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Catch my guest eco chat with Laura Baker from Draw the Line Illustration. You can watch the full interview through the video and find all the ways to contact Laura below. Laura and I chat about why she started her business, where Laura is on her own eco journey and what makes her cards eco-friendly. Join us to learn some interesting facts on how cards are printed and the waste that they can produce if they’re not made and recycled properly. You can follow Draw the Line Illustration on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.

homemade body butter

As the focus for this month is natural skincare, I thought I should try and make my own body butter and see how I got on! This was a super easy recipe and method and I would really recommend giving it a go! You’ll see my ingredients above! The coconut oil is from Tesco and is what I use to cook with. The shea butter I was gifted a while ago, the orange essential oil I had already and I bought the cocoa butter and almond oil from Buy Wholefoods Online. We actually used the cocoa butter to make some homemade chocolate too, which was delicious! I only wanted to make a small batch at first, to make sure I liked it but here is the recipe I used: 1/8 cup cocoa butter1/8 cup shea butter1/8 cup coconut oil1/8 cup almond oil5-6 drops essential oil (I used orange). N.B. I…

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The last in the series of gift ideas, this one is about bigger presents for family and friends. I’ve tried to cover different age groups and price brackets so hopefully you can find something useful. Let’s start with the youngest! If you are looking for low waste (or no waste), practical but fun ideas for babies and toddlers then why not get them a gorgeous swim nappy! These nappies are super easy for the grown-ups to use too, so you’ll be making them happy! You will also be helping to save some serious amount of plastic from being thrown into landfill and rotting for hundreds of years. Pair them with a voucher for the local pool or money toward a swimming lesson and you’ll have a great present! If your budget will stretch further then why not look at adding a wet bag or change mat too as this make…

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secret santa

It is years since I was involved in a Secret Santa (maternity leave and working from home!), but I remember how hard I used to find buying something for a colleague and used to end up getting all sorts of tat – which I knew would be thrown away. So, I thought I would help a bit and put together some ideas for different budgets – hope they help! Options for £5: A mega pouch of organic, moreish and tasty snacks, £4.99. I stock 3 flavours, goji, almond and mulberries. Bamboo Cutlery Set, £4 Bamboo wash mitt and soap bar, £5. A little bit of pampering for someone. Tealights and a Snack Bag, from £4.79 Options for £10: A Soy Wax Candle and a JustChoc Box, £9.45 Pack of 5 Reusable Face Wipes, from £7. You could even squeeze in a little bar of chocolate! Collapsible Metal Straw, £7.99 Sandwich…

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