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December 4, 2018

There is nothing like a crumble over the winter time to feel all cosy and nourished. I am a fan of this delightful dish as it is quick to make and can feed plenty. This crumble was inspired by one of Deliciously Ella's recipes. I have changed a few ingredients and used...

November 27, 2018

 Self-care is very important for us all. With the Christmas season ahead what best time to recharge our batteries so we are strong mentally and physically for the month ahead. When we look after ourselves first, we have loads of energy to look after...

November 20, 2018

This is my morning routine before I head to work. I hope this gives you some inspiration if you are looking to keep your routine simple, natural and low waste.

I get up early enough so that I can make some dinner, breakfast and get myself washed and dressed. Keepin...

August 23, 2018

Make up is one of the biggest selling markets in the world. There are new products released daily. Most of these products are filled with harsh chemicals and tested on animals.

Now you can avoid make up altogether but if you like wearing make up and want to reduce...

August 16, 2018

 I stopped using shampoo in January of 2018. I was never happy with the quality of my hair regardless of how natural the product was and I was also looking for a zero waste alternative. Six months in and I'm very happy with the results. I wash my hair once a week with...

June 7, 2018

Making your own laundry powder is a great way of reducing waste. It also saves money and you know exactly what is in the ingredients which you can keep non toxic and safe for you and the environment.

I use 2 ingredients here. Washing soda and Castile soap.

These two ingr...

May 24, 2018

I live in Ireland where we have a long association with alcohol and high levels of alcohol use is tolerated here daily. Most people drink alcohol and it is rare to find people who choose to abstain, but living a life free of alcohol comes with many benefits. I will des...

May 10, 2018

Soap berries or soap nuts as they're more commonly known, have a multitude of uses, so when I ran out of washing up liquid, I decided to put them to the test. I was pleasantly surprised.

Firstly you'll need about 1 cup of soap nuts or approx 100gs.

Pop them in a pot and...

April 15, 2018

We live in a world today that is obsessed with external success and yet our internal contentment is diminishing rapidly.

As the world races ahead in every area of living, the happiness and satisfaction levels of humans are decreasing worldwide. I have a few ways that yo...

March 28, 2018

Zero Waste Kitchen

    There are a few reasons to make your own crackers.  Firstly

they taste fantastic, secondly they are plastic free and unprocessed and thirdly you can pick and choose your favourite ingredients.

I was able to get these ingredients...

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