I’ve been smashing through my Christmas shopping this year and feeling quite proud of myself. As a bonus, all this online shopping has led me to discover some pretty awesome gift ideas that I hope you will find helpful. I’ve put together my list based on things I would like to receive, i.e. non toxic, beautiful and practical. The product life and overall sustainability is also high on my priorities. 1. Give a gift that keeps on giving Oil Burner Everyone loves an oil burner – they infuse your home with your choice of natural scents (I’m loving jasmine and […]
The average female uses more than 12,000 tampons in her life. No doubt, if you’re reading this, you’re already a fan of natural and organic living. You look to avoid excessive consumption of pesticides and chemicals, and take a similar approach to your beauty regime. But there’s a little something in the back of your bathroom draw that you may be overlooking – your sanitary products. Organic cotton tampons, for instance, might seem a step too far. We often forget about our pads and tampons when making the shift to natural living. After all, they are essentials and we don’t […]
In Australia, over 30 million toothbrushes are disposed of each year, which creates around 1,000 tonnes of plastic waste. Worldwide there’s over 4.7 Billion plastic toothbrushes produced every year. That’s an island of waste right there! We know plastic doesn’t degrade and typically ends up in landfill or worse, the ocean. If there’s a way to reduce your plastic wouldn’t you jump on the chance? Good news – there is, bamboo toothbrushes! Why bamboo? Bamboo toothbrushes are a brilliant alternative. Bamboo is a wonder material. Because it grows so fast, it’s way more sustainable than traditional wood. Technically considered a member of […]
Australia is a pretty fantastic place. We have every climate possible, from the freezing Snowy Mountains in NSW, tropical paradise of Northern Queensland through to the Mediterranean-style climate of Adelaide (and all of the above in Melbourne on any one day). This wide and varied climate and topography makes for some pretty awesome growing conditions.There’s not many fruits or vegetables that can’t be grown here. As a result our supermarkets are chock full of an amazing variety of fruits and veggies. Irrespective of the season, you can buy apples and peaches all year round. Incredible huh? Well, not entirely.
I love coffee. I’ve tried to give it up. I know caffeine’s not great for you; your liver doesn’t like it; blah blah blah. But every time I just find myself longing for that warming, sweet yet bitter nectar. I don’t believe in doing anything in extremes, you just find yourself resenting what you’re missing and giving up. I still limit myself to one or two cups a day, but I’ve accepted my coffee habit and decided if I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it guilt free. When I moved in with my partner he brought with […]