Totsbots Bamboozle Stretch Cloth Nappies

Easy to use, made to last, fun designs and no-leaks!

Totsbots Bamboozle Stretch cloth nappies are my reusable nappies of choice. They are made of stretchy and super absorbent bamboo fabric and remain lovely and soft even in our hard water area. Continue reading “Totsbots Bamboozle Stretch Cloth Nappies”

Easy ways to cut back on spending

Worth it for your pocket and the planet

Buying less ‘stuff’.  Sounds obvious but often easier said than done.  I love shopping, a bit too much actually, bit of a shopaholic.  This flys in the face of my eternal efforts to be green. However, now that I’ve got small people to think about I’ve really had to get a grip and just stop spending.  Here’s some of the ways I’ve cut back on spending: Continue reading “Easy ways to cut back on spending”

My eco capsule make up bag

My favourite eco make up products on a budget

Here’s what’s in my eco capsule make up bag, in my bathroom right now.  Honed down over the last few years to these essential, multi-tasking, high performers: Continue reading “My eco capsule make up bag”

Organic food on a budget

Which foods to prioritise buying organic 

Buying organic food on a budget can be done, you just have to prioritise which foods you want organic. Continue reading “Organic food on a budget”

Kitchen cupboard beauty treatments

Save money and look great with these super easy diy recipes

Here are three kitchen cupboard beauty treatments that work way better for me than anything I’ve ever bought (and I’ve bought a mountain of expensive/luxury products in my time!) Continue reading “Kitchen cupboard beauty treatments”

The clean and green make-up directory

Award-winning, high performance green brands

If you’re looking for award-winning, high performance clean and green make-up this is a great place to start. There are lots of organic and natural brands to choose from these days.

I’ve listed the ones I’ve had great results from, and brands that I’ve heard rave reviews about across the industry. I regularly update this page as I discover new favourites. Continue reading “The clean and green make-up directory”

Mineral powder foundation for problem skin

The natural make up solution for problem skin

An excellent choice for the natural beauty, mineral powder foundation beats all other types hands down (for me anyway!) Perhaps if you have really good skin a tinted moisturiser might be better but if you have any problems at all – sensitivity, acne, pigmentation, rosacea, uneven skin tone to name but a few, or if you only have 2 minutes to do your make up in the mornings then definitely check out this stuff, it’s my make up miracle! Continue reading “Mineral powder foundation for problem skin”

Frugi organic babywear

Look no further for your organic babywear.  Pure, no-nasties clothes that are also beautiful, fun, stylish and fit over cloth nappies too. Continue reading “Frugi organic babywear”

The ultimate green mum dress

Beauty meets practicality

I think we all struggle to find clothes that:

  • look good and
  • are practical and
  • are comfortable

To find clothes that are environmentally friendly as well – pretty much impossible. But I have found the ultimate green mum dress – this dress does it all!   Continue reading “The ultimate green mum dress”

Organic baby sleep (or lack thereof)

Organic baby bedding

Tonight is the first night baba 1 (3 years old) is sleeping in her new big bed. A nice big single bed that she has moved into so that baba 2 (8 months old) can have her old cot bed now that he has outgrown his little space-saver cot.

Miraculously as I type this at 9pm baba 1 is actually asleep and has been for an hour. This is a lovely turn of events because for about the past month she’s been fighting bedtime and takes some 3 hours to settle, not sleeping till 10 or 10.30. Add to that our ‘I don’t need any sleep’ baby and our evenings have been hellish, packed with endless trips to see screaming baba 1 in the nursery and endless buggy walks in the dark to try and soothe screaming baba 2 who also doesn’t drift off till somewhere between 10.30 and midnight.

Needless to say my husband and I currently look like something from night of the living dead and feel just as perky. So yes, tonight is a treat. May it continue to be this peaceful!

When I was shopping for baba 1’s new mattress and bedding I researched organic options. Since we spend so much of our lives in bed I think it makes a lot of sense that we not sleep on a mattress sprayed with fire-retardant chemicals that off-gas for years as we sleep. Organic mattresses are naturally fire-retardant complying with the same safety standards as other mattresses, just in a much nicer way!

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