cosmetics

Decorative soaps in a basket

What can we do with our un-green cosmetics?

Sunday, 14 August 2011

I've got a stash of un-eco-friendly soaps and bath bubbles given to me as a gift. Should I use them or give them away? It's a sticky issue.

Rows of soaps and bath fizzes in a store

More tips for choosing eco-friendly cosmetics

Sunday, 14 August 2011

As we work on our petroleum-based cosmetics challenge, it’s good to see if there’s any useful tips we can get from our previous challenges. Let's look at packaging, buying in bulk, and multi-purpose products.

Manly cosmetics

Sunday, 7 August 2011

My last few posts have been on the girly side: makeup and body scrubs and essential oils. That doesn’t mean you fellas are off the hook though - I know you’re using a few bathroom products too!

My ingredients

Putting DIY bath products to the test

Friday, 5 August 2011

Today I tried out a few homemade body care ideas. After a few false starts, it turned out pretty well. I’d love to hear more tried and true ideas from our readers - let us know if you’ve got a favourite DIY makeup or bath recipe.

Woman reading the back of a shampoo bottle

Where to find eco-friendly cosmetics

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Did you find as many petroleum-based cosmetics in your bathroom as I did? If so, here's how to find some eco-friendly replacements.

A row of lipsticks

How much petroleum is hiding in your cosmetics? Let’s find out.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Take a look at the labels on your cosmetics - do they have byproducts of the petrol-making process in there? Our challenge this month is to ditch those and find some eco-friendly and healthy replacements.

Multi-purpose in the bathroom

Friday, 16 July 2010

How are you going with your multi-purpose product challenge? This week I'm tackling the bathroom and looking for ways to reduce clutter by removing single-use products.

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