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Keeping Your Reusable Water Bottle Clean and Healthy

When was the last time you cleaned your reusable water bottle? This is a gentle reminder to clean your water bottle regularly because from your first sip of water each time you use your bottle whatever was on your lips or in your mouth leaves traces in your remaining water. Yes even bits of food…

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Vegies Love the all New Bee-Tastic Produce Storage Bags 

beeswax bag

We meet conscious consumers all the time — people trying to do the right thing for their health and the planet. It’s inspiring to meet others sharing our journey and we often have an ah ha moment when we realise that they are experiencing the same challenges as we are. One of these ah ha…

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Squeaky Clean

Sometimes a cleaning cloth is just not enough and I like to be able to reach for a great all-purposes cleaner. It been years since I have bought a pre-made cleaning product and over time I have experimented with different combinations to tackle a range of problems around our house.   The supermarket shelves are…

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Warming Winter Salad

A warm winter salad of roast vegetables

After a chilly and windy Brisbane winter’s day I was looking for inspiration for a dinner to warm us all up. I try not to waste food and hate throwing out food that’s gone off at the back of the fridge so I was excited to find a small square of feta cheese tucked away…

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Shampoo Bars NOT Bottles

A while ago I gave my shampoo bottle the evil eye in fact plastic bottles of all sorts have been banned in my house for quite some time. So how do I wash my hair? I could head to my nearest bulk food shop and refill my old shampoo bottle but there aren’t any near…

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Is your reusable better than disposable?

Last Friday I was lucky enough to snatch a few hours to myself and decided to catch up with my sister.  Chatting over our favourite brew at my local coffee haunt the topic of stainless steel products came up – pegs, lunchboxes, water bottles and more. In particular the idea that an eco-friendly, sustainable product…

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Doing My Best on this Journey

On this plastic free journey I am learning not to be put off because I can’t get everything just right but rather accepting that the best I can do is better than doing nothing at all. It might sound like I’m a perfectionist but I’m certainly not, I think maybe someone of the words we…

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Lunchbox Musings

Finding the perfect lunchbox is tricky it needs to the right size and shape, easy to use, not too expensive and definitely not plastic. Over the last 12 years we tried and tested so many different types – most simply didn’t last. On this journey we graduated to stainless steel containers with plastic lids and…

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I love my produce bags!

Our first step on our plastic free journey was to eliminate single use plastic bags!! Not just the ones at the checkout but also the ones used to store my fresh produce in the crisper. There had to be a way. I (Nikki) started by recycling some old calico flour bags, perfect for a couple…

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How to make Nori Snacks

how to make your own nori snacks at home

Our three boys are active healthy kids and I’m always on the look out for healthy gluten free snacks that don’t come covered in plastic. Nori snacks are a great treat but they come in individual snack packs made from plastic and include a plastic tray!! As my awareness grows of the how ubiquitous single…

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