How can I clean my home without using plastic?

Cleaning the home without plastic? When you look at the rows and rows of plastic-bottled products in the cleaning aisle of a supermarket it might seem like an impossible idea. But over time, I have managed to virtually eradicate plastic from my cleaning routine. I admit it is not always easy to change the shoppingContinue reading “How can I clean my home without using plastic?”

Why should I change to plastic free natural deodorant?

The health concerns of deodorant is a confusing subject. There isn’t clear evidence that these products are harmful but there are enough concerns to make me wary and choose a natural alternative. But another motivation to avoid regular deodorants and antiperspirants is to reduce waste. There have been many health issues raised about these products. OneContinue reading “Why should I change to plastic free natural deodorant?”

Are reusable coffee cups safe in Covid times?

The simple answer is Yes!   Advice from the UK government states that it is up to individual businesses whether they allow the use of reusable cups and containers. If used they should be washed in hot soapy water or in the dishwasher.  So you can ignore all that scaremongering promoted by plastics and packaging companies inContinue reading “Are reusable coffee cups safe in Covid times?”

Is it possible to wash dishes plastic free?

There are many alternatives for the plastic laden kitchen sink, including our coconut dish scourers and bamboo pot scrapers. When my granny moved from her house, we discovered packets and packets of disposable pot scourers under her kitchen sink. You know those little blocks of foam with a rough scrubby side? I have no idea why she stockpiled them butContinue reading “Is it possible to wash dishes plastic free?”

How can I reduce plastic waste when brushing my teeth?

While you were brushing your teeth this morning did you think about the toothbrush and the toothpaste you were using? Probably not. Most of us do this daily activity with little thought. Several years ago, we took stock of our dental care routine and decided to rid ourselves of plastic and toxins where possible. WeContinue reading “How can I reduce plastic waste when brushing my teeth?”