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Shampoo and Conditioner Bars from Palm Free Irish Soap

I wanted to try a shampoo bar for a while as I hate buying plastic but I was worried that they might not work for me. I have hard water and my hair is probably best described as wild. It is quite long (down to my bum), is thick and wavy and is uncoloured. I’m […]

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Growing Pumpkins

Moving from Dublin city to the countryside to start a more sustainable life as well as an animal sanctuary has been an adventure and one that has been full of challenges. This new series will detail growing your own food, restoring an old house and caring for animals. As we’re almost halfway to pumpkin season […]

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Christmas – Buy Local

Buying from local businesses is something that I have been passionate about for quite a while. The majority of my posts are about small businesses in Ireland and I believe that we have an abundance of amazing and creative companies here. I have put the following list together of companies that I recommend. This post […]

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Air Plants Ireland

In the past I’ve had a terrible relationhip with plants and I contributed to a lot of plant deaths. I wasn’t at all green fingered and to be honest I didn’t really have any interest in plants or gardening. Over the last year, that has changed dramatically, I now grow herbs, talk to my ivy […]

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Bespoke Perfume from Essence D’Immortelle

As regular readers will know, I have a grá for Irish made cruelty free products. It is always a joy to find another small business and my most recent find is bespoke scents from Lady Lavinia Ravenswood of Essence D’Immortelle. Lady Lavinia is the epitome of 1930s glamour and her Instagram account is certainly one […]

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Pure Essential Oil Blend from Emma’s So Naturals

It is no secret that I have long been a fan of Emma’s So Naturals. I first started using Emma’s gorgeous candles in 2014 and have progressed to her soaps, eco shop and now her essential oils. Emma hand crafts all of her products from her home in Louth with a focus on creating vegan […]

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The Burren Perfumery

The Burren Perfumery is today’s small Irish business focus. It is a family run company based in Clare. They make organic skincare and perfumes as well as candles and teas. The Burren Perfumery also hosts a gorgeous tearoom which I fully intend on visiting in a post pandemic world. I was first introduced to The […]

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Pomander from Emma’s So Naturals

We are very fortunate in Ireland to have an abundance of fantastic small local business sharing their beautiful creativity and handmade products with us. Emma’s So Naturals is a great example of this. I have been a fan of Emma’s So Naturals for six or seven years now and her products never disappoint. Emma creates […]

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Cauldron Candles

Continuing with my shopping from small, local businesses series, today I’m focusing on Cauldron Candles.  Lucy from Cauldron Candles produces soy wax melts and candles that are perfectly spooky and goth from her home in Cavan. Her products are perfect for Halloween lovers.  If the Black Parade had an official scent, it would be created […]

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Palm-Free Irish Soap

Soap is an essential item at the moment and although clean hands have always been important, I don’t think soap has ever been as vital. Many soaps, however, are full of palm oil and are tested on animals. As part of my series on local, cruelty-free businesses, today I’m focusing on Palm-Free Irish Soap. Palm-Free […]