tampon and pad

 

7 Ways To Avoid Phthalates

You all know by now that we need to avoid phthalates because they are endocrine disruptors (which means they interfere with the natural hormones in the body). Unfortunately, these nasty chemicals are lurking in a huge range of products like cling film, children’s toys, plastic containers, personal care products, vinyl, air fresheners, and even some medical devices. While banned from cosmetics, …

 

avocards

 

Amazing Avocados

Avocados have had a bad rap in the past because of their high-fat content, but let me say this out loud: it is GOOD FAT, full of oleic acid! When I was growing up, Dad planted a small orchard with a long row of avocado trees. At the time hardly anyone knew what they were but he’d done plenty of …

 

green tomatoes

 

Green Tomatoes Two Ways

What happened to my tomatoes this year? So many are still on the vine, and they’re green, there’s no chance they’re going to ripen now that we’re in autumn and it seems such a waste to leave them there, not even the chickens are attempting to eat them.  I remembered seeing one of Wendyl’s posts several years ago on how to …

 

lady opening dishwasher

 

DIY Tea Tree Dishwasher Liquid

Every now and then I find our dishwasher isn’t working quite as well as it should. I only use our Lemon Dish Powder as I don’t want to put all the toxins that are in regular commercial dishwasher onto my families plates, glasses and cutlery, nor do I like all those terrible smelling chemicals wafting around the kitchen and then going down …

 

borage plant

 

Borage Healing Spray

Did you know that borage can be made into a healing spray?  Make an infusion by pouring one cup of boiling filtered water over a quarter cup of bruised fresh borage leaves. Steep for five minutes and strain. Pour the mixture into a small spray bottle and keep in the fridge. This spray is great for healing insect bites and …