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…

Why Choose Natural Beauty?

Our skin provides a natural, protective barrier, but up to 60% of chemicals can penetrate and be absorbed into the bloodstream . Whilst not all chemicals are bad, and many are in fact harmless, natural, or derived from natural products, there are some synthetic substances which are not good for us – and can affect…

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…

Spiced Pudding EggNog Recipe (Vegan)

For a quick festive treat, that doesn’t take forever to make or loads of fancy ingredients, why not try this vegan eggnog with a festive tea twist. I’ve chosen to infuse the plant milk with the gorgeous, brand new Spiced Pudding tea from Leaves of the World. Ingredients 200ml Coconut Milk (tinned) 200ml Plant Milk…

Biodegradable Beauty for the 21st Century

Many of us a trying to cut down our waste, and with all the different areas in our lives where we need to use and consume products, it can be hard to know where to start, or even to make changes everywhere. I find it much easier to look at one product at a time,…

Second Hand September – Reduce Your Fashion Footprint

Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. Fast fashion is unsustainable – filling up our landfill, polluting or waterways and putting pressure on those who make our clothes under unacceptable conditions. But don’t worry there’s something you can do to help.  Join Second Hand September and pledge to stop buying new clothes…

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…