Category Archives: Eco Products

Natural and non toxic products for eco parenting.

Clean water worldwide, it’s not just a dream

Clean water worldwide it’s not just a dream thanks to One Water

The company pours profits into clean water projects worldwide, uses test packaging to urge consumers to ‘drink and think’.
663 million people worldwide don’t have easy access to clean water.

British bottled water brand One Water is trialling alternative packaging to alert UK consumers to the poor water conditions experienced by an estimated 663 million people worldwide.

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Fair trade fashion – People Tree

After fairtrade week finishes I wanted to take a look at some ethical fashion. The first company that sprang to mind is People tree, I have seen many interviews with the founder Safia Minney and really think thier ethos fits in with our values.

So what is fair trade?

Fair Trade doesn’t just mean paying a fair price. It is an entirely different way of doing business. Fair Trade puts people and the environment central to doing business.

The objective of Fair Trade is not profit at any cost, but to help people in the world’s most marginalised communities escape poverty, strengthen their communities and promote environmental sustainability.

Fair Trade is a long term partnership between producers and traders based on mutual respect and transparency. Fair Trade enables people to put food on their tables and to send their children to school. Fair Trade has the potential to alleviate poverty at the household level. By changing the unfair structures of world trade, it creates a more democratic system.

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Low impact living in a town – what can be done?

We live in Blackpool which is a seaside resort in the Northwest of UK, population of roughly 142,000, so we are a large town. Contrary to popular belief from my photos, we live in a terrace house surrounded by neighbours and the normal trappings of large town life. So until we get our dream home in the countryside what do we do to have a lesser impact on the environment and to live a ‘back to nature’ way of life. A simple guide to our low impact living.

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What’s so harmful with DIY?

So it’s Sunday, a typical day to get the decorating done, trip to the local DIY store for all the gear and home to crack on, you fall into one of two camps, people like me who wake up one day and think “ohh that wall would look nice red” move whatever furniture is near that wall to the middle of the room, or in some cases if its a big bookcase don’t bother moving it at all, grab the paint and go for it or those who prepare everything, move the furniture out the room, dust, wash and strip the walls, sand them down etc. Whichever way you do it is up to you but I have a few thoughts for you before you grab that tin of paint.

Whilst going on this journey of ours learning about living without toxins, we decided to decorate our living room, we had laminate flooring down which we got years before for a discount and it wasn’t fitted properly, the radiator had leaked on it and it was starting to lift in some places, the walls had been papered and over painted so many times and the woodwork was chipped and pretty knackered, we got rid of the second hand leather sofa we had, mainly because it was so cold to sit on (we didn’t know about the animal implications then) so we decided to gut the whole room and do a proper job.

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Top 10 tips to enhance your health

” The European Union has admitted that 99 per cent of the volume of chemicals on the market are inadequately regulated, 21 per cent of Europes highest volume chemicals have no safety data publicly available and 86 per cent have less than the minimum amount of date publicly available to make even a basic safety assessment”

Taken from World-Wide fund for nature website

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To help you on your way to living purer without toxins I have compiled a handy top 10 tips guide to enhance your health for you to browse through, if you can do all 10 then you get an A star but seriously even changing one thing makes you awesome and on your way to detoxify your body from years of nasty chemicals.

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Reusable menstrual pads FDA charges $4,000 a year fee

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Find quality reusable pads at www.gladrags.com

I am appalled by what I read on Natural News today. Really what is the world coming to? land of the free – my arse!!

(Story by Daisy Luther, republished from TheOrganicPrepper.ca, with additional editing by Natural News and Naked wild and free)

The FDA has decided that reusable menstrual pads[1] are Class I Medical Devices. That means those who manufacture these products must pay an annual fee of THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS to continue doing so. Not only must these ladies armed with sewing machines pay taxes on their income, they must pay a charge to the FDA to continue making a living this way. FDA Regulation #884.5435 states that a reusable menstrual pad maker must be “FDA compliant” — which means they must pay a yearly registration fee of $3,646 to remain in business for 2015 and a fee of $3,872 for 2016.

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Clean your home with essential oils

The average household contains anywhere from 3 to 25 gallons of toxic materials, that is the equivalent to a 24″ x 12″ x 20″ fish tank full of chemicals around your home, most of which are in the branded cleaners you buy each week from the supermarket. Add this to the air we breathe that’s filled with fumes from petrochemical solvents which are added to cleaners to dissolve dirt and in air fresheners and this makes a deadly mix of daily intoxication in our own homes which can lead to disease.

For a healther alternative try essential oils. Not only are they kinder to you and your environment but they smell amazing too.

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