• DIYs,  Lifestyle,  Waste

    Find out how to reduce your waste this Christmas with this comprehensive guide!

    Christmas is a lovely time of year. We get holidays, get to spend time with friends and family and get to eat delicious food. But unfortunately a bunch of us also get stressed. From buying presents to decorating the house, cooking food and then cleaning it all up after, there is a lot going on. All of this takes up precious time we should be spending with our loved ones and in the mean time, produces huge amounts of waste. Let’s look at the waste produced in the UK from Christmas alone in 2006: More than a billion Christmas cards (17 for every man, woman and child) delivered. That’s enough…

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    DIYs,  Lifestyle,  Waste

    Zero waste DIY bi-carb toothpaste & my oral hygiene routine

    Alright, this sounds whack, you wanna brush your teeth with what now? Yep, bi-carb, lets take a look at the recipe and then we can chat about it. Zero Waste DIY Bi-Carb Toothpaste What you’ll need a cleaned out glass jar 6 TBS coconut oil (melted) 3 TBS baking soda Organic peppermint essential oil to your liking (I use about 50-60 drops) Instructions  Mix coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint essential oil together in your jar and voila! Store in your bathroom Note: You can halve or double this recipe. I double it and make a large batch so I don’t have to make it so frequently. More important note:…

  • DIYs,  Lifestyle

    DIY Essential Oil Sleep Well Pillow Spray

    I love this pillow spray.  Use a second hand or recycled spray bottle to make it zero waste. You can adapt it to your liking, using one or a mix of various oils. Mine is a mix of patchoulli, lavendar, ylang ylang and bergamont. Other relaxing oils include sandalwood, cedarwood, frankincense and marjoram.   It is so easy and will take you one minute to make. I love spraying mine before sleep, it helps me wind down and signals my mind that it’s time for rest. I have really been working on making my bedroom more peaceful lately. I used to have a TV in my room and heaps of furniture.…

  • DIYs,  Lifestyle,  Waste

    Ditch the bin bags! Use newspaper instead.

    Bin bags are kinda unnecessary when you think about it. I used to use my plastic bags from the supermarket but when you don’t use plastic bags anymore you don’t have anything to line your bin, and to be honest you really don’t need them. How to have a bag free bin: Go the naked route – no bin bag at all Use the newspapers they keep leaving at your front door! Personally I go with option 2. To take it out I just take the whole bin outside and empty it directly into the garbage gin (you would do this if you went with option one).  Don’t worry about…