Did you know that a lot of people with skin irritations are reacting to the laundry detergent left behind on their clothes – and they don’t even know it? I have had guests at Norwex demos tell me it’s taken them MONTHS to realise that it’s their washing powder (or liquid!) that is causing their…
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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.…
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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,…
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Did you know that in Australia most laundry powders contain one quarter to one third fillers, which have no cleaning effect whatsoever? That’s one reason I recommend making sure you know exactly what’s in your laundry powder or liquid, whether by making it yourself or finding a brand you trust. The problem with those fillers,…
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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).
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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.
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While the arctic ice cap is melting faster than anyone predicted, the rate of social change also seems to be speeding up. And it needs to. But for change to happen fast enough to give us significant resilience to the changes that are coming, we need to act. Why do we need resilient, engaged communities?…
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‘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…
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Developing a more personal and intuitive connection with the earth, and in particular with our own little patch of land, can be a valuable aspect of learning to live more sustainably. Whether your brand of sustainable living involves turning your backyard into a permaculture food forest or buying food grown locally by someone else, you…
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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…