Not so ‘Super’drug

Superdrug. A cruelty-free shoppers dream. On your high street, reasonably priced, against animal testing, clearly labelled as suitable for vegans. Nothing to worry about. Or is there? Continue reading Not so ‘Super’drug


Getting clean of palm oil

I was reluctant to spend a lot of money on Orangutanuary. Not only am I out of work (to be a SAHM), but it’s just past Christmas. I also have a shed-full of cosmetics just sitting idle and it all seems such a waste.

I tried the homemade alternatives for keeping clean. I washed just with water, and tackled my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I exfoliated with coffee grounds,¬†made my own deodorant and moisturised with coconut oil. I avoided makeup for all but one day so far this month. And I’ve stretched the eco-cleaning to the house, using baking soda and vinegar to clean the kitchen and bathrooms. I’d love to say I love this new me, but I can’t! I need products! Continue reading Getting clean of palm oil

Hallelujah! It can be done!

January 12th 2016¬†– I cracked it; a complete palm oil free day. Shameful and shocking it took me 12 days (35 years?) to get there. Here’s how I managed it, and still actually lived a normal day. Continue reading Hallelujah! It can be done!

Gingerbread Confessions

Day two, and I’m being let down by my own lack of will power! The Co-operative mini Gingerbread Shapes were calling and they are only 40kcal each…but clearly labelled with palm oil as an ingredient. Boooo! The Rainforest Foundation do regard The Co-operative as a ‘Best Buy’ option in their Palm Oil Guide, but that doesn’t help me this month. Fail. Continue reading Gingerbread Confessions