Summer Essentials

In the UK summer tends to just pop up unexpectedly. Our wardrobes, skin and nasal passages are never fully ready for the sun to shine and pollen to flourish. This year I tried to make sure I was prepared for that odd heat wave and this weekend is the perfect chance to try and test … Continue reading Summer Essentials

Super Simple Vegan Flapjack

On Sunday I'm hosting a Swap Shop to raise money for Labour Behind the Label (details of the event can be found here) and for the occasion I'm baking a whole load of sweet stuff. One of the easiest pieces, which I've just made, is a vegan flapjack. Here is the recipe! INGREDIENTS: 175g freefrom spread … Continue reading Super Simple Vegan Flapjack

World Fairtrade Day – Honeystreet Handmade

As it is World Fairtrade Day I thought I'd write about Honeystreet Handmade who make beauty products in the Wiltshire countryside using Fairtrade Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Apricot Kernel Oil. A few weeks ago I ordered their Sunshine Body Scrub and Butter. INGREDIENTS: Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Kernel Oil, Corn Silk, Orange Peel … Continue reading World Fairtrade Day – Honeystreet Handmade

Ethical Food Shop

As someone who absolutely loves food, but wants to buy and eat a product that is sustainable and safe, is from a company that looks after its employees and does not damage the environment, I was very much looking forward to Ethical Consumer Magazine's latest issue. Every issue Ethical Consumer focuses on a specific area, in which … Continue reading Ethical Food Shop

Green People – Help at Hand

Green People began back in the 90's by a mother who was searching for organic, natural products to help her daughter's skin allergies. Finding that there was not much on the market she began Green People with a promise to never use aggressive ingredients or synthetic chemicals, never to test on animals and to use ethical … Continue reading Green People – Help at Hand

Ethical Easter Eggs

My best mate Antoinette asked me a few weeks ago if I'd do a post on ethical Easter eggs, so off I went and searched for some to sample. I looked in Liberty London and Ethical Superstore and came up with the below short list: Plamil Dairy Free 'Milky' Chocolate Easter Egg Booja Booja Almond … Continue reading Ethical Easter Eggs

Getting Christmas-ready

Finally all my decorating, shopping and wrapping is all done. I am Christmas-ready. Living in a small flat is difficult to decorate. So for it to feel festive I have hand picked some small pieces to dot around the living room. As a rule I do not send Christmas cards. I would rather give money to charity … Continue reading Getting Christmas-ready