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7 Tips for a more eco-friendly Christmas

7 Tips for a more eco-friendly Christmas

Television, newspapers and magazines display images of what the ‘perfect’ Christmas looks like. Shops are packed with Christmas decorations and gifts and the message is to buy now or miss out. It’s not even December yet. In fact the message to spend on Christmas...

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Black Bean Chocolate Brownies

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...

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7 Truths About Pre-Loved Shopping

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?

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

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?

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?
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Why Bulk Buying is Eco-Friendly

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.
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7 Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil

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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7 Reasons to Replace Your Laundry Detergent with Soap Nuts

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.
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7 Crucial Benefits of Green Cleaning

7 Crucial Benefits of Green Cleaning

7 Crucial Benefits of Green Cleaning Green cleaning can have many different definitions, but the ultimate goal is to use techniques and ingredients that keep both your home and the environment healthy. Although it is easier and even tempting to just grab the cheapest...

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Back to School Skin Essentials

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…
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The 7 Best Foods for Healthy, Glowing Skin This Summer

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
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