• My Sarah Wilson Round-Up of Signs The World is Improving I’m an optimist. I’m seeing signs that the world is cottoning on to the need to change the way we brazenly consume and consume and consume.  Almost seven years ago I (outrageously!) suggested we all eat 6-9 teaspoons of sugar. And stop drinking fruit juice. What do you know, the World Health Organisation came out more
  • Are you an eco-hypocrite? We’re drowning in eco-wash. I’d be pleased about this state of affairs, except that regularly – neigh daily – I observe moments of earnest environmental engagement that gets it so selfishly, blindingly, egoically wrong. Dangerously so. Indeed the only the only thing worse than ignorance, is righteous hypocrisy. The latter being a far more stubborn more
  • Golly! Your nail polish might be making you fat… Nail polish. I don’t use it. For the same reasons I avoid conventional beauty products, sun screen and perfume. The stuff is toxic and not necessary. Now, new research claims nail polish can cause weight gain. Good Lord. The recent study, conducted by researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Groupg (EWG), tested the urine more
  • A listicle of toxin-free beauty goodness Thank you for all the extra tips you’ve all shared following my toxin-free cosmetics and beauty oils posts. I’ve popped a stack of them into one post for easy reference. You’re welcome. Tips you’ve shared for blending and using oils I make my own body butters with Coconut + Vitamin E + Shea + Jojoba oil, add the essential more
  • Could you have chemical intolerance? What next? I make it a personal mission to live my life as toxin-free as I can. High toxic loads aren’t good for any of us…even more so if you’re struggling with autoimmune disease. For anyone with autoimmune issues, chemicals and heavy metals seem to be both the cause and effect. Research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology shows that approximately 20 per more
  • How to (really) detox your home If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll know I’m rather committed to keeping my home ecologically and ergonomically minimal and sustainable. I’m also into lowering the toxic load where possible. Perhaps it all started when I was told I had to move out of my apartment. I wrote about it on the blog more
  • The best toxin-free deodorant: an upfront guide. I’ve been talking about it a lot, this toxin-free caper. Recently I’ve covered off toxin-free cosmetics, why I use oils in my beauty regime and toxin-free sunscreen. You can catch up on all my toxin-free posts if you’d like. In terms of deodorants, I’ve used natural, fragrance-free deodorant for five years now. It’s been a long search. I’ve traversed more
  • What to look for in your cleaning products. Plus a giveaway! If you’ve been following the My Simple Home series, you’ll know I’m really rather committed to keeping my home ecologically and ergonomically minimal and sustainable. I’ve shared on toxic hazards you should avoid and how to detox your kitchen. Oh, and how to buy a sustainable couch. Which I did finally do! Today, I’ll touch on a few tips more
  • How to buy the most sustainable sofa (ever). As many readers of this blog know, it’s taken me 40 years to buy a sofa. Which, it so happens, is 32 years longer than it took Steve Jobs. I’ve previously found some comfort in the fact it took Jobs eight tortured years to find his perfect sofa and quietly repositioned my chronic couch commitment more
  • What Steve Jobs’ perfectionism has taught me It truly is an oddity. It’s become a talking point among friends. A joke at first.  I can’t buy a couch. And it’s come to hold up a mirror to a few fundamental sadnesses about life. Indeed, I’ve never owned a couch. I’ve inherited old ones when I’ve moved into the various rentals I’ve traipsed more