Rubbish Interviews: We’re Only Making Plans for Nigel (‘s Eco Store)

Nigel and Nigel from Nigels Eco Store
Nigel and Nigel from Nigel's Eco Store

On a completely unrelated side note, for those of you too young to remember, the above was a fantastic song by XTC.

Back to business: Today I’m talking ‘shopping’.  Eek, shopping?  Yes, well, I’m not a complete non-consumer you know, but I am very selective. 

Nigel’s Eco Store is an award winning online retailer of environmentally friendly products I know you’ll love. Inspired by stylish, innovative and functional eco design, Nigel has handpicked a variety of products and gifts that’ll help you to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and live a more planet-friendly life.

There’s something for everyone including home furnishings, kitchenware, gadgets, office products, kids toys and energy saving devices. All products are environmentally sound, made of organic, recycled and energy efficient materials that will not only look great in your home, but will help to reduce your contribution to global warming.

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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”