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Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Whether you’re donning a flirty frock or a pair of shorts a body scrub is the perfect way to banish dry, flaky skin and keep your pins in top condition.  It's also vital if you're planning to self-tan, because exfoliating first helps make your tan more even and last longer.
 
This gorgeous exfoliating scrub uses magnesium-rich Epsom salts, nourishing coconut oil and skin-loving lavender which help boost circulation, remove any rough patches and reveal soft, smooth skin – not just on your legs but all over.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
If you’ve ever accidentally inhaled hairspray you’ll be aware it’s not the most lung-friendly of products… and if a cloud of hairspray chemicals is toxic enough to make you cough your lungs up, it’s probably not the best for your health or the environment.
 
Luckily you don’t have to forsake fashionable follicles while trying to be earth-friendly - we’ve come up with a solution that’s safe and easy, includes hair-nourishing essential oils and will save you a fortune compared to its commercial equivalents.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Take a moment and look at your current bottle of dishwashing detergent.  Do you see a list of ingredients on there?  No?  Ever wonder why?
 
A whole lab full of chemicals can go into the average “grease-fighting” dish liquid – including foaming agents, dyes, colours and fragrances - and even if you use gloves so they don't get on your skin, all those synthetic ingredients are still going on your plates, and into the waterways.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Knitting, baking, and bikes with wicker baskets have all become hip again – maybe it’s time for a potpourri revival?
 
These collections of scented, dried flowers, popular in the 70’s and often found in bathrooms, have had a bit of a daggy image.  But with today’s focus on biodegradable, recyclable and repurposed materials, they couldn’t be a more perfect fit for the eco-friendly home.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
There are many things which could be classed as a miracle while on holidays – finding a clean toilet precisely when you need one, your bags being first up on the carousel; a taxi driver who doesn’t go the long way.  Arriving with an entire suitcase of perfectly crease-free clothes?  That’s another one for the wish list.
 
Even if you fancy yourself some sort of packing ninja, no matter how carefully you roll or fold, inevitably some items arrive a little worse for wear.
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Did you know that even if you wash in hot water, germs can still linger in your laundry? 
 
That’s not a huge problem for an everyday load of washing, but there are some circumstances where you might want to take a bit of extra care.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
If your pout gets a bit parched over winter, why not give it a bit of TLC with this luxurious lip balm?
 
Made from natural ingredients like coconut oil, raw honey and lavender oil, once you get the hang of it, it’s easy, inexpensive and a real treat for dry lips – plus if you make a few extra, they’re a great gift idea too.
 
Lavender & Honey Lip Balm
Posted on 25 Nov 2014

This nourishing DIY body cream is a post-wax or post-shave essential

You don’t have to be a hippie to make your own skin and body care products.  Many people just prefer knowing what’s going into - and onto - their bodies, and enjoy getting creative with natural ingredients.  Not forgetting all the money it saves (after you set yourself up with a few basics).
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
From dropped vegemite toast to juice spills, muddy boots to pet ‘accidents’, carpets are a magnet for grubby stains. And since we spend so much time indoors, especially in winter, it’s important to keep up with those little spots and stains before they become big ones.
 
The problem is commercial stain removers are expensive, not to mention a toxic soup.  If you’d prefer to save your cash, and your family from exposure to harmful chemicals, we’ve got the answer.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014

Messes are inevitable when you're a busy household, and even more so if you have kids, pets or grandkids running around. Sometimes only a proper scrub will do - but for all other times, cleaning wipes are a godsend.

If you’ve never used them before (perhaps you’ve been put off by the cost) you’ll be surprised how handy wipes are for small everyday spills.  Plus they’re much more hygienic than damp dishcloths, which not only fail to disinfect surfaces but also add even more germs.