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DYI After Sun Natural Aloe Vera Treatment

Posted by Triin DS on

We have been very lucky with the lockdown sun this spring. Here's a recipe to cool down and treat your skin and cool down at the end of the day. Let me give you aloe vera ice cubes. It's a super easy, zero waste and low cost way to prepare after sun care.  I purchased an aloe vera plant from a local Arab shop. For some reason I knew that they would have a plant. Peel the skin off the plant and blend it. I added a little water and some lemon juice. Put it in the fridge and apply...

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Becoming sustainable: How to wash reusable nappies.

Posted by Triin DS on

It has now been 20 months since I 'converted' into reusable nappies.  The thought of it did not appeal to me at first. However, I had promised myself to ditch plastic and start living a more sustainable lifestyle. Not adapting the same principles to raising my children didn't sound right, so the only way was to approach it like another challenge. What I have seen to work for me is to have a routine and make it as easy as possible to myself. How? Invest in a small bucket with a lid (cost no more than £10). All the used...

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Reduce Waste Mauritius

Posted by Triin de Speville on

I started Set Me Free after seeing how much plastic there is on beaches of such beautiful islands like Mauritius. Having spent a few months there, I have noticed that there are people that do want to make a difference an inspire people living without waste. I'm really happy to have discovered Fabienne and her Reduce Waste Mauritius account, with constant inspiration on how to live zero waste. She even does her own beeswax wraps, such a welcome thing to do on an island where cling film is so commonly used. Take note of her account if you ever plan...

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How to be a minimalist as a mother

Posted by Triin de Speville on

Have you ever thought about living a more minimalist life, but not quite made a start? After all it’s quite hard to know where to begin and everything else in life seems to take priority. I’m really happy to bring to you an interview with Beth from Someday Slower, who has totally nailed minimalist whilst being a mother. I find her philosophy almost like a detox for mind and I'm sure her answers below can add something to your New Years resolutions.   You say mothers more than anyone else need to simplify their lives to be more present with...

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My Cloth Nappy Routine

Posted by Triin de Speville on

I remember how confusing it was to get started with cloth nappies, so I have decided to write out my routine in case it might help anyone who is contemplating on using them. Why I started using cloth nappies and what held be back initially? I had no idea that it takes 500 years for disposable nappies to decompose. Therefore my child’s great great grandchildren would be around and his nappies would still be decomposing in a landfill somewhere. The thought of this is quite a big motivator.  When I started looking into cloth nappies at first it seemed off-putting...

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