Start your journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle with weekly blog posts from yours truly

Start your journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle with weekly blog posts from yours truly

Is Fragrance Bad For You?

Fragrance can be found in your bin liners, bedding, personal care products, and plenty more but this concoction of chemicals needs to be considered! Is fragrance bad for you?

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The Best Home Water Filters You Can Buy Right Now

Whether you are drinking your home tap water or bottled water, chances are you’re drinking chemicals and nasties. Here’s why that’s bad and what to do to avoid them altogether. My recommendations for the best home water filter revealed.

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The Toxic Chemicals in Cleaning Products Revealed

Those cleaning products we use in our homes every day aren’t regulated. Knowing which toxic chemicals are found and how to avoid them is crucial! Here’s my advice on avoiding toxic chemicals in your household cleaning products and options you might want to replace them with.

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Energy Saving Tips for the Home: Household Appliances

Household appliances and equipment accounts for about one-third of the energy consumption and nearly half the greenhouse gas emissions in the average household. Given most of these appliances are found in the kitchen, it’s a good place to start your eco-conscious journey.

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The Harmful Ingredients in Skincare Products to Avoid

Getting your head around which harmful ingredients in skincare products to avoid is enough to give anyone a headache. There are hundreds of chemicals that go into the production of beauty products and personal care products. Most of them are not good for you or your skin.

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Everything You Should Know About House Dust Mites

It’s hard not to notice that allergies have escalated significantly in recent years, particularly amongst children. One of the most common causes of allergies is house dust mites. They may even be the most common trigger of all year round allergies and asthma.

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What Causes Allergies in the House?

Allergic diseases have doubled in western countries over the last 25 years. It's hard not to notice, especially if you have school-aged children  The causes or triggers of allergies and sensitivities are complex and often multi-factorial. They have baffled scientists...

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Blue Light From Screens: Why Our Children Need Protection

    As promised here is part two in my children and technology series and this week we are looking at how to protect our children from the blue light from screens. Just how much screen time is OK for kids? It’s a question us parents continually ask and feel guilty...

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6 Home Hazards to Look For Before You Relocate

When we bought our home ten years ago the light had me hooked. High ceilings, lots of windows and doors, and a living area beaming with light, sun and warmth. In a country bursting with sun, most of our homes are built to avoid it; it makes the winters unexpectedly...

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5 Simple Ways to Reduce Rubbish in Your Home

Understandably, there is a much-needed push to reduce single-use plastics all over the world right now, including in Australia. Unlike many others, we live in a country where there is no shortage of space, yet that shouldn't be an excuse to just keep piling rubbish...

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EMF Protection: Do Crystals, Rocks and Stones Work?

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked about a stone or crystal that I could shove in my pocket to protect myself from the effects of EMF, I'd be a millionaire. In this blog, I explain why EMF protection shouldn't lie in the hands of a stone. Furthermore, EMF...

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EMF Testing In The Home: How It Can Help You Sleep

EMF testing (or Electro-Magnetic Fields testing) saved my sleep and God knows my sanity. I was sleep deprived for years, starting from when my son was about ten months old. His poor sleep in the form of night terrors began following a long-haul flight to Europe. The...

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How to Reduce Lead Exposure in Your Home

  When we moved into our 1940s home over ten years ago, heavy metals and lead exposure were not on my mind. Why on earth should they have been? Well, namely because lead is the most common environmental contaminant in the world. Any house built or renovated before...

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Looking for a Natural Non-Toxic Deodorant that Works?

I often get asked the question: what non-toxic deodorant do you use and does it work? Deodorant is one of the first items that gets swapped out in making the switch to a more natural way of living but it can also be the hardest. No one wants to drive their family,...

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Chlorine Water in our Homes – the Good, Bad & Ugly Effects

  In my last blog, I spoke about the importance of scrutinising the skincare products you use especially if you are prone to skin allergies and irritations such as eczema. This week I want to take a look at chlorine water in our homes and how that may affect your...

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Natural Eczema Treatment: Is Your Product Really Natural?

Do you or someone you know suffer from eczema? Did you know there are some natural eczema treatment steps you can take at home that can minimise or even completely eliminate the problem? I was in denial about allergies in my family for a bit. Growing up they weren’t...

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