Low-tox Animal Care

When we think about going low-tox outdoors, it can be easy to just think plants and weeds, but our animals are also in need of low-tox loving and some simple tweaks to their care routine can have profound benefits for their health and in turn, ours. Oregano and...

Culinary Essential Oils 101

Did you know that if stored correctly culinary oils will last for years? While fresh from the garden is always best, sometimes it’s just not possible. Herbs aren’t always in season and having a selection of culinary oils on hand means you can still enjoy a variety of...

Small Steps to a Simple, Joyful Life

Just as one cloth nappy a day can make a difference, so can many other small changes. This week, I want to encourage you to pick one of these micro-steps to a simpler, more joyful life. WALK DAILY Start with just 10 minutes. Right before dinner, with the kids if you...

Small Steps to Self-Sufficiency in the Kitchen

Reusing items makes sense, not just for your bank balance, but also for your health and for the earth. It can save you time and is a great starting point on your journey to self-sufficient living. Here is a list of single-use items you can switch in the kitchen. Just...

What’s in a Menstrual Pad?

Great question. Does anyone actually know? Back in 2014, Women’s Voices for the Earth commissioned testing for a variety of menstrual pads produced by Proctor & Gamble. The testing analysed the products for volatile organic compounds and indicated that both...

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