Everything you need to know about reusable sanitary pads

In a bid to reduce our single use plastic, I’ve switched from disposable sanitary pads to reusable sanitary pads. These are better for the environment, more comfortable than disposables and they’re so easy to use. Before I made the switch I had lots of questions about reusable sanitary pads. Trying to find answers was tough. That’s why I thought I’d write my own little guide about my experience, in addition to how to use, store and wash your reusable pads. I’ve also put together a video which may also be of use. Types of reusable sanitary pads First up we’ll… [Read More]

My Favourite LUSH Products

I’m pretty new to using LUSH products. Over the last few years, I’ve been gifted the odd bath bomb, and I always buy my daughters a bath bomb or two each for Christmas and their birthday, but bath bombs were usually all that I bought. However, after a recent trip to LUSH in a bid to explore the world of shampoo and conditioner bars in order to reduce the amount of single use plastic we use as a family, I discovered that LUSH offer much more than just bath bombs. After asking a staff member for advice regarding shampoo and… [Read More]

On the go sandwich wrap review #GIFTED

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post called Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Life. In that blog post I shared simple every day swaps that anyone can make in order to reduce the amount of single use plastics we use. I touched upon lots of great swaps such as swapping paper kitchen towels for reusable bamboo kitchen towels, swapping plastic bottles of shampoo for package free shampoo bars and using food wraps instead of sandwich bags, cling film or foil. All of these, along with the other swaps mentioned in that blog post, are great eco-friendly things… [Read More]

Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Life #GIFTED

Something my husband and I are keen to do this year is reduce the amount of single use plastic we use. You can read more about what we hope to achieve and how in our ‘A Zero Waste Journey‘ blog post. In this blog post I wanted to share with you some simple swaps that can help you reduce the amount of single use plastic you use. Food Wraps Every day for school my children have sandwiches which my husband and I would put into plastic sandwich bags. At the end of each week we’d go through 10 plastic sandwich… [Read More]

I Tried Reusable Sanitary Pads and they’re a Game Changer! #GIFTED

In an effort to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle, I’ve been keen to try reusable sanitary pads for some time. It’s estimated that the average woman will use and throw away in excess of 10,000 sanitary pads in her menstrual lifetime. The sad thing is that many of these sanitary products end up in our rivers because they’re being flushed down the toilet. Just a few weeks ago, the below tweet popped up on my timeline and I was shocked for a number of reasons. The main question I had to ask is how can any grown women think that… [Read More]

Ripple Living Zero Waste Shop in Cardiff

Following on from my blog post (which you can read here) last week about how we’re trying to embrace a more environmentally friendly, zero waste life, I thought I’d pay a visit to Cardiffs first ever zero waste not-for-profit shop, Ripple Living. Started by Sophie after watching Blue Planet II in 2017, she was deeply shocked to see the devastating harm humans were having on our planet. Ever since then, Sophie decided to start her own zero-waste journey by making small changes to help lighten her personal plastic footprint. Ripple Living is all about conscious consuming; from our food to… [Read More]

A Zero Waste Journey

Like our Zero Waste Facebook here. Join our Zero Waste Facebook Group here. Follow our Zero Waste Instagram Page here. Follow our Zero Waste Twitter Page here. Something that I’m keen to do this year is to be more environmentally friendly. I’ve been following a number of zero waste movements online and it fascinates me. Before I go any further, I’ll just briefly explain what zero waste means. What is Zero Waste? Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills, incinerators,… [Read More]