Two Ideas for a Natural Baby Bath Time

In the winter, when we need to cover up in many layers of clothing and the cold weather can make our skin feel dry and itchy.  A good soak in warm water without any unnecessary additives can do wonders. The best thing is to probably not smother your baby's skin in too many products if …

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Simple Steps to a Shampoo-free Hair Care

Some time ago, I wrote about making your bathroom more eco-friendly. Apart from our kitchen and food preparation this is where we encounter plastics and especially single use plastic most frequently. Most of the products we use for our daily personal care contain lots of other ingredients or components that are either plastic or palm-oil …

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Home-made yoghurt and plastic-waste reduction

Apart from plastic bags we use for shopping and plastic wrapped around vegetables in supermarkets, one of the main components of our plastic waste are yoghurt tubs. You mostly won't be able to up-or recycle them, esp. if multiple materials are used such as plastic, paper and film, which most of them do. And yet …

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A green sleeping arrangement

What can you do to make your bedroom a healthier place to sleep? I have been thinking about that for quite a while now, and the silence on this blog wasn't due to the fact that I went into hibernation - although I do sometimes feel like it this time of year. The reason for …

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Some thoughts on getting breastfeeding off to a good start

If you have been to buy a new pair of trainers in a Sports Direct store somewhere in England, chances are you have bumped into a group of protesters sitting on the floor (and quite deliberately in the way) while openly breastfeeding their babies. We can only congratulate these ladies on making a stance that …

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A fresh breeze without Febreze

There are very good reasons why you should ditch that stuff along with most of the chemicals we commonly keep in our homes these days. We tend not to think that much about breathing as it comes so automatically to us. And yet, it is such a vital and basic function of our body which …

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New Resources Green Living @ Home

Hello everyone! Please check out today's launch of my new resources. This is only the start of something which I hope is going to lead us all towards a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle. I want to share this with you and hope the charts and recipe lists I have created will be of some …

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6 steps to a more eco-friendly bathroom

While I was trying to minimize the waste in my kitchen by cutting down on single use plastic and reduce the amount of chemicals for cleaning purposes, I was on the lookout for other potential sources. Not surprisingly, the bathroom scored quite high. In this post, I'm only going to explore the first few steps …

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Caring for your baby’s skin the green way

Let's be honest: you won't need a whole battery of products that are enough to stock a wellness and beauty studio in order to keep your little one's skin soft, supple and sweet smelling. As we walk through the aisles at the local supermarket we come to realise, that a baby has about as many …

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Homemade laundry liquid

I was a bit sceptical at first and then I gave it a go and tried it: my first homemade laundry liquid. I skipped the stage to go entirely botanical though, as you can find suggestions to simply use ivy as a basis and where I live that stuff is absolutely ubiquitous strangling every other tree …

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