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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Back Scrubber Instructions

Norwex back scrubber instructions for use | Sustainable Suburbia

Rejuvenate and clean your skin with our mildly exfoliating Back Scrubber with BacLock. The design makes it easy to scrub hard to reach areas with no twisting and turning. Your back will feel softer and cleaner after one shower. The Norwex Back Scrubber has the same fabric as the Norwex Body Cloth on one side,…

Baby Hooded Towel Set Instructions

The lightweight, soft bath towel dries baby instantly. They absorb 7 times their weight in water, and remove up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria from skin The face cloth can be used to clean baby’s face and body without soaps. It is also useful for cleaning baby’s gums, or even removing face paints. It…

Baby Body Pack Instructions

3 pack of pastel coloured washers. Suitable for face and body. These cloths are similar to the Norwex Body Pack but are a smaller travel size and a perfect size for facial care, or for baby. Ultra fine fibre technology allows skin to be cleaned thoroughly with only water. WHERE TO USE: A natural way…

Air Freshener Bag Instructions

(Available in two sizes) Filled with 100% Bamboo Charcoal to naturally absorb unpleasant odours, mould or mildew causing moisture and to remove allergens without adding harsh chemicals to the air. How to use: Hang near the source of odour, in the fridge, near strongly scented foods, dirty laundry, gym bags, shoes, rubbish bins, nappy buckets,…

Microfibre Variety Pack Instructions

Norwex Microfibre Variety Pack

This incredible bundle includes compact versions of our EnviroCloth, Window Cloth and Body Cloth. Keep them around your home or take them on the go – they’re perfect for any kind of clean-up, using just water! Where to use: Each three-piece set comes with compact versions of our top-selling microfibre, including the ultra-soft Body Cloth,…

Powerful Climate Security Exhibition Opens Today

Climate change will have major implications for our defence forces and our regional neighbours. We need to get past partisan bickering and get on with securing our region | SustainableSuburbia.net

It’s the European Union’s 3rd annual Climate Diplomacy Week and a powerful exhibition, highlighting the risk to national and international security from climate change, opens in my town today, at UNSW Canberra. The EU’s touring exhibition, “Environment, Conflict & Cooperation”, visualises the multiple repercussions that climate change has on global health and food security, particularly in Pacific. Governments…

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…

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…

Is Your Dishwasher Making You Sick?

Dishwasher powder is toxic. Would you eat it? | SustainableSuburbia.net

Did you know that dishwasher powder (or tablets) is likely one of the most toxic items in your house? In America, in a two year period, 14,000 children were admitted to emergency after eating dishwasher tablets. They are incredibly caustic and burn mouth and throat as they go down. In Australia, over 2000 kids each…