Do you worry about toxins in your home? Are you scared stiff we’re poisoning our kids and their planet with pollution?
Me too. Me too. But you know what?
There are simple steps we can take right now to protect our families and our homes.
AND these little choices all add up.
Together, we can make our local communities less toxic. And the choices we make for our families and homes can slash pollution world wide because it is the choices we make daily that cause pollution in the first place.
Wishful thinking? Pie in the sky? Not at all.
In the last few years, I managed to totally turnover our home and our family life. It’s a lot less toxic. And a whole heap happier.
And I am NOT – I promise you – some healthier-than-thou wonder women. Far from it.
I am hopelessly hapless more than half my time – as my family will fall over themselves to tell you – and waste most of the rest aimlessly scrolling Twitter and swigging red wine (eek) …
So if I can change stuff, you certainly can!!!
And I’ve got a whole load of super simple non toxic, eco friendly living tips here to help you.
There’s everything from zero waste to non toxic cleaning, ethical fashion & low carbon living.
And I’ll be adding more week by week including the biggies of low carbon travel and how to cut shopping miles. So do save for later.
Sounds good? Cool. Let’s get started.
1. Zero Waste & Plastic Free
Cutting down on waste – especially plastic waste – can seem overwhelming but I’ve used these simple tips to massively cut our waste and in doing so have cut out clutter as well :
- Start Living Zero Waste
- 30 Zero Waste Swaps
- A Zero Waste Christmas
- Plastic Free Living With Kids
- Enjoy Living Clutter Free
2. Non Toxic Cleaning
Our planet has amazing capacity to regenerate itself. Healthy forests, soil and seas are huge natural carbon sinks but crazily we pollute them with cleaning products.
Luckily there are some easy cheap ways to switch to non-toxic cleaning :
3. Low Carbon Homes
Heating our homes is a major cause of carbon emissions and pollution. There are some big things we can do enjoy a lower carbon home and some of them are very simple and actually save us money:
4. Lovely Frugal Living
One of the biggest ways we can help the planet – and ourselves – is by living more frugally but frugal doesn’t have to be dull. It can actually be lovely :
5. Ethical Shopping
Buying less clutter is probably the single biggest thing we can do to help the planet but we make an even bigger difference by shopping differently when we do buy things :
- Ethical Shopping Guide
- The Big Recycled Gift Guide
- Clutter Free Gift Guide
- Clutter Free Gifts For Kids
- Sustainable Fashion Guide
(If you’re a fellow Brit check out my British Makers Guide. It’s a labour of love to share beautiful stuff made sustainably with skill across the British Isles.)
6. Sustainable Travel
Ditching the car for short journeys can slash our personal carbon emissions instantly and has amazing benefits for our family’s health :
Trains generate 90% fewer carbon emissions than flights – wow! – so taking the train whenever we can is a no-brainer. If you’re a fellow Brit use this sustainable travel tips to plan European holidays by train :
7. Natural Health Remedies
We are messing with our planet and our bodies in so many ways, chucking chemicals we don’t fully understand at both of them. Using simple natural remedies – rather than over prescribed antibiotics – whenever we can lets us save the more powerful stuff for when we really need it :bubble, succulent