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.
8 glasses, 2 litres, first thing in the morning, never with meals – and then there’s remembering to drink water altogether! Staying hydrated is one of the most crucial things for our health – inside and out. And not all drinks count towards our daily dose of water – but some foods do!
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