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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 toxins made their way into household cleaning products, personal care items, food, water and synthetic drugs, despite many of…

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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!

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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.

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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 that can be toxic, causing illness and even proving fatal. 

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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.

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Is anaerobic digestion the answer to renewable energy?

I’m a great believer that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, especially in our current state of depleted resources where we need to preserve as much as we can. I’m an avid user of Freecycle; where items that are of little monetary value, but too good to throw away are given to the people who…

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