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Zero Waste Shampoos - tried and tested

Posted by Triin de Speville on

Shampoo bars have been one of my favourite things to experiment with in the past couple of months. Seeing less plastic bottles in my bathroom has been motivating and I have to say that so far I have learnt that not only do shampoo bars take very little space, they can also last a lot longer compared to liquid shampoos.  If you're looking to create some space in your bathroom and be part of the circular economy, I'd definitely recommend trying some of these out. I’ve listed below the ones that I’ve tried and tested and hopefully help you in...

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Introducing Beauty Kubes: interview with Emma Heywood, the founder

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We are very happy to introduce Beauty Kubes to Set Me Free zero waste online store. We've asked a few questions below from the founder Emma Heywood to find out better what was the inspiration on creating these products and why we should be converting to Beauty Kubes. What made you start Beauty Kubes and who are behind it? My name is Emma Heywood and I am the owner of a company called Eve of St Agnes, and I have been making natural skincare and scented candles since 2011. In 2017 I became conscious of the sheer volume of plastic...

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Introducing an exciting brand to our store - say hi to Marley's Monsters!

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Set Me Free is very happy to be able to supply products from Marley's Monsters, a company that has been founded by a fellow mother as well. Whilst the stock is due to arrive, we would like to introduce you to the founder and background of this wonderful brand that helps mothers cut down on disposable waste in a fun way. Sarah, Marley's mom, started Marley's Monsters while on maternity leave from her career as an interior designer, waiting for the arrival of her first baby girl in January of 2013. Sarah always had a passion for making anything and everything,...

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Inspiration for Zero Waste July: Rachel Vosper's candle refills

Posted by Triin de Speville on

For some it's dry January, for others it's zero waste July. Or why not both? We have found the most indulgent thing to do in London to get you in the spirit of zero waste July. As a mother I know how important it is to take some time for oneself and simply relax. Preferably with a book, in the bath with a glass of bubbly and most definitely a beautifully scented candle. It does not happen often. Not at all. Rachel Vosper's studio in Belgravia gives you the option to create a candle inside an object of your choice. It...

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5 tips for becoming a zero waste mama

Posted by Triin de Speville on

Becoming a mother in itself is quite overwhelming. Combine this with zero waste lifestyle and the prospects of this new life change can be even more daunting. Don't stress. It's the same approach as changing your life towards zero waste - you can do it step by step, without feeling guilty if your waste doesn't fit into a jam jar. Even by stopping to use plastic bottles, an individual has had a huge impact to improving plastic pollution. As I am expecting my second child in a few months time, adopting a zero waste lifestyle to raising a little baby...

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