Is it time to make the change to cloth nappies?

By |2021-02-04T16:59:45+01:00February 12th, 2020|We do, We think, We try|

Beverley Wye - Cloth nappy consultant in Leiden When myself and my husband moved over to the Netherlands 10 years ago, we knew we wanted to start a family. We have both taken an ecologically minded route over the years; we have never owned a car, we have always purchased eco friendly cleaning products and skin care products (I now make my own products!) and we try and reuse or recycle whenever possible. So when it came to having a baby, there was no doubt in my mind that we would use washable nappies. Or [...]

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Alternative to conventional laundry detergent

By |2021-02-04T17:05:40+01:00August 11th, 2019|We do, We try|

I've been doing my own laundry powder for 3 years now and I have to say that I'm very satisfied with it. It washes as well as industrial detergents and is much environment friendly! In the early days, I used to do my liquid laundry detergent but it takes a lot of time and I inhaled a lot of soap and other products fumes, it wasn't pleasant.  That's how I wondered why I was diluting the soap in water? I've come to make my own laundry powder. It takes me about 1 hour to do 2.5kg of laundry powder. [...]

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Synthetic sponges are toxic. Opt for a bio and effective alternative: The Loofah.

By |2021-02-04T17:09:09+01:00August 11th, 2019|We do, We speak, We think, We try|

Did you know that your go-to sponge is stuffed with toxic and eco-toxic chemicals? Up to a few days ago, I didn’t know either. In this post, I will detail how this is. I even made a little experiment of my own... results are quite scary... Then I will present an amazing alternative: The Loofah. Today, my kitchen sponge is a kind of large cucumber: Yes, you read well, a cucumber; a special type of cucumber called a loofah. And it does the job very effectively! A few weeks ago, a friend gave me a piece of Loofah [...]