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!)
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.
As you'll know if you're a regular reader, I've been looking at ways to be more eco-friendly at home. I've always wanted to try washing nuts so I was really excited when Eco Natural Products gifted me a sample to try. What are Indian Washing Nuts? They're an alternative to chemical detergents from Sapindus shrub … Continue reading Review: Indian Washing from Nuts Eco Natural Products.
Tiny has always been a fan of doll's houses. There's a rickety old one at our favourite play group and whenever it's out she's always kneeling in front of it and murmuring nonsense as she shoves furniture in random places. She also loves my old doll's house which is currently on display in the loft … Continue reading Ikea Flisat Doll’s House