#RedApe versus palm oil: What if…

Did you watch BBC2’s Red Ape documentary? If not, I’ll fill you in quickly. Orangutan in Borneo are facing extinction. The dedicated team featured in the documentary are fighting with every ounce of their being to save them. But it’s not enough, because they’re fighting against us. All of us. Palm Oil: The real battle It is a sad fact that what these incredible people in Borneo are doing will never save the Orangutan. They might save one, a hundred or a thousand. And they will undoubtedly keep fighting until the last one breathes its final breath. But unless we,…

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Charity Christmas gifts from the Poppy Shop

I’m a pretty terrible blogger. When you read a blog at this time of year, you expect to see at least a few guides to the must-have Christmas gifts. I’ve tried it in the past, but it’s just not really me. And I’m not sorry. Well, I’m not usually. But when the Poppy Shop got in touch and asked if I’d include them in my Christmas gift guide, I suddenly felt terrible that I didn’t have one. So, here are the gifts you need this Christmas. All profits go to charity and the items themselves are pretty awesome too. The Christmas…

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The best slippers ever for the whole family

I never really thought we were a matching slippers sort of family. But it’s amazing how having settling down can change a person. One day, you’re strolling down the aisle in a lacy dress and the next it’s all onesies and matching slippers. The best slippers ever My obsession with these slippers started a few years ago, when I bought a pair for Libby. I’d heard that my friend was making slippers with wool from her sheep. The business is called Runaway Baa Baa and the sheep are kept on a small holding in Scotland called Standingstone Hill. I bought…

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Win an eco friendly bath time hamper from Jack and Jill Kids

I’ve always struggled to find palm oil free bath products. The majority of brands use palm oil derivatives to make their products bubbly. But a few months ago, we reviewed Jack and Jill tooth care range for children. Since then, they’ve expanded to include bath products as well. We’ve been reviewing their new bath time range and you can win a hamper of them so you can try them yourself. Simplicity shampoo and body wash The simplicity range is perfect for sensitive skin. It is unscented and hypoallergenic. It is even fine for use on newborns. My girls both suffer from…

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Win an NFco tooth care Hamper

A few months ago, I reviewed some fabulous natural tooth care products from Jack and Jill Kids. At the time, I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t make something similar for adults. It is so difficult to find palm oil free toothpaste and toothbrushes are notoriously bad for the environment. That’s why I was delighted to hear that Jack and Jill have branched out to make The Natural Family Company – eco friendly tooth care for the whole family. Introducing NFco The Natural Family Company – NFco for short – was developed in response to numerous public requests for a…

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Jack and Jill eco friendly toothcare review

Shopping ethically is really important to me. So much so that I launched a website to help people to choose products that are free from palm oil. I have some amazing products listed on there, including a palm oil free toothpaste for children made by Jack and Jill. I was honoured to be asked to review their range of eco friendly toothcare. In fact, I had no idea how big a range they had and I’m seriously impressed. Jack and Jill toothpaste The organic toothpastes are the products I was already aware of because they are free from palm oil. They…

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A Meaningful Christmas Gift Guide And Giveaway

I’m not very good at Christmas. In fact, my friend Stevie insists on calling me the Grinch. It’s not that I’m grumpy (I am a bit). It’s more that I would prefer Christmas to be more meaningful, less commercial and quite frankly, shorter. When all the shops put their decorations up in September, it doesn’t get me in the festive spirit. It just annoys me. So when Christmas does arrive, I tend to look for meaningful gifts that are beneficial to someone. Whether that be an educational toy, a charitable donation or an experience. So here is my meaningful Christmas gift list…

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