Kirsten McCulloch

Kirsten McCulloch is an Australian mother of three living in the suburbs. She has a background in writing and editing, particularly for the web, and a life long interest in living sustainably. On her journey to reduce her energy and resource consumption, she makes her own non-toxic cleaners, keeps chooks, has a few fruit trees, and a mostly organic vegetable patch. She is learning to knit and crochet but she can’t sew to save her life. She is trying hard to declutter her home. Slowly. She is trying to teach her children to value the natural environment and not to waste resources, with somewhat patchy success to date.

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Norwex is going to New Zealand!!

Norwex on Purpose: join us for a chance to discover how you can earn extra income while improving the quality of life for your familyand community by radically reducing chemicals in our homes | Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Palmerston North.

Woohoo, Norwex is going BACK to New Zealand for another round of info sessions and giveaways! If you are in NZ or know someone who is and either a) want to try using Norwex yourself, or b) are looking for some way to make some extra income or even a full time job, in a…

Goodbye Dry Skin, Hello Olive Oil Salt Scrub

Norwex MEDITERRANEAN Meditation Olive Oil Salt Scrub, Eco Cert

The Mediterranean Meditation Olive Oil Salt Scrub is one of my favourites in the Norwex skin care range. Made from 100% Dead Sea salt, which is super high in minerals, organic olive oil and organic citrus essential oils, with no nasties, it is like a little home spa treatment for your skin. I especially love to use…

How to Use the Norwex EnviroTowel

Envirotowel - a super absorbent, extremely durable towel that polishes and dries quickly.

Firstly, the EnviroTowel is quite different to the EnviroCloth – this is something that often causes confusion. The EnviroTowel is actually a suede microfibre, and is more similar to the to the make up removal cloth or the Norwex sports towel, than the other cleaning cloths. So what’s it good for? Think of it as…

8 Essentials for Sustainable Camping

Homemade Mosquito Repellent Lotion | A bowl of Shea butter | SustainableSuburbia.net

Most people, when they’re going camping, prefer to have as little impact on the environment as they can. And yet it’s also a time when many of us allow ourselves to use disposable products we might avoid otherwise. We are out of our comfort zone and it can all feel a little hard. Here are…

What’s Your Why?

vision

In the world of business and entrepreneurial practice, this is a question we are asked to think about, because if you know your why, you are more likely to take the actions needed to get you to your where or what. But it applies in other parts of life too, including learning to live more…

The Norwex Kitchen Cloth, All-Purpose Kitchen Cloth & Envirocloth – What’s the Difference?

The Norwex Kitchen Cloth, All-Purpose Kitchen Cloth & Envirocloth - what's the difference? | SustainableSuburbia.net

Here’s a question I get asked a lot: What’s the difference between the Norwex kitchen cloth, the all-purpose kitchen cloth, and the envirocloth? I often describe the envirocloth as your “everything” cloth – you can use it on walls, cupboards, bathrooms, even carpet. So if it’s your everything cloth, what are the others for? Well,…

So Many Inspiring Bloggers

Today I’m sending you elsewhere for your dose of simple, sustainable goodness. Have you ever looked at my Linky List page? There are now literally dozens of blogs linked up over the eight categories. I love that there are so many blogs in this general niche of sustainable living, and the culture of blogs linking…

How to Make Quark (aka Yo-Cheese)

Have you ever tried making cream cheese out of yoghurt? It’s really very simple to do, and surprisingly good. You can make it out of plain yoghurt, flavoured yoghurt, or plain yoghurt with some fruit or herbs added. (And if you don’t already know how to make your own yoghurt, take a look at this…

Gifts, Winners, Parties and an Announcement

Norwex AntiBac Body Cloths in pink, yellow and green | SustainableSuburbia.net

{This post has been edited to bring it in line with the Norwex media policy} Today’s blog post was supposed to be an announcement of the three winners for Fabulous Norwex Body & Baby cloths, AND the announcement of the next Giveaway. But instead, I’ve given you Homemade Natural Mosquito Repellent, plus an Organic Bug Spray Review. What gives?