10 Uses for Leftover Green Tea Leaves

My tea obsession is no secret and pretty well documented. One thing I discovered during Zero Waste Week is I throw a lot of used green tea leaves into the compost. I know some people reuse tea bags and the leaves to make more than one cup but I don’t see the point in that as all of the health benefits from the tea come out in the first boil. I wanted to look into other ways that you can reuse tea leaves.  Continue reading “10 Uses for Leftover Green Tea Leaves”

10 Uses for Leftover Hummus

I have been eyeing up the pot of hummus in our fridge with a sense of doom. This one pot could be my downfall in my Zero Food Waste Week challenge. Once opened it really needs to be consumed within 3 days however the shop bought pots are pretty big so unless you plan to only eat hummus for 3 days there’s a fair chance that you are going to have some leftover. Continue reading “10 Uses for Leftover Hummus”

Zero Waste Week 2016 – Day One

It’s all go today in the Gypsy Soul household; the kiddies are back at school, I’m back to work (without distractions) and it’s also the first day of Zero Waste Week. As you may have seen on my last post this years theme is reducing food waste, something which I believe almost every household is guilty of. The average person throws away over £60 per month of food.  Continue reading “Zero Waste Week 2016 – Day One”

Journey into Zero Waste Beauty

The concept of zero waste is something that I have been interested in for a long time now, right back to my uni days in Wales. However, I find even thinking about the process overwhelming. I mean where do you start?

When you actually start to take note of how much waste your family produces on a daily, weekly and monthly basis I think you’d be shocked by what you saw.

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Earthwise Cloth Pads Review

*Warning this post contains words like muff fluff, periods, fanjo, cloth pads and blood! If you are uncomfortable with that then might I suggest you read something else*

I’m currently in the process of switching from disposable sanitary pads to reusable ones. If you scroll to the bottom of this post you’ll find links to my experiences so far. As I got on so well testing my first reusable night time pad I decided to try some daytime pads as well.

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Lady Days Cloth Pads Review

*Warning this post contains words like muff fluff, periods, fanjo, cloth pads and blood if you are uncomfortable with that then might I suggest you read something else*

If you follow this blog regularly then you will already know that I am currently making the switch from disposable sanitary pads to reusable ones. I started by trialing a few one month to see how I got on. You can read about how that went here. Since then I have been slowing building up my stash.

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Honour Your Flow Reusable Cloth Pads Review

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Cloth Pads

To start off my switching to reusable cloth pads rather than disposable journey I opted to try a night pad first. I thought this would be the best way to trial one without having to wear it out anywhere in case I didn’t get on with it.

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