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…

Dangerous Toxins In Your Shampoo

The health benefits of making your own shampoo can be greater than most people think. Modern day so-called ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ products are still being identified as containing carcinogenic (or ‘cancer-causing’) chemicals such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate as well as Propylene Glycol which can cause problems with the immune system. This has been proven in…

My Journey Into No-poo

I haven’t used shampoo in six months. There, I said it. I decided to make my own shampoo when, little by little, I became aware of the excessive plastic waste of beauty products and how little I knew about what I was putting on my noggin. Following eight years of excessive (and unnecessary) hair dyeing…

Bamboo Toothbrush

    This bamboo toothbrush is available at thegreenshop and is a great way of making a rapid yet effective change to your life. Bamboo toothbrushes are 100 per cent biodegradable and the bristles of the green shop toothbrush are BPA free. If we used toothbrushes with bone handles and animal hair bristles up until 1938 then surely we can…

Eco-Friendly Products Online

Whilst making your own health and beauty products at home can be both fun and good for the environment, sometimes you just don’t have the time. If we’re going to exist in a consumer nation then we should be conscious consumers. As with the many chemicals that go un-researched by the FDA in our hair products,…