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Small Steps To Sustainability in February 2018

It’s funny how the more you learn about sustainability, the more there is to learn. Sustainability isn’t just about buying locally, recycling, avoiding plastic packaging, and planting a new tree here and there. It needs a mindful, almost holistic, approach and lots of things need to be taken into consideration the ethics, materials, production and journey of products. Consumerism has a lot to answer for too. There isn’t a lot of money to be made by persuading people to buy […]

March 4, 2018|2 Comments

Solid Shampoo Bars: The Plastic-Free Way To Wash Your Hair

Solid shampoo bars have been around for the last few decades, but have been growing in popularity in the last few years. I think has been mainly due to people looking for an alternative, to reduce both plastic usage & to avoid some of the chemicals that are found in liquid shampoo. (Although chemicals can also be found in shampoo bars too)

Shampoo itself is still a relatively new concept, and its usage has increased dramatically. An article printed in […]

February 28, 2018|7 Comments

How To Have An Eco Friendly Period – With A Menstrual Cup

Over the last few months, we have decided to make a few changes to the way we live, and one of those changes has been slowly replacing our disposable products with reusable versions. The amount of waste we produce is becoming a huge problem for our planet. While switching to reusable sanitary products doesn’t seem like a huge step, the average person uses over 9000 tampons in their lifetime. That is a LOT of tampons. Tampons are virtually indestructible too, they have to […]

February 8, 2018|4 Comments

Small Steps To Sustainability In January 2018

In November we started a journey to a more sustainable lifestyle, but our journey was put on hold a little when my dad died at the very end of the month. January has been our first month with any kind of normality and thought it would be nice to document our progress as we go from an average UK household to a more sustainable one. One major factor in our decisions is the cost. We are a one-income family who are working towards […]

February 1, 2018|6 Comments

How To Use White Vinegar As Fabric Conditioner

There are lots of ways to use white vinegar in your home, but did you know it can be used as fabric conditioner? Fabric conditioner can be expensive and coats your clothes with chemicals. The chemicals help them feel softer, reduce static and add artificial fragrance.  White vinegar is a natural alternative that is kinder to the environment, cheaper and leaves behind no residue. White vinegar also acts as a softner, its deodorising properties help freshen the scent. Don’t worry, you won’t end […]

January 23, 2018|2 Comments

Back To Basics

This last week has felt much more ‘normal’ than any other week for the past six weeks. It’s taking a while to get back into a routine after Christmas, and the children are still expecting later bedtimes, their own food orders for lunch and generally being able to potter about doing whatever they feel like. While none of that is horrible, we need a better routine for the faster-paced school days and […]

January 15, 2018|10 Comments
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Hannah Tasker

Hannah Tasker. Minimalist mother of four, leading a simple and eco-friendly lifestyle. Writer and Photographer. Enquires hannah@hannahtasker.com