Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Eco-friendly = Plastic-free = Zero Waste? It is probably not quite as simple as that. Plastic-free. Yes. Zero Waste. Edging closer. We want to reduce packaging. This has been pretty much in close-up focus throughout all of "Plastic-free" July. But eco-friendly also means cutting back on harmful chemicals such as … Continue reading Eco-friendly Bathroom Step 1 – Shampoo and Soaps
Homemade granola is a good alternative to well-known brands like Kellog's, Nestlé or supermarket-owned ones. They usually contain too much sugar and the packaging is hardly ever recyclable. Even if it says so on the packet, there is no guarantee the council will take it. Other issues are the microplastics which can come off the … Continue reading Homemade Granola quick and easy
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
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?
A few weeks ago, I wrote about menstrual cups and reusable pads and pointed out the positive steps every one of us could take towards a healthier and more sustainable period by switching to these products. Unfortunately, most people still don't know about them and campaigns to fight period poverty in schools mainly concentrate on … Continue reading Update to “Menstrual Cups”