Switch To Natural Toothpaste

Are you struggling to find a natural toothpaste that works, tastes good and doesn’t come in plastic packaging? We’ve finally found a brand that ticks all the boxes and it’s New Zealand made too. This article from the lovely people at Maxwell and McIntyre explains why you should make the switch away from toxic commercial brands. MOST commercial toothpaste contain …

 

 

DIY Coconut & Hemp Face Polish

This homemade face polish recipe is one of my all-time favourites. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed, moisturised and clean. Hemp seed oil, coconut oil, and essential oils work to kill bacteria while providing nutrients and hydration. Baking soda – which is a good alternative to environmentally disastrous plastic microbeads – gently sloughs off dead skin cells, and cocoa butter …

 

 

DIY Natural Calamine Lotion

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a bottle of calamine lotion? Depending on which brand you choose they can contain iron oxide, ferric oxide, fragrance, and phenol which has been banned in many countries for its organ system toxicity and bioaccumulation. Yuk, surely there’s natural version. I went through some old recipe books and our archives and found …

 

 

Cleaning Green

Our guest blogger this week is Jenny Mc Gee who has shared her article on cleaning green, this is a good reminder of easy ways we can all clean green at home.  If there’s any reason to not use cleaning products which contain toxic chemicals then recent results from a study by Dr. Cecile Svanes of the University of Bergen …

 

 

Baking Soda Dry Shampoo

Did you know that you can use Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda mixed with corn flour as a dry shampoo? This is a life saviour when starting to use a natural shampoo bar and going through the detox process that can cause your hair to be lifeless and lanky as it adjusts. It’s also very handy to have if you’re …

 

 

Refresh Your Towels

Refresh Your Towels Have your towels stopped absorbing moisture? Bring them back to life by washing in hot water with a quarter cup of Wendyl’s Premium White Vinegar for a small load, or half a cup for a large load. Going forward don’t use commercial fabric softener from the supermarket as this coats the towels over time causing them to …

 

 

No Baking Powder? Make Your Own

Have you been about to do some baking and discovered that you had no baking powder? If you live in the country getting some can involve a long drive to the store or a visit to the neighbours. But did you know that you can make your own with two simple ingredients? If you already make either our rose or …