Wednesday, 18 May 2011

An Excellent Way to a Carbon Neutral Blog

So I came across this seed on SeededBuzz entitled 1 Blog, 1 Tree which led me to the Krafty Kitten blog and the blog post One Blog, One Tree - Writing My Way to Carbon Neutrality.  As an individual who is always looking for different ways towards carbon neutrality, I had to check this out.  On top of giving people great ideas to bringing their own bit of greenery into their world, even when they live in the city, this blog linked to the One Blog, One Tree movement.  I'm pretty sure this is a German site, which wouldn't surprise me as the German's have been more eco-friendly than the rest of us for quite some time now.  I remember going to Germany in the 80's when I was a kid and wanting to move there because they had so many different recycling bins and you weren't allowed to hurt trees and things.  This was wonderful in my eyes.  It still is. 

Anyhoo, what this site asks of you is to write a blog post about the Mach's GrĂ¼n initiative and email them the link.  After this they shall plant a tree in honour of your blog in the Plumas National Forest.  How cool is that!?!?!  And totally simple to do as well.  

Thanks to this great blog post, I discovered other seeders including a fellow Cooper who runs a Carbon Neutral Blog which is great and you should totally check out.  I also found another wicked little blog with plenty of excellent information and a brilliant design called Big Green Head.  Other blog posts discussing the same topic but in their own unique way include articles entitled The Path Towards Reducing Your Carbon Footprint, Eco Friendly Blog and Beyond and Happy Earth Day.  

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Miracle Product - Say Goodbye to Paint and Red Wine Spills with METHOD Daily Shower Spray

A while back when doing my online shopping I was looking for METHOD products for my home.  I absolutely love their products, they are both environmentally friendly and not tested on animals either.  This was when I came across the Daily Shower spray, I'd never tried before so figured I'd give it a go.

I'm not even sure what it was that made me grab my shower spray to clean something else but something did and I realised it was good for cleaning as well as shining up the shower.  On the METHOD website they state that although it keeps your shower all spangly and shiney when it is sprayed on an already clean shower, it is not a miracle worker.  I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that yes, this is great in the shower, but it also IS a miracle worker!

One Saturday morning I was looking after my niece, we had been painting a Toy Story mug I had got her for Christmas.  Somehow, as accidents always happen when paint is involved, she spilt one of the little pots of blue pain on my cream carpet.  Argh, I hear you say.  I grabbed my METHOD Daily Shower spray to spray on the newly blue carpet, sprayed the stained carpet and like magic, the blue disappeared!  This stuff is seriously amazing.  I'm not sure if it's the Ylang Ylang that does it but I've certainly never seen anything like it before, especially not from a purely natural product.  

I was telling my friends about this one evening whilst we were drinking wine and my clutzy little darling of a friend Rachel spilt red wine all over her jeans.  Straight away I grabbed my shower spray, sprayed her jeans and like magic, the stain had disappeared!  You honestly have to see this to believe it and my friends were totally amazed with the results.  This stuff really is absolutely brilliant!  And not only do their products work incredibly well, they have the most awesome packaging ever.  And at £3 for a large spray, you can't really go wrong with the stuff! :)

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Acai Berry - Helps You Lose Weight Naturally AND Is Good For You!

Chances are you've probably heard about the wonders of the super fruit the Acai Berry.  I've been thinking of trying this out for quite some time now, mainly due to the constant news I always here about it giving you countless energy whilst promoting better sleep.  Due to the fact that it is packed with antioxidants it is gives you increased immunity against infection and clears the complexion.

The thing however that it is most renound for however is its ability to burn fat and aid weight loss in a quick yet healthy fashion.  This has been further testified by the magazine Women's Health, a magazine that constantly looks into healthy ways for you to lose weight and keep fit!  It was this article that finally got me to decide to give it a try.  It promotes a free trial of Acai Berry with further discount on the the postage.  I only found out about this yesterday and have ordered my supply.  Unfortunately the trial offer ends today however if you are quick and click on THIS LINK and in the part where it asks for a coupon code type in ACAI.  Once you have added this coupon your total amount shall be £2.95, what more could you ask for.  Get clicking and get your Acai Berry as well as Hoodia (appetite suppressant) free trial today!

I shall be reporting on my thoughts of this later on next week.  :)

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Are The Products You Use Bad For You!?!

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of being in a supermarket with me shall know how much of a pain in the arse I can be when it comes to making my point clear when it comes to buying eco-friendly products that don't test on animals.  I can't say it's something I will ever apologise for.  Yes it might sound like moaning to some however my nagging is done with good intention.  I don't see why horrific companies such as Proctor and Gamble and Unilever should get away with the lies that they tell consumers in their vulgar attempt to make their products appear environmentally friendly and good for your babies skin and all that crap!

Well crap is pretty much all it is.  Now I would love to say that they are trying to do their best with their "attempts" at being environmentally friendly but that is just not the case.  Products such as Fairy, Ariel, Dash, Herbal Essences, Crest, Febreze, Head and Shoulders, Gillette and so much more contain numerous chemicals that are not good for you whatsoever.  Their whole eco-friendly thing is a complete farce!  I won't go into all of that here however if you want to read more on subject you can read an article that I wrote regarding Global Warming and Big Corporations HERE.  They are also absolutely shocking when it comes to animal cruelty.

Yes you might argue that animal research is needed when it comes to medical research.  Personally I don't agree with this statement, animals are animals and people are not.  Our bodies are a completely different make up so to me it just doesn't make any sense.  Anyhoo, getting off track...what I find completely vile and disgusting is the cosmetics companies that use animal research.  They will blind and burn bunnies and mice and rats, and more importantly...BEAGLES...just for the self vanity of the human race!  I find it a vulgar and disgusting practice and I want to expose these cruel companies for just what they are.  The best part is, some of the worst companies are some of the largest.  For example, Loreal!  Many people don't actually realise that  they are buying animal tested products due to the "glamourous" advertising campaigns these products get.

So here's what I suggest, maybe it's time you took a closer look at all the products you use on a daily basis, make-up, moisturiser, cleaning products and anything else that you think might be tested on animals and see if they actually are.  Make a list of them and then one by one, say when they run or something, but a non-animal tested product in its place.  The perfectly simple way to progress to a Animal Happy House!!! :)

I'm away to start reviewing eco-friendly/animal friendly/people friendly products on this blog and link you to sites where you can purchase them for excellent prices.  So yay, come join me and help spread the word and look forward to a greener, happier and healthier future!  You can take a peek at where I'm going to start here...  Morley's Earth Day NEWAYS Hideaway