The dangers of microbeads and how you’ve been ingesting them without knowing!

Microbeads are tiny, almost invisible particles of plastic added into various cosmetic products in the aims of assisting cleansing, scrubbing, exfoliating and cleaning. Unfortunately, they are NOT biodegradable and when they are washed down the drain they continue on all the way through sewerage out into the ocean. Microbeads are contributing to the appalling levels… Read More The dangers of microbeads and how you’ve been ingesting them without knowing!

Not so natural – how to avoid ‘greenwashing’ and deceiving labels

With greener, healthier and organic lifestyles becoming more common and promoted heavily across social media, many companies are more eager than ever to jump on the growing wave of producing safer and environmentally friendly products. However, industry buzzword labels like natural, organic, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and eco-friendly can sometimes be exactly that – just a label and… Read More Not so natural – how to avoid ‘greenwashing’ and deceiving labels

Conscious consuming with Shop Ethical!

If you’ve got a cupboard full of cosmetics that you’re unsure about the safety of – or you don’t understand the tricky chemical names in the ingredient list, here is an amazing Australian  website designed to make consuming chemical-free cosmetics easier! Shop Ethical! is a project of the Ethical Consumer Group. They are a community-based, not-for-profit… Read More Conscious consuming with Shop Ethical!