Zero Waste Christmas Gifts

Is there such a thing as a zero waste Christmas gift? In short, yes. There are a tonne of talented people making and selling fabulous zero waste products that would make the perfect gift. Don’t get me wrong, our kids will also receive a toy or two. However, I limit this a lot these days. If not plastic toys, then …

Hemp Seed Oil – What Is It Good For?

Hemp Seed Oil What is this magical oil we’ve been hearing about lately? Well, if you watch the Country Calendar episode a couple of months ago about this oil, then it probably piqued your interest as it did mine! Hemp see oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant. Marijuana? Nope, not quite the same thing. Hemp seed …

How To Prevent Razor Burn

What Is Razor Burn? Razor burn is a skin condition whereby the skin is inflammed and has pimple-like bumps on it. It’s uncomfortable, unsightly, and sometimes a bit painful. This is a fairly common condition linked to shaving; more often associated with a close shave. Razor Burn and the Safety Razor Safety razors are known to give a close shave. …

The Patience Of A Soap Maker; A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of A Soap Maker Have you ever thought you might like to make soap? Well, take it from someone who has made it for around 6 years now; it’s fun, challenging, infuriating, and confusing in equal measure! Confused? If you told me this 6 years ago I would have looked at you strangely too. Let …

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 …