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Easy 4-ingredient natural homemade toothpaste

toothpaste with text

For months now, I’ve been cleaning my teeth with a combination of coconut oil, salt and baking soda.

Seriously.

Conventional store-bought toothpaste actually contains a bunch of nasties I’d rather not put anywhere near my mouth. Like sodium lauryl sulfate, which is also found in engine degreasers, floor cleaners and car wash soaps. No thanks.

Instead, I’ve come up with a natural homemade toothpaste recipe that requires only four ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry. Then it’s just a matter of mixing them all together. Done. Continue Reading →

8 Christmas gift ideas for your soul sista

Gifts for your soul sisters

Are you still hunting for that perfect gift for her? That special something that says: “I love you. Thank you for being my rock this year.

Your soul sister deserves a soulful gift. You’re looking for something that will make your heart swell to give and her spirit sing to receive.

Gotcha.

We’ve put together this gift guide for you, lovely.

There’s some really beautiful creations floating around at the moment, crafted by very talented women. Most of these pressies have been selected because we personally know these women, know their work and feel off-the-charts passionate about helping them share their gifts with the world. Continue Reading →

Warning: avoid this popular cosmetics brand (or help fund animal cruelty)

bareMinerals make-up

A few weeks back I scraped the last of my Australian-made Natio makeup from the pot and began hunting for a natural and cruelty-free alternative available here in Spain. For once the internet gods were unwilling so I took to the shops, showcasing my broken Spanish to a bunch of confused sales assistants until finally I happened upon what I thought was the perfect solution – BareMinerals makeup by Bare Escentuals.

It wasn’t until I got home and dug a little deeper into the company that I realised I’d made a mistake. Continue Reading →