The First Step

Products, as a whole, are a huge part of modern life. They aid in beautifying the body, cleaning the house, and simplifying day to day life. This is no bad thing, and I love a product that makes my life more beautiful, cleaner, or simpler, as much as the next person, but when I look at the ingredients on the bottles, and recognise less than half, I start to feel uncomfortable.

I have always been a believer in following your instincts, and if you can’t identify a huge number of the ingredients within your products, you probably shouldn’t be putting them in or on your body, or cleaning your home with them, where they can be breathed in or ingested through transfer (especially by babies and pets who will be touching floors and sides, and putting hands and paws into their mouths).

As such, I have begun changing our home into a more natural, less chemical space, for me, my husband and my two cocker spaniels to reside in, and hope to change the vast majority of the products I use to be kinder to the environment, and kinder to our bodies. Equally I am attempting to be less wasteful, to adopt the ‘make do and mend’ mentality that is slipping away, and reduce our plastic and rubbish output, both for economic and environmental reasons and benefits.

I hope you will join me on this journey where I begin to look at ways to achieve this more natural way of living, and also to try to lessen the impact our household has on the environment in general.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, and in the mean time, I will continue to start changing my life, a small step at a time, and dragging my husband with me, to begin to make our lives more healthy, less guilty, and more.. naturally homely.


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