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

*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*

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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Switching to Reusable Sanitary Pads

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

This years Zero Waste Week theme was Reuse. It got me thinking about what reusable products  we could start using instead of throwing away in our household. Continue reading “Switching to Reusable Sanitary Pads”

Reuse & Zero Waste Week

Zero Waste Week

In case you don’t already know this week is Zero Waste Week. This is my 2nd year of joining in and it always gets me thinking about how we can reduce, reuse and also save money. My pledge for this year is to switch from disposable sanitary products to reusable ones. My experiences of this will follow shortly as obviously it’s pretty time sensitive. In the meantime I have been thinking of other products that we could reuse in our household instead of throwing away. Continue reading “Reuse & Zero Waste Week”

Thrifty Periods & Zero Waste Week

I’ll start of this post by saying this is a post about periods, if words like blood and vagina freak you out you then might I suggest you read something else. If however you would like to learn how you can save money on your period every month while also reducing your household waste then read on.

Zero Waste Week

I was inspired to write this post because of the theme for this years Zero Waste Week which is ‘Reuse’. I started to think about products that we use in the house and what we could start reusing instead Continue reading “Thrifty Periods & Zero Waste Week”