Xmas Gift Ideas: Earl of East London Bath Salt Shinrin-Yoku

Multi-sensory lifestyle brand, Earl of East London, has channelled the ancient Japanese forest bathing ritual of Shinrin-Yoku, to create a luxurious bath salt in its honour. Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing” is a Japanese ritual that involves taking in the forest atmosphere to promote wellbeing. Its health benefits include lowering heart rate, reducing stress, boosting the immune system and improving overall wellbeing. Earl of East Bath Salt … Continue reading Xmas Gift Ideas: Earl of East London Bath Salt Shinrin-Yoku

Reviews: Root 7’s reusable water bottle, OneBottle

In my quest for a suitable vessel to hold water in, both to have at my desk and to travel around with, I’m happy to say that I’ve found that special something by way of Root7’s OneBottle. A double walled stainless steel bottle, with a copper coated layer inside the bottle, OneBottle is a stunning design classic of a reusable water bottle. With a black … Continue reading Reviews: Root 7’s reusable water bottle, OneBottle

Ditch the waste of kitchen towels and grab a Full Circle Cleaning Cloth

Kitchen or paper towels, while great at their jobs they are, there is a less waste and eco-friendly alternative in the form of Full Circle’s Clean Again Super Absorbent Cleaning Cloths. Made from 95% post-production recycled fibres, these cloths, which absorb up to 7x their weight, can be used wet, dry or damp and can be reused again and again. Full Circle create home care … Continue reading Ditch the waste of kitchen towels and grab a Full Circle Cleaning Cloth

Ambitalia’s bento bags replace single-use disposables and packaging of any kind

Bento bags make ideal carriers to hold your groceries, your lunch or for use even as an overnight bag. Inspired by the Bento box and the wider Japanese tradition of making the everyday necessity of eating lunch into a ritual, Californian brand Ambitalia have created a range of bento bags to replace single-use disposables or packaging of any kind. Made from sustainable materials, Ambitalia’s bento bags come … Continue reading Ambitalia’s bento bags replace single-use disposables and packaging of any kind

Go nuts for EcoCoconut’s kitchen cleaners made from coconut fibre

EcoCoconut is making it all the more easy for people to incorporate plastic-free living into their homes with a range of plastic free cleaning products made from sustainably farmed coconut fibre. Products including a dish brush that can be used in the kitchen or the bathroom, scourers and a multi-purpose bottle brush. The coconut and its derivatives are the base organic resources incorporated into every … Continue reading Go nuts for EcoCoconut’s kitchen cleaners made from coconut fibre

Ecotalk: A mobile phone service putting bill money towards saving nature

Nobody is keen on paying bills, but what if your bill money went towards buying land and giving it back to nature? That’s what green energy company, Ecotricity, are doing with their “green” mobile phone service, Ecotalk – enabling customers to talk, text and surf on their mobile phone and help save nature. In the first of its kind in the UK and probably the … Continue reading Ecotalk: A mobile phone service putting bill money towards saving nature

EcoStardust: Putting the glitter back into lives with eco-friendly and biodegradable ranges

If you or your children are finding it a challenge to do without glitter in your lives, get yourselves some EcoStardust Biodegradable Glitter for your next crafts or cosmetics project. Available in a range of gorgeous sparkly colours including gold, berry, blue lagoon and magenta, EcoStardust’s glitters are made predominantly from a plant cellulose instead of PET plastic – the main ingredient being Eucalyptus Trees … Continue reading EcoStardust: Putting the glitter back into lives with eco-friendly and biodegradable ranges

Hyggelight: The Growing Candle which transforms into a wildflower planter after use

Hyggelight has created an ingenious way to ensure that those empty candle jars do not go to waste, by giving them a second life as wildflower planters. The Growing Candle are soy-wax candles which are hand-poured into ceramic containers. Once the wax has completely melted, the idea is that The Growing Candle can then be used to plant wildflowers, given that the label around the … Continue reading Hyggelight: The Growing Candle which transforms into a wildflower planter after use

Ethique: Natural and ethical soaps to handle all your cleansing needs without plastic

Many are now ditching shower gels, shampoos and conditioners and switching to the original soap bar in order to handle their cleansing needs and make a sustainable choice. New Zealand-based brand Ethique offer palm oil-free, plastic-free and sustainable soap bars which fit a variety of household needs – from hair and beauty, pets to laundry. All Ethique products use ethically sourced, naturally-derived and sustainable ingredients. … Continue reading Ethique: Natural and ethical soaps to handle all your cleansing needs without plastic

Ochis Coffee develop sunglasses frames made from natural coffee and flax

Entrepreneurs are finding innovative ways to make use of old coffee grounds, and now sunglasses can be added to the list. Ochis Coffee has created the world’s first organic sunglasses made from natural coffee and flax. The handmade frame completely degrades in soil or water, 100 times faster than plastic turning into a natural fertiliser for new plant growth. The environmentally friendly frames – which comes … Continue reading Ochis Coffee develop sunglasses frames made from natural coffee and flax