and raw materials for making plastic-free products


Some of the below  will come plastic packaged. As I get huge amounts cream out of one small bag of ingredients so I consider it a worthwhile compromise. It still represents a huge decrease in plastic consumption.

Fatty Acids – Oils, Butters & Waxes

Fossil fuel oil is slippery is very versatile. As well being the base for most plastics and driving our cars ...
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Essential Oils

Essential oils have gone from being an obscure aspect of botany to an all round marketing  ‘good thing’.  Almost every ...
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Natural fabrics explored

The more I sew the more I realise all fabrics are not the same - even if they go under ...
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Which fabric….

In April I am going to be trawling through my wardrobe, ( such as it is). here is some background ...
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Natural Fibres & Bristles

A  guide to natural and biodegradable fibres that are safe to compost and can be  washed without shedding tiny plastic microfibres ...
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Things to consider when choosing glass packaging as oppose to plastic What is glass  Glass is made from sand, soda ...
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Vinegar is great. You can use it for all kinds of things and is almost plastic free to buy. Vinegar is ...
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Bicarbonate Of Soda

This one product can replace hundreds of plastic bottles on your shelves. It does biodegrade. However there are issues about ...
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Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed (Brassica Napus) or rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapaseed is the bright yellow flowering plant grown in swathes all over ...
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Palm Oil

While I was in Malaysia I got to see some orangutangs. Most of them were in the rehabilitation center which ...
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See how to make all kinds of plastic-free food, clothes makeup and other stuff 

Other basic products that can help you live plastic free and information about them can be found here…. – useful to know tag.




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2 thoughts on “About The Alternatives

  1. Re : sun lotions : Micro fine Titanium dioxide for so called sun blockers – imagine what effect on your skin Titanium has.
    Best to use pure sheabutter. I have been using it for decades, is available, pure, and has 4 (four) different Vitamins E (Alpha, Beta, Gama, Delta Tocopheryls) plus Vitamin K protects your skin like noone else does. We get it straight from the growers in natural form.

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