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…

Plastic Free July – Simple Soap Swaps

As Plastic Free July draws to an end, here’s a little reminder that those new habits you’ve made can be kept forever. Plastic Free July is not just for summer – it’s for life! Some of the changes you have made may have been difficult, and some very easy. I always start on the “one…

Hand Washing & Sanitising

Greetings from the sofa! Which is a place many of us are now spending much more of our time, as COVID-19 sweeps the globe. As shops and venues close, gigs are cancelled, and working from home has become more common than going into the office! Not all of us are fortunate enough to be able…

Ethical Advent Day 7 – Hand Made Gifts

Behind Window 7 of my Ethical Advent Calendar is a focus on a hand-made gift. Something you’ve put a lot of love and effort into. A gift that means more that something purchased from any shop or website. A gift for the minimalist. A gift from someone trying to be a more conscious consumer and…

Love Perfume, Love Acorelle.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever thought about what goes into making the perfume you happily spritz onto your skin on a regular basis. Many perfumes contain a mix of chemicals that have been linked to hormone disruption and cancer. Many of the ingredients in perfumes can also lead to allergies, and affect those with…

Aromatherapy… Get Energised with Oils

I’m a huge fan of essential oils and aromatherapy. If I’m feeling a little stressed, tired or slightly out of sorts, I’d much rather use the power of scent than resort to any kind of tablet/medication or chemical. MyPure recently sent me this beautiful blend of oils from Acorelle, designed to be energising, and stimulate…

Keep Calm & Cleanse with A’kin

It’s so important to look after our skin. It helps to protect us from the outside world, and filters all kinds of products in and out. It’s vital therefore that we only put in our skin what we want it to absorb. Too many products used for cleansing the skin are full of harsh chemicals…

Lively & Uplifting Scented Candles

Lovely smells can really affect our moods and feelings. That’s the basis of aromatherapy and one of the reasons that scented candles are so popular. Smells are always used to mask bad odours – more often they are used to create an atmosphere. Lavender can help you to relax, orange can uplift and revive. I…

Random Health – Keep Calm & Relax

There’s definitely an aromatherapy theme going on this week, as I’ve got another gorgeous oil blend to share with you. This one is for promoting relaxation and peace of mind. It therefore has some similar oils in to the balancing blend, but is more focussed on relieving tension and anxiety. I was sent this lovely…

Random Health… Restore your Balance & Serenity

The busy and hectic world we live in can challenge us all at times. The stresses of work and everyday living can cause our emotions and inner-being to become out of balance. In my case, I need a little extra emotional support once a month, as I suffer from the dreaded PMS. I take a…