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Kombucha Basics for Beginners

I’ll admit it - kombucha was something that I never really had much interest in. Given that it’s quite a pricey beverage, it was never something that I was tempted to splurge on. I always thought of it as the drink of the hippies and health freaks and honestly, the thought of a SCOBY floating atop my drink just put me off entirely. Then came the day when I took a dive straight into the unknown and tasted it. The tart, vinegary deliciousness that covered my tastebuds was almost ethereal and after finding out about all the probiotic benefits of this fizzy favourite, I was sold!  Although I enjoy the refreshing taste of kombucha, brewing it was something that I...

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The Spaza Guide to a Green Cleaning Routine

Spring is one of our favourite times of the year and the reasons are obvious! Longer days, warmer weather and a sense of renewal fill the air. It’s also the best time to refresh your home and put the term ‘spring cleaning’ into action.  Before you get all your cleaning supplies out and start wiping down every surface in sight though, it might be worth considering your cleaning routine and looking at ways you could make better choices regarding the health of not only your household, but the environment as well.   From eco-friendly swaps to DIY solutions, we’re here to help you on your way to green cleaning success. Let’s get into it… Ditch the disposables Did you know that...

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Conscious Cleaning #01 | How to clean a burnt pot

To be conscious means to be aware of one's surroundings and to have knowledge of what you are doing. Another important element of consciousness is to slow down and to be mindful of the process. With our Conscious Cleaning blog post series, we will empower you to tackle the most troublesome problems in your home with some easy eco-friendly solutions - allowing you to slow down and leave the chemicals at the door. Our first challenge will be cleaning a burnt pot or pan. Let’s be honest - we’ve all burnt a pot. It happens. All it takes is a few moments of distraction for things to go wrong. ‘One festive season I borrowed a stainless steel pot from a...

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