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Natural home made facial cleanser recipe using yogurt and oats
I wanted to share the easiest and most gorgeous facial cleanser recipe with you today. Well actually it’s a cleanser, gentle exfoliator and moisturiser rolled into one. The best thing about it is, that the left overs can be eaten for breakfast – in the bath; take a spoon with you. And there is no…
All your ethical lingerie under one ‘green’ roof from Figleaves
Figleaves, the world’s largest online seller of lingerie have launched their long-awaited ‘Green leaves’ section – their dedicated department for green products. Now you can buy your favourite eco underwear under one roof and indulge in some ‘guilt free shopping’
Meals from leftovers – tuna and cheese tarts
Today, upon daring to open the fridge door, I was confronted with enough tuna to make a small sandwich, a tablespoon or so of sweetcorn, half a red pepper, a couple tablespoons of double cream, a small square of cheese and some broccoli.
At last! Ethical, Fair Trade, 100% degradable balloons
Today is Little Miss Green’s Birthday, so just a quick post from me while she plays with some of her new presents. I am thrilled to be able to give credit, first hand to Fair Deal Trading http://www.fairdealtrading.com/ for an excellent product and speedy service. (Thank you James!)
Reduce plastic waste going in the landfill – nine top tips
A friend was recently lamenting that she wished we could recycle more plastic. Often they were left with plastic containers, trays and bottles that they could not get rid of. While I sympathise to a certain point, I do feel that the onus is on us as consumers to show the supermarkets and the Government…
Happy Mother’s Day to our Earth Mother
Happy Mother’s Day to mothers, carers and mother-figures everywhere. Most especially I would like us to help our Mother Earth; she who connects us all, to have a wonderful. gentle and love-filled day. What simple action can we each do to help heal some of the devastation mankind has perpetrated on the earth today?
Say it with organic, ethical and sustainable UK flowers
Sometimes a girl just wants a vase of fresh flowers to cheer up her home. There is nothing quite so lovely as beautiful colours and a heavenly scent for the feel-good factor in life. Unfortunately, cut flowers, unless home grown, often means thousands of air miles, tonnes of pesticides and dangerous working conditions for farmers…
Choose ethical, sustainable toys and decorations this Easter
Easter is on March 23rd and one of my favourite ethical toy companies is offering free delivery on orders over #50 placed until 17th March 2008. Quote ‘Easter Egg’ with your order (or type it in the ‘offer code box’ online) to take advantage of free delivery. Myriad specialises in hand-crafted organically shaped natural wooden…
Get a free copy of Ecoescape travel guide and plan an ethical holiday in the UK
If you live in the UK and are planning an eco friendly holiday, then you can grab yourself a free copy of the first edition of Ecoescape. Ecoescape is a directory of green places to stay and visit in the UK. It brings together sustainable ideas for every step of the way: from places to…
Reduce fuel consumption and save money – one simple frugal step could save you 20%!
I’ve been experimenting with the way I cook in order to try and save some carbon emissions. This week I’ve been doing the simplest thing that MUST be saving a considerable amount of resources. (my electricity reading shows I’ve cut 20% off my normal usage this week).
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…
Five natural ways to cure Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD
In Northern Europe, around 12 million people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms range from mild such as feeling a little…
A natural homemade recipe for cough syrup using thyme, garlic, honey and sage.
Mother Nature bestows so many gifts upon us, providing all we could ever need for a long and healthy life; foods to…