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Green Your Kitchen for Earth Day and Earth Week!

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  It’s Earth Day today, not to mention Earth Week, and the best way to honour this time is to be especially mindful of our impact on the environment. When we use less chemicals, we are being gentler to ourselves and the environment. Check out our top 10 picks for green kitchen ware, cleaning tools and supplies. Happy Earth Day and Earth Week! 1. ScanWood Salad Set from Le Bono…

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What you need to know about essential oils

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We recently got together with certified aromatherapist Kuan Nee See of havaroma to find out what makes an essential oil the real deal. Kuan Nee answered our questions and helped us demystify the subject of essential oils. 1. How are essential oils “made”?  Essential oils are “made” by the plants themselves! They are the scientists, harvesting the energy and light from the sun, thus creating these essential oils. 2. How…

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Where to start when you want to cut your toxic load

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We are surrounded by chemicals in our immediate environment. Be it toiletries, home cleaning products, insecticide, plastic containers, flame retardants on our furniture and furnishings, even in the upholstery in our homes, cars and offices, our cookware, and toys for our pets and children. The list goes on, it is everywhere. So where do we draw the line when it comes to health and safety for ourselves and our loved ones,…

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Organic F&B outlets to visit this month

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It’s Organic October, and there are various ways to cut your toxic load this month. One way is by visiting restaurants serving organic produce, and there are several located around Singapore, especially in the city centre.

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How safe is your nail polish?

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Many of us enjoy and even look forward to that manicure appointment. Adding a dash of style to our nails is always fun and exciting. However, it is important to note that it can come at a cost. The odour you are exposed to in nail salons is not only strong, but also rather toxic.

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Caring for your pet the natural way

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With many people veering towards sustainable and ethical living, we too are becoming more open towards choosing greener, more eco-friendly options for ourselves, but our pets deserve the same care too. Here are some ways we can keep them healthier and happier.

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What “organic”, “natural” and other claims really mean

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“Organic” and “natural” are among various labels available on the market, and are highly sought after as consumers presume an underlying promise of better results for all skin types. But as is commonplace with the personal care and cosmetics industry, these words are not well understood.