Homemade Moisturiser

Doesn’t it really bug you when you spend a fortune on a well-known brand’s moisturiser, only to come out looking like a teenager who just got their first spots? This is the problem I have faced for a while. I religiously used Palmers cocoa butter- it smells delicious right? But what I didn’t realise was…

No-poo Diary: 22 Months

If you read my original post, you’ll know that my break into the world of no-pooing wasn’t all easy-riding. But, I stuck with it! Now I am two months away from having a two-year streak of non-toxin filled and naturally clean hair. YAY. I can’t say things got easier for me. A couple of months…

Avocado Face Scrub Results

I have been using the avocado face scrubs for approximately a year now and it feels incredible! While initially I was mixing a lot of avocado with honey, lemon and AVC I am, in fact, a tight-wad at heart and thus couldn’t bear to spare with my honey and lemon…and a whole avocado! Now my…

Homemade Hair Conditioner

9 months after starting to use this ACV conditioner recipe my hair is feeling healthier and happier!

Our Basic Livelihood Is Under Threat From Climate Change

In class one day, my Professor drilled it into us that “Power is the ability to eat”. Power is also access to water, yet underground and hydraulic fracking and the rapidly melting Arctic ice caps are threatening that very same water we need to survive. The great irony of it all is that our ‘need’ to…

Coconut Oil moisturiser and shaving cream and smoothing serum…

I love coconut oil. You know on Forrest Gump when Bubba is telling Forrest about his family business? “You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp…

Home-made Avocado Face Mask

For skin that will make you positively glow, this avocado face mask is a great way of detoxing your skin after a hard week of weather and stress and any products you may regularly use during the week. Now I find this mask particularly difficult to make, owing to my overzealous love for avocados, putting half…

Home-made Pot Pourri

Now we all love our homes to smell wonderful 24 hours a day, but how conscious are we being of the environmental impact of our habits, every time we plug in an air freshener or replace a tealight or spritz the air with an aerosol? Pot pourri is no longer just for elderly ladies’ bathrooms…

Reuseable Pantyliners

It’s not a pretty subject, but female hygiene is the cause of mass unnecessary waste. Whilst the book “Flow: The Cultural History of Menstruation”  states that during the average woman’s lifetime her periods amount up to 62,415 pounds of garbage equaling 0.5 percent of her personal landfill load, it may not seem like a lot, but we are…

Bamboo Socks

When it comes to necessities like socks and pants, we don’t hold the same enthusiasm for charity shopping. But think about how many pairs of pants and socks we get through in a lifetime! According to a recent Huffington Post article, women own an average of 34 pairs of underwear and according to shethinx.com, women dispose of…

No-poo Recipe

So for the basic no-poo recipe all you need is baking powder/bicarbonate of soda, which is just as cheap as 59p from ALDI, water and whatever essential oil you like the smell of. When I started out I used food flavouring which, though it sounds odd, actually worked a treat and kept very well (I…