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Natural VS Mainstream Cosmetics

Natural VS Mainstream Cosmetics

Well, I’ve written about personal care products in my past two articles, so it’s time I wrote about cosmetics, you know, lipstick, eyeshadow etc. You go into a shop and, if you’re not used to buying cosmetics that are eco-friendly and cruelty-free, then it’s going to be a minefield! Many aren’t well labelled and if ...

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Making your own Personal Care Products

Making your own Personal Care Products

Following on from my article in the August edition, I promised to use this month’s offering to tell you how you can make your own personal care products. I actually started making my own night cream in about the mid-1980s because horror, the one I’d used for years was being discontinued. It didn’t take me long to ...

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Towards a Wilder Garden . . . ?

Towards a Wilder Garden . . . ?

As those of you who read my articles will know, I have a wonderful bed of wild garlic and Alkanet that’s been a star in my garden for about fifteen years now (I believe I posted a picture of it in my article on organic gardening). Over the past few years though, I started to wonder what it would be like if I let ...

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DECIDUOUS HEDGING VS. FENCING

DECIDUOUS HEDGING VS. FENCING

My garden is completely surrounded by mixed deciduous hedging with a little bit of holly at the top – and I love it, as do the birds! I have to admit that I’ve watched with dismay as some neighbours have pulled out their hedging, only to say some years later how much they miss it. I’m writing this month, therefore, ...

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My Kitchen And How I Try To Keep It Green – Part 1

My Kitchen And How I Try To Keep It Green – Part 1

I hope the articles I’ve written over the past year have proved helpful to my readers. Starting this month I thought it might be interesting to feature some of the rooms in my home, to provide an understanding of my thought processes and lifestyle choices in action! The main theme is always think: ‘REDUCE and ...

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Re-imagining Your Clothes

Re-imagining Your Clothes

Me wearing the pink coat I bought in the 1980's that I still wear today There's such a lot about “sustainable clothing” in the press and on social media at the moment, and I’m amazed it’s finally become fashionable. If I’m honest though, I also worry at how much of the clothing that manufacturers say is ...

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Organic Or Local Food – What Does It All Mean?

Organic Or Local Food – What Does It All Mean?

From time to time, I hear people ask which is more important to buy: organic or local food? I think a lot of people automatically think that buying local is better, but that’s not necessarily the case! Obviously, if you grow your own organic food in your garden or have an organic allotment locally, that’s brilliant. ...

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