Clean beauty

340px-Gwyneth_Paltrow_avp_Iron_Man_3_ParisWhether you've been gooped a long time ago, or the idea of cleaning up your beauty bag has come to you recently, this is for you. I believe that making changes in our beauty/wellness routines, eating and cooking style as well as voting with our purchases matter. When I started my website in 2007, I wanted it to be a resource for more natural alternatives and information otherwise scattered all over the internet. When Gwyneth Paltrow started her website Goop in 2008, I became a subscriber because many of the ideas were close to my philosophy. It has since become a popular resource for all things clean living. Continue reading

Let’s not talk climate change

seaI have just seen Leonardo di Caprio's documentary Before the Flood and it really shows the current state of affairs on our planet - species disappearing, destruction of rainforests, rising sea levels, icebergs melting, political unwillingness, corporate greed, all the horrific things that we often feel so helpless about. But there's a lot of hope and alternatives. Continue reading

GMOs – how to avoid them

protect yourselfI don't know about you but I don't know anyone who wakes up in the morning thinking: "I have such a craving for a pesticide-producing corn this morning, with a special serving of Roundup, the infamous weed killer."

I certainly don’t want to be a guinea pig of big corporations that are threatening the biological diversity, polluting our planet and trying to control the food supply. I want to know what I am eating. We all have the right to know what's in our food and decide what we prefer. If you are not a fan of genetically engineered food and wondering how to avoid it, here are some simple tips and useful information. Continue reading

10 useful kitchen tips

This is a small compilation of creative solutions that I have used in my kitchen. This is a small compilation of creative solutions that I have used in my kitchen. 1. Are you tired of tea strainers that often leave bits of tea leaves swimming in your mug? Try using a folded coffee filter instead. That's what I came up with when I wanted a nice cup of tea without the mess:-) Continue reading