No bleach coming near this bum!

You’ve heard the phrase, “What goes on you goes in you”. In fact, you’ve heard it from me. It refers to the numerous chemicals that are absorbed into our bodies from certain skincare and beauty products. So, you’ve switched your lotions, your toothpaste and your deodorant, but have you thought about the fabrics you wear…

Reusables… But Better. Probiotic Cleaning from Nookary.

If the first you’ve heard of probiotic cleaners is from the title of this post, you are not alone! I’d never heard of them before I was introduced to Nookary either. So I’ll start from the very beginning. What is a probiotic cleaner? Unlike most home cleaning products which use harsh and toxic chemicals to…

Live Lagom with IKEA – A More Sustainable Christmas

The small changes you make can have a big impact – that’s the philosophy behind IKEA’s Live Lagom community. A few months ago, I was invited to join a small group of others, all keen to make changes towards a more sustainable world, to be part of the Live Lagom team in the Nottingham IKEA…

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Welcome to my annual Christmas Gift Guide. This year has a focus on small, ethical brands and independent authors with an important message to share. It’s important that I only share products which I would use, and have also tried/used and fully recommend from personal experience. You can therefore feel free to reach out in…

Digital Alternatives to Business Cards

Each year 100 billion business cards are produced worldwide, with 88% thrown away within a week. Some of these cards will be recycled, but many will find their way into landfill; where paper decomposes releasing methane gas that is over 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2. The harvesting of wood to make…

The World’s Most Sustainable Bottle – Launches Today!

Two graduates embarked on a mission to craft the world’s first reusable bottle made from plant-based materials, using naturally grown wheat straw and bamboo. Creating their company S’wheat, they managed to create the world’s most sustainable bottle, designed in and inspired by the diverse Scottish mountain ranges, mist-filled lochs, and ancient forests. And today – 19th May 2021 – you…

3 Simple Product Swaps to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Research shows that 32% of single-use plastic finds its way into our oceans every year and as consumers, a simple way to reduce this waste is by using less plastic at home. I’ve selected just 3 common items from the home which can easily be swapped for a more eco-friendly alternative. I’ve personally selected 3 items…

10 Green Tips to Have a Sustainable Travel Experience

We’re not all quite ready or able to travel yet, due to lockdown restrictions. However, many of us are longing to do so in the future and some of us will be hoping that we can adventure again in the Summer, or 2022. Travelling is all about relaxing, having fun, and getting to know other…

Conscious Christmas Gift Cards – Ethical Advent Day 22

Today is for all of those last minute shoppers amongst us. You know who you are, and I am not judging. Life can be busy. Christmas creeps up on us. And with this strange year, it’s hardly surprising that we’ve been thinking of other things. The deadline for delivery may have passed, but there’s still…

Zero Waste Christmas Crackers – Ethical Advent Day 17

Crackers are great fun,  but for a moment of enjoyment, there’s an awful lot of waste. Here is my solution – my favourite Christmas decoration of all. Stunning, reusable metal crackers. Passed down through my family – I’m not sure for how long exactly – but they are the true zero waste item. Granted, they…