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Goodbye Dry Skin, Hello Olive Oil Salt Scrub

Norwex MEDITERRANEAN Meditation Olive Oil Salt Scrub, Eco Cert

The Mediterranean Meditation Olive Oil Salt Scrub is one of my favourites in the Norwex skin care range. Made from 100% Dead Sea salt, which is super high in minerals, organic olive oil and organic citrus essential oils, with no nasties, it is like a little home spa treatment for your skin. I especially love to use…

8 Essentials for Sustainable Camping

Homemade Mosquito Repellent Lotion | A bowl of Shea butter | SustainableSuburbia.net

Most people, when they’re going camping, prefer to have as little impact on the environment as they can. And yet it’s also a time when many of us allow ourselves to use disposable products we might avoid otherwise. We are out of our comfort zone and it can all feel a little hard. Here are…

10 Benefits of Air Purifiers

41osHoneywell Compact Air Purifier with Permanent HEPA Filter | SustainableSuburbia.net

This week we have a guest post from Janet Miller who is passionate about living with clean air. Kirsten previously wrote about how air purifying plants can play a very important role in naturally cleaning the air in our living environment. In this article I would like to share an alternative to air purifying plants:…

Holly’s Homemade Dog Food

Healthy Homemade Dog Food by Holly Lindsey | SustainableSuburbia.net

This week I have a guest post for you from dog lover & rescuer, Holly Lindsey, who will help you SAVE money, while still giving the dogs in your life a healthy diet. I have two beautiful dogs, both strays that found their way to me. One is a half lab, half chow that used…

Detox with Delightful Homemade Body Scrubs

Olive Oil Salt Scrub | SustainableSuburbia.net

Have you tried using a DIY (or even shop bought) body scrub before? They can be quite divine, as long as you get/make a good one. I have made the sugar scrub below before – it makes an excellent Christmas present too – and of course I have used the Norwex Organic Olive Oil Salt…

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…

The Big C – Has it Visited Your Family?

Picture this: A member of your family – let’s say it’s your husband, but if you don’t have one of those maybe it’s your wife or parent or child – goes into the hospital via the Accident & Emergency Department, with severe gut pain. A day later he’s had a large portion of his large…

Soap Making & Living Simply after Cancer Strikes

This week I am so pleased to bring you a guest post from artisan soapmaker of more than ten years experience, Ros Wathen of Larkrise Soaps, about her inspiring journey to more natural living. My family had always lived a fairly healthy life, cooking from scratch, growing our own vegies, keeping chooks, making bread, preserving…

How to Make Quark (aka Yo-Cheese)

Have you ever tried making cream cheese out of yoghurt? It’s really very simple to do, and surprisingly good. You can make it out of plain yoghurt, flavoured yoghurt, or plain yoghurt with some fruit or herbs added. (And if you don’t already know how to make your own yoghurt, take a look at this…

Gifts, Winners, Parties and an Announcement

Norwex AntiBac Body Cloths in pink, yellow and green | SustainableSuburbia.net

{This post has been edited to bring it in line with the Norwex media policy} Today’s blog post was supposed to be an announcement of the three winners for Fabulous Norwex Body & Baby cloths, AND the announcement of the next Giveaway. But instead, I’ve given you Homemade Natural Mosquito Repellent, plus an Organic Bug Spray Review. What gives?

The Fabulous Norwex Body Cloths and Baby Cloths

The Awesome Norwex body and baby cloths. These cloths are AWESOME for cleaning your face and body without any kind of soap or body wash. Just Use Water.

These cloths are AWESOME for cleaning your face and body without any kind of soap or body wash. Just Use Water.

Since soap is incredibly drying for your skin, this is a great development, plus, if you are used to using soap or some kind of expensive, sensitive skin body wash, these will save you a HEAP of money.