Insect Loss

Much has been made of the insect Armageddon news this month - that the massive decline in insect life is overwhelmingly terrible for the world. Conservationists and entomologists have been warning about this for years but perhaps the extent of the decline has been so far unknown. New research, however, has found that three quarters …

ORGANii: Soap & Shower Gel Review

I've been delving deeper into vegan & organic natural skincare recently and on my hunt for ethical, organic products I have come across a really great brand called ORGANii; their range includes shower gels, body wash, soaps, and sun cream, and they are all about natural, organic ingredients - and everything is suitable for vegans! …

Butterfly Confetti: a dangerous trend

It's a very Instagrammable site - releasing beautiful butterflies from boxes at weddings and funerals. But this growing trend is a huge concern to wildlife groups as the non-native species will not be able to breed or survive as their food source is unavailable in this country. It is also illegal to release a non-native …

Wildlife Selfie Code

A wildlife conservation charity called World Animal Protection is asking people to pledge to follow their Wildlife Selfie Code, which aims to educate tourists on how best to interact with wild animals. The growing trend for taking selfies with wild animals is having a devastating effect on the animals captured for photographs and for threatened …

Fegg: the fake egg has finally been created!

I know that egg replacer has been around for ages and it a pretty decent alternative to the real thing in terms of baking, but I never expected that science could replicate the true uniqueness of an actual egg. Science has done just that: there will soon be such a thing as a vegan boiled …

For the Love of Quinoa – Indigo Herbs Review

After a week of unhealthy dinners it has been an inspiration to receive three huge packs of quinoa from the kind souls at Indigo Herbs, who asked me to review a few of their products on my blog. Indigo Herbs are a family-owned business based in the alternative town of Glastonbury in Somerset, selling an vast range …

Autumn skin and hair care

1st of September and the weather changes and I need to dig out my scarves and winter boots. Rain, wind, and it's all got a bit gloomy. As seasons change, I find different skin products assemble themselves in my cupboards and I need something more substantial to get through the cold, dark months. This is …