• Not all plastics are the same
    Due to significant changes to the global recycling market, plastics grades 3 to 7 are no longer accepted at the kerbside recycling or at transfer stations in Northland (and most of NZ).
    These types of plastic make up a huge amount of the plastic used. Almost all yogurt, dips, and takeaways come in unrecyclable plastic packaging.
    Here are some ways you can help to reduce your plastic usage and waste!
    Posted: Thursday 16 January 2020
  • Simple spray to freshen up a stinky dog
    Life is great with a dog. But a stinky one can make life less enjoyable. If your dog smells less than fresh, give this simple DIY spray a go. It takes just two ingredients and can really help your dogs coat look and most importantly - smell - better.
    Posted: Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • How to use Castile Soap
    When it comes to a general all-rounder, Castile soap is one of our favourites. It has so many uses – from shampoo and body wash to cleaning, laundry and more.
    So we’ve put together some of our favourite ways to use this versatile product.
    Posted: Thursday 21 November 2019
  • Caring for your Menstrual Cup
    Keeping your Menstrual Cup clean and sanitised is key to the health of your cup and your vagina. It might seem like a bit to start with, but once you get the hang of keeping your cup clean it is easy-peasy. Here are some tips for looking after your menstrual cup.
    Posted: Monday 4 November 2019
  • Natural Pet Care for Fireworks
    We’re about to head into that time of year – fireworks. For some it’s really exciting, but for many pet owners it is very stressful.

    So here are a few ideas to help keep your pets cool and calm this year.
    Posted: Wednesday 30 October 2019
  • 2 Natural Homemade Cleaning recipes
    Without realising it, we can often fill our homes with toxic chemicals from our cleaning products. But it can be easy and simple (and cost very little) to get your home sparkling clean without any nasties.
    Posted: Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Aquafaba-lous vegan chocolate mousse
    Did you know that the liquid from chickpeas can be used as an egg-white substitute? It can be used in pavlova, aioli & mayo, as well as this delicious chocolate mousse.

    It's egg-free, vegan and uses something that would otherwise be food waste. And it's absolutely delicious and you'd never know it was healthy
    Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2019
  • Reducing plastics
    One of the biggest waste products is single-use plastics. While some can be recycled, many, such as soft plastics, still aren’t recyclable. So here are some tips on reducing your plastic usage.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2019
  • Refreshing your beeswax wraps
    Beeswax wraps are the perfect replacement for plastic kitchen wrap and a kitchen must-have. But they do wear out. The great news is that rather than throwing them out, you can quickly and easily bring them back to life.
    Posted: Tuesday 24 September 2019
  • Versatile Oat Slice
    This versatile oat slice is a perfect lunchbox snack or it’s great warmed with whipped cream or yoghurt for pudding. You can swap out the fillings to mix it up, plus it can be made egg and sugar-free if you like.
    Posted: Wednesday 28 August 2019
  • Take care of cracked heels
    Cracked heels aren't pretty, not to mention they can get painful or even infected. Now is a great time to get them under control before you break out the jandals and they get worse.
    Posted: Thursday 15 August 2019
  • Foods You Can Regrow from Scraps
    Here are 9 ways you can turn food scraps into delicious food. Use veggies leftovers and scraps to grow your own - saving money and helping reduce waste.
    Posted: Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Nature's powerful antiviral - Olive Leaf
    Olive leaf’s antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties may help to both prevent and treat colds and flu. In fact, any illness or condition due to a virus, bacteria, or yeast infection may benefit from treatment with olive leaf.
    Posted: Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Kawakawa
    A whole pharmacy in one plant. In fact, it is said that Kawakawa has the healing properties of all the other plants in the forest combined.
    Posted: Thursday 18 July 2019
  • Thyme - a naturally powerful way to fight off those winter bugs
    This versatile herb has powerful healing properties and can alleviate symptoms and shorten the duration of colds and flu! Here are a few ways you can use it to help fight off those winter ills and chills.
    Posted: Thursday 18 July 2019

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