Black Friday & Robotic Consumerism

Black Friday is nearly here again, and it’s a time when my inbox used to be stuffed full of temptation and special offers. Yes, I used to be a self-confessed shopaholic. I didn’t always shop and think the way I do now, it was a very gradual process to become a more conscious consumer.  Buying…

4 Great Reasons to use a Menstrual Cup!

Friendly warning: For those of you who are a little squeamish about period talk, blood or vaginal terms, you may want to navigate elsewhere! There may be a little too much information in some places, but for those looking for a true review, this is essential! — For everyone still with me, I hope you…

Conscious Shaving with FFS – For Future’s Sake

For as long as I can remember, I’ve used reusable razors – often from well known brands, thinking I was doing the best thing. Unfortunately, however, the blades were not recyclable and the reusable handle (often plastic with a rubber hand grip) more often than not grew mould on it and I had to get…

World Vegan Day – What does it mean to be vegan?

Walking around and seeing an ever increasing number of ‘Vegan Options Available’ signs outside cafes, bars and restaurants; being able to enter almost any supermarket and find a huge selection of vegan products; and watching as huge multinationals back worldwide bans on animal testing, there certainly is a huge change happening at the moment, and…

Papery Goodness… Sustainably

Do you love stationary? Are you a self confessed notebook hoarder? Yes, me too! But I’m also always trying to be a conscious consumer by keeping my environmental impact low. So it’s frustrating when you find all of those beautiful cards and stunning papers wrapped in plastic, or made from non-sustainable materials. Introducing you to…

Challenge Yourself to Ditch Single Use Plastic for One Day!

Could you go 24 hours without purchasing or using any single use plastic – including coffee cups, water bottles, food packaging, straws or bags? Single use plastic is a huge threat to our environment and oceans, and you can help reduce this by making a few small changes. It’s easy to think that one person…

Making Reusables the New Normal

Once upon a time, two physics graduates got together and decided they wanted to do something different with their lives. Something good for the planet. Something that would make a real difference. And Ohelo was born… More than 8 million tonnes of plastic a year ends up in the oceans, and 2.5 billion single use…

Vegans & Omega 3 – The Truth

It’s recently been in the media that Miley Cyrus has given up being vegan, because her brain wasn’t functioning properly and she claims to have needed fish and omegas in her life. Miley is only right about one thing – needing omegas. However, getting it from fish is not the way forward.  Omegas are healthy…

Second Hand September – Upcycle & Recycle

We’re currently 3 weeks in to Second Hand September. Have you managed to avoid buying any new clothes? Last year, I shared my love of charity shop finds. I still love a good charity shop find, but Oxfam estimates that 70% of all donated clothes end up in Africa, which is harmful to local industry….