Homemade Deodorant Recipe

Homemade Deodorant can be a good alternative to conventional sprays and roll-ons. It is also a good way to reduce plastic waste and exposure to chemicals in your toiletry products. It is a very simple process, quick to make and most of all, it is also cheap. You will only need three ingredients plus water. … Continue reading Homemade Deodorant Recipe

Eco-friendly bathroom Step 2 – Dental Care

Some weeks ago, I started to outline some more eco-friendly options for your hair- and skincare. Now, at long last, here is "Step 2". #1 Toothbrushes Most dentists advise us to replace our toothbrushes every three months. Let's get the numbers right: that would be an estimated four toothbrushes per annum for every single person. … Continue reading Eco-friendly bathroom Step 2 – Dental Care

Eco-friendly Bathroom Step 1 – Shampoo and Soaps

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

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

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?