Ethical Advent – Day 1 – Hot Chocolate

Hello! Welcome to the first day of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Please follow to see what’s revealed each day this month. It’s going to be an exciting mix of delicious festive food and drink, gift ideas and eco-friendly tips. What better way to start my Ethical Advent Calendar than with a chocolate post. After all,…

Winter Immunity Tips from Neal’s Yard

It can be hard to keep on top of everything during the winter months. From dry skin, to chapped lips. Too many hours of darkness and lots of time spent indoors trying to keep warm. Your immune system can also take a hint during the cold months, and it’s great to be prepared.  No-one wants…

Inika… Natural, Cruelty Free Lip Smacking Beauty

Lip balm is one of the most frequently applied beauty products, yet often contains a cocktail of preservatives, fragrances and all kinds of chemicals that you wouldn’t generally decide to take into your body. However, the chemicals found in lip balms (lipsticks, toothpaste and lip liners also included) have a direct path to the inside…

Defend Your Skin from the Elements!

We’re still at the time of year where temperatures are fluctuating between hot and cold. It’s cold in the mornings and evenings, and the heating is still on in many homes and indoor areas. This constant change from hot to cold can wreak havoc on your skin – I often get dry, scaly hands at…

Home… Smell The Hedgerow

I was just pondering on how many posts I write about candles and making your home smell nice. To be honest, I seem to have an obsession in the range that suggests I have a really awful smelling home, or that I think everyone else’s homes smell like a pig sty. I must clear this…

Naturally Frizz Free Hair in Seconds

Do you suffer from flyaway, frizzy hair? It’s far worse in the winter, when cold weather and central heating play havoc, and cause lots of static build up and frizzy, unmanageable locks. Well, it is for me anyway. Up until now, I’ve been using Green People’s Styling Gel, which helps to smooth over frizz and…

Random Health & Beauty… Oil of the Gods – Tamanu

 I love oils of all kinds, and was delighted when I was sent a bottle of Fushi Tamanu Oil to try out. I’d never heard of it – so discovering something completely new. Lots of research later and I was even more excited – it looked as though I’d been sent a bottle of pure healing…

Random Home… Smells like Christmas!

I love walking into a home which smells of fresh baking, coffee or the natural aromas of herbs and oils. It’s so much more pleasant than walking in to an onslaught of chemicals and fake aromas. That’s why I absolutely love this gorgeous gift box from Munio Candela, sent to me by MyPure. This gorgeous…

Random Home… Fairy Lights are not just for Christmas!

When you think of fairy lights, what comes to mind? Christmas time? Huddled up inside, in the warm? Covering your home in lights and decorations at that special time of year? I think the gorgeous lights from Blaze On are suitable all year through. In fact, I was sent some absolutely beautiful fairy lights from…