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Top Tips for Food Shopping

These are my top tips for shopping as plastic/waste free as possible. 🥦BAGS- Take your own shopping and produce bags EVERYWHERE you go. So I don’t forget mine, I always unpack them and put them straight back in the car (🙄I feel I deserve an eye roll for this). 🍑LIST- Plan your meals for the week and make a list of everything you need. It’s so bloody painful sometimes, but worth it.  🌽PLAN- Make a plan about where you will shop, thinking about places where you can buy produce plastic free first. Farmers markets, bakery, butcher (ask to use your own bags and containers) and bulk food stores like Source are great first options before the grocery store. 🍒GLASS ALTERNATIVES-...

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Activated Charcoal Face Mask

Home Made Self Care.Ever considered making your own self care products, plastic free?Well I gave it a go and not only was it fun, but my skin felt oh so amazing afterwards.I made this activated charcoal face mask with only four ingredients and in less than 10 minutes.I purchased the activated charcoal and bentonite clay from The Source Bulk Foods Store in reused glass jars and had coconut oil in my pantry at home..Activated Charcoal Face Mask-1 teaspoon activated charcoal-1 teaspoon bentonite clay-1/2 teaspoon coconut oil-2 teaspoons waterMix the activated charcoal and clay together in a bowl. Then mix in oil and water to make a paste. Apply to a clean face. Allow to dry. Remove with a warm, wet...

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Mud Kitchen

Reduce, Reuse & RecycleDuring the Easter long weekend in lockdown, we decided to make the kids a mud kitchen. We made it ALL from materials we had around the house. Old pallets, paints, buckets and pots we had picked up from other projects. We reused as many nails from the original pallets as we could. Recycled bottle lids from bottles and replanted herbs and plants from our bigger garden.The project cost us 3 days of hard work, a whole lot of learning (especially for mum) and $0.So before you go out and buy something you need or want. Have a look around your home. You might be surprised by what you find and can make.

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Sugar Body Scrub

A little bit of eco friendly self love.We made another all natural scrub that is perfect for moisturising the skin.We added a little jojoba oil in this baby. Jojoba oil (also in our beeswax wraps) has anti inflammatory properties which helps keep skin calm and comfortable while, easing chaffing and chapping. The vitamin E and B vitamins in jojoba oil also help in skin repair and damage control.So every time you use your wraps, your hands are thanking you. Sugar Scrub (Makes about 1 cup) -2 Tbs coconut oil -2 Tbs jojoba oil -1 Tbs rice malt syrup -1/2 cup brown sugar -1/2 cup raw sugar -5 drops essential oil (I used DoTerra’s ‘Citrus Bliss’) Add coconut oil and rice...

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Coffee Lovers

You either love it or hate it. We are coffee lovers in this family and always have a lot of ground coffee beans leftover.So my next eco project was to make a coffee body scrub using some of the leftover coffee grounds.Turned out to be an easy project and left my skin feeling great! I love that I knew exactly what was in the product I was using and all the ingredients I had in the pantry at home. Coffee Scrub (Makes about 1 cup) -2 tbs coconut oil -2 tbs rice bran oil -1 cup raw sugar -1/4 cup of coffee grounds -1 tsp vanilla extract -5 drops of lavender essential oil (optional) In a heatproof bowl over a...

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