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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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Refreshing Relief - Orange Peach Green Smoothie

For those of you who wish to add a little more greens to your diet, we have a fantastic smoothie for you! It's nourishing and refreshing. And, it's ideal for a wholesome breakfast during your period because it's made with a simple blend of fresh fruits and vegetables. This orange peach spinach smoothie screams summer, while easing painful periods. ‘Smooth’en The First 7 Days Of Menstruation It's critical to obtain plenty of iron during the first phase of your cycle, to restore your body after losing key minerals in your blood. Spinach is an excellent addition to smoothies since it is high in iron and other minerals. Bananas, which are abundant in potassium and B6, can help you feel better and...

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Beeswax Wraps – The How What & Why

We've discovered a number of products, including honey, propolis and beeswax, that are derived from bees. One of the many ways we can incorporate sustainability into our daily lives is to use ethically sourced, environmentally friendly beeswax wraps. A perfect solution to the single use plastic dilemma! What Are Beeswax Wraps These wraps are reusable food wraps made from cotton sheets infused with beeswax. The Femino Beeswax Wrap is a convenient and colourful alternative to single-use plastic or plastic tupperware for food storage. The wraps become tacky and mouldable after being infused with beeswax, and can be used in the same way as clingfilm. To preserve food, you pack it or use these wraps as an airtight cover over dishes....

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Refreshing Relief – Why Smoothies Are Good During Your Period

Smoothies are quite versatile. You may easily make the healthiest smoothie for period cramps - detoxifying, and gut-friendly - all in one glass! Do how do smoothies actually help period cramps? In this blog series, we'll explore the how & why. We will also be sharing some of our favourite menstrual pain-relieving smoothie recipes that you can easily whip up. Before we get into the recipes (the topic of our upcoming blogs in the series), let’s have a look at how the ingredients in a smoothie actually help to ease painful periods. Curbing Inflammation In a previous post on Natural Remedies For Periods, we addressed how the fundamental cause of menstruation pain is high amounts of a hormone called prostaglandin....

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Toxic Shock Syndrome (Part 2) – Can Cups Protect You?

All of this information in part 1 is great, right? But however rare, we know that TSS does happen. The good news is that there are measures we can take to protect ourselves. We've put together a useful checklist to help you understand how to properly care for your cup and when you should choose to take a break and temporarily use a sustainable alternative like period underwear instead of vaginally implanted products. Maintaining Cup Hygiene • Sanitize your cup by boiling it for 2-3 minutes (no longer than 5 minutes) and wiping it thoroughly in between periods. • Throwing your storage bag in with a load of laundry to wash • Before inserting or removing your cup, wash your...

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