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Ideas for a Green Bank Holiday

Bank holidays are that time of year when you get an extra day off giving you time to catch up on jobs you’ve been putting off and enjoy some leisure time with the family.

Posted in Conservation and WildlifeEthical ShoppingGreen FamilyGreen Leisure and TourismGreen LivingGreen PlanetRecycling and WasteTransport and Travel
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lisa-johnson of LJ's Natural Solutions

Lisa’s Beauty Products are the Natural Solution

We believe strongly in beauty and skin care products made with natural ingredients. Lisa Johnson started her own business making beauty products from her home in Wilmslow, Cheshire so we wanted to share the story of her venture, LJ’s Natural Solutions.

Posted in Companies and OrganisationsEthical ShoppingFashion and BeautyGreen LivingGreen PlanetInterviews
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Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

Liz Earle, advocates for naturally active skincare, have developed this 2-step facial cleanser to promote cleaner skin. By applying the product to dry skin, this creates an exfoliating effect, which is then removed in a polishing motion using a muslin cloth.
This particular product is renowned throughout the beauty industry as being a go-to skincare essential, so I decided to put it to the test.

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Cheshire Ladders Logo

Shop Smart, Shop Local – The Cheshire Ladders Mantra

Shopping locally is a great way to keep variety on the high street and support independent businesses trying to make a living. There are small business owners providing a vast array of services from baked goods to home improvements, gift ware to coffee shops throughout the towns, villages and cities of the UK.

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Chocolatier Suzanne and son Euan from Rainbow Organic Chocolates

Find Suzanne’s Organic Chocolates at the End of the Rainbow

We love chocolate (who doesn’t?!) So when we heard about Rainbow Organic Chocolates, handmade by Suzanne with assistance from her 13 year old son Euan, we had to find out more.

Posted in Companies and OrganisationsCrafts and SkillsEthical ShoppingFood and FarmingGreen LivingGreen PlanetInterviews
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Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Face Mask

‘Drink Up Intensive’ Face Mask by Origins

This American skincare brand are dedicated to developing ground-breaking new products from pure, natural ingredients. Claiming to be ‘Powered by Nature. Proven by Science’, their green packaging and laboratory like shop display really hammer home their wholesome image.

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Valentine’s Day the Eco Way

Valentine’s Day regularly gets criticism for being commercialised, but there are a number of steps you can take to enjoy the 14th February without having a negative effect on your carbon footprint.

Whether you prefer to plan a romantic date or find a gift to treat the special person in your life, we have a few ideas to help make your Valentine’s Day an eco one this year.

You may prefer to buy a token of your love that you can be remembered by, or you may prefer to create memories of special time spent together. Whatever you decide to arrange for your loved one, why not think green rather than red this Valentine’s Day?

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Mind Charity Shop in Llandudno

Charity Shop Finds That Might Surprise You

Heading down to your local charity shop may spring to mind when you’re clearing out your wardrobe or when giving the garage a spring clean. Charity shops however are not just somewhere to take your unwanted clothes, books and bric-a-brac. You can find some gems you might not even realise are waiting for you, whilst helping charities to raise funds and reducing the strain on your wallet at the same time.

Posted in Eco HomeEthical ShoppingFashion and BeautyGreen FamilyGreen Living
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Christmas dinner

Enjoy an Eco Christmas Dinner

Food is an area where we can take lots of steps to reduce our Christmas carbon footprint. Whether we’re looking at the food miles the ingredients in our meals have travelled or if sustainable growing practices have been used to produce our food, there are many elements to consider this yuletide.

Posted in Ethical ShoppingFood and FarmingGreen FamilyGreen LivingGreen Planet
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Christmas Gift Ideas for an Eco Mum

Whether she’s 25 or 75, your mum is a special person in your life, and if she’s an eco-conscious mum, what better than a green gift to make her Yuletide extra special this year?

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Pot of Yes to Carrots 'C the Difference' face mask

‘C the Difference’ Face Mask by Yes to Carrots

Yes to Carrots have developed this exfoliating mud mask by harnessing the power of carrots enriched with minerals from the Dead Sea. Designed for normal to dry skin, its mud formula is unique in that it caters for both skin types.

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Wood inlay eco wedding rings

Going Green With Wedding Rings

People who live by green and sustainable values in their everyday life will most likely extend these ideals to the biggest day of their lives – their wedding day. Brides and grooms who opt for a green wedding will therefore want to source all their wedding related services/products from suppliers with green products and services available. This will extend to the bride and groom’s wedding rings, in fact this is the one part of the wedding that you will wear every day and symbolises your marriage forever.

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netatmo modules

Netatmo Weather Station Review

We were lucky enough to be offered a personal weather station from Netatmo to review. As a quirky concept, we didn’t know quite what to expect, but after a month of use, there’s lots to report.

Posted in Companies and OrganisationsEthical ShoppingGreen LivingGreen PlanetReviewsScience and Technology
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Customised shirts and satchels

Reduce Your Clothing Carbon Footprint

With so many new trends coming and going, and with shops rotating their stock as often as every six weeks, it’s easy to get caught up in the buying cycle. We know this fast fashion isn’t helping the environment (or our wallets) – But how do we stay on-trend without constantly updating our wardrobes?

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