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Basic natural household cleaning kit
Monday, 26 Jan, 2015 – 8:49 | One Comment
Basic natural household cleaning kit

You’ve all been waiting patiently to begin making your own household cleaners.
You know some of the nasties you want to avoid and today we’re going to talk about some safer alternatives.
Have a read through, then …

What motivates you to be sustainable?
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2015 – 9:23 | 6 Comments
What motivates you to be sustainable?

I don’t know about you, but I love to people watch.
I’m happy sitting at a table in a pavement cafe, watching the world go by.

Making your own household cleaners
Monday, 19 Jan, 2015 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Making your own household cleaners

We’ve been sharing a series of articles about the toxins found in some conventional cleaning products.
If you’re convinced it would be safer to make your own, you’re in the right place and I’ve got some …

5 toxins to avoid in your cleaning products
Monday, 12 Jan, 2015 – 8:48 | Comments Off
5 toxins to avoid in your cleaning products

Many conventional household cleaners contain a bewildering array of chemicals. Some are safe and some are best avoided.
There are hundreds of chemicals in daily use and here are 5 of the most common which you …

Toxins in your cleaning products
Monday, 5 Jan, 2015 – 8:46 | 2 Comments
Toxins in your cleaning products

Many of the ingredients we find in today’s ‘new, improved, cleaner, brighter’ products are made from chemicals that were initially produced for use in warfare.
After the Second World War was over, surplus stocks of these …

How to use essential oils without an oil burner
Monday, 1 Dec, 2014 – 10:29 | Comments Off
How to use essential oils without an oil burner

One of the easiest ways to benefit from essential oils is by using an oil burner. But what if you want to use oils and DON’T have a burner? Or you don’t want to use one because you have young children around that could get hurt by a naked flame? Today I’m sharing seven ways to use essential oils in your home without the need for a specialised burner!

Eco friendly laundry products
Thursday, 6 Nov, 2014 – 10:06 | Comments Off
Eco friendly laundry products

We’re airing our dirty laundry for this week’s Change the World Wednesday challenge!
Most people have their favourite laundry products – usually determined by smell and how effective they are.

Keeping Your Home Safe: The Dangers You Don’t See
Tuesday, 5 Aug, 2014 – 14:51 | Comments Off
Keeping Your Home Safe: The Dangers You Don’t See

Many of us spend time safeguarding our homes from obvious dangers, such as trailing wires, faulty sockets and broken furniture, but there are many invisible dangers that are not obviously apparent.
These include chemicals and gases …

How to find the right mindset for decluttering
Friday, 23 May, 2014 – 7:09 | Comments Off
How to find the right mindset for decluttering

Do you ever set the same goals for yourself over and over again?
That’s how I’m feeling at the moment with decluttering.

Nine Ways To Protect The Bees
Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Nine Ways To Protect The Bees

A month or so ago, Small Footprints encouraged us to protect the bees for our Change The World Wednesday Challenge.
As you’ll be aware, we love taking care of our buzzy bees here at Chez Green. …