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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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Refreshing Relief - Apple Pie Smoothie

During your periods, this delicious smoothie could become your new favourite way to eat that ‘apple a day’. It has a creamy and sweet flavour, but it's naturally sweetened and gluten-free! This apple pie smoothie takes only 5 minutes to prepare and is packed with nutrients that will keep you running for hours. The Follicular Phase – Foods To Feed On The follicular phase, the second phase of your cycle, is when the eggs in your ovaries begin to form. The uterine lining begins to thicken and prepare for ovulation. At this point in your period, it's crucial to eat protein-rich meals like Greek yoghurt to help your body rebuild and grow. Protein helps you grow muscle and speed up...

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Beeswax Wraps Vs Plastic Wraps? Guess What?...It's Not Even A Competition!

A revolutionary new kitchen tool is becoming one of the trendiest items in our houses. The beeswax wrap dates back to the 1950s, however this environmentally friendly food packaging product has recently been hitting our homes by storm. But why!? And how does it stack up against its arch-rival, the plastic wrap? Let's find out. A Sustainable Way To Store food The core argument for the beeswax food wrap is that it contributes to a zero-waste approach by reducing the amount of packaging that is thrown away. Beeswax also has antimicrobial characteristics, which helps your food last longer. The Beeswax food wrap is a new generation of food storage; a healthy and sustainable alternative to the plastic film. Packaging – All Natural! When it...

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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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