Happy New Year Everyone! I’m excited to see what 2017 will bring.
My New Year’s resolution is to share even more money-saving, frugal, minimalist and zero waste tips with you. Over the past 4 years that have been my foray into this ‘alternative’ lifestyle, we have accumulated over £30,000 by selling our excess possessions, online earning opportunities and matched betting. We have learnt to save money in a myriad of ways, including swapping from supermarkets to local shops and the environment has benefited too, as we have ditched excess packaging at the same time. We cook from scratch almost every meal time, buy second hand items and have learnt how to use coupons and apps to our advantage. I have lots more exciting things to share with you this year, but for today – here is one small thing that has made a big difference to the dry skin during wintertime in our household.
I’d like to share a recent discovery in T.K. Maxx (but also available on Amazon here).
Bee Bar Lotion – it is completely natural, smells divine and comes in this great re-usable tin. Inside it’s the cutest hexagonal block, wrapped only in greaseproof paper. I grabbed them when I saw them, at only £9.99 each in T.K. Maxx they were comparable with Lush’s massage bars which I normally use as they are completely packaging free. They are made by an American Brand (which I’d never heard of being here in the UK) called Honey House Naturals. It appears they will ship outside of the USA, but can only advise of the shipping and customs taxes at the time of dispatch.
They are utterly portable, great for travel, no chemical nasties and last around 2-3 months.
Do share any great products you have found, as sometimes it’s very hard to come by good zero waste items.