We’ve just joined Pinterest and would love to connect with you there. This is how to find us – you can look forward to boards with our favourite healthy recipes (we have 2 juicers and a blender in our Echolife office kitchen after all!) as well as boards to offer solutions for every skin type and concern, and inspiration from farther and wider corners of the web.
Choosing eco-friendly / all natural / toxic-chemical-free products is a big step in the right direction as far as greening your life is concerned. But it is still a relatively small part of the bigger picture – the largest impact we can have is by changing our behaviours and habits.
Candles have gone from being a necessity to feeling like a treat – but gorgeous flickering light is not all there is to it: there are health and eco-friendly facts to unravel before choosing a candle. And it’s all about what wax is used…
Could you use less soap and skip your morning shower? We’re not talking about bad hygiene, but a movement affectionately named ‘Soap Dodging’. Soap dodging favours fewer showers or baths per week – with dodgers having a quick sink wash on their off-shower days. One of the reasons for the dodging is to avoid over-processing our skin and hair, which disrupts our natural oil and moisture balance. Unless we work up quite a sweat, we generally don’t really need to wash our skin daily – and sometimes even a simple rinse is enough to dislodge the accumulated grime.
Without advocating a return to boiling and scrubbing laundry with an oversized bar of soap, we still think most commercial laundry liquids and stain removers have a lot to answer for. Continue reading
If you’re familiar with our philosophy you already know how selective we are about the health and skin care products we use. It’s only logical we have fallen for the creations of eco-mum and designer Justine Davis, who takes care of the next step: the clothes we wear on top of our soft, naturally-moisturised skin. Continue reading
Whether you can hardly make it to the supermarket when your fridge is empty, or you are more organised and plan menus and grocery trips in advance, we can all agree that going to a farmers’ market to buy produce is more pleasant than the supermarket.