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Laundry Detergent, Part 2: Green Stars Review of Biokleen

In the last post, I took a look at laundry detergent pods, concluding that they are a step backwards in terms of environmental impact. I believe that there are a few detergents that deserve a high Green Stars rating and that supporting one of these is a happy medium between the extremes of buying one of the bestselling brands (from P&G, Unilever, etc.) and making your own. 849 more words

Next Target?

Well, I am off to Lush tomorrow to get a bar of shampoo :)  I am unreasonably excited about this!  I am very disappointed with my funkysoap bar, it has no smell whatsoever any more and is running out really quickly.  320 more words


Grocery Shopping: Changing Habits

Oh I am so happy today!

I got my order from Amazon today.  (Now, Amazon are a tax-dodging megolith or a corporation who fleece workers, it’s true BUT they also use cardboard instead of plastic for packaging.  969 more words



I emailed Sainsbury’s yesterday.  I have no doubt I will receive a naff platitude but it feels good to have done it.  I also emailed Unilever today.  93 more words


How do you do the washing when you can't see?

When I was a child, I just had to throw anything dirty in the big wicker box, and it miraculously appeared back in my cupboard, clean and usually ironed as well. 870 more words

Ecover Laundry Challenge #Ecoverlaundry

My laundry routine is roughly every two days – it used to be less, but with messy Lily who likes to eat a lot of messy food and refuses to wear a bib, I have to wash her clothes A LOT.   400 more words

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