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…

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 impact. It’s easy to think that one person can’t make a difference, but…

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…

The Best Ways to Naturally Clean Your Car

When we read tips on keeping the environment free from toxic chemicals, we are often told about the products we use to clean our home, or that we use on our bodies. But have you realised how much damage keeping our cars clean can do? Especially when they are often washed directly into the drains…

Clean Up Coffee

Did you know that 7 million disposable coffee cups are thrown away every day? Of this staggering figure, less than 1% are actually recycled. Ethical coffee brand Percol have started a petition to request that the government makes all disposable cups recyclable. Percol offer fairtrade coffee, with an organic range, and a carbon neutral supply…

Zero Waste Week & Food Packaging

Zero Waste Week is here again and I’m still not 100% zero waste. In this modern world, where plastic packaging is everywhere, I’m not sure it’s just so easy to be completely zero waste. But we can all do our bit. I’ve written several articles on different zero waste items I use, and these can…

Orange Sunburst Ice Pops

The weather has been most delightful, and it’s the perfect excuse for a refreshing ice pop. I love homemade ones, as you can really control exactly what goes into them, especially in terms of sugar content. And I’ve put together a lovely blend of fruit juices and herbal tea, with a lovely health kick of…

Plastic Free July

Wow. We’re in July already, there’s a wonderful heatwave across the UK and I’m trying my very best to reduce my plastic consumption even further. This month, I’m trying to go as plastic free as possible. Not always easy when many manufacturers seem intent on giving you as much plastic as physically possible! So, I’ve…

Earth Conscious Deodorant

I absolutely love natural, cruelty free deodorants, but I hate when they come wrapped in oodles of plastic. So recently, cream deodorants have become a major part of my life – as they mostly come in glass jars or metal tubs, thus meaning they can be fully and effectively recycled, and no petrochemicals have had…