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….

Saving the Planet doesn’t mean Bad Hair!

We you aware that traditional liquid shampoo and conditioners are at least 80% water? This means they need to be packaged in bottles – usually plastic – and often contain harsh chemicals to stabilise ingredients. However, when you remove the water from the equation, you can also say goodbye to the plastic packaging and unnecessary…

Ksoni – Black Owned Vegan Beauty

In addition to protesting, signing petitions, making donations, and making calls to government officials, another great way to make your voice heard and support Black Lives Matter is to purchase from black-owned beauty and fashion brands. Many people don’t realise that the financial impact of COVID-19 has generally affected black-owned brands harder than others. Housing…

Reduce Your Tea/Coffee Footprint

Welcome to Part 2 of my New Year’s Resolutions posts on reducing plastic waste. Plastic is the most pervasive man-made material ever, throwing something away doesn’t really mean away; it’s still on Earth… just out of your sight – as is every piece of plastic ever made! Net Zero Co are an online marketplace who have created…

Start A Revolution with your Teeth

Welcome 2020! The year of the environmental revolution.. well, maybe! At least it could be the year you commit to making change. Nothing drastic, nothing huge. I’m not asking you to quit all of your plastic use overnight – we don’t live in a perfect world after all, and we need legislation and big brands…

Make a Brew with Totem Tea

As many of you know by now, I am a total tea addict. With an entire wall of tea stacked shelves, my husband wonders will there ever be a gap appear, or will I just keep stuffing one more bag or one more box in, until in a jenga-like fashion, it all collapses and one…

National Refill Day – Save Resources, Save Cash!

As we become more aware of the toxic levels of waste that are polluting our planet and our oceans, a really simple way to cut down on plastic bottles and packaging is to use refill options where possible. These are now available in many zero waste stores for food and drink, refill stations for toiletries…

Bamboo Straws – Reusable, Biodegradable, Sustainable

Did you know that some local councils are unable to recycle paper straws, because they are contaminated? Of course, the option is to home compost your paper straws instead. But have you considered reusable straws? I’ll be giving you the chance to win a gorgeous set of straws at the end of this post, so…

Mindful Tea Drinking

Are you always in a rush? Running around, from one task to the next, resentful of your daily routines and chores. Doing things on auto-pilot. We’re all guilty of it. We don’t even take the time to enjoy preparing the things that give us pleasure. We even hurry over making that cup of tea. That…