Before I set off with my new year’s resolutions for 2018 it’s worth taking stock of how last year’s experiments went. I’ve always tried to live sustainably but it wasn’t until 2017 that i had the time and energy to invest in it. At first i was overwhelmed by the conflicting information out there and […]
Well I had, and am continuing to have, a wonderful Christmas. I’ve purposely done less preparing this year and it’s paid off in terms of lots of downtime to slob around the house in my pj’s eating lots of delicious cheese and chocolate and binge watching Christmas TV and movies. I am generally a very […]
Obviously the most sustainable gift would be one that doesn’t create any waste at all, like your time. Strangely this gift doesn’t go down very well with my kin. Next is the gift of experience. I’ve tried experience gifts over the years and they’ve been met with mixed feelings. Some have been tremendously well received while […]
One of the first products I tried on my journey to zero waste was a shampoo bar from Lush and, despite it’s price, I was a convert. I loved the fact that I could buy it without packaging, save a sticker saying how much it was. Well that was over a year ago and now […]
We have bars of soap in all our bathrooms but I like to keep liquid soap by the kitchen sink for when my hands are manky with dough or minced meat. It’s super easy and cheap to make
Becoming a Zero Waster can seem like a daunting task but breaking it down into steps and just tackling a few a week can get you where you want to be relatively painlessly. Here is a short list of steps inspired by my journey towards Zero Waste. Every Zero Waster’s list will be different so […]
I love a good craft show, it’s my kryptonite! And this year’s National Craft Fair in the RDS did not disappoint. There were hundreds upon hundreds of fabulous handcrafted items ranging from handmade soap, candles, knitwear, jewelery, bags, art and on and on and on. It would be impossible write about them all here so […]
Love the wall art on the Drury Buildings restaurant on Drury St, D2 I know low-waste is all about minimising your waste and so a low-waste shopping trip sounds like a contradiction but the reality is that we all need to replace stuff from time to time.
I used the recipe below to make some lovely homemade moisturiser. It cost approximately €5 to make a cup of moisturiser (half of recipe below), which is absolutely delicious on the skin. Our whole family has been using it for about 6 months and couldn’t go back to shop bought cream now.