It Makes Home Scents!

It’s always great to hear from a friend with some hot eco-news, especially when it recognises their hard work and commitment to spreading the good, green word.

Today, I received a note from the lovely Judith Mathias, co-founder of Home Scents and Baby Scents up in Northumberland.

Alongside husband John, she produces a range of natural products that are, ‘kind to us and the planet and that keep your environment free of toxins‘.

They believe that totally pure products with honest labelling are the way forward; they’re against animal testing and do not use ingredients that have been tested on animals either. Continue reading “It Makes Home Scents!”

Essentially, Oil You Need to Know

A beautiful hummingbird moth hard at work on the lavender in my garden

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun…

Essential oils have been used for centuries; the Egyptians favoured them for all sorts of things including cleansing and preserving the bodies and organs of their Pharaohs and dignitaries, but I use them for slightly less exotic cleaning jobs, like freshening up the downstairs loo (giving the bowl a wip wap with antibacterial tea tree oil and lemon for a freshener) and as a key ingredient in the machine’s rinse tray (6 drops of my oil of choice instead of fabric conditioner) when washing our clothes.

There are lots of pure oils and many well known blends and I’ve found this tremendous list on the good old Wikipedia that will give you an insight to their common uses.

Once you discover how versatile and powerful a few tiny drops can be, you’ll soon be able to eliminate a great many of the chemically laden plastic bottles of cleaning jollop that are probably lurking under your kitchen sink. Continue reading “Essentially, Oil You Need to Know”

The Naked Truth

There's hardly a plastic bottle in sight - just the way i like it.
A sea of refillable blue glass

Yesterday was quite a day.

I churned out a batch of back-to-back interviews for the BBC, hoofing from one county to the next with effortless ease, all from the comfort of my local studio in Somerset and I had a really insightful time.

Some of the questions we’re positively deep and meaningful. Some of the braver presenters cherry-picked some of the saucy tips from the bedroom and other areas and I found myself recommending they go make some Naked Pizza on more than one occasion.

But one of the topics that came up repeatedly was that of cleaning the house and the body. I must say, I answered them all honestly and I think some of DJ’s were shocked by my answers, but I suspect secretly, they fancied giving a few ideas a go. Continue reading “The Naked Truth”