Guest Contribution by Sandra La Scala You have to admit we all love using skincare products that feel good….I’m talking about those creams, serums and gels that feel like a newborn’s silky soft head (that was the first thing that came to mind because my nephew Mason was born last week!). That sensation usually makes… Read More One Common Skincare Ingredient That Feels Good But Really Isn’t
How to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution by Sally Keys Australians spend over 90% of their time either indoors or in vehicles. While you may think that most pollution comes from cars and factories, the truth is that the air inside your home is where the real problem of pollution occurs. Modern homes in Australia tend to… Read More How to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution – by Sally Keys
Every time I smell Secret Wish by Anna Sui I am whisked away to London, Paris, Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam… It was the perfume I exclusively wore when I went on my first major trip overseas when I was 22. Secret Wish is still to this day my favourite perfume because of those lovely reminders I… Read More All Natural Perfumes You Need to Own
Even though I lead an organic and cruelty-free lifestyle I still use nail polish every now and then. I love giving myself a pedicure and manicure, it’s one of my favourite self-care routines, and it seems wrong not to finish off my nails with nail polish! I only own brands that use the least amount… Read More What to Look for when buying Non-Toxic Nail Polish
Everyone knows that eating organic foods is better for you than eating non-organic. But have you really looked into the arguments for and against eating organic food? It may not be as straightforward as you think. Here I will give you my findings but first what is organic food exactly? What Is Organic Food? Organic… Read More The Pros and Cons of Eating Organic Food
I don’t need to tell you about all the harmful chemicals in “normal” deodorants, everyone knows them by now. Here is a great post if you aren’t up to speed yet. But the main reason people keep going back to antiperspirants is because it stops you from perspiring..(duh! thanks aluminium..) and so stops you from… Read More What You Need to Know about Natural Deodorant
Bottles used to package water can take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes. It takes up to 3-7 litres of water and one litre of oil to produce one litre of bottled water, that’s not including the oil required for transport. Most water bottles end in landfill. It takes… Read More Water, Water, Every where.. Nor any Drop to Drink.
Toxic is a subjective word but I use it with confidence. In the skin care and cosmetics that you use everyday there are industrial chemicals such as carcinogens, pesticides and hormone disruptors. There are degreasers, surfactants, lead, tar and mercury… Would you call these toxic? I would! And they are in the products that we… Read More Toxic Ingredients in Skin Care Products