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
DIY Vinegar All Purpose Cleaner
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
DIY Deodorant (It works honest!)
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!)
Simple Eco Swaps
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
It’s the End of the World as we know it…and I don’t feel fine.
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.
Review: Kerry’s Garden Subscription Box.
The snow is finally gone. Again. Yay. And hopefully it's not coming back. Spring is most definitely in the air and I'm really looking forward to spending more time in the garden with Tiny. We've already started trying to add a little bit of colour (and not just spray painted rocks), and our new plants … Continue reading Review: Kerry’s Garden Subscription Box.
Review: Who Gives A Crap?
It’s time to talk toilet roll. I recently switched to Who Gives a Crap toilet roll. Mostly because I love the irreverent name and they look great. (Yes, I’m very shallow sometimes) Why should you give a crap about what your family wipes their bum with? According to the founders they decided to create Who … Continue reading Review: Who Gives A Crap?
Cloth Sanitary Pads: A Monthly Game Changer
Or CSPs, or snuggle lady blankets. I'm obsessed. I became interested in the concept when I was on maternity leave and really loving cloth nappies. Then I made the mistake of typing cloth pads into Etsy. I didn't need all that money anyhow. Why are cloth pads so great I hear you ask? They are … Continue reading Cloth Sanitary Pads: A Monthly Game Changer
Review: Cheeky Wipes
If I had to pick only one product to recommend to prospective parents (or current parents) it would be Cheeky Wipes. We stumbled across these at a baby show at Kensington Olympia and were immediately sold on the idea because disposable wipes are horrible for the environment and we wanted to try to limit our … Continue reading Review: Cheeky Wipes