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Join Norwex for FREE in Australia and New Zealand!

Join Norwex for Free July-August 2019 details, Australia and New Zealans

On this page: Join Norwex for Free | Get a limited edition upgrade kit at 40% off | Get more FREE GIFTS | How to get a $300 Norwex Shopping Spree | More information **NB Although this particular offer has ended, you can join Norwex in Australia or join in New Zealand for only the cost of shipping EVERY month.** And…

Climate Change could mean higher exposure to toxic heavy metals

Climate change means higher exposure to heavy metals | photo: Pheonix Dust Storm by Alan Stark, Flickr | SustainableSuburbia.net

A study published this month gives us even more reason to be concerned about climate change, and to reduce toxic chemical use. ‘People’s exposure to chemical contaminants could increase due to climate change,’ says Dr Bhabananda Biswas, a researcher with the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) and the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute.

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.…

Norwex Towel Instructions

HAND TOWEL AND BATH TOWELS – BacLock These lightweight, soft bath towels dry you instantly. They absorb 7 times their weight in water, and also dry very quickly. It is best not to launder them with fluffy linty fabrics, as the microfibre will pick up the lint. Just as with the Norwex cleaning cloths, the…

Norwex Stain Remover Instructions

Works without chlorine bleach or other harsh chemicals to penetrate, dissolve and eliminate a variety of stains on contact. It is gentle on delicate fabrics and works in all temperatures. The natural formula is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, non-toxic and free of allergens, dyes, petroleum solvents, phosphates and other harsh chemicals. HOW TO USE: For best results…

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…

What’s Your Why?

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…

Mindfulness and Simple Living, the Only Way I Know How: One Small Step at a Time

Oh the jealousy, the greed is the unravelling, it’s the unravelling And it undoes all the joy that could be. Joni Mitchell, Blue

It’s hard to reduce consumption when you are always seeing what other people have and wishing for it. It’s hard to be happy with your average size, west facing, three bedroom home when you are busy envying your mother’s lovely sunny north facing living areas, or your friend’s big north facing, fruit tree filled back yard with all its great nooks for kids, or another friend’s four bedroom home with large separate living areas and perhaps a study.

Why I’m Giving My Book Away for Free

Why am I giving my book away instead of charging for it? The answer to that question  lies in the answer to another. Who is Kirsten McCulloch? And why does she run this website? Well, dear reader, I do it for you, and for me. For the planet; and for my kids. Last year I…

Less Toxic Living is Live – and I’m Giving it Away!

I am so excited to be able to announce that Less Toxic Living is finally available!

An even more exciting announcement is that I am giving away the PDF copy completely FREE!

And, there are free gifts! Only available with a special access code, which I am going to give you! Normally, you get that by buying a paperback copy. But for a limited time you can also get them with the PDF (see the bottom of this post for your special launch access code).

Which Cover Do You Like Best for Less Toxic Living?

Less Toxic Living Front Cover, 3 options

Today’s post is a bit of a departure from the norm. Instead of handing out sage advice for you, I’d like to ask your opinion. As readers on my Very Special Email List know,* my book, Less Toxic Living: How to Reduce Your Everyday Exposure to Toxic Chemicals – An Introduction For Families is nearly…

Treating a Chicken with a Broken Leg

A head shot of an Isa Brown hen with a bright red comb, but looking a bit thirsty, with her mouth open

One of our chickens has a broken leg.

Ocean (my daughter named her) got her leg caught in the tree the other day, as she was getting down in the morning. When we found her she was hanging by that one stuck foot, almost upside down. So what to do?

How to Make a Simple Citrus Cleaner, Plus Nine Awesome Blog Posts

quartered lemons emersed in white vinegar in a jar

I’ve just made myself a couple of jars of this citrus cleaner, which just involves steeping lemon peel (or other citrus peel) in white vinegar for three weeks. Often I just put a little vinegar in a spray bottle with a lot of water and let my kids have at it. I know they will use far more of whatever spray I give them than necessary (especially my six year old!), so a little goes a long way. But I am looking forward to everything having a lovely lemony smell instead of vinegar!