A recipe for a low-waste marmalade and cleaner all in one! Ingredients: Organic Citrus peels (lemon, lime or orange) Organic Honey or another sweetener like agave Water Method: Save your peels and leave them to simmer in enough water to cover them, plus a bit more. Once your peels are tender (after 10-15 minutes), drain… Continue reading Low-waste and Organic Marmalade Recipe
Our diet and the way we eat has a monumental impact on our planet and the people who live on it. If one doesn’t read the labels of our food to tell us where our asparagus was grown or realise the impact of plastic packing on our health and our planet’s health, how will we… Continue reading 5 Sustainable Swaps: Low Waste Kitchen and Sustainable Eating
What is a hydrosol? Hydrosols or floral water is what is left over after the water or steam distiliation of essential oils. Under heat, the distilled water turns to steam and extracts the essesntial oils of the plant and eventually condenses back into water, but having moved through the plant matter, the water captures other… Continue reading Uses for Chamomille hydrosol
”The rain forests of the sea” Coral reefs make up a vast amount of Earth’s biodiversity and ocean habitats. They are alive (they are animals), a habitat for 25% of all our marine life, but are threatened by numerous issues. Many of these issues are avoidable, and one we can directly affect is sunscreen –… Continue reading Our Worlds Coral Reefs, the Impact We Have and Climate Change
Soapberries (also called soapnuts) are a low-waste and biodegradable alternative to conventional cleaning. In a search to live more sustainably and conscious at home these berries are a holy grail. Soapberries are the fruit of the Sapindus mukorossi tree – hailing from India and Nepal. The small fruit contains saponin which is essentially the soap… Continue reading How to use Soapnuts
Best know, that if it’s in the shop, we have researched it, but occasionally things slip through our fingers and we have to back track. At the moment we are chasing an amazing product (they sent samples) which they’ve said is organic so I asked for the organic certification. It’s been three weeks and I’ve… Continue reading The rabbit hole
These photos are from 2015/16 during a time I was ‘housebound’. I had reached a high level of depression where I literally only left the house to buy food and tabacco and I’d take almost daily trips to Sainsburys to grab a pack of cookies which I ate in a matter of moments.… Continue reading A batttle with depression and packaging
Yes yes we are!! You asked for it and it’s happening. From Sunday 13th January, we will open the shop on Sundays from 11am to 4pm.