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Essential oil properties and their uses

Essential oil properties and their uses

What are essential oils and their uses? Essential oils have dozens of benefits for the body and mind.  They can be used to aid you physically, emotionally and mentally.  These oils are becoming more popular as people seek an alternative to synthetic products.   Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants.  Because these oils are so concentrated, caution needs to be exercised when using.   They need to be diluted and either inhaled or mixed with a carrier oil and should not be digested or applied directly to your skin.   It is advised that small children and elderly not use these oils...

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10 Laundry tips to reduce your carbon footprint

10 Laundry tips to reduce your carbon footprint

  We've put together some tips for you to consider for more sustainable laundry practices. Use eco friendly detergents that are kind to our planet.  Do your research and find out what ingredients you need to look for when you purchase your laundry products. Consider saving up for one large washing load rather than several smaller ones. If not necessary don't use a dryer -  by implementing this practice you'll be reducing the amount of electricity you are using.  So hang your clothes on the line instead, they'll also last longer! Using an efficient washing machine is pretty self explanatory. ...

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Find out about toxic free dyes

Find out about toxic free dyes

Natural Dyes It's taken a long period of time to research the safest way to dye our garments.  When we made the choice to limit our impact on people and the planet we researched natural dyes.  We absolutely loved the 'one off' affect seeing each garment's slightly different results. We found however that it is very time consuming , expensive and virtually impossible to try and replicate a colour using natural dyes. That makes it hard because as we produce in small batch lots to reduce waste, sometimes styles need a second drop and it is just not possible to...

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