7 Essential Ways to Eliminate Plastic From Your Life 

With so many of us used to the convenience of plastic, did you know that humans have now produced more in the last 10 years than we did in the whole of last century? In Australia alone, 10 million plastic bags are used a day. Our overuse of plastic is causing alarming amounts of pollution worldwide.

Ingredient Spotlight: 7 Little-known Benefits of Cacao

Feeling guilty about all the chocolate you ate this Easter?  Here are 7 little-known benefits of cacao to make it all okay.

Are Your Children Spending Enough Time In Nature?

We all know that time in nature is good for us - it energises, rejuvenates and heals.  But increasingly human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems. This is known as Nature Deficit Disorder.

Growing and Using Herbs in Your Kitchen

Growing your own kitchen herbs benefits you in the long run, since you save both money and time – and enjoy the convenience of fresh herbs exactly when you need them. It is also a great way to involve your children in preparing a meal (and convincing them to eat it).

7 Reasons to Replace Your Laundry Detergent with Soap Nuts

For those of us who care about the negative effects of pesticides, chemicals and toxic substances on our bodies and in our homes, finding safe, natural alternatives is essential.  Soap nuts are naturally hypoallergenic, anti-fungal and antibacterial.   They are fruit which grow on trees, dry naturally and require no chemical processing to be effective.  Soap nuts are ideal for those who want to switch to an easier, cost effective and natural solution.

Blueberry and Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

I love this recipe because it is so easy to make, the pancakes are packed full of nutrition and everyone loves them, they freeze well and can be popped in the toaster for breakfast-in-a-hurry.

Back to School Skin Essentials

Australia Day is upon us, so that means it's time to think about going back to school. Are you as ready for that as I am? I love the freedom of holidays with long, sunny days spent getting back to nature with the family.  Swimming, picnicking, camping - every day is a new adventure!   But by the end of the holidays I’m starting to struggle to keep my daughter busy and entertained day in and day out…

The 7 Best Foods for Healthy, Glowing Skin This Summer

Dealing with skin problems can be difficult, especially when there are so many products on the market that promise to solve all your worries.  I don't think it's any secret that at Green Foot Mama, we believe what you put in your body is as important than what you put on it.  Here’s a tip for any skin issues you may have: try to improve the condition of your skin with what you eat

How and Why to Start Shopping Locally this Year

Buying from local creators, makers and growers supports small businesses and their families. It also contributes to the local economy. You’ll also find a more unique range of items to choose from that are made or grown straight from the heart.

7 Eco-friendly Alternatives to Toys for Christmas

Studies show that the fewer toys children have, the more creatively they play.  But what do you give them as Christmas presents if not toys?

Ingredient Spotlight: Australian Beeswax – the Best in the World

It’s not easy to find the perfect natural ingredients to care for your skin.  After all, we need to be extremely careful with what we use on our bodies.  Did you know though that there’s a much sought-after natural ingredient right on our doorstep?  Natural remedies for skin treatment such as Australian beeswax are known to be very effective in maintaining healthy and hydrated skin. Australian beeswax is used in many skin care creams and lotions today and is one of our signature base ingredients.