for shelter underneath trees and the undergrowth. It is even worse when it rains and that, unsurprisingly, happens a lot in Scotland. I found myself between a … Continue reading Natural Insect Repellents As An Alternative to Chemical DEET- How Effective Are They?