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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes - The Bathroom

The lavatory, unlike the kitchen (hyperlink to kitchen blog), is not a haven for edible goods in single-use packaging. Nonetheless, personal care items are likely usually made from a variety of plastics as well, and many of them can only be recycled once before ending up in a landfill. By removing these items from your medical cabinet, you will be able to reduce the demand for these items. Here is how you can make amends and save some money while at it. Shampooing & Shaving Purchasing shampoo and conditioner in bulk and storing them in your own pop-top glass bottles is a great way to save money. If these aren't accessible in your area, look at solid shampoo and conditioning...

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Cups Causing Cramps? Here’s How To Correct The Situation

Do you have issues with your menstrual cup? Not sure if you got the proper size? Are you sick of the cramps that your period cup causes? Don't give up too soon! We’ve got your back with these key issues you may face with your period cup. Let’s address them, one by one, and see what you can do about them: Issue#1 The Wrong sizeIf you're wearing a cup that's too big for your body, it could be sitting too high, pressing too hard on the vaginal walls or on the cervix, causing pain and discomfort, including cramps.Experiment with different folds (the “push down” fold is one of our favourites for making your cup as small as possible). Don’t be...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes -The Kitchen

This is the room where many of us create the most clutter and waste. It is here that we bring food packaging into our houses and discard it once we have unwrapped whatever is inside. But what if you avoided bringing those items home in the first place, or if you replaced trash-producing disposables and single-use plastics with items that could be reused or composted? Let’s find out shall we. Single-Use Or Non-Compostable Products -The Enemy Replacing typical kitchen items with those that can be recycled endlessly or decompose when they reach the end of their lifespan will help you decrease waste both instantly and over time. The items that can likely be swapped for their ‘Zero Waste’ counterparts include:...

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Sustainability & Skincare - A Breakdown Of Beauty Jargon

As seen previously, a growing number of Australians are adopting a more natural lifestyle, while also becoming more aware of how our decisions affect the environment in which we live. From beauty to menstrual products, sustainability seems to pave the way ahead. Natural beauty products are preferred by around half of Australia’s female beauty consumers. The beauty industry, however, is rife with jargon. So, to assist you in navigating some of it, here's a breakdown of the most regularly used terms: Free radicals Free radicals are ions or molecules that react chemically with our skin cells. They attach and bind to other molecules, causing the chemical structure to change, in turn damaging them. Thankfully, we've evolved vital defences such as...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes (Part 1)

Municipalities were the only ones debating the phrase “Zero Waste” a decade ago. But in today’s age of sustainable living, "zero waste" is a popular buzzword. Let’s look at what exactly it implies, and how it can be achieved at home.  Adopting ‘Earth Happy’ Habits It takes some getting used to the idea of living completely waste-free, because our modern lifestyles continuously demand that we focus our attention on consuming for the sake of consuming. We have forgotten many of the vital responsibilities in life because of this continuous cycle of consumerism. Living without waste does not require you to forego life's comforts; it simply necessitates a more conscientious approach to your purchasing decisions. You'll be doing yourself a favour...

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