Norwex Kitchen Cloth vs Raw Chicken (demo)

Norwex raw chicken vs kitchen cloth demo | SustainableSuburbia.net

When I am demoing the Norwex cloths, and explaining that they do, in fact, pick up 99% of everything off the surface, I often mention the raw chicken demo often done by American consultants. So I thought it was time I put a couple of those videos here on the blog, so instead of telling…

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.…

Three Essential Oil Blends for Good Mental Health

Essential Oil Blends for Good Mental Health | SustainableSuburbia.net

Writing about how much I love Rescue Gel the other day reminded me that I have been meaning to share some other essential oil blends with you. Here are three lovely blends for different moments in life. Uplifting & stress relief My very favourite blend (which I have shared before), is a mix of Frankincense,…

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).

DIY Disinfectant Cleaning Wipes

How to make your own Disinfectant Cleaning Wipes | SustainableSuburbia.net

My three year old is currently going through toilet training fun. I’m not generally a fan of using a lot of disinfectant and anti-bacterial products. If hospitals have switched back to using plain old soap, to stop the rise of super bugs, then I think I can be safe sticking with mostly soap and vinegar in my house. In this case though, I was prepared to make an exception. So here are instructions on making your own disinfectant cleaning wipes.

Is ‘Slow’ Essential for a Sustainable Life?

Hand made sign saying "drive slow" in front of a tree.

‘I’ve realised wanting to do too much is almost as toxic as wanting too much stuff.’ (Tricia Hogbin @ Little Eco Footprints) I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of ‘slow’ lately, as embodied by the slow movement, and I’ve been wondering: is our fast paced lifestyle inherently unsustainable? I don’t mean unsustainable only…

Growing Blueberry Bushes in Your Backyard Food Forest

A cluster of ripe and unripe blueberries still on the bush

Blueberry bushes are relatively easy to grow, as long as you choose the right variety for your climate and provide the right conditions. And, blueberries are delicious, highly nutritious, and provide fruit over a relatively long season, particularly if you mix up some early, medium and late fruiting cultivars. Note: This article is all about…