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Meet the mimikaki: an ear wax cleaner from Japan to clean your ears without polluting the earth! “Mimikaki” literally means ear stick. This is a highly cultural practice in Japan. While cleaning your ears is kind of a personal thing for many of us, in Japan cleaning another’s ears is considered an act of affection or sign of intimacy. A husband lying down with his head on his wife’s lap having his ears cleaned is an image of domestic bliss in Japan. Asians have used ear picks for many years and they still use them to this day.

I’m going to show you why and how to make your homemade DIY lip balm. A very quick to make balm, customisable to your wishes, requiring a very limited number of ingredients. 100% natural, organic and vegan! In short, you will see, there are only good reasons to opt for homemade DIY lip balms!

A zerowaste natural way to end your day Why buy makeup remover with ingredients you can’t even pronounce and are harmful to your skin when you can make your own natural one? Exactly, there is no reason not to! In addition to store bought removers, you know precisely what you put on your skin, and instead of buying new bottles every time which creates a lot of waste, you can…

Perfumes smell nice, but are they healthy for you? More than 1200 scent chemicals currently used in perfumes are marked as potential or known “worrying chemicals” (WVE 2018 report). Of those, 7 are carcinogens, 15 are chemicals that should not be used in cosmetics in the EU and others are listed in various international warning lists. Endocrine disruptors, which mimic human hormones, are particularly worrying because they can have effects…

Saponin, the 100% natural detergent Soap nuts, also known as soap berries, is a fruit produced by small trees; the most common is the Sapindus mukorossi tree. When the fruit of the tree is ripe, the nuts are picked, then the seeds are removed and the shells are dried in the sun. The skin of the fruit contains a natural soap called saponin that can be used to make cleaning…

Barbers were the dentists of medieval times We all brush our teeth. From a young age we have learned to take care of our denture, because we only get one for a lifetime. Only 50 years ago, people assumed to loose their teeth at some point, the dental care provided today was non existent. Today 50 percent of all children reach the age of 10 without having any cavities, and…

Safe blades for the closest shave you’ll ever get When i first heard of safety razors, the first thing i did was check YouTube to see how it worked. It looked a bit scary, so i needed to understand the object to solve the mystery of the sharp blades. Note for you guys: don’t repeat my mistake. People have managed to overdramatised about this fabulous shaving tool, which didn’t give…

The environmental cost of single use coffee pods Did you know that globally, 59 billion coffee capsules have been produced in 2018? And over 95% are still plastic and aluminium. Which means that is 56.05 billion capsules that year alone went to landfill or nature. All these pods will sit there for up to 500 years, as neither plastic nor metal is biodegradable where they’ll disintegrate into microplastics. But it’s…

Less waste, more value for your soil As we all know, coffee is one of the most popular drinks globally. However, it comes with a lot of food waste. A 2016 Planet Ark study found that in Sydney alone, almost 2800 tonnes of coffee grounds are being sent to landfill. What i do with my coffee left overs? Compost it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgdeu39N_Pw Coffee grounds is an excellent soil improver, for both the…