Green Foot Mama

Hi, I’m Olivia, founder of GREEN FOOT MAMA. Nice to meet you. I'm a soul warrior and eco-nerd. I’m inspired by divine connection and the gorgeous coastal region we call home. I’m happiest when I’m in the ocean, sharing my thoughts at The Kindfulness Project or creating holistic elixirs in my blending studio.

Black Bean Chocolate Brownies with coffee and sunflowers

Black Bean Chocolate Brownies

I’ve long soaked and cooked my own legumes to reduce gas-causing galacto-oligosaccharides. The method is time consuming though, so I do a big batch all at once, and then freeze them in mug sized amounts for use.  Then they’re on hand when I want to make some hummus before school or whip up a quick batch …

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How to Throw an Eco Birthday Party for Children

Concerned by all the waste involved in throwing a birthday party for your little one?   Green enthusiast Will H. Sandford shares some ideas for throwing an eco birthday party to leave a greener footprint.

7 Truths About Pre-Loved Shopping

Do you hate shopping for clothes?  I do. The shops are full of “fast fashion” where the latest styles are available for low prices for just a few weeks before being replaced by new items.  It makes my head spin!

If you’re looking for a more sustainable alternative, pre-loved clothing might be the way to go.

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What Is That Ingredient Name Anyway?

You know you want to avoid chemical ‘nasties’ in your personal care products. Everyone is warning you about ingredients like mineral oil, parabens, phythalates and SLS.  But when you read the label, how do you know what ingredients they are?  How do you know what the label is telling you?  

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Not All Labels Are Equal

Do you read the ingredients of body care products before you buy? How do you decide which products contain undesirable ingredients and which don’t? Regulation in place to protect us in Australia also confuses things, making it harder to know what you’re putting on your body.

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Do You Know What You Are Putting On Your Body?

These days, we all want to be better educated and use our spending power consciously.  We want to choose effective and safe products – for the better health of ourselves, our families, and the planet.  We know we should steer clear of parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals etc… but do we really know what they are?

Why Bulk Buying is Eco-Friendly

You probably already know that buying in bulk usually means cost savings.  Shops typically offer discounts and cheaper prices per unit when you purchase a higher quantity.  However, bulk buying is not only economical – it’s eco-friendly as well.

Here are a few reasons to buy in bulk and help contribute to saving our environment.

7 Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil

You’ve probably added black pepper to your meals before; it’s an extremely popular spice after all.  However, you might not know that this widely used spice has many amazing natural health benefits too.  It is known for its mood-enhancing, circulation boosting, and digestive benefits. Here are 7 benefits of using Black Pepper Essential Oil.

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