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Robotic Shopping

How many of you do an almost “robotic shop” each week or fortnight, the same shop(s), the same products?

When I started wanting to use the kindest and gentlest products for the environment and health  I did an inventory of the products we normally used under our sink, in our bathroom, and on our dressing table.  I was horrified when we found out about the harsh chemicals that were contained in our regular products, and then we were pleasantly surprised when we checked out the prices of the alternatives and after trying some products we realised that they were probably just as economical as most were concentrated and you needed to use less so they lasted longer.  It really can be false economy buying the cheapest of anything as you end up using two or three times the quantity to get the same results.

I use the naturtint hair dyes and noticed it didn’t have the usual nasty strong smells that others have and afterwards my hair was very shiny and soft but more important to me there was no overpowering smell from the products nor did I have the usual itchy and burning scalp I experienced with other hair dyes I had used.

Its such a good feeling knowing i am cutting down on the harmful chemicals in the house and also helping the environment as well,  and I am so glad I took the time to have a look at our normal robotic shopping and changed it.  Let us help you change by introducing you to healthier alternatives all under one roof.   

The gentle revolution has definitely begun and we are proud to be a part of it , together we could make a massive difference and help this wonderful Planet and make sure its healthy for our children and their children to enjoy.

Are we living dangerously?

A book I recommend to read is “Living Dangerously” by Pat Thomas. It makes you stop and think about things which many people don’t want to do but I think its something we all need to do rather than just accepting everything we are told or have been taught.

Are everyday toxins making you sick by Pat Thomas, it is just one of many books and its amazing how you find so many books and people all saying the same thing. In this book it says environmental pollutants are particularly dangerous threats to our health causing subtle damage to our bodies often years before producing recognisable symptoms.

FACT – We don’t get sick for no reason. There is always a reason.

GP’s treat the symptoms we present with but don’t usually look any further than that. In my opinion prevention is much better than having to find a cure so it makes sense to do your own research and gather facts so you can make your own informed decisions.

Our everyday lives are now full of different potentially harmful chemicals and pollutants hounding our bodies everyday, chemicals in toiletries, in cleaning products, in laundry products, pesticides sprayed on foods, preservatives and additions added to foods we buy, Wifi and Electro magnetic fields – all reported safe in small quantities but do we just use one product a day or eat one item of food only a day, of course not we use several toiletry items, several cleaning items and laundry items a day, everywhere we go there is Wifi and so on. Its actually quite a cocktail we subject ourselves to each day.


Who determines what is an acceptable risk? When there is a choice surely cutting down the risk to a minimal level makes sense? Its about damage limitation in my view as nobody can live healthily on an unhealthy Planet. Its time to wake up and realise what we are doing to ourselves and to the beautiful place we call Home.

Chemical experiment on ourselves



Stop and think just how products we use on ourselves and in our environment on a daily basis and consider how many different chemicals are in those products, some cocktail wouldn’t you say?

Are we all really happy doing a chemical experiment on ourselves each and everyday ?

Awareness of the products and their ingredients has to be the first step, we can all look at labels but would be know what they are are if we can even pronounce them in the first place? Many of the ingredients are written so small that you have difficulty actually making them out or they are there but you have to lift a label to see them.
Awareness has to be the first step to understanding, then people can make their own informed decision.

Why take even the slightest risk by carrying on using products that contain potentially toxic and harsh ingredients?

My daughter has slight eczema but she has had no problem since we have been using ecofriendly products in the home, a pair of school trousers were washed recently in a shop bought biological washing powder (she didn’t know this) and within a few hours of wearing them her eczema had erupted quite badly on her legs.
My eldest daughter also recently used a well known facial wash/moisturiser after reading good reports about what it could do to help teenage skin, she woke up with blisters on her face.
So many irritations, allergies i believe are caused by using chemical laden products in the home, environment and on ourselves, we do all really need to stop and start thinking for ourselves.

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Journey to a Healthier Life.

Its a Journey
Its a Journey

To live healthily you need to look at various areas of your lifestyle not just one, but focusing on one part at a time is  a good way to start. The areas to look at are

1.  Reduce the chemicals you use in your home, on yourselves and in your local environment.  You want to give your body and the environment the best possible chance of staying healthy in a World where  both are being abused by modern lifestyles.

2.  Eat a healthy diet which gives Your body the nutrients it needs to function properly and aid our immune systems to deal with any problems it has to. So much of our food is lacking nutrients because of the intensive farming methods, poor soil, hormones and antibiotics used in meat production, pesticides used on crops for higher yields, the distance our food travels before we get it on our plates, the storage conditions and preservatives used and then when we finally get the food in our homes it is heated and cooked which also destroys nutrients in most cases. It’s just crazy, add that to all the hidden sugar and salt in processed foods it’s no wonder more and more people are getting illnesses and diseases.

3.  Do regular Exercise, find something that you enjoy and do it regularly. It has so many benefits.

4.  Look after your Mental well-being by doing things that make you feel good, modern life can be so stressful that it can feel like you have no time for you but it is so important to make that time, whether its a hobby you enjoy, a regular pamper session in the bathroom with the door locked, meditation time or time out to reconnect with nature.

5.  Making the best use of any outdoor space you have to grow your own vegetables as well as flowers.  Treat your garden as another room in your house and decorate it accordingly.

6.  Personal development should be a continual process. Every day try to be a bit better in some way to the previous day.  Educate yourself with books, online resources and make sure you learn from mistakes made.  I personally used to hate making mistakes and that would stop me from trying new things but that has all changed. Much better to have tried and failed and learnt than not have tried at all.

7.  Inspiration and motivation  is also important. Find your  favourite authors, gurus who help you through those days when self-doubt pops up or you are lacking oomph,  sometimes it’s also just best to go with the feelings, allow yourself time to feel and then move on again. Some days it’s just best to be kind to yourself.

8.  It’s important to Goal Plan and make a road map of how you are going to achieve your goals . Writing them down is such a  powerful way to reinforce them and also  helps keep you focused.  It gives you stepping stones towards your bigger goals and its always good to reward yourself when you reach a stepping stone. Set your intention and then take Action which leads to Results.

As you can see it’s really a lifestyle change but can be done step by step.