Soap: Bar Soap versus Liquid Body Wash

The great shower debate! Bar soap versus liquid body wash. Which do you prefer? Everyone has a preference for one or the other, so which is yours? There are many factors that may influence your decision. Let’s look at some positives to both. Liquid body wash – positives Conveniently packaged Doesn’t go ‘mushy’ Comes in a variety of scents Easy …

Shampoo in a bar!

Are you trying to be more environmentally friendly? Would you like to reduce your plastic consumption? I have a solution for you; a solid shampoo bar! What is a solid shampoo bar? A solid shampoo bar is exactly as it sounds. It’s shampoo that looks like a bar of soap. (See picture below). It does the same job as the …

Activated Charcoal; what is it? Why do I need it?

Activated charcoal, also known as activated carbon is pretty amazing stuff… This magical mineral is made when carbon is combined with certain gases, then heated to a very high temperature. It has been used for medicinal purposes since the 19th century. What exactly is it used for? Following is a list (not a full list, but it’ll give you an …

We Share the Lowdown on Castile Soap: Origins, Uses & Benefits

Castile soap used to be thought of as a rich person’s soap. Originating in Spain, explorers and travellers brought it back home to France and England where it quickly became a favourite of royalty and the wealthy. Made with extra virgin olive oil, of which Spain had in abundance, Castile soap had its main ingredient quickly replaced for animal fats, …

How to get rid of head lice in children

Head lice. They come for us all… Head lice do not discriminate. In fact, they appear to really like clean hair. Therefore, at one time or another they will find your child. So, how do you tackle them? How to get rid of head lice Head lice treatment can take a few forms; store bought shampoo, nit combs, electric combs, …

How To Make Your Soap Bars Last Longer

My soap always disintegrates. It’s so frustrating! Have you ever uttered these words? Then this blog is for you! I’ll teach you some easy ways to make your soap bars last longer. No more gooey messes for you. So why does my soap always go mushy? There are a few main reasons why this could be happening. Here are some …

Plastic Free Christmas Presents! (Ok, less plastic…)

Plastic Plastic. It’s everywhere. Our oceans are drowning in it. And it’s that time of year again. The time when kids get insanely excited (As they should!), and you buy gifts for the entire family. What do I buy?! So, what to buy? The TV is full of adverts for amazing and exciting toys. Plastic toys. Sigh…If you’re like me, …

Ingredients. What is in your skincare? And why should you care?

Preservatives, additives, colours, fragrance, SLS, parabens, and lots of words you can’t pronounce. These are some of the many ingredients you’ll find in skincare products. Do you know what you’re putting on, and effectively IN your body? Do you read labels? Your skin is your largest organ, and lets in whatever you apply to it. Therefore, I’m very careful with …

Soap – How do I store it?

Soap and shampoo bars are back in fashion you know! They’re environmentally friendly, readily available from local suppliers, affordable, and if they’re like mine, are made without chemical nasties. But, how do you store them? Storage… I’m glad you asked. You may have made the mistake of just leaving your soap in the shower, in a dish that does not …