I love my menstrual cup. Just love it. And I say that as a person the just 4 years ago had never heard of them (despite using cloth pads) and then 3.5 years ago heard about them and scoffed, then giggled, then became curious. You see I’ve never gotten on with tampons, they poked, they… Continue reading Choosing a menstrual cup
Babies and the frugal mama It’s no secret that my journey to less waste is a byproduct of my desire to live frugally, I bought preloved, cooked from scratch, and carried my own water/snacks way before I considered the impact I was having on the planet. Back then it was seen as being cheap to… Continue reading Preparing for baby
Once was a time when women welcomed and celebrated the new moon, where they came together to support one another, share wisdom and feast. Then came the times where no-one spoke about menstruation, where it was swept away on a tide of bleached plastic/cotton and ladies wearing white jeans, riding horses… Lucky for us the tides… Continue reading That Time of the Month?
We started our reduced waste journey quite accidentally a few years ago now when I replaced our kitchen roll (paper towels) with cloths. We had just started shopping in Costco and seeing these huge packs of kitchen roll coming into my house more frequently than I would like got me really frustrated. I remember thinking… Continue reading Cloths for the Kitchen
Unnecessary packaging can be a real pain but there are times when packaging is an absolute necessity, you won’t get far carrying loose lentils in your shopping basket, or saying “no packaging please” at the deli counter and having to walk home holding ham slices in your palm. Luckily there is an answer, you can… Continue reading Bring your own packaging
Tissues are scratchy, heavily packaged, and surprisingly expensive!Handkerchiefs are soft, un packaged, and super frugal! They are easily made of old clothes (tshirts, sheets, even socks!) And depending on the fabric you use, you may not even need to hem them. Of course you can buy handkerchiefs easily, charity shops are great places for pretty… Continue reading Issues with Tissues