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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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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Consumerism – fighting against the tide

This morning, I read an interesting article about the increasing number of toys owned by children. It really struck a chord with me, as I face yet another clear-out of the toy box, battling to get rid of all the things the children never play with. And yet my children – as all children do – are still asking me for more toys, more things, more possessions. And it got me thinking. If toddlers are already materialistic, where does it go from there? They get a little older and they NEED the latest clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. They need…

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