The Good Stuff

Today Ren and I spent the day making natural deodorant to keep you smelling fresh but without putting all those nasty chemicals in your body.

For many years now the both of us have been trying different store bought natural formulas, and so we thought we would give it a go ourselves. This way know exactly what goes in it, and we can customise our own scents using organic essential oils.  

Using natural deodorant is so important as all leading commercial brands are known to include carcinogenic chemicals along with many other nasties. So its time to quit the Sure and Dove and get on the good stuff... 

Know whats in your deodorant:

  • Organic tapioca starch
  • Organic bi carb of soda
  • Organic coconut oil
  • A selection of organic essential oils
  • A dark glass pot with lid
  • Sticky label

Method:

Combine equal amounts of bi carb of soda and tapioca starch, then add coconut oil (warm it up in hot water if it's solid) until you reach a desired consistency. It shouldn't bee too cakey, but slightly runny. Keep in mind that the coconut oil will solidify. Add 10 drops your choice essential oil. Et voila! 

Count down to Christmas - Festive FUN!

This year we have done a little research and picked out some of our best Christmas activities around the UK - some of them we missed this year but are top of our list for next year....! 

Hay Festival Winter Weekend 27th - 29th November - I had an amazing camping trip down here with the Tidal Travellers in the Summer and loved it - its top of my list for next Christmas. 

Winterville - Victoria Park East London 26th November - 23rd December - This is an awesome Christmas market with great food and Stalls for bespoke Christmas gifts. 

South Pole Saloon Brixton London, 23rd November - 20th December - This looks all fun and games the only thing is the queue is always big...  

Tokyo Nights Shoreditch, London -Run by Night Tales this was always going to be good but it does have a similar problem as above in terms of queues. 

Columbia Road Late night Wednesdays in December, London - Enjoy the love of Columbia Roads beautiful shops and restaurants with festive Mulled wine and mince pies - what more could you want on a Wednesday night! 

AND FINALLY BUT PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT - UK FESTIVE SWIM LIST - Wherever you are in the UK make sure you get in that cold water this festive season and enjoy it! Click the link to see all the UKs festive sea swims - see you there!