A Plastic-Free Grocery Store Has Opened in Johannesburg – Eco-Lifestyle Heaven!
The wedding bells have been ringing for some time now, not mine but two of my closest friends got married in the space of 6 weeks. I was honoured to be a bridesmaid at both weddings so my time became consumed with wedding related things, hence my absence. During this time a very exciting thing happened, a plastic-free planet friendly grocery store opened down the road from me. I completely missed it. Thankfully, my friend had seen it while doing some last minute wedding errands and told me ... Continue Reading
Recipe: Delicious Bean Dip, Perfect for Parties and Snacks During the Day
Summer is the best time of year and it is so much easier to snack rather than eat heavy meals. I love slicing up some cucumber, peppers and carrots, serving them with a bit of bean dip and sitting on the patio soaking up the sun. I found this bean dip a few years ago and wrote it down in my little pocket recipe book for safe keeping. Every time there is a summer party and a dish is required I offer to do a veggie platter with this delicious dip. It is a real crowd pleaser! The recipe ... Continue Reading
Epsom Salt – An Essential DIY product for every Eco-Beauty Guru
It has been some time since my last DIY essentials post but I am excited to pick up with Epsom Salt today. Epsom salts play a big role in my life and beauty regime. Once a month a deep, detoxifying soak is exactly what the body needs. Whether you have a build up of toxins in the body due to unhealthy eating or from stress, a good soak in the bath can make you feel so much better. Epsom Salt (ES) is not actually a salt, it is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and ... Continue Reading
The Trip of a Lifetime – Mala Mala Private Game Reserve, the Big 5 & more
2018 was the year of travel as I was given the chance to see so much of South Africa. From visiting sweeping mountains of the Limpopo timber district and farmlands to the breathtaking heights of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route. The year ended off with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve. It is truly something special, to be able to see animals living their lives out in the wilds. There is no greater sense of satisfaction than seeing a lioness provide for her pride ... Continue Reading
Travel Dreams continued – Pilgrim’s Rest & Mac Mac Falls, Just Magnificent!
The Panorama Route is truly one of the most beautiful sights to see in South Africa. The second leg of our trip took us through to Pilgrim's Rest. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. When my boyfriend said we needed to find a place to stay over on our trip I started googling for different accommodation options. While Pilgrim's Rest was a little more expensive than most of the other options, I knew I needed to stay there because of its history. The entire town has been ... Continue Reading
Sustainable Christmas Wrapping & DIY Cards for Family
Christmas is the best time of year but sadly commercial Christmas Wrapping paper and cards can be quite bad for the environment. The materials that go into making some wrapping paper mean it's not always accepted for recycling. It is often dyed, laminated or contains non-paper additives. These additives include things like gold and silver coloured shapes, glitter or plastics, which can't be recycled. So this year I decided to go the eco-friendly route and buy only sustainable supplies. While ... Continue Reading
Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes with Grilled Organic Brahman Steak
Not sure if any of you are feeling the pre-summer slump but boy I cannot shake my winter weight. Granted, I am not really doing anything serious about it but still! I turned to the Keto diet for help. It worked for a little while but the thing nobody is talking about is if you stop... all the weight comes right back with a vengeance. Anyhoo, I found myself at the Bryanston Organic Market to do an interview for work and ended up shopping my heart out. I had about 3 kilos of tomatoes from our ... Continue Reading
Travel Dreams – The Panorama Route of South Africa and All Its Beauty
Growing up in Cape Town, I was blessed with a beautiful environment. Table Mountain is exquisite and the great stretches of wine farms could make any person envious. I spent holidays travelling up the West Coast to places like Langebaan and Paternoster or down the Garden Route. Wilderness is one of my favourite places in the world because it has trees and ocean for days. I love trees! Forests and woodlands are my ideas of peace. Recently I was in Tzaneen, a town in Limpopo filled with ... Continue Reading
EcoBricking – The Latest Trend in Reducing Landfill & Ocean Plastic
Goodness me, the time has flown by since I was last able to blog here. Life got a little complicated in the last few months. On the upside, I started a new relationship that is going splendidly. Here is a quick life recap from the last two months I have been missing here. The plastic issue has become an even bigger cause in my household, I have been collecting plastic for two months just to do this post, I am so excited that I will be able to clear it all out now. As mentioned above, I ... Continue Reading
3 Alternative Deodorant Options for Sensitive Skin – Ditch the Spray!
Deodorant and I do not go well together. Painful inflammation, rashes, dry flaky skin and skin discolouration are just a few of the symptoms my body displays if I attempt to use a commercial deodorant. I have tried many alternative deodorant options and these three are the most promising! Before I stumbled onto this trio, I would walk around smelling to high heaven! If people commented, I would apologise and always be hyper-aware of myself. It was no way to live! Then I stumbled into a Lush ... Continue Reading
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