I don't buy body lotion, but I'll admit that it has its uses, especially when I've been in and out of the sea all summer. I've finished my supplies from Christmas 2018 in June and I decided I wanted to look for a more eco-friendly alternative. Two things I always have in the house are … Continue reading Whipped Coconut Oil Body Lotion
What fresh hell is this? Surely this is taking the whole eco-friendly thing too far? That's what my friends think anyway. I love it. I am a convert. Goodbye conditioner. Hello an old Coke bottle filled with apple cider vinegar (ACV) and water. I first heard about ACV when looking for advice about how to … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner
I use a lot of hand cream with being a toddler mum, a cat parent and a purveyor of wax so finding a plastic free (and cheap) alternative was really important to me. I used this recipe from Dagmar's home although I used slightly less coconut oil and than shea butter. It's really easy. You … Continue reading DIY Hand Cream
This summer I finally used up all my supplies of various cleaning products and I decided to try a homemade all purpose cleaner. As usual, I opted for the most simple recipe I could find which was citrus peel soaked in white vinegar with a few drops of essential oil. I'm not a big fan … Continue reading DIY Vinegar All Purpose Cleaner
It's been a while thanks to exam marking and many glorious weeks of summer holidays but I'm back, and I'm still trying to cut down on plastic and save some pennies. One of my favourite discoveries this summer was homemade deodorant. I found an amazing recipe from Mama Lina Uk. You should check out her Instagram … Continue reading DIY Deodorant (It works honest!)
Since Christmas I've made a few simple swaps to reduce the amount of plastic and single use waste in our house. Milk Deliveries! We now get milk delivered 3 times a week from Milk and More. We also get bread, eggs and a yummy organic squash in glass bottles from Rocks. There is something special … Continue reading Simple Eco Swaps
One of my favourite eco swaps has been unpaper towels. And they didn't cost a penny. I still use paper towels to clean up cat sick and for wax making related spills but otherwise I use old cheeky Wipes, and muslins. I keep a box by the backdoor ready to take out to the washing … Continue reading Unpaper Towels
The tagline on my blog (Preparing my small human for the apocalypse one reusable nappy at a time) was a joke...until it wasn't. Of course, when I started my blog I was thinking of the zombie apocalypse, not a man made climate change driven mass extinction event. Like many people I really wanted to believe … Continue reading It’s the End of the World as we know it…and I don’t feel fine.
One of my favourite hobbies is buying tired looking dolls from charity shops and giving them a makeover. I prefer not to buy new toys for Tiny as she has so much already and I hate the waste. I have a couple of rules - I never spend more than £2 and I avoid the … Continue reading Upcycling Preloved Dolls.
Okay... more accurately I don't flush my loo very much any more. If it's yellow let it mellow and all that. It turns out that water is expensive on a meter and so we've been trying to save money (and water) by flushing our toilet much less frequently. And honestly I hate it. We may … Continue reading I don’t flush my loo any more.