How to clean your house plastic free

Here are some tips, tricks and swaps to help keep your house clean without loads of plastic waste

Jul 13, 2022

7 Easy Plastic Free Swaps For your Bathroom

Want to reduce your plastic waste? Here are 7 super easy plastic free swaps for your bathroom.

Jul 08, 2022

Helping you to reduce your plastic footprint

How taking part in the Big Plastic Count really reaffirmed my belief that small changes can make a big difference and how we can help you to reduce your plastic footprint by taking small easy steps

Jun 10, 2022

Mindful Meadow Series: The Final Design

Here is the final bar in this #nomowmay inspired series and it's a beautiful swirly delight! Now I need your help to pick the design that is the best!!

May 30, 2022

Mindful Meadow Series: Third design

And we are back with the third bar in the Mindful Meadow series and it is a super cute bar of soap!

May 22, 2022

Mindful Meadow Series: Design 2

So we are back for design 2 in our Mindful Meadow series - for this soap I went for a hidden flower design.

May 13, 2022

New Soap series: Mindful Meadow Redesign

As it is #nomowmay it is the perfect time to redesign our wildflower inspired soap, Mindful Meadow. I 'm creating 4 different designs and I'm going to need your help to decide which design is best!

May 07, 2022

The Importance of No Mow May

#NoMowMay encourages those of us lucky enough to have a green space of our own to do, well nothing!! They want us to put our lawn mowers away for the whole month of May and let the wildflowers grow!

Apr 30, 2022

5 ideas for Christmas presents that aren't physical things

5 gift ideas that aren't physical things, that may help you support a small business, are kind to the planet and are great as last minute Christmas gifts!

Dec 21, 2021

Eco Friendly Gift Wrap

One of the biggest sources of waste at Christmas is the wrapping. Here I share tips tricks and swaps that mean your presents will still be beautifully wrapped but without all the waste.

Dec 10, 2021

5 Sustainable Stocking Fillers from Small Businesses

5 ethical stocking fillers for £15 or under from sustainable small businesses that have people and the planet at the heart of everything they do.

Dec 04, 2021

Sustainable Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Sustainable Christmas decoration inspiration from Christmas trees, to ceramic trees, paper stars and reusable crackers. Lots of tips and ideas to help you have a more eco friendly Christmas

Nov 26, 2021

How to Make Hair Wax

I thought as we are still in Plastic Free July I would share with you a really easy recipe for hair wax that you can make at home, plastic free.

Jul 23, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 16

Now that I have sorted out my natural colourants the next thing I needed to do was to decide on a design for each of my soaps...

Jul 01, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 15

I thought I would revisit natural colourants and show you the soaps lafter they have cured - have the colours faded or changed at all. And does forcing the soaps through gel really make a difference?

Jun 24, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 14

So this week I tried out a new technique, one that I have really been looking forward to having a go at ever since I first saw a YouTube video of it. It is called the secret feather swirl...

Jun 17, 2021

Is it too Early to be Thinking About Christmas?

So what have I been up to this week? Well strangely enough I have been thinking about Christmas! I know it is way too early, but...

Jun 10, 2021

A Soaping Space Of My Own

I really want to have a dedicated soap making space as up until this point I have been using a small section of the kitchen worktop (basically the size of a large chopping board).

May 27, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 13

After last week when I had some mixed results when it came to testing my natural colourants I am back making a whole kilo of coloured soap. Let's see how it goes...

May 20, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 12

As promised this blog post reports back on how my experiments using natural colours went. Well if I am honest, it has been a little bit mixed!

May 13, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 11

I am pleased to report that I have finally managed to order everything I need to finalise my soap formulations. The next step is to test out the natural colourants...

May 06, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 10

Have I managed to move forward with getting my soaps ready to be safety assessed? Well the honest answer is no! It has taken me a ridiculous amount of time to purchase my ingredients...

Apr 29, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 9

I am now getting to the point where I need to finalise my soap recipes so that I can submit them for safety assessment and this is leading to some serious procrastination.

Apr 22, 2021

Just One of Those Weeks

Sometimes you just have to accept that it has been one of those weeks. I should have recognised it from the start - a migraine spanning the entire weekend.

Apr 15, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 8

This week I thought I would show you my first attempt at videoing my soap making and share how it didn't quite go to plan! At all!

Apr 08, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 7

I thought that this week I would report back on how my soaps have fared at my Mum and Dad's.

Apr 01, 2021

Reflecting on the first month of Small Kindness

It has been just over a month since I launched Small Kindness and what a month it has been! So I thought now would be a good time to reflect on all that has happened and what I have learnt!

Mar 26, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 6

So this week I designed and made a hemp seed oil soap recipe and as this amazing oil is a rich green I decided to try and colour my soaps for the first time too, using organic nettle powder!

Mar 18, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 5

So I have designed my recipes, made them, let them cure and now I get to test them - but what actually does a good bar of soap look like? How am I going to know if I have got it right?

Mar 18, 2021

Why Kindness Matters

Apart from the obvious benefit such a practice would bring to others and the planet, why should you consider including acts of kindness as part of your daily routine?

Mar 18, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 4

I made up enough Lye solution for both batches. But what hadn’t occurred to me was I didn’t have enough containers to weigh the lye for each batch separately. This was my first soaping mistake!

Mar 25, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 3

Luckily before I measured anything out I checked all my oils and to my absolute horror there was something floating in my castor oil!

Mar 25, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 2

Although I am a PhD scientist who worked for 10 years at the bench, I left over 9 years ago to work in Scientific Affairs so I wasn’t thinking enough like a bench scientist whilst designing my soaps.

Mar 25, 2021

Learning to Make Soap: Part 1

I decided that before I went too far down the path of setting up a business selling soap I had better find out if I actually enjoyed making soap...

Mar 25, 2021

Introducing Small Kindness

So I chose to be kind to myself, to put my health first. I chose redundancy. I was heartbroken by how I had been treated. The lack of kindness. But I was determined there was a better way.

Mar 04, 2021