Category: Zero Waste

Package Free Shopping At Pick N Pay Constantia in Cape Town!

I recently visited the Constantia Pick n Pay in Cape Town after I had heard that they have set up a small package free station in the shop. As I got there, (the shop being sooo big) I looked around and initially could not see it. Immediately my heart sank and I thought “ahh they […]

Parabens: The Dangers Of Cosmetics

‘If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.’ Maybe this does not make sense entirely, because I have some natural soap bars that I am not looking at going, ‘Mmmmm, supper time’ – but you get the point. Our skin is our largest organ and we don’t fully appreciate the transdermal absorbency […]

A Few Health Benefits Of Using A Dehydrator To Make Dried Snacks And Preserve Foods

Dehydration is the world’s oldest way of preserving food but most people are unfamiliar with this type of food preparation and dehydrators are not among the mainstream appliances found in kitchens. There are many good reasons for adding food dehydration to your cooking skills. It can yield great tasting, nutritious food, requires no preservatives, and […]

DIY Zero Waste Creams And Under Arm Deodorant Recipes

Often people get intimidated by people who speak about reducing their waste and living a more ‘minimalist lifestyle’. What you must understand though, is that all it takes is a very small change to start, you don’t have to be implementing and worrying about reducing every tiny bit of waste in your life, initially. It […]

A Look At Puresimple’s Handmade Natural Soaps That Double As Shampoo Bars

Recently I posted a short video of some of the cosmetic things (like face cream and under arm deodorant) that I make myself. Something else that I always wanted to make myself, was soap, and shampoo, but making soap with a texture similar to conventional soap is not so simple. Luckily I stumbled upon Puresimple’s […]

Making Your Own Toiletries, The Minimal Lifestyle

Often people get intimidated by people who speak about reducing their waste and living a more ‘minimalist lifestyle’. What you must understand though, is that all it takes is a very small change to start, you don’t have to be implementing and worrying about reducing every tiny bit of waste in your life, initially. It […]

Cape Town’s Very Own Plastic Free Shop, Shop Zero!

I decided to check out Shop Zero, situated in WoodStock on Albert Road in Cape Town. They sell natural creams, toothpaste, many different food items, even protein powder(!) and much more, but the great thing about this shop is that it’s ‘plastic free’! They don’t sell any plastic bags or containers. You simply bring your own reusable […]