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  • how to choose a toxin-free sunscreen *this post has been updated in red below Sunscreens confuse me. They’re full of toxins…should I bother with it at all? Zinc? (oooh, but the nano-particles?!)…You too? Good. I did some scouting, asked experts and here’s what I found…just in time for Australia Day!! A lot of the sunscreens out there do NOT protect us more
  • Here’s the beauty products I pack when I travel… This year I’ve travelled a lot. And, in fact, for the past three years I’ve lived mostly in transit. And so my “beauty regime” in general is a simple and mobile affair. A big bunch of you ask me via the socials to share what such a regime looks like and today I’m obliging. Previously 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
  • 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
  • Why I use beauty oils instead of cosmetics Last week I shared my personal toxin-free cosmetics listicle. In the past I’ve also covered off safe sunscreens, toxin-free nail polish and safe fake tan. An update from my ablutions front: Slowly, slowly I’ve been reducing what I use to a very small kit. And it pretty much comes down to…oil. Even my mascara. And cleanser. I follow Ayurvedic more
  • The best toxin-free cosmetics – my personal listicle Yesterday, I shared how to choose the best toxin-free cosmetics. As promised, here’s my own safe beauty shopping list. It’s not a definitive list. And I recognise that nothing is ever fully toxin-free. As ever, it’s about doing what you can. As ever, it’s mostly about doing with less. Less is more. Less is more. more
  • my daily health routine…since you asked for it Gosh, we’re really getting down to the rats and mice of my life here…but I’ve been getting too many emails from you asking how I order my wellness habits to ignore the topic much longer. I’m no expert (on anything much), but I have taken consulting of experts on this topic to pedantic levels and more
  • How to buy toxin-free nail polish *Updated March, 2016. Let’s kick off with this: most nail polish is made with the same gunk used to make car paint. Yep, a toxic melange of solvents, film formers, resins and plasticisers. Whatever they are. But shall we move on? And see if there is some light at the end of this fumey tunnel? more
  • Is there a safe fake tan? Toxins make me sick. A scented moisturiser leaves me nauseous. I have to leave a restaurant if someone next to me is wearing perfume. It’s an auto-immune thing for me. And it’s getting worse…or maybe more things are stinking!  Increasingly, though, a lot more people are finding they’re affected by the toxic crap added to more
  • 19 very clever things to do with coconut oil Following on from my recent why i get excited about coconut oil post, I’m sharing some of the things I do with coconut oil…a few of you have asked the difference between oil and butter. It’s the same thing. The stuff does become an oil in the warmer months, so store in the fridge if more
  • tuesday eats: why i eat animal fat and sit in the sun I have a vitamin D deficiency. So this is what I do: * I sit in the sun most days – sometimes in the middle of the day – with no sunscreen on, no hat. No slipping or slopping. * I eat full-fat saturated animal fats. Like cheese. And meat. There, that got your attention! more
  • my 10 things mnmlist just posted a list of 10 essential things. It’s his take on those lists they do in magazine with famous personage where they get them to list consumerables they just can’t live without. I avoid these kind of lists (the consumerable ones) as I don’t so much like consuming. This is probably disappointing for more
  • the best (safest) cosmetics: a list The other week I posted about getting a toxic audit on my flat (cough, cough…I have to now move out, such is the dire state of my bedroom). And also about the toxic state of our beauty products. Since then I’ve studied further, and this Time magazine interview with the authors of the new book more
  • start your day with sun on your face (say doctors) There’s an Italian proverb: “Where the sun does not go, the doctor does”. Doctors are now scrambling to get out studies that say pretty much the same. But with more words. Basically because they’re finding that we all need more Vitamin D. It plays a humongous role in preventing cancer, osteoporosis and a bunch of more
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