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Smoking Out Big Tobacco

Tobacco kills more than seven million people each year, including around 890,000 resulting from exposure to second-hand smoke. (source) It is responsible for over 71% of all cases of lung cancer deaths, 42% of chronic respiratory disease deaths, and nearly 10% of all deaths from cardiovascular disease. Worldwide, 40% of children are exposed to second-hand smoke.…

How to Raise an Eco-Conscious Kid

How to Raise an Eco-Conscious Kid | SustainableSuburbia.net

Today I have a guest post from Sydney writer, Emily Leary, on bringing up your kids the right way (did I really just say that? LOL). (Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash) Sustainable living takes effort, but we all know it’s well worth it to help sustain our planet’s precious resources. Raising your child to also be eco-conscious…

Why You Should Go To A Norwex Party

A review from Angie at Know.Shift.Repeat. (She’s all about reducing the chemicals too, but she’s not a Norwex consultant – just a customer). She says if you are invited to a Norwex party – GO! I say, if you’re not invited – have one of your own!! And of course, if you want to have…

The Chemicals in Household Dust – and How to Avoid Them

How toxic is your household dust? SustainableSuburbia.net

Did you know that household dust can often contain harmful chemicals including phthalates, pesticides, brominated fire retardants and countless other pollutants tracked in from outdoors, or shed from your inside furnishings and appliances? Indoor pollution is often significantly worse than outdoor. Five things you can do Vacuum regularly using a vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter.…

The Easiest Way to Get Vomit Out of Carpet

Carpet Stain Buster Enzymes and microbes help to eliminate protein-based stains from carpets, rugs and upholstery | SustainableSuburbia.net

So your child/dog/cat/spouse has puked all over the carpet and you are wondering how to get it out, naturally, leaving no disgusting odour behind? It’s so easy! No, really, it is. Gross, yes – cleaning vomit out of carpet – or anywhere – is always going to be gross! But the important thing is getting…

Lip Balm That Lasts – for AGES

Lip care includes hysdrating more by drinking water and applying lip balm liberally, as the lips have no oil glands. Norwex lip balm moisturises and protects lips with organic aloe vera, coconut oil, and tea tree oil, and is gluten and paraben free.

The AWESOME Norwex Lip Balm is currently 35% off! This is another product I bought 3 of at full price just a couple of weeks back. Oh no! But it’s okay, ’cause I wanted those for Chrissy presents for my kids, so I couldn’t have got them in time if I’d waited 😉 Having done…

Last minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Attractive bottle of olive oil with several sprigs of rosemary inside.

Okay, so Christmas is in 4 days. Who’s finished their present buying/making frenzy?? Not me, haha! One thing I try to do every year is have the kids help with making gifts for their grandparents and aunts and uncles. Years ago my family decided to only buy gifts for the kids, but I have always…

6 DIY Christmas Gifts

Felt caterpillar

One way to make Christmas not only more sustainable but also less expensive than it would otherwise be, is to make your own gifts ( I may have talked about this before!!). Now, when I was a kid, that usually meant making something out of cardboard that my parents then had to sneak into the…

How to Use the Norwex Hair Turban

Norwex blue hair turban |SustainableSuburbia.net

One question I get a lot from my Norwex customers is how to put the hair turban on. It’s something I like to model at bath & skin care demos (I think I look great in a turban and spa wrap!! – over my clothes folks, over my clothes!), but it’s easy to forget until…