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Category: Plastic Free Living

How to make your own facial pads.

We have recently finished Plastic Free July, and one of the items I had to give up (due to it being packaged in plastic), was Cotton wool facial pads.

So I worked out ‘How to make your own facial pads’! Baring in mind I’m one of those people that see’s something and thinks, ‘Yeah I can make that’ – these are not perfect, but they work!

Did I buy plastic during Plastic Free July?


We’ve now come to the end of Plastic Free July, and if I’m completely honest – I’m sorry to say it was harder than I thought.

I’m so pleased that we decided to take up this challenge, it’s been so eye opening as to how much plastic we use in our day to day lives – It’s literally everywhere!

So the question is, did I make the whole of July without buying any plastic?

Plastic Free July – Can I do it, and why do I want to?

Well the title says it all really –

But for those of you who aren’t familiar with ‘Plastic Free July’, it’s a movement that was born in Western Australia. It started in 2011 to raise awareness of the amount of plastic we use, and to encourage people to forgo single use plastics for the month of July – Plastic Free July is now world-wide, and looks to be picking up speed every year.

An Interview to inspire Plastic free living – Tammy Logan

Recently I wrote a post about how I was thinking of doing the Plastic Free July challenge, and the reasons as to why I felt this was important. I’ve been an avid reader to a group of ‘Plastic Free’ blogs for a few months now, and I’ve admired everyone of the women that have taken on this lifestyle. My go to blog of choice though was Gippsland Unwrapped, as the author Tammy is a mother too, so I felt like I could relate to her journey.

I contacted Tammy and asked if she’d be willing to do an Interview, and she graciously accepted.

Living Plastic free – Why should we do it?

Photo credit – Plastic Pollution Coalition

OK, so living Plastic free sounds like a massive undertaking, so why should we even consider it?

Plastic came on the market in the early 20th century, developed because the use of animal products was endangering species – horn, ivory and tortoiseshell amongst others.