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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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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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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Palm Oil Free Product Recommendations November 2016

Last month, Leonardo DiCaprio released a film called Beyond The Flood. It sounds like some sort of action thriller doesn’t it? But it is in fact a documentary about climate change. It is a film full of fear for our future but it does also raise some possible solutions. Suggestions include a total switch to renewable fuel – and on an individual level it suggests making changes to our diet. For me, it’s about more than diet. I am already vegetarian but palm oil is in so many things that the change for me has been in the way I…

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Sense Organics – Review

I’m a huge fan of ethical shopping. I’ve always felt that if I can afford to buy something, I can afford to pay a bit extra to make sure that what I buy is ethical. That might mean buying it from a charity shop or shopping local. But when it comes to the children’s clothes, it’s sometimes nice to treat them to something lovely. That’s why I was really pleased to discover Sense Organics. Their clothes are organic, certified fair trade and they contain no harsh chemicals. They have developed great relationships with their suppliers, meaning that they can ensure fair…

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Palm Oil Free Product Recommendations August 2016

When I first started trying to avoid palm oil, I found it really difficult. I was constantly searching labels and trawling websites. But luckily, since launching my Shop Palm Oil Free website, I’ve found loads of amazing products. As a result it ends up being easy to become complacent, falling into the trap of finding things I love and buying the same ones again and again. Luckily, as my website has become more popular, people have been contacting me, asking me to include their products on the website. As a result I’ve ended up trying quite a few more things. So here…

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